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Your Brain and Your Immune System

There has been a groundbreaking finding thanks to University of Virginia’s School of Medicine that could have significant implications on our understanding of how the brain and immune system interact. This will enable scientists to target the immune system for the benefit of the brain. "When people overcome limited emotional states that keep them connected to past experiences, break out of redundant habits and automatic programs, and change certain self-destructive hardwired attitudes and beliefs—the cells of their immune system are busy upregulating new genes." Dr. Joe Dispenza. Thank you for your research on human behavior and the neuro science of the brain. Below is an interesting article from Joe Dispenza. If you feel like you need help dealing with emotional issues here is a complementary link for a phone call with me.


In a stunning discovery made by the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine, researchers have overturned decades of textbook teaching by determining that there is a direct correlation between the brain and the immune system. For years scientists have been trying to correlate the relationship between the two, yet they lacked the evidence to show how our thoughts and feelings (our neurochemistry) could affect our overall health.


What this correlation hopes to uncover is the understanding of how inflammation begins to create—and sometimes is responsible for—certain diseases. For instance, with conditions such as Alzheimer's, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and autism, when the immune system is suppressed and inflammation goes up, one of two outcomes can occur: either a new disease is activated in the body or the symptoms of an existing disease are exacerbated. Why? Because when we’re living by the hormones of stress for extended periods of time, inflammation increases and thus, the function of our immune system becomes compromised. “It’s crazy, but maybe we are just multicellular battlefields for two ancient forces: pathogens and the immune system. Part of our personality may actually be dictated by the immune system,” said Jonathan Kipnis, chair of UVA’s Department of Neuroscience. This exciting new breakthrough in science could explain why scientists are seeing so many amazing healings in Joe Dispenza's workshops. "When our students move into elevated states of being during meditation, by embracing feelings like love, joy, or gratitude, these emotions drive new modes of thinking." This in turn creates new brain chemistry, brings our brains back into coherence, and engenders new synaptic connections—which then influence our bodies in very immediate and direct ways. By studying our community’s ability to perform such feats, the independent research that the scientific team and Joe Dispenza have been doing in the last 2 years fully supports this doctrine. When people overcome limited emotional states that keep them connected to past experiences, break out of redundant habits and automatic programs, and change certain self-destructive hardwired attitudes and beliefs—the cells of their immune system are busy upregulating new genes. This means that their thoughts and feelings are signaling cells within the body’s internal defense system to turn on healthy genes to make better proteins—otherwise known as healthy antibodies—as well as a host of other beneficial chemicals to balance and regulate the body. This process in turn reduces inflammation, suppresses tumors, mobilizes enzymes, and so on. So the next time you sit down to create a better life, a healthier body, or a new experience, just remember that your brain and body have never been separate-and that the bridge between the two is your immune system. The cells of your body have always been spying on your brain. So why not use your nervous system—the greatest pharmacist ever—to activate your body’s internal army to create order for you every day? You don’t even need a prescription. P.S More from Dr. Linda, meditation is thousands of years old and it is very exciting that with research like this science is finally catching up to all the incredible healing benefits. If you would like to join me for guided mediation and stretching I would love to invite you every Tuesday Morning at Elks Lodge, details below or Virtual on Zoom. Meditation and stretching with Dr. Linda Berry Enjoy non-denominational meditation practice to decrease stress and make your body feel better. We'll sit in chairs in a circle and enjoy an hour together in person, Covid safe outside on the Magnolia terrace. Social distancing. Masks. Safe. Breath. Let Go. Enjoy. Relax. The 20 minute seated meditation segment changes weekly to highlight topics such as fun, peace, inner wisdom and commitment. (Donations accepted from all participants, however, Elks are free ) Where: Every Tuesday 10AM - 11AM at Elks Lodge 1108 1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael,94901, California, United States

Fun Fact: Since 2012 the number of people practicing meditation has more than tripled since and the number of children meditating has increased more than 800%.

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