From on January 9, 2017

“In her fascinating new book entitled The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer, [Dr. Elizabeth] Blackburn and co-author Dr. Elissa Epel, take us on a journey into the incredible world of our telomeres and telomerase, showing us the role these DNA tips play in the aging process and how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life.

One of the most powerful of these habits being meditation, which Blackburn and Epel’s research has proven to have an astonishing ability to safeguard our telomeres. Their studies have proven that chronic stress, depression, and ruminating negative thinking all act together to eat away at the length of telomeres and take years off a human life span. But through mindfulness and meditation this corrosive effect is shut down, effectively adding years to your life.”

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