Pituitary

Three Steps to Healthier Glands

…depression. This is because for most people, depression is particularly linked to three different gland systems: the adrenals, the thyroid, and the pituitary. If you want to totally correct the problem, instead of just mask the symptoms, the health of one gland must be improved—and oftentimes all three…

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Recovering from an Addiction to Alcohol

…compensate for the drop in blood sugar. Methods needed to treat hypoglycemia include nutritionally strengthening the adrenal, thyroid, and sometimes the pituitary glands; cutting carbohydrates, nicotine, and, of course, alcohol from the diet; and eating smaller high-protein and healthy fat–laden snacks and…

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Q&A: How to Put an End to Low Energy in the Afternoon

…operate a little differently and appear to have their own “circadian clock” that defines when they’re most responsive to the signals of the pituitary gland. As a general rule, however, most of the steroid-type hormones of the adrenals are highest in the morning and lowest at night. (Cell Metab 06…

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Weight Loss Q&A: How to Lose the Last 10 Pounds

…burden prevents the liver from being able to effectively break down other toxic compounds and hormones. Stress also suppresses the function of the pituitary gland, which is responsible for releasing the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). And don’t forget, high cortisol levels promote the formation of…

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Five Steps to Minimize Stress

…it. Consequently, we downplay its ability to do us harm. But we shouldn’t. The effects of unresolved stress are cumulative. Stress depletes the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid glands. It compromises the immune system and lowers your resistance to illness. It has now been directly linked to cancer, heart…

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