Last week, I watched a very powerful documentary, and shared it on my Instagram page. Since that post, I’ve had six people message me, letting me know they watched the documentary and also found it to be very good.
The documentary is called Heal.
It’s about the importance of our thoughts, beliefs and emotions when it comes to healing.
I'm going to share some takeaways from the documentary in this newsletter, but for those of you who don't like to have a movie’s story-line shared with you, do not worry, because there are sooooo many takeaways in this movie. You'll have to see it for yourself :)
The documentary doesn’t deter patients from seeking medical attention, and going through treatments such as chemotherapy. But it does shine light on the importance of mindfulness during the healing journey.
And an important take away from the movie is belief shifts biology.
Of course meditation was talked about during the documentary (Yay!). And this is what was said about meditation by Dr. Herbert Benson, “It shuts down the fight or flight response. And it stimulates the parasympathetic or relaxing nervous system of the body. And this heals.”
Dr. Kelly Turner who studied radical remissions for over 10 years, was also interviewed in the documentary . She took a trip around the world to interview radical remission survivors from all different countries and life backgrounds. She analyzed over 1500 of these cases. And did 250 in-depth interviews. She discovered 75 different things these people did to try and get well. But further data showed that they were all using nine factors to heal.
These nine factors are:
Radically changing their diet Taking control of their health Following their intuition Using herbs and supplements Releasing suppressed emotions Increasing positive emotions Embracing social support Deepening their spiritual connection Having a strong reason for living
Only two of these factors are physical. The rest are mental, emotional and spiritual.
As Dr. Bruce Lipton said in the documentary, “We have the most money going into healthcare than any country in the world today and we have some of the worst statistics of healthcare.” He was talking about the United States.
Please do yourself and your health a favor, and watch this documentary.
Heal was released in 2017, so I watched it on Netflix.
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