Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 29

Use Prayer, Religious Practices to Stimulate the Brain

Anger, resentment, negative images and thoughts can activate the most primitive part of our brain, the limbic system, while damaging those parts of the brain (the frontal lobe and the anterior cingulate) that are attuned to logic, reason, positive emotions, and compassion. These areas can be activated by prayer and other religious activities. Identified are some ways that …

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Mar 25

Is Religion Good for Your Health?

By Richard Besser | ABC News Blogs   — Faith and medicine frequently intersect. My patients and I often talk about spirituality when we discuss medical issues. For many people, life-and-death decisions are grounded in a belief that a higher being will guide the outcome as much, or more than, the physicians and treatments involved. In addition, a …

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