“Goyim [Christians] were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel… With gentiles [Christians], it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew [Talmudist]. Why are gentiles [Christians] needed? They will work, and they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created.” – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Israel’s spiritual leader, Jerusalem Post, October 18, 2010
By Frances Bloomfield, Natural News, 2/7/2018
Is work the key to maintaining a healthy mind? That may just be the case for stroke survivors. Israeli researchers discovered that working-age adults who were employed before and after a stroke were more likely to have sharper, healthier brains in the long run.
In order to come to this conclusion, the investigative team recruited 252 adult stroke survivors from the Tel Aviv Brain Acute Stroke Cohort (TABASCO) study. The brain health, and subsequently any cognitive changes, of the participants were examined shortly after the stroke, at the first year, and two years afterwards.
Through this, the researchers found that participants who had jobs before and after their stroke had a higher chance of avoiding mental decline. Compared to these people, volunteers who were unemployed had a 320 percent or three times greater risk of developing cognitive decline two years after their stroke. Other health risks associated with unemployment included higher depression scores, increased inflammation, and the elevated likelihood of developing high blood pressure and diabetes.
The researchers also noted physical changes in the brains of unemployed participants, the most prominent of which were reduced white matter volume and cortical thickness. Moreover, about 4.4 percent of the participants died during the study, while another 8.9 percent developed mild cognitive impairments. (Related: After a stroke, brain exercise is key: Virtual reality training found to be effective supplemental therapy for regaining movement.)