Introduction to The Vagus Nerve
In people with fatigue, food sensitivities, anxiety and gut problems, brain fog and depersonalization, the vagus nerve is almost always at play. These people have lower vagal tone, which means a lower ability of the vagus nerve to activate.
The only question is what aspect of the vagus nerve is malfunctioning and how much the vagus nerve is a problem vs. other aspects of your biology.
The vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system, referred to as the rest and digest system. It’s not the only nerve ... ..more
PCOS or a genetic defect called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Late on set. Sufferers may need these tests:
- OH - Pregnenolone,
-11 Deoxycortisol ,
-Cortisol (plasma) ( all of these are tested before 8 -8:30 AM).
-Free and total Testosterone,
-Aldosterone/Renin ratio, .
- A saliva cortisol test ( NeuroScience)
Get thyroid tests:
FREE T4 ,
TSH and all antibodies
Perhaps about half of PCOS women carry a CAH gene defect that no one tests for that can be fixed.
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"As explained well in the revised STTM book, which you should have on hand and bookmarked at the doctors office. The book is in English, Spanish, German and Swedish.
TSH: for diagnosis of hypopituitary, NOT to diagnose or dose your hypothyroidism (unless it’s high). If you allow a doctor to diagnose or dose you by this lab test and range i.e. to say you are normal simply because it’s in range or below 10…you’ll could still be hypothyroid.
Free #T4 and Free #T3 (note the word “free”–important since it measures ... ..more
Many enzymes are dependent upon Selenium as a helper.
Rec: Selenium #Supplement 200 mcg/day
Selenium gets depleted when mercury levels are high.
One selenium molecule can sequester [grab up] 5-10 molecules of mercury. If Selenium is all bound up with Mercury then it will not be available to assist enzymes for proper thyroid function.
Avoid eating the fatty parts of deep sea fish where the Mercury tends to locate. For example cut away the fatty strip of Sward Fish and do not eat that.
MOST of the conversion of #T4 into #T3 and reverse T3 [rT3] occurs in ... ..more