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. Included are warnings on the use of ephedra-and caffeine-based weight-loss supplements, which actually cause weight gain, along with resources and references.
The Cortisol Connection
Turner Publishing Company
Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health - And What You Can Do about It
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