While there isn’t one single thing to blame for all health issues, there is a root cause that is often ignored: hypothalamic dysfunction. I know I talk about your hypothalamus a lot, but that’s because it’s the master controller of all your vital systems, including your hormones, your nervous system, your immunity, and your metabolism. Pretty much everything that keeps you alive and healthy.
Here are a few symptoms of Hypothalamus dysfunction to look out for:
- Weight gain and inability to normalize weight
- Hair loss
- Exercise intolerance
- Lack of endurance
- Hot flashes
- Temperature intolerance
- Skin rashes
- Intolerance of usual stressors
- Forgetfulness or brain fog
- Irregular periods or No periods
- Adrenal disorders
- Auto-immune diseases
I began addressing the hypothalamus as the root cause of illness in the late 90’s, but it wasn’t until 2003 that I finally had a way to help my patients. After a few years of clinical research, I started writing articles regarding the hypothalamus. When I got the following email, I realized that the time was ripe for the hypothalamus’s role to be appreciated:
“I have been doing research on the hypothalamus, and more specifically, the disorders that can plague that gland. I stumbled upon an article you wrote which included a link to your product Genesis Gold®. I have to say that I am very intrigued, as the information you have provided speaks to me and the trials facing me. I would like to give you a history if you do not mind….”
This woman then went on to describe a myriad of the symptoms I listed, which none of her doctors could figure out. Her health goals were to:
- Lose fat and gain muscle
- Improve sleep and energy levels
- Balance hormones and improve fertility
- Ease symptoms of depression
The letter continued:
“I guess the whole point of this email is to inquire about your products. I am willing to try just about ANYTHING and I am impressed by the idea of your products. My main concern is the cost and the validity of your products and company. I mean no offense, but it is so hard to tell what is real, and what is a scam. I find the information on your site to be very accurate, and informative, especially since there really isn’t a lot of information on hypothalamus disorders and even more so on what to do about them.”
“I understand your reservation. Genesis Health Products was incorporated in 2000. The product has been on the market since 2003 and available online since 2007. I waited to make it available to the public to take time to collect data on a wide variety of populations. Genesis Gold® and Sacred Seven® are the only plant-based nutraceuticals that focus on balancing the hypothalamus, improving the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, and supporting the neuro-immune-endocrine system. I created these products because I could not find anything in allopathic or naturopathic medicine that would correct hypothalamic dysfunction.”
As you know, there is no way to measure the hypothalamic hormones without killing the lab rat. So we have to make an assumptive diagnosis based on the decline of hormones directly related to hypothalamic function—like those controlled by pro-opiomelanocortin—the thyroid, adrenals, and pancreas.
Since Genesis Gold® has been available, I have seen patients with hypometabolism and metabolic syndrome completely dependent on hormone replacement therapy (adrenal, thyroid, sex steroids) heal.
One of my patients, a woman in her mid 30’s, diagnosed with hypopituitarism and an anatomically normal pituitary gland, came to me wanting bio-identical hormone replacement rather than the synthetics she had been taking for years. She had never had a period and only with obsessive exercise and HRT was she able to keep her weight under control.
She did very well on the bio-identicals for years. When I finally got Genesis Gold® manufactured, she agreed to give it a try. Over the next eighteen months, she was able to wean off all of her hormones, and had her own periods not induced by exogenous hormones. I told her it was time to think about contraception. She laughed. She still believed what the doctors had told her all her life—that she was infertile.
She gave birth to a healthy baby boy at the age of 43. She has been hormone-free since. I suspect that when she gets close to menopause, she may need some transitional hormone supplementation. She is one of many patients who have benefited by supporting their hypothalamus with Genesis Gold.
If you have any questions regarding whether your symptoms may be related to your hypothalamus, why don’t you join us in our Hormone Support Group where I address your questions live. You can access the free group by signing up for our Hormone Reboot Training, an online course that will give you the tools needed to heal.
Research Reference: Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis in glucolipid metabolic disorders, Gonadotropin levels can discern between hypothalamic hypogonadism, PCOS, Thyroid’ Issues May Really Be Hypothalamic.