When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 25, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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"Once thought to be in the domain of genes, our health and behavior have recently been revealed to be controlled by our perception of the environment and our beliefs. Gabor Mate, M.D., skillfully blends recent advances in biomedicine with the personal insights of his patients to provide empowering insight into how deeply developmental experiences shape our health, behavior, attitudes, and relationships. A must-read for health professionals and lay readers seeking awareness of how the mind controls health."
-- Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., cellular biologist

"The interviewees' stories are often touching and haunting. . . . Mate carefully explains the biological mechanisms that are activated when stress and trauma exert a powerful influence on the body, and he backs up his claims with compelling evidence from the field. . . . Both the lay and specialist reader will be grateful for the final chapter, 'The Seven A's of Healing,' in which Mate presents an open formula for healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress."
-- Quill & Quire

"Medical science searches high and low for the causes of cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a host of other conditions. Yet it often ignores one of the most pervasive factors leading to illness: the hidden stresses embedded in our daily lives. In this important book, Dr. Gabor Mate combines a passionate examination of his patients' life histories with lucid explanations of the science behind mind-body unity. He makes a compelling argument for the importance of understanding stress both in the causation of disease and in the restoration of health."
-- Richard Earle, Ph.D.
Director of the Canadian Institute of Stress/ Hans Selye Foundation


"One of the most comprehensive and accessible books about Attention Deficit Disorder."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Utterly sensible and deeply moving."
-- The Vancouver Sun

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User Review  - dmarsh451 - LibraryThing

I like Maté's books. They are a breath of fresh air about topics i have read about elsewhere but without all the drama and messianic heat. They are also sensible, informative, and in the behaviors ... Read full review

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User Review  - puckrobin - LibraryThing

This book is a must read for anyone who wonders why they feel down, why they feel tired, why they feel drained. This is a must read, period. I have had the privilege of meeting and doing personal work ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Gabor Maté, M.D., has been a family practitioner for twenty years. He was a longstanding medical columnist for The Vancouver Sun and The Globe and Mail in Canada. Maté’s first book, Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It, was a national bestseller in Canada.

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