Kindness has health benefits that are amazing for both the giver and the receiver.

At Stamm Dental creating a happy, healthy, aligned community is our mission! That means more than just helping keep teeth healthy and pretty, but truly helping to transform our patient’s lives with exceptional dentistry and now wellness programs, like chiropractic. We want to be resource for whole body health by providing holistic dentistry, spinal and postural alignment help, optimal nutrition coaching, and boosting positive mind-set. We kicked this intention into gear with World Kindness Week, NOV 11-17th, with activities and gifts for our patients they can share with their family, friends and community. Come by the office to pick up a $50 gift certificate to pass to any of your friends and family members.

We chose to be kind to better the lives of others, but often it is the person acting kind that receives the biggest gift, both physically and mentally. Researcher Allan Luks and author of The Healing Power of Doing Good: The Health and Spiritual Benefits of Helping Others studied and surveyed volunteers of various organizations to find out how they felt after doing a kind act.

A total of 3,296 surveys were returned to Luks, and after a computerized analysis, he saw a clear cause and- effect relationship between helping and good health. Luks concluded, “Helping contributes to the maintenance of good health, and it can diminish the effect of diseases and disorders serious and minor, psychological and physical.” He also introduced the term “Helper’s High” and shares the physical reactions happening  in our bodies when being altruistic.

  • Releases endorphins – The “rush” of positive energy that you feel from doing a good deed is similar to the release of happy endorphins that make you feel good after exercise.
  • Reduces stress and boosts health – His research also  concluded that regular helpers are 10 times more likely to be in good health than people who don’t volunteer. 

We hope you will take us up on passing on our Gift of Wellness certificates to any friends, family, neighbors, teachers, or co-workers you think may enjoy or are in need of our services at Stamm Dental. We can’t wait to help them!