Thoughts and feelings affect your health.

Full stop. Period.

And that’s not an airy -fairy whatever statement either. It’s based on science. New sciences like epigenetics, neuroplasticity, psycho-neuro-immunology and others are proving the importance of the mind/body connection with methods, details and results.

Unresolved and suppressed negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs in your life can cause dis-ease of some sort or another if left unchecked. Unforgiveness is not much fun for your body either.

According to health author, Emrika Padus, “it is estimated that 90 percent of all physical problems have psychological roots. That may sound like a gross exaggeration. In fact, it’s probably a conservative estimate. A growing body of evidence indicates that virtually every ill that can befall the body – from acne to arthritis, headaches to heart disease, cold sores to cancer – is influenced, for better or worse, by our emotions” (from The Complete Guide to Your Emotions and Your Health page 563 by Emrika Padus)

Another highly regarded authority in this field from Stanford University, Dr Bruce Lipton has this to say: “the new science of epigenetics has shown that our genes are in fact controlled and manipulated by how our minds perceive and interpret our environment. It was formerly believed by science that it is our genes themselves, which dictate our traits – that our genes form who and how we are. The new findings are great news because it means that we can change many things about the way we are, including our health, by changing how we interpret events and situations which happen to us.”

He goes on to say: “if we interpret things in a positive way, we start living healthier and better quality lives, regardless of the genetic makeup we started with. A new attitude, positive or negative, sends new messages to the cells in our body and can actually reprogram their health and behaviour. It can even change cellular structure, turning diseased cells into healthy cells.”

There is hope! Even at a genetic level.

Research has shown that becoming aware of and improving or revamping the mind/body connection is critical to good health. Just one example is how living in a continual state of stress causes stressful thoughts, which in turn prompt a physical reaction in the body. This can manifest in many ways: skin problems or insomnia to mention two. For the RA or auto immune patient the biggie is inflammation, which causes pain, which causes more stress and the cycle continues.

This does not need to be so. Simply by readjusting your attitude and dealing with negative thoughts and emotions you, can experience improvement in all areas of your life.

This is good news.