Stress—a fact of modern day living, and the cause of so many diseases. Stress has been linked to heart disease, cancer, allergies, autoimmune disease, thyroid dysfunction, mood disorders and obesity.
While stress affects many parts of the body, the adrenals are responsible for creating the stress response.
What are the Adrenals?
The adrenals are small glands that lie on top (ad) of the kidneys (renals). These amazing glands have multiple functions. While the adrenals are endocrine glands producing hormones in response to pituitary stimulus that control carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, the adrenals also respond to neurological stimuli to initiate the fight or flight response, as well as electrolytes circulating in the blood to control blood pressure, and produce cytokines that influence immune function.
That’s a lot of responsibility for one pair of glands. Read the rest of this entry »
Q: What is Genesis Gold®?
Genesis Gold® is a natural nutritional supplement, I created to keep Hormones in Harmony™, balance the brain chemistry, enhance immune function and help you reach your optimal state of wellness.
Q: What can Genesis Gold® do for me?
Genesis Gold® can help retune the body by:
· Harmonizing hormones, especially in those hormonally challenged by male and female menopause, pre-menstrual syndrome, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, insomnia, obesity, adrenal fatigue.
· Balancing brain chemistry, especially in those suffering from depression, anxiety, forgetfulness, mental fog, and learning disabilities.
· Enhancing immune function, especially in those exposed to air-borne germs like travelers, teachers, students.
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Autoimmunity is a common diagnosis these days. Autoimmune diseases include: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis, celiac disease, pernicious anemia, inflammatory bowel disease, vasculitis, myasthenia gravis, Ménière’s disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia.
Autoimmunity is when your immune system attacks your own cells. The immune system’s job is to protect you. The white blood cells are specifically programmed by the thymus to know the difference between you and other. When the white blood cells attack your healthy cells, tissues and organs that is called autoimmunity.
There are more than eighty types of autoimmune disorders or diseases. Many autoimmune diseases have similar symptoms which makes getting a diagnosis frustrating and difficult. Read the rest of this entry »
I saw a new patient this week. Barbara complained of lack of energy, insomnia, moodiness.
Barbara’s been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
She’s on synthetic thyroid hormones, antidepressants, allergy meds. Her cholesterol is elevated, her blood pressure is low, her heart rate is high. Her skin is dry, her hair is thin and brittle, her eyesight is diminished. She complains of frequent bladder and vaginal infections. Her bowels are irregular and she reacts to many foods she used to love. She’s tried lots of diets but keeps gaining weight. She’s taking so many supplements that it’s a wonder she has an appetite for real food.
Barbara’s seen seven other health care providers. They’ve given her drugs, supplements, diets but nothing works. She’s still tired all the time. She has brain fog. She can’t sleep through the night. And honestly, she looks a lot older than 38.
Does this sound familiar?
Barbara’s my typical patient. First I’ll teach her How Hormones Control Everything. Remember when I say “hormones” I mean all your biochemical messengers.
Barbara’s hormones are out of balance. That’s why she can’t sleep, has no energy, and is moody. That’s why she can’t lose weight no matter what diet she tries. That’s why she needs antidepressants and allergy mess. Because her hormonal imbalance is affecting her brain and her immunity.
Remember everything’s connected. Here’s how your hormones are interconnected to all the rest of your body functions.
May your hormone’s be in harmony,
Deborah Maragopoulos MN FNP
Intuitive Integrative Health