Millions of Americans believe in the power of prayer. In fact, a recent poll found that 84% of U.S. adults claim they’d prayed in the past week.
And written evidence of prayer dates back at least 5,000 years.
However, many people believe prayer has no scientific basis.
The Newsmax Health team wanted to identify what is really known about prayer, scientifically speaking.
How does prayer affect the human brain?
And does praying offer people any real benefits — mentally, physically, or emotionally?
To this end, they went out to the scientific and medical community to determine the potential benefits of prayer.
The results were so surprising that they created a free video presentation on the science behind prayer
to share what they found.
This video reveals how prayer actually changes four distinct areas of the human brain
: the frontal lobe, the anterior cingulate, the parietal lobe, and the limbic system.
In fact, the video demonstrates how prayer or other spiritual practices increase activity in certain of these brain regions, while diminishing potentially negative activity in other areas.
It also details how a specific amount of prayer time per day can help prevent memory loss, mental decline, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Plus, it covers 47 scientifically proven benefits of prayer
, including pain relief, reduced risk of death from stroke or heart attack, decreased anxiety or depression, improved immune function, and more.
And last but not least, the video warns of a specific prayer pitfall that can actually cause illness if care is not taken.
This video does not promote any specific religion or spiritual practice, but considers traditional prayers, meditation, focused positive thinking, and attending church or other services.
And it sheds light on a practice that 3 out of 4 Americans engage in on a regular basis — a practice basically ignored by the mainstream media.
According to Travis Davis, Newsmax Health Publisher, “Most people are not aware of the emerging field of neurotheology, the scientific study of the relationship between the brain and spiritual phenomena.
We wanted to help introduce this groundbreaking scientific work to more of the general public.”
: For a limited time, Newsmax Health is making this video on the scientific basis of prayer available at no charge. Go here to view it now.
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