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when the body says no

Updated: May 10

LEAD LAB recommends the book When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Maté.



When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Maté delves into the intricate relationship between stress and physical health. Drawing on his medical experience and case studies, Maté argues that unresolved emotional issues and chronic stress can contribute to the development of various diseases. The book explores the impact of stress on the immune system, hormonal balance, and overall well-being. Maté contends that the mind and body are deeply interconnected, and unaddressed emotional stressors can manifest as physical ailments. Through patient stories and scientific insights, he examines how repressed emotions, adverse childhood experiences, and unhealthy coping mechanisms may contribute to the onset of illnesses such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, and other chronic conditions. When the Body Says No serves as a call to recognize the importance of emotional health in preventing and managing physical ailments, offering a holistic perspective on the mind-body connection and the role of stress in disease.


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