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4.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 4.32 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gabor Mate Narrator: Daniel Maté Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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In When the Body Says No, physician and writer Gabor Maté explores the mind-body link and the connection between stress and disease. Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a relationship between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer's disease? Is there such a thing as a cancer personality?

Drawing on scientific research and years of experience as a practicing physician, Maté provides answers to these and other important questions about the role that chronic stress and one's individual emotional make-up play in an array of common diseases, such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, IBS, and multiple sclerosis.

Maté carefully explains the biological mechanisms that are activated when stress and trauma exert a powerful influence on the body. He illustrates his ideas with interviews of famous people who've experienced chronic illness (Ronald Reagan, Gilda Radner, Stephen Hawking, and Pamela Wallin), interspersed with intimate life stories collected through his years of practice. Chapters deal with stress, emotional repression, hormones, the cancer personality, the biology of relationships, and the power of negative thinking. He backs up his claims with compelling evidence from the field, citing many controlled studies that have demonstrated correlations between psychosocial factors and disease.

Maté emphasizes that to decipher the hidden factors in chronic illness is not to blame the victim, and the book is free of assumptions that all illnesses are the result of ego issues. Rather, he provides the opportunity to address the unintentional transmission of stress and anxiety through the body and across generations.

Dr. Maté has a gift for making complicated medical findings accessible for the lay-person, while still relevant to the professional. Both will be grateful for the final chapter, The Seven A's of Healing, in which Maté presents an open formula for healing and the prevention... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margarete | 2/16/2014

    " I read this book with a lot of hope. I was frustrated by the seeming lack of hope and development of what people would do when confronted by repressed emotion that comes out as illness. I don't think the author offers much hope and that really bothered me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Maltman | 2/14/2014

    " Poignant stories are woven together with research in this compelling discussion of the impact of stress on the human body and how it is a major factor in so many diseases of the developed world. If you have a family or personal history with any of these diseases, I highly recommend the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this book - he is a GP/Psychotherapist and for this book he's interviewed people so you get their stories but also reprots back from studies. His view is that current medicine splits treatment to purely 'body' whereas health can only accurately be thought of in terms of mind-&-body. Coming from a science background I enjoyed all the descriptions of killer t cells, endocrine systems, cortisol etc etc. I think anyone would as it's written very clearly and simply. Plus it's absoultely compelling evidence that stressing our bodies is NOT good for health - and the main stress he is talking about is unresolved/expressed emotion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonya | 2/5/2014

    " Fascinating insight into the relationship between chronic stress and autoimmune diseases such as SLE, MS, ALS, and intractable pain. Inspired me to pick up Jon Kabat-Zinn's "Full Catastrophe Living" again for perusal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Airship Librarian | 2/4/2014

    " Fascinating. Definitely makes sense that diseases and the like are related to stress and emotional turmoil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raymond | 1/16/2014

    " Again Mate delivers a compelling read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie Baker | 1/11/2014

    " A timely read for me, and really good stuff. Doesn't claim that stress is the only thing that affects our health, but illustrates scientifically and anecdotally that is is surely a considerable factor, along with genetics, environment, and lifestyle. Also outlines some ways to avoid internalizing stress and better consistently manage it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 1/11/2014

    " I enjoyed it. I saw some things that pertain to me but I found it lacking in practical advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dyson Birch | 1/9/2014

    " A good read but no big surprises for anyone who already accepts the mind body connection , "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 12/26/2013

    " I really enjoy this book. It confirms a lot of what I know but have refused to beleive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Djangogirl | 12/20/2013

    " Makes so much sense. Now, how to overcome the body's learned response and regain health?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone | 12/9/2013

    " I enjoyed this book so much - looking forward to reading his others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista Chael | 11/17/2013

    " Such a great book! If you struggle with your health or know someone who does- this book is a must. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Ann | 11/5/2013

    " insightful, thought-provoking read on mind-body connection and health. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 10/19/2013

    " Simply marvelous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 9/24/2013

    " The writing wasn't as eloquent as some of the other medical books I've read, but the message came through loud and clear. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelley Devlin | 6/25/2013

    " My brain said No. I couldn't finish it, I was bored towards the end. Good information, but too scientific for me, and each chapter basically said the exact same thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 4/25/2013

    " Although the premise is interesting: why we develop autoimmune diseases, I thought the stories od different individuals was boring. The best chapter was the last one talking about what is needed to combat illness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 12/11/2012

    " Incredible. If you have any kind of medical or psychological condition from mild depression to cancer this is a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cicely | 11/4/2012

    " This is an eye opener as to how one's state of mind can affect one's health. Some of it is a bit technical for readers who have very little knowledge of medicine, but well worth a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kali Lux | 8/12/2012

    " so obsessed with gabor mate right now, amazing book! i love his compassion and understand for people. i love his ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 6/23/2012

    " Incredibly illuminating in a world of medical intervention and drugs as a solution to most of our illness and disease. "

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