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Feeding the mind – in Italy

Our body digests our thoughts just as much as the foods we eat.

Health isn’t just about how much exercise we do, what we eat or what products we use.
What we are thinking, saying and believing is just as important for our wellbeing.

So, question for you… how do you talk to yourself? Are you your own biggest cheerleader? Or biggest critic?

Let’s talk to ourselves like we would talk to a friend.

Science shows that our bodies digest the power of our thoughts as readily as the food we eat.

I’ve only personally learnt this lesson recently, but when you speak to yourself like you would a friend it’s amazing the change we can bring to our lives. Being your own number one supporter doesn’t scream NARCISSIST, its actually the quickest way to achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Still not convinced? Then maybe you might believe the Big Apple Experiment.

Have you heard of the Big Apple Experiment? It took the internet by storm in 2016. It claimed to demonstrate how our negative thoughts can have a serious impact on our minds and bodies.

How it works
Take an apple and cut it in half. Put one half in a jar market LOVE. The other in a jar marked HATE.

Image credit: Claudia Connell

The result?
You will see for yourself that the ‘bad’ apple shrivels quicker and becomes rotten to the core. The ‘good’ apple deteriorates more slowly.

Or so says Nikki Owen, the ‘self-improvement guru’ who devised the controversial test.
Nikki, from Aylesford, Kent, came up with the idea to demonstrate how negative thoughts can blight your life. And so far, she says, about 2,000 people have conducted the experiment — of which 86 per cent have seen their ‘love’ apples flourish and their ‘hate’ apples wither.

What is the nicest thing you’ve said to yourself today?