Is it possible that there is a brain-stomach connection? How awesome would it be to simply wake up each day and say “I think I am thin, I think I am thin”! Remember the little engine that could? What I am about to suggest may seem crazy to some however science has proven the power of our minds effect on our body with the simple placebo. How you “think” directly effects your internal bio chemistry! My conclusion is YES.
Every stimulus and reaction that happens in your body is first started by a signal to your brain. This then starts a cascade of reactions and production of hormones that activate everything from sneezing to feeling pain. When you laugh your body produces serotonin the “feel good” hormone. So what comes first? The laughter or the thought of something funny that sends the signal to your brain that makes you feel happy? It’s fascinating to imagine how complex yet how wonderfully made we are.
We humans are created in God’s image! We have a piece of Him in us and the same power he used to create the world has been given to us as well if we would only have faith. He has given us everything we need to heal our bodies, the intuition to discern and free will to make right choices. Consider the verse “as a man thinks in his mind..so is he” ! If the creator of the universe said that how I think will directly affect who I am who am I to disagree? Or for the mainstream you may have heard this… “you’re only as old as you think you are” hmmm… perhaps our ancestors where on to something?
How can you think yourself thin?
It’s simple; our body was uniquely and wonderfully made to keep us in perfect balance. Cortisol for example is a stress hormone that is secreted when you’re in danger. It quickens your heartbeat, feeds your brain extra oxygen, and unleashes energy from your fat and glucose stores. However, studies show too much stress can produce excess cortisol which causes excess abdominal fat, poor use of insulin, and high blood pressure to name a few. Managing stress is the answer to reverse this cascade effect. This is where the “thinking” comes in. Visualizing and meditating on good health, peaceful and loving statements about yourself and relaxing breathing exercise ALL directly affect your stress and cortisol levels. These are mindful practices that can also directly affect your weight loss goals. Can you “think” yourself thin?
Go ahead! Give it a try..what have you got to lose?
I am healthy, happy and whole!