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Publisher: Hunter House Publishers
Release Date: 2002
ISBN: 0897933915
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Non-fiction/Self-Help/Health/Stress and Weight Management
Reviewer: Jen Oliver
Reviewer Notes:

The Cortisol Connection
Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health-And What You Can Do About It
By Shawn Talbott, PH.D 

     The Cortisol Connection takes a look at a stress hormone, cortisol, and how it plays a part in why some people might be overweight. The book takes a comprehensive look at how the body deals with stress and the role of cortisol. The comprehensiveness might be overwhelming to the everyday reader. Even though this book might not work for the everyday reader, it does provide a lot of insight that might be useful for doctors and other medical professionals.

     The research that Dr. Talbott does shows how the level of cortisol plays a part in obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression and osteoporosis. He provides a thorough list on supplements and how they might work for weight loss and how some do not. He provides what he calls the SENSE program (stress management, exercise, nutrition, supplementation, evaluation). He takes them step-by-step. He provides ideas of how to reduce stress that could help the reader lose weight. He provides some common-sense advice like getting enough sleep at night.

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