Young & Restless in Women’s Health

Dr. Shawn Talbott (Ph.D., CNS, LDN, FACSM, FACN, FAIS) has gone from triathlon struggler to gut-brain guru! With a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry, he's on a mission to boost everyday human performance through the power of natural solutions and the gut-brain axis.

Attached are two files – the first is an article in the October issue of Women’s Health Magazine (it’s on the newsstands now – go out and get yourself a copy – it’s written by a terrific author – Krissy Brady – you should check out her other stuff). The article is about “young and restless” women with chronic stress and sleep issues – and who have trouble “turning off” and relaxing. This is a major problem, not just from the perspective of quality-of-life, but from a health perspective.

Chronic stress and sleeplessness are significant risk factors for a wide range of chronic diseases – everything from obesity and diabetes to depression and chronic fatigue – and the incidence of chronic stress and insomnia are at epidemic proportions (the second file shows some of the alarming statistics).

Although the “problems” of chronic stress and sleep problems are large and growing, the “solutions” are easier than you might think. Instead of simply telling people to “avoid stress” or “get more sleep” – I take a much more practical approach of using natural therapies to help people relax and de-stress. These approaches involve  diet, exercise, mindfulness, and traditional herbals to help the body remain resilience in the face of our modern stressful world.

Please take a look at the attached article and statistics and let me know your comments.

Thanks for reading,


Womens Health Stress Oct2013

stress sleep stats

About the Author: Shawn Talbott holds a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry (Rutgers) and a MS in Exercise Science (UMass). He trains for iron-distance triathlons and ultra-marathons in Utah – and is always sure to keep himself in biochemical balance and high vigor.


Shawn M. Talbott, Ph.D., CNS, LDN, FACN, FACSM, FAIS

Nutritional Biochemist and Author


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My books related to stress, cortisol, vigor, and Feeling Your Best:

?    Vigor Diet – The New Science of Feeling Your Best

?    The Secret of Vigor – How to Overcome Burnout, Restore Biochemical Balance, and Reclaim Your Natural Energy

?    Killer at Large – Why Obesity is America’s Greatest Threat – an award-winning documentary film exploring the causes and solutions underlying the American obesity epidemic. FREE versions at

?    The Cortisol Connection – Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health (Hunter House) – FREE text at

?    The Cortisol Connection Diet – The Breakthrough Program to Control Stress and Lose Weight (Hunter House) – FREE text at

?    Cortisol Control and the Beauty Connection – The All-Natural Inside-Out Approach to Reversing Wrinkles, Preventing Acne, And Improving Skin Tone (Hunter House) – FREE text at

?    Natural Solutions for Pain-Free Living – Lasting Relief for Flexible Joints, Strong Bones and Ache-Free Muscles (Chronicle Publishers – Currant Books) –

?    The Immune Miracle – The All-Natural Approach for Better Health, Increased Energy and Improved Mood (GLH Nutrition, 2012)

?    The Health Professionals Guide to Dietary Supplements (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens)

?    A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements – an Outstanding Academic Text of 2004 (Haworth Press)


About the Author

Exercise physiologist (MS, UMass Amherst) and Nutritional Biochemist (PhD, Rutgers) who studies how lifestyle influences our biochemistry, psychology and behavior - which kind of makes me a "Psycho-Nutritionist"?!?!

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