As previously noted, cholesterol levels can change when oral steroids are used, even for short periods. Recent research has pointed the finger at cholesterol as being one of the most important steroid related side effects bodybuilders want to avoid. The thickening of the blood (red blood count RBC), artery plaque, high blood pressure, high LDL and low HDL can and will lead to coronary heart disease (CHD) if adequate precautions aren’t taken. It is thus advised; all oral steroids are taken for cycles of 6-8 weeks and no longer. Support supplements are also advised, these include: Curcumin, Citrus Bergamot, Vitamin K2, Omega-3.
By Sogyal Lakar’s logic if he teaches you then he becomes your teacher and you his student and checking is irrelevant. He gives refuge vows instructing students that they must obey him which I just don’t accept to be right for me – its not even optional if you want to participate because it is always just a deeper renewal of faith that he requires of his students. By Sogyal Lakars logic he may believe that if he presides over a practice he is your Vajra Master. We who wrote that letter are not outsiders – i would walk past his compound and hear shrill screams and sounds of violence from time to time along with what i saw directly. It chilled me to the bone and I would ask who it was and find out later and try to talk to see what it was about, especially when it happened to people who were close friends. What goes on that creates such fear and screams?