LAUGHTER IS POWERFUL MEDICINE
Occasionally, I’m compelled to remind my readers that their sense of humor actually stimulates their body’s “good health and healing mechanisms”. In my book, “Slam the Door on Cancer”, I share the well-known author Norman Mailer’s story of recovering from a “terminal disease” by getting out of the hospital and into a hotel room where he was monitored by his physicians while he “laughed himself well” through watching good old wholesome comedy videos.
I, too, was aggressive in making laughter and humor (only wholesome and not dark humor) a huge part of my daily healing protocol. I still keep resources handy and I’m often reminded in prayer to “lighten up and laugh more”.
The “science of laughter” is well founded in God’s Word, “A merry heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” We know that laughter physically stimulates the lymphatic system and circulatory system.” In fact, as Norman Mailer put it, “laughing is ‘internal jogging’ “.
Here are some video links I have found tremendously helpful in healing and you can network out from these to even more. They are free on Youtube although I also purchased some of the DVD’s and MP3 audios from these and others to keep handy. They can change your day. Chonda Pierce lost her beloved husband a year or so ago and I wondered if she would or could go on. She has done so. I find her honest humor hilarious.
I also highly recommend the “Bananas Comedy Series” and “Thou Shalt Laugh” comedy series. Enjoy them with your entire family. You can purchase the DVD’s or you can watch many segments on Youtube.
I also recommend a book by Charles Hunter (the great healing minister along with his wife, Frances) entitled “Laugh Yourself Healthy: Keep the Doctor Away With a Giggle a Day!” Some jokes are precious and some a bit corny. Laugh at all of them.
Finally, if you can, spend some time with a child and exchange some “Knock Knock” and other silly humor…..make up some outrageous stories. GIGGLE “as a child” and be refreshed.
Additionally, please visit www.slamthedooroncancer.com for my recent post on arming yourself to shop without buying GMO products that surely threaten your health. My current post is succinct and describes the labels to look for the the ones that have no legal definition but do imply information shoppers too often assume is true.