Mind over matter
Did you know that you can use the power of THOUGHT to boost your health? Monica says: "We can use our bodies to de-stress. And we can use our thoughts to improve the physical health of our bodies."
The power of positivity
Have you noticed that your optimistic friends are sick less often than your pessimistic friends? People used to think this was because optimistic people would take better care of themselves. But some researchers found out that it's because of something completely different. It's because their positive thoughts had a positive effect on their immune systems!
But Monica warns: "Just as positive may be conducive to great health and immunity, negative thoughts can also have an effect on your health outcomes." We have positive placebo effects. We also have the nocebo effect: negative outcomes to healing because of negative thoughts.
As we said at the start: our bodies are amazing. So are our minds. Like our immune systems, they're powerful tools to serve us and keep us well. We need to do our part, though. We need to support them with healthy food. We need to be intentional about living a healthy lifestyle.