Humor Supports the Body’s Battle vs. Specific Diseases: The Latest Research

“The chemicals that are running our body and our brain are the same chemicals that are involved in emotion.  And that says to me that . . . we’d better pay more attention to emotions with respect to health.”    (Candace Pert, PhD, former Chief of Brain Biochemistry, National Institutes of Health) You’ve probably heard […]

Mild Humor Reduces Bronchial Constriction among Asthma Patients

Mild Humor & Laughter Support Breathing in COPD Patients

[This article was adapted from McGhee, P.  Humor: The  Lighter Path to Resilience and Health.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.  References to the research discussed below are presented in this book.] Intuitively, you would assume that laughter would not be a good idea for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD—a condition (which may result from […]

Humor Yourself to Better Pulmonary Health: Introduction

[This article was adapted from McGhee, P.  Humor: The  Lighter Path to Resilience and Health.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.  References to the research discussed below are presented in this book.] Researchers have recently begun to study the pulmonary benefits of humor and laughter.  If you are already in good health, their contribution to pulmonary health is […]