"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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THYROID DISEASE IS KILLING US

More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

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Thyroid Health – Get Help For Your Adrenal Fatigue

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Do you suffer from adrenal fatigue? I did, and 80% of people do at different times in their lives. If you have Hashimoto’s disease or hypothyroidism, you most likely are too, and it’s stealing your life away day by day.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

You may be experiencing adrenal fatigue if you regularly notice one or more of the following:

  • You feel tired for no reason.
  • You have trouble getting up in the morning, even when you go to bed at a reasonable hour.
  • You are feeling rundown or overwhelmed.
  • You have difficulty bouncing back from stress or illness.
  • You crave salty and sweet snacks.
  • You feel more awake, alert and energetic after 6PM than you do all day.

WHAT IS AN ADRENAL?

The human body has two “adrenal glands”, which are endocrine glands that lie like caps on top of the kidneys. Each of the adrenal glands secrete hormones for different needs in the body, but both are related directly to dealing with stress and the stress response.

The adrenal cortex secretes corticosteroids, such as glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids. These hormones are responsible for responding to stress; using carbohydrates, fats and proteins; and regulating the salt and water balance in the body.

The adrenal medulla secretes both adrenalin and noradrenalin, also known as epinephrine and norepinephrine respectively. These hormones are involved in the body’s “fight or flight” response.

Here’s a 33 second video that is helpful.

WHAT IS ADRENAL FATIGUE?

It’s a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia.

In 1998, Dr. James L. Wilson coined the term ‘adrenal fatigue’ to identify a specific kind of chronic tiredness that many people experience. It can affect anyone who undergoes frequent, persistent or severe mental, emotional or physical stress. Adrenal function can also be an important factor in health issues ranging from allergies to obesity.

As the name suggests, its paramount symptom is fatigue that is not relieved by sleep but it is not a readily identifiable entity like measles or a growth on the end of your finger. You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you live with a general sense of unwellness, tiredness or “gray” feelings. People experiencing adrenal fatigue often have to use coffee, colas and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day – the worst options to get balance back in the body.

WHAT THIS HAS TO DO WITH YOUR THYROID CONDITION

Most people with a thyroid condition experience adrenal fatigue and even adrenal exhaustion, leaving a person hardly functioning from day to day. I am one of those people. If you haven’t read my story, you can here.

After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease in 2010, my adrenal lab tests showed that I had almost no amount of activity registering from my adrenal glands my body was so compromised.

I was sobbing all the time, always tired, confused, listless and sleeping constantly, exhausted, depressed and just wanted to disappear. Seeing the lab tests that showed a box with arrows where my lab test “should be normal” and where it was, on the bottom of No Man’s Land, was very helpful to me, it was nice to know it wasn’t “me”, I really had something going on, and even better, it could be fixed.

GET THE RIGHT LAB TEST AND FIND OUT

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Make sure to work with a thyroid trained practitioner and get the right lab tests for this and other body/brain problems that are nameless and life-destroying.

To find a THYROID TRAINED PRACTITIONER, go to my list and find one near you.

If you cannot find one there, contact my practitioner, #1 on the list; he can help you get your life back with the right lab tests and more.

HOW TO HEAL EXHAUSTED ADRENALS

It’s all about nutrition and creating a healthy, balanced  – less stressed – lifestyle.

Dr. Wilson says that because blood sugar has a lot to do with health adrenals, “One of the major dietary mistakes made by people with low adrenal output is not eating soon enough after waking. If you have adrenal fatigue, it is very important that you eat before 10:00 AM. This is vital in helping to replenish the waning stored blood sugar supply after the previous night’s energy needs.” Find more about eating breakfast on my blog here.

YOUR DIET IS IMPERATIVE  IN HEALING ADRENALS

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If you don’t have the THYROID RESET DIET, order it today and start healing your adrenal glands. You will find the diet in my Get Your Life Back! manual, plus checklists for over 70 symptoms and more HERE. 

 

 

 

 

Article Sources:

What Does The Adrenal Gland Do?

AdrenalFatigue.org

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4 comments to Thyroid Health – Get Help For Your Adrenal Fatigue

  • Dave Hall

    Do you know of any thyroid trained practitioners in the greater Colorado Springs area?

  • I remember when my tyroid disease started. I was 45 years old and under much stress with my job, marriage, and a crazy abusive viet Nam half brother I was trying to save from the drug scene. One morning I could not get out of bed because I had no energy, Finally a psychiatrist gave me a test and said I had low tyroid. I am now 70 years old with all kinds of ailments such as diabetes, upper legg nueropathy, sleep apnea, kidney disease, fatugue, lower back pain from degenerative disc disease, and to top it off, I have breast cancer and have had 4 surgeries to remove tumors. I refused to have radiation and kemo. Don’t know what to do about my adrenal glands and my tyroid at this point. I am becoming forgetful and have brain fog often. lermaIrene

    • kim

      Hi, Irene,
      I’m am SO very sorry for all of your pain in life.

      You need to make sure you’re seeing a “thyroid specialist” who knows what to do for you.

      Try this list – http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/

      If you don’t find one on this list I highly suggest you contact my thyroid practitioner, Dr. Jared Allomong – he can work with you by phone/Skype/Email from a distance most times.
      Go here and call or make an appointment: http://functionalhealthcolorado.com/

      My good thoughts for your best health always, Kim

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