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Chapter | 7THE ARTFUL ASK

It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.

—Lena Horne1

Based on decades of experience from his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted, Dr. Gabor Maté’s newest book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts,2 shatters the status quo notion that many ailments of the human condition can be attributed to isolated factors, such as genetics. He argues that it’s not possible to separate the health of individuals from the social and political system in which they live. Many problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, miscarriages, and a whole range of other health problems can be shown to have little correlation with genetics. In reality, they are strongly correlated with stressful and isolating ...

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