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  • The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping - Now Revised and Updated
  • By: Robert Sapolsky
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (307 ratings)

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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

By: Robert Sapolsky
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
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Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2004 Robert M. Sapolsky (P)2012 Tantor

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Loads of info

Well narrated, funny in places with loads of good info. I'll summarise for you; relax, don't sweat the small stuff, make friends, make love, exercised regularly and don't eat crap.

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very informative

highly entertaining, jargon free and potentially a life changer.. I would recommend this book to anyone!

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Absolutely Brilliant!

Brilliant book! Accurate, scientific, balanced. Very interesting, educational and insightful! Well read too, the person narrating the book is channeling Sapolsky really well.

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Awesome

A great audiobook full facts drawn from interesting studies and delivered in a captivating style.

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Amazing book. highly scientific.

Sapolsky is a fantastic teacher, in this book he gives an excellent map of a stress territory, it explains many aspects of our daily life in how to cope with it.

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Interesting Stuff

Wow, interesting if a little depressing at points. But I'm now definitely better informed about glucocorticoids! Didn't enjoy the narration.

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Mind blowing.

Extremely interesting and informative book. With an engaging narrator. There’s so much going on that I’ll have to re listen a few times to really appreciate it all.

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entertaining and illuminating

terrific content, great narration make for easy to follow and engage with book. Great

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Too long for no good reason

At least 60% is fluff. Information that's not actionable or insightful. Could have been much shorter.

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Thorough & Insightful

Loved how Robert takes the pains to explain the mechanisms of stress in details. I like how he strives for balance in each situation and circumstance. He then finally closes with practical guidance on how to manage stress.

All in all, one is left with an informed appreciation of stress.

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