Title: The Genie In Your Genes
Author: Dawson Church
Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
Endorsed by bestselling author and scientist Bruce Lipton, The Genie in Your Genes provides documented proof that your state of mind can override your genetic code. The author explains that “epigenetic healing,” the use of imagination, will be the next wave of the healing professions.
Author Dawson Church presents medical evidence that negative thinking is a killer (page 42), that superb nutrition defeats DNA (page 57), and that “belief therapy,” including kosher meditation practices, self-respect, emotional freedom techniques and positive thinking (pages 161-368) save lives. The world of medicine actually holds evidence that hitbodedut increases health and happiness (page 71).
Chapter Eight’s commentary on EEG readings and how they changed for individual patients in specific circumstances highlights a critical half-second delay, due to the conscious and unconscious mind working in reverse order than commonly believed (pages 210-211).
Chapter Eleven addresses the plasticity of human brains that can literally be reprogrammed what, and how, to think. Past experiences, including all sorts of trauma, need not dictate future emotional or physical health. There’s more good news on pages 248-9, “When emotional changes occur in the psychospiritual realm, biochemical changes occur in the body the result of gene expression Researchers have compelling evidence that the patterns of gene expression are different” in happy and unhappy people.
In brief, it means that even faking cheerful attitudes can improve health. Genuine happiness can grow from there. The positive impact on personal health is real and long-lasting either way.
Chapter Thirteen’s exploration into emotional freedom techniques demonstrates how and why EFT is an effective alternative psychology practice that reduces stress in mental health practitioners as well as their clients. Proof that some present-day practices are ruinous to health appears in the book, too. Physicist Roger Penrose is quoted in the book as saying, “We may actually be going wrong when we apply the usual physical rules for time when we consider consciousness.” It all comes together in this 395-page paperback that includes do-it-yourself exercises for better health.
The Genie in Your Genes (www.genieinyourgenes.com) belongs in medical schools, medical offices, private homes and the libraries of medical foundations. It’s part of a growing body of proof that medical care is about to leap forward with positive thinking and behavior.