- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470923350
- ISBN-13: 978-0470923351
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 225 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection Paperback – January 1, 2011
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"Gabor Maté, M.D., skillfully blends recent advances in biomedicine with the personal stories of his patients to provide empowering insights into how deeply developmental experiences shape our health, behavior, attitudes, and relationships. A must read."
—Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., author of The Biology of Belief
"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.
About the Author
Gabor Maté, M.D., is a physician, public speaker, and award-winning author. His most recent book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, expresses his groundbreaking perspective on addictions, while his unique take on ADD is found in his first book, Scattered. When the Body Says No has been published in over twelve languages on five continents.
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Incredibly, Dr. Mate doesn't seem to understand the concept of TMS set forth by Dr. John Sarno, who is probably the foremost physician of mindbody medicine, yet he INDEPENDENTLY PROVES the same general concept as Sarno! TMS is a diagnosis described by Sarno for symptoms that do not come from a problem of tissue pathology. Mate, on the other hand, goes where most physicians do not in showing how stress and emotions influence serious diseases with tissue pathology.
Both Mate and Sarno are correct. If you have chronic symptoms of any kind, read this book and read The Mindbody Prescription by Sarno.
As a healthcare practitioner I've suspected that emotions are at play in some of my clients who are doing 'all the right things' and just don't get the results we expect. I heard Dr. Gabor Mate on a podcast talking about this issue and was thrilled to see a book that includes clinical experience, interviews, and the research studies.
It's fascinating to me how much emotional repression we can be unconscious of and this book has inspired me to do some digging into myself. He describes patterns that I recognized in myself for the first time and I want to address them before I end up ill. There's not a lot of advice on how to do this in this book, but it provides the motivation to start figuring that out with a therapist or other modalities.
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