Fetalvero: Benefits of laughing-A A +A
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
HE MADE us laugh a hearty chuckle until our sides ached. Dolphy, as he is fondly called by many, was a joy to watch both on television and the big screen. We all need a good laugh considering our vulnerability, as we confront the vicissitudes in our lives.
Health ranger Mike Adams declared that for every minute of laughter, you produce $10,000 worth of healthy body chemistry. “If you had to go out and actually purchase these refined chemical compounds from laboratories and pharmaceutical companies, you would have to pay at least $10,000 for the very same chemistry that your brain is producing free of charge when you engage in laughter,” Adams propounded in an Internet website.
The value is even higher if I were to believe Adams’ claim that laughter counteracts the negative and destructive consequences of chronic stress. The science field of Psychoneuroimmunology believes that there may be a link between the mind and immune system function.
According to Adams, laughter operates on at least three different levels: The biophysical, the biochemical and the bioenergetic levels.
“Laughter moves lymph fluid around your body simply by the convulsions you experience during process of laughing so it boosts immune system function and helps clean out old, dead waste products from organs and tissues,” Adams explained.
Furthermore, Adams pointed out that laughter increases oxygenation of your body at both the cellular and organ level. “By laughing you intake vast amounts of oxygen in huge gulps and you repeat this process in a sort of temporary hyperventilation session. Oxygen is one of the primary catalysts for biological energy in the human body,” the health ranger added.
What is interesting to note in Adams’ findings is that cancer cells are destroyed in the presence of oxygen.
A study made by heart specialists in the University of Maryland, USA, revealed that 15 minutes of laughter a day is as important for your heart as 30 minutes of exercise three times a week. Laughter Yoga International underscores the benefit of laughter to the heart.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 05, 2012.