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Neurosurgeon Who Had Brain Surgery Reveals How Positive Thoughts Protect Your Brain and Body


Neurosurgeon Who Had Brain Surgery Reveals How Positive Thoughts Protect Your Brain and Body

In Mind Medicine, Mahmoud Rashidi, M.D., tells how to keep negative thoughts at bay while you are healing.

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MOUNT VERNON, N.H., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-two years ago while he was a neurosurgery resident, Mahmoud Rashidi, M.D., experienced an event that would shape his life as a neurosurgeon: he was diagnosed with a brain tumor that required surgery. After making a full recovery, Rashidi has treated thousands of neurosurgery patients. In the process, he studied which qualities help patients recover and discovered strategies anyone can use to improve their brain health.

In his new book, Mind Medicine: Use Your Thoughts to Heal (Balboa Press), Rashidi explores the ways the brain affects the body's nervous system, hormones and more and shares how patients with positive attitudes about their illnesses tend to get better faster.

One of the few neurosurgeons who has focused on the mind's effect on healing, he can discuss:

  • How much of the stress and misery people experience is a direct result of their thoughts.
  • You have the ability to control your brain.
  • You don't have to wait to feel good—acting happy affects your thoughts.
  • Happy and healthy people do the things they need to do to take good care of themselves to stay happy and healthy.
  • Thinking that you will get well is not naïve, it is smart.

About the Author

Mahmoud Rashidi grew up in Iran and completed neurosurgery training at the University of Toronto. He has spent many years in academic and private neurosurgery practice in the U.S. In 2014, he founded Mind Medicine LLC, a company dedicated to researching, teaching, and promoting the compelling answers to this question: How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health and ability to heal? Mind Medicine is his first book.

Contact: Mahmoud Rashidi, M.D., (707) 478-0612;; 

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