Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mindby Published 01 Sep 2004
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Gain an inside look at the molecular drama being staged within every cell of the human body-and a glimpse into the future of medicine-with Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind. In her groundbreaking research, Dr. Candace Pert-a featured scientist in the fi lm What the Bleep Do We Know!?-has unlocked the secret of how emotions literally transform our bodies and create our health. Now, in her own words, this bestselling author and world-class neuroscientist describes her extraordinary search over the past two decades for the grail of the body's inborn intelligence. Building on the material described in her landmark book, Molecules of Emotion, Dr. Pert describes how our emotions directly infl uence the body's production of information molecules, such as peptides and their receptors that regulate every aspect of human physiology. From the wisdom of the body to the wisdom of the laboratory, Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind takes you on a scientifi c adventure of the fi rst order, escorted by this pathfi nder, iconoclast, and goddess of neuroscience.
"Your Body Is Your Subconscious Mind" Reviews
Wonderfully informative. I only wish I had it in book format rather than audio since I am more a visual learner. (I took lots of notes.) I believe that Dr. Candace Pert was one of the first in mainstream medicine to come out with ideas that reveal the connection between mind, body, spirit and emotions. Dr. Pert dares to say that so many drugs damaage us more than they heal us and speaks about the fact that there is no research proving that chemo cures most cancers. She gives us a glimpse of what I pray will be the future of medicine.
This audiobook may turn into a 5-star (=life-changing for me) but for now I guess I was hoping it would tell me more about how to *change* my subconscious mind in order to improve my physical body. Of course that isn't what the title actually says. One observable proof of the title is that folks with multiple personality disorders actually have differences in their body for each personality (one persona may be near-sighted while another is far-sighted and one may have extreme allergies while another is fine). Pert is a scientist famous at first for discovering some receptors and it seemed like a lot of this book was talking about neuropeptides and how every cell on your body has (receptors for) them. While these chemicals affect how your body feels, they seem to be generated by your consciousness. I also found it interesting that she says every cell/receptor knows how many times it has been "hit," so it also knows it has been over- or under-stimulated. That's why she says drug users are actually narrowing their responsiveness. She said a large percentage of people on dialysis got there from overuse of sugar. Overuse of sugar is the aspect of my life I have got to change! Maybe I will learn this in my next read, _The Gift of Our Compulsions._
Other interesting claims in the book. She said cancer is almost entirely a result of environmental pollutants. She said how ironic it was that foods and drugs supposedly have to go through months of rigorous testing, but you can put anything you want in a milk carton liner, or in carpet glue that thousands of people in an office building will breathe for months.
Like Laurel Mellin, she also said our brains are wired for joy, and talked about some ways to increase this including sex (studies of monogamous behavior in other animals or intimacy after disasters--human relationships formed after disasters seem to be very long-lasting), but also connecting with Nature--she mentioned that the brain & body are about 30,000 years old and at the time they evolved people lived naturally-- eating, exercising, and thinking in nature. This thinking in nature part I think will be explained more in another book I am currently reading, _The Open-Focus Brain_.
My favorite of all her work. The concept that our bodies are in fact our subconscious fits with everything I have learned in my mystical experiences. Love her work!