Author Archive | Neil F. Neimark, M.D

Open Hearts

When we feel loved and supported, our body benefits. We all intuitively know that our emotions and our state of mind influence our physical health. When we are in a state of conflict or anger, we can feel the drain on our body and on our energy level. Conversely, when things are “going well” (our […]

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What is the Relaxation Response?

The Relaxation Response, discovered by the inspirational author and Harvard cardiologist, Herbert Benson, M.D., represents an antidote to stress/ the fight or flight response . The Relaxation Response corresponds to a physical portion of the brain (located in the hypothalamus) which—when triggered—sends out neurochemicals that almost precisely counteract the fight or flight response. The benefits […]

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