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When the Body Says No


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How does stress influence chronic illness? Bestselling author Gabor Mate provides a riveting exploration of the mind-body connection.

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Gabor Mate is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked extensively with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in over twenty languages, Dr Mate is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada (his country?s equivalent of the MBE) and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts- Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No- The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds- The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids- Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.drgabormate.com / @drmate


Gabor Maté’s connections—between the intensely personal and the global, the spiritual and the medical, the psychological and the political—are bold, wise and deeply moral. He is a healer to be cherished
*Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine*

Rare and refreshing. . . . Here you will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information. You will also find hope
*Globe and Mail*

His medical background and lucid writing style make complex biological processes accessible to non-scientific readers
*The Gazette (Montreal)*

An insightful read that makes you realise that without your health nothing really matters
*The Sun*

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