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Stress Effects and Mindfulness Meditation

Stress Effects and Mindfulness Meditation

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Every year since 2005, Gallup has surveyed over 150,000 people about their levels of positive and negative feelings. Last year the level of stress experienced across the world matched 2017 which Gallup named the “darkest year for humanity in more than a decade.” Fifty-five percent of Americans said they experience stress “a lot of the...

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Extending Your Health Span: Telomeres and Telomerase

Extending Your Health Span: Telomeres and Telomerase

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Blog | 3 comments

In 2009, Elizabeth Blackburn was one of three individuals who received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the function of telomeres and for determining the enzyme that maintains these structures. Function of telomeres Telomeres are the ends of chromosomes, something like the plastic on the end of your shoelaces, Blackburn explained in a TEDx presentation....

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The Heart-Brain Connection: New Findings on Stress and Heart Attack

The Heart-Brain Connection:  New Findings on Stress and Heart Attack

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

How does stress affect the body? Newly published research may provide clues to the impact of emotional stress on different parts of the body. In their study, the researchers wanted to learn if there was a connection between a specific part of the brain, called the amygdala, and cardiovascular health. The Amygdala There are actually two amygdalae, one on...

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