AHHA: We Are What We Think: "I am both intrigued and pleased with the current increase in scientific studies on the body/mind connection. The research of biochemists such as Dr. Candace Pert is proving that there IS a connection between our thoughts, emotions, even the words we speak, and our physiology. Her fascinating work is substantiating that our feelings can stimulate certain hormones and chemicals in our body that can enhance or suppress our immune system; that a negative attitude, for example, can literally lower our metabolism. It is not surprising that dieting does not work when we're depressed!
The first step to a more holistic lifestyle begins with being AWARE. Just by being aware of our thoughts, our state of mind, our attitudes, we can make a subtle, but conscious shift"