17 May 2013

David Hamilton: Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

Dr David Hamilton discussing how kindness makes us happy and benefits the heart through the effects of the hormone oxytocin. After completing his PhD, David worked for four years in the pharmaceutical industry developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. During this time he also served as an athletics coach and manager of one of the UK's largest athletics clubs, leading them to three successive UK finals. Upon leaving the pharmaceutical industry, David co-founded the international relief charity Spirit Aid Foundation and served as a director for two years. He is now a bestselling author of seven books published by Hay House and also writes a regular blog for the Huffington Post.

Positivity and the act of kindness is proven to lower blood pressure, stress and improve a sense of well-being via the parasympathetic nervous system (in particular, the vagus nerve). Dr. David Hamilton explains in simple terms how people tackle serious conditions, like cancer, with their minds and explains the science of why it works.

“A good laugh and a long sleep are two best cures for anything.” ~ Irish Proverb

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