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
Caveat emptor on this one. Dr Lipton is one of the best biology teachers I have had the pleasure to experience. His explanations of the workings of the cell, the role of DNA, and gene regulation are deeply insightful - I understood several aspects better than I did before. However, he uses this foundation to build a Gaia-esque philosophy of existence as if one followed logically from the other. He ignores huge jumps of logic, quotes favorable research while ignoring contrary views, etc.
The basic story is that we are all about energy and that we can control energy, and thereby everything about ourselves, including health. This is a viable point of view, it his belief that his formal biology science proves it that I find a 'bridge too far'. It is based on three premises: first that nature is fractal - that the cell is the elemental unit of life (fine so far), all fauna are communities of cells (intriguing hypothesis), societies are communities of people, earth is a community of communities that inhabit it, the universe is a community of planets....; secondly that the molecular processes that power the cell are based on the energy forces within the atoms that make them up (true); and thirdly, that since we can control our energy, we can control everything about us (at least open to serious debate, but probably just wishful thinking)
I had to stop listening after 2 hours. Jumping between facts, misrepresenting main stream medicine and coming up with conclusions out of no where, made this flight of though book just too much for me.
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.
There is an abundance of scientific explanation of what happens to our cells and the author does a good job for the firstr 3/4 of the book in explaining how everything is connected within the body. Some of his languaging is more academic than a lay person would understand and can become redundant.
The last 1/4 of the book is spent with him trying to philosophy his arguments and try to attach the evidence of cells to how humans evolved from the smallest of bacteria. He follows this up with the basic message that it is enevitable that as we disregard and even harm our bodies, it is exactly the same thing that we are doing to the planet and if we don't change our ways, we will be part of the 6th massive extinction on this planet.
If I would have known the above, I would have read the first 3/4 of the book, because it was worthwhile and not the last portion, because there really isn't anything else he describes in the way of research or applicability to the knowledge he gave in the first part of the book.
The audio sample sounded good, and I thought the book would have current research in microbiology. Instead, it contains unfounded and improbable speculations, such as how cells can get "negative vibes" from interference patterns that cancel each other out and how the brain is a fractal (while disavowing any New Age influence). There are a couple of useful analogies and insights in the book, but mostly the author talks about how wrong Newton and Darwin were, and tries to revive the theories of Lamarck. I was waiting for an explanation of how a cell's environment could modify that cell's DNA, but that answer slipped away in a barrage of hand-waving about gene regulation. The author told a personal story about how everyone left the room while he was giving a lecture. Had I been there, I would have led the pack.
This is tough for me to listen to. It does have some good content but I don't find it keeps my attention very well. Not time well-spent for me.
No, I don't think so.
Not for me...very rambling.
As a PhD in chemical physics and and active worker now in biology (vaccine research), I can only conclude that some editor forgot that a responsibility is to check facts. This book is looney!
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.
I must say that this is the worst book I've ever read. As a Scientist with a PhD working in the field of Protein Biochemistry, I highly recommend that you skip this book of nonsense, as many critical ideas presented here lack any scientific merit. Enough said. Save your money and most of all save your time.
As a biology major, in 1978, I came up with most of this silliness in dorm room bull sessions. It seems he is more interested in presenting his loopy analogies as science than truely explaining any recent advances.
"Great book, lots of info,"
Pretty high, good explanations on why you can heal yourself, pity he didn't include how though! Well he did, just not in great detail.
Bruce, for fighting against his superiors to discover new findings
Don't know, wouldn't have read the book so probably wouldn't have learned anything
Never did that but it is one I continued to listen to after my commute home
Write a book on how, please
I highly recommend this to anyone. I'd heard many good things about Dr Bruce Lipton..now I know why.
I only listened to Lipton's performance for 2 hours but I know I'm going to listen again to this great book!
I can't compare at the moment.
No but after that book I'm certainly going to...
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....
Loving the enthusiasm of the author/narrator a lot!
"Quite complex but very interesting and refreshing"
Really uplifting and interesting, quite heavy going at times though with all the info to take in but otherwise really great
"Intrigue. Brave. Different"
Love it. It explain through science theories that I was familiar with and I like to belive they are the truth.
"Wiser about myself."
Great book and well read. Taught me a lot about myself and others around me. Must read for every one.
"Amazing, motivating, inspiring and empowering"
Such an insipid ing and empowering book! What a wonderful gift to be given the power to control your own health!
Exceeded my expectations
Dr Lipton pulls no punches! His very deliberate and precision language has made this an extremely informative and easy to 'read' book. I have been able to dot 'I's and cross 'T's. Awesome read! Mervyn Barrett
"one of the must read books"
very well narrated, filled with info, an eye opener, YOU MUST READ IT. science and religion kind of meet
Couldn't get enough of it and wished it hadn't finished. I found this book to be more enjoyable than Biology of Belief and I loved that book too! Despite some of the cellular terminology which, at times, went over my head the overall message was fascinating and insightful. As someone who is trained in Theta Healing and Hypnotherapy there were no great surprises but it was great to hear the scientific explanations and it brought up a couple of profound realisations for me too. A brilliant and fascinating book delivered with enthusiasm.
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