Book Review – Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
It always sounds like new age “woo-woo” when someone says that our thoughts determine our physical health. But what if science could prove it? And, thus, we have the book Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton.
This is a very popular book that had the medical community pausing on the whole belief that our mind does not affect matter. Dr. Bruce Lipton is a Cell Biologist and Researcher. He has an extensive background in the study of how cells behave. What he found is that the expression of our cells’ DNA is affected not only by the genetic sequencing we are born with, but also the environmental signals fed to cells. In short, this is called Epigenetics (the environmental impact on our health), a common term understood and embraced by the medical community. But Bruce drills even further and shows how our thoughts and our beliefs affect our hormones, neurotransmitters and other cellular processes. A basic summary is that fears create stress which can detrimentally affect cellular expression leading to compromised health. Love creates harmony in the dynamic play of our body’s communication at a cellular level and, therefore, creates positive cellular expression. Dr. Lipton gives very powerful research studies that show the interplay of our belief system and it’s play on our internal cellular environment and, thus, our physical health and what we can do to change current compromised health patterns for better ones, simply by changing our belief system.
One of his best quotes is this, “The belief that we are frail, biochemical machines controlled by genes is giving way to the understanding that we are powerful creators of our lives and the world in which we live.”
This is a powerful book to read for anyone looking to take back control of their health and to create powerful healthy changes to their bodies and their lives.