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"That rhythmic life broke down, as it does for all physicians in training, when I entered the hospital and started pushing my body and mind beyond their limits with regular thirty-six-hour shifts on top of an occasional sixty-hour shift (Friday morning to Monday evening!). When I went to practice as a small-town family doctor in Idaho, I worked a shortened schedule of only eighty hours a week, seeing thirty patients a day, delivering babies, and working in the emergency room."
- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"We can tap into this universal component of human consciousness through the subconscious mind. Included in the collective unconscious are "archetypes," basic human personality patterns that we live out. These are personality roles—warrior, caregiver, seeker, sage, fool, and so on. How many people do you know who live life like a battle that needs to be won, or are always going around taking care of everyone else, or always on an adventure? These people are subconsciously filling various archetypal roles."
- Rick Levy and Lou Aronica, Miraculous Health: How to Heal Your Body by Unleashing the Hidden Power of Your Mind (Get the book.)

"Everyone goes into deep hypnosis right before falling asleep (the hypno-gogic state) and just before waking up (the hypnopompic state). Your mind does not go directly from being awake to being asleep, or vice versa. Instead, you transition from being awake, to deep hypnosis, and then sleep; when asleep, you must go through deep hypnosis in order to wake up. If you couldn't enter into deep hypnosis, you wouldn't be able to fall asleep or wake up. If you sleep every night, you're experiencing deep hypnosis at least twice a day. We are all familiar with moderate hypnotic states."

- Rick Levy and Lou Aronica, Miraculous Health: How to Heal Your Body by Unleashing the Hidden Power of Your Mind (Get the book.)

"Still others wondered how a study of their meditative practice that was focused on physical measurement could make sense; they had no doubt that the mind was nonphysical in nature. In addition, since the study did not take into account the doctrine of reincarnation— a fundamental rationale for Buddhist meditative practice—how could the scientists hope to make proper sense of any results they might obtain?"
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"Of course, there is a very deep level of hypnosis that is so joyful and healing to mind and body that you might not want to get out of it. I get people into these states quite often, at which point they usually say, "Don't bring me out now, Rick. This is fabulous. I don't want to come back!" However, you cannot stay under hypnosis without the aid of the hypnotherapist. You cannot be caught in hypnosis. What Does It Feel Like? Some people think that when you're in hypnosis you feel like you're in some weird alteted dream state. Nothing could be further from the truth."
- Rick Levy and Lou Aronica, Miraculous Health: How to Heal Your Body by Unleashing the Hidden Power of Your Mind (Get the book.)

"I have a strong mind and am not comfortable giving up control of my pinky finger. If that sounds like you, an authoritarian method wouldn't work on you. One reason the stage shows work is that stage hypnotists pre-screen participants for their degree of "suggestibility." Highly suggestible people tend to respond well to authoritarian methods. Out of those who can become hypnotized using these methods, only about a quarter will go into deep hypnosis. That ratio is too small to be useful in the work we're doing together. If you want to get the benefits of hypnosis, you need to be able to go deep."

- Rick Levy and Lou Aronica, Miraculous Health: How to Heal Your Body by Unleashing the Hidden Power of Your Mind (Get the book.)

"The authority figure's words and acts seem to open up channels of communication between the patient's mind and body that are normally impassable. He or she may shake with cold or perspire with heat, or may undergo surgical procedures without discomfort. Sometimes—as happened in the story of Mr. Wright—if he or she is ill, all of his or her symptoms may disappear, either on the spot or over time. But usually—as also happened with Mr. Wright—recovery is only temporary. The narrative's conclusion is clear: suggestion's cures are at best palliative and at worst fool's gold."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"Eating a raw food diet definitely provides the nutrients the brain needs to get rid of brain fog, make the mind sharper and give one a "competitive edge" at work. One's short-term memory sharpens. Concentration and mental stamina improve. A raw fooder is also more alert, as excessive energy expenditure needed for digestion of cooked food is spared. The raw fooder doesn't fall asleep after eating dinner. Raw food activist Viktoras Kulvinskas warns us, "When one eats a heavy meal, his energy goes from his head to his stomach."
- Susan E. Schenck, The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, mind, Spirit & Planet (Get the book.)

"The clean body of a raw fooder thus contributes to a pure mind. Dr. Edward Howell, who studied the role played by food enzymes for over 50 years, found a connection between enzyme deficiency, typical of cooked food diets, and a decrease in brain size and weight. He also found that the brain becomes smaller under the influence of obesity. Obesity generally vanishes with a raw food diet. As you increase the fresh, raw food in your diet, you will notice an increase in positive thinking."

- Susan E. Schenck, The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, mind, Spirit & Planet (Get the book.)

"It was a load off my mind. Still, there have been several cases of children being taken from vegan parents. My son is all-raw, and it is total freedom, as he never hollers like other children to eat candy or junk food. In fact at my grandbaby's birthday party, after a pinata was broken, the kids were diving wildly for candy. My son was picking up the foreign matter and throwing it back to them. It was such a joy to see. We ex- plained from the get-go that there would be fake food there, which should not be eaten. He never doubted our word."

- Susan E. Schenck, The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, mind, Spirit & Planet (Get the book.)

"As you read this, keep in mind that these keys are not really separate but interconnect and interact in a dynamic, fluid web. THE SEVEN KEYS: STAYING IN BALANCE KEY #1: OPTIMIZE NUTRITION We are made of the stuff we eat. Our biology, biochemistry, and physiology need certain raw materials to run optimally—the right balance and quality of protein, fats, carbohydrates, the right vitamins and minerals in the correct dose for each of us and all the colorful pigments in plant foods, called phytonutrients, that support our well-being and function."
- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"We mean him to suppose that the drug acts directly on his body, not through his mind. . . . If the patient finds out what we are doing, he laughs at it or is rightly angry with us. I have seen both the laughter and the anger—at our expense. Placebo giving is quackery.64 It might have been quackery in the eyes of Cabot, but most physicians still felt it was a form of quackery too useful to give up. Moreover, the late-nineteenth-century narrative about "the power of suggestion" provided a new rationale for continuing to practice this "humble humbug."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"In medical school, the intricate patterns and names of our anatomy—the bones, muscles, organs, vessels, and nerves—mapped effortlessly into my mind, and the complex pathways of physiology and biochemistry were clear after one lecture and reading my notes. I ran four miles every day to medical school. I took detailed notes in my classes, able to simultaneously listen to, remember, and write down nearly every word my professors spoke."
- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"You need to be aware of what is going on in your body and mind as you do. You may not have been aware that gluten or dairy was triggering problems for you. When you eliminated it during the six weeks you may have unknowingly eliminated the very core of your psychiatric or neurological disorders.That means you need to be careful as you bring it back into your diet to find out whether or not it was truly the cause of your problems. Reintroducing gluten and dairy (and any other foods you are sensitive or allergic to) can trigger many symptoms, including: • ;?"

- Mark Hyman MD, The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First (Get the book.)

"Her case showed, however, that there was no hiding from such memories; in the end, each had found an alternative expression in bodily symptoms. And what was true for Anna O. was true for all hysterics, Breuer and Freud concluded. Hysteria was a disease caused by the repression of traumatic memories, memories whose emotional significance had not been properly acknowledged by the patient and therefore found expression through bodily symptoms. How did one help such patients? The solution in Anna O."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"In other words, exclusive raw food consumption merely enables us to be optimally free to realize our other unique personal gifts and potentials. In short, I would invite you to consider that raw foodism not be the goal in one's life but rather the means by which to maximize our personal potential to make our life as meaningful and constructive as possible. After all, this is not very easily done when continuously impaired, or threatened, by illness and disease. The famed German philosopher Hegel observed about 200 years ago, "Perfect freedom is perfect obedience to perfect law."
- Susan E. Schenck, The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, mind, Spirit & Planet (Get the book.)

"She understood the psychological need to keep the unpleasant emotions contained in the unconscious mind. The appearance of TMS in a different location was a manifestation of location substitution, the symptom imperative. I reviewed her social history with her, and we both agreed that insight psychotherapy was indicated because of the depth of unpleasant emotions she had generated over the years. I explained that it was likely she would have other recurrences of TMS if she did not enter psychotherapy."
- John E. Sarno, M.D., The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders (Get the book.)

"At other times we feel the pain and make a conscious effort to keep it out of mind. We keep busy and focus our attention on the tasks at hand to avoid thinking about our loss. And, of course, there are other times when the pain scars us. These are the times when we actually are doing the work of healing, by feeling the pain until it eventually begins to ease and becomes more tolerable."

- John E. Sarno, M.D., The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders (Get the book.)

"YOUR mind IS PART OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM Whenever you read nutrition or natural farming books, use great discernment in terms of how you want to apply the information. Be alert and use common sense. That's part of your immune system, too. Part of your immune system is your mind, not the judging mind, but the reasoning mind; the mind that can reason through choices and understand how to apply knowledge and where it fits is part of the immune system. Malnutrition and sickness weaken the mind and the mental aspect of the immune system."
- Dr Bernard Jenson and Mark Anderson, Empty Harvest (Get the book.)

"They do not accept the idea that unpleasant emotions in the unconscious mind actually cause physical symptoms. Only when these basic facts are understood and accepted will we see an end to the current epidemic of TMS musculoskeletal pain in its many varieties, including the mysterious fibromyalgia. NINE STRUCTURAL PAIN OR PSYCHOSOMATIC PAIN? Douglas Hoffman, M.D. Raised in the Washington, D.C., area, Douglas Hoffman, M.D., received a bachelor of science degree from Duke University and his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr."
- John E. Sarno, M.D., The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders (Get the book.)

"A PRACTICAL APPROACH Learn to drink moderately, and keep the "one drink daily" rule in mind. A nice wine can make a good meal a dining experience. With a little common sense, you can enjoy it and not worry about any consequences for your health. There are none, if you use caution. Don't Play Environmental Roulette Prostate cancer, similar to every other cancer, can be initiated by environmental factors. Our environment is generally safe; in ancient Rome, a seemingly pristine time, only 50 percent of people made it to age twenty."
- James Scala Ph.D., 20 Natural Ways to Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer : A Mind-Body Approach to Health and Well-Being (Get the book.)

"Paxil was also, like Prozac, a powerful cultural product perfectly tailored to a generation of young men and women who were not so keen on taking a pill simply to alter their mood; in the back of everyone's mind was the bad experience with Valium in the late 1970s, when thousands discovered they were hooked on something that was not supposed to be addictive. SmithKline got around that opprobrium the same way Prozac had — by focusing its marketing department on the telling of a "story."
- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"He explained that this pressure to be perfect and to be good is enraging to the unconscious mind. Finally, we discussed issues of life stress that we all have. I was impressed that many people were forthright and insightful about these issues to a large extent. They were willing to accept the idea that stress not only aggravates pain, but that it can actually be the primary source of pain. As I reflected on my experience in New York, I now realized one of the major reasons I hadn't understood the psychology of chronic pain."
- John E. Sarno, M.D., The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders (Get the book.)

"Just like pharma CEOs, we are increasingly conscious of our performance in almost all areas of our lives, and with that increased consciousness comes a toll on body, mind, and spirit. High levels of emotional exhaustion are the norm for 25 to 30 percent of the workforce. To simplify, it may be that our love-hate relationship with prescription drugs for chronic illness has a rational adaptive function: in ways we cannot yet express, they help us through a new work world."
- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"He had patent reform in mind. True, there was now a little bit of obsession at work — "he could get very wound up about it" — yet as he listened to Waxman and Haddad talk, there were also other legitimate pinpricks on his conscience. What if Haddad was right? What if the PMA was on the wrong side of history? After all, in a recent district court ruling, Bolar v. Roche, a Brooklyn judge had ruled that it was not an infringement of a patent if a generics maker used a patented drug for experimental purposes in preparation for a regulatory hearing. That meant that more generics were inevitable."

- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"One recently published polemic, Medical Nemesis, blew his mind. Nemesis was not exactly a New York Times bestseller, but its author, a former Catholic priest named Ivan Illich, managed to get his ideas out to a lot of influential people. He was a product of the times."

- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"If that risk is reasonably likely in the mind of the physician or in the mind of risk managers working for a medical practice, clinic, or hospital, the physician may well either send the patient away to another, recommend a less extensive set of treatments, or exclude certain treatments altogether to reduce the risk. When Medicare finally performs its audit and assigns liability, the physician must either pay the amount demanded plus interest, pay but fight, or not pay and fight."
- Jonathan W. Emord, The Rise of Tyranny (Get the book.)

"Goethe's Faust, then, is more than a Romantic rebel; he is a type of the European, or Western, man, whose mind and soul are caught between the self, the created world, and its Creator. 19th-century Europe Although the French Revolution of 1789 is the great political event at the source of European Romanticism, the movement in fact arrived sooner in Germany than in France."
- The New York Times, The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind (Get the book.)

"We can't see the mind; we can't touch the mind; we can't taste the mind. The mind seems to float somewhere outside and separate from our flesh and blood. It is nontangible, ethereal. When a loved one suffers from a mental illness, the symptoms frighten us because we can't see the illness. It seems to mimic the qualities of the mind—separate, nonphysical, and imposed upon us. Physical illnesses, although equally serious, don't seem as frightening unless our lives are in danger. Family and friends often say, "Pull yourself together. Stop feeling sorry for yourself."
- Carol Simontacchi, The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children (Get the book.)

"Whether using the MANDI points or not, as you progress through the four phases of this book, keep the nutrient density chart in your mind. You can even keep it out for an easy, visual reminder of your goals. GREEN VEGETABLES ALL RAW VEGETABLES NON-STARCHY COOKED VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT BEANS / LEGUMES COOKED STARCHY VEGETABLES WHOLE GRAINS RAW NUTS AND SEEDS FAT-FREE DAIRY WILD MEAT AND FOWL EGGS FULL-FAT DAIRY / CHEESE REFINED OIL / SWEETS Take your time going through the eating phases in order. If possible try all of the recipes and pick out the ones you like the best."
- Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Eat For Health: Lose Weight, Keep It Off, Look Younger, Live Longer (2 book set) (Get the book.)

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