Why the answer is “do both”

Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 17 September 2019

It’s one thing to eat properly. It’s another thing to exercise regularly. And yet it’s something entirely different to deal with what is going on in your heart. 

In the popular Netflix documentary “Heal” they interviewed patients who went through what were considered “radical remissions” of cancer. Patients who were not expected to survive, but somehow did. They not only survived, they went into remission. No sign of cancer left. 

How did they do it?

It turns out there were nine common factors among patients who had a radical remission. Only two of those factors had to do with treating the physical body, and seven of them were related to healing the soul.

  1. they radically changed their diet
  2. they used herbs & supplements
  3. they took control of their health
  4. they followed their intuition
  5. they released suppressed emotions
  6. they increased positive emotions
  7. they embraced social support
  8. they deepened their spiritual connection
  9. they had a strong reason for living

If I can impart only one lesson to you it is this: 

You need to address both

The body and the soul are equally important if you want to be healthy. 

Figure out a plan as to how you are going to do it that does not solely include wine 🙂 .

I am here to help you when you are ready. Next week I will share with you some of the strategies I have used to do both. 

Now I would love to hear from you! What have you done to help heal your soul? Leave a comment below and I'll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!

2 Replies to “Why the answer is “do both””

Expressing gratitude on a daily basis, to even inanimate objects that help me.


I believe this with all my heart and soul. It is true in my life.
As well as trying to eat well, I go away from all technology by 8 pm.
No tv, computer, iPad, telephone.
I go to a quiet place in the house, pick up Christian devotionals, my bible and often a journal. This has had a very calming effect on me personally. As well, I do exercise as often as my body allows at the moment.

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