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

by Shawn M. Talbott

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2077-9
  2. Pages: 336 pages
  3. Date: December 2012


In The Cortisol Connection, well-known nutritionist Dr Shawn Talbott explains why
lowering cortisol—the body’s major stress hormone—is as important to health and
longevity as lowering cholesterol. Using his carefully designed and easy-to-follow
SENSE (Stress management, Exercise, Nutrition, Supplementation and Evaluation)
cortisol-control plan, he shows you how to reduce stress, improve your long-term
health, lower your cortisol and avoid weight gain.
This book:
• explains how cortisol contributes to weight gain, depression, osteoporosis and
• includes a SENSE program that is based on controlled studies with patients
who have used it for over five years;
• includes new research on the connections between cortisol and HSD (the
body’s fat-storage enzyme), and cortisol and testosterone;
• contains a stress self-test and a weight-reduction plan.


Shawn Talbott, PhD, FACSM, is trained in sports medicine, health management
and nutritional biochemistry. He oversees educational efforts related to exercise,
nutrition and dietary supplements in his capacity as President of Supplement
Watch, Inc. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine
(ACSM) and the American Institute of Stress. He maintains an active nutrition
counseling and lifestyle research center, the Future You Institute (FYI), near Salt
Lake City. He lives in Draper, Utah.

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