When the Body Says No – Gabor Maté, MD

I highly recommend When the Body Says No: Exploring the stress disease connection by Gabor Maté, MD that examines stress and its relationships to disease. Many of my clients that have experienced childhood trauma have autoimmune diseases and other health issues as a result of chronic stress, fear and having to live in survival in the environment they grew up in. Luckily there is help and ways to get the system to relax and move out of a sympathetic response. 

“The research literature has identified three factors that universally lead to stress: uncertainty, the lack of information and the loss of control.” ― Gabor Maté

“The salient stressors in the lives of most human beings today — at least in the industrialized world — are emotional. Just like laboratory animals unable to escape, people find themselves trapped in lifestyles and emotional patterns inimical to their health. The higher the level of economic development, it seems, the more anaesthetized we have become to our emotional realities. We no longer sense what is happening in our bodies and cannot therefore act in self-preserving ways. The physiology of stress eats away at our bodies not because it has outlived its usefulness but because we may no longer have the competence to recognize its signals.”― Gabor Maté

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