Mind Over Medicine – Awesome Book and Advice
I have to tell you about Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. As you know, I’m fascinated with the power of our minds, and have been recovering from a broken wrist. This book melds the two.
We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics or it’s just bad luck, and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. Dr. Lissa Rankin’s research and own path to wellness recognizes the body’s innate ability to self-heal with the power of the mind.
She demonstrates how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. AND, lays out scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes.
I think this new wellness model is so important. Doctors and medicine are critical (my wrist wasn’t magically going to line up without surgery), and yet so is our spiritual, creative, environmental, nutritional, professional, and personal lives. My doctor encouraged me to use my wrist normally as soon as possible, take Vitamin C, get lots of rest, and eat well. After reading this book, I know that believing I would get better quickly, healthy relationships, and lowering stress have also been essential for my fast recovery.
This book is so empowering because Dr. Rankin encourages us to listen to our bodies, and trust our inner guidance when making decisions about our health and life. We don’t have to wait to have a health challenge. The recommendations are for any of who strive to live our best life.
This was my first book listening via Audible, and I’m a big fan. Lissa has a compassionate voice and a powerful message.