Some things we do can snowball into other issues. For example: In many situations involving environmental chemicals, toxins and processed foods, endocrine disruption is the result. Read more below.
The Hidden Connection Between.. Microbiome, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Central Nervous System, Thyroid & Adrenals!
The most important endocrine glands which function in coordination with one another are the gastrointestinal tract, skin, liver, pituitary, parathyroid, thyroid and adrenal glands. The hypothalamus links our nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland.
What does this hidden connection mean for people with already tired adrenal glands?
If you are constantly eating something that is causing inflammation you are asking your tired adrenal glands to continually maintain elevated cortisol levels to suppress the inflammation. (Stressing adrenals even more)
This can cause massive collateral damage in our bodies. Dr. Blanchard suggests that environmental toxins may inhibit production of thyroid hormones, noting dental x-rays (where the thyroid is improperly shielded) and toxic chemicals we ingest and are exposed to are possible culprits. Ken Blanchard, MD, PhD, is a board-certified endocrinologist coauthor of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypothyroidism.”
Leaky gut can be the start of thyroid and adrenal disruption.
LGS allows undigested proteins and fats to “leak” out of the intestine and into the bloodstream, where it sets off an autoimmune reaction. This irritation triggers increased cortisol secretion as your adrenal glands are alerted to an increase in histamine levels. The histamine causes the inflammation.
If you have leaky gut you can also have leaky brain.
Candida can be a precursor for Leaky Gut Syndrome as Candida disrupts hormones, microbiome and your brain health. Your brain and gut are connected through the vagus nerve therefore everything you eat, think and feel are aligned… “There is a gut-brain axis in health and disease.” (Bradstreet) “The gut microbiota is a therapeutic target for brain-gut axis disorders.”
“Strong evidence suggest – gut microorganism can activate the vagus nerve and that such activation plays a critical role in mediating effects on the brain and behavior.” Endocrine disrupting chemicals such as PBA’s can change microbiome in the brain.. “The microbiome poises the peripheral immune homeostasis and predisposes susceptibility to Central Nervous System autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.”
Foods that are the most taxing on body organs include:
Refined grains, pesticides on conventional foods, wheat, sugars, alcohol, caffeine, processed foods and hydrogenated oils (trans-fats).
Spike your blood sugar several times a day-and you can be killing your adrenal function. On top of that put anxiety, anger and fear and you have a soup of low adrenal/low thyroid function and poor gut bacteria. This has a direct impact on poor metabolism, IBS, colitis, cancer, depression, insulin resistance, diabetes, autoimmunity, Alzheimer’s and inflammatory disorders.
Low energy? Remember 80% of your immune system is in your gut.
About the Author: Connie is a Professional Integrative Health Coach, Mind/Body Coach, Published Author, Wellness Blogger, Reiki Master.
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