Oh, how we overlook the hypothalamus! Thyroid hormones are produced exclusively by the thyroid gland but the pituitary and hypothalamus glands in the brain are responsible for the regulation of how much thyroid hormone should be produced. The pituitary gland orchestrates the production of thyroid while the hypothalamus of the brain “tastes” the blood many times a second to check hormone balances and underwrite the orders for the pituitary gland, adrenals and other hormone-producing glands to then send out production orders. Dysregulation of the hypothalamus brings body temperature regulation troubles, immunoregulation challenges, hydration issues, low energy, sleep problems, PTSD-like symptoms, mood swings and more.
You see, when our bodies get stuck in a stressed-out state, the hypothalamus continually sounds an alarm, causing the central nervous system to respond by triggering the adrenal glands to release adrenaline which raises the heart rate and blood pressure for fight-or-fight response. Adrenaline reaction is fine when you have to outrun a hungry lion but some people get stuck in that state of fight-or-flight. This causes a surplus of cortisol in our bodies which causes weight gain and damages and destroys brain cells.
If you have ever taken corticosteroids you are at risk for hypothalamic disfunction. Chlorine and fluoride filter through and accumulate in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. OTR pain relievers like aspirin and NSAIDs are notorious for causing “leaky gut” which promotes both bad bacterial and fungal overgrowth that allow chemicals to slip into the blood stream and damage, among things, the hypothalamus. Oh, and let’s not forget heavy metals that also invade and attach to the pituitary and hypothalamus, causing communication problems and general hormonal disruption.
The first thing to do is stop with the chlorinated drinking water and fluoridated water and products of all kinds–period. Next remove (naturopathically) mercury amalgam fillings and avoid mercury-laden flu shots, high fructose corn syrup and even most diapers and Kotex which all contain heavy metals. Take cilantro in the morning and chlorella in the afternoon. To specifically target cleaning out the hypothalamus and pituitary take 2,000mg of Ornithine at night and 2,000mg of Arganine in the morning. Doing these things will help you live a longer, healthier and happier life!