If you’re having problems with your thyroid, you may want to check into your adrenals (the “battery pack” of your body). These little glands are on top of your kidneys and play a huge part in your health & well being.
Your adrenals are responsible for your Energy, Hormone Balance, Immune Health, and Blood Sugar Balance. That’s a lot! We always remember to recharge our batteries for our cell phone, camera, etc., but what about us???? We’re too busy burning ourselves out!
Our adrenal glands produce Estrogen, Progesterone, Cortisol, Adrenaline, Dopamine, and other hormones. We need to support the adrenals to help heal the thyroid and have it work properly.
Here are some symptoms of adrenal fatigue & thyroid issues:
- Brain Fog
- Hair Loss
- Low Blood Pressure
- Decreased Sex Drive
When your thyroid is low, your adrenals probably are as well. The body is conserving energy naturally.
So what can throw the adrenals and thyroid out of balance?
- Chronic Infections
- Food Sensitivities
- Sleep Deprivation
- Too many stimulants
- High Sugar Intake
- High Stress
- Nutritional Deficiencies
When you don’t get the nutrition you need, the body naturally slows down. You can be deficient in Vitamin D3, B12, and other nutrients.
If you have hidden food sensitivities, you may not be absorbing your nutrients well and that can cause issues. Taking thyroid medication doesn’t always work when you don’t find the root cause!
Saliva Testing can find hidden issues like infections (H.Pylori, Yeast, Parasites, etc.), foods that cause inflammation and digestion problems, and your Cortisol Levels, Hormones, and more. Testing can get you on the right track for getting balanced and having more Energy, Weight Balance, and Disease Prevention.
Karen Russell is a certified nutrition health coach and owner of Recipe 4 Wellness in Sedona, Arizona.
(Image courtesy of digitalart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)