The Power of Hope

 


In the 1950’s, Richter at Harvard University did an interesting experiment. They put rats in water and saw how long they would tread water. A stressed rat or wild rat would only last fifteen minutes; however, hope could dramatically change that.

Tame rats who were regularly handled by humans could tread water for sixty hours–they knew that humans would probably eventually save them. Wild rats who were saved when they were just about to die at the end of fifteen minutes, were saved and then allowed to rest for a few minutes before being put back in the water.

After a brief rest of some minutes, these rats on their second treading of water were able to last the full sixty hours. On the second try, they had hope that they would be rescued so were not anxious and able to go the maximum sixty hours.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/kidding-ourselves/201405/the-remarkable-power-hope
It seems the effects of hope are hard wired into our bones and brains. I know it was what kept me in my journey to full remission described in “Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds.”

Facemask reduces coronavirus

Get your mask and wear it in public, see
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/05/masks-covid-19-infections-would-plummet-new-study-says

 

 

 

 

Superfoods

Here are ten superfoods to charge your batteries. I have not heard of some of them before. See https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOiW_xY-kc

Meditation by Depak Chopra

A short and effective meditation by the great Depak Chopra, see https://www.gaia.com/video/stillness-you-whispering-mystery-deepak-chopra

Eat Plant-based Food

There is an outstanding documentary on Netflix called “Game Changers” that convincingly persuades that the best food is plant based. See https://gamechangersmovie.com/

placeholder

Drink low fat milk to live longer

HonestGreen_Images_Prod_00742365004209_front
A recent study found that people who drink low fat or no fat milk live longer. See https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157974377369254&id=107948684253

Sleep is important to your body and brain

This Is What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Sleep (Infographic)
Sleep was an important part of my recovery from MS described in my book at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D7JBZ5L/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_awdo_t1_.pDiBbVDAK0S4

Dream Incubation for Healing

In ancient Greece, there were temples of healing that use dreams and dreams incubation for thousands of years to heal physical illness. I think I stumbled into using some of their methods, notably dream incubation. See

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/dream-cure-effective-healing-power-dream-incubation-ancient-greece-009287

“Dream Incubation

Present within most of these sleep temples were elaborate systems of fasting, dedication, lustration, purification, ritual drama, sensory deprivation or over-stimulation, invocation and dream interpretation. These institutions prevailed for thousands of years, so clearly the sleep temple methods were fruitful for many (there are countless testimonies and votive offerings proclaiming successful treatment) but how did they work? Would these old methods of dream incubation work today?
The practice of ‘Temple Sleep’ is well-evidenced in ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman archaeology and literature. I believe the practice of ‘dream incubation’ reveals many secrets regarding the journey of human consciousness, the evolution of memory and language, the mind-body connection, the placebo effect and the unconscious mind’s potent response to imagination, story and symbolism.”

The dream incubation I used in my healing is at:
www.drstevenfox.com

Preparing for Surgery Meditation

Dreaming-of-you-undergoing-surgery

 

Catherine Shainberg describes meditation to do before and after surgery. Such meditations typically decrease the need for pain medications and speed healing. See:

https://s.amsu.ng/aibFABjBNhUN

How you think and feel can improve recovery at http://www.msmissionremission.com

Remylination: The Holy Grail for MS

The holy grail is remylination of multiple sclerosis damage. See

“Novel regeneration (remyelination) with stem cells and good antibodies in patients. These therapies may help nerves recover normal signaling functions and improve movement and cognition in patients with MS and other autoimmune neurological disorders.”
https://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-multiple-sclerosis-autoimmune-neurology/research/multiple-sclerosis

See my book at http://www.msmissionremission.com