Humor and Smart Sugars – Medicine of the Future

Laughter is a social lubricant that bonds people together and helps overcome stress. Humor is serious business and has remarkable neurological benefits.
When Saturday Review editor, Norman Cousins’ serious inflammatory disease worsened, he locked himself in a hotel room, took vitamin C, and watched Marx Brother’s films and episodes of Candid Camera. He reported that ten minutes of belly laughs calmed the pain for two hours. Within a few weeks he was in remission.
Robert Provine’s book, Laughter: A Scientific Investigation puts on paper his 30 years of fieldwork (but his wife doesn’t appreciate his humor).
Neurological/emotional entanglement for spontaneous laughter is a phenomenon. Provine’s pursuit was to analyze the frequency, amplitude, and length of each sample in his recorded bag of laughs. He learned that babies laugh 300 times a day while adults only laugh 20 times and outbreaks of laughter peak at age 5. He studied laugh patterns …