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Your Thyroid & Adrenal Glands: What's the Connection?

Did you know there's an intimate connection between your thyroid and adrenal glands?

Your thyroid gland is located right below your Adam's apple in your throat and has a butterfly shape. Your thyroid is made up of two connected lobes and has several important jobs.

The main job your thyroid does is to control how often your body produces and uses energy.

Your adrenal gland is located just above your kidneys and is responsible for releasing hormones in your body in response to stressors, whether large or small.

Your thyroid and adrenals are like Jack and Jill -- so tightly bound together -- it's not effective to address one without the other.

Instead of asking to get blood work done, ask for a four-point saliva cortisol test. When looking at cortisol levels (or any hormone for that matter), blood work doesn't get an exact reading on your adrenal hormones.

What are some natural ways to help treat adrenal issues?

Dr. Holly Lucille joins Dr. Mike to discuss the direct correlation between your adrenal glands and your thyroid and why if you treat one,you must treat the other.
Your Thyroid & Adrenal Glands: What's the Connection?
Featured Speaker:
Holly Holly Lucille, ND, RN, is the author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Women's Guide to Safe, Natural, Hormone Health.

She serves on the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Board of Directors and was listed in TIME magazine's "Alt List" as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People."