When the Body Says No

When the Body Says No

The Cost of Hidden Stress

Book - 2003
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Random House, Inc.

In this accessible and groundbreaking book--filled with the moving stories of real people--medical doctor and bestselling author Gabor Maté shows that emotion and psychological stress play a powerful role in the onset of chronic illness, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis and many others, even Alzheimer's disease.

When the Body Says No is an impressive contribution to research on the physiological connection between life's stresses and emotions and the body systems governing nerves, immune apparatus and hormones. With great compassion and erudition, Gabor Maté demystifies medical science and, as he did in Scattered Minds, invites us all to be our own health advocates.

Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf, c2003
ISBN: 0676973129
Branch Call Number: 616.08 Gabor
Characteristics: 306 p


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Oct 14, 2017

Absolutely wonderful book for anyone wanting to understand themselves, their physical and emotional health. It made me reflect on my own life and childhood and how I can undo unhealthy thinking and behaviour patterns. Absolutely recommend it!

Sep 05, 2016

Dr Mate's book resonated with me. He is caring and very human - his book has lifted my spirits towards hope of healing my dis-ease by the empowerment through knowledge and biology of belief. Rating would be 6 stars if possible.

Apr 01, 2013

This book resonated with me on very many levels. It is compassionate, wise and utterly convincing.

Jun 19, 2012

a doctor who confirms 'the biology of belief' and 'molecules of emotion' by viewing his own patients - very perceptive. "you are what you think"."Stress, toxic emotions and non-serving beliefs held in the sub-concious will create dis-ease in the body and lead to chronic illnesses.
every doctor and patient should read this book.

Aug 22, 2011

Gabor Mate always brings a fresh look into the topics he covers. It was definitely an eye opener to keep the stress levels down and to display your anger in a productive manner. But his profile of personalities and their corresponding auto-immune illness is riveting. I only wish all doctors showed his level of compassion for the emotional aspect relating to illness.

Jul 05, 2010

A great read!

Dec 16, 2009

Physician Heal Thyself
This human has led by example. Thank you.

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