Does this sound familiar: You have Brain Fog, Low Energy, Weight Gain, are constantly Tired? You go to the doctor, and they test your Thyroid Gland.

One of two things occur:

  1. Your TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is ‘NORMAL’ and they don’t tell you anything else
  2. Or, your TSH is too high, meaning that your body is trying to stimulate your Thyroid and it isn’t working, in which case they give you Thyroid medication.

In either case, did anyone bring up your ADRENALS?

The Adrenal-Thyroid Connection

Your Adrenals control the Stress Hormone in your body, Cortisol — which is your “Fight or Flight Hormone”. This gives you that boost of energy when you need to “run away from tigers”, or close the deal at work, or just get the kids ready for school- with the baby crying in one arm and trying to clean up the spilled milk with the other. It is meant to only be active for short bursts. Unfortunately, in today’s world, most of us are constantly in Fight or Flight and burning out our Adrenals.

How Does That Effect Our Thyroid?

When the Adrenals are up, the Thyroid is down; When the Thyroid is up, the Adrenals are down. Therefore, when your body is in Fight or Flight constantly, Cortisol decreases Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. STRESS — whether it is PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL, or EMOTIONAL — causes Cortisol to be released. As it is released, TSH is decreased. In turn, thyroid function decreases, digestions decreases, serotonin decreases.  In other words, over worked adrenals make you tired, give you Indigestion and make you Depressed. Not a great combination!

As result, the Doctor prescribes THYROXINE, Anti-acids, Antidepressants, and Sleep Aids. What do those do? They continue the vicious cycle as those medications are STRESSORS on the body and elevate the stress hormones. More cortisol is released to accommodate the need for energy, TSH is decreased even more (as Thyroxine tells the body there’s plenty of TSH), and you are on your way to ADRENAL BURNOUT with a LOW FUNCTIONING THYROID. This combination leads to Weight Gain, Bloat, Brain Fog, Sleeplessness, and overall Inflammation and Disease.

(Click here to read my past post about the effects of chronic STRESS on the body.)

A Side-Note on T3 & T4

It’s isn’t just about your TSH. If you ever get a Thyroid blood test, make sure they test your T3, T4, Reverse T3 in addition to the TSH. TSH tells your thyroid to produce T3 and T4.

What do those stand for?

“T” is “Thyroid” and 3 or 4 stands for the number of molecules of Iodine. Iodine is mimicked by Chlorine, Fluorine and Bromine. Therefore, if you are deficient in Iodine, these other molecules will bind to the Thyroid protein carrier, lowering thyroid function. Furthermore, Estrogen will do the same! This comes in the form of Birth Control Pills, hormones in the foods you eat, pesticides, soy, among others. All of those will SLOW THYROID FUNCTION.

How do you get your Adrenals and Thyroid back in Balance?

In addition to resting your body and mind through sleep, meditation, deep breathing, and nutrition, the following help build up your Adrenals and Thyroid:

Adrenosen: Restores your Energy and sense of well-being while supporting your Adrenals and preventing burn-out with this herbal Adrenal Cortex formula.  Great for short to medium term.

Acceleradine: A vibrational frequency charged 2% tincture of 100% bioactive, true ionic iodine. The body can absorb and use this form of iodine easily to not only support Thyroid Function, but also detoxify the Thyroid Gland as well.

Thyroid gf: This formula helps build & balance the Thyroid gland, and supports the Thyroid gland’s abilities as a master control gland in producing normal, healthy metabolism. Useful in both hypo- as well as hyper-thyroid responses, Gf assists the major metabolic actions of the endocrine systems. It is helpful in promoting Weight Loss and in combating jet lag.

KETO: Gives the body and brain real cellular energy, reducing brain fog and fatigue within 30 minutes.