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Hypothalamus Pituitary Thyroid & Adrenal Axis: What's the Connection?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Understanding why your HPTAG Axis needs a balance can help you recognize what's happening inside your body.
Air Date: 3/19/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Sara Gottfried, MD
sara gottfried Sara Gottfried, M.D., is a hormone expert, Harvard-educated physician, keynote speaker and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol (Simon & Schuster, 2013).

For the past 20 years, Dr. Gottfried has been dedicated to helping men and women feel at home in their bodies with natural hormone balancing.

After graduating from the physician-scientist training program at Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco, where she still teaches medical students.

She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a teacher of the adjunct faculty at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a mentor to medical students in her virtual medicine practice and online learning center, The Gottfried Institute.
  • Book Title: The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with The Gottfried Protocol
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrGottfried
Hypothalamus Pituitary Thyroid & Adrenal Axis: What's the Connection?
There's no denying that the role your hormones play in your health profile can be confusing, overwhelming and very frustrating.

But, do you know how important it is to keep these hormones balanced?

Your hypothalamus/pituitary/thyroid/adrenal axis is part of your endocrine system (the collection of glands that secrete hormones directly into your circulatory system), which is responsible for the regulation of your metabolism.

Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, can reflect poor conditions in your adrenal or pituitary gland. Having high levels of cortisol in your blood can slow down your thyroid, which in turn, affects your ovaries.

Imbalances and influences in your life directly effect what is happening to the various hormone levels in your body.

What are some ways that you can help keep your HTPAG Axis in check?

Hormone expert, speaker and author, Sara Gottfried, MD, joins Dr. Holly to discuss the importance of your Hypothalamus Pituitary Thyroid & Adrenal Axis.