Functional Endocrinology A 21st Century Approach to Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders and
the Diobesity Epidemic
Featuring Rebecca Murray, APRN, MS, FNP, CDE & Alan Weiss, MD
- Stress physiology and environmental toxins impact thyroid function, which can lead to functional illness.
- Inflammatory processes mediate the damaging effects of stress-induced insulin, cortisol, and catecholamine imbalances.
- Obesity is both a result and a cause of stress induced endocrine imbalances.
- Stress affects thyroid function, making standard diagnostic, nutritional and herbal approaches to thyroid function less effective.
- Antigenic load, dysbiosis, poor gut health, and autoimmune triggered endocrine disorders, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease, are linked.
- Whole foods can help balance the endocrine system and key nutrients can help reverse diabetes.
- Removal of hidden toxins and optimized mitochondrial function and insulin sensitivity can result in improved metabolism and health outcomes.
- To effectively use laboratory testing and physical assessment to reveal overt and functional endocrine disorders.
- To help those patients requiring HRT to make informed choices.
- To effectively address metabolic syndrome, as well as thyroid, adrenal, and other endocrine disorders utilizing basic lifestyle modifications and nutritional/nutraceutical supplementation.