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Positive Attitude

Back in 1953, Norman Vincent Peale published his best-selling book “The Power of Positive Thinking”. In it, among other benefits of following his advice:“You can attain a degree of health not hitherto known by you.”But is there real evidence that positive thinking can prevent disease and ailments? The Evidence In the book “Doctor You”, Oxford …

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Blood Pressure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says: High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans. In 2017, nearly half a million deaths in the United States included hypertension (high blood pressure) as a primary or contributing cause. According to the UK National Health …

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Doctor You

“Doctor You – Revealing the science of self-healing” was written by Oxford academic Dr Jeremy Howick. The author’s starting point is that many medical trials have shown that placebos can be as effective as some drugs. Amazingly, there’s even been a trial showing that ‘Placebo surgery’ on knees and spine can be as effective as …

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