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We have 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 using the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that, for the past 50 years, the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself.
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.
By the time you finish listening to Mind Over Medicine, you’ll have made your own diagnosis, written your own prescription, and created a clear action plan designed to help make your body ripe for miracles.
©2013 Hay House (P)2013 Hay House
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By Jay on 06-29-13

Blue Zones Meets The Placebo Effect

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This book is worth buying, especially if you are new to this area of study. I'm giving it five stars and not knocking it for its content. That said, if you aren't new to this topic, it's still a good book, but there probably isn't anything earth shatteringly new that hasn't been written somewhere else.<br/><br/>The book is very much a combination of a few books. Dan Buettner's "Blue Zones" and "Thrive" come to mind, mixed in with some studies on the placebo effect.<br/><br/>Pros:<br/><br/>* Would be an excellent book to give to a medical doctor as a gift.<br/>* Author is a real medical doctor.<br/>* Well written and professional.<br/><br/>Cons:<br/><br/>* Relies heavily on the placebo effect.<br/>* Somewhat contradictory in places.<br/><br/>The health plans include a heavy emphasis on happiness and include the standard Blue Zone formulas of becoming more spiritual, close family, etc. Frustratingly, while "deeper spirituality" is mentioned frequently, in one section the author states that any healing is just the body at work and not "woo-woo metaphysics."<br/><br/>While the placebo effect and spontaneous remission are valid explanations, woo-woo metaphysics could also be a valid explanation. This topic was just barely touched upon. It would have been nice to show some valid, scientific studies on this subject. For example, a Columbia study reported that: "prayer appeared to increase the rate of pregnancy in Korean women with infertility problems. The researchers, surprised by their own positive findings, noted that the women were completely unaware that people in three different countries were praying for them." How would the placebo effect be possible if the women were "completely unaware?"<br/><br/>Another good example is found in the The Global Consciousness Project (Princeton University). This large study found that people could influence random number generators in an unexplainable way (read The Field, by Lynne Mctaggart).<br/><br/>The bottom line is, when you are dealing with medical doctors and scientist, you have to pretend that the unexplainable doesn't exist (even when real scientist have studies showing unexplainable things working!). No, it is all just biology and chemistry.<br/><br/>It's time to move to a more results-oriented paradigm in medicine. Keep in mind that people took aspirin for over 100 years and didn't know how it worked, only that it produced good results. If acupuncture is producing good results, then it needs to be used, regardless if it is a placebo effect or "woo-woo metaphysics." (And there are valid scientific studies that show there is more to acupuncture than just the placebo effect. This was mentioned in "Mind Over Medicine," but only in passing, however).<br/><br/>Interestingly, while listening to the audiobook of "Mind Over Medicine," with its heavy emphasis on placebo effects and spontaneous remission, I heard a song on the radio by Nicki Minaj with the lyrics, "I'm not lucky I'm blessed." With the book's struggle between "deeper spirituality" and simply the body's "biology and chemistry" at work, the Minaj lyrics seemed to tip the scale for me: though not scientifically explainable, "woo-woo metaphysics" is a valid explanation. I'm not lucky, I'm blessed.

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By laurennicholerx on 01-15-15

Starts evidence based, then gets a bit "out there"

The beginning was scientific enough to appeal to the logic of both patients and healthcare professionals (I'm a pharmacist). I say all the time that my truest hope is for my own patients to put me out of business; I want to see you healthy and off of all your medications! This book is a good starting point to potentially make that happen. It all starts with the individual taking a personal responsibility for their own health, and not relying on prescription medications to cure you, because most of them don't! They only treat the symptoms. I loved the parts about the stress response in your body and how it creates an environment that is anti-conducive to healing. The last half regarding ways to heal yourself though, gets a little more out there. The idea of the whole health cairn is a good way to take a well rounded look at your health and how it relates to your life; what needs to change for you to be less stressed and thus healthier?

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By Amazon Customer on 09-22-13

Mind over medicine

Would you listen to Mind Over Medicine again? Why?

Dr Lissa Rankin Has a beautiful speaking voice <br/>I had cancer ten years ago,with little chance of survival <br/>I refused all medical treatment ,At 82 I am fit and active <br/>My surgeon,said I survived because of my attitude,<br/>This is my belief ,Lissa supports,it ,,<br/>We make ourselves ill ,<br/>I noticed if I think negatively,I feel ill and get pain <br/>Positive thinking makes me feel well again ,<br/>I love listening to her voice ,over and over, again and again,

What did you like best about this story?

Its truth

What does Lissa Rankin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Conformation of what I have believed for ten years now <br/>I had rheumatoid arthritis,that I cured with my mind ,at aged 50, <br/>Where my wife has been crippled by her doctors treatment <br/>And so was another relative too,<br/>

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both,and filled me with joy too <br/>My truth is shared at last ,

Any additional comments?

I feel blessed ,finding this book ,<br/>

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By Karen Keenan on 06-30-14

You must purchase this book, NOW!

Would you listen to Mind Over Medicine again? Why?

I am going to listen to it again and again. It is packed full of good advice, positive attitude and hope. Lissa does not interfere with your spiritual beliefs so it doesn't matter what your religion or beliefs are, so many times I have returned books because they go into Buddhism or Hypnosis which is contrary to some of our beliefs, but this book is honest, open and a definite must have.

What other book might you compare Mind Over Medicine to, and why?

Nothing yet because it is the only one so far that has met my expectations without advocating that you believe in anything but your self.

What does Lissa Rankin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

You can lie back, relax while listening to her calm, friendly and articulate reading. It is as though she is sitting next to you talking to you like a friend.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are a couple of sad experiences that touch your heart, there are some witty annotations too.

Any additional comments?

Yes, thank you Lissa, I have been waiting for this and searching so far without much success and now, I have found you.

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By Tina on 08-09-16

I would recommend this audio book

I loved it. Very informative and inspiring, honest and offering great ideas and encouragement to follow our own path.

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By Narelle on 09-07-17

Loved It - Great Content

Where does Mind Over Medicine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love hearing about conventional doctors who convert to alternative therapies to heal themselves. It's scary to think how much traditional doctors hide about people healing themselves.

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