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Switch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health | [Caroline Leaf]

Switch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

You are not a victim of your biology! The vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns.
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Publisher's Summary

You are not a victim of your biology! The vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.

Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns. She exposes the "switch" in your brain that will enable you to live a happier, healthier, more enjoyable life where you achieve your goals, get your thought life under control, and even become more intelligent. And her 21-Day Brain Detox Plan guides you step-by-step through the process of replacing toxic thoughts with healthy ones. Ready to reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life? Listen on…

©2013 Dr. Caroline Leaf (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Andrew van Ingen Nieuwegein, Netherlands 10-03-14
    Andrew van Ingen Nieuwegein, Netherlands 10-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Avid learner! Bible-believing christian, eager to learn more about apologetics. Furthermore I'm always interested in psychological stuff.

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    What did you learn from Switch on Your Brain that you would use in your daily life?

    Always be aware of what you allow to enter your mind. If you have fears or negative thoughts, you can work on "destroying" those thoughts and work on creating better thoughts. I personally love the Bible verses Caroline found, that matched her findings!
    I really enjoyed the book and appreciate her sharing her knowledge and experiences.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Barker Tucson, Arizona United States 01-24-15
    Andrea Barker Tucson, Arizona United States 01-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Science Explanation is good"

    This book has a very good science explanation of how the brain works. However, the detox plan does not go through "the dirty dozen" as she does in the "who switched off my brain" book. I enjoy that plan better, but this plan is very suitable for if the Holy Spirit is guiding you in a certain area of detox in your thought life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debra D. 03-07-15
    Debra D. 03-07-15
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    "This book and the online version combined..."

    This book is a little hard to digest as it is so full of information. But, if you will couple this book with a subscription to Dr. Leafs 21day detox online you will begin to master this whole concept. I write a Christian newsletter and have three of my readers doing the 21 one day process online right now. Every one of them have had profound clarity in areas where they have struggled for years. I have as well. I highly recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Springfield Twp., OH, United States 02-27-15
    Dawn Springfield Twp., OH, United States 02-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "CHANGED MY LIFE, FOREVER"

    Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Great! Awesome! Wonderful! Brilliant! Worthwhile!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 01-24-15
    Sarah 01-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not very good "

    Hard to stay or be interested. To much science and not enough directional advice. seem like the authour said the same thing over and over in a different way.

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    Amazon Customer 01-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Recommend to every Christian"

    This book is a must read for Christians. The steps mentioned in this book will help Christians deal with negative thoughts

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Warrior for the LORD 01-20-15 Member Since 2015

    Love the things of God, and this abound life Jesus is Living through me

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    "God sent"

    it opened doors to how awesome our God is, and special we are and can be if we open our hearts to Him and just believe

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    Cathy Steinruck Davenport, FL, US 04-21-15
    Cathy Steinruck Davenport, FL, US 04-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Most important book I've ever read or listened to"

    My dad has Alzheimer's, so I am reading lots of Brain books. This by far was the best. I have been telling everyone about it.

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    Pen Name 04-20-15
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    "Powerful information proving we can change !"

    This is a must read/hear for any who has struggled. to change any aspect of their behavior, recover from an overwhelming. trauma or just simply be an obedient. servant of God. Science proves that the Word of God is true, and God made us to be super intelligent. creative being. We are without excuse; we are born in the image of God and those things that we say we were born with are changeable by removing the toxicity and retraining. our thought life. God bless you Dr Leaf!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Grand Haven, MI, United States 03-23-15
    Dan Grand Haven, MI, United States 03-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A disguised attempt to evangelize the listener"
    What did you like best about Switch on Your Brain? What did you like least?

    The information was good, but a good 1/4 to 1/3 of the book was the authors preaching at the listener, quoting scripture from the Bible, etc.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Caroline Leaf again?

    No way.


    Have you listened to any of Joyce Bean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Do you think Switch on Your Brain needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Because if I want more, I can just go to the corner fundamentalist Christian Church.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't know when I purchased the book, I'd have to do so much work, listening hard to make sure that the next sentence wasn't another cleverly deceptive lead-in to her next religious rant or scripture quote. It not unlike the way Paul Harvey (especially in the later years) would be delivering his "Rest of the Story" radio segment, when suddenly you would realize that he was no longer doing his piece, but had actually gotten you to listen to a commercial. You felt a bit duped, and disappointed that he would do that. Rush Limbaugh became a proficient practitioner of this same BS. THIS entire audio book is like that! You'll be listening, she'll be speaking of evidence, studies, research, etc., when suddenly you realize she shifted gears without letting you know and now had you listening to her Bible preaching. The narrator gets a bit sucked into the religious grandiosity, trying to give her voice a "Cecil B. Demille" (The 10 Commandments) quality. "God" becomes "Gaaaawd!" She's really big on Old Testament Books, especially Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy. She cherry picks scriptures to try to tie to her scientific research. What is the net result? You're on the defensive the entire time you're listening, listening carefully to make sure she hadn't just changed tracks on you, and were now in church again. LOTS of work, mind ya! The irony is this: This type of cheesy, deceptive technique for trying to 'sneak' a sermon to us 'non-believers' is just the kind of hypocritical behavior that gives modern day Christianity a bad name. I kept waiting to hear, "Well isn't that special???" Save the sermon for church, church lady!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Tour de Force!"

    What a read! Dr Leaf breaks down quantum theory! Epi genetics! Quantum Zeno Effect! God's position in and on it all! Amazing! Woven together with skill, practical application and love! Well done you! MB

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P. Nagy
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    "Incredible"

    Incredible. Yet readable. Understandable and achievable. I look forward to applying these truths and see progress in my own life. Feeling encouraged. And determined.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • david booth
    6/23/14
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    "cutting edge stuf"
    If you could sum up Switch on Your Brain in three words, what would they be?

    the truth everybody needs to hear


    Any additional comments?

    one of the best books i have ever read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • LR Martens
    Norway
    10/21/13
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    "Awful, unless of course you like religion with..."
    Would you try another book written by Caroline Leaf or narrated by Joyce Bean?

    ...a light sprinkling of science.

    The Publisher's Summary needs correcting as there is not a single reference to fact religion and Christianity is a hugely important theme, repeatedly touched upon by the author with references to biblical passages, and how 'our thoughts allow us to lead good lives, just as our thoughts can allow us to follow Satan and lead the life of a sinner' or something to that effect.

    After another five minutes of being preached to, I had to turn off. My first regretted purchase here on Audible. I don't mind religion being touched upon when considering the philosophy of science, or human nature, but not in an actual attempt to 'support' the scientific findings of neuroscience.

    Unless you like a heavy serving of religion and Christianity with your science, please avoid this at all costs. Falsely advertised.

    I highly recommend you have a look at David Eagleman's 'Incognito' instead.


    What will your next listen be?

    Nothing by this author, that's for sure...


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joyce Bean’s performances?

    Possibly, if the title is not by Caroline Leaf.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, that I didn't have to put up with more than the first 9 minutes.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • O. B. Charity
    Dundee, UK
    10/17/13
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    "Tries to bridge science and religion and fails"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better referencing, less broad statements, less definite answers to problems without enough evidence, less wordings such as baby brain cells, brain detox in 21 days etc.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    After having heard the great book Bad Science, it is impossible to listen to this book. It might be interesting to people who are more interested in learning important biblical passages.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    10/17/13
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    "I feel conned."

    This writer cannot resist slipping in how God works in his/her mysterious ways - everything is reduced to pat sayings cherry picked from the bible and dished up as the truth. The publishers have misled me I think.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Altrincham, United Kingdom
    11/2/13
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    "What's with all of the biblical stuff?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have only just started this book and am very disappointed with the constant references to the bible. I am not a religious person and hate having religion shoved down my throat. It is not apparent from the book description, or from any of the reviews that this was going to be the case. I was hoping for a scientific book and I just hope that I can ignore these contstant biblical references and gleen something helpful from the rest of the content.


    What was most disappointing about Caroline Leaf’s story?

    I feel she is trying to either preach to me or even worse, brainwash the reader.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less of the annoying American drawl (or is it Canadian?) either way it grates on me.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I feel angry and cheated that I wasn't made aware of the religious angle of this book prior to purchase. I have since noted that others have now reviewed the book and it is now apparent.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Miss bookworm
    Poole, United Kingdom
    11/9/13
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    "Not for Me"
    What disappointed you about Switch on Your Brain?

    did not like the narrator. Too many religious quotations in the prologue put me off even starting the book.


    Has Switch on Your Brain put you off other books in this genre?

    no


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joyce Bean’s performances?

    no


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Switch on Your Brain?

    the whole lot


    Any additional comments?

    ugh

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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