"We’ve evolved from a physical well being that has not caught up with our societal evolution. So in the last hundreds of years, certainly in the last 10,000 years, we have completely changed the body of the human in terms of what we’re eating and how we’re living our lives, but our physical body has not caught up.
So we’re living in a 10,000-year-old body eating McDonalds burgers and the body’s machinery has not caught up with that. I think that simple things are probably profoundly important for well being. They’re not rocket science, but there is a lot of rocket science that supports those concepts."
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Do your thoughts and feelings affect your odds of surviving cancer? Yes, but according to Deepak Chopra, it goes beyond the positivity of simply thinking happy thoughts.
"Positive mentality helps, but it's more than that. You have to have a clear idea about where you stand, what the data is, where you want to go, your mission for health and well-being. You have to quiet in the mind. Instead of being positive all the time, a quiet mind is more helpful. What we call homeostasis. When the mind is quiet, your body is quiet and when your body is quiet, it accelerates and then things like that self-repair," states founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing Deepak Chopra.
In this CBS video news segment, Deepak Chopra: Use your Mind to Save Your Life, we are introduced to colorectal cancer survivor Kristi Russo. After surgery to remove a large tumor, and weeks of radiation, a subsequent CAT scan revealed the cancer had spread to her lungs.