>>>If the adrenal is weak, cortisol production will be affected. Excessive cortisol creates a condition of thyroid resistance. Thyroid hormone may be low or normal, but tissue fail to respond as efficiently to the thyroid signal. This resistance applies to nearly all other hormones such as insulin, progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. That is why stress, when chronic , makes you feel so rotten, like a slow-motion train wreck in progress
My 77 year old father, and I, both had the saliva tests done, through an ND--he also had us do blood testing just to see where the thyroid was at. Looking at the blood tests for both of us-- MD's have told us our health was very good, no problems with the glands...the saliva tests showed a much different story.
What you are saying about the ovarian connection, is also what we've discovered with my father after having had brachy radiation treatments for prostate cancer...and 2 shots to kill the testostrone. That was 3 years ago, and the "hot flashes" have continued--not as bad as they were, but he still has them.
Also, just before we discovered the prostate cancer, my mother had just died several months before that--they had been married close to 50 years. Alot of chronic stress.
His adrenal test is showing that his adrenals are extremely exhausted. Ref. values are 23-42 for the total of the 4 taken...his is at 9.
As expected..his DHEA is depressed
His insulin is elevated: (range 5-20) his is at 46
Progestrone is low (optimal 22-100) his is 16
Total Salivary SIgA is depressed (normal 25-60) his is 19
He tested positive for Gliadin intolerance (positive over 15) his is 32
and positive for Eggs intolerance
In his androgen pathway,
the FSH (Follicle Stimulating hormone) normal for all ages is below 125--his is 173
LH (Luteinizing Hormone) normal for all ages 10-25--his is 62
MUCH MUCH different story than what the MD's have seen on regular blood tests for thyroid panel. It showed within the "normal" range for both of us.
In the muscle testing the ND has done for my glands- hypothalmus/pituitary have been very weak, along with the adrenals/thyroid. He's had me (both of us) taking natural supplements for the glands.
My test wasn't as bad as dad's--my cortisol was above normal; DHEA below normal; SIgA was also depressed.
I had celiac confirmed in an endoscopy and blood test 2 years prior to the saliva test--my Gliadin was within the normal range--dad's was way above it...and the ironic thing was that I had him take the blood test when I found it in myself because it runs in families and my brother has it--his blood test showed fine...
His saliva tests, especially, told a much bigger story about why he has been so exhausted (besides the stress he'd been under).