After a near-death experience, scientist Dr. Joyce Whiteley Hawkes changed her life dramatically. "I started meditating, started working with a healer, [and] all of the sudden I experienced this amazing feeling of energy moving through my body and to other people," she says.
Dr. Whiteley Hawkes talks with Dr. Oz about changing her career path from purely scientific research to researching the healing power of meditation and alternative therapies on the body's cells. "There are days when I feel like I am walking a line stretched out in front of me and my right foot is in the material world and the world of science and my left foot is in the world of spirit," she says. "So, I try to walk close to the middle line to dance between the two…both work and both are important to human life."