When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection
ISBN: 1630262560
EAN13: 9781630262563
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
Now in paperback, the bestselling exploration of the effects of the mind-body connection on stress and disease Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there such a thing as a cancer personality? Drawing on scientific research and the author's decades of experience as a practicing physician, this book provides answers to these and other important questions about the effect of the mind-body link on illness and health and the role that stress and one's individual emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases. Explores the role of the mind-body link in conditions and diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, IBS, and multiple sclerosis Draws on medical research and the author's clinical experience as a family physician Includes The Seven A's of Healing-principles of healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress Shares dozens of enlightening case studies and stories, including those of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Betty Ford (breast cancer), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer's), Gilda Radner (ovarian cancer), and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer) An international bestseller translated into fifteen languages, When the Body Says No promotes learning and healing, providing transformative insights into how disease can be the body's way of saying no to what the mind cannot or will not acknowledge.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Gabor Maté, M.D., skillfully blends recent advances in biomedicine with the personal stories of his patients to provide empowering insights into how deeply developmental experiences shape our health, behavior, attitudes, and relationships. A must read. -- Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., author of The Biology of Belief The interviewees' stories are often touching and haunting. . . . Maté carefully explains the biological mechanisms that are activated when stress and trauma exert a powerful influence on the body. . . . Readers will be grateful for the final chapter . . . in which Maté presents an open formula for healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress. -- Quill & Quire In this important book, Dr. Gabor Maté combines a passionate examination of his patients' life histories with lucid explanations of the science behind mind-body unity. -- Richard Earle, Ph.D. When the Body Says No provides transformative insights into how disease can be the body's way of saying no to what the mind cannot or will not acknowledge--and how we can heal.

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