In This Chapter
De-stressing your adrenal glands
Sorting out issues with an overactive thyroid
Compensating for an underactive thyroid
Pumping up your pituitary gland
Four glands in the human body — two adrenal glands, the pituitary gland, and the thyroid gland — are often implicated in illnesses that may cause you to feel wired or tired. In conventional medicine, when a patient complains of metabolic symptoms like sudden weight loss or gain, increased or decreased appetite, irritability or fatigue, or inability to regulate body temperature, doctors commonly focus on the thyroid gland. Unfortunately, they often overlook the adrenal and pituitary glands, which may trigger or contribute to many of these symptoms.
If you’re receiving treatment for what your doctor believes is a thyroid problem, and your symptoms aren’t improving, or if you and your doctor can’t figure out what’s making you feel so wired or tired, you’ve come to the right place. In this chapter, I focus on common illnesses of the adrenal, pituitary, and thyroid glands ...