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The medicinal benefits of meditation and yoga are now firmly established in scientific literature. One of the latest studies to emerge on the matter comes from Harvard researchers working at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). They determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.


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?