Think you know what thought is? What about stress? Does positive thinking improve our health, our wealth, our well-being?
Dr Caroline Leaf, a prolific and popular Christian author, teaches that “75 to 98 percent of mental, physical, and behavioural illness comes from ones thought life”, that “stress is a direct result of toxic thinking”, and “we have two choices, we can let our thoughts become toxic and poisonous or we can detox our negative thoughts which will improve our emotional wholeness and even recover our physical health.”
But medicine, psychology and cognitive neuroscience show otherwise. Using his twenty years experience in clinical medicine, and backed up by three hundred scientific papers and medical textbooks, Dr Pitt highlights the modern scientific approach to thought and stress, and provides a new perspective on Dr Leaf’s teaching, grounded in the most up-to-date scientific evidence available.
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About the Author
Dr C. Edward Pitt is a full time GP* and spare-time writer. He lives and works in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is way too busy. He has been studying and working in the medical profession since 1992. In that time he has gained the qualifications of MBBS (UQ) and the FRACGP. He spent a number of years in hospital paediatrics before getting sick of shift-work and moving into General Practice. Since attaining his GP Fellowship in 2005, he has gained experience in many and varied areas of medicine including Skin Cancer Medicine, Cosmetic Medicine, Aged Care, Sexual Health and Family Planning, and is a regular question writer and examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practice.
In the early 2000’s, he was a regular writer for a nationally published Christian magazine, “Alive”, and he published his first book in 2009, “Stress Out”, now in it’s second edition.
He is also a husband, father to two rambunctious small boys, coffee connoisseur, try-hard leg spinner, amateur actor and a terrible dancer. Whatever time he has left, he usually wastes it on Facebook!
(* GP is short for General Practitioner, also known as a Family Physician in some parts of the world)