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The balance within : the science connecting health and emotions

Author: Esther M Sternberg
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A thrilling scientific detective story, The Balance Within tells how researchers finally uncovered the elusive mind-body connection and what it means for our health. In this book, Dr. Esther Sternberg, whose discoveries were pivotal in helping to solve this mystery, provides firsthand accounts of the breakthrough experiments that revealed the physical mechanisms - the nerves, cells, and hormones - used by the brain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther M Sternberg
ISBN: 0716734796 9780716734796 0716744457 9780716744450
OCLC Number: 43115070
Description: xix, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Emotions and disease : molecules and ancient myths --
Where do emotions come from? --
The dirty soup beyond our skin : how the immune system defends against the outside world --
Putting the mind and body back together again --
It's a two-way street : the immune system talks to the brain and the brain talks back --
When the brain-immune communication breaks down --
Can stress make you sick? --
Connecting to others : relationships and the course of disease --
Can believing make you well? --
How the immune system changes our moods --
Prometheus unbound : what does the future hold?
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This text explores the mind-body connection and what it means for health. Esther Sternberg provides accounts of the experiments that reveal the physical mechanisms, the nerves, cells and hormones -  Read more...

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"Dr. Sternberg weaves historical perspective, recent lab results, academic rigor, and popular appeal into an engrossing book." --Dallas Morning News"One of the best books on emotions and health." Read more...

 
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