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The Serenity Diet: Can You Change Your Body Shape with Your Mind?

Buddhist Megumi Okumura learnt to meditate as a child, but the 38-year-old physician never connected meditation with her waistline until she heard about an intriguing study at the hospital where she worked: Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, were examining the link between mindfulness and abdominal fat (the most dangerous kind) in overweight and obese women. Okumura, who was still carrying the 30 pounds she’d gained during her medical training, signed up.  (more…)

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