February is American Heart Month and the month with Valentine’s Day. With that clearly in mind, comes a wonderful guest post on my colleague Kate Johnson’s Health Blog in Westminster Patch in Maryland earlier this week by Pamela Savage, who is in the healing practice of Christian Science.
In her article entitled, “When heart is more than the sum of its parts!” Savage shares a researcher’s findings that a state of love turns off the stress response and she discusses the exceptionally good health of the people of Roseto, Pennsylvania, who seem to defy conventional health laws and trends. For example, for men over 65, the death rate from heart attack is half that of the United States as a whole.
She also shares an apropos quote from Mary Baker Eddy, who explored the spiritual nature of health and challenged “health laws” of her day: “The poor suffering heart needs its rightful nutriment, such as peace, patience in tribulation, and a priceless sense of the dear Father’s loving kindness.”
She puts it all together nicely.
A real heart-warming read: When heart is more than the sum of its parts!