Meditation, awareness, retraining the brain

Taking supplements and other medical interventions is just part of the healing process. In a speech, Dr. Christopher Rex Gloria noted the importance of mindfulness and of challenging the brain, since it commands the body through chemical signals from the nervous system. Better habits start by reeducating the brain. Dr. Gloria cited three proponents of mindfulness whose works have been supported by scientific research. Dr. Herbert Benson, founder of Harvard's Body and Mind Institute, coined the term "relaxation response," the scientific term for meditation. This is the mind's ability to persuade the body to discharge chemicals and brain signals that enable the muscles a...

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