Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a ‘cancer personality’?
Drawing on deep scientific research and Dr Gabor Maté’s acclaimed clinical work, When the Body Says No provides the answers to critical questions about the mind-body link – and the role that stress and our emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases.
When the Body Says No:
- Explores the role of the mind-body link in conditions and diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis. - Shares dozens of enlightening case studies and stories, including those of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Betty Ford (breast cancer), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer’s), Gilda Radner (ovarian cancer) and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer) - Reveals ‘The Seven A’s of Healing’: principles in healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress
Gabor Maté’s connections―between the intensely personal and the global, the spiritual and the medical, the psychological and the political―are bold, wise and deeply moral. He is a healer to be cherished ― Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine
Rare and refreshing. . . . Here you will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information. You will also find hope ― Globe and Mail
His medical background and lucid writing style make complex biological processes accessible to non-scientific readers ― The Gazette (Montreal)
An insightful read that makes you realise that without your health nothing really matters ― The Sun
About the Author
A celebrated speaker and bestselling author, Dr Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, such as addiction, stress and childhood development. Dr Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No, Scattered Minds and (as co-author) Hold On to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in more than thirty languages.