How important are your beliefs to your health and well being? Cell biologist Bruce Lipton thinks they are foundational.

In his book “The Biology of Belief,” Bruce Lipton outlines his groundbreaking work showing we are not slaves to our DNA and genes as biology once taught. For example, 95% of cancer does not have any hereditary influence at all; most cancers are actually triggered by outside factors such as poor lifestyle choices, stress, and limiting beliefs.

If You Believe It, It’s True (For You)

“The placebo effect” offers more proof that our beliefs are pivotal to our biology. Numerous experiments have shown that if a patient is told by a trustworthy figure that a pill will help their ailment, it often does, even if that pill is a sugar pill.

Lipton found that the nucleus of the cell, despite containing our DNA, is actually not the brain of the cell; it is the cell wall or membrane that functions as the brain. This membrane receives stimuli from the environment via cell receptors which in turn trigger the progression of the cell either toward health or illness.

Taking Charge of Your Deepest Beliefs

How might your own beliefs be influencing your cell biology? What beliefs would you like to change so that you can create better cellular and overall health?

In many cases, we see the world not as it is, but as we are. Fortunately, you can always make a change. Self-awareness is the first step; you can use applied kinesiology (muscle testing) to determine what beliefs may be operating at a hidden level in your awareness. From there, you can use tools like energy psychology, mindful meditation, affirmations, hypnosis, the swish pattern, or any other modality that can help bring about a positive change in beliefs.

Your beliefs are foundational to how your life unfolds. What are your deepest beliefs? How might a shift in your beliefs lead to a healthier, happier life?