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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (389 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:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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