A clip from “The Cure is U” – Can Thoughts Create Disease?
Where the does chemistry of the blood come from? The brain is the chemist – it releases the chemistry into the blood through our thoughts. What determines which of the chemicals that are released by the brain? Your thoughts, your beliefs, and your perceptions – your mind interpreting the world. My perception of someone I love causes me to release chemicals [that encourage] pleasure, bonding, relationships, growth hormone – hormones that when they get into the blood enhance a body’s health and maintenance of the body and growth of the body. When you open your eyes and you’re in love, you are feeding the best nutrition and information to the cells as possible. If I were to take the chemistry of negative thoughts, which are stress hormones (cortisol) and inflammatory agents, and add those to my culture dish my cells would ultimately die out in that cultured environment. It’s the chemistry of the body the regulates the behavior and genetics of the cell, and the chemistry of the body is controlled by the brain releasing all these different modulators of our health.
When we feel stressed, when we are frightened, when we live our lives in perpetual and chronic fear – that is a very different kind of signal. It’s not right or wrong, or good or bad because all of these signals serve us in one way or another. Chronic perpetual stress, chronic perpetual fear shuts down the ability to create the healing our bodies because we are in what’s called “fight or flight” and that kind of experiences signals our heart to tell our brain to the create hormones – cortisol, for example, and high levels of adrenaline – that prepare us for the “fight or flight” that we are receiving.