Jun 22, 2016

Prayer Is Good For Your Health! Want to Know How?

I'm so excited to share this post with you.

This just may change your prayer life, I know it already has mine.

Recently, I was listening to the Anxiety Summit with Trudy Scott and her guest speaker made the comment that prayer and meditation increase our GABA receptors.

My interest was immediately peaked because low GABA is something that we struggle with in our home due to Lyme disease.

GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, is the most abundant inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA helps with relaxation, sleep, and anxiety.

We began using GABA for my daughter to help with her anxiety and OCD from tick-borne diseases. I began using it when I was feeling stressed and anxious while interacting with her. It works quickly, is natural, and there are no side effects. This supplement is definitely a staple in my medicine cabinet.

When I looked up whether or not prayer really does increase GABA, here is what I learned.

Prayer and Meditation:

Naturally increases your GABA receptors
Increases dopamine
Lowers your cortisol
Positively impacts your hormones, neurotransmitters, gut health, and digestion
Reduces stress
Reduces inflammation
Promotes healing
Improves attitudes
Improves sleep
Strengthens your defenses against stressors
Returns blood pressure to normal
Decreases self-perceived fatigue
Causes a release of endorphins
Has anti-depressant effects
Increases melatonin

If you're like me, I know you're excited to see how beneficial prayer is to your health. We already know that prayer benefits our spiritual health. The pages of the Bible tell us to pray all the time. We're reminded 365 times to not be anxious or worry and the solution to that is to go to God in prayer, to pray about everything. Can you believe that God would bless us physically and emotionally when we pray?

Sometimes it can be hard to maintain a healthy prayer life, especially if you've been sick and in pain for any length of time. Moms in general are on nonstop "GO" mode, but we especially need to make prayer a priority.

When you know you'll benefit from something, it's much easier to look forward to participating. We can't afford not to have a vibrant and consistent prayer life. This list doesn't even touch on the spiritual aspects of prayer.

Prayer draws us into a closer relationship with God, it allows us to have an impact on the lives of those we pray for and enables us to join in the work that God has for us.

When we pray, we are not bystanders but active participants in the army of God. In the midst of your trials and hardships, you're going to feel like God has abandoned you, but He has promised that He will never leave or forsake you and he clearly will bless you with health benefits.

I plan to keep prayer the most important thing I do each day because it's good for my spiritual & physical health.

For Further Information
What Is GABA?  http://www.jakeshealthsolutions.com/gaba-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-neurotransmitter-116
Is There Such a Thing As Healing Prayer, Dr. Axe https://draxe.com/healing-prayer/
Neurotransmitter Assessment http://www.createvibranthealth.com/services/neurotransmitter-assessment/
Amino Acid Anxiety/Mood and Sugar Cravings/Emotional Eating Questionnaire and How to Boost Serotonin and GABA naturally http://www.antianxietyfoodsolution.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Anxiety-mood-emotional-eating-sugar-cravings-mood-quiz-by-Trudy-ScottV2.pdf
The Anxiety Summit, Season 4 http://www.mcssl.com/app/?af=1654221

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