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Well once again, good ole' exercise turns out to be one of the best things for us. In a mega study over thirty years, Cardiff University in the UK found that exercise helped reduce dementia by 60 %. The university did a study of 2235 men aged 45-69. They were carefully examined every 5 years for cognitive decline, heart disease, cancer or early death. If they did 4 out of the 5 following activities, they reduced their risk of dementia by 60%.

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We are listening to Dr. Norman Doidge's book, 'The Brain's Way of Healing'. In it John Pepper proves how vigorous exercise reduced his Parkinson's Disease symptoms to such a degree that some doctors accused him of not having the illness. However, when he injured himself and couldn't exercise, all his symptoms came flooding back. Lots of research has been done with mice in which they create Parkinson's symptoms. When the mice are given an enriched environment and a running wheel, their symptoms subsided.

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the Shaman's Fire

We are listening to Dr. Norman Doidge's book, 'The Brain's Way of Healing'. We are still listening to how a man named John Pepper considerably reduced his Parkinson's symptoms by rapid distance walking and stretching and conscious intent. He showed that by purposefully creating new neural pathways in the brain, he could make his body work much better than just leaving it up to the medication to reduce the harmful side effects of the disease. Healing takes alot of work. One has to really work at it to create a whole new direction, creating health where sickness was.

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