Essential background knowledge of disease from a medical perspective.
Between 87% and 95% of all diseases are a result of what goes on in our thought life. When some people say, “It’s all in your head” they may be meaning it as something negative or derogatory, but it actually couldn’t be more accurate.
A massive body of research has now shown that the mind-body connection is real.
What has now shown in research on the brain is that everything that goes on in your thought life is converted into a physical reaction.
What we think affects us emotionally, intellectually, and physically.
For every thought that you meditate on there is a physical reaction on your body in the form of electrical current travelling along the nerves in your brain and the production of various hormones and chemicals that flow throughout your entire body in response to those thoughts. What you think affects your whole body.
Your endoctrine system (hormones), nervous system, immune system, gastroin testinal system, heart and blood vessels, bones and muscles are all directly affect by the thoughts that you meditate on long term.
2 Corinthians 10:5 and you are meditating on whatever is true, pure lovely, of good report and praise worthy (Philippians 4:8), your brain is going to convert these thoughts into a reaction that is going to produce health in your body. This is exactly what the word says in Proverbs 17:22: “A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing…
A thought may seem harmless, but if it becomes toxic, even just a thought can become spiritually, emotionally and physically dangerous. When you start listening to those toxic thoughts of anxiety, fear, self- hatred, self-condemnation, self-rejection, anger, rage, bitterness, unforgiveness, jealousy, etc. your body is secreting chemicals and hormones in response to those spiritual attacks that are counterproductive to your health and peace.
Your brain is converting those thoughts into a physical reaction that is leading to the development of disease in your body.
Your emotions are a product of your thoughts. If your thoughts are positive and Godly, your emotions will be the same.
If your thoughts are negative and sinful, your emotions will be the same.
The point is your will and emotions are part of your mind.
3 John V21 “Beloved wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.”
Thoughts are powerful. They have creative ability. They shape your life. What you think is what you get, for better or for worse, it is entirely up to you.
The quality of your life and health is brought about by the quality of your thinking.
Think about that. Think about what you are thinking about.
Therefore, if you want to change your life, if you are not happy with the state of your health, you have got to change your thinking.
You can use your amazing brain to help.
Your body heal as well as prevent disease in your life.
The brain is the only organ in the body that does not age, it matures. Medical research has now shown that the more intelligent you become, the healthier you become. Intellect and physical health are directly linked.