Cure by Jo Marchant
It’s lucky I read Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant* as an e-book, because I probably would’ve used an entire highlighter if I had been reading a physical copy.
Cure is fascinating, insightful, thought-provoking and I kept sharing facts and insights with everyone who was within earshot of me.
Marchant is an award-winning scientific journalist, and as such is well-equipped to tackle the topic. She manages to achieve the almost impossible, scientific rigour that nevertheless is open to new discoveries outside the mainstream medical community.
- Using virtual reality to treat pain
- Powerful associations to trick the brain into gaining stronger benefits and less side effects on less medication
- Dangers of loneliness, social isolation & stress
- Mindfulness & beliefs
While much of this research is still in its early stages, it is so incredibly important and hope-giving. I truly believe this book has food for thought for all of us, and especially so for those of us already dealing with illness in one form or another. I whole-heartedly recommend Cure.