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Video: Can Our Thoughts Kill Us?

Every thought and every emotion catalyze and are catalyzed by biochemical, electrochemical changes. One of my mentors, Dr. Jeanne Achterberg taught us that: “No thought, no emotion, is without biochemical, electrochemical activity; and the activity leaves no cell untouched.” When controlling for all potential confounding variables, such as genetics, environmental exposures, and health habits, unhappy […]

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Video: Can the Mind Cure Cancer?

There are many case studies of patients like Mr. Wright, who cured themselves of cancer and other deadly diseases as a result of a profoundly deep belief in a placebo. The mind is powerful enough to cure us of almost any disease. The problem is that no one has ever figured out how to create […]

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Video: Patient Support Associations

Reach out to the patient support association that represents people with your particular diagnosis. In addition to being a great source of information, they also provide emotional support if needed. These associations can also provide you with the names of the doctors who most often treat your condition. You will also get lots of useful […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live a vibrant, meaningful life while living with chronic health challenges. I post to this blog three times per week. Monday posts are mindfulness research articles, especially as they relate to health. Wednesday posts are videos of my […]

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Video: Accept the diagnosis but not the prognosis (part fifteen of series)

Learn how to experience bad news and difficult situations as challenges rather than as defeats. Patients diagnosed with metastatic cancers who viewed the diagnosis as a challenge and as an opportunity to become a fighter had better recovery rates than those who were convinced they would die. Epidemiological studies from my book In Your Own […]

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Video: Experiments in Mind Control for Health with Neurofeedback

In this discussion with Dr. Erik Peper, we explore the frontier of psychophysiological self-regulation. Dr. Peper talks about the research he did in the late 60s and early 70s on EEG alpha training. He describes how he learned to turn off alpha brain rhythms in one hemisphere and turn them on in the other. At […]

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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below. When I get a certain number […]

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Video: The Challenges of Living with Chronic Medical Conditions

This is part one of a 7-part series presented at Marin Center for Independent Living. In this first video, the viewer is introduced to the experience of what it is like to live with a chronic illness or disability. Just the burden of trying to make sense of medical bills can be overwhelming. Even with […]

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Video: Mindfulness and Cancer

Expert: Larry Berkelhammer, PhD | Interviewer: Ms. Elise Engber Dr. Larry Berkelhammer, specialist in mind training to improve health answers these questions: 1.How can daily breathing meditation boost remission chances in cancer patients? 2.How does one know that they’ve achieved a higher level of consciousness? 3.How would you respond to a cancer patient who says […]

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Practice Loving Self-Care

“Self-care” is a straightforward term that encompasses any action we take to nurture our health. Finding the right physicians to help us manage our conditions, receiving appropriate treatments, eating nourishing foods, and getting sufficient rest are all examples of self-care. But what is loving self-care?  When we practice loving self-care, we give ourselves the gift […]

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