Books: Claims

Neurolinguistic Programming in a Week (2002) by Mo Shapiro

Cover image taken from

Mind over Matter: Longevity and Positive Outlook

Studies show that, on average, people who believe they are healthy live seven years longer than those who think they are unhealthy, regardless of their actual health condition at the time of the survey.

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Potential Evidence

Lee, L. O., James, P., Zevon, E. S., Kim, E. S., Trudel-Fitzgerald, C., Spiro, A., … Kubzansky, L. D. (2019). Optimism is associated with exceptional longevity in 2 epidemiologic cohorts of men and women. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(37), 18357 LP – 18362.

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