The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. So I love the premise of this book, which attempts to define what Lipton calls the “New Biology.” Basically, Lipton proposes a hypothesis that what we think about forms positive and negative energy patterns that affect cells in the body in a very real way. Lipton uses his own research as well as that of other top experts to show how cells really receive information. It’s a good mix of cell biology, quantum physics, and neuroscience for the “sciencey” evidence-based people out there who like data. Of course, your intuition (positive thinking and less stress = better health) should tell you the same thing. But this book makes good inroads to all the skeptics out there (if you haven’t figured it out by now, yes people, meditation really does work). Bottom line : We are not just a product of our DNA. Instead, DNA itself is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including environmental, emotional, and mental signals that are literally shaping the way your cells behave. It seems that we really are what we think.