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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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Author should narrate

The content is amazing, however I wish the narrator sounded more like a friend. After hearing a few of Dr Leafs conferences I think I just expected the same vibe. Normally when read by the Author, though read, it's coming from there heart and has a particular conviction that connects with me.
Blessings

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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SAMPLE! couldn't get past the voice of the narrator. Credit wasted.

I feel bad for giving this review. My suggestion would be to listen to the sample first...something I didn't do. I'm a fan of Dr. Caroline Leaf's but with this book I don't even know if the content is good because I couldn't get past the narrators voice. Though I'm sure Joyce Bean is a nice person...but for some reason her voice is like nails on a chalk board to me. It doesn't even sound like someone reading me a book...she seems more concerned with how her voice sounds than keeping the vulnerability of the content. I wish I could retuen my credit...oh well. Lesson learned. Always sample the book.

28 of 30 people found this review helpful

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Not good for audio version

What disappointed you about Switch on Your Brain?

I like Leaf's work, but the narrator reads a list of bible verses frequently which makes it impossible to concentrate on the content. When you are reading a physical book, you can just skip over the lists, but when I have the audio running in the background, I don't want to keep running back to skip over every long list of verses. I wish they would take it out for audio version so that there's a flow.

What three words best describe Joyce Bean’s performance?

She sounds irritated and her fast tone of voice makes it seem like she just wants to get through this book as soon as possible. We want to feel relaxed when listening to audiobooks, not rushed. It's worse when she's reading through the long list of bible verses. She seems to be annoyed by it, too. (Which is understandable, because I get annoyed listening to the list.)

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

The long list of bible verses.

Any additional comments?

It seemed like good book that I would've enjoyed listening to, such a shame.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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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.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Amazing Book but narration isn't great

The information in this book is so important that after listening to it I bought a hard back copy and will listen again, making notes and highlights in the printed book. This book really is one to visit again and again. The only negative is the narration. I found it monotone and dry - even though the subject is exciting to me. Still, I'll endure it to hear this book again.

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  • Dawn
  • Springfield Twp., OH, United States
  • 02-27-15

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!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Encouraging!

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.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

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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.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Amazing!

I liked that the book explains things from a science-based perspective so even if you're not a "religious" person the content still makes sense based on years of practical application and research. This book was recommended to me by my therapist, and I love it so much I'm going to get the hard copy just so I can take it all in visually.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Personal disappointment

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone with a religious and biblical bias might enjoy this.

What was most disappointing about Caroline Leaf’s story?

I was seeking a book based exclusively on scientific discovery.

What character would you cut from Switch on Your Brain?

This question is irrelevant.

Any additional comments?

This may be a good book. I only listened to some of the first chapter where there were numerous references to biblical scripture. I was just seeking a purely scientific approach without bringing religion into the discussion.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Mervyn
  • 04-09-15

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

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  • P. Nagy
  • 02-03-15

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.

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  • david booth
  • 06-23-14

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

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Esther
  • 07-31-15

Exactly what I need

Loved it. Been wanting to know how to renew my mind and this is it.

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  • Stephen Wilson
  • 05-23-16

Warning! Try before you buy..

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

It tries to be accessible claiming it is not a "scientific tome" but I didn't find it very easy to follow or comprehend. Expect a lot of neuroscience technical terms and some made-up terms like "milkshake multitasking". In the most part, I got the gist of the narration however there were plenty of times when my reaction to what I was hearing was one of complete bewilderment.

I sympathize with people who did not know the relationship between the author's Christian faith and her scientific research. The description should have made this explicitly clear and it is baffling beyond belief why this glaring omission has been made.

I did enjoy listening to examples of her research - the personal and very human stories of people who have made amazing medical recoveries. I was disappointed that her scientific mind did not deliver more sound and persuasive reasoning. It is facile to simply throw biblical quotes at people to "prove a point" especially when not given their proper context. For example, when the Bible talks about the "body" it is sometimes referring to "a body of people" or "the church" and not your physical body. Context is everything.

I found the egotistical nature of this book very off-putting. The book is all about the author, her research, her clinics, her clients, her 21 day brain detox plan and even plugs some of her other products. Christianity however doesn't place importance on self but in the personhood of Jesus Christ and selflessness.

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

Nope. This particular genre is somewhat muddled. It is filed in the "Health and Personal Development" category but could equally be filed away in "religion and spirituality". Towards the end of the audiobook it makes references to "Mindfulness" and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) so it could be filed away in that genre also.

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

Not really impressed by the narrator.

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

Take out the last couple of minutes which contains all the boring copyright statements for all the different translations of the Bible used throughout the audiobook. It was a painful listen. Also stop throwing quotes around like a Study Bible. I don't want to pause and look stuff up when I'm listening to an audiobook. I have real books for that.

Any additional comments?

I really wanted this book to "blow my mind" as one of my friends suggested it would. Sadly, I feel deflated by it.

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  • florence
  • 09-14-15

Great great great

Very well written. Shows you how your brain works. Would have loved to hear more real life examples.

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  • Boomy Tokan
  • 01-12-18

Great Book On The Mind

This is one of those books everyone should read. It will change you from pageone

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  • Colin Wilson
  • 12-10-17

An Excellent Truthfully Study.

This material as stated in this book is written with truth and devine knowledge of God Holy Scripture and of how God is in the science of it all. If you are looking to find out about the work of your Brain then I recommend reading and studying this written material by Dr Caroline Leaf.
Thankyou for this material in this book that our God has given to you to write down for those who need it.
Thankyou God and Dr Caroline Leaf.

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  • tee pee
  • 09-14-17

Educational, but not entirely practical

I thoroughly enjoyed being educated re brain chemistry and how it worked and I also value the repetition and summary, however the steps lacked any real life examples, the author could have cited one specific thought and gone through the series of steps and outcome. Hence the 3 stars

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  • Ron
  • 09-03-17

Great insights...sometimes tough to follow

There's a lot of scientific and pragmatic insight in here, it can be hard to follow the application due to jargon, I've had to replay some parts to understand the relevance of the science to a layperson! Good read (listen), needs total focus.

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  • Huia
  • 10-30-16

Voice so boring

Would you try another book written by Caroline Leaf or narrated by Joyce Bean?

No. the narration is extremely boring making it harder to take in the information.

What was most disappointing about Caroline Leaf’s story?

The narration

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Joyce Bean?

Someone without a monotone voice

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

It needs a user friendly book. Too much science jumbo jumbo

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  • p
  • 11-11-15

Life Changing!

Very interesting insight into how the brain works and how we are connected to the rest of the world and The Creator !

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  • EARLENE
  • 01-01-18

Awesome book!

I have listened to this book several times &learn something new each time. I would definitely recommend this book if you want some clear steps on changing your life by changing your thoughts.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-17

"Science catches up with the bible"

Highly recommended! If you enjoyed Joyce Meyers "Battlefield of the mind series" this books explains the amazing science behind it. We serve an awesome God!

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  • Stacey
  • 10-08-16

Not my cup of tea

Too many references to god, wrong kind of spirituality for me - although others may like this. Would not have purchased if this was highlighted in the reviews

0 of 1 people found this review helpful