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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.
©2003 Dr Gabor Maté (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Austen Review
  • 18-04-21

If you care about health read this!

Such a beautiful book. I really enjoyed In the realm of Hungry Ghosts and this book was just as good. But hit a bit closer to home having lost family to cancer and MS.
Real life stories and case studies intertwined with science and research. Kept me engaged and fascinated as well as emotionally reflective of the tragic illnesses and childhood trauma links that repeat throughout.
Certainly something to bear in mind when pursuing a healthy lifestyle and when at risk of spiritual bypassing.
Need to get the paperback too to highlight and go back to key bookmarks I made.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-03-21

Amazing book, life changing

hard going because so deep but so worth it because of how much understanding it gives about health and wellbeing. it would change the world if everyone read it.

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  • suzanna daw
  • 12-06-21

Excellent

loved it, bold, courageous, honest and truthful Gabor shares the truth about illness and mind, body and heart, connection and disconnection

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  • Julie A
  • 28-05-21

Life changing book

Dear Gabor, thank you for sharing your work and thinking, this is truly life changing and I know it will inform my work and relationships. I have told everyone I am close to that they need to read this or better still, listen and act.

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  • Bea
  • 27-05-21

Everyone should read this!

So invaluable to everyone's lives. Very thought provoking. I think this should be an essential text for all medical professions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-21

must read for anyone feeling emotionally lost

Not any easy read, but eye opening. I liked medical and biologicsl facts brought together with answers and ways to improve and heal.

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  • marta
  • 10-07-21

awesome book

I would say this books explains so well why so many of us have life habits, patterns, that we don't understand why we developed them, where they came from. Well it explains that it can be out coping mechanism, it can be stress and trauma that is was passed to you by different people in your life. so we are basically trying to heal generational trauma. I really enjoy the stories shared on this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-21

Eye opener

an amazing book just what I needed, I can already see a change in myself and loved ones.

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  • Jenny Carlisle
  • 07-07-21

Insightful and thought provoking

Great book, all should read/hear. Great structure and very insightful. At first it is a little hard to digest when relating to your own life experience. But very informative and provides pointers for potential healing

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  • Fiona
  • 26-06-21

Priceless

Dr Gabor Mate has the medical background, experience and research to provide the scientific evidence for that which I have come to see and believe for myself about myself through self enquiry and supporting others with their life challenges. It is refreshing to know that there is hope for healing in many medical cases where currently there is little more than body taxing treatment of symptoms. This is a book about health and I can not recommend it highly enough.
In today’s society where more and more of us are meeting emotional challenges without the wherewithal to most effectively handle them, and children are frequently ‘ignored’ by overburdened parents in favour of mechanical and/or technological babysitters, this book is indeed Priceless.
Thank you Gabor for your wisdom, willingness to share your own impediments and for you research and voice.