Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine


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By Candace Pert
Trade paperback book
ISBN 9780684846347
368 pages, 6.00 x 9.00″

Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from each other or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system?

In her groundbreaking book Molecules of Emotions, Candace Pert provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries.

Her pioneering research on how the chemicals inside our bodies form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, is not only provocative, it is revolutionary. By establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions and explaining these new scientific developments in a clear and accessible way, Pert empowers us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and the connection between our minds and our bodies – bodyminds – in ways we could never possibly have imagined before.

Molecules of Emotions is a landmark work, full of insight and wisdom and possessing that rare power to change the way we see the world and ourselves.

About the Author:

Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., is a Research Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she also conducts AIDS research. She was featured in Bill Moyer’s book and PBS series Healing and the Mind, in PBS’s Healing Quest, and in Marci Shimoff’s Happy for No Reason. Pert lectures extensively throughout the country.

Praise for Molecules of Emotion

“Molecules of Emotion is a highly inspiring story of the search for the biochemical links between consciousness, mind, and body that also weaves in Pert’s deeply personal search for the truth. Highly recommended.”

-Dean Ornish, M.D., author of Eat More, Weigh Less

“Pick up the coolest, smartest, hardest-core mind-body book I’ve seen in a while.”

-Lynn Harris, New York Daily News

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Weight .70 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × .75 in


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