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Hardcover Deadly Emotions: Understand the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection That Can Heal or Destroy You Book

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ISBN13: 9780785267430

Deadly Emotions: Understand the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection That Can Heal or Destroy You

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Now with added content and updated statistics! Bestselling author Dr. Don Colbert explores how negative emotions can have a deadly effect on the body, mind, and spirit, and offers techniques for... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Deadly Emotions Don' t Have To Be

I ordered this book with the idea that I may use some tid bits of information for a training I will be conducting over the coming months. As I started reading I began to recognize my own toxic behavior as well as that of others around me. By using these principles healing has already begun in my life. This is an easy to read book that speaks plainly, simply, and directly regarding how the emotions and physical responses when running unchecked make you sick and dysfuctional. It is also very good about pointing out realistic answers. Even though he references scriptures in his writings it is in no way preachy or overbearing. If you are a practicing Christian, non practicing, or another faith entirely you can read this book, not feel preached to, and benefit by it.

Better Health for Mind and Body

I have always considered myself a healthy person. I watch what I eat and I exercise daily. I also consider myself a pretty stressed individual. Between taking classes at the university I attend, heavy loads of homework and holding a job on top of that, things can get rather hectic. Then of course there is the stress of landing that perfect career opportunity when I graduate. But I thought all of this was normal and simply dealt with it for three years, until I read Deadly Emotions. In his book, author Don Colbert, M.D. discusses the vital link between emotional well-being and physical well-being. Most Americans do not realize that scientific evidence has proven that stress can contribute to heart disease, migraines, asthma, pneumonia and many other physical problems. Stress can even be deadly. Reading through this book literally stopped me in my tracks. But, Deadly Emotions offers solutions to the problems facing us. Dr. Colbert battles anxiety, tension and stress with powerful concepts of forgiveness, joy and peace. Deadly Emotions has the ability to save Americans from the suffering induced by stress, good news for mind and body.

The Law of Gravity Works Whether You Believe It or Not

I read Dr. Colbert's book with more uncertainty than I expected and with some apprehension. I am skeptical of "self help" books and most seem to be good for one person-the author. However, the more I read his book the more I liked it. It goes without saying that reading a vitriolic "review," that reflects more of an opinion of the author and of Christianity than it does an evaluation of a book, shows that it doesn't take much for stress to influence a person and substantiates what Dr. Colbert offers for our consideration.Stress and the emotions that cause stress are indeed at the root of many, if not most, of our diseases. It is a fact that nearly 90% of diseases that afflict humans are self-induced. It is amazing, given what we do to ourselves and how we treat our bodies, that we survive as long as we do. One doesn't have to be a Christian to understand the impact stress has. The Church of Scientology has available for any of us a self-administered test to evaluate the emotional state of anyone. There are workbooks, videos, self-help programs, and even medical devices to lower blood pressure increased due to stress. We have The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder created by the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989. Numerous programs are designed to help us manage stress, anger, depression, anxiety, fear, guilt, shame, resentment and bitterness. The diseases that are induced or influenced by our emotions are many. The psychological and emotional pressures affecting us are common to all of us. It is when these pressures overwhelm our coping measures that they adversely affect us physically. Still, we as a population are willing to drug ourselves with anything a physician is willing to prescribe. One would have to live in a vacuum not to hear about "anti-cortisol" drugs for weight loss. Why not avoid excess cortisol instead and thereby avoid its chronic affects-bone loss, sodium retention, blood pressure increases, impaired glucose utilization along with weight gain and diabetes-eliminating the cause of its increase rather than treat the symptom? Intuitively, not taking a drug seems more appealing, if one can eliminate the cause of the cause of the problem itself.For a reader who is not familiar or doesn't know the science that Dr. Colbert outlines, I will say that he is correct and absolutely accurate in his explanations. I have taught biochemistry and physiology and everything he says about the changes that occur in us due to stress is on target. There is a link, albeit not well understood yet, between our emotional health and our physical health. In my research of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, SLE, ankylosing spondylitis, atherosclerotic heart disease, blood pressure, migraine headaches, ulcers and infectious diseases, I have witnessed many, many times a worsening of the disease or the start of the medical problem when emotions were uncontrolled. I personally know of one patient whose pso

Good analysis of the affect of emotions on physical health

The mind-body-spirit connection to our health is real for anyone who is willing to honestly look at both the scientific and empirical evidence. Colbert gives a good overview of the topic and provides a basis for further investigation of this important subject. Although Dr. Colbert has a clear Christian perspective, he doesn't provide pat religious answers, but provides a variety of solutions including spiritual ones. This is a must read for anyone who beginning to explore this topic.One major error in the book, however, is the Key to Scoring the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale on p. 229. which contains the wrong rating numbers. This needs to be corrected in future editions.
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