Hormones 101

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Hormones 101 ;


ENDOCRINOLOGIA (Greek endon which means “inside” and krinein, ‘to separate or segregate’) ¹, is the medical specialty that deals with the functions and dysfunctions hormone-secreting glands like the thyroid, pancreas, adrenal glands, ovaries and testes. Hormones are chemical messengers potent made in these glands and distributed via the bloodstream to receptors on other body parts. Receptors are proteins gatekeepers configuration and key lock to allow or not allow message delivery.

Endocrinologists treat people diagnosed with disorders such as hypo- or hyperthyroidism, including Graves’ disease or Hashimoto, type I and II diabetes, Cushing’s syndrome and Addison’s disease, for example. If the symptoms of these diseases are accompanied by symptoms such as cardiac arrhythmia, spastic colon or allergies, conditions considered separately, the endocrinologist is likely to refer to another specialist, such as a cardiologist, gastroenterologist or immunologist.

The beauty of naturopathic medicine is its great contextual approach to the analysis “of the whole system” where the body and mind are integrated – MindBody – and seen within a model that includes the effects of style life, environment and spirituality. A board certified, licensed naturopathic doctors have been trained in to see inter-related issues.

An example of interrelation: A few years ago, a group coordinator in my rural community developed a great idea – to offer the community a day and safety means to get rid of old computer equipment, the cellular phones, car batteries and many other household items that contain recycled environmental pollutants such as cadmium, mercury, lead, etc. The project also collect old pharmaceuticals for “proper disposal. ‘

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When I thanked the leader of the pharmaceutical collection especially replied: “These drugs are so toxic to the environment The more we can avoid being flushed down the toilet, the more we can keep them from getting into our supply. water (public water supply control rarely hormone residues and drugs) and the safer we can keep our environment and wildlife. “” right, “I agreed. “Given the toxicity of the drugs are for the environment and our water supply, I think what they are toxic to humans consuming. We are largely water!” (50-75%, more babies. ) ² He seemed surprised.

But really! In the US, the pharmaceutical industry is a very big deal – 4.02 million prescriptions (an average of 13 / capita) were written in 2011.³ If this approach were healthy, why owners EE .S. # 1 cost / capita and health care last place in the six industrialized nations in “the performance of the health system, including measures on quality, access, efficiency, equity of care and healthy lifestyle?” ⁴ why is life expectancy in the US He qualified in 50th place, behind France, Canada, the UK and the EU in general, including the highest infant mortality? ⁴

The dominant medical model of the United States is powerful, big business and unhealthy. Moreover, its mechanical and linear, and has more to do with the age of the age of Newton Einstein. Naturopathic medicine offers a more fluid, integrated and healthy model.

To illustrate, imagine a line with five points. ______ ______ 1 2 3 4 ______ ______ 5

Now suppose that the measure function 2 is abnormal, either higher or lower than expected, as an endocrinologist could find measuring stimulating thyroid hormone ( TSH) in the presence of symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.

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If it is determined that hypothyroidism, the dominant medical remedy is a recipe for a synthetic thyroid hormone sufficient to raise the level 2 “within the normal range.” If monitoring tests show normal at 2 levels, health assumed to be restored.

Consequences of the synthetic hormone in points 3 to 5, or 1 if considered at all, they are called “side effects”. The consequences may include reaction (s) of drugs – 51.8% 81.1% of deaths from unintentional overdose of prescription drugs were related.⁵ consequences of drugs to all points can also include less recognizable reactions to additives drugs such as dyes and binders and very serious effects on the hormone receptors.

Compare naturopathic an integrated system of medical model.

Nelson_figure When levels 2 are found to be abnormal, possible solutions may still include the use of hormone enough to raise levels of between 2 and within the limits normal, although in this case, the prescription is likely to be a hormone compound “bio-identical” without synthetic products and additives as clean as possible. Additional function tests to discover the cause of the reduction in output may reveal ways to improve natural glandular production.

In addition, the remedy could include the support of the other glands, especially in 1 and 3, which can be overworked or underworked as a result of the weakness of 2. This kind of remedies are known as adaptogenics, helping the body to restore balance by bracing unnecessary reaction and support under operation.

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Dr. Candace Pert and others working with this model are the addition of scientific data and paradigm.⁶ substance to the mind / body not only points (glands) from 1 to 5 interconnected, communicate by systemically through neuropeptides that result in feelings. A dysfunction in 2 could be the result of chemical cell signaling at 4 or 5 of inflammation or injury to the system, perhaps related to low self-esteem or feelings of uselessness. Therefore, in addition to changes in lifestyle and environment, the remedy may include addressing the emotional and spiritual needs.

still have a choice. Instead of internally and externally administered drugs toxic to the environment that can decrease life expectancy, naturopathic medicine offers life support, health elegant in harmony with our deepest nature solutions.

Are you ready for your health?


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