Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

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Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with over 225,000 copies in print

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.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c2004
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780805073690
Branch Call Number: 616.0019 SAP
Characteristics: xv, 539 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Nov 10, 2014

this is only a reference copy which anyone who wants to borrow this book should note.

Feb 24, 2014

I'll save you a couple of hours of time that you'd spend reading this book. Get lots of sleep, eat a balanced diet, get lots of exercise, don't self medicate and don't worry, be happy and you'll be fine. Otherwise, you'll die. End of book. Oh, by the way, Zebras, like all members of the Equid family, do get ulcers. Ask any equine vet.

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