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The balance within : the science connecting health and emotions

Author: Esther Sternberg
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Balance Within tells how researchers uncovered the elusive mind-body connection and what it means for our health. It provides accounts of the experiments that revealed the physical mechanisms used by the brain and immune system to communicate.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Sternberg
ISBN: 0716744457 9780716744450
OCLC Number: 1010743642
Description: xix, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Emotions and Disease: Molecules and Ancient Myths --
Ch. 2. Where Do Emotions Come From? --
Ch. 3. The Dirty Soup Beyond Our Skin: How the Immune System Defends Against the Outside World --
Ch. 4. Putting the Mind and Body Back Together Again --
Ch. 5. It's a Two-Way Street: The Immune System Talks to the Brain and the Brain Talks Back --
Ch. 6. When the Brain-Immune Communication Breaks Down --
Ch. 7. Can Stress Make You Sick? --
Ch. 8. Connecting to Others: Relationships and the Course of Disease --
Ch. 9. Can Believing Make You Well? --
Ch. 10. How the Immune System Changes Our Moods --
Ch. 11. Prometheus Unbound: What Does the Future Hold?
Responsibility: Esther M. Sternberg.

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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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