The Cortisol Connection
Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins your Health--and What You Can Do About ItBook - 2007
Cortisol. Who knew! Too little, or none.. and you have Addison's Disease and cannot handle stress without medication. 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. Not only will you be informed about what and how much damage can be done to the body by too much stress/cortisol, but there are recommendations on how to change 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.-- From publisher description.
Publisher: Alameda, CA : Hunter House, c2007
Edition: 2nd ed
Branch Call Number: 155.9042 TALBOTT
Characteristics: xii, 324 p. : ill. ; 22 cm