to Health, Happiness & Longevity
Your prospects for good health and long life are remarkably
dependent upon mental habits learned in childhood. These attitudes cause emotional
reactions which strongly affect your immune system, circulatory system and even your risk
of accidents. The strength of this correlation between attitudes and health have been
grossly underestimated by the medical profession.. This web site is dedicated to
helping you to improve your health, happiness and your prospects for long life by
identifying bad mental habits and replacing them with proven healthy ones.
In 1973 Dr. Grossarth-Maticek gave a brief
test measuring habitual feelings of pleasure and well-being to thousands of elderly
residents of Heidelberg, Germany. Twenty-one years later, he compared the test scores with
health status. The results (graph) were
amazing: the 300 people who had scored highest turned out to be thirty
times more likely to be alive and well 21 years later than the 200 lowest!
The practical implications of this experiment are staggering! Though the
test focused only on mental factors, it predicted future health more effectively than
a much longer test on traditional risk factors such as genetics, lifestyle, smoking and
diet. This means that improving your attitudes can make even more difference in your
health than, for example, quitting smoking or losing weight. If you take that
test right now, you will get an immediate free report on your
health prospects based on the data from the experiment.
After you have completed the first test, you can take the much longer
(20 minutes) second test.
The free report from that test will give you very specific suggestions on things
you should work on to improve your prospects for a long, healthy life. After you have finished both tests, you
can browse through the FAQ page and the Table
of Contents which lists a wealth of further details about these experiments and the
amazing connection between mental attitudes and good health.
Improving health with attitude
Though the idea of improving your health prospects by changing attitudes may sound like
a fantasy, experiments have shown that a small amount of training spread over a year can
be amazingly effective. In 1973 Dr. Grossarth-Maticek, the
creator of both of the attitude tests included in this site, also did an amazing
experiment which proved just that. He randomly divided 1200 people who had scored poorly
on his tests into two equal-sized groups. One group of 600 was given a self-help brochure
and six, one-hour training sessions spread over a one year period. The other 600 were
given no training or placebo training.
When the health status of the two groups was checked 13 years later, 409 of
the people given the training were still alive versus only 97 of the equal-sized
control group! If you think it's too late for you to change, think again: the average
age of the people in the experiment was 58!
Can the same kind of amazing improvement in health prospects be done by an interactive
web site? I think the answer is yes and I plan to prove it with your help. If you take
both tests you will be given an opportunity to enroll in this one-year course for free.
All I ask is that you give me feedback to help me improve the effectiveness of the system.
If anything is unclear, boring or ineffective
please send me E-mail with your specific
suggestions. If we succeed together we will make a significant contribution to
preventative health care and you will live a longer, healthier life.
This web site is created and maintained by Thomas
R Blakeslee, author of
Attitude Factor, a book published in London by Thorsons/Harper-Collins.
I hope to see the day when the medical
profession and public health agencies will finally integrate this important knowledge into
Copyright © 1997 Thomas R
Blakeslee. All rights reserved. Revised:
February 27, 2013.