#426 How The Brain is Affected Through Meditation and Spiritual Practice with Dr. Andrew Newberg

Dr. Andrew Newberg who joins the show to talk about his 25 years of research involving Neurotheology, the biological research of what happens to the brain when we are in a state of meditation or prayer. He goes over so many other interesting subjects as well – including how to keep your brain healthy while aging, how addiction(s) can be overcome through spiritual practice, and his amazing new book, Brain Weaver.

What You’ll Learn

Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about:

  • The amazing research Dr. Newberg has done on the brain.
  • The relationship between spiritual, meditative, and religious practice and how they affect the brain.
  • Dr. Newberg’s advice for beginning a meditative, spiritual or religious practice.
  • How neurotransmitters in the brain are affected during spiritual or religious experiences.
  • The study of Neurotheology and why it is important.
  • How spirituality and religion affect your body and your sense of well-being.
  • The best ways to keep your brain healthy as you age.
  • Dr. Newberg’s awesome new book Brain Weaver: Creating the Fabric for a Healthy Mind Through Integrative Medicine


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About Dr. Andrew Newberg

Andrew B. Newberg, M.D. is currently the Research Director at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine.

He has published over 250 peer reviewed articles and chapters on brain function, brain imaging, and the study of religious and mystical experiences. He has published 12 books which have been translated into 17 different languages.

He is the co-author of the new books entitled, Brain Weaver: Creating the Fabric for a Healthy Mind Through Integrative Medicine (Kales)

He has appeared on Dr. Oz, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20, CNN, ABC World News Tonight.

You can learn more about Dr. Newberg and his work at www.andrewnewberg.com


Brain Weaver: Creating the Fabric for a Healthy Mind Through Integrative Medicine

Though adult cognitive development has previously been thought to be unyielding and static, Brain Weaver offers new hope and empowerment to remain mentally vibrant for a lifetime.

Doctors Newberg and Monti’s team at Thomas Jefferson University’s Marcus Institute of Integrative Health are at the forefront of research in brain functioning and applications of the most advanced understanding in real-world strategies to expand options for optimizing our complex neurophysiology.

Their findings show that optimal brain health is achievable by successfully weaving together a tapestry of our bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions. Brain Weaver also coincides with a decades-long surge in the public’s interest in whole-person treatments―body, mind and spirit evidence-based integrative therapies that include pharmaceuticals, electromagnetics, nutrition and meditation. Brain Weaver’s timeliness is all the more important now to address a new paradigm for post-pandemic wellness that emphasizes our individual and collective responsibility for proactive healthcare.

To learn more about Brain Weaver, and pick up a copy for yourself, click here!






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