Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

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Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant examines the link between the mind, body, and healing. Marchant has a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology, and the book is thoughtfully written and heavily researched. My favorite parts of the book were the true stories about different patients, and how they struggled with and overcame various symptoms and maladies. The book does not minimize how diseases and disorders often cannot simply be cured through mindful changes, but it does show how many people have been able to conquer certain symptoms in unusual ways. I especially liked the chapter “Enjoy the Moment: How to Change Your Brain,” which discusses living in the moment. Marchant writes the book in a very detailed manner; she gives a lot of information about the psychological studies she discusses, and she has inserted plenty of footnotes. For those interested in the relationship between the mind and body, this is a nice book to check out.

You can read more about Cure here on Amazon.

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