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I love the way the Save-the-ta-tas® Foundation laughs in the face of cancer, don't you? Over the last 6 years, the ta-tas® Brand has donated 50% of the profits from their shop to the cause. To date, with the help of men and women just like you supporting their brand and purchasing their products, they have donated over $680,000 to fund the fight against cancer.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Environmental Booty® has partnered with Save the Ta-Tas® to urge you to support this year's Campaign to FIGHT CANCER YOUR WAY, FIGHT CANCER TOGETHER! by surrounding yourself with the positive energy of laughter.
"Things that used to bother me, like getting my hair wet in the rain, now make me laugh. I don't sweat the small stuff. I've always been a happy person, but in the aftermath of something big, like cancer, you realize how much needless worry we all go through as human beings." - Good Morning America's Robin Roberts who kicked cancer's buttSo when life doesn't go quite right and you feel like you've been dealt a bad hand, do you ever find yourself thinking negative thoughts or worrying incessantly? Have you ever stopped to think what kind of affect your negative self talk and worry could be having on every single cell of your body? But wait, it's not just the negative or worrisome thoughts you say to yourself that you should be aware of, your body will respond with a weakened immune system to any negative energies (or people) around you...if you let them. This is the negative side of the mind-body connection.
Folks, the term "mind-body connection" is not just a phrase used to sell books. Believe it or not, there's solid science behind the words.
"Our grandmothers knew all along that our minds and our bodies were connected, even if the scientific community didn't. We've simply provided irrefutable data showing that it's true." - Neurobiologist Dr.David Felten,one of the leading scientists on the mind-body connectionTo Felten's own surprise, in 1981 at Indiana University School of Medicine, he and his team of researchers discovered a hard-wire connection between the body's immune system and the central nervous system under control of the brain. Using special fluorescent stains, Felton's team traced nerves to different locations in the body including bone marrow, lymph nodes, and the spleen.
Incredibly, Felten discovered a network of nerves leading to blood vessels as well as cells of the immune system! The researchers also found nerves in the thymus and spleen which ended near clusters of lymphocytes, macrophages, and mast cells, all of which help control immune function.
So there it was, the mind-body connection. Felten's team had produced clear evidence that the brain has the ability to send signals to immune system cells. Just think of the power laughter could hold for your immunity.
This discovery gives you one very big reason to find every opportunity to laugh yourself silly and surround yourself with people who make you happy and bring joy into your life. Be sure to give your mind-body connection the attention it deserves.
"You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born." - Ranier Maria RilkeYou must give birth to the healthy, happy and productive life you want through the images you create in your mind as well as through your relationships with others. What your mind's eye "sees" is an important part of creating the healthy, happy future you desire. Surrounding yourself with people who love you and bring happy tears to your eyes is just as important.
Plus, LOL, it's just another reason to listen to grandma!
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