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Science Explains How Meditation Impacts Brain Health & Function



How does meditation actually change the function, structure, and health of our brains? Whether you are a skeptic or believer in mindfulness, this episode walks you through how meditation improves brain and mental function. Evolution Hospitality’s Chief Wellness Officer, Dr. Romie, takes you through the latest research studies on the impact of meditation in brain diseases such as depression and memory decline. Meditation also improves how your mind processes information, analytical skills, creativity, and the ability to manage stress.

Show Notes

[02:09] What does meditation do? What types of scientific research on meditation?

[03:10] Scientific data which gives us information on the effects of meditation on the mind.

[03:39] Types of mental health issues and daily problems which meditation can be beneficial in alleviating.

[04:24] Information we see at the Evo Clinic from the scientific data on mediation.

[05:02] Long term meditators slows down aging in your brain matter.

[05:58] DMN Default Mode Network works more effectively when you meditate and meditation turns your DMN on and reduces distractive thoughts throughout your day.

[07:16] The relationship between mindfulness meditation, pain and depression and how meditation increases serotonin in your brain.

[08:51] Areas of your brain which improve your cognitive memory with eight weeks of meditation.

[09:57] Overview of the potential benefits of 20 minutes of meditation a day.

[10:36] Specific benefits of how meditation can help those who are not experiencing memory issues. [12:56] Types of meditation, what types of meditation we use at EVO.

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