Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Written by:
Robert M. Sapolsky
Narrated by:
Peter Berkrot

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2012
17 hours 20 minutes
Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress.As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick.Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.
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This is a great book! Human/animal behavior is much easier to comprehend after learning how hormones affect our body and mind, and what causes us to produce them. Not an easy read, I've listened to it three times and read the hard cover once. I still have a hard time grasping some of the content. Highly recommended for science enthusiasts and for those that are interested in learning about stress and body chemistry.

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Ronald S.

Great way to combat stress and anxiety a

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