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Dr. Meghna Thacker / Articles posted by meghna (Page 2)

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and secrete the hormones- cortisol, adrenaline, and DHEA .Your adrenal glands are the organs that handle stress. Handling stress is like handling a bank account – your “adrenal bank account”. If you have a lot of adrenal reserve, it means that you can spend on the account. Therefore, many people can spend early in life; however, as we grow older, we have to pay more attention to our reserve and replenishment so as to increase those adrenal reserves, Therefore you need to live within your means. That means choosing diet, lifestyle, and sleep habits that replenish the reserve. Cortisol levels are generally high in the morning as we wake from a prolonged period of sleep, with an increase...

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Naturopathic Treatments for Thyroid Disorders

Our body has an innate ability to heal itself. The healing comes from within. If you get a minor cut on your finger or arm you don’t run off to the hospital. The body will trigger its own healing process and without you even doing anything, it will heal itself. Sometimes, to help the process of healing, we can provide some supportive treatments. In the above case, if you rub some Arnica gel or Homeopathic Calendula ointment, it will enhance the healing. Similarly, when the thyroid slows down or fastens up, by providing some natural treatments, it can correct itself. One of the tools that helps me find out what your thyroid gland may need to heal is the Micronutrient Test. Micronutrient Testing Nutrition at the Core...

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Hypothyroidism – Appropriate testing required

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that is located in the neck below the Adam’s apple. It produces the thyroid hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. Its functioning affects about every organ in the body. Thus if it is under functioning then everything in the body slows down, causing symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, depression, brain fogginess or difficulty concentrating, sleep problems, hair loss, feeling cold or cold intolerance and menstrual irregularities. The two main thyroid hormones are T4 and T3. The T4 is considered a pro hormone while T3 is 300 % more biologically active compared to T4. Our bodies convert T4 to T3 through the deiodination process. This T3 is utilized by the cells to produce energy. TSH is...

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