Posts Tagged adrenal fatigue
What a few days I’ve had…
Saturday night I spent two hours with one of the worlds leading mind/body specialist, Richard Moat PhD. Richard has a PhD in clinical hypnotherapy and helps people explore the links between their emotions and health. One of his powerful mind/body techniques involves a guided visualisation of melting fat away on your body – and you know what? It works better than limiting the calories you eat! I’m hoping to incorporate this tool in my Life Changing Programme in the coming months…Which I am very excited about. Check out Richards Website here.
Sunday Night I had dinner with Jerry Brunetti, a soil consultant and holistic animal health expert who cured himself of an aggressive form of rare cancer using nutrition. He’s living proof of how powerful nutrition can be and his pursuing evening seminar blew everyone away! I’ve been following Jerry for a number of years and next time he’s in New Zealand I’ll get him on tape for you. In the mean time if you know someone that is fighting cancer I highly recommend you get his personal account of what he did to beat his own cancer. Check out Jerry’s website here.
Monday Night – I went to Professor Paul Connett’s Fluoride lecture..more on this later.
Tuesday Lunchtime – Lunch with Paul Connett – picking his brains about the interaction of fluoride and thyroid function, and that brings me to today’s post….
If you are drinking Fluoridated water the chances are that it is making you FAT. In fact, not only is it making you FAT…But research shows it also lowers children’s IQ – so we are making our children dumber too! Plus a whole bunch of other negative health effects. Let me explain…
Your thyroid is one of the keys to great energy and fat loss, so I like peoples Thyroids to be working really well (under 2.0 TSH score). Fluoride has the potential to alter the effects of thyroid function on three levels.
1-Fluoride actually tricks your body into thinking it has enough T4 (thyroxine – the main thyroid hormone), this slows down T4 production in the Thyroid and slows down fat burning. RESULT: You get tired and fat.
2-Fluoride decreases your body to convert T4 to T3 and T2. T2 is an inactive version of T4 and so if you cannot make this step then potentially you can go into hyperthyroid- not much fun… T3 is a more active form of T4 and so if you want to lose fat you want this conversion to be working really well. If it’s not working properly (such as in the presence of fluoride or adrenal fatigue) then this will also slow down fat burning. RESULT: You get tired and fat.
The frightening thing about this is that a normal thyroid test (TSH) will not pick this problem up as many G.P’s do not run T4, T3 and T2 tests and so your Doc will tell you your thyroid is fine – which is technically correct your thyroid is making the T4… it’s just not getting activated to T3 – which sucks!
3 -Fluoride being a halogen can potentially sit in the receptor sites where iodine should pass into the thyroid cells – meaning you can’t make as much T4 in the beginning – yep, you guessed it…meaning you cannot burn fat as efficiently as an energy source. RESULT: You get tired and fat.
So what can you do?? I speak about the role of iodine in my Life changing Programme and it’s too big an issue to deal with here – but increase iodine consumption (slowly), I like kelp and a product called Thyrobalance.
Primarily… ONLY DRINK UN-FLUORIDATED WATER!! Is the best way to minimise excessive exposure to fluoride, if you live in a city which fluoridates water then you will need to filter the water with a special filter – that get’s more complicated and to learn more check out the BePure Health Water section of the web site (click here).
So, it’s been a fun few days for me and over the coming weeks I’ll be continuing my research in all of these areas to learn more about how to have permanent weight loss and incredible health!
Bye for now…
It’s an all too common story… modern day women appear to get hit really hard by the ravages of Menopause – recently one female client told me she had been menopausal for 10 years! In stark contrast in tribal society’s menopause passes with no symptoms, how can this be so?
NUTRITION! When you start to look at the causes of menopausal symptoms it becomes quite clear why…nutrition being the key (although stress has it’s factor)!
Essentially menopausal symptoms are caused by hormonal imbalance – including the three main types of oestrogen (oestradiol, oestrone and oestriol) and progesterone.
There are many reasons why these hormones become imbalanced, certainly environmental oestrogens play a role. But, essentially it is a deficiency in nutrients required to biotransform the oestrogen into weaker/stronger forms to balance the system.
Basic nutrients like iodine, B6, B12 and folate, Vitamin D and A together with antioxidants, all assist in maintaining this balance.
Another major factor during menopause is primary sex hormone production is switched from the ovaries to the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are capable of this job but require a lot of nutrition. There is a cascade of hormone production in the adrenal glands that rely on nutrients to make hormones. The following nutrients are required: Vitamin C, E (mixed tocopherols), B3 B5, B6 and synergistic relationships with other B vitamins. magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese, selenium, molybdenum, chromium, copper and iodine.
Rebuilding adrenal function is a nutritional challenge one which should be primarily supported by food. My Life Changing Programme is designed to help people rebuild their adrenals through the foods eaten. Extra micronutrients should also be taken in the form of supplements to ensure maximal nutritional availability for hormone production and detoxification.
This Supplement should have high levels of B vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as found in BePure ONE.