An imbalance of the endocrine system may be the key to weight loss in some overweight or obese individuals. Weight loss basics that have a clear healthy impact on the endocrine system include a well-balanced, low glycemic index diet, regular frequent exercise, and adequate stress control measures.
A dysfunctional endocrine system may cause symptoms in addition to weight gain or difficult weight loss that require the attention of a doctor. Under the care of a physician, various hormone levels in the body may be measured and treatment may then ensue as required.
However, some individuals may have a subclinical endocrine imbalance. This subclinical endocrine dysfunction may never become severe enough to warrant a lab work up and diagnosis.
However, a person with subclinical endocrine imbalance may have subtle symptoms such as difficulty losing weight, weight gain, fatigue, depression, appetite swings, and more.
One possible safe and natural approach to correcting subclinical endocrine imbalances is the use of homeopathy. This 250 year old healing modality is gaining popularity because of its gentle, restorative capabilities.
Homeopathy uses dilute, energetically activated medicinal substances to restore health and balance to individuals, without the risk of toxicity and drug interactions.
There a two ways to use homeopathic medicines. One way is to work with a homeopath to find the homeopathic remedy and potency that most accurately matches your needs. The other way to make use of homeopathic remedies is to purchase prepared combination homeopathic medicines over-the-counter.
The following homeopathic hormones and glands may be included in homeopathic weight control and/or appetite control products that are designed to correct endocrine dysfunction and hormonal imbalance by restoring health to the endocrine glands.
Homeopathic hormones and glandulars:
Thyroidinum (Thyroid): Indicated for excessive obesity. Thyroidinum provides a general regulation of carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism through its influence over the organs of nutrition, growth, and development. Indicated for relief of metabolic disorders, muscular weakness, and sugar cravings.
ACTH (Adrenocorticotropin Hormone): Indicated for appetite irregularities, excessive mental and physical sluggishness in the morning, hypothyroidism, excessive thirst, increased excretion of calcium and phosphorous, muscular weakness, and swelling and edema of the extremities.
Cortisone: Indicated for fat and water retention, tendency to hypothyroidism, and rhythmic disorders of several glands and organs: pituitary, adrenal, pancreas.
Hypothalamus: Indicated for the oversensitive individual with depression linked to stress or physical issues. This remedy may be used in issues of thyroid malfunction, water retention, and obesity. Also indicated for disturbances of the appetite and circulatory malfunction.
Adrenalinum (Adrenaline): Indicated for relief of increased appetite, apathy and lack of ambition. For loss of strength, general marked anemia, and belching after meals.
Pituitarum (Pituitary Gland): Proposed to stimulate muscular activity, regulate reabsorption of water at the kidneys, treat atrophy of the breasts, and alleviate gallbladder inflammation [often linked with obesity]. Indicated for relief of back and neck ache, night time anxiety, difficult mental concentration and obsessive thoughts.