Meditation changes gene expression and has long-term benefits | Roland Griffiths

Parent Episode: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D. on Psilocybin, Psychedelic Therapies & Mystical Experiences

Rumination, the practice of dwelling on external stressors to excess, can set in motion a cascade of hormonal and physiological responses that harm mental and physical health. Meditation has been shown to reduce rumination and its negative effects, however, and influences the gene expression of as many as 500 genes, many of which are in the brain. In this clip, Dr. Roland Griffiths and Dr. Rhonda Patrick discuss the effects of meditation on gene expression.

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