Reprogramming Inflammation with Meditation

Chronic, low-level inflammation is essential to deadly, debilitating disease. Any tool that effectively decreases inflammation is one worth investigating. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that meditation may impact inflammation- causing genes. They compared the effects of intense mindfulness meditation by expert practitioners with quiet activity performed by novice participants. The study revealed that the genes of the meditators were changed, better regulated, and showed decreased levels of genes predisposed to inflammation. This discovery points to meditation’s positive impact on stress recovery, shifts in genes that are usually targeted by pharmaceuticals, and, for the first time, the slowed production of inflammation–producing proteins.

Read the full article here: Reprogramming Inflammation with Meditation – Dr Weil’s Daily Health Tips – Natural Health Information