Hormone imbalances, are a huge factor in so many of our chronic health issues.
Did you know that over 26% of the population has a low thyroid, that has been medically diagnosed and treated?
Yet, there are even more individuals complaining of chronic fatigue, weight gain, body aches, sensitivities to cold and/or heat, mental fog, and menstrual disorders. Many of these individuals will have been to see their doctor, had blood work done, and have been told their thyroid is within normal range!
Why is this? From what I have seen in my own practice, it is not just the thyroid that is stressed, but often the adrenals are stress as well. I often find, that many individuals will have both of these glands misfiring, to some degree or another. Generally as a result of chronic stress. Many of the symptoms I have just described are associated with thyroid function, yet did you know, that they are also symptoms of adrenal stress?
How do you know if you have thyroid or adrenal stress?
Did you know that the thyroid and adrenal glands are controlled from glands higher up in the chain of command? When the main controlling glands such as the hypothalamus and pituitary are stressed and not functioning optimally, then all the other glands and hormones will slow down as well. Chronic stress, affects your whole endocrine system, starting with the hypothalamus and pituitary.
The problem we are faced with today is, improper diagnosis, coupled with incorrect tools to help individuals properly heal and repair their system.
I’m definitely not saying I have all the answers. Endocrine testing is not simple. Hormones are constantly changing and fluctuating, along with your thoughts, emotions and physical milieu.
What I am saying however, is that in order for you to begin making effective changes in the health of your own endocrine system, you will need to do some of your own investigation. Begin to really listen to your own body and the symptoms that you are producing. Not just your physical symptoms, but your mental and emotional ones as well. As these are all indicators, of what is going on within you and what needs resolution.
Let’s take a quick look at the subtle differences between thyroid and adrenal stress:
Both have weight gain; adrenal stress is linked to that heavy spare tire weight, whereas thyroid stress will create an overall slow weight gain.
Both have problems with body temperature; yet adrenal stress creates highs and lows throughout the day, while thyroid stress creates a constant feeling of being cold.
Both have mental fatigue; adrenal stress creates a true mental fog, while thyroid stress causes slow thinking, forgetfulness and confusion.
Heart palpitations have often been thought of as thyroid fatigue, yet it is really adrenal stress that triggers this.
Over all energy; with adrenal stress this fluctuates, there may be trouble getting up and going, but once up and active the adrenals will kick in and get things done, only to be easily exhausted, creating a mid-afternoon slump. Thyroid fatigue on the other hand is all encompassing and there is no extra boost through the day.
Adrenal stress in particular stems from mental and emotional overload, threats to well being, fear, anxiety and stress to the point where they no longer care for themselves. They feel like a defeated victim in life.
Thyroid stress, in general, stems from a very strong experience in life in which everything seems to be made and geared for everyone but them. They feel that they have no right to express who they are, to develop, to put out and apply their creativity or to succeed.
Do you resonate with any of these symptoms or states?
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We are all aware that stress affects the body in negative ways. Mental, emotional and physical stress plays a huge factor in how well your glands function and thus send out proper communication.
Your endocrine system is one of the largest communication links between how your thoughts and emotions affect your physical body.
In order to begin to heal and repair your hormone imbalances, you need to make changes on every level.
Did you know that your body needs active T4 and T3 and that 80% of your T4 is converted into T3 in your stomach and liver?
Even if you are already taking a synthetic thyroid medication, you are only getting T4. Your digestive system still needs to be healthy enough to transform it into active T3. So, a healthy, functioning digestive system is one of the key components to hormone health.
If you need some help cleaning up your diet, finding appropriate foods, what foods may be stressing out your thyroid and endocrine system be sure to check out these kits: Hormone Balance Kit, Jumpstart Your Health Kit and the Whole Body Detox Kit.
Every one of these kits has an extensive section of proper diet, nutrition, supplementation, herbs, homeopathy and more. To help you make the necessary changes to improve your health.
Also, these kits will help you understand, what other thoughts, beliefs and emotions are possibly creating stress or blockages in your system, which will lead to hormonal imbalances and thus ill health!
If you are confused and overwhelmed by how to begin looking at and resolving your hormone imbalances, then it may be a good time to book a FREE Initial Health Assessment.
Either way, I wish you whole health today and every day.
Now, over to you for a quick question;
If you are suffering from some of the symptoms I described, have you had a full blood panel done, and if so what results did you receive?
I look forward to your response.
In Love & gratitude, have a health inspiring week.
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