When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

by Gabor Maté

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When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

by Gabor Maté


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  • Destructive Coping Styles and Environment Can Lead to the Onset of Disease

    In 1996, Natalie's world was turned upside down, while her 16-year-old son was just discharged from rehab, four months later, her husband Bill had a cancerous tumor removed from his liver. Meanwhile, Natalie had experienced symptoms more frequently, going from occasional dizziness and fatigue to rin

  • Stress Can Cause TheBody’s System to Attack Itself

    Rachel who grew up idolizing her father when she was a child always felt that her older brother was his favorite. As a child, Rachel was a well-behaved little girl. As an adult, she was a hard worker. One year, on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year celebration, Rachel helped her mother in the kit

  • Stress Triggers a Hormone Roller coaster

    When you react to stress, your hypothalamus releases the CRH. This hormone travels to the pituitary gland, at the base of your skull, which then releases another hormone ACTH. The ACTH travels through your bloodstream to your adrenal glands. There, the hormone triggers the release of cortisol — the

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