February 25

Understanding the Hormonal Symphony: Thyroid, Cortisol, and Insulin

Beyond the Basics: How Your Lab Results Inform Your Life Choices
   
🧬 The Interconnected Role of Hormones in Metabolism
Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers, orchestrating a range of physiological responses that maintain homeostasis (balance) and influence your overall health. Among these, thyroid hormones, cortisol, and insulin play pivotal roles in managing your metabolism, weight, and response to stress.
In our Masterclass, Preventing, Managing, and Reversing Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease: A Functional Medicine Approach, Dr. Gutierrez and I explain the complex interplay of factors that fit together like pieces of a puzzle to create your unique set of health risks and outcomes. Hormone balance is one of those pieces that is vitally important but often neglected in a conventional medical approach.  (Reach out for a link to the replay)

🌿 Thyroid Hormones: The Metabolic Regulators
Thyroid hormones influence how our body uses energy, affecting everything from heart rate to how quickly we burn calories and how much cholesterol we produce.
Using a Functional Medicine approach, we explain how understanding and supporting your thyroid hormone production, activation, and regulation pathways may be an important key to fixing your cholesterol and metabolic issues.  We also talk about why TSH, the standard test for thyroid activity, is not sufficient to assess your true thyroid function, leading millions of people to struggle for years with undiagnosed or under-treated thyroid issues.  

🔍 Low Thyroid Function and Its Impact
Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, can decelerate metabolic processes, leading to increased cholesterol levels and weight gain. This, in turn, can enhance insulin resistance, creating a vicious cycle that impacts your overall health.

🔥 Cortisol: It’s Role in Your Metabolic Health
Cortisol, the “stress hormone” produced by the adrenal glands, plays a significant role in our body’s response to stress. It can lead to various health issues if levels are chronically elevated including the accumulation of abdominal fat and promoting insulin resistance. It exacerbates vascular inflammation, increasing your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

💉 Insulin: The Key to Glucose Management
Insulin is a well-known hormone in the context of diabetes, but most people do not realize that it is also the primary player in most cardiovascular issues and many other conditions including cognitive decline. Insulin resistance, a condition where cells in the body do not respond effectively to insulin, causes the pancreas to have to make more and more insulin to control blood sugar levels. These increasingly toxic levels of insulin are a precursor to diabetes and set the stage for cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease, cognitive decline and PCOS, among others. Imbalances in cortisol and thyroid hormones accelerate and exacerbate this process as well, creating a spiral of disease and dysfunction over time.

🌪️ The Triad’s Influence on Inflammation and Health
Chronic inflammation is at the root of almost all chronic diseases. Hormonal balance is key in your body’s response to inflammatory stressors. When these hormonal systems are out of balance, they ramp up inflammation instead of helping us overcome environmental stressors, accelerating disease instead of recovery. Looking at sugar or cholesterol levels without addressing these other factors leaves many patients stuck in a slow decline year after year, with less wellness and more medication. It doesn’t have to be this way! 
  
At GetWellWithUs, Dr. Gutierrez and I educate and empower you to take your health journey where you want to go, putting you in the driver’s seat, rather than just going along for the ride.  Our Masterclasses are designed to help deepen your understanding of the complex interplay of factors that contribute to metabolic and heart disease and other disease processes, but that is not enough. We also want you to have the tools to make real change with personalized and simplified information.  

Our workshops and our new, unique courses are created to give people like you access to the most current and complete lab markers and the guidance needed to interpret and respond to your unique numbers the way a functional medicine doctor does. We have removed the barriers put in place by our current healthcare/insurance system so that you can apply and enjoy the foundational tools a functional medicine approach provides and enhance your health journey now and for the rest of your life.  

🚀 Towards a Balanced Hormonal Symphony
Understanding the role of thyroid hormones, cortisol, and insulin in your metabolic health is the first step toward achieving balance. By addressing these factors through our recommended lifestyle changes and medical guidance in our Masterclasses, workshops and live online courses, we can enhance your body’s resilience against inflammation and other contributing factors and their cascading effects on your long-term health and vitality.

Knowing your unique bio-chemistry, you will get a comprehensive and personalized overview of how your biocmarkers are interacting within your own body and will empower you to prevent, manage or reverse your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cognitive decline and other inflammatory conditions that can affect your ability to live a healthy, happy life full of vitality and enable you to perform at your highest levels in your personal and professional life.

Go to https://www.getwellwithus.net to learn more about our courses. 

Well wishes,
Gloria
Gloria Treister, HHP 
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
EMCC Certified Executive & Business Coach
Advanced Physical Fitness Specialist

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