Written by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Beth Israel Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, this study is concerned with longevity, regeneration and optimal health, and has truly astounding results that have aimed to incorporate almost all purported lifespan and health-span enhancing procedures.
Central to this paper is the finding that beyond any other techniques, caloric (read: food) restriction and meditative stimulation of the pineal gland appear to be the most profound ways in which to live a longer, healthier and more youthful life.
"Melatonin is an extremely important pleiotropic substance, with a broad range of health-enhancing and antiaging properties produced by the body (the pineal gland, the bone marrow, circulating immune cells, and other sources),22,23 and its production is increased by several forms of meditation, including mindfulness and concentrative forms that are found in the Indo-Tibetan tradition.24–26 Moreover, we suggest that these longevity meditations associated with the Dalai Lamas and other major figures in the Indo-Tibetan traditionmay produce additional melatonin-enhancing effects through specific pineal-activating properties of the particular visualization incorporated in the longevity meditation."
- William C. Bushell and Neil D. Theise
The intricacies of these systems are obviously beyond the scope of this post, but if you have any interest in health and longevity, this paper is perhaps the most profound piece we have come across in ages and well worth a read. This particular installment is 14 pages long and will keep you captivated!