The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (Book Review)

The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions

by Esther M. Sternberg, Times Books, RRP $17.00

The-Balance-Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotion by Esther Sternberg

Any one who is a long-term sufferer of rheumatoid arthritis will find the practical descriptions and connection with stress, emotional responses and the immune system both educational and beneficial. This book will give the reader a fresh perception on the arthritic condition and its causes.

Esther, who is internationally recognized for her discoveries in brain – immune interactions and the brain’s stress response in diseases including arthritis.
The author has published numerous original scientific articles, reviews and textbook chapters in leading scientific journals. In this book, she has written about the triggers for rheumatoid arthritis.

This book divided into ten chapters is highly recommend for anyone that has any interest in brain functionality and who are seeking to learn about the interconnectedness of “all” of our nervous systems, and sufferers of any form of immune deficiency illness.

The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions is a challenging read that is exceedingly worthwhile and may have a greater impact on fundamental consequences for one’s own behaviour and responses to normal daily challenges and stressful life events.


Esther Sternberg, author of The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotion

About the Author

Esther M. Sternberg, M.D., is Director, Integrative Neural Immune Program, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health.

She was trained in rheumatology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and practiced medicine in Montreal before returning to a research career and teaching at Washington University in St. Louis, USA.
She is frequently interviewed nationally and internationally in print, radio and television media on topics related to the science of the mind-body connection, how stress makes you sick and how believing can make you well.