Stress and Thyroid

No area of the body is a solo act.  Everything is tied together.  This is the case, also, with the thyroid gland.  Here’s how stress interacts with this gland. When we’re stressed, our adrenal glands (known as the fight or flight glands) will put out adrenaline and cortisol to help our body mechanisms kick in for self-preservation (a topic for later).  Several areas kick into gear and one is these steroid hormones slow down the thyroid gland due to a feedback loop connecting the two areas.  Chronic stress is not your thyroid’s friend!

We can’t always control our circumstances but we can protect ourselves from it.  There are natural ways to blunt the output of the stress hormones by the adrenal glands.  This protects the adrenals from weakening as they were not meant to chronically be in the fight or flight mode.  This was to be a rare event.

In today’s fast paced world, you can feel  more calm without making being drowsy.  And you won’t have the side effects of some of the meds for anxiety: weakness, confusion, depression, irritability, fever, cough, infections……. Helping you be too informed to fail!  If you’d like info, get in touch.