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Stress Causes Most Illness Treated by Physicians

Stress causes 70 to 90% of illness

sending us to the doctor

A twenty-year Kaiser Permanente study revealed the above statistics, as reported by Dr. David Sobel of Kaiser.

This figure is largely echoed by Dr. Herbert Benson*, who asserts that between 60 and 90 percent of illness sending us to the doctor is cause by stress.

* Harvard researcher Herbert Benson, MD, has studied and written about the physiologic effects of meditation over the past 30 years. Also president of the Mind/Body Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Benson co-authored a recently published -- albeit small -- study mapping, for the first time, exactly what happens in the brain during meditation.

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