Dr. Andrew Newberg’s research on the physical changes to one’s brain during a spiritual retreat was recently featured in the Washington Post.
Andrew Newberg, M.D., Director of Research in the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health conducted a study that suggests retreats can alter the brain’s feel-good chemical systems, dopamine and serotonin.
The health benefits of exercise are no secret. Getting enough exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, can help prevent cardiovascular disease and improves sleep habits. But many people may not realize that appropriate exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, progressive neurologic disease that affects movement.