Editor's Note: This is a great article but doesn't go into WHY meditation helps with alzheimers. My belief is that alzheimers (and dementia) are caused by a general level of toxicity in the body. Parasites and worms, which normally live in your gut, start to increase in population as your health declines. Once these parasites and worms start to make their way to the brain, we start using words like dementia and alzheimer's.
Mindfulness is more than good for the soul.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, it can also help prevent those with mild cognitive impairment from developing Alzheimer’s.
The small pilot study explored how meditation can serve as an alternative to drugs in treating those with declining brain function. Meditation, researchers found, can help relieve chronic stress, which has been found to negatively impact the brain and increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s.
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a bill requiring the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct a review into whether the Pentagon experimented with ticks and other blood-sucking insects for use as biological weapons between 1950 and 1975.
If the Inspector General finds that such experiments occurred, then, according to the bill, they must provide the House and Senate Armed Services committees with a report on the scope of the research and "whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design," potentially leading to the spread of diseases such as Lyme.
Have you ever unexpectedly found yourself with a snatch of time in which to steal a nap? You tried to settle into the chair or nook in which you found yourself, closed your eyes, and then . . . you just sat there, drowsy but awake. Despite feeling quite tired, you couldn’t fall asleep, and soon the time was up before you had gotten in so much as a wink. Talk about frustrating! Not only did you not get to nap, you didn’t do anything else either; if you weren’t going to fall asleep, you could have done something productive instead!
- Mark 3:25