Preface. 1 The Bermuda Triangle. 2 The Little Girl Too Good to Be True. 3 Stress and Emotional Competence. 4 Buried Alive. 5 Never Good Enough. 6 You Are Part of This Too, Mom. 7 Stress, Hormones, Repression and Cancer. 8 Something Good Comes Out of This. 9 Is There a "Cancer Personality"? 10 The 55 Per Cent Solution. 11 It's All in Her Head. 12 I Shall Die First from the Top. 13 Self or Non-Self: The Immune System Confused. 14 A Fine Balance: The Biology of Relationships. 15 The Biology of Loss. 16 The Dance of Generations. 17 The Biology of Belief. 18 The Power of Negative Thinking. 19 The Seven A's of Healing. Notes. Resources. Acknowledgments. Index.
Gabor Mate , 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. www.drgabormate.com
An international bestseller translated into fifteen
languages, When the Body Says No promotes learning and
healing, providing transformative insights into how disease can be
the body's way of saying no to what the mind cannot or will not
acknowledge. With great compassion and erudition, Dr Gabor Mate
demystifies medical science and, as he did in Scattered Minds,
invites us all to be our own health advocates.
"This is a most important book, both for patient and physician. It could save your life."
--Peter Levine, PhD, best selling author of In an Unspoken Voice"The interviewees' stories are often touching and haunting. . . . Mate carefully explains the biological mechanisms that are activated when stress and trauma exert a powerful influence on the body, and he backs up his claims with compelling evidence from the field. . . . Both the lay and specialist reader will be grateful for the final chapter, 'The Seven A's of Healing, ' in which Mate presents an open formula for healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress."
Quill & Quire"In this important book, Dr. Gabor Mate combines a passionate examination of his patients' life histories with lucid explanations of the science behind mind-body unity."
Richard Earle, Ph.D."Once thought to be in the domain of genes, our health and behavior have recently been revealed to be controlled by our perception of the environment and our beliefs. Gabor Mate, M.D., skillfully blends recent advances in biomedicine with the personal insights of his patients to provide empowering insight into how deeply developmental experiences shape our health, behavior, attitudes, and relationships. A must-read for health professionals and lay readers seeking awareness of how the mind controls health."
Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., Cellular Biologist
"Medical science searches high and low for the causes of cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a host of other conditions. Yet it often ignores one of the most pervasive factors leading to illness: the hidden stresses embedded in our daily lives. In this important book, Dr. Gabor Mate combines a passionate examination of his patients' life histories with lucid explanations of the science behind mind-body unity. He makes a compelling argument for the importance of understanding stress both in the causation of disease and in the restoration of health."
Richard Earle, Ph.D., Director of the Canadian Institute of Stress/ Hans Selye Foundation
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Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder