Cellular Stress and Cellular Balance are HOT Areas of Research

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.

The title above is a bit of an understatement.

The global scientific community is pursuing research into reducing cellular stress at an unprecedented rate. It used to be that you would have a few researchers at the “nutrition” conference or a few scientists at the “physiology” conference presenting data on managing different markers of cellular stress. Now, however, there are thousands of scientists studying cellular stress and presenting research findings at conferences around the world – and even entire scientific conferences dedicated to cellular stress reduction, such as the Nrf2 research conference held earlier this month in England.

You can read more about the England Nrf2 research conference below, and listen to a short Audio Update about the conference at Cambridge University HERE:

Earlier this year, I wrote and released an early “pre-publication” version of my upcoming book, Best Future You (which will be published in October 2015). The excerpt that I released focused on the novel “core strategy” of activating the Nrf2 pathway for reducing cellular stress, versus the “traditional approach” of taking antioxidant vitamin supplements (Deadly Antioxidants).

In March 2014, I did a national radio tour on this topic of “making antioxidants, versus taking antioxidants” with nearly two dozen radio stations across the country – many of which are posted online for listening/sharing.

In April 2014, I spoke at TEDx (Sandy, Utah) about how cellular stress is related to health, mood, and energy – and how maintaining cellular/biochemical balance can enable us to feel our best, look our best, and perform at our best.

In September 2014, I spoke at The 431 Project in Vermont about how cellular stress is involved in mental and physical performance as well as the balance between health and disease. This multi-day health conference coincided with another multi-day event where I was crowned The World’s Fittest CEO – due in large part to employing several strategies to reduce cellular stress and maintain my own cellular balance.

In October 2014, I presented at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine conference (ACLM – San Diego) about balancing cellular stress to deliver a “new kind of energy” (mental/physical/feel good energy that we can measure as psychological vigor). This research was selected as the “Outstanding Professional Scientific Abstract Poster” of the 2014 ACLM conference.

In December 2014, I presented two lectures about cellular stress and Nrf2 metabolism at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M – Las Vegas).

Earlier this month, (January 2015), I presented a scientific poster about “Phytonutrient Activation of the Nrf2 Pathway” at the Biochemical Society conference on Nrf2 metabolism at Cambridge University in England. I presented on Day 2 and have also blogged about Day 1 and Day 3.

We’ve had standing-room only crowds in dozens of cities around the country – and in many of those cities, I’ve shared my slides and audio recordings for people to share. Here is a recent Powerpoint file that is typical of the slides that I use in these presentations = Talbott Missoula Dec2014

Later in 2015, I’ll be presenting scientific information about the benefits of Nrf2 activation for reducing cellular stress at several conferences, including the Experimental Biology Annual Scientific Conference (March), Philippines Heart Association (May), and the Healthy Aging Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (July).

2014 was an amazing year for someone like me who studies and educates about Cellular Stress – and it’s looking like 2015 will be even more interesting.

Thanks for reading,



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

Nutritional Biochemist and Author



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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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