I enjoyed this book. Why? Because it validated my core beliefs, perspectives, and lifelong practices. I mean, who doesn’t like to be affirmed, right? I’m the poster child for the “mind over matter” school. I’m not necessarily the author’s target audience, however; I’m already a “believer.” This book is for those who want proof–in the form of scientific research–of the healing power of the mind over body. And this exhaustively researched body of work provides that in spades. You’ll be exposed to conditioning and placebo effects, meditation, hypnosis, environmental factors and more. And get a sneak peek into treatments for managing fear, pain, autoimmune disorders, autism, and aging, among others. And whether it’s physical health, mental health, or general wellbeing, the author, a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology, builds a solid case for the coupling of traditional medicine and alternative modalities to optimize our welfare.