What do head lice, also known as nits, have to do with living a happier, healthier life?
Doctor John McIntosh and Rev. Elizabeth McIntosh, authors of an important new book, MASTERING NEGATIVE IMPULSIVE THOUGHTS, use “nits” as both an acronym for their book’s title and as an analogy for the clearly unhealthy effects of negative thinking.
“Negative thoughts occur impulsively, so that is why they are Negative Impulsive Thoughts, or NITs, for short,” the authors say. “The nice analogy is that nits are also head lice and both (nits and NITs) are irritating, contagious, hard to recognize, hard to eliminate, breed fast, and spread like an epidemic.”
Unlike other, similar books that claim to have a magic route to happiness and health, MASTERING NEGATIVE IMPULSIVE THOUGHTS is based on solid clinical research, say the authors, who together have extensive experience in general medicine, medical research, and holistic health/wellness practices.
“Through our clinical experience, we have found that people have Negative Impulsive Thoughts and don’t realize it,” says Doctor John. “It’s the first time anyone in this field has actually defined negative thoughts so they can be recognised with three effective questions and given the reader a three-step process to treat them.
New Book Takes Innovative Clinical Approach to Erasing Negative Thinking, Leading to a Happier, Healthier Life!
This is a revolutionary new approach with many techniques to change the way you think forever! Evidence from medical research … clearly proves that controlling negative thinking can increase your lifespan by nine years; reduce heart attacks, strokes, cancers, infections, and mental illness; increase your productivity and creativity; and cause measurable increases in anti-oxidant levels in your blood.”
“This is not a soft and fluffy subject,” adds Elizabeth. “It has major physical and psychological effects on your health, well-being and productivity. This books gets people to reflect on their own internal dialogue, and once they recognize their NITs, they are able to take control over them and empower their lives.”
Doctor John also notes that, from a medical perspective, “We see people all the time who have bad emotional experiences and develop life-threatening diseases. There’s a strong correlation medically that thinking negatively has a direct effect of people’s health. From a clinical perspective, controlling negative thoughts is just as important as not smoking, exercise and eating a low fat diet!”
About the Authors
Doctor H. John McIntosh is known as the “Medical Guru” through his columns and media presence. He was educated as a medical doctor in Scotland. He received a general medical degree from Dundee University Medical School in 1984 and moved to Australia in 1993. He received his Specialist Physician qualification in 1988 from the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and specialist Family Physician qualifications in 1990 from the Royal College of General Practitioners. Other certifications include: Approved Trainer of medical students, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; James Cook University Medical School, Central Queensland University; Trainer of Cognitive Institute programs, Cognitive Institute of Australia; Approved Trainer of sports medicine first aid courses, Sports Medicine, Australia; and Approved Allergan Cosmetic Injector training and trainer of injectors (doctors and nurses). Dr. McIntosh was the driving force in the building of the Mackay GP Superclinic. In 2013, his medical clinics were awarded the national AGPAL Community Engagement Award for outstanding level of commitment and involvement of the community and won a finalist award in the 2014 Telstra Australian Business Awards.
Rev. Elizabeth McIntosh is known as the “Positivity Expert” from her life’s work and research in the field. She trained as a life and wellness coach; certified personal fitness trainer under Ken Ware, Mr. Universe of 1994; counselor, hypnotherapist, meditation and yoga teacher; and spa trainer. She is a Reiki master Levels 1, 2 and 3, and a Reiki Master Trainer. She holds a BMSc in Metaphysics from the University of Sedona and the University of Metaphysics, and is an ordained minister through the University of Metaphysics. She runs retreats in her resort in Bali and has produced a series of CDs on health, relaxation, and success, and a TV documentary series, as well as being a magazine columnist and radio talkback presenter.