How Meditation Reduces Cholesterol, Blood Lipids
Cholesterol, widely misunderstood, is a substance that has no calories and therefore, the body cannot get energy from it. Cholesterol has a number of functions – it is used in the body as a glue for cell membranes to stick together, it helps to produce bile acid to help in food digestion, and it also helps in the production of vitamin D and sex hormones.
Cholesterol becomes bad if there is an excess in the body. When there is too much cholesterol the cells no longer take it in, with the extra getting deposited in the blood, causing plaque to form – clogging the blood passages and clogging the arteries.
A stroke can occur when these plaques build up past a certain point, blocking oxygen to the brain. Excess cholesterol causes many problems not mentioned here, including cardiovascular diseases.
So how does meditation drop cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease? It is pretty simple. When a person is stressed, the body releases stress hormones like cortisol that act as free radicals, which are elements in the body that destroy cells. When the cells get hurt, they need cholesterol to patch up the damage.
This process can build huge amounts of cholesterol in the body, leading to the problems described above. Meditation dramatically reduces stress, emptying your mind of negativity, refocusing it into a perfectly calm and serene state. Meditation reprograms your mind on how to deal with stressful situations more efficiently, lessening the release of stress hormones (cortisol) that damage your cells, thereby reducing your body’s need for cholesterol.
Using safe and highly effective sound technology, all EquiSync programs are designed to carefully ease the listener's brainwaves into a state of deep meditation, opening the door to the ancient mind practice's limitless benefits much faster than the traditional route. You can learn more about how it works from the links below:
While we have outlined one basic philosophy / form of meditation in the links below, if you already have a proven meditation technique — then we encourage you to combine & enhance it with our audio technology. EquiSync uses sound to deepen the meditative state no matter your chosen technique.
How can meditation benefit your life? Our highly referenced, highly backlinked "benefit of meditation" articles are known for their in-depth research & inspirational tone. A few good reads are linked below: