Book Review: Scientific proof that our beliefs, our thoughts affect our lives.


The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles

10th Anniversary Edition

By Bruce H. Lipton P.H.D.

It has been ten years since Dr. Lipton first gave the world this book. So many profound scientific findings have emerged since that time and many can give a nod to Dr. Lipton for planting the seed of investigation inside the imaginations of scientists worldwide.

In our society with a growing distrust of doctors this is a cell biologist and medical school professor that can earn our trust as he dispels untruths that are held onto so dearly by the scientific community. Dr. Lipton goes against his credentialed academia colleagues with studies that flex beyond the rigid parameters of the academic mainstream. A simple but profound epiphany changed the way he looked at cells and became the impetus for this book. His discovery, ‘A Cell’s life is fundamentally controlled by the physical and energetic environment with only a small contribution by its genes.”  Here the general public has been told for years that our health, our lives are controlled by genes and if you happen to come from stock affected by genetic disease-well you were doomed to repeat in your ancestors footsteps. Dire at best, how is a person to overcome that diagnosis? Dr. Lipton discovered a way, through the biology of belief.

He understood “the character of our lives is determined not by our genes but by our responses to the environment signals that propel life.”  In addition to this discovery he finally realized that the belief that Western medicine or allopathic medicine is the only worthwhile medicine was a flawed belief. He united his background in science, his practice of allopathic medicine with the world of complementary (alternative) medicine, with wisdom of ancient and modern faiths in a mind, body, spirit convergence.

Dr. Lipton gave us scientific proof that we are not victims of our genes, but rather creators of our life and the world in which we live our life. In the decade since its first edition, research in the field of biology has corroborated his findings so long ago. Through out the book it is Dr. Lipton’s hope that with these tools anyone can take control of their life, to be healthy, happy and move toward a world of understanding and peace.

As research continues to explain the connection between our minds, our bodies and our spirits, health can be attained when all three work together. Dr. Lipton shows in easy to understand language how our beliefs affect both our physical well being as well as our life well being.  He explains that we have a choice of negative beliefs or positive beliefs and both have vastly different consequences based on that choice. In this updated version he expands on his initial findings in biochemical effects, in epigenetics and links between our minds and matter.

To see Dr. Lipton’s other books and for more information please visit

FTC Disclaimer: I was given an ARC of this title for review purposes only by Hay House Publishing via Net Galley; no other compensation was awarded.


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