Posts Tagged ‘mind-body’

Meditation/Yoga Reverse DNA Response Underlying Stress

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

 

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology reviewed over a decade of studies  analyzing how our genes are affected by different Mind-Body Interventions and and concluded meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don’t simply relax us, they can reverse the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression. Researchers reviewed 18 studies with 846 participants over 11 years and found a pattern of molecular changes that happened in the body as a result of the mind-body interventions.  Those changes benefited the mental and physical health of the participants.

When a person is exposed to a stressful situation, their sympathetic nervous system is triggered  that in turn increases production of af a molecule called nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) that regulates how the genes are expressed. KF-kB translates stress by activating genes to produce protein called cytokines that cause inflammation at the cellular level-a reaction that is useful for short term fight or flight reactions. But if this persists it lead to a higher risk of cancer. accelerated aging, and psychiatric disorders like depression.  Researchers found, however, that people who practice mind-body interventions exhibit the opposite effect-that is, a decrease in production of NF-kB and cytolines, leading to a reversal of the pro-inflammatory gene expression pattern and a reduction in the risk of inflammation-related diseases and conditions.

Researchers said “These activities are leaving what we call a molecular signature in our cells, which reverse the effect that stress or anxiety would have on the body by changing how our genes are expressed. Put simply, MBIs cause the brain to steer our DNA processes along a path which improves our well-being.” “More needs to be done to understand these effects in greater depth, for example how they compare with other healthy interventions like exercise or nutrition. But this is an important foundation to build on to help future researchers explain the benefits of increasingly popular mind-body activities.”

Dr Dean Shrock and Michelle Renee Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

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Did you know love heals? And do you know how to deal with Post Traumatic Stress? Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show, finds out from the guests on this show.

Dr Dean Shrock served as Director of Mind-Body Medicine for a physician management group of 40 cancer patients and wrote two books: Doctors Orders: Go Fishing; and Why Love Heals . He will talk about how love heals. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can also be found at www.HeartFeltIntent.com and www.DeanShrock.com

Michelle Renee and her daughter were kidnapped, held hostage, tied to explosives and then forced to rob the bank where she worked. Shje has overcome Post Traumatic Stress and will tell us about this. She has appeared on many radio and tv programs, received awards, and had her debut book Held Hostage: The True Story of a Mother and Daughter’s Kidnapping premiered on Lifetime last year. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can also be found at www.michelle-renee.com

Enjoy the interview posted below.

Dr Bernie Siegel and Leslie Davenport on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

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Dr Bernie Siegel opened the series on Inspirational Stories of Individuals who used Faith in Healing. The second lead for the series, Dr Harold Koenig, will be interviewed on the next show in this series.

Dr Siegel is internationally know for his work on patient empowerment, Exceptional Cancer Patients and other mind-body medicine concepts. He had written numerous books and given lectures around the world. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can also be found at www.berniesiegelmd.com

The second guest on this show, Leslie Davenport, is a psychotherapist and founding member of the Institute for Health & Healing in California. Her book Healing and Transformation Through Self Guided Imagery has been reviewed in Family Circle and other magazines. More information is available on an earlier blog here and also on www.lesliedavenport.com

Enjoy the interview below.