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When the Body Says No : The Cost of Hidden Stress Paperback – 3 Feb 2004

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada (3 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0676973124
  • ISBN-13: 978-0676973129
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Excellent book, first heard TED talk from Mate a tear or two back and ordered this book off of someone's reading list. I recommend it for its compassion and thought provoking humanity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written 16 May 2014
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Drawing from his experience as a family practitioner in palliative care, Gabor Maté transports us to the world behind our body's signs. Hidden messages of unresolved pain, unprocessed experiences and emotions, in a language that everybody can understand. When the body says no is about the much needed time to pay attention to this message and DO something about it. As someone wise once said, if you cannot create without, you create within. Time to pay attention to the various ways we are unable to create without and why. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read 6 Jun. 2014
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This book isn't just about "stress" as you normally think about it. It's about the negative effects on your physical health that come from your emotional state. In other words, there are a LOT of illnesses that seem to occur due to various life events, our inability to properly deal with life's knocks, emotional traumas, etc. But don't think this is some kind of airy-fairy feely-feely nonsense. The author is a doctor, and his approach is highly scientific. He shows clearly how there is a very real mind-body connection, and it has concrete effects on our physical health. In short, if you're a human being, you really need to read this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, highly recommended 1 Jun. 2014
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Not every book is a must read, but certainly this book falls into that category.
A subject often not recognized, the connection of mental-emotional states with health, is dealt with by looking at a number of real life cases.
It is interesting, easily readable, and I think one gets an immediate recognition of how this applies to ones own life!

I think you will not be disappointed if you get this book as soon as possible and read it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Medical for the layman 10 Feb. 2013
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Not a fast read for the average layman. A little knowledge of the brain anatomy and physiology would be helpful but not necessary.
This book pulls together the aspect of personality, family relationships and the probable effect on diseases, especially chronic diseases. It lays open the possible help exploring these factors might have for the patient and their supporting family.
There is a temptation to relate the psychological aspect to being a cause of the disease rather than one aspect of the disease, though the author clearly states otherwise; perhaps not frequently enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best NF I've ever read 3 Feb. 2010
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For anyone in public health or the medical or mental health field, this alternative perspective on the social conditions that contribute to disease is a must read. Mate is engaging, insightful and dead-on. If we do not acknowledge and work to change these conditions, the health care system in America will collapse. Though Mate is not specifically advocating for social justice, he is enlightening us to what we need to know.
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