Jodi Suson

Former Barrington athlete, once on dozens of meds, now has ‘contagious passion’ for healthful living

Jodi Suson prides herself on living a toxin-free life, eating only organic whole foods and using personal care and cleaning products that don’t contain chemicals. The Barrington native and former gymnast and bodybuilder is a corporate health and wellness consultant. She started her Palatine-based business, Suson Essentials in 2015 and published told her personal health story in …

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TM Study: Depression

Effects of behavioral stress reduction Transcendental Meditation intervention in persons with HIV Abstract Stress is implicated in the pathogenesis and progression of HIV. The Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a behavioral stress reduction program that incorporates mind–body approach and has demonstrated effectiveness in improving outcomes via stress reduction. We evaluated the feasibility of implementing TM and …

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TM Study: PTSD

Transcendental meditation for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder Objective: Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a mental technique using a mantra to facilitate meditation. TM has a potential for treating symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but its clinical efficacy remains to be clarified. This pilot study evaluated the acceptability, preliminary effectiveness, and neurophysiology of TM for …

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TM Study: Cardiovascular health

Impact of Transcendental Meditation on cardiovascular function at rest and during acute stress in adolescents with high normal blood pressure Abstract Objective: This study examined the impact of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program on cardiovascular (CV) reactivity in adolescents with high normal BP.  Method: Thirty-five adolescents [34 African Americans (AAs), 1 Caucasian American (CA); ages 15–18 years] with resting systolic …

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TM Study: Brain Health

Abstract  Title: Enhanced EEG alpha time-domain phase synchrony during Transcendental Meditation: Implications for cortical integration theory Information transfer and integration in the brain that leads to high-level cognitive processes requires neuronal coordination. High phase synchronization (zero-lag) in fast frequencies is implicated in integrating sensory events. Alpha EEG activity, long regarded as a passive ‘‘idling’’ frequency, …

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