Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Medical - 368 pages
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Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from each other or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system?
In her groundbreaking book Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries.
Her pioneering research on how the chemicals inside our bodies form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, is not only provocative, it is revolutionary. By establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions and explaining these new scientific developments in a clear and accessible way, Pert empowers us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and the connection between our minds and our bodies -- body-minds -- in ways we could never possibly have imagined before.
Molecules of Emotion is a landmark work, full of insight and wisdom and possessing that rare power to change the way we see the world and ourselves.
  

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Keep up the awesome research and writing Dr. Pert! - Goodreads
This book was heavy, heavy research. - Goodreads
The title pretty much sums up the premise of the book. - Goodreads
I admire her research aims and her determination. - Goodreads
And your writing is imprecise. - Goodreads
The pace of the book changed suddenly. - Goodreads

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User Review  - nmarun - LibraryThing

The initial few chapters of the book talks a lot about the 'science' of the human body like the ligands, the opiate receptor, endorphins, effect of Acetylcholine. It was really nice to know that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elisabetta Faenza - Goodreads

This is an inspiring book, both for the quality of the scientific discoveries and the insight it provides into the world of elite science. Candace Pert was a pioneer in her field, with an ability to ... Read full review

Contents

AN INTRODUCTORY LECTURE
2 ROMANCE OF THE OPIATE RECEPTOR
A CONTINUED LECTURE
4 BRAINS AND AMBITION
5 LIFE AT THE PALACE
6 BREAKING THE RULES
A CONTINUED LECTURE
8 TURNING POINT
11 CROSSING OVER COMING TOGETHER
12 HEALING FEELING
13 TRUTH
PEPTIDE TTHE STORY CONTINUES
APPENDIX APREVENTIONORIENTED TIPS FOR HEALTHFUL BLISSFUL LIVING
RESOURCES AND PRACTITIONERS
GLOSSARY
RECOMMENDED READING

A CONCLUDING LECTURE
10 CHILD OF THE NEW PARADIGM

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About the author (2010)

Candance B. Pert, Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she also conducts AIDS research. She was featured in Bill Moyers's book and PBS series Healing and the Mind, and lectures extensively throughout the country.

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