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RESEARCH: Tefillin Wearing May Protect Heart Health

By 01/23/2023 10:54 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

According to a recent study, using Tefillin may be healthy.

According to studies from the University of Cincinnati, those who wear a “tefillin shel-yad” on their arms may improve their cardiovascular health, as reported by the Jerusalem Post.

The study, which builds on earlier research he conducted in 2018, was published in the journal PLOS ONE by Professor Jack Rubinstein of the Division of Cardiovascular Health at the University of California.

According to the study, the advantages resulting from lessened preconditioning of blood flow, which generates protection from the harm caused by heart attacks.

The heart rates of the 30 healthy study participants, aged 18 to 40, were recorded before, during, and following the wearing of tefillin.

Damage can happen when someone experiences a sudden loss of blood flow (acute ischemia) or when the blood supply is restored to a tissue or organ after an ischemic event.

According to Rubinstein, the binding of the arm and some degree of discomfort may act as “preconditioning” and provide a significant degree of protection against this damage (reperfusion).

These wounds develop after a heart attack when an area of the heart is oxygen-deprived and then further harmed when blood flow is resumed.

Rubinstein referred to heart attacks as “a very common and highly dangerous condition.” “By wearing a fundamental gadget, we are demonstrating a method by which anyone can prepare themselves to reduce the amount of damage they sustain after a heart attack.

This has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Millions of people’s outcomes would change if the damage caused by heart attacks could be reduced even by a factor of two.

He remarked, “What we observed is that wearing tefillin…caused alterations to the heart rate associated with lowering the metabolism as evaluated via heart-rate variability.

“Heart-rate variability is the variability between one heartbeat and the next.

According to the expert, the most significant factor, likely parasympathetic tone, may be measured from heart-rate variability. Does it make you feel relaxed and slow down your metabolism? ”

Accordingly, he explained, “If we can have people wearing tefillin or a similar device, and they can get themselves preconditioned every day, we expect that those people should be protected or should have a decreased amount of damage if they should get a heart attack during the time they are protected.”

“This is a low-intensity method of preventing heart attacks in people.”

According to Rubinstein, no materials, including sacred religious texts, were used in the study.

This research supports a related investigation carried out by Rubinstein in 2018. The professor declared at the time, “We discovered those who wear tefillin either short- or long-term documented a measurable favorable influence on their blood flow.

That has been linked to better heart disease outcomes.

He further clarified that similar to tefillin, the advantages might only be felt if practiced frequently.

He asserted, “Unless they are prepared to do something daily to themselves, preconditioning someone is practically impossible. Wearing tefillin might protect because it’s done so frequently.



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