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Oamenii de tiin au descoperit adevrul despre rugciune

Echipa NewsMax a vrut s tie adevrul despre rugciune. Poate stiina modern explica cu adevrat rugciunea? Cum rugciunea afecteaz creierul? ac este cazul! ce "eneficii poate oferii #ntr$adevr oamenilor din punct de vedere fizic! mental sau emoional? Cu acest scop! comunitatea medical i tiin%ifice au studiat pentru a #n%elege posi"ililele "eneficiile ale rugciunii. &ezultatele au fost at't de surprinztoare #nc't au creat o prezentare video cu privire la avanta(ele tiin%ifice ale rugciunii i au #mprtit exact ceea ce au gsit. )cest clip video arat cum rugciunea modific de fapt! patru zone diferite ale creierului uman* lo"ul frontal! cortexul cingulat anterior! lo"ul parietal i sistemul lim"ic. e asemenea o perioad de timp de rugciune pe zi poate a(uta la prevenirea pierderilor de memorie! tul"urri mentale i chiar demen% sau )lzheimer. +n plus! rugcinea aduce ,- "eneficii dovedite tiin%ific! inclusiv ameliorarea durerii! reducerea riscului de deces de la atac de cord i scade posi"ilitatea de accident vascular cere"ral! anxietate sau depresie! #m"untete imunitatea! i altele. Potrivit lui .ravis avis! editor al /ealth Newsmax Pu"lisher! video nu promoveaz nici o religie sau practic spiritual! dar arunca o lumina asupra unei practici pe care trei din patru americani o au #n mod regulat $ o practic care #n mare parte este ignorat de mass$media.

'What the Mainstream Media Will Never Tell You About Prayer . . .'

Does prayer really work? an prayer prevent and even reverse disease? an prayer stren!then your brain and prevent mental de"line? an prayer improve your relationships? an prayer in"rease your happiness and su""ess?

Yes, these are truly fascinating questions, but don't look to the mainstream media for answers. In fact, the media routinely avoid this subject, even though statistics show three out of every four Americans pray on a daily or weekly basis. ut with so many people praying regularly, we thought you deserved scientific answers to these and many more questions on prayer. !o today, we're reporting the results of our e"haustive investigation into how praying impacts your brain, and by e"tension, your overall health and happiness. #ello, I'm $ravis %avis, publisher of the &ewsma"'s The Mind #ealth $eport, the newsletter for people who want to'

Improve their memory and mental function . . . (nhance their daily problem)solving ability . . . *revent mental decline, dementia, and Al+heimer's . . . ,ive longer, healthier, and happier lives . . .

$o this end, we sent our Mind #ealth $eport team out to the scientific medical community, to learn the potential benefits of regular prayer practice. And let me be clear. -e're not promoting any specific religion or spiritual practice. ut rather, we wanted to see what neuroscientists learned from their laboratory tests and controlled double)blind medical studies regarding these questions . . . .. %oes prayer work/ 0. -hat impact does prayer have on your brain/ 1. -hat benefits, if any, does prayer offer to your physical, mental, and emotional well)being/

2. And if prayer activity can be scientifically measured, can you improve the practice to achieve even better results/

%rankly& We Were 'oth (urprised and )*"ited by What We %ound . . .


ecause not only can you measure prayer as brain activity, but prayer also has been scientifically proven to help'

3educe stress and lower your blood pressure . . . oost your resistance to illness and disease . . . &eutrali+e harmful negative emotions . . . (nhance your memory and mental function . . . *revent dementia and Al+heimer's disease . . . %ecrease your suffering from pain . . . 4ive you a healthier, longer, and happier life . . .

In fact, it even does far more than this. And today, I'm going to share with you some of what we discovered. ut since our presentation here is limited, I also want you to know that we've prepared two detailed reports for you . . .

These $eports are (o +mportant& We Want You to #ave 'oth o, Them %$))Your ,irst %$)) report 5a 6.7 value8 focuses on the groundbreaking work of %r. Andrew &ewberg, director of the 9yrna rind :enter for Integrative 9edicine at $homas ;efferson <niversity #ospital. %r. &ewberg is one of the founders of the field of =neurotheology= > the scientific study of the relationship between the brain and spiritual phenomena. And, your se"ond %$)) report 5also a 6.7 value8 focuses on the research results of 2? double)blind medical studies on the proven health benefits of prayer. !ome of these benefits include'

+mproved immune ,un"tion 3educed risk of death from heart attack and stroke .ess stress / and in"reased pea"e o, mind 3eduction or elimination of panic attacks, an"iety, and depression $edu"ed impa"t ,rom "hroni" pain A more positive, happy outlook on life

A healthier& lon!er& more ,ul,illed li,e

In just a moment, you'll see how to get %$)) "opies o, both reports. ut first, let me preview some of the ama+ing facts you'll discover in them . . . And let's begin by defining =prayer.= At The Mind #ealth $eport, our goal is to help you achieve better physical, mental, and emotional health through good brain health. !o, for the purposes of our research, we defined =praying= as any mental activity that includes' .. Traditional prayers practiced by people of religious faith, such as making a petition to 4od, or e"pressing gratitude for 4od's goodness. 0. Meditation, or contemplative reflection on a power greater than oneself, which can be 4od, the <niverse, or all ,ife. 1. %o"used positive thinkin!, such as speaking affirmations, setting worthwhile goals, and maintaining positive thoughts and speech. 2. Attendin! a "hur"h or syna!o!ue servi"e and praying and singing with the congregation. @f course, if you're a person who prays regularly, you already know that prayer has brought many positive benefits to your life . . . Yet what you probably don't know > but will discover today > is . . .

The 'rain ("ien"e 'ehind Prayer


;ust keep reading, because you'll discover'

-hat's going on in your brain while you're praying that actually improves your physical and mental health . . . -hat medical researchers have discovered about the act of praying that can actually help you get even better results . . . #ow a specific amount of =prayer time= per day can help prevent memory loss, mental decline, and even dementia and Al+heimer's . . . And, finally, the A. prayer pitfall that can actually make you sick 5this is one of the most important bits of wisdom you'll ever gain8 . . .

$he e"citing news is that science has these answers. And now you'll get them in your valuable%$)) reports . . .

&ow, briefly, before I show you what's in your %$)) reports that will benefit you, listen to what our Mind #ealth $eport readers have said about (tren!then Your 'rain Throu!h the Power o, Prayer . . .

As You an (ee& This $eport/ That You'll 0et %$)) / #as #ad a 1ery )nthusiasti" $esponse . . .
And for good reason. ,et me show you what's in it for you that can make a real difference in your life. ,et's begin with an illustration of the brain. You'll see how prayer and spiritual practices impact the different parts of your brain, and how that, in turn, affects your physical and mental health. &ote the four major areas of the brain' the frontal lobe, the anterior cingulate, the parietal lobe, and the limbic system, which is comprised of several smaller parts. (ach of these areas plays an important role, but according to %r. &ewberg, two of the four parts are much more important to your health and happiness, especially as you age. And the good news is this . . .

Prayer (timulates the Parts o, Your 'rain That #elp 2eep You #ealthy and #appy
Birst, your frontal lobe, which is located just behind your forehead, is activated when you focus your attention, or when you plan, reason, read, or speak. @bviously, this area is e"tremely important, as these are things you do almost every waking hour of every day. ut the danger is that the frontal lobe can shrink with age, and this shrinkage is associated with memory loss, mental decline, and even dementia and Al+heimer's.

-ouldn't it be wonderful to avoid this life)robbing mental decline/ -ell, now you can. You see& prayer stimulates your ,rontal lobe& helps keep it healthy& and prevents a!e3related shrinka!e. $his is one of %r. Andrew &ewberg's most e"citing findings, and he was able to repeat the result, again and again, as he monitored brain waves in the frontal lobe of his subjects as they prayed. #owever, %r. &ewberg discovered that casual praying for just a few minutes per day had no significant impact on the frontal lobe. $o get good results, he observed that his subjects needed to pray for a specific minimum number of minutes per day > or longer. #ow long/ In your %$)) report > (tren!then Your 'rain Throu!h the Power o, Prayer > you'll discover e"actly how many minutes per day you'll need to pray to gain this valuable anti)aging benefit. I'll give you a hint . . . It's more than 7 minutes, but not nearly as long as you'd spend vacuuming the house or washing the car. &e"t, let's move on to the anterior cingulate, the area of the brain that's activated when we feel empathy and compassion for others. $his part of our brain is what distinguishes us from animals. %r. &ewberg calls it our =neurological heart.= And the good news is that prayer a"tivates your anterior "in!ulate& whi"h helps you to ,eel "ompassion ,or others and a lovin! "onne"tion to 0od& or all .i,e. $his, as you'll see in a moment, has many positive health benefits. And please remember, because we're limited by space here, you'll get full details on all of this in your two %$)) reports. And you can claim your two %$)) reports just for trying The Mind #ealth $eport for a few pennies a day. li"k #ere Now to laim Your Two %$)) $eportsAs the #ealth *ublisher for &ewsma" 9edia, I can tell you that The Mind #ealth $eportis one of our most popular newsletters.

And rightfully so, because it shows you how to keep your brain healthy and active, which in turn keeps your body and mind healthy and happy. ut let's continue now and consider two parts of your brain that are sometimes useful, but when unnecessarily activated can actually cause bodily and mental harm. *lus, why you're better off with less activity in these areas of your brain . . . Birst are your parietal lobes, which give you a sense of yourself separate from other people and things in the world. $his area is important for spatial reckoning, physical self)awareness, and ego, but activity here can also give you a feeling of isolation and loneliness. And what's more, brain activity here is not associated with health benefits. Bortunately, %r. &ewberg says the time you spend prayin!& attendin! reli!ious servi"es& and even sin!in! with the "on!re!ation dea"tivates your parietal lobes$his helps you to forget yourself and your problems, and instead to feel love and compassion for others, as well as a closeness to 4od, or all ,ife. $here are many scientifically proven health benefits to this. I'll give you several just ahead, but here's one now . . .

(tudies (how That Prayer an (i!ni,i"antly $edu"e #ow You )*perien"e Pain
$hat's because prayer reduces activity in the parietal lobes, which causes you to have less awareness of yourself and more awareness of others. %o you think that's worthwhile/ Absolutely, and in your%$)) report, (tren!then Your 'rain Throu!h the Power o, Prayer, you'll discover how to enhance this pain)reducing effect.

And let me also say that each month we go out and talk to recogni+ed brain e"perts, then report our findings in The Mind #ealth $eport. As a regular reader, you can count on learning do+ens of valuable tips in the coming year that will significantly improve the quality of your life. After all, nothing is more important than brain health, because your brain affects every part of your body, as well as your feelings, even from one hour to the ne"t. And when you understand how it works, you can control it in ways that dramatically improve your life. ,et's see more . . . Binally, we must consider the limbic system, which frankly can be a real troublemaker. You see, the limbic system includes several parts situated just above your spinal cord. $his is the primitive area of your brain, sometimes called reptilian, because even reptiles have a limbic system. $he limbic system is where negative emotions are produced, such as anger, fear, and resentment, as well as an"iety, depression, and pessimism. !ome of these emotions were necessary for the =fight or flight= response our ancestors needed to survive. ut they have far less value in our modern civili+ed society, especially when you're mature and living a stable life. <nder such circumstances, negative emotions will unnecessarily cause physical and emotional harm. #ow can you reduce these harmful negative emotions/ According to %r. &ewberg, that's easy.

Prayer Turns 4,, Your .imbi" (ystem


In fact, %r. &ewberg says that the more you diminish the activity in your parietal lobes and limbic system, at the same time you increase the activity in your frontal lobe and anterior cingulate > and as a result, you'll be #A**I(3 A&% #(A,$#I(3C $his is the wonderful recipe you'll discover in your %$)) report . . . (tren!then Your 'rain Throu!h the Power o, Prayer .

li"k #ere Now to laim Your 5 %$)) $eports!imply put, prayer and spiritual practices increase activity in the areas of your brain that are most helpful to you, and diminish activity in the areas that are less helpful and even harmful. #ere are just a few of the ama+ing benefits of daily prayer . . .

Increases your ability to feel love and compassion . . . Improves your memory and mental function . . . *revents your frontal lobe from shrinking, which is the cause of memory loss, mental decline, and even Al+heimer's. 3educes stress and negative emotions, so you can feel at peace with yourself and others.

You can almost say that prayer is a kind of =fountain of youth.= And that's why all of us here at The Mind #ealth $eport want you to have a %$)) "opy o, (tren!then Your 'rain Throu!h the Power o, Prayer > just for =auditioning=The Mind #ealth $eport for a few pennies a day. #ere's just some of what you'll discover in your %$)) "opy o, (tren!then Your 'rain Throu!h the Power o, Prayer . . .

$he brain)healthy diet > which foods strengthen your mental function, and which foods do your brain harm/ !imple ways to reduce stress, an"iety, and depression . . . #ow to increase optimism, which in turn improves your immune function and reduces your risk for heart attack and stroke . . . #ow spiritual practices improve mental function and your ability to solve everyday problems . . . #ow many minutes per day 5or more8 you'll need to pray to stimulate your frontal lobe and prevent mental decline . . . !imple steps to take care of your brain to make it wiser and more efficient . . . *lus, %r. &ewberg's step)by)step guide on how to resolve conflicts in relationships without triggering anger or resentment . . .

%oes this sound worthwhile/ -ell, listen to what even more readers of The Mind #ealth $eport have said about it . . .

Mary (. o, Merritt +sland& %la.& sent this email . . .

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onnie '. o, Port Matilda& Pa.& wrote to tell us . . .

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And 4eda '. ,rom 'lue,ield& W.1a.& was thrilled to tell us . . .

I know you're going to be delighted with (tren!then Your 'rain Throu!h the Power o, Prayer, but don't forget . . .

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You'll also receive a %$)) "opy o, The 78 ("ienti,i"ally Proven #ealth 'ene,its o, Prayer, plus the 9: Prayer Pit,all That an Make You (i"k. ,et me show you just a few of the ama+ing benefits of prayer that you'll discover in this report . . . and also warn you about the A. prayer pitfall . . . $he following benefits have been reported in leading medical journals . . . $wo studies showed that praying for a person increases your capacity for forgiveness. And a third showed that forgiveness was associated with better overall health and satisfaction with life. 5Florida State University; Psychological Science8 An analysis of 20 studies involving .07,DDD people found that people who participate in spiritual practices are healthier and live longer. 5Health Psychology8 !everal studies have shown that prayer and other spiritual practices reduce or alleviate depression. 5The American Journal of Psychiatry8 A study at <tah !tate <niversity showed that older people with strong religious beliefs handled stress as well as persons 1D to 2D years younger and did not e"perience an elevation of blood pressure. 5Annals of Behavioral Medicine8

an You +ma!ine 0ettin! 'ene,its .ike These / All Throu!h Daily Prayer?
,et's look at a few more . . . In a study of 0D0 people suffering from chronic pain, researchers found that those who prayed or concentrated on positive thoughts were less affected by the pain and had a more positive outlook on life. 5Journal of Behavioral Medicine8 In a study of E,DDD :alifornians between the ages of 0. and ?7, those who attended weekly religious services reduced the risk of disease and death to the same e"tent as =not smoking or abusing alcohol.= 5International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine8 3esearchers at %uke <niversity tracked nearly 2,DDD people age E7 and older and found 2DF less risk of elevated blood pressure among those who prayed daily and attended religious services weekly. 5International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine8 3esearchers at Yale <niversity !chool of 9edicine studied more than 0,DDD people over age E7 and found that those who attended religious services were less likely to lose their mental faculties or become physically disabled. 5Journal of erontology8 3esearchers at the <niversity of Iowa found that people who make spiritual practices a regular part of their lives boost their resistance to viruses and other infections, which they concluded accounted for their healthier, longer lives. 5Health Psychology8 And by contrast . . . 3esearchers at the #arvard !chool of *ublic #ealth tracked 0G,DDD men between the ages of 20 and ?? for .D years. $hey found those who had no close friends or spiritual practice in their lives had significantly increased risk of death from heart disease. 5American Journal of !"idemiology8 As you can see, this is e"tremely valuable information to have. And remember, you'll get full details on all of these, plus another 1? benefits, in your B3(( copy of . . . &ote that we've barely scratched the surface of the 2? scientifically proven benefits of prayer, but already you can see that prayer and regular spiritual practices will help you live a healthier, happier, and longer life.

(o laim Your Two %$)) $eports& 6ust ,or Tryin! The Mind #ealth $eport ,or a %ew Pennies Per Day And regarding the A. prayer pitfall, let me give you a hint > it involves a kind of la+y thinking, or improperly focused prayer. Your %$)) report e"plains it, and I can guarantee you'll find it one of the most valuable things you'll ever learn . . . because allowing this la+y thinking > or sloppy type of prayer > can actually make you sick.

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