The thyroid and the adrenals are closely related. You must keep both healthy and working correctly; for they work off one another to provide the utmost health for the whole body. It is imparitive to know you cannot heal the adrenal glands without improving the thyroid and vise versa.
Can you point to your thyroid? Shaped a bit like a butterfly’s wings, the thyroid has two lobes that curl around the trachea. The thyroid is controlled by the pituitary gland, which in turn answers to the part of the brain called the hypothalamus. But instead of memos to conduct all this communication, the body uses hormones. The thyroid controls most of the body functions such as hair growth, body temperature control, mood swings, hormonal balance, weight control and so much more.
Hormones are vital for the body to function properly. In general, hormones are molecules that signal the cells of the body to perform certain actions. A variety of hormones are produced in various glands throughout the body; some of them affect many types of cells and others are more specialized.
The adrenal gland is a small organ that comes in pairs. There is one on top of each kidney. Like the ovaries, testicles, and thyroid, it is a hormone-producing gland. It makes several hormones that encompass a vast array of functions. To emphasize how important this gland is, consider that the gonads (testicles or ovaries) of a man or woman could be removed and without any further medication that person would live. Without critical medical care, a patient would die shortly after the removal of the adrenal glands. Addison’s disease is the term used to describe very poor adrenal gland function.
The health of the adrenal gland can and will dictate the health and recovery of many types of chronic illness. The adrenal gland should make the necessary amount of hormones in balance, without producing too much or too little. One of the major hormones made by the adrenal gland is cortisol. Too much cortisol can cause symptoms of weight gain around the waist, poor sleep, fatigue, elevated blood sugars, menstrual irregularities, increased thirst, higher blood pressure and even more frequent infections.
One of the main causes of an overactive adrenal gland is stress. The adrenal gland is needed to respond to stress. It was designed to deal with stress in small spurts rather than in periods of days or months (or even years). Chronic stress will overwork the adrenal gland to the point of exhaustion and eventually they become too fatigued to meet the needs of the body. Low cortisol symptoms include fatigue, sugar or salt cravings, low blood sugar, a history of low blood pressure, skin rashes, allergies, poor sleep, depression, and anxiety. Cortisol production is usually highest in the morning before we eat, with levels gradually tapering throughout the day. Some patients will be just the opposite, low in the morning when they have terrible fatigue and high at night, not allowing them to get their much needed rest.
What to Take:
Liquid Super Multi with
Colloidal Minerals($43): This is a concentrated liquid blend of all nutrients essential for giving basic nutrition back to the cells for nourishment.
Supreme Veggies Super Foods and Supreme Greens Super Foods ($42): Supreme Super Foods are essential for health. We absorb nutrients from high energy greens, grasses, vegetables and herbs in a concentrated form. This is the easiest way to get your five servings of greens and vegetables daily.
Ashwagandha Root ($19): This will balance the thyroid whether it is over or under active. Great for maintaining thyroid health. Ashwagandha will also Improve thyroid function, Treat adrenal fatigue, Reduce anxiety and depression, Combat effects of stress, Increase stamina and endurance, Prevent and may treat cancer, Reduce brain cell degeneration, Stabilize blood sugar, Lower cholesterol, Boost immunity
Seize stress, Relax the body and mind from over thinking and worrying.
Adrenal Build ($19): This is our formula specially designed to rebuild exhausted adrenal glands. Adrenal build calms the body and nervous system while supplying essentials minerals and nutrients to the adrenal glands, allowing the adrenal glands to rebuild.
Liquid B Complex ($33): Great for helping the body with stress thus protecting the adrenal glands from exhaustion and degeneration.
Glands Plus ($19): This powerful glandular formula enhances activity of the entire glandular system.
Thyroid Boost/Calm ($19) Thyroid Boost Caps ($20): Formulated to calm an overactive thyroid or to boost an under-active thyroid.
Xodine ($25): Iodine supplementation is essential for the thyroid health. It regulates hormone production and gets the glands working together properly to attain overall well being and good health.