AIRED: November 25, 2013– 11 am PST
TITLE: The Health Benefits of Love and Laughter
SPECIAL GUEST: DrMitchell Rabin
The feeling of love provides us with a sense of connectedness and meaning. When we feel a lot of love daily, routinely, we release greater amounts of “the love hormone,” oxytocin. Science now informs us that the release of oxytocin provides a series of advantageous properties not least of which are a sense of euphoria and well-being.
Laughter causes a similar kind of hormonal and bio-chemical response. Certainly cortisol is inhibited at times of laughter, there is a euphoric sense of relief which occurs through the release of endorphins in the brain. Laughter effectively exercises the cells so that their cellular respiration, just as with exercise, is increased, which also means that cellular detoxification is accelerated.
Further, laughter dilates blood vessels increasing blood flow, improves immune function and obviously reduces tension and stress and love has many of the same characteristics.
ABOUT MITCHELL RABIN
Mitchell Rabin is an international speaker and teacher, holistic psychotherapist, Stress Management Consultant, licensed acupuncturist, coach, mediator, entrepreneur, business consultant, environmentalist and writer. He is the host and producer of the popular A Better World Radio & TV out of NYC, the TV of which has been on the air since 1993.
In addition to his work as a consultant and hosting the weekly radio and TV shows, Mitchell is engaged in bringing innovative, green technologies to the global marketplace, seeking to forward society into its next level of renewable, eco-friendly, sustainable use of energy.
In 1989, Mitchell founded The Center for Creative Well-Being, a Stress Management-Healing Center in NYC. He also founded The Ecology Institute in 1990 and A Better World in 1992. Mitchell has appeared in several PBS special documentaries and was invited by Arianna Huffington to write for the Huffington Post which he does along with writing for Mike Adams’ Natural News.
Mitchell has chapters in several books including The Code, Fire Under Heaven and the newly-released edition of Heart at Work. He is in the middle of finishing a book on the idea he has originated, of “Sacred Stewardship”.