For every thought you have, your body reacts differently, explains Dr. Phil.

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“That’s why you hear people say that attitude is a big part of recovery when you get a disease or injury,” he says.

In the video above, he explains how a positive attitude and positive thoughts can change the outcome of recovery from an illness.

“Those people that had the ideology of power over their disease did better than those who had the ideology of the disease power over them,” Dr. Phil says, referring to patients battling cancer.

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Monday. Watch more here.

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