Yes, Terry, that other thread got a bit heated, didn't it? I believe there is an enormous gulf between the phrases "caused by the mind", and, "all in the mind" but a lot of people hear the first phrase and assume it means the second.
It's really difficult to find a suitable analogy, but this is the best I can do: suppose you have a big event coming up like a wedding, with months of preparation to be done. It's a happy time, and you might not feel stressed out, but gradually you notice a feeling of exhaustion, tension in your neck, and a niggling headache.
In this case it would not be unreasonable to say that "your mind" caused the headache, because of your body's automatic reaction to the slight tension you're feeling at a mental and emotional level. The headache is real and could never be dismissed as "all in your mind"; the cause of it is physical muscular tension, but the ultimate trigger is emotion.
As I said, not a good example because the muscular tension is superficial, obvious, and easy to treat, but supposing similar experiences in your early life cause some equally physical, but far more insidious, biochemical change? It doesn't have to be a tale of endless misery and rejection either: a perfectly happy child who is, say, competitive, may have a body which responds inappropriately to the constant, low level drip of adrenalin et al which constitutes a driven personality. If the child then experiences health problems later in life because of this, wouldn't it be fair to say that personality played a role?
Just to be clear: not in your mind but because of it; not under your control, and most definitely not your fault.
Bob, I'm sure we'll all be thinking of you next Wednesday. Bladder stones sound as if they'd be really painful so I'm sure it'll feel great to get rid of them.
By the way, I don't believe all this bullshit about only being fit for dog food, we've seen your video remember, and you looked annoyingly young and healthy then. See you at base camp!