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The Cortisol Connection: Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health -- and What You Can Do About It

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The hormone cortisol, activated by the fight-or-flight (stress) response, is emerging as a major culprit in a variety of health problems. The Cortisol Connection explores the documented relationship between elevated levels of this hormone, chronic stress, and such health conditions as obesity, depression, suppressed immune system, osteoporosis, and hypertension. The book shows how to control cortisol through supplements, dozens of which are discussed in detail in a chapter on the SENSE program (Stress Management,...
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The hormone cortisol, activated by the fight-or-flight (stress) response, is emerging as a major culprit in a variety of health problems. The Cortisol Connection explores the documented relationship between elevated levels of this hormone, chronic stress, and such health conditions as obesity, depression, suppressed immune system, osteoporosis, and hypertension. The book shows how to control cortisol through supplements, dozens of which are discussed in detail in a chapter on the SENSE program (Stress Management, Exercise, Nutrition, Supplementation, Evaluation), with short, practical recommendations in each category. Also included are warnings on the use of ephedra- and caffeine-based weight-loss supplements, which actually cause weight gain, along with resources and references.
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"Stress is killing us," warns Talbott, and "humans are not zebras": unlike the rest of the animal kingdom, our fight-or-flight reactions to physical and emotional disturbances can lead to prolonged, chronic stress and elevated levels of cortisol. Over the long term, excessive amounts of this "primary stress hormone" can "kill your sex drive, shrink your brain, squelch your immune system, and generally make you feel terrible." While Talbott freely admits that nearly as many ways to cope with stress exist as events and situations that cause it, his recommended solution to alleviating tension and achieving balanced cortisol levels is the SENSE program. These five principles-Stress management, Exercise, Nutrition, Supplements and Evaluation-aren't necessarily groundbreaking, but they're undoubtedly sensible. Talbott is a nutritionist, and thus the book's coverage of vitamins, minerals and adaptogens (general anti-stress supplements) is especially comprehensive, and includes important recommendations for safety and dosage levels. With features including a "Stress Self-Test," daily food plans and a guide to additional stress management resources, the text is organized for both quick reference use as well as for readers, especially health care workers, interested in conducting a more detailed exploration. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780897933919
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2003

    Everyone must read this book!

    This is one of the most helpful books I have ever read. The author has the ability to explain cortisol and the risks of a chronically elevated cortisol level in layman¿s terms. Anyone who is struggling with stress, fatigue, or a problematic appetite must read this book. If you follow the book¿s advice, you will experience an amazing improvement in your quality of life. The book is an informative resource on dozens of vitamins, minerals, and supplements. I also liked the helpful daily food plans in the appendix. But, I think the most important aspects of the book is the author¿s overall message: (1) chronically elevated cortisol levels result in numerous health and ¿enjoyment of life¿ problems, and could ultimately set the stage for disease; (2) chronically elevated cortisol levels and associated problems are completely avoidable with awareness and behavioral changes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2003

    Excellent Book even if your not fat,...just stressed.

    This book was great. The suggestions are practical enough that anyone can put them to use, yet powerful enough that they work. Talbott uses metaphors which help accentuate the importance of Cortisol control in an easy to understand and sometimes humorous way. I've been practicing Talbott's suggestions for two months and can definitely notice a difference. In today's high stress society this book will help just about anybody from the corporate businessman to the elite athlete.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2003

    Essential reading for stressed out Americans

    This book is an essential tool in helping people understand how stress can adversely effect their health. The author gives you a simple understanding of the negative effects of stress and cortisol. Most importantly he then gives you a practical and simple way to combat those negative effects. The thing I like most about the book is its ability to explain the very complex cortisol problems stress creates with simple terms and examples. I personally didn't think stress was a big factor in my life. However, I found myself saying, "that's why that happens!" or, "Wow, I better change that bad habit!" over and over again while reading the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2003

    To the point

    The authors have done a wonderful job of telling a very complex tale in an easy to read format. Not only does the book explain the physiological problems associated with stress, it gives simple and effective methods to combat stressful lifestyles. A must read for anyone interested in health and fitness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2002

    Could your health problems be ┬┐stress┬┐ related?

    I am the author of The Cortisol Connection - so you could say that I have a somewhat "biased" view of the book (I like it)...but I also feel that the book can do a great deal to help you understand WHY cortisol-control is a "good thing" for your long-term health, but also HOW to approach cortisol-control using diet and lifestyle. If you suffer from chronic stress such as bills, work, family demands, deadlines, sleep deprivation (less than 8 hours/night), or are dieting, you are likely experiencing unhealthy cortisol levels. Cortisol is the key hormone in the ¿Fight-or-Flight¿ stress response and it regulates certain metabolic functions. Your body needs cortisol to survive, but too much cortisol for too long can lead to a variety of health problems. Recent research has shown a close connection between chronic stress, elevated cortisol levels and serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression and osteoporosis. The Cortisol Connection gives details on supplements that have been proven to control cortisol levels and their metabolic effects. It also explains how other popular supplements (such as ephedra) actually increase cortisol levels and have a negative effect on long-term weight control. Through the "SENSE" Program (Stress management; Exercise, Nutrition; Supplements; Evaluation) you will learn how to create practical programs for reducing stress, lowering cortisol, avoiding weight gain and improving your long-term health.

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