Episode - How Optimizing Your Hypothalamus Can Improve Thyroid Health with Deborah Maragopoulos

EPISODE 144

How Optimizing Your Hypothalamus Can Improve Thyroid Health with Deborah Maragopoulos

“Most metabolic conditions are centered on hypothalamic dysfunction.” – Deborah Maragopoulos

The hypothalamus is an important organ, but it’s difficult to understand. It acts as the central controller that’s often at the root of hormone, neurological, or immune issues, but practitioners often pay little attention to it since there’s no way to measure the hormones it produces. Fortunately, in recent years, research into the hypothalamus has increased and uncovered insights into the deep relationship between hypothalamic function and our overall health.

Today, I’m excited to be joined by Deborah Maragopoulos to do a deep dive into the hypothalamus for the first time on the podcast. Deborah is an intuitive integrative family nurse practitioner who has spent over thirty years blending the Science of Medicine with the Art of Healing to help thousands of people heal from various symptoms and thrive by treating their hypothalamus.

In this conversation, Deborah and I discuss the critical role the hypothalamus plays in regulating hormones, its impact on thyroid health, fertility, and autoimmunity, Deborah’s approach to treating hypothalamic dysfunction, the challenges of diagnosing hypothalamic issues, and more. Enjoy the episode!

 

About Deborah Maragopoulos

Deborah Maragopoulos is an intuitive integrative family nurse practitioner who has spent over thirty years blending the Science of Medicine with the Art of Healing to help thousands of people heal from a variety of symptoms and thrive by treating their hypothalamus. Specializing in neuro-immune endocrinology, Deborah focuses on optimizing the function of the hypothalamus – the maestro of the symphony of hormones. She is the author of several books, including her latest, “The Hypothalamus Handbook,” which outlines the steps people can take to start healing their hypothalamus on their own. Known as the Hormone Queen®, she’s made it her mission to help everyone balance their hormones and live optimally – no matter their age!

 

During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • The series of experiences that led Deborah to focus her work on the hypothalamus
  • Why practitioners often overlook the hypothalamus
  • Recognizing the hypothalamus as the operating system of the body
  • Causes and symptoms of hypothalamic dysfunction
  • How stress impacts the hypothalamus
  • Healing the hypothalamus by changing the way we respond to stress
  • Central thyroid disorder and its connection to autoimmune conditions such as Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s
  • Thyroid hormone resistance and the connection to the hypothalamus
  • How supporting the hypothalamus can positively impact fertility and overall health
  • Deborah’s supplement, Genesis Gold®, and its benefits for fertility
  • The five pillars of hypothalamic health
  • Why Deborah tests prolactin in all her patients
  • Deborah’s opinion on taking glandulars solely as short-term therapy
  • Strategies for optimizing your hypothalamic health
  • Developing a realistic timeframe for healing your hypothalamus

 

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