The Importance of Glandular Therapy
“The natural way understands that the treatment must be holistic; acknowledging that each ingredient must be in balance, originating from a clean source.”
What is Hormonal Imbalance?
A hormonal imbalance occurs when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Hormones (chemicals that are produced by glands in the endocrine system) have an essential role in the body (they regulate most of the bodily processes); this is why even small hormonal imbalances can cause side effects in a wide range of functions. These imbalances can occur naturally or when the endocrine glands are not functioning properly.
The most common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance are:
- weight gain or weight loss
- fatigue and muscle weakness
- depression, nervousness, anxiety, or irritability
- increased or decreased heart rate
- increased sensitivity to cold or heat, sweating
- constipation or more frequent bowel movements
- increased thirst and hunger
- decreased sex drive, infertility
- dry skin and hair
Why is Glandular Therapy Beneficial?
Glandular therapy uses glandular and organ substances to bolster the function of a patient’s organs or glands. In modern times, the use of gland therapy can be traced to the beginnings of endocrinology. Glandular therapy may be useful when a person’s endocrine system is under-producing or under-secreting a specific hormone. It can also be used when an organ is weak or diseased—for example, such is often the case with cancer patients. Because glandular therapy is generally effective for those diagnosed with a terminal illness, it is also recommended for preventative measures, for direct supply of enzymes that encourage metabolic, catabolic, and digestive processes in the body, it helps both to rebuild and detoxify.
Another principle behind the benefit of glandular therapy is that glandular tissues are rich in many nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, polypeptides, enzymes, and many other substances. The tissues work with all other products and foods we ingest. In this sense, glandular therapy can supply our missing essential nutritional needs in a highly efficient manner. For a tissue cell to repair or replace itself, it must have the raw materials to do so. Glandular therapy provides these raw materials to our weakened organs, glands, and other tissues so that they can start the process of regeneration.
If stimulated even slightly, many of the healthy hormones in glandular tissues can begin their genetic tasks (e.g. a small polypeptide material present in one tissue can have selective effects in encouraging another tissue at a different site in the body to produce hormonal materials, which then may affect a final target tissue and change its physiological function). This domino effect can happen only if target-specific polypeptides from specific organs are present. Doctor’s Choice works meticulously to ensure that our products will produce these desired results.
The thymus gland is one of the principle glands for the autoimmune system. It is composed of two soft pinkish-grey lobes lying in a bib-like fashion just below the thyroid gland and above the heart. It is also known as the longevity gland. At the critical early twenties stage, the abundance of well-functioning T-cells regulate the immune system and help the body fight off pathogens and disease. But with the inexorable shrinking of the thymus gland over time, by about age 40, the output of thymic hormones has decreased significantly, and the T-cells have begun to lose their effectiveness. It is this gradual loss of functioning T-cells that is thought to be responsible for many of the age-related changes in the immune system.
In addition to thymus gland the missing link to thymic restoration is the need of adequate vitamin B6 and zinc within the bloodstream—a not so easy task due to using the proper form for cellular absorption. The active form of vitamin B6 is pyridoxal phosphate (P5P), and for zinc it is zinc picolinate (the picolinic acid form) that your human body can most easily absorb. B6 deficiency has been linked to thymic atrophy and reduced antibody production, while increased B6 enables the body to absorb thymus hormones. Zinc, is the keystone molecule for thymic proteins, which are immune substances, made in the thymus gland which means no zinc, no immunity.
Doctor’s Choice® offers true full gland thymus concentrates (not extracts) which are taken from New Zealand-raised, grass-fed sheep without hormones or antibiotics. As we age, our bodies must fight harder and harder to maintain optimal performance. Products like Thymus Gland can ease the body’s immunological load and support the healthy aging process.
About the size of a pea, the pituitary gland is often called the master gland because it controls several other hormone glands in your body—including the thyroid and adrenals, the ovaries and testicles—to regulate their function and maintain an appropriate environment. It secretes a variety of hormones into the bloodstream which act as messengers to transmit information from the pituitary gland to distant cells, regulating their activity.
This command center for hormone regulation is responsible for growth hormone (GH) production. Growth hormone acts on many parts of the body to promote growth in children. In adults, it helps to maintain normal body structure and metabolism, including helping to keep blood glucose levels within set levels. With age, GH production slows, leading to the common signs of aging. This is where Homeopathic HGH+ steps in: combining the glands of pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal and supported with insulin for glucose balance within the pancreas. This advanced formulation helps to lessen premature aging and to reach endocrine balance in a safe therapeutic way.
We have two adrenal glands, one above each kidney. They produce important hormones cortisol, corticosterone, as well as small amounts of androgen and they are used to perform the most basic bodily functions.
Adrenal insufficiency is the term used when the adrenal hormones are low, also referred to as adrenal fatigue. The theory of adrenal fatigue is that it’s due to prolonged exposure to stress that drains the adrenals leading to a low cortisol state. The adrenal insufficiency causes brain fog, low energy, depressive mood, salt and sweet cravings, lightheadedness, and other vague side effects or symptoms. Cortisol helps the body to deal with stress and since stress is so common in our daily lives the results are fatigue and lack of energy.
In case of adrenal insufficiency, the most natural approach for adrenal support would be giving the whole food equivalent which would be adrenal glands. Doctor’s Choice Adrenal Gland formulation is as pure as he can be, originating from New Zealand bovine. Their homeland is grasslands that are non-fertilized and where the livestock is not administered feed supplements, hormones or antibiotics. The glands are never subjected to organic or aqueous solvents, and therefore no chlorohydrocarbon remain as residue in the tissues.
Doctor’s Choice Adrenal Gland is supported with calcium ascorbate (a buffered mineral salt and water-soluble Vitamin C). The adrenal glands have the greatest accumulation of Vitamin C in the body. Vitamin C helps to lower increased cortisol levels produced by being stressed; this is why the adrenal glands are so low functioning since most people are living under stress. Vitamin C is water soluble and is quickly depleted from the body by added stress. Vitamin C is also needed for tissue growth and repair, and for improved immune function via the adrenal glands. Gotu kola is added because of its history in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine proving its usefulness for reducing stress and anxiety and for treating depression.
The thyroid gland is known as the communicator gland since it controls virtually every cell, tissue and organ in the body. The thyroid gland surrounds the windpipe at the base of the neck and produces a number of hormones, primarily thyroxine. Thyroxine is essential to sexuality in women, providing a glandular link between the brain and the organs of reproduction. Thyroxin is also essential to men, studies have found that 64 percent of men with hypothyroidism presented with low libido, erectile dysfunction, sperm abnormalities, and delayed ejaculation. The other principal thyroid hormone is calcitonin, which inhibits the release of calcium from bone and plays a central role in maintaining both calcium balance and strong bones.
Hyperthyroidism (the over-production of thyroxine) causes extreme nervousness and irritability, increased heart rate and blood pressure, weight loss, muscle weakness or tremors, infrequent, scant menstrual periods, sleep disturbances, enlarged thyroid gland, vision problems or eye irritation, and heat sensitivity.
Hypothyroidism (the underproduction of thyroxine), results in dry skin, fatigue, frequent, heavy menstrual periods, forgetfulness, weight gain, brittle nails, dry, course skin and hair, and intolerance to cold, especially the extremities, hot flashes and irritability that affect many women during menopause. Goiter, which is actually an enlarged thyroid, is a sign of thyroid insufficiency.
Thyroid treatment must be holistic; acknowledging that each ingredient must be in balance. Raw desiccated whole thyroid gland concentrates derived from non-GMO grass-fed bovine, that is non-medicated and hormone free, could help restore the balance needed for those with both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Thyrodine® Thyromoto is a proprietary thyroid gland preparation produced without iodine for those with autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It also contains selenium which is needed for treating thyroid disease, especially when combined with Zinc Picolinate,  since they both help build immunity. It is also important to note that anemia is associated with hypothyroidism, thus low dose iron is included in the formulation to be effective in counteracting this deficiency.
Thyrodine® Thyroid Gland also contains Zinc Picolinate and iodine (potassium) to improve radiation protection of the thyroid gland. Thyrodine® is a 4 year achievement, and licensed by Health Canada. Thyrodine® helps balance the thyroid function without hormones by stimulating the body’s thyroid gland to release thyroxin—it is both safe and effective even with most prescription medications.
The human body is very complex and interlinked with the endocrine glands. In order to balance the hormones each gland must communicate with the other. Taking a single gland hormone—especially when synthetically based and created in a lab opposed to one naturally occurring—, may cause an imbalance with other endocrine glands involved.
The natural pathway to health understands that the treatment must be holistic; acknowledging that each ingredient must be in balance for cellular absorption, originating from a clean reliable source. Just like the formulations from Doctor’s Choice.
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 In one trial, 40 people were split into two groups, one receiving gotu kola, and the other receiving placebo, to determine the effect on anxiety. The gotu kola significantly decreased anxiety within 30-60 minutes when compared to placebo.
 Zinc has a protective effect against beta cell destruction, and a cofactor in the conversion of T4 to T3, as well as a cofactor for many enzymes that catalyze reactions which remove oxygen radicals. Zinc is also antagonistic to toxic elements.