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:

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