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Mind Over Medicine | Lissa Rankin, MD


Lissa Rankin

Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself
Sunday 8:00 p.m.
New Age gurus suggest that the mind can heal the body. But is this fact or just wishful thinking? As a physician, Dr. Lissa Rankin was skeptical, and it led her deep into the medical literature, where she discovered that yes, it's true. The mind can heal the body. In this presentation, Dr. Rankin makes the case for how our thoughts, beliefs and feelings trigger biochemical changes in the body that affect the physiology of every cell.

How To Be Your Own Placebo
Monday 4:00 p.m.
The placebo effect proves that a combination of positive belief and the nurturing care of someone in a white coat can translate into measurable physiological healing in the body, even when all you're doing is taking a sugar pill. But how can you enjoy these benefits if you're not in a clinical trial? Dr. Lissa Rankin will teach you how.

Build The Right Health Care Team
Tuesday 4:00 p.m.
Much like we hand our cars over to auto mechanics, many of us give away our power to doctors and other health care providers who we believe will "fix" us. Yet, scientific data proves that proactive patients who are active in their own care have better outcomes than those who learn helplessness. How can you learn to be the proactive, empowered leader of your health care team? Learn how in this presentation.

Diagnose The Root Cause Of Your Illness
Wednesday 4:00 p.m.
If your health isn't optimized, even if you're just trying to lose weight, there's a good chance that the underlying cause of your health condition lies in something beyond mere biochemistry. Because our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs affect the body's ability to self-repair, stressful thoughts may interfere with everything from cancer recovery to weight loss to pain relief. Learn how to relax your nervous system and reduce "fight-or-flight" stress responses in your body so your body can do what it does best- heal itself.

Write Your Own Prescription
Thursday 4:00 p.m.
Your doctor may know your anatomy and physiology better than you, but nobody knows your body better than you. This presentation will teach you how to tap into your intuition so you can create an action plan designed to make you optimally healthy, not just with diet, exercise, and taking your vitamins, but by dealing with toxic relationships, getting in touch with your life purpose, tapping into your spiritual connection, ramping up your sex life, dealing with financial worries, and addressing any other issues that may be affecting your Whole Health.


Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of "Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself."  She is on a grass roots mission to put the "care" back in health care, and to heal our broken health care system - one doctor and one patient at a time.

Discouraged by our broken health care system and curious why some patients do everything "right" but still wind up sick, Lissa set out to discover why some patients experience miraculous cures from seemingly incurable illnesses, while others remain sick even when they receive the best medical care. She researched what really makes people healthy and what predisposes them to illness - not just diet, exercise and standard healthy behaviors, but everything else. What she uncovered in the mainstream medical literature led her to develop a type of medical practice she terms "Whole Health Medicine," based on the scientifically-proven healthy behaviors she shares in Mind Over Medicine. She is now leading a health care revolution to empower patients to heal themselves, while encouraging the health care industry to embrace and facilitate, rather than resist, such medical "miracles."

Lissa blogs at LissaRankin.com and also created two online communities - HealHealthCareNow.com and OwningPink.com. She is also the author of two other books. Lissa's work will be the focus of an upcoming public television special that will appear on PBS, she has delivered two popular TEDx talks, and she is on the speaking circuit with Hay House's "I Can Do It" conferences. Lissa's work has also been featured on over 30 television shows, over 50 radio shows, and in publications such as O Magazine, the New York Times, Health, Women’s Health, Forbes, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, Huffington Post, People, Woman’s Day, WebMD, and CNN.

Lissa is also a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker, and she lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.

Start Date: November 16, 2013
End Date: November 22, 2013


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