How often have we heard that the heart is a muscle whose job is to pump blood 100,000 times a day to all the organs of the body? Isn’t the heart just a vital (but fairly simple) bag of fleshy fibers? In the 1930’s, Dr. Walter Cannon of Harvard Medical School showed that the heart responds to external nerves and hormones to help with a fight or flight response to keep us healthy. And yet, haven’t we all felt moments when we were sure that joy, love, and appreciation emanated from our hearts? New research is showing that the heart controls the brain much more than previously thought. By clicking on February 2017 Newsletter you can can learn about 7 of the most important new findings about the central role of the heart in controlling the mind.