Synopses & Reviews
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 Emotion, 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 -- body-minds -- in ways we could never possibly have imagined before.
Molecules of Emotion is a landmark work, full of insight and wisdom and possessing that rare power to change the way we see the world and ourselves.
Dean Ornish, M.D. author of Eat More, Weigh Less 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 truth. Highly recommended!
Caroline Myss, Ph.D. author of Why People Don't Heal and How They Can Candace B. Pert...has managed to take the study of the emotional connection to the body...and present this information in not only an understandable manner, but an enjoyable one.
Dean Ornish, M.D.
author of Eat More, Weigh Less
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 truth. Highly recommended!
Lynn Harris New York Daily News Pick up the coolest, smartest, hardest-core mind-body book I've seen in a while.
Christiane Northrup, M.D. author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Reading Molecules of Emotion filled me with molecules associated with joy, inspiration, and hope.
Dr. Pert explains the groundbreaking experiments that prove that the mind and the body are not two separate entities, but are one interconnected information system--the bodymind.
About the Author
Candance 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 Moyers's book and PBS series Healing and the Mind, and lectures extensively throughout the country.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
The Receptor Revolution: An Introductory Lecture
Romance of the Opiate Receptor
Peptide Generation: A Continued Lecture
Brains and Ambition
Life at the Palace
Breaking the Rules
The Biochemicals of Emotion: A Continued Lecture
The Psychosomatic Network: A Concluding Lecture
Child of the New Paradigm
Crossing Over, Coming Together
Peptide T -- The Story Continues
Prevention-Oriented Tips for Healthful, Blissful Living
Bodymind Medicine: Resources and Practitioners