Tuesday, May 22, 2007

What You Think Can Shrink Your Brain

By Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler
Creator of the Ultimate Reality Challenge

New scientific evidence proves that certain thoughts can physically shrink your brain as much as 20 percent!

Dr. S. Lupien of Montreal's prestigious McGill University studied brain scans of 92 people over a period of 15 years. She found the brains of those with negative self-esteem were shrinking away.

Their brains actually became 20% smaller than those who felt good about themselves. These people also performed significantly worse in memory and learning tests.

But Dr. Lupien believes those with a negative mind set could reverse their mental decline. Most of today's neuro-scientists agree.

The brain is no longer thought to be a fixed organ. And the old assumption that brain atrophy is permanent has been reversed. We now know the brain is constantly changing, and can grow all the way into old age.


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