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The Biology of Belief Summary

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biology-of-belief-summaryDid you know that the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts? It’s true. That’s what “the biology of belief” means: that the thoughts racing through your mind on a moment-to-moment basis have the power to build up or tear down your physical and mental health, including addictive tendencies.

Take some time to consider the implications of that idea. If you can alter your physical well-being by changing your thoughts, then doesn’t it make sense to learn as much as you can about how to manage your mind?

Yes, it does. And that’s why we’re bringing you this crash-course in Dr. Bruce Lipton’s bestselling book The Biology of Belief.

The Biology of Belief: the Groundbreaking Bestselling Book

biology-of-belief-book.jpgThe Biology of Belief was published in 2008 and noted for its groundbreaking work in the field of new biology.

Former medical school professor and research scientist Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., presents his experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, which examine in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information.

How many times have you heard about a book and thought, “Wow, that could be a game-changer in my life!”

… but then you never got around to reading it?

Well, consider this the jump-start you’ve been waiting for.

It’s a lot easier to commit to a blog post than a book, so we’re offering a quick read summary of Dr. Lipton’s influential work, The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles.

Biology of Belief Summary

The Biology of Belief explores how cells receive and process information. implications of this research radically change our understanding of life, showing that genes and DNA do not control our biology; instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.

For decades, genetic determinism—that is, the idea that our genes are fixed, immutable, and outside of our conscious control -- was the prevailing view of the scientific community.

However, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Candace Pert, and other intrepid researchers have demonstrated that DNA is actually controlled by signals that come from outside of the cell.

In other words, the cell’s environment matters much more than we once thought.

So change the cell's environment, and change the cell behavior and genetic characteristics.

And since we're made up of cells, change ourselves.


Some of the most powerful external signals that influence the health of our cells are the energetic messages which emanate from our thoughts.

Positive or negative, our thoughts have the ability to literally change our bodies and alter our physical health and well being.

This is great news, because it means that we have the power to alter our lives for the better!

Just because our parents drank to excess or developed cancer doesn’t mean that we will too.

We have more agency and authority over our life experience than we ever realized.

The Biology of Belief In Less Than Five Words:

You control your destiny.

Biology of Belief Summary: Chapter-by-Chapter

Chapter 1: Lessons From The Petri Dish: In Praise Of Smart Cells And Smart Students

Cells are not simply in competition with one another for the most resources; instead, they work collaboratively and cooperatively, allowing multi-celled organisms to evolve and thrive in changing environments.

Chapter 2: It’s The Environment, Stupid

Epigenetics is the field of study focused on how the environment influences genetic expression; it tells us that our nutrition, stress, and emotions can modify our genes (and that these modifications are heritable).

Chapter 3: The Magical Membrane

Modern research shows that the cell membrane’s effector proteins control how genes are “read” … and that these proteins function in response to environmental influences.

Chapter 4: The New Physics: Planting Both Feet Firmly On Thin Air

The nature of reality is change, a constant state of flux … and energy waves are vital, because our vibrational frequency has the power to change us at the atomic level!

Chapter 5: Biology Of Belief

Our emotions are the language of our subconscious minds, influencing our cells in ways we’re just beginning to understand … and the placebo effect is a case in point!

Chapter 6: Growth And Protection

There are practical ways to limit stress and fear (which contribute to cellular breakdown) and increase love (which contributes mightily to cellular health).

Chapter 7: Conscious Parenting: Parents As Genetic Engineers

You can influence the next generation for good even before birth, and you can teach and model the power of personal responsibility.

Epilogue: Spirit And Science

"The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical." - Albert Einstein

How Do I Start Altering My Own Chemistry?

Great question! There are many techniques, but we've found these two very helpful to get started:

  1. Ideal Scenes: Co-Creation
  2. The Power of Positive Affirmations

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Further Reading

Want more on this fascinating topic? Recently, we published an extensive interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton himself. Listen and prepare to swallow the red pill and leave the Matrix behind for good!

Caroline McGraw

This post was written by Caroline McGraw

In addition to her work as "the voice of The Clearing", Caroline Garnet McGraw writes about trading perfectionism for possibility at A Wish Come Clear. Visit and receive your free Perfectionist Recovery Toolkit today!

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