Does Meditation Affect Cellular Aging?

Does Meditation Affect Cellular Aging?

Dr. Dean Ornish showed that his plant-based diet, exercise, and stress management intervention could in effect reverse the aging of our DNA. What effect might the stress management component have had?

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Here’s a link to the backgrounder video that presents the original Ornish study: Research Into Reversing Aging ( I’ll cover the comparable effects of diet and exercise in my next video Telomeres – Cap It All Off with Diet.

I have a few videos on using aromatherapy and other modalities to help deal with stress:
• Orange Aromatherapy for Anxiety (
• Lavender for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (
• Improving Mood Through Diet (
• Wake Up and Smell the Saffron (
• Saffron vs. Prozac (

For life extension in general, see:
• Methionine Restriction as a Life Extension Strategy (
• Increased Lifespan from Beans (
• Why Do We Age? (
• Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction (
• Turning the Clock Back 14 Years (

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