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The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology

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Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton.

With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

In this full-length audio course, Dr. Lipton shares his lucid and startling insights about the building blocks of life, and how each one of our cells has far greater innate intelligence than we once believed.

©2006 Bruce H. Lipton; (P)2006 Sounds True

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  • Alexandre
    Sao PauloBrazil
    "A Masterpiece"

    It is understandable that this audiobook should have both passionate positive and negative reviews: it offers a genial new interpretation of biology, evolution and history, with ramifications into medicine and psychology.

    An earlier reviewer remarked the ideas contained here would never be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Indeed! - these journals do not publish personal interpretaions. A book (or in this case, an audiobook), and not a peer-reviewed journal, is the perfect medium for this kind of work.

    I am an M.D., I was marveled by this work and highly recomend it to everyone.

    88 of 99 people found this review helpful
  • Heather A. Shirley
    Farmington Hills, MI
    "This book is EXCELLENT!"

    Since the negative review writers here boast that they have their PhDs, I will mention my creds. I have a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Public Health. I'll get my PhD in a science, which in my view is not a huge deal!
    Bruce Lipton is amazing to me. This book really explains why the medical establishment has no idea how so many of our illnesses are caused. If you don't know what I am talking about, just sign up for some Anatomy & Physiology classes at your local community college. Take Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Microbiology. Discover that professors all around the country, including medical school professors, are teaching this dis-ease and that dis-ease, but when they address the cause, they teach "We don't know what turns the genes on!" Bruce Lipton offers the brilliant idea that the internal environment and our perceptions (stress, fear, worry, etc.) are what determines what genes are turned on, and thus what proteins are made, which determines function. His idea that the cell membrane is more analogous to the brain and the nucleus is more analogous to the gonads is truly a ingenius paradigm shift! A brilliant read! Loved every word of it!

    98 of 112 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Guerneville, CA, USA

    I really enjoyed this Audiobook. I'm a nurse and I've always wondered why some people get sick and others don't. Some eat well, excercise and do all that stuff right and have a heart attack while smokers and junk food eaters do fine. Of course, that's not always the case but this book explains why it can be the case. Shows how powerful stress is in our bodies and how our fear based society contributes to so much disease.

    I definitely see why the pharmaceutical companies wouldn't like this book as it shows your belief in medicine is more important than the medicine itself. As a nurse I've witnessed this first hand.

    This is a wonderful book and recommend it to anyone with an open mind.

    66 of 79 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    Lake Grove, NY, United States
    "Brilliant teacher"

    I found the material to be riveting and the presentation to be easy to follow and logical. Dr. Lipton is able to simplify complex ideas and summarize along the way so the listener does not get lost. I am very glad I purchased this and will look for other material by him.

    19 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • Doug
    Columbus, NC, United States
    "Intriguing ideas, enthusiastic speaker"

    If what Lipton says is true, and one should be able to check the facts, his ideas here are intriguing and they could possibly change the way you look at life. I am one-third the way through the book and only stopped because I had to go to work--I find it very compelling listening. Some of his ideas thus far resonate with spiritual ideas of William James, another scientist who valued spiritual experience. Other ideas remind me of what little I know about quantum science and how it also supports a spiritual interpretation of the universe, at least somewhat. The first ten minutes of the book grabbed me and would not let go...

    28 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • Keith Pyne-Howarth
    San Francisco
    "Highly worthwhile, excruciating delivery."

    Let me first state a strong endorsement for the scientific content "Wisdom" features. There is much to discover and explore here and I'm looking forward pursuing a number of exciting hypothesis and research efforts of which I'd been heretofore unaware. Sprinkled throughout the talk are an abundance of genuinely worthwhile concepts and lines of inquiry I found highly compelling.

    The downside is the author/speaker's style, which sounds like nothing so much as a 7th graders unrelenting run-on sentence, the totality of which is intended as his first blackboard presentation in science class. I winced and groaned as the good doctor droned from unrestrained, apparently totally unrecognized self-congratulations to comically absurd total non-sequiturs presented as stunning revelations. all elocuted with a nails-on-chalkboard style of a breathless dillettante with a limited vocabulary practiced only on a hapless younger sibling immobilized by two broken legs, arms, and a full body cast. I shuddered my way through thanks to those frequent nuggets I found so compelling and uncurled from my fetal position with a long list of hard-won topics for study. I must say I found myself, at the last, liking this man for his sheer enthusiasm but hoping for a voice coach next time. Please.

    47 of 67 people found this review helpful
  • Karin
    Warriewood, Australia

    I just read the above reviews and obviously Lipton was right that conventional mainstream doctors and scientist are stuck in their dogma.
    I am only part of the way through this book and find it compelling. Lipton is so passionate about what he speaks I have not doubt that there is a lot of truth in what he says, probably more truth than what we are fed by mainstream mentallity everyday. I thoroughly enjoy his captivating ideas.

    14 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    Sewell, NJ, United States
    "Yes, worth the credit"

    Bruce has some good points of view here that you should know about. He introduces new accents and possibilities on how your attitude can affect your cells and overall health. This is another topic on the leading edge of science and opinion and I believe it has a lot of merit. If you are open to new ideas to help yourself, then read and consider what he has to say and how you can reprogram for the better.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    Canton, CT, USA
    "Too much sermonizing, too little science"

    When I bought this book, I was looking for some passionate scientific news. Well, I got the passionate - Liptons talks quite emphatically about all the new revelations he has experienced in science and his way of relating that science to his inner life. Now, I love stuff like this, but it was way too much fluff or basic high school biology and too little story about the really cool, cutting edge stuff he touches. He speaks like every little thing he is saying is a revelation, which is quite annoying to me, as someone well versed in science. I'm amazed I got through this book. There were two scientific tidbits that were revelations and that I quite enjoyed learning, but man, what a lot to slog through to get those!

    I wish the author the best in his science and his talks, but definitely the style was not for me!

    33 of 52 people found this review helpful
  • Eduardo
    Mexico cityMexico
    "Avoid at all costs"

    As a PhD myself and working as I am in the field of cell biology, I have to say that this is the worst book I've ever finished. And I did so only to try to measure how far the author would go with the nonsense.

    He misleads the readers (listeners) with a few scientific facts, overextending outrageously the implications and presenting them in a way that makes it as if he were in a noble crusade against the evil establishment of science.

    He shows an alarming lack of understanding in the biology of the cell membrane, signal transduction and epigenetics while presenting them as if he were his sole discoverer. These are in fact current topics of research as any serious scientist in these fields can attest, and are not taboo or dogmatic truths as he seems to think.

    The conclusions he draws from his (very) basic experiments and "revolutionary" thinking are enough to make any real scientist feel dirty just by reading them. No peer reviewed journal would ever publish something like this, and not because they are part of a conspiracy, but because it makes no sense and can't stand up to scrutiny.
    It's as if in trying to explain gravitation he comes to the theory that it's invisible goblins that pull things downwards, and then as proof he drops a stone and says "see, those were the invisible goblins in action", yes the facts match the theory, but that doesn't make it correct.

    There is no need for far fetched theories, all is needed is careful honest research in this complex field, but it seems that's something Mr. Lipton can't be bothered with.

    96 of 161 people found this review helpful
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  • Patrick
    "Thought provoking"

    This not a book for the gullible but it is thought provoking. I read it as one persons honest attempt to explain reality and the human condition. Orthodox scientific believers will be offended by it's leaps of imagination. If you believe that the search for truth can only be pursued within the bounds of our current scientific conventions you will be probably feel threatened. The scientific method is crucial in the search for answers about the nature of reality and the technology that enables us to look inside a living cell could not exist without it. But all the science in the world, past , present or future cannot address the fundamental questions without the power of the human imagination. This book deserves to be read.

    24 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Louisa Gardner
    "More on how to control your cells"

    This is easy listening, the authors voice is so easy to listen to.
    I have done basic anatomy and physiology, so can understand the structure of cells, and was able to follow the majority of this book. There were sections though, that went right over my head - physics! But that didn't bother me, I think I may have learned a thing or two, which is a good thing.
    I do wish that the book went further into how to change "the tape" or your sub conscious, that was a bit of a let down. But ultimately I now understand that I control my cells, not my DNA.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nat
    "I'm impressed....."
    Would you listen to The Wisdom of Your Cells again? Why?

    I only listened to Lipton's performance for 2 hours but I know I'm going to listen again to this great book!

    What other book might you compare The Wisdom of Your Cells to, and why?

    I can't compare at the moment.

    Have you listened to any of Bruce H. Lipton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but after that book I'm certainly going to...

    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I've been recently diagnosed with very rare genetic disorder and since my diagnosis read and listened to a number of relevant books. This one belongs to my favourites. It confirms again that we aren't predetermined by our genes and we can change expression of our genes and the energy is what really matters. That's what we are made from....

    Any additional comments?

    Loving the enthusiasm of the author/narrator a lot!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • David
    manchesterUnited Kingdom
    "This is an insight into science at its peak"

    This is ground breaking science as a researcher I identify with his methods, too flexible for some who like to think of the world as flat or rigid, this book will give your ideology and world view a workout. Dont read it if you are rigid and do not understand that science is imagination and creativity. Einstein would visualize what it was like to travel on a sunbeam at speed of light and this book helps you visualize the life of the cell. If your veiw of science is not developed enough you will believe that we scientists just see the world as rigid laws and think we understand how everything works. Wake up to how scientists really think. Creatively, imaginatively and a little bit flawed. Dont believe everything but listen to his ideas and develop your own theories. My rating excellent. Graduate level thought brought to man in street.

    22 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • Guy
    PLYMOUTH, Devon, United Kingdom

    I have listened to this three times now. I am not a scientist. Four decades ago I was compelled to take Biology, Physics and Chemistry at school. Teacher after teacher mercilessly hammered the point that these subjects were dull, lacking in creativity, imagination, insight and above all - no 'classical' experiment we copied ever replicated the 'correct' results. However much I wished to cheer for the trail-blazing scientists who featured in my History and Philosophy lessons, actual laboratory outcome after outcome was just so much garbage. Little wonder that for every scientist who sticks their head above the parapet and makes a statement, 600 rent-a-gobs can be hired to 'prove' otherwise. I don't pretend to understand most of what he says, but Bruce Lipton speaks with enthusiasm (real passion) and integrity about something that affects us all. I loved every minute of it. Indeed, at no time did it sound scripted, academic or authoritative (in a detrimental sense). We're told we each have trillions of cells. I would encourage everyone to hear what Bruce Lipton has to say about them.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • marcy
    "evolutionary wisdom"

    spiritual belief supported by science fact in understandable everyday language. evolutionary wisdom accessible to all

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • heunec
    "truly wonderful"
    Would you listen to The Wisdom of Your Cells again? Why?

    Bruce Lipton is a fantastic author and he has the genius to make easy to understand to everyone very complex scientific concepts.

    What did you like best about this story?

    the author brings logic, rationality and science into meeting with the reality of being human beings

    Any additional comments?

    Probably the best book I listened to this year.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • light_imp
    "Wow a must purchase"

    Providing hours of juicy cutting edge knowledge proving through years of research we are not a victim of our genes but rather as energy beings we are conscious creators of our lives and demonstrates how we have the ability to change our genetic coding.

    The narration is upbeat and lively as well as being very clear and logical.

    I would highly recommend.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    "very good"

    It always amazes me how people stuck in thought processes are unwilling to accept new information...similar to religion. The first reviewer demonstrates this perfectly.

    Bruce Lipton was a cell biologist for 30 years and began to discover cell behaviour that couldn't be explained through existing notions of newtonian science. He was a medical professor who began feeling very unconfortable teaching his medical students information which he found to be flawed through his own studies and had to leave because of it. He is no madman with wild ideas based on nothing.

    I found this book fantastic and really does begin to bridge the gap between science and spirituality. Would highly recommend along with 'the field' and 'the holographic universe'

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy
    Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
    "Bruce Lipton:- The Wisdom of Selling Out"

    This book contains much that is interesting and true. However, the bits that are true are not interesting, and the bits that are interesting are not true. In fact, I  want my money back! 

    We desperately need a re-enchanted holistic science to come from prominent scientists and the comparison to Carl Sagan or Stephen Hawking, led me to expect some genuine new insights into cell biology.

    What you get however, is highly inaccurate high school biology, pop-psychology and physics, spiced with New Age talk about "Energies" and "Signals".  Wherever it is possible to mis-represent, Lipton does it in spades. 

    For instance, a central thesis (and allegedly the reason Lipton gave up science) is that he could no longer preach the orthodoxy that "our genes control us", insisting instead that "the environment controls us". 

    This is nonsense! Neither genes, nor environment alone "control" us. Biology has always been about the complex  INTERACTION of genes with environment! The phenotype is what results. Geneticists also  routinely estimate the heritable genetic contribution to any given trait.

     Lipton cites the work of John Cairns as proof that mutations are "guided", thus "proving" that Lamarck was right and Darwin wrong. This is nonsense on stilts! Cairns work shows Darwinian selection in action! Cairns demonstrates not that mutations are guided (Lamarck), but that mutation rates increase (throughout the genome), in times of stress.

    Lipton's psychological theories, such as the passive "downloading" of parental beliefs are a mess of half baked pop-psychology. His physics too is dubious, morphing light absorbance and emission seamlessly into cellular perception of "mental energies".

    So, what is his point? That belief is so powerful, it controls reality. Unfortunately, he also believes that we are undergoing the "6th mass extinction of the planet". Feel free to sue in advance for damages!

    At £30 for 8hrs, this is money for old rope. Just don't buy it!

    19 of 32 people found this review helpful

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