How adrenal stress can impact thyroid function

How adrenal stress can impact thyroid function

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of our throats. It contributes to a wide range of physical and mental processes, including weight control, mood, cognition, and menstruation. The Australian Thyroid Foundation lists the causes of thyroid disorders as iodine deficiency, infections, genetics, autoimmune disease, nodules, and tumors. However, from a holistic perspective, adrenal stress may be another contributor to poor thyroid function. 

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Trauma: The Root Cause of Chronic Disease?

Trauma: The Root Cause of Chronic Disease?

We all experience trauma in our lives. It fairly unavoidable as a human being. Even the act of being born is a potentially traumatic experience. But what happens when the trauma we experience is severe and frequent? How does this affect us in the long term? Could intense trauma actually be one of the root causes of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and cancer?

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Heavy Metal Toxicity: An Emerging Health Threat

Heavy Metal Toxicity: An Emerging Health Threat

Heavy metals are naturally found in nature, but if they build up too much in our body they can become toxic and inflammatory. Modern industrial practices have increased heavy metals in our environment over the past one hundred years and our exposure has increased exponentially. Health practitioners have started to recognise that heavy metal toxicity is a genuine threat to our health and may also be a common culprit driving chronic health conditions.

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