Wednesday, February 13, 2013

75-98% of Mental & Physical Illnesses Come From Thought Life

This doctor's website is awesome.  A Christian view of scientific discoveries.  It shows science is lining up with the Word of God.  Hallelujah!

She has a book called, "Who Switched Off Your Brain, Solving the Mystery of He Said/She Said."  Randal and I decided to get it as a Valentine's gift to each other.  Here's one of her articles:

You are What you Think: 
75-98% of Mental and Physical Illnesses Come from our Thought Life!
By Dr. Caroline Leaf

This is a staggering and eye-opening statistic because it also means that only 2-25% of human mental and physical illnesses come from the environment and genes! Scientists are discovering the precise pathways by which changes in human consciousness (thinking) produce changes in our brain and bodies.

This consciousness activates our genes and changes our brain. Science even shows that thoughts, with their embedded feelings, turn sets of genes on and off in complex relationships. We take the facts, experiences and the events of our lives and assign meaning to them through thinking—we are reacting to the events and circumstances of life.

.... when we make a poor quality thinking decision—i.e. a toxic thought—such as unforgiveness, bitterness or irritation, we change the DNA and subsequent genetic expression affecting the shape of the wiring in our brain in a negative direction. This immediately puts the brain into protect mode and the brain translates these poor quality toxic thoughts as stress. This stress will then manifest itself in our bodies. Read the entire article.

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