Hot Flashes and night sweats are thyroid symptoms. The thyroid gland regulates body temperature. The adrenal glands use a hormone called aldosterone, a mineral corticoid, that regulates sodium and potassium levels in the blood stream. Sodium and potassium are also very important in order to regulate blood pressure. The renin / angiotensin system is dependent upon aldosterone. Angiotensin I is converted to Angiotensin II with the substance called renin in the distal renal tubules of the kidneys. This process can only take place when aldosterone are present in the right levels in the blood stream. This is the main system responsible for normal healthy blood pressure. Hot flashes and night sweats are a result of both thyroid and adrenal dysfunction.
One day when I was at the gym lifting weights I tore 90% of my pec major muscle on the right and had to get it surgically repaired. A few years later I tore the other pectoralis major muscle on the opposite side of my body. When I began to study Professional Applied Kinesiology I later learned that the pectoralis major muscles are related to the liver. The Acutane had caused me to have an extremely toxic liver. Because I was feeling so poorly, I went to the Medical Doctor to have a blood lab done and the blood lab revealed that my thyroid hormone levels for TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) were more than 4 times normal. I was suffering from hypothyroidism.
Mineral deficiencies have become rampant in the modern world. Over the last 3000 years or so, many of the minerals have washed down into the sea. Lots of people are deficient in both iodine and zinc. Iodine is needed to make thyroid hormone and zinc is needed in order to taste properly, make stomach acid, smell, have a properly functioning hormonal system and hundreds of physiological functions.
Triad Of Health Family Healing Center now holds regular thyroid workshops that are completely FREE. This means that people in the local and surrounding communities are able to come and learn about the options to the conventional model for thyroid disease. The conventional model offers patients only 3 ugly and frightening options:
Recently after talking to a few new and old patients as well as hearing about some things that are becoming popular in the media, it has come to my attention that very few people know what the scope of my practice is and what types of conditions we treat in our office. Our office has always taken pride in considering ourselves to be relatively good at marketing our services but this realization that our ideal patients do not know what we actually do has been a big wake up call for our office.