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American Thyroid Association Conference 2012

(cheers, applause) thank you all. Thank you so much. You know, its hard to believe that it has been eight years since I first came to this convention to talk with you about why I thought my husband should be president. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE) Remember how I told you about his character and convictions, his decency and his grace, the traits that weve seen every day that.

Hes served our country in the white house? (CHEERS, APPLAUSE) I also told you about our daughters, how they are the heart of our hearts, the center of our world. And during our time in the White House, weve had the joy of watching them grow from bubbly little girls into poised young women, a journey that started soon after we arrived in Washington. OBAMA: When they set off for their first day at their new school, I will never forget that.

Winter morning as i watched our girls, just 7 and 10 years old, pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns. (LAUGHTER) And I saw their little faces pressed up against the window, and the only thing I could think was, what have we done? (LAUGHTER) See, because at that moment I realized that our time in the White House would form the foundation for who they would become and how.

Well we managed this experience could truly make or break them. That is what Barack and I think about every day as we try to guide and protect our girls through the challenges of this unusual life in the spotlight, how we urge them to ignore those who question their fathers citizenship or faith. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE) How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country.

(cheers, applause) how we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you dont stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE) With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.

And let me tell you, barack and i take that same approach to our jobs as president and first lady because we know that our words and actions matter, not just to our girls, but the children across this country, kids who tell us I saw you on TV, I wrote a report on you for school. Kids like the little black boy who looked up at my husband, his eyes wide with hope and he wondered, is my hair like yours?.

And make no mistake about it, this november when we go to the polls that is what were deciding, not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. No, in this election and every election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE) And I am here tonight because in this election there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I.

Believe is truly qualified to be president of the united states, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE) Thats right. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE) See, I trust Hillary to lead this country because Ive seen her lifelong devotion to our nations children, not just her own daughter, who she has raised to perfection.

Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves Lissa Rankin MD TEDxAmericanRiviera

Can the mind really heal the body? And if so, is there any scientific evidence to convince skeptical physicians like me? These are the questions that fueled the last few years of my research and what I discovered is that the scientific community, the medical establishment, has being proving for over 50 years,.

That the mind can heal the body. We call it the placebo effect. And we’ve been trying to outsmart it for decades. (Laughter) The placebo effect is a thorn in the side of the medical establishment. It’s an inconvenient truth, that gets in between,.

Trying to bring new treatments, new surgeries into the medical establishment. So it’s a problem! Supposedly. But I actually think, this is really good news! The placebo effect is excellent news! Because it’s concrete evidence that the body holds within it innate selfrepair mechanisms.

That can make unthinkable things happen to the body. So, if you find this surprising, if you have a hard time believing that the body can heal itself, you need look no further than The Spontaneous Remission Project, a database compiled by the Institute of Noetic Sciences of over 3500 case studies in the medical literature.

Of patients who have gotten better from seemingly incurable illnesses. You think there’s such a thing as an incurable illness? I swear, if you go look at this database, it will blow your mind. Everything is in there. Stage 4 cancers that disappeared without treatment. HIV positive patients, that became HIV negative.

Heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, autoimmune diseases, gone. A great example of this in the medical literature, is a case study from 1957 of Mr. Wright who had advanced lymphosarcoma. So, things weren’t going well for Mr. Wright, time was really running out. He had tumors the size of oranges in his armpits, neck, chest, abdomen.

His liver and spleen were enlarged, and his lungs were filling up with two quarts of milky fluid every day that have to be drained in order for him to breathe. But Mr. Wright wasn’t giving up hope. He had heard about this wonder drug called Krebiozen, and he was begging his ,.

come on, just give me some of that krebiozen, it’s all going to be good. Now, unfortunately the Krebiozen was only available on a research protocol and the protocol required that the be able to make an assessment that says that this guy has at least three months to live. And his , West just couldn’t do that. But Mr. Wright was tenacious and he didn’t give up.

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