The Body Knows Best

Every time you let a cold run its course, you’re showing faith in the belief that your body instinctively knows how to heal itself. There’s an amazing story published in the online medical journal Lancet that gives more credence to this belief.

In 1995, British doctors implanted a donor heart directly on top of a little girl’s failing heart. The girl, named Hannah Clark, had developed heart failure and needed a transplant.

Ten years later, doctors were astounded to find that Hannah’s heart had healed itself to the point where they could remove the donor heart. Douglas Zipes, a past president of the American College of Cardiology, told the Associated Press, “This shows that the heart can indeed repair itself if given the opportunity.”

Hannah’s now 16 and living a normal life, but her story proves that our bodies instinctively strive for wellness. It’s our minds that sometimes get in the way.

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