Can Positive or Negative Thoughts and Emotions Affect Your Body, Mind and Spiritual Health?

— By Dr. Robert Young —

Dr. Robert Young’s research into diabetes, cancer, leukemia, and AIDS has earned him worldwide recognition. Founder of the PH Miracle Living Center and Foundation, his books have reached more than 5 million readers.

Love, fear, joy, anger, sadness, happiness, and resentment… 

Can positive or negative emotions affect your body’s physical, mental and spiritual health?

Is a woman more likely to become pregnant if she eats a lot of vegetables or if she were to go on a long, relaxing vacation?

Are you more likely to get cancer if you have a hot temper?

Do people who laugh a lot live longer?

Does your anxiety or fear of crowds, elevators, blood, heights, spiders, hospitals, or airplanes somehow affect your health?

Not only does the health of your body affect the emotions of your mind, but your thoughts and feelings can affect the health of your entire body.

My theory of one sickness, one disease and one health, are set forth in what I call “The New Biology.” It not only considers how our diet affects our physiology, but also how our psychology affects our physiology and how our psychology affects our spirituality.

Bottom line, your mental state is ever so critical. In so many ways, your mental state, if it’s negative, can create more metabolic acids than the acidic food that you’re eating.

In fact, you can create two or three times more metabolic acids from your thoughts or your mental and emotional state than from ingesting highly acidic foods like dairy, animal protein, sugar and alcohol.

So your thoughts are critical. Your thoughts or words do become matter, and can affect your physiology in a negative or positive way.

Your thoughts do become your biology. And the way that thoughts become biology is as follows:

  1. When you have a thought or say a word, it requires electrical or electron energy for the brain cell(s) to produce those actions.


  2. As you carry on with that thought, you are burning or consuming energy.


  3. When you are consuming energy in your thoughts, you are producing biological waste products called acids which are an energetic waste product which can be measured in pH, oxidation reduction potential (ORP), hertz and decibels.


  4. Next, if the metabolic acids from your thoughts are not properly eliminated through the four channels of elimination which are urination, perspiration, respiration or defecation, then the acids from your thoughts are moved out into your connective and fatty tissues because it must not be allowed to affect the delicate pH of the blood. The delicate balance of the blood must remain quite constant at 7.365 to remain healthy.


  5. What happens next is this. As the excess and overload of acid are thrown out into the body tissues, this can easily lead to all sorts of symptoms: lupus, fibromyalgia, Lyme’s, arthritis, muscle pain, fatigue, tiredness, obesity, cancerous breasts, a cancerous prostate, a cancerous stomach and/or bowels, indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn, heart attacks, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, dementia, autism, and the list goes on and on.

For example, let's say you’ve been experiencing sadness or depression. 

This downer feeling is coming from a negative experience that you keep looping and re-looping in your head. It’s like a mind movie. 

It’s a mini-drama that you keep playing over and over. And because you are constantly thinking about it, eventually you even start to be concerned or worried about the fact that you are so preoccupied with the whole affair. 

So now in addition to the sad drama, you are experiencing upset about the fact that you’re having the drama itself. All of this thinking requires energy and when you’re consuming energy you are also producing metabolic acids.

Do you know any angry people? 

You may not know it, but many people who become angry easily not only get angry at various people, events, and situations, but eventually they are irritated with themselves for being so angry at everything else. 

Anger requires a tremendous amount of energy and emits a great deal of electrical energy. You have undoubtedly felt the vibrational energy of someone who is angry. 

Or maybe you have felt your own anger and how it can upset your physiology, i.e., especially upset your stomach and bowels with excess acid leading to indigestion, stomach pain, acid reflux or ulcers.

Some Chronic Emotions Begin Early

Even worse, many of these negative emotions are chronic and can be traced all the way back to early childhood experiences. So, at one level or another, it’s been going on for a long time and creating excessive acid all along.

For many people, early childhood represents some of their most fearful and vulnerable years. The turmoil between parents and children, not to mention the conflicts between children and children, have been documented by many thousands of social science books and articles.

Have you ever wondered why you can’t remember much before age five or six?

Many of those years are filled with fears and tears, “mads” and “sads” and how about the “bads”? Do you remember what happened when you were “bad”?

Imagine the acid from those experiences. In addition to the punitive experience itself, imagine the acidity a child deals with by simply a) remembering such a “bad” experience or b) anticipating the possibility of another such “bad” experience… or c) both! 

Some “children” remember these events forever!

It is during these vulnerable and unprotected years that we often plant eternal seeds of emotion that will yield an unwelcome harvest of acidic internal results, perhaps throughout one’s entire life.

Let’s Take a Look at All of That Emotion

First of all, emotions are energy in motion. When you are (e)motional, you are energetic, either in a positive or negative way. And if you are energetic, you are literally energy in (e)motion. You are now producing metabolic acids at a very high rate which is a waste product of such (e)motions.

The rate of acid production in an (e)motional state can be even greater than that of someone who is jogging or working out. So, your thoughts do become biological or metabolic acids that can make you sick, tired, depressed, angry and even too fat or underweight.

When you start producing acids with your thoughts, words and actions, what happens inside? 

First, you activate the alkaline-buffering systems of the body in order to neutralize these (e)motional acids. 

The body begins making a primary alkaline buffer known as sodium bicarbonate. 

It’s actually made in the stomach cells from salt, water and carbon dioxide from the blood and during its production, it creates a waste product known as hydrochloric acid.

Hydrochloric acid is a poisonous acidic toxin and cannot remain in the blood or stomach. So it is dropped down into the gastric pits of the stomach. This is why people get upset stomachs or become constipated when they are (e)motional. 

This increase of sodium bicarbonate is critical in maintaining the alkaline design of the body, the pH of 7.365 for the blood, and for maintaining alkalinity of the interstitial fluids.

If these acids, including hydrochloric acid, are not buffered and/or eliminated through the four channels of elimination, they can create serious health challenges in your body, mind, and spirit.

On the other hand, positive (e)motions, such as love, peace, hope, faith, joy, forgiveness and charity can be alkalizing to the blood and tissues. 

These (e)motions require far less energy and can cause you to be relaxed in your mind and stop the playing of some acidic movie in your head. 

Students of higher consciousness know that you can even enter into a state of bliss wherein you have no thoughts and wherein you are producing no metabolic acid.

For myself, I have decided to call this wonderful place “Young Charity.” 

That’s because I exercise and meditate every day. And I Love it! And it raises my level of consciousness and positive connection with the world. 

The connections between “Young” and “Charity” are numerous. 

My name is Young, of course, but more importantly, being young is a term we normally associate with being youthful, energetic, open, optimistic, and filled with excitement. And the ultimate purpose of life is Charity. 

And Charity is the sweetest expression of life. So Young and Charity go together.

To be sure, I Love my exercising and it Loves me back in terms of its gifts to me. 

I find myself Loving this state of bliss daily which I know is helping to alkalize my body. That is why I am addicted to this type of alkalizing exercise that I do every day. It’s called a Positive Addiction. 

I Love to have my friends and guests work out with me as I lead them through the steps. I teach them the Young version of Yoga. I tell them that it is known as Younga Yoga. They Love that. (Well, at least they laugh.) 

It incorporates proper breathing, stretching, toning, meditation, relaxation, and of course some sweating to remove yesterday’s dietary and metabolic acid and to help bring me into a state of happiness and bliss.

Through my personal and clinical research, I have found that maintaining the alkaline design of my body with an alkaline lifestyle and diet is the most important thing anyone can do to live a happier and more blissful life. 

Having an alkaline day is a way of life that I call Young Living. I guarantee you that what I call “Young Charity” will go hand-in-hand with the goal of “Young Living”.

(E)motional Dis-Eases

The leading cause of death in the world today is said to be heart attacks.

But people are really having “thought attacks,” NOT “heart attacks.” 

There are studies showing that over 80% of all heart attacks are (e)motionally triggered.

I have said that people don’t die of a heart attack. They die of a “thought attack” that medical science simply refers to as a heart attack because that’s the end result.

And if you have wondered if you can die from a broken heart, the answer is absolutely! And the cause? Acids from your energy in motion or (e)motion. 

The loss of a cherished loved one can increase your metabolic acids from the (e)motion to the point that it can stop your heart from beating and pumping life-giving blood throughout your blood vessels. 

And we all know or should know that life and death is in the blood, the most important “organ” of the body.

Now this next thought is very important! The negative emotions of anger, resentment, and fear, being the most powerful and acidifying of all emotions, are all highly acidic to the blood and tissues and in many ways are paralyzing to all bodily functions. 

Over time, the fear of the unknown is probably the most powerful and acidic of them all. Fear is so devastating to the body that even if you’re on an alkaline diet, overcoming a serious health challenge is practically impossible.

When you are in a negative (e)motional state, it can become impossible for you to heal your serious degenerative or acidic challenge. 

But, I will say this: if you are willing to commit to change and begin the alkalizing process, even if you are not completely out of your state of fear, anger, depression or anger, you will begin to put more “Young Life” and “Young Charity” into your body, mind and spirit.

I have found over the years that when you start feeling better, you start thinking better. And when you start thinking better, you start doing better. 

So, you don’t have to have your (e)motions completely under control in order to start losing weight, feeling better, reversing a serious illness, having more sustainable energy and to start being happy and more mentally and spiritually connected.

Can Our Emotions Cause Cancer?

I have said that cancer is a four letter word — ACID. 

When you are doing negative acidic emotions, such as anger, revenge, hate, sadness or depression, you are creating metabolic acids that can cause ANY and ALL cancerous conditions across all body tissues. 

If metabolic acids are not removed via urination, perspiration, defecation or respiration, then they are delivered to body tissues. 

When constant excess acid from negative (e)motions are poured into the body tissues, the body tissues will degenerate causing a cancerous condition.

Pharmaceutical companies are creating drugs addressing symptoms that may give you the illusion of feeling better, but they DO NOT deal with the causative metabolic acids from eating and drinking and negative acidic (e)motions. 

This can only lead to more physical and emotional pain and unnecessary suffering.

So, does a person have a fair chance of healing themselves from a degenerative disease or dis-ease like heart disease or cancer? 

Can you ever achieve a state of blissful happiness? 

Can you recover from the devastating shock of a loss or from having been diagnosed with a scary sounding health challenge? 

I say, “Absolutely, YES!”

Why? These changes come about because you feel so good. You are rewriting your epi-genetics with your positive (e)motions. 

You are taking your alkalizing eraser and erasing all your past life’s negative emotions. Your (e)motions or energy in motion will finally be under your control. 

You will become the master of your mind, body and spirit. You will be living an alkaline lifestyle and diet full of energy, happiness, bliss and love. 

You will be living and breathing “Young Charity.”

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