"The interviewees' stories are often touching and haunting. . . . Maté carefully explains the biological mechanisms that are activated when stress and trauma exert a powerful influence on the body. . . . Readers will be grateful for the final chapter . . . in which Maté presents an open formula for healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress."
—Quill & Quire
"In this important book, Dr. Gabor Maté combines a passionate examination of his patients' life histories with lucid explanations of the science behind mind-body unity."
—Richard Earle, Ph.D.
Modern research is confirming the age-old wisdom that emotions are inseparable from our health and physiology. Repressed emotions bring on stress that can lead to disease. In this internationally bestselling book, Gabor Maté draws on cutting-edge science, his decades of experience as a physician, and the stories of famous people including those of Lou Gehrig, Lance Armstrong, Gilda Radner, and Ronald Reagan to examine the role hidden stress plays in an array of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and cancer.
When the Body Says No provides transformative insights into how disease can be the body's way of saying no to what the mind cannot or will not acknowledge—and how we can heal.
A good book, but a little long winded at times. I'm glad people are starting to see stress as trigger to illness.Published 1 day ago by T Barritt
So much great information! I bought this book because I have a physical condition that I strongly believed to be stress related. Read morePublished 2 days ago by H S
Great book. It would be nice to include some information on how to discuss these topics with one's own personal doctors since the majority general practice don't communicate... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Merlin
Phenomenal insights ! I am a breast cancer survivor and this book has helped me to make life changes that I need in order to survive. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Opal 88
IM still waiting for it to arrive but Im sure I will like itPublished 29 days ago by Nellie Ralston
An excellent owner's manual for both the laymen and professional.Published 1 month ago by helen baietto
This book to me was amazing. I have dealt with hundreds, almost thousands of other people who are dealing with MS as I am as well as a variety of other autoimmune conditions. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kristin Bennett