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Video: What You Believe Dramatically Affects Your Health

In a study from Japan, a harmless leaf was rubbed on the forearms of a group of teenage boys who were known to be allergic to an Asian version of poison ivy. The boys were told it was poison ivy. They all broke out in a rash that looked exactly like the rash caused by […]

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Video: Your Mind Can Neutralize Allergens and Even Some Toxins

In this video, I mentioned the Japanese study in which poison ivy was rubbed on the forearms of boys known to be allergic to the plant. In the first part of the experiment, a poison ivy leaf was rubbed on the forearms of teenage boys known to be allergic to it, yet, the boys were […]

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Video: The Mind and Healing

“The human mind is the most underutilized and poorly utilized health resource available to us” (M. Rossman, MD). As important as it is to eat a nutrient-dense diet, get plenty of daily exercise and sleep, if you are not training your mind and working to improve wellbeing, you are not optimizing your health. There are […]

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Video: The Mind Causes the Body to Change

There is an up-down process and a down-up process. In other words, the mind causes physiological changes throughout the body and physiological changes occurring throughout the body cause changes in the mind. One of my mentors, Lawrence LeShan, PhD, wrote in his book, Cancer as a Turning Point that: “Feelings affect body chemistry (which affects […]

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Video: Physiological Effects of Stress

Stress isn’t just how we feel, it creates physiological changes that effect our entire body. We can bring positive physiological changes to our body by learning to master stress in our life.

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Video: Reading the Label Listing Side Effects May Be Bad for Your Health

Placebos are biochemically inert substances that are harmless in and of themselves. Biochemically, there are no side effects from placebos. However, when study participants take a placebo, believing it to be the real drug, they commonly experience the same side effects as many people experience when actually taking the real drug. This is an example […]

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Video: The Mind Changes the Body

People in emergency situations have been known to achieve physiological feats that seem biologically impossible. What is happening during these extreme situations? Adrenaline is most likely one attribute, however, we must also consider the biology of the muscle and bone structure. These structures seem to be transformed beyond their normal endurance to support the weight […]

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Video: Can the Mind Cure Disease?

One night in 1991, chills, body aches, fever, and pathologic fatigue descended on me like a freight train. It was the peak of the flu season and I knew what I had. Despite the symptoms, the karate tournament I was watching energized me to the point where I felt as if I was competing in […]

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Video: Freedom From Oppression of the Mind (part six of series)

This discussion is about the importance of mindfulness practice to help us disengage or defuse from unhealthy thoughts such as a belief that we’re going to have a bad day, which otherwise becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. It’s important to learn how to acknowledge that thoughts are nothing but transient, insubstantial mental phenomena, which otherwise dictate […]

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