► Medical science has discovered that the part of the brain which controls human speech is connected
to every nerve of the body.
► From an article entitled “Patient Knows Best” published in The Reader’s Digest:
“A person’s answer to the question, ‘Is your health excellent, good, fair or poor?’ is a remarkable
prediction of who will live or die over the next four years.
“A study of more than 2,800 men and women 65 and older found that those who rate their health
as ‘poor’ are four to five times more likely to die in the next four years than those who rate their
health ‘excellent.’ This was the case even if examinations show the respondents to be in comparable
“These findings are supported by a review of five other large studies, totaling 23,000 people.”
► Charles Capps says:
“People who have an image of themselves being in poor health will talk about poor health. Even
though they may be in good health, they seem to live out the reality of the image they have of
themselves—even unto death.”
► From a newspaper article by a neurosurgeon printed in the Shreveport Times entitled,
“Talk to Your Body to Rid Ills.”
He was using a method which he called “mental exercise,” which involves telling your body
what to do.
He offered examples such as a diabetic who instructs his pancreas to secrete insulin or a
person with hypertension to say, several times a day, “My blood pressure is 120 over 80.”
The doctor said, “It makes no difference whether the patient even knows where his pancreas
is or what 120 over 80 means. The body knows!”
► Article about a lady that had a continual fever for several months.
“Doctors couldn’t find anything wrong. When questioned, they discovered that when she got
upset, she would always say, ‘That just burns me up.’
“She would say it several times a day.
“They weren’t sure if there was a connection, but they asked her to not use that phrase.
“Within weeks, her body temperature was normal.”
Pastors George and Terri Pearsons, KCM, 10 DAYS OF HEALING