Mindfulness Activities Measurably Fights Disease

If you are uncertain about the value of actively curating your thoughts, a study of breast cancer survivors conducted at Canadian cancer centers should increase your certainty.

The study, led by Dr. Linda E. Carlson, showed participants who regularly practiced mindfulness activities “had longer telomeres, part of the chromosome thought to be important in physical health”.

Mindfulness isn’t goody goody nonsense, it improves health and well-being. The study I’d like to see next is a measure of the bodily effects of habitual stressful thinking.

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