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HEARING YOUR THYROID MESSAGE

Have you ever felt really frustrated because you just something is not right with your body and nobody listens? Or suddenly there appears a rapid weight gain when you are eating like a bird? Or mentally cannot understand why sometimes you feel irritable and moody or at times completely overwhelmed by little things?

Often we have an inner voice reaching to us telling us something is not working, we just do not know what to do with it? At times it may even feel like a Jekyll and Hyde existence. Out of this can arise despair, desperation and despondency! Its really hard on us to feel this way as it takes toll on our health, our relationships and robs us of our rightful path of happiness.

Sick Woman Thyroid

WHO IS LISTENING TO US??

Right now in Australia (as the rest of the world) we are having an epidemic of thyroid diseases ranging from Hypo/hyper Thyroidism, goitres, Graves and Hashimotos, nodules to name a few conditions.

Life in this realm is just an existence and constant search for answers.

WHAT IS THE THYROID?

This is a gland similar to shape of a butterfly that wraps itself around the wind pipe at the base of the throat. It's a really beautiful gland when it functioning properly. Its part to a family of glands, however Thyroid and the Adrenals are the major players in your health. Why?


Thyoid Gland Illustration

THYROID IS YOUR ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM!

The hormones produced here supply the brain, control our metabolism (how we burn our food), our moods and how we feel, our liver, our gut, our heart rhythm and even the brain. The skin, hair nails too it also controls the temperature of the body.

Every single cell (trillions) is dependent on this hormone to replenish, renew and refuel!! It converts a special fuel to feed the cells to power up or power down. When the thyroid stops working correctly multiple areas of health come crashing down!

Signals to look for...

  • Tiredness/lethargy
  • Sleep more than usual
  • Poor memory/foggy
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Puffiness
  • Heavy/irregular menses
  • Bumping into things
  • Rough dry skin
  • Feeling cold
  • Depression (mood change quickly)
  • Insomnia
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Aching muscles/cramps
  • High Cholesterol

HORMONE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Brother/ Sister Relationship

WHAT ARE THEY?

Are little lumps of tissue that sit above kidneys. The thyroid and Adrenal are constantly texting each with chemical messages to maintain hormones harmony. It reminds me of an orchestra, one bad player and it ruins it all! Hormones are made from cholesterol.

If we should get a bad fright, or fear we will pump out adrenaline. This is purely protective mechanism to get out of harm's way very quickly. There's chemical called cortisol which wakes us up with joyfulness in the morning then gets out of way at night. Sometimes the cortisol forgets to switch off, rather like sitting with a foot on the brake all the time.

Woman Fright

WHAT DO THEY DO?

THE ADRENALS REGULATE THE FOUR S S S S

S
salt balance for blood pressure


S
sugar breakdown for fuel for the thyroid


Ssex hormones regulate and make oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone


S
stress control so body reduces inflammation.


Adrenals are designed to create hormones and slow down the ageing process as we pass through menopause and andropause (yes men get it too).

Signals to look for...

  • Craving for sugar or carbos
  • Wake up unrested
  • Skin issues
  • Blood pressure
  • Allergies
  • Poor immune function
  • Easily confused
  • Easily confused
  • Wanting to cry
  • Fatigue after exercise
  • Slump after 2pm or 11am
  • Feel stressed
  • Coffee craving
  • Inflammation
  • Sweats
  • Digestive problems
  • Low libido
  • Constantly exhausted and tired
  • Headaches

Do any of these call out to you?