Friday, July 29, 2016

Health and Mental Health

Recently I saw the phrase: ‘No health without mental health.’ It impressed me again with the close connection between brain and body. Candace B. Pert PhD reportedly coined the term BodyMind in an effort to explain how brain and body, the conscious and the subconscious, are often inexplicitly intertwined. Pert, a world-recognized pharmacologist, led the team that discovered opiate receptors in the brain and was a research professor in the department of physiology and biophysics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She also held a variety of research positions with the National Institutes of Health, including chief of the section on brain biochemistry of the Clinical Neuroscience Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health. Widely published, Bert authored some of my favorite resource books including: Molecules of Emotion, Why You Feel the Way You Feel, and Your Body is You Subconscious Mind. 

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