The Oxytocin Factor is a groundbreaking look at “the love hormone, ” and its role in childbirth and bonding as well as human relationships generally. In recent years there have been exciting scientific discoveries about a powerful hormone whose role in the human body has long been neglected. Oxytocin is the hormone involved in bonding, sex, childbirth, and breastfeeding, as well as in relaxation and feelings of calm. It is the mirror image of the stress hormone (adrenaline), which triggers the “flight or flight” systems in the body.
The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love and Healing is the first book on the subject for a general audience. The new research findings, as well as the potentially beneficial applications of this hormone in reducing anxiety states, stress, addictions, and problems of childbirth, are not only fascinating but of great significance to all our lives.
Paperback. UK 2010 (2003).