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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.