Shawn M. 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. This new edition describes the results of the latest research about the connection between cortisol and HSD, and cortisol and testosterone. The Normal Stress Response. Humans Are Not Zebras.
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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. This new edition describes the results of the latest research about the connection between cortisol and HSD, and cortisol and testosterone.
Read more Read less. Review Cortisol. Who knew! Too little, or none.. Too much? Weight gain, IBS, joint pain, hair loss, and more.
This book not only outlines the problems caused by stress, which causes too much cortisol to be created by the body, but how to cope with it. Nutrition, supplements to take or not to take? And of course a healthy diet and exercise are the among the answers.
This is not a gloom and doom book by any means. This is a book that explains a problem, and gives simple and often enjoyable approaches to controlling stress and the overproduction of this hormone. Read a trashy novel, soak in a hot tub, give yourself days off each week..
Often books that you think you should read to learn something you feel that you should know about are dry and dull and agonizing to get through. This one has bits of humor humans are not zebras! Even though I have read it cover to cover, you can be sure that this is one that will spend a long time on my nightstand. I want it to be available for quick reference and reminders of what I should be doing and looking for. Not just a good and informative read, but by all means, a keeper!
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Very basic info. Verified Purchase. The central points are repeated over and over. I kept skipping and skimming chapters to get to treatment and management section. The process is overly explained and simplified and came off as filler to me. There's a summary at the end of each chapter and you could read that for most chapters instead of the whole chapter.
This book has very basic info and not much technical. Wish I had waited and got it free from the library. I would have given 3.
This book is an extremely helpful book, written in terms the average person can understand. As someone who is afflicted with a number of serious diseases brought on almost entirely due to living with chronic stress, this book has helped me understand the importance of doing what is necessary to eliminate stress at every chance possible.
I've already been referring this book to people I care about the most. For three months I have been trying to recover from a period of extreme stress, ending up in the typical exhausted-but-can't sleep conundrum. I have been reading a number of books on natural remedies and nutrition which have been helpful. I didn't turn to pharmaceuticals because I want to heal, not replace the substances I'm missing.
This book, along with James Wilson's "Adrenal Fatigue," have been great resources for understanding the physiology behind my woes. Based on these books I've built a list of supplements and am slowly making progress, beginning with reducing sources of stress as much as possible.
In Shawn Talbott's book, the sections on the HSD enzyme were key to one of my conditions -- not being able to lose weight even with calorie restriction. The writing style is friendly and approachable, considering the density of the material. There is a lot of information to digest, and I continue to refer to various sections. A rich collection of studies preformed on the endocrine system makes this book a fountain of knowledge.
I felt, however that the little insight that came from this was played over and over again and it seemed to me that the book had been edited for search engine optimization. Sadly, this made it much longer than it needed to be. At times, it felt like I was reading the same sentence for the hundredth time as if I would forget after the first ten. Overall however, I think the book was very helpful and enlightening!
So, despite my frustration with the repetitiveness, I'd highly recommend it. The best book about cortisol and its hormonal connections I ever read. I have learned from this book far more that what I have learned in the past 25 years studying the same subject.
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