In this podcast, I discuss some of the mechanisms by which chronic stress (and rumination) affect health and aging and how meditation can reduce rumination and buffer stress.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (02:41) Eustress such as exercise vs distress such as fear
  • (06:15) Effects of stress on the brain
  • (07:30) Effects of stress on the gut and microbiome
  • (10:21) Stress accelerates biological aging
  • (15:04) Meditation reduces rumination and promotes empathy
  • (19:53) Effects of meditation in the brain
  • (24:28) Meditation slows biological aging and lengthens telomeres

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here.

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