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Your Body Doesn't Lie: Introduction to Behavioural Kinesiology Paperback – May 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Eden Grove Editions (May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1870845250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1870845250
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,033,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is the first of Dr. Diamond's books that I read, and it's easy to see why it became a best-seller. Dr. Diamond looks in detail at some of the aspects of our lives that affect us negatively, and gives simple, effective ways of overcoming these stresses. I have incorporated Dr. Diamond's suggestions in my normal working day for many years now, and I have found them to be enormously beneficial.
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I first read this book in the early 1980s, and I have referred to it ever since for its highly practical suggestions on ways to reduce stress and enhance creativity. I have also used Diamond's discussion of "Stress and Cerebral Balance" as a text in teaching communication in college courses. While I understand that the use of kinesiological testing by those not professionally trained has turned out to be a more difficult and complex matter than suggested in this early work, the results of Dr. John Diamond's research are as relevant today as they were when this book was first published in 1979. This book truly laid the groundwork for Dr. Diamond's wonderful subsequent writings, which have developed and refined his work. And here, as always, Dr. Diamond's prose is wonderful reading -- robust, down-to-earth, and entertaining!
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In this self-help manual, Dr. John Diamond urges the need for us all to take back the responsibility for being well. The author tells of how his close working relationship with his colleague, Dr. Goodheart, expert in the field of Applied Kinesiology, impacted on his own work, by enabling him to practice medicine democratically. Diamond's own research and practice led, in time, to the separate but related discipline of Behavioral Kinesiology (BK), an integration of psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, Kinesiology, preventive medicine, and the humanities, on which Your Body Doesn't Lie is based.

In unpacking what he has learned from his own experiences with patients in the field, Diamond shows how we ourselves can determine the extent to which we allow various factors in our environment and in our life-style to affect our body energy. He suggests how we can replace many of our current energy-depleting activities with ones that are energy-enriching. He also advises us on how we can modify or counteract the effect of those life-sapping factors that we cannot totally avoid.

Starting with a discussion of the importance of the thymus gland as the seat of our Life Energy, Diamond reveals how stress can affect cerebral balance. In order to overcome the deleterious effects of negative stress upon our bodies, he offers some simple techniques to counteract such results. Taking several everyday objects, such as sunglasses and ice water, he shows how they can weaken one's Life Energy if they are used improperly and suggests alternative modes of use that can, instead, be life-enhancing.

Diamond shows how beneficial most music and the sounds of nature can be.
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I first read this book in 1984. At that time I knew nothing about the work of the thymus gland in the body, and how it is affected by so many factors. Reading this book has helped me greatly in knowing how cooperate with my body to keep it healthy. It is truly valuable to know how to build the immune system and increase our life energy by making choices in our everyday lives that will help! I appreciated the chapter on stress and cerebral balance. Being a musician, it reinforced my own belief that classical music helps keep the mind and emotions in balance. In the last 16 years, I have proven the truths in this book over and over, from the ideas about foods to those about fabrics and circumstances. I have re-read this book many times, and so have my daughters, and friends. I am so happy to find that I can order copies for others from Amazon!
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This book is a classic of its kind. Although it is probably best known for its discussion of the kinesiological muscle test, it is ultimately more important for showing that stimuli, whether physical or otherwise, effect our Life Energy constantly for better or worse. Furthermore, these effects tend to be the same for all observers: uncousciously, this painting, that food and so on all effect us the same, regardless of what we think in our conscious minds. This, of course, is a remarkable discovery, and the implications of it have been explored more fully by Dr. Diamond in many of his subsequent works. In short, this has to be one of the most important health books of the twentieth century.
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When I first read this book in the early 80's, it profoundly changed my life. The idea that there is an innate body wisdom that guides us, physically as well as ethically and spiritually, was a revelation to me. And the fact that this body wisdom could be known through objective means was a real eye (and heart!)opener. Dr. Diamond's pioneering work with the thymus gland is the basis for much of current immunology as well as mind-body therapy and interpersonal ethics. This is a classic that everyone interested in holistic health should read -- as well as everyone who practices holistic medicine or purports to to use kinesiological testing therapeutically.
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