With nearly half of Americans suffering from some form of heart disease (TIME, Jan. 31, 2019), the pioneering research on heart health and risk factors by Robert H. Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., funded by the National Institutes of Health, offers a compelling alternative.

Dr. Schneider is a physician, scientist, educator, and one of the world’s leading authorities on scientific, natural approaches for heart disease, high blood pressure, stress, and other cardiovascular risk factors. Over the past 30 years, he has directed or co-directed more than $25 million in grant support from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other government agencies for clinical research on mind-body medicine, aging, and cardiovascular disease. The results of these studies have been published in 150 peer-reviewed articles, including those published by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association.

Dr. Schneider summarizes his research in this video

Here’s a short glossary of several medical abbreviations in Dr. Schneider’s talk and charts:

BP: blood pressure
CHD: coronary heart disease
CVD: cardiovascular disease
PMR: progressive muscle relaxation
ST/ST-T Onset: an indicator of reduced blood flow to the heart


Please note: Our intention is to provide general educational information. The information in this article and video is not intended to be personal medical advice, nor should it be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.