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Natural Cures For Dummies by Scott J. Banks, JJ Virgin, Joe Kraynak

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Chapter 18

Targeting Adrenal and Thyroid Conditions

In This Chapter

arrow De-stressing your adrenal glands

arrow Sorting out issues with an overactive thyroid

arrow Compensating for an underactive thyroid

arrow 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 ...

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