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

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Hunter House, 2007 - 324 pages
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.
 

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Table des matières

Stress and Your Health The Type C Personality
10
Are You Happy?
12
The Normal Stress Response
14
What Is Stress?
18
Humans Are Not Zebras
20
Stress and Disease
21
Too Much or Too Little?
23
Counteracting the Effects of Chronic Stress
25
Cortisol and Sex Drive
101
Cortisol Suppressed Immune Function and Cancer
104
Cortisol and Cardiovascular Disease
110
Anxiety Depression and Alzheimers Disease
113
Cortisol and Your Gut
120
Cortisol Connective Tissue Osteoporosis and Arthritis
122
Cortisol and Aging
126
Summary
128

Why Supplements?
27
Summary
28
The Science of Stress
29
Whats the Difference?
30
Stages of Stress
31
Acute Versus Chronic Stress
33
Individual Responses to Stress
35
Is There a Weaker Sex When It Comes to Stress?
37
Summary
38
All About Cortisol the Master Stress Hormone
39
The Adrenal Glands
40
What Is Cortisol?
42
The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Cortisol Metabolism
43
The Catabolic Effects of Chronically Elevated Cortisol
47
Cortisol Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle
48
Summary
49
HSD The Bodys Fat Storage Enzyme
51
The Effects of HSD on Obesity and Diabetes
54
The Pharmaceutical Rush to Block HSD
59
Controlling HSD Activity Naturally
61
Summary
64
Testosterone Cortisols Alter Ego
65
Not Just for Men
67
The CortisoltoTestosterone Ratio
69
Menopause and Andropause
70
Testosterone and Weight Gain
71
Maintaining Testosterone Levels Naturally
75
Summary
77
The Relationship Between Stress and Disease
79
Metabolic Consequences of Elevated Stress Levels
80
Cortisol Diabetes and Obesity
82
Cortisol and Syndrome X
94
Cortisol Fatigue and Insomnia
97
Counteracting the Effects of Chronic Stress
130
Adrenal Stress Testing Kits
131
The SENSE Lifestyle Program
132
Stress Management and Avoidance or Where Did Our Vacations Go?
134
Exercise
144
Nutrition
147
Supplements
154
Guidelines for Choosing and Using Dietary Supplements
157
Choosing Supplements
158
Using Supplements
162
Dietary Supplements for Stress Adaptation
164
Supplements to Avoid
168
Vitamins and Minerals for Stress Adaptation
178
CortisolControl Supplements
192
HSDBalancing Supplements
208
TestosteroneControl Supplements
210
Adaptogens General Antistress Supplements
218
Relaxation and Calming Supplements
227
Putting It All Together The SENSE Lifestyle Program
242
The 3S Approach to Managing Metabolic Adaptation
243
Stress Management
246
Exercise
249
Nutrition
260
Supplementation
274
Evaluation
278
Concluding Words
279
Putting the SENSE Lifestyle Program to the Test
281
Results
283
References
286
Resources
313
Index
316
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