I'm continuing to give you a little bit from each of my chapters in my new book, "Healthy Family, Happy Life: What Healthy Families Learn From Healhty Moms." Today I'm talking about chapter 5 and to me this is one of the most important chapters in my entire book. It deals with the messages we tell ourselves. Positive or negative, what we believe about ourselves will have a huge impact on our overall health.
Earlier today, at the top of the Yahoo homepage searches was the subject of breast cancer and when I clicked on the words I was able to read many pages regarding that subject. Did you know that your risk of getting breast cancer (or any cancer) increases if you believe you will get it because your mom, or anyone close to you had it? I do not mean that everyone who gets breast cancer-or any cancer or serious illness-believes that they will get it. I have known more than a couple of women who were healthy, positive, faith-filled, and happy and took great care of themselves yet still had to fight cancer. (..today they are cancer-free and doing great!)
In chapter 5, "The Contribution of "Wellness Thoughts" To Being Healthy, I talk about psychoneuroimmunology which is the study of the interaction of the psychological processes and the nervous and immune systems of the body. As I was doing my research on breast cancer today I happened upon the following video titled, "Epigenetics, How Does It Work?" More and more science is supporting what we read in Proverbs 23:7, "So as a man (or woman) thinks in his (her) heart, so is he (she)"
As usual I will leave you with one of my practical hints from "Healthy Family, Happy Life: What Healthy Families Learn From Healthy Moms." Here it is: Never use the phrase, "I am sick." Rather say something like, "I'm not feeling 100%" or I might be "fighting something." If you say, "I'm sick" there is a greater chance that you will be. This is one reason it's not a good idea to call in sick if you are not. Many times you end up coming down with something!
**I hope that you will join me and my husband this evening, June 15th for The Call which is at 6pm Pacific Time. Simply dial 530-881-1300 and key-in 642848# We will meet together for about 45 minutes. We will even take your questions if you want to ask one, otherwise you can be annonymous. We do The Call on the 15th of each month at 6pm PacificTime so join us any time!