Published:
October 23, 2014
Last Updated:
March 4, 2021

VIDEO: Spirituality and Health with Lissa Rankin, MD

Is illness really an “opportunity for enlightenment”? According to Lissa Rankin, MD, the answer is yes.

Rankin, an Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher, says that our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs affect every cell in our body, and that Western medicine’s denial of the mind-body connection has led to a society in which prescriptions and surgery prevail over the body’s ability to heal itself. In this video, she explains exactly how mind-body medicine works, why Primary Foods like fulfilling relationships can “make the body ripe for miracles,” and what predatory tigers have to do with it all.

woman sitting outside with mug in front of plant

Many in the modern medical world are skeptical of the idea of incorporating spirituality into medicine. Watch the video below, then let us know what you think about these two different philosophies.

Profile picture

4,653

posts

458.3k

followers

2,362

following

Latest post on Instagram

The Original Health Coaching Program

Learn more about IIN’s rigorous curriculum that integrates 90+ of the world’s leading experts in health and wellness, blending the scientific and the spiritual to create an immersive, holistic health education.

Blog Article Curriculum Guide V2 (small/tokens)

Health Coach Training Guide

By clicking 'Download Now', I consent to Integrative Nutrition and its affiliates contacting me by email at the address provided and/or by telephone at the number provided (by live, automated, or prerecorded phone calls or text messages) about its courses. I understand that my consent is not required for enrollment and may be withdrawn.