Tag Archives: Dr. Shawn Talbott

Clinical trial shows Physta may be effective at managing stress and boosting energy levels

By Shawn Talbott, PhD, LDN, FACSM Numerous studies indicate that Tongkat ali is a good first-line strategy for combating the effects of chronic stress and fatigue, as well as the stresses created by dieting and over-training. It works by safely and effectively bringing stress hormones such as cortisol and testosterone levels back to within normal [...]

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Here’s why it’s important to manage your cortisol levels

Too much stress may make your body achy, your mind sluggish, your mood irritable, your sleep spotty and your drive virtually nonexistent. This may be in part due to an imbalance of hormones: a shortage of testosterone, and a surplus of cortisol. Having excess cortisol may lead to other conditions, so it’s best to discover [...]

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Take This Vigor Self Test

By Shawn Talbott, PhD, LDN, FACSM Chronic stress—and the underlying metabolic disruptions that it leads to—undoubtedly plays a major role in many of today’s modern diseases, particularly depression, chronic fatigue, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and obesity. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization: • 80% of North Americans [...]

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Five ways to stave off cabin fever

The weather’s getting colder already, and that means you may soon be spending less time playing outside and more time holed up indoors in front of your computer. To head off indoor doldrums this year, try a vigor-boosting Malaysian herb, or a few of these other tactics to perk up your mind, boost your energy [...]

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“Vigor” expert Shawn Talbott discusses Tongkat ali today on Dr. Oz

Feeling tired and burned out? Shawn Talbott, PhD, LDN, FACSM, will appear on the Dr. Oz show this Thursday to explain why fluctuations in hormones may lead to exhaustion. Dr. Talbott, the author of The Secret of Vigor: How to Overcome Burnout, Restore Metabolic Balance, and Reclaim Your Natural Energy, will talk specifically about stress [...]

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Dr. Oz show mentions using Tongkat ali to restore vigor

During his appearance on today’s Dr. Oz show, Dr. Shawn Talbott explained that hormonal levels can cause the burnout we experience in our stressful lives. Dr. Talbott refers to our need to restore vigor: physical energy, emotional energy and mental focus. He believes that this can be done by regaining “metabolic balance” which includes hormonal [...]

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Energy expert/author Dr. Shawn Talbott: how to avoid the mid-afternoon slump

Dr. Talbott appears on KUTV in Salt Lake City to reveal foods and supplements that will keep you on your toes, and short circuit the stress hormone called Cortisol, that is responsible for weight gain and energy slumps. He explains that Tongkat Ali, available as Tenaga, helps you to maintain sustained vigor.

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What is vigor (and how can I get more)?

In his new book, The Secret of Vigor: How to Overcome Burnout, Restore Metabolic Balance, and Reclaim Your Natural Energy, Shawn Talbot, PhD, LDN, FACSM describes why you might be feeling burned out and how to start fixing the problem. Dr. Talbott, research director at SupplementWatch, offers a lot of great, practical advice. But first [...]

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