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The Nocebo Effect


The Nocebo effect – “a detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis.

You hear time and again that people do as they are told by someone in a white coat or a person in authority even as much as dying on the foresaid day.  Hope seems to be going out of the window.

How the “Nocebo Effect” Can Trick Us Into Actually Dying

Hope When All Else Fails

Epigenetics is the science of how your genes are INFLUENCED by thought, nutrition, exercise, attitude and your environment.

In the amazing book The Biology of Belief, Dr Bruce Lipton explains how his research revealed the science of epigenetics. “I placed one stem cell into a culture dish, and it divided every ten hours. After two weeks, there were thousands of cells in the dish, and they were all genetically identical, having been derived from the same parent cell. I divided the cell population and inoculated them in three different culture dishes.

“Next, I manipulated the culture medium—the cell’s equivalent of the environment—in each dish. In one dish, the cells became bone, in another, muscle, and in the last dish, fat. This demonstrated that the genes didn’t determine the fate of the cells because they all had the exact same genes. The environment determined the fate of the cells, not the genetic pattern. So if cells are in a healthy environment, they are healthy. If they’re in an unhealthy environment, they get sick.”

Dr. Lipton then took this a step further, which brings us back to the cancer question. “Here’s the connection: With fifty trillion cells in your body, the human body is the equivalent of a skin-covered petri dish. Moving your body from one environment to another alters the composition of the ‘culture medium,’ the blood. The chemistry of the body’s culture medium determines the nature of the cell’s environment within you. The blood’s chemistry is largely impacted by the chemicals emitted from your brain. Brain chemistry adjusts the composition of the blood based upon your perceptions of life. So this means that your perception of any given thing, at any given moment, can influence the brain chemistry, which, in turn, affects the environment where your cells reside and controls their fate. In other words, your thoughts and perceptions have a direct and overwhelmingly significant effect on cells.”

  • Your thoughts matter
  • What you eat matters
  • How you move matters
  • Who you spend time with matters
  • How you sleep matters
  • How much sunlight you get matters
  • What you believe, really matters

In this wonderful true story Stamatis Moraitis didn’t succumb to the “Nocebo Effect” after a terminal cancer diagnoses advised he had months to live, instead he lived till he was 102!

Read his story below.

How a Man Forgot to Die

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