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Microblog: Cortisol Impacts Thyroid & Sex Hormones (Part 2)

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Continuing from the last post. If we have blood sugar issues, the entire hormone system (endocrine system) will prioritize cortisol to help you survive another day.


๐Ÿ”ŽHypothyroid and hormone imbalances are not root cause. Oftentimes itโ€™s something to do with an excess tap on cortisol.


Cortisol is a necessary hormone, itโ€™s when we use it in excess that it is not ideal. Cortisolโ€™s role is:
๐Ÿ”นBlood sugar regulation
๐Ÿ”นInflammation reduction
๐Ÿ”นMetabolism regulation
๐Ÿ”นMemory formulation


So what are causes of chronic cortisol output?
๐Ÿ”ปBlood sugar issues
๐Ÿ”ปPituitary and adrenal gland issues (figure out why)


Other real life examples of chronic cortisol output:
๐Ÿ”บUndereating (includes excess fasting without proper refeeds)
๐Ÿ”บOver training and exercising
๐Ÿ”บNot enough dietary protein and fat
๐Ÿ”บWater damaged building (mold illness increases ACTH levels which affect cortisol)
๐Ÿ”บLife stressors and trauma (the body keeps the score)


โ›‘๏ธI have a few clients that โ€œhealedโ€ on carnivore and started adding carbs for variety. After 1+ years they are back and being treated for mold illness. And all of them have hormone/thyroid issues.


๐Ÿ’กDietary carbs are not a root cause here, but a bandaid. Eating carbs if you can handle and tolerate them, is fine. But theyโ€™re never a root cause solution. And time will tell.

Nutrition with Judy

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