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Reader recommendation: Mind Over Medicine

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By Rick Soule, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. / September 30, 2013

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, M.D. is a fascinating critique of the health care industry by one of its own. It was also gratifying to read that joy, hope, faith, and optimism have been medically proven to be beneficial to one's health, something that I have always believed.

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