How healthy is your thyroid? (Part 2 of 2)

The thyroid gland, which is situated in your lower throat area produces hormones that affect every major organ and metabolism of every single cell & has a major influence on hormonal function. It is very closely related to adrenal exhaustion which is often the root cause of thyroid gland imbalances. The adrenal glands control the hormonal balance in the body in close association with the master gland of the body. The master gland is known as the hypothalamus. When the adrenals are burned out they then drain others parts of the body too.

Metabolism is the key function of the thyroid gland. Metabolism is the rate at which your body uses up the energy levels generated from the food you eat. The slower the body’s metabolism becomes…the slower your detox pathways become leading to weight gain, sluggishness, fatique and toxin overload.

The most important thyroid hormone is thyroxine (T4) which is converted to the active hormone (T3) Tri-iodothyronine.The more T3 you produce the faster your metabolism. When your system is stressed your adrenal glands work to control the effects of stress in the body. In doing this it produces Cortisol hormone which prevents or interferes with the conversion of thyroid hormone T4 into the active form T3…Everything ends up going out of balance.

Through my treatments I can test where the imbalance is and if there are others factors draining the adrenals, the master gland etc. often toxins are involved such as metals in the system from mercury amalgams (dental fillings) Rebalancing is purely natural and does not involve taking medication for the rest of your life.

Sometimes when I treat people for thyroid imbalances many times it is due to pressure actually on the master gland resulting from an old head injury perhaps even as a child or an accident at some stage and nothing got to do with the thyroid gland itself at all.

Proper digestion is crucial in the absorption of amino acid tyrosine, which are components of protein. Protein is hard to digest at the best of times, but as we age our natural digestive juices decline.

When stressed our system struggles with production of HCL & digestive enzymes. Chew your food thoroughly at all times, relax before eating to increase absorption and utilisation of nutrients. Regular exercise stimulates thyroid function, start slowly and work your way up to 30mins at least 3 times per week.