According to researchers, 75-98 percent of illnesses can be attributed to our brain. Dr. Caroline Leaf has made it her life quest to teach everyone about how amazing our brain is and how toxic thinking can stink up our perception of life and let us down.
I remember the first time I heard of Dr. Leaf. She was on TBN a couple of years ago and was explaining how dark thoughts that are out of control can eventually control us. But there is a way to brighter days.
In “Switch On Your Brain” * Dr. Leaf promises that in 21 days we can detoxify our minds. In the book, she makes a few great points that even while reading, helps begin the healing process before the 21-Day Detox plan. If you can get through the first 130+ pages describing the mind, brain, and quantum theories as it pertains to Scripture, then you will be fine. The 21 Day plan starts in the middle of the book. Just a fair warning.
The first point I learned is that the brain is different from the mind. I knew this from previous philosophy classes, but Dr. Leaf assures us that there is a critical difference. Before, many doctors and scientists taught that the brain is physical and pre-programmed and therefore a person is stuck in the depression or illness and need meds all the time.
With detoxing, you can get your healthy brain cells back and what is really cool is each chapter has Scripture for thought pertaining to the mind and encourages you on your “detoxing” journey.
Second, our brain is neuroplastic-“meaning it can change and grow”(14). If our brains can change and grow, then we have to be mindful of our thoughts. What are we allowing in?
We can not control outside circumstances, but we can control our reaction to it. Toxic thoughts like: doubt, unbelief, fear, anger- changes our brain and it causes us to become something that will require an act of God for healing. That is where detoxing comes in.
Another powerful point, Dr. Leaf makes is your parents or your past does not make you who you are. This is predisposition, not destiny. Do not make genetics your god. You can live a long healthy life full of joy. And her book is here to help.
There are so many important facts listed in this book and what becomes repetitive is actually what you’ll need to remember as you go through the detox plan:
- Mind controls matter
- Choice and your multiple-perspective advantage
- Your choices change your brain
- Catch those thoughts
- Entering into directed rest
- Stop milkshake-multitasking
- Thinking, God, and the quantum physics brain
- The science of thought
The very first half of the book was powerful to read and coupled with sound biblical wisdom, you can get your life back just from the beginning of the book. After scanning through the 21 Day Detox plan, I know that I would buy this book for myself.
*Book received for my unbiased review from Netgalley