• Dennis R. Fakes

Can Kindness Add to Health and Happiness?

A new study out of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that true happiness—the kind rooted in virtue—can positively affect a person down to the cellular level - indeed even down to one's DNA. It may even prevent disease.

Researchers say the genes of people with high levels of happiness function better by keeping inflammatory gene expression low and antiviral and antibody expression high. How do they do that? They are KIND! Simplistically put: KIND people are HAPPY people; HAPPY people are HEALTHY people.

KINDNESS helps with keeping inflammation in check. Inflammation is linked to numerous ills in the body, including heart disease.