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How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from one another or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system? Candace Pert - a neuroscientist whose extraordinary career began with her 1972 discovery of the opiate receptor - provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries. From explaining the scientific basis of popular wisdom and phenomena like "gut feelings" to making comprehensible recent discoveries in cancer and AIDS research, Molecules of Emotion is an intellectual adventure of the highest order.
©1997 Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved; (P)1997 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved; SOUND IDEAS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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"Finally, here is a Western scientist who has done the work to explain the unity of mind and matter, body and soul." (Deepak Chopra)

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Not what I expected

Mostly a recounting of authors struggles, achievements and setbacks as a female researcher in the wold of academics and NIH in the 70s and 80s. Strong feminist bent. Tie in between molecules and emotions is late and weak. Last 40 minutes makes turn to TM, Deepok, Jesus and Winona Judd (not necessarily on that order). Science and politics were interesting but not what I expected.

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  • Dawn
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  • 05-24-17

Great book for anyone in the healing arts...

Allopathic or otherwise Not particularly lay person friendly. Very informative Would have liked more how-to.

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Proof of our gut instincts and ancient teachings

Western Civilization, smarty pants Ego and Western medicine has really mucked it up! TM, Herbert Benson,Bruce Lipton, David Hawkins, Gabor Mate. How much more do we need to stop this pill popping insanity. Thank you for this book.

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There is a cure for AIDs?

There we're some interesting points about the cure of AIds and the effort to suppress it.

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Review of Molecules of Emotion

This is a well structured and an easy listen for the nonscientist. The presentation has the scientific facts and details that my fellow medical practitioners will appreciate. I highly recommend this book.

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Molecules of "hey, come see how great I am."

This book is an exercise in self-adulation; which is a shame because Dr. Perth's seminal work in neuropeptides is revelatory & potentially world-changing.

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Christian Science is alive and well.

The title of this book is misleading. The author mixes her personal spiritual beliefs with science so much that the reader finishes wondering what to believe. She has fallen into the old trap of "discovering" whatever feels good. No thanks; not interested.

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Still fabulous

Love Candace Pert and still love this piece of work.
Easy to understand by most, this details why we feel the way we do under certain circumstances and what effects the emotions have on molecules and molecular structures.

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Fabulous pert

I love the information in this book.It has helped me a lot in the concept of body-mind

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Not what I hoped for

Candace Pert seems eternally angry - her own admission. Rather than talking about her discoveries in more depth she tells her life story which is not too interesting, overly dramatic and without the detail to fully back her theories. What ever happened to finding the cure for Aids? Is she still waiting to get a break?

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