Mind Over Medicine

Mind Over Medicine

Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself

Book - 2013
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AS SEEN ON NATIONAL PUBLIC TELEVISION 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. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body's innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years. Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body's physiology. She lays out the 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. In the final section of the book, you'll be introduced to a radical new wellness model based on Dr. Rankin's scientific findings. Her unique six-step program will help you uncover where things might be out of whack in your life--spiritually, creatively, environmentally, nutritionally, and in your professional and personal relationships--so that you can create a customized treatment plan aimed at bolstering these health-promoting pieces of yourlife. You'll learn how to listen to your body's "whispers" before they turn to life-threatening "screams" that can be prevented with proper self-care, and you'll learn how to trust your inner guidance when making decisions about your health and your life. By the time you finish Mind Over Medicine, you'll have made your own Diagnosis, written your own Prescription, and created a clear action plan designed to help you make your body ripe for miracles.
Publisher: Calsbad, Calif. : Hay House, 2013.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781401939984
Branch Call Number: 615.8528 Ran
Characteristics: xxiv, 259 pages


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Nov 07, 2017

Insightful, great perspective on the doctor's role in healing in addition to our 'prescription' for asking the hard questions and facing the truth of why we might be ill. Helpful questions included to guide "writing your own prescription."

I have read other books that are of a similar topic, the information is mind-blowing, to say the least, but much more difficult to put into practice. I've added this book to my list titled Module6_AvidCoffeeDrinkerSAIT.

Jun 16, 2017

Yes, this doctor understands/knows more than her peers. She is a valuable asset.

Mar 26, 2017

Dr. Lissa Rankin presents very distinct correspondences between the mind / body connection. She is not re-inventing the wheel and it’s more than theory and persuasive essay writing as she refers to documented scientific studies, then applies these findings to anecdotal examples. Very often Rankin uses instances from her own journey into debilitating health which eventually inspired this research. Despite the scientific grounding, she presents it in plain (even slangy) language and, in the end, helpfully includes a “how-to” create a personalized preventative health plan. I didn’t need much convincing but I liked the reassurance of the back-up studies and the kick in the mental butt to delve into my own issues.

Jun 01, 2016

Yes, finally a medical doctor explaining how our health care system has become corrupt and creates harm to us as patients. She has started a grass roots movement to bring back integrity and real patient care to the health care system here is this country and upgrade physicians training to learning how to care for patients, the real meaning of healing and curing and actually helping patients get well. A must read!!

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