Ashwagandha, Hashimoto’s Disease, and Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Ashwagandha, Hashimoto's Disease, and Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Ashwagandha is one of my favorite supplements for Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism and we have some excellent studies to support using it for these conditions.

The main study I’ll cover in this research review is entitled, “Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha Root Extract in Subclinical Hypothyroid Patients: A Double-Blind, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial” published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. We’re already off to a good start just by reading the title which indicates that it is a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled study so we know it is of the highest standard.

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Adrenal Fatigue: Everything You Need to Know

Adrenal Fatigue

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

“Adrenal fatigue” doesn’t technically exist despite what many people have read on the internet.  Adrenal fatigue is a term used by many alternative healthcare practitioners but there is no evidence that it is actually a condition.  I’ll use the term “adrenal fatigue” however throughout this article to simply describe a hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis that is out of balance.

Adrenal fatigue basically means that your adrenal glands are out of balance with the brain and aren’t producing healthy levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA and aldosterone.   Additionally, your adrenals may be over-producing or under-producing adrenaline (norepinephrine & epinephrine).  When you first become stressed the adrenals will pump out a lot of cortisol and adrenaline but over time they become out of balance from prolonged stress.
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How to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue Video

Adrenal Fatigue

Read the transcript to this webinar about How to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue below:

Okay, well, welcome everyone. This is Dr. Nikolas Hedberg and tonight we’re going to be talking about how to restore your adrenal glands. We’ve been doing these monthly webinars for quite a while now and they seem to be getting a good response. I’m just trying to put out as much educational material as possible. I know we’re all very busy, so why don’t we go ahead and just jump right in? Read more