Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a “cancer personality”?
One of the world’s most sought after and celebrated physicians, Dr. Gabor Maté is the leading expert on the role the mind-body connection plays in illness and health. Drawing on scientific research and the author’s decades of experience as a practicing physician, he joins the How To: Academy to explore the role that stress and emotions play in an array of common diseases, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and multiple sclerosis.
In this talk, Dr. Maté will share his insights into how disease can be the body’s way of saying ‘no’ to that which the mind cannot or will not acknowledge. Employing stories of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer’s) and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer), he will weave together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective to enlighten and empower individuals to promote their own healing and that of those around them.