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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,660 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert M. Sapolsky Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress.As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick.Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet. Download and start listening now!

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  • Delightful voice pro Peter Berkrot keeps the action going with his skillful expression of the author's wry humor and nuanced intelligence. This and his sensitive way of interpreting Sapolsky's more surprising or important statements gives this lengthy audio the dramatic edge needed to make it endlessly fascinating. AudioFile

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kimberly | 2/8/2014

    " The author does a great job explaining why chronic stress, and more importantly, our reactions to it causes the dramatic health outcomes that it does. Its well written in a language that anyone (even non-medical folks) can grasp without a feeling of "dumbing down" that lots of these types of books fall into. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tina | 2/7/2014

    " This was written by one of my college professors who spend half his time communing with apes. Hands down the most entertaining lecturer ever and it shows in the stories in this book. He talks about how stress literally does take a toll on our bodies in the form of heart disease, ulcers, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lacey Stafford | 2/1/2014

    " Interesting read...love the author's personality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maral | 1/29/2014

    " Make sure you get the most current edition of this book as the older versions speculate about certain causes of diseases relating to stress and we now know, for instance, that some cancers are in fact caused by viruses. This is a very well written manual discussing the hormonal pathways within the body (of mice, men and monkeys)and how they are affected by various stressors (good and bad ones). "

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