Dr. David Hamilton, a former organic chemist, has made it his mission to educate people on how they can harness the power of their mind and emotions to improve their mental and physical health. In this episode of The HEAL Podcast, he talks about his new book, Why Woo Woo Works, which delves into the science behind holistic therapies, the placebo effect, and the incredible healing power of kindness.
Dr. Hamilton’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer, gave him valuable insights into the healthcare industry. However, he eventually decided to explore the power of the mind and emotions and left the industry to write books on the subject.
The podcast episode gets deep into the science behind holistic therapies, and as Dr. Hamilton and the host break down the complex topics, they discover that many so-called ‘woo woo’ ideas are based on evidence-backed principles.
Their conversation is enlightening, fun, and profound. They discuss how skepticism is healthy, and that true believers should question things to better understand and build their beliefs. Dr. Hamilton shares his findings on the placebo effect and explains how it can be harnessed for healing purposes. They also explore the benefits of kindness and touch on Dr. Hamilton’s work on the “biology of kindness,” which looks at how kindness impacts the body physically, not just emotionally.