When the Body Says No: The cost of hidden stress

When the Body Says No: The cost of hidden stress

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Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer's disease? Is there such a thing as a 'cancer personality'?

Drawing on deep scientific research and Dr Gabor Mate's acclaimed clinical work, When the Body Says No provides the answers to critical questions about the mind-body link - and the role that stress and our emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis.

With dozens of case studies and stories including those of Lou Gehrig, Betty Ford and Lance Armstrong, Gabor Mate reveals 'The Seven A's of Healing'- the principles for healing and prevention of illness from hidden stress.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 27mm | 262g
  • Carlton North, Australia
  • English
  • 1925849643
  • 9781925849646
  • 7,049

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‘Gabor Maté, MD, 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, behaviour, attitudes, and relationships. A must read.’
— Bruce Lipton, PhD., author of The Biology of Belief

‘[An] enthralling exploration of the relationship between stress and disease ... Maté probes deeply into the life histories and psyches of [his] many patients ... What emerges is nothing short of a revelation ... When the Body Says No has the power to change medical thinking.’
— The Edmonton Journal

‘This is a most important book, both for patient and physician. It could save your life.’
— Peter Levine, trauma specialist and author of Waking the Tiger

‘Gabor Maté’s connections — between the intensely personal and the global, the spiritual and the medical, the psychological and the political — are bold, wise and deeply moral. He is a healer to be cherished.’
— Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine

‘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, PhD, Principal of Vital Corporation and co-author of Your Vitality Quotient

‘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

‘His medical background and lucid writing style make complex biological processes accessible to non-scientific readers.’
— The Gazette (Montreal)

‘When The Body Says No is full of startling insights and hard-won poetry.’
— Toronto Star

‘Rare and refreshing … Here you will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information. You will also find hope.’
— Globe and Mail

‘An insightful read that makes you realise that without your health nothing really matters.’
— The Sun

‘An emotional account of how unidentified stress provides a foundation for the development of various disease processes … [O]ffers guidance in resolving personal stressors as a means to a healthier life. This book is easy to read and provides valuable information for anyone interested in the mind-body connection.’
— Choice
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About Gabor Maté

Gabor Mate is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative-care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver's Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. For his ground-breaking medical work and writing, he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. To learn more, join his e-news list at www.drgabormate.com.
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