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Deadly Emotions: Understand the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection That Can Heal or Destroy You

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Did you know that negative emotions can adversely affect your health? Depression, anger, guilt, condemnation, low self-esteem-these are only a few of the lethal toxins that threaten body and spirit.

Offering a clear definition of deadly emotions-what they are, where they come from, how they manifest themselves, and their effects on the body-Dr. Colbert uses scientific evide
Paperback, 242 pages
Published May 10th 2006 by Nelson Books (first published January 1st 2001)
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Jul 14, 2008 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: most everyone I know
Recommended to Molly by: Sherry L
Wow this is one amazing book.

Written by a Doctor who noticed a relationship between unresolved emotional reactions to a variety of illnesses and conditions. I think that most of us are willing to admit that someone who has a problem with anger and hostility MAY end up with a heart condition. This book goes further and explains how many negative emotions contribute to disease and how we can "lighten up" to ease the discomfort of those conditions, improve our health and just plain ole feel better
Las emociones destructivas tienen efectos tóxicos sobre el organismo, y resultan en una cantidad de enfermedades graves: hipertensión, artritis, múlti esclerosis, síndrome de colon irritable y hasta algunos tipos de cáncer. En Emociones que Matan, el Dr. Don Colbert enseña que usted no tiene que estar a merced de sus emociones. Enfocandose en cuatro áreas esenciales para el bienestar emocional, verdad, perdón, gozo, y paz, el le muestra como sobreponerse a las emociones fatales y encontrar verda ...more
I think this read is a great one which covers many topics about how emotions can affect your overall health. It is an easily comprehensible read and provides mental nourishment as well as awareness. It would be convenient to know if perhaps your lifestyle such a how you eat,sleep, or what music/tv you enjoy makes a difference in your emotional nature and values.

This book introduced me to a better view of what the way you live can have an affect on how you feel. I truly was surprised at how much
Informative book, presented well grammatically to us laymen. Chalk full of resources to refer to, (none I actually checked out)and overall a decent read. I chose this book from a short stack of options at the time, and mostly due to my curiosity. As a woman, I am completely aware of the "random, ever changing" fluctuation in my emotions, that is cliche'd upon my gender. Was also curious to see if there was evidence of (genetic or hereditary, if you will), links to diseases such as OCD-which I se ...more
Benoit Marinoff
A friend of mine gave me this book. I am so glad she did. Everybody seems to know how managing your emotions (or the lack of managing it), can affect your overall well-being and health. Well the doctor who wrote this book goes one step further and explain you how this emotions affect all of it by stating anecdotes of patients he worked with over the years and also explaining the chemical reactions on your body. He also let you know of different ways to conteract these emotions negative effects s ...more
Good book. It me a lot to think about as far as how negative emotions can cause problems in other areas such has physical health problems. It also gave me a better understanding of how relational issues effect our physical, and emotional well being. It help me realize even more, how important it is to take care of our emotional health, just as we would our physical health.
This is a book that everyone on Earth should read - no matter if they are Christian or not. We experience true healing by reading the first 20 pages already.
Errica Springer
I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if the author didn't make so many references to the bible.
Meagan Thompson
I was thinking about this book the other day. It's been years since I have read it but the content literally changed my point of view on my emotions. When I get too heated, I force myself to take a step back. The knowledge provided in the pages of this book are absolutely priceless. We don't realize how our emotions affect our bodies and the small ways we can change our own fates. You can't fight genetics but you can control how you react emotionally thus helping you live a healthier life. This ...more
Clive Pawson
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Tonya  Helmkamp
This was the most comprehensive book on the connection between emotions and the body with scriptural integration that I have ever read. The book is so much more, it is a lifestyle reference guide, and I appreciate the appendices that inculdes a variety of inventories. I hated to see it end, both reference and story line combined to make an eloquent piece of art. I learned a great deal from reading this book.
This book is somewhat interesting, but I feel, too concerned with Bible verses to stand up to scrutiny. In all, it is an airport read full of practical knowledge and some over-simplified philosophies on life. Still, it always helps to be reminded of the dangerous repercussions of negative emotions on the human body...
Tutu Jauhojarvi
Highly command for negative thinkers or those who have problem to forgive others.Do yourself a favor Read this book!
April Emery
Profound insights into the connection between emotional health and physical health.

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This is a great companion to the last self-help book I read, Eat for Health, showing that repressed emotions can damage your physical health. I am looking at how we react to hurts and how they can stay with us in a different way thanks to this author.
Janet Wheeler
Very interesting! A must read for anyone striving to retain or regain good health. Goes beyond just reporting on studies to actually helping the reader understand what changes they need to make to their thinking and lifestyle to achieve optimum health.
Emotions are felt in and through every cell in our bodies not just our brains. A good reason to get control of those misfiring thoughts.
Book is a good reminder on why we should control our emotions and be forgiving. It is written from a Christian worldview.
Excellent information about how our emotions affect our health.
Just reading the cover of this book scared the crap out of me.
how the heart affects our lives - interesting
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“Without fail, the first thing these patients choose to do is to stop devoting as much of their time and energy to emotional issues that are painful to them. Rather, they focus on what is truly important in their lives: God, love of family, forgiveness, and other aspects of life that bring them deep peace and happiness. A death sentence has a way of clarifying a person's values.” 0 likes
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