Laughter really is the best medicine. Just ask South African-born Dr Frank Lipman, who now lives in the US where he practices integrative and functional medicine (medicine that works and first does no harm).
In a Huffington Post blog, Dr Lipman says that laughter is the one prescription heâ??s â??always happy to dispenseâ?, because itâ??s â??safer than any big pharma pill-of-the-momentâ? â?? and free of harmful side effects.
In his 20 years of medical practice, Lipman says he has found that patients with a sense of humour, and who laugh a lot, â??tend to heal better and faster than those who don’tâ?.
His advice: â??If health and wellness are your goals, skip irony, bypass sarcasm and make the conscious choice to add more joyous laughter to your day.â? Amen to that.
Initially published in an August Biznews.com newsletter. Republished by kind permission of Editor, Alec Hogg, and author Marika Sboros.
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