"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.
This book changed my life in the 1st 3 chapters! I am still not finished reading the book by a long shot. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Lyme Reviewer
It seems to make common sense that chronic stress weakens the immune system, making a person more susceptible to illness. Dr. Read morePublished 22 days ago by John Allison
When the Body Says No is an excellent book. Dr. Gabor Mate helps you examine stress factors that may cause critical damage to your health. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Db
I lent a previous copy of this book to a family member who apparently loves it too much to return it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by colleen
A must read, this book gives us a new perspective to view stress and emotions. We are not disconnected from our emotions, they are a part of us and their repression can lead to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Josh Daniels