The Adrenal Glands and the Role they Play in Stress
By: Dr. Sarv Varta Khalsa, NMD What is stress? The term “stress”, was first coined by Dr. Hans Selye in 1936, who defined it as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”. He is acknowledged as the “father” of the field of stress research, having gained worldwide recognition for introducing the concept […]
Hormones 101: Thyroid and Adrenal Hormone Functions
By: Dr. Leila Turner & Dr. Olivia Watkins Today we’re giving you an overview of the thyroid and adrenal hormones. We’re going to start by giving you a bigger picture of some of the hormones. We’ll start with our endocrinology, looking from above: all of our hormones start in the brain. The hypothalamus is a […]
What is the Best Way to Evaluate Adrenal Function?
First, let’s understand the adrenal glands and their function in the body. Your adrenal glands are your stress glands, and they produce cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Adrenal glands also produce other hormones, like DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which is a precursor to all of your other sex hormones, including testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. Adrenal Function […]
The Connection Between Ovarian, Thyroid, & Adrenal Hormones Discussed by Dr. Khalsa
Today I’d like to share the close association between three different glands in our bodies that produce hormones: The adrenal gland; The thyroid gland; and ovaries in women or testes in men. The Close Connection Between Hormone-Producing Glands You can think of these three hormone-producing glands as a three-legged stool, and when one of those […]
Andropause Part 1: What is it and How do I Get Tested?
One of my favorite movies is What About Bob? It’s the story of Bob Wiley, a neurotic, obsessive-compulsive patient who has a very difficult time coping when his doctor goes out of town on a family vacation. He shows up on the doorstep of his doctor’s vacation house, and chaos ensues. The video clip below is a […]