Molecules of Emotion The Science Behind Mind Body Medicine
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Molecules of Emotion The Science Behind Mind Body Medicine

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Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from each other or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system? In her groundbreaking book "Molecules of Emotion, " Candace Pert -- a neuroscientist whose extraordinary career began with her 1972 discovery of the opiate receptor -- provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries.Her pioneering research on how the chemicals inside our bodies form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, is not only provocative, it is revolutionary. By establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions and explaining these new scientific developments in a clear and accessible way, Pert empowers us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and the connection between our minds and our bodies -- or bodyminds -- in ways we could never have imagined before. From explaining how there is a scientific basis to popular wisdom about phenomena such as 'gut feelings, ' to making recent breakthroughs in cancer and AIDS research comprehensible, Pert provides us with an intellectual adventure of the highest order.

The journey Pert takes us on in "Molecules of Emotion" is one of personal as well as scientific discovery. Woven into her lucid explanations of the science underlying her work is the remarkable story of how, faced with personal and professional obstacles, she has grown as a woman and a mother and how her personal and spiritual development has made possible her remarkable scientific career. "Molecules of Emotion" is a landmark work, full of insight and wisdom andpossessing that rare power to change the way we see the world and ourselves. Pert's striking conclusion that it is our emotions and their biological components that establish the crucial link between mind and body does not, however, serve to repudiate modern medicine's gains; rather, her findings complement existing techniques by offering a new scientific understanding of the power of our minds and our feelings to affect our health and well-being.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 142 x 215 x 25mm | 320g
  • POCKET BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0684846349
  • 9780684846347
  • 82,162

Table of contents

CONTENTS Foreword by Deepak Chopra, M.D.CHAPTER 1The Receptor Revolution: An Introductory LectureCHAPTER 2Romance of the Opiate ReceptorCHAPTER 3Peptide Generation: A Continued LectureCHAPTER 4Brains and AmbitionCHAPTER 5Life at the PalaceCHAPTER 6Breaking the RulesCHAPTER 7The Biochemicals of Emotion: A Continued LectureCHAPTER 8Turning PointCHAPTER 9The Psychosomatic Network: A Concluding LectureCHAPTER 10Child of the New ParadigmCHAPTER 11Crossing Over, Coming TogetherCHAPTER 12Healing FeelingCHAPTER 13TruthEPILOGUEPeptide T -- The Story ContinuesAPPENDIX APrevention-Oriented Tips for Healthful, Blissful LivingAPPENDIX BBodymind Medicine: Resources and PractitionersGlossaryRecommended ReadingIndex
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Caroline Myss, Ph.D. author of Why People Don't Heal and How They Can Candace B. Pert...has managed to take the study of the emotional connection to the body...and present this information in not only an understandable manner, but an enjoyable one.
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Dean Ornish, M.D. author of Eat More, Weigh Less Molecules of Emotion is a highly inspiring story of the search for the biochemical links between consciousness, mind, and body that also weaves in Pert's deeply personal search for truth. Highly recommended! Caroline Myss, Ph.D. author of Why People Don't Heal and How They Can Candace B. Pert...has managed to take the study of the emotional connection to the body...and present this information in not only an understandable manner, but an enjoyable one. Lynn Harris New York Daily News Pick up the coolest, smartest, hardest-core mind-body book I've seen in a while. Christiane Northrup, M.D. author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Reading Molecules of Emotion filled me with molecules associated with joy, inspiration, and hope.
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