"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.
An excellent owner's manual for both the laymen and professional.Published 6 days 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 11 days ago by Kristin Bennett
This is a remarkable volume relating psychological distress to many severe and chronic physical illness. ranging from cancer to multiple sclerosis to heart disease. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Robert Leichtman
Amazing perspective on how the mind and social circumstances influence our physiological and disease states. Read morePublished 24 days ago by gstriz
this has been a deeply transformative book for me.
or at least I hope to make the implied transformation in my life soon. Read more
A must read for anyone who wants to better understand the body and brain connectionPublished 1 month ago by HENRY TIRADO