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When we think of preventing and/or reducing one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s, exercise, diabetes, depression, diet, and family genetics are the normal factors that come to mind. Could something as seemingly simple as prayer affect one’s risk of developing this dreaded disease?


In the first evidence of a natural intervention triggering stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system, an exciting study, published in Cell Stem Cell determined that periods of fasting for two to four days not only protect against immune system damage — a major side effect of chemotherapy — but also induce immune system regeneration, shifting stem cells from an inactive state to a state of self-renewal.





In the US and many Western countries, people are urged to manage feelings of anger or suffer its ill effects — but new research with participants from the US and Japan suggests that anger may actually be linked with better, not worse, health in certain cultures. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.


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