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ABOUT THIS BOOK Leadership is the most crucial choice one can make—it is the decision to step out of darkness into the light.      Bestselling author and spiritual guide Deepak Chopra invites...

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March 26 2013

Use Your Mind to Save Your Life

Published by www.cbsnews.com

When it comes to treating cancer, it's not only about getting the best treatment, but having the right attitude. But the keys to your health go beyond the visit to the doctor. According to the American Cancer Society, emotions and feelings are an important part of coping with a cancer diagnosis.

"Positive mentality helps, but it's more than that," said Deepak Chopra, the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. "You have to have a clear idea about where you stand, what the data is, where you want to go, your mission for health and well-being. You have to quiet in the mind. Instead of being positive all the time, a quiet mind is more helpful. What we call homeostasis. When the mind is quiet, your body is quiet and when your body is quiet, it accelerates and then things like that self-repair."

One of Chopra's patients, Kristi Russo, used these tactics during her battle with cancer.

"I was going to do whatever I had to do. I almost came out of body, and I almost watched my body go through the motions," she said of her initial diagnosis.

In March 2009, Russo was diagnosed with stage-three colorectal cancer, and after a series of doctor visits a 2 1/2 inch tumor was found and removed. After six weeks of radiation, she had a section of her colon removed, and she thought the worst was over.

When she went back for a CAT scan, the doctors told her that the cancer had spread to her lungs. After the second diagnosis, she was treated with chemotherapy plus a targeted medical treatment.

"And when they found another spot in my lungs, now I had stage-four, and now I had to follow that up with treatment. I thought at this point, Oh, this is serious, it's not just fixing it, and I need to make a change," said Russo. "We need to change the way we eat. We need to change the way we think. I'm a believer that your mind can help heal your body."

She's been cancer-free for three years and attributes a major part of her restored health to her altered eating habits. She started growing her own fruits and vegetables in the backyard and stopped eating preservatives. Instead of using store-bought foods, she tries to make as much fresh food as possible. She also believes that you have to sometimes physically walk away from something, if it's mentally going to put you in a bad place.

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  • I have been diagnosed with Anaplastic large cell lymphoma. I have been eating freash fruit and veggies, stopped white sugar. I drink hot tea and lots of water, I do not feel sick but I noticed that I do not have energy and I do not sleep well. I do quiet my mind and body I am a Medical Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner so I do know somethings but I also know that I am under the care of some very highly trained professionals and need to listen to them as they need to listen to me so we can do what is in my best interest. Thank you!

    Vina // 2013-03-26 12:23:06 // //
  • i believe if i had a high stage of cancer id separate myself from theoutcome and enjoy my life chemo and radiation seem worse than death to me.

    keith // 2013-03-26 23:00:29 // //

 

 

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  • I have been a true fan of Dr. Chopra for several years now and I saw him at a lecture in Madison, Wisconsin many years ago! I have several of his books and a cd of his. I enjoyed the lecture very much and stood in line for a very long time to get his autograph and more importantly to shake his hand! I also have Dr. Chopra`s "Magical Body, Magical Mind" series of cassettes. I feel that he is a wonderful man and doctor! He has brought his Eastern teachings to our Western world and I will cherish the memory of the day I saw him in Madison, Wisconsin. Peace and joy be with you always, Audrey

    Audrey Graham // 2013-04-07 15:09:28 // //
  • UC Stanford Hematology-Oncology staff are amazing.

    Olivia Mondragon // 2013-04-01 01:59:52 // //
  • Olivia <3

    Marissa Mondragón // 2013-03-31 16:27:04 // //
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    ashok kumar shrimali // 2013-03-30 10:20:40 // //
  • He certainly is!...and he's also absolutely right.

    Diane Christie // 2013-03-29 11:49:18 // //
  • THAT IS WONDERFUL I BELIEVE IN PRAYER IT KEPT MY HUSBAND ALIVE FOR 13 YEARS UNTIL THE DOCTORS MESSE D UP SO GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY EASTER. LITSA STATH

    Litsa Stathacopoulos // 2013-03-28 16:24:36 // //
  • omg you are beautiful, i know that's not what you're trying to promote but nonetheless you are gorgeous

    Kimberlee Lynn Jackson // 2013-03-27 11:58:55 // //
  • Say It.. "I AM" Healthy and Happy.. Negative thoughts Have No Dominion Over Me, Positive Toghts Bring Me Benefits and Advantages I Desire, and This Is So.. Every Day, In Every Wy, I AM, Bettet, Better and Better. Thoughts, bring Things and situations as well.. In the Beginning was the Word.... Believe!! What you are going through, is not what you are going to.. Keep your eyes on the Prize.. "I Am Healthy"

    Valerie Drechsler // 2013-03-27 02:40:13 // //
  • thank u deepak ji i know how it is my mother had a cancer for 8 years

    Rajesh Sidhpura // 2013-03-27 00:16:30 // //
  • i believe if i had a high stage of cancer id separate myself from theoutcome and enjoy my life chemo and radiation seem worse than death to me.

    keith // 2013-03-26 23:00:29 // //
  • My son was given a year to live (Glioblastoma) when he was 7 in 2004. He made it until 2009, but lived life to the fullest, became a champion skater, had fun, and LOVED! We learned from him the best attitude was to just carry on, push through the pain, and have fun.

    Mark Hartmann // 2013-03-26 22:05:17 // //
  • It is good to learn.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-03-26 18:43:47 // //
  • loved meeting this man....I am walking testament that prayer, modern medicine, and the right attitude are all part of the total package in healing any diseas, not just cancer!

    Kristi VanderTill Russo // 2013-03-26 18:42:11 // //
  • I agree with Paula, Right attitude is the key. Point to remember is the ingredients of Right Attitude...

    Energyfollowsthought // 2013-03-26 16:36:10 // //
  • That is EASY for someone who is not suffering to say.

    Donna M Shepherd // 2013-03-26 16:10:47 // //
  • I truly believe this. My young son cured himself of stage 4 cancer with the right attitude, our right attitude supporting him, meds and a good diet. Everything is interrelated. Our emotions are very powerful!

    Paula Bourque // 2013-03-26 15:38:22 // //
  • You cant wishful think cancer away and unfortunately... As a sentient personable caring all powerful god obviously does not exist... Neither do miraculous spirtual cures. Its extremely irresponsible to give patients such false hope. Modern spirituality is modern snake oil. You shouldnt trust anyone whos dependant on selling you hope to put food on their table and a roof over their head. Look inside yourself...discover the truth for yourself. anyone who tries to sell you a ticket to heaven is a liar.

    Leo PxlHstlr // 2013-03-26 15:24:00 // //
  • This is so true

    Mary Ann Burger Clough // 2013-03-26 15:13:39 // //
  • ihr müsst unbedingt sein buch lesen "jung und vital ein leben lang"

    Ariane May-ziem // 2013-03-26 14:24:17 // //
  • AMEN!

    Kathy Lopez // 2013-03-26 14:07:56 // //
  • Deepak still has the answers!

    Thomas Hayes // 2013-03-26 13:48:03 // //
  • Yes, attitude makes a huge difference! :)

    Tehmina Sadiq // 2013-03-26 13:04:08 // //
  • Attitudinal Healing...AMEN..

    Diane Charmley // 2013-03-26 12:58:50 // //
  • DeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeePaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak!!!

    Diksha PB // 2013-03-26 12:36:20 // //
  • learned this from "the book of secrets"

    Robert Swint // 2013-03-26 12:31:39 // //
  • Hands down! Then, Hands Up! :-) Good interview.

    Cathie Guthrie // 2013-03-26 12:30:49 // //
  • Nice interview. Thanks for sharing! I can attest to the power of meditation and positivity. :))

    Vickie Perry Barker // 2013-03-26 12:30:45 // //
  • So very true .. With the right attitude you can do most anything !!

    Sue Wiborg // 2013-03-26 12:25:37 // //
  • I have been diagnosed with Anaplastic large cell lymphoma. I have been eating freash fruit and veggies, stopped white sugar. I drink hot tea and lots of water, I do not feel sick but I noticed that I do not have energy and I do not sleep well. I do quiet my mind and body I am a Medical Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner so I do know somethings but I also know that I am under the care of some very highly trained professionals and need to listen to them as they need to listen to me so we can do what is in my best interest. Thank you!

    Vina // 2013-03-26 12:23:06 // //
  • BUEN DIA CHOPRA. SALUDOS Y ABRAZOS DE MUCHA LUZ Y AMOR . GRACIAS

    Martha Cervantes Corona // 2013-03-26 12:20:59 // //
  • Genetics and great Doctors get a Cancer patient through it, not philosophers

    James Bono // 2013-03-26 12:19:26 // //
  • Good read.. (interview) Thanks for sharing !! :-) <3

    Shownine Babino // 2013-03-26 12:17:20 // //
  • Thank you

    Mária Tóth // 2013-03-26 12:13:02 // //
  • It's genetic. Little old lady cancers aren't always the ones that go away quietly.

    Valerie Ogle // 2013-03-26 12:11:44 // //
  • I read Anita Moorjani's amazing story about her cancer and how she was cured after a near death experience. She said that when she went to get treatment in India, ayurvedic medicine, she started to feel good because of the attitude that those who treated her and helped had towards the illness. Once fear started to creep in back on her, she started to feel worse until her Near Death Experience. Got to read that book is called Dying to be Me.

    Cynthia Rodriguez // 2013-03-26 12:10:42 // //
  • Rt.

    Arvin Robles // 2013-03-26 12:06:08 // //
  • I saw that you endorsed Bernie Seigel's latest book. He truly has been the mentor for helping people understand cancer.

    Mona Delfino // 2013-03-26 12:05:19 // //
  • Agree , I survived flesh eating disease with no surgery or death..we are magical on so many levels

    Joanne Schmalenberger // 2013-03-26 12:05:18 // //
  • Thank you <3 So true!

    Inspirational Nuggets // 2013-03-26 12:05:01 // //
  • i love Sanoviv and Oasis of Healing

    Christina Haftman // 2013-03-26 12:03:04 // //