The Biology of Belief
Author: Bruce H. Lipton, PhD
Where to get: Amazon
Who should read: Anyone who’s tired of hearing that your genetics control your life and that your actions (including thoughts) don’t directly affect your biology.
Who shouldn’t read: People who would rather be a victim than take charge of their own life and biology. People who aren’t open to paradigm-shifting ideas.
Overall idea: Thoughts, along with physical and chemical changes, directly affect the expression of DNA, and ultimately our biology. We have control over many more aspects of our biology than previously thought and we are no longer bound to our genetics.
“Suddenly I realized that a cell’s life is controlled by the physical and energetic environment and not by its genes. Genes are simply molecular blueprints used in the construction of cells, tissues, and organs. The environment serves as a “contractor” who reads and engages those genetic blueprints and is ultimately responsible for the character of a cell’s life. It is a single cell’s “awareness” of the environment, not its genes, that sets into motion the mechanisms of life.”
– Bruce Lipton
Science now points to the idea that the “brain” of the cell (of which we have between 30-50 TRILLION) isn’t located in the nucleus with the DNA, but instead is located on the cell membrane. This “membrain” has a consciousness in that it’s constantly receiving information from outside the cell, interpreting it, and then sending messages to the nucleus, telling the DNA system which proteins to make. Science is now showing that the membrain responds not only to physical and chemical changes, but also to changes in energy such as positive or negative thinking.
These ideas are collectively part of the division of science known as epigenetics, or the study of how cells change over time without any direct changes in DNA sequencing. Epigentics is one of the fastest growing fields of scientific research, and one in which Dr. Bruce Lipton was a pioneering researcher . He shares his ground-breaking research and insights in The Biology of Belief.
Although many of the ideas in the book are controversial, and definitely paradigm-shifting, they are being supported more and more by scientific research and are getting to the point where they are almost hard to argue against. This book is a must-read for anybody and it will definitely make you look at your life and biology differently.
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