Why Meditating Is Better Than Taking Pills1 min read

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Finding peace and stillness within yourself is CRUCIAL to your body’s health. 90% of all diseases and illnesses are either caused or aggravated by stress, and meditation is a great way to restore balance in your body. A shift in consciousness causes a shift in biology, and when you are peaceful and calm during meditation, you release chemicals such as seratonin, oxytocin, and dopamine which help stabilize the immune system. Did you know that meditation is scientifically proven to:

– Overcome stress (University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2003)

– Boost your creativity (ScienceDaily, 2010)

– Improve your sex life and increase your libido (The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2009)

– Cultivate healthy habits that lead to weight loss (Journal Emotion, 2007)

– Improve digestion and lower blood pressure (Harvard Medical School)

– Decrease your risk of heart attack (The Stroke Journal, 2009)

– Help overcome anxiety, depression, anger and confusion (Psychosomatic Medicine,

– Decrease perception of pain and improve cognitive processing (Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2010)

– Increase your focus and attention (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007)

– Increase the size of your most important organ – your brain! (Harvard University Gazette, 2006)

– Reduce risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease (American Heart Association, 2012)

In a day and age where medication is not cheap, and prescription drugs kill 100,000 people each year, it’s time we embrace a cheaper and more natural alternative form of healing into our medical community.

“There is a true biological effect,” said Denninger, director of research at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of Harvard Medical School’s teaching hospitals. “The kinds of things that happen when you meditate do have effects throughout the body, not just in the brain.”

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