When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection


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About the Author

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers with Dr. Gordon Neufeld.


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 Maté 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 Maté 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

Other Titles From Dr Gabor Maté Praise For Scattered: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder
"One of the most comprehensive and accessible books about Attention Deficit Disorder."
―Publishers Weekly

"Utterly sensible and deeply moving."
The Vancouver Sun "This delightful, helpful book is a welcome addition to the literature on ADD. I would enthusiastically recommend Scattered to anyone touched by ADD--adults, parents, and professionals."--John J. Ratey, M.D., co-author of Driven to Distraction