People in the metaphysical community have long known that thoughts are very powerful and affect us, not only on our mental and emotional levels, but also on the physical. Positive thoughts can create positive actions and good health in our bodies. Now science is proving this fact with the discovery of telomeres.
Telomeres are found at the end of our chromosomes and they reflect how we age. Professor Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, along with Dr. Elissa Epel, who received the Nobel Prize for discovering telomeres, explains it like this. "If you think of your chromosomes—which carry genetic material—as shoelaces, telomeres are the little protective tips at the ends. They are made of repeating short sequences of DNA sheathed in special proteins. As we age, these telomeres wear down and no longer protect the chromosomes properly. Cells can't replenish and they malfunction, thus increasing the risk of disease."
In their book The Telomere Effect, credence is given to the positive effect of healthy eating, activity, and most of all, positive thoughts. Sometimes it takes science awhile to catch up with us, the metaphysicians, but the important thing is that they do and ultimately prove what we have known all along.
If you want to know more, here is a link to a national news program that has interviewed these brilliant ladies.
To your health and well-being,