laughter is nature’s best medicine

Posted: February 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

friends, if it’s not too much, can i borrow some funny witty books i can read or old dvd comedy flicks that you think can crack me up.thanks so much!
 Laughter Activates the Immune System

In Berk’s study, the physiological response produced by belly laughter was opposite of what is seen in classical stress, supporting the conclusion that mirthful laughter is a eustress state — a state that produces healthy or positive emotions.

Research results indicate that, after exposure to humor, there is a general increase in activity within the immune system, including:
An increase in the number and activity level of natural killer cells that attack viral infected cells and some types of cancer and tumor cells.
An increase in activated T cells (T lymphocytes). There are many T cells that await activation. Laughter appears to tell the immune system to “turn it up a notch.”
An increase in the antibody IgA (immunoglobulin A), which fights upper respiratory tract insults and infections.
An increase in gamma interferon, which tells various components of the immune system to “turn on.”
An increase in IgB, the immunoglobulin produced in the greatest quantity in body, as well as an increase in Complement 3, which helps antibodies to pierce dysfunctional or infected cells. The increase in both substances was not only present while subjects watched a humor video; there also was a lingering effect that continued to show increased levels the next day. – http://www.holisticonline.com/humor_therapy/humor_therapy_benefits.htm

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Comments
  1. michelle says:

    Hi Jason, i just learned about it today. my brother told me that you have the big C. it’s sad news, but i believe that God has a bigger plan for you. Whatever that is, continue to hang on and pray to Him. I will pray for you too. 🙂 You have to get well… :p, remember, kung ikakasal ako, sabi mo ikaw ang magiging photographer ko. :). wala na nga lng discount kasi binigay mo na kay diko lahat. 🙂 I will pray to God to be with you during your battle. I will pray that God will give you the strength. I will pray that God will give your wife the strength. When you are feeling down, please remember this verse from Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

  2. emzi says:

    i’m not sure if you can appreciate the japanese sense of humor but i can definitely ship something for you 😉 email me the shipping address if you’re interested.

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