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Hypothalamus Support Remedy

The Hypothalamus is a portion of the brain with a variety of functions. One of the most important functions of the hypothalamus is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland (hypophysis). Roughly the size of an almond, the hypothalamus can be found nestled just above the pituitary, in the center of the head.

The hypothalamus produces releasing and inhibiting hormones, which stop and start the production of other hormones throughout the body. The hypothalamus is involved in many functions of the autonomic nervous system as it receives information from nearly all parts of the nervous system. It is considered the link between the nervous system and the endocrine system.

The hypothalamus synthesizes and secretes certain neurohormones, often called hypothalamic-releasing hormones, and these stimulate or inhibit the secretion of pituitary hormones. Secretion of hormones from the anterior pituitary is under strict control by hypothalamic hormones. The hypothalamus helps control the pituitary gland, particularly in response to stress. The pituitary controls the: Adrenal glands, Ovaries, Testes, Thyroid gland, and it also helps regulate: Childbirth, Emotions, Growth, Milk production, Salt and water balance, Sleep, Weight and appetite. The hypothalamus controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, sleep, and circadian cycles.

Fun Facts

  • The Hypothalamus regulates body temperature much like a thermostat. If your body is too hot, the hypothalamus tells it to sweat. If you're too cold, the hypothalamus makes you start shivering. Shivering and sweating helps get your body's temperature back to normal.

Health Conditions

  • Hypothalamic diseases can include appetite and sleep disorders, but because the hypothalamus affects so many different parts of the endocrine system, it can be hard to pinpoint whether the root cause of the disorder is actually related to another gland.
  • It is unlikely that the hypothalamus is at the root of the problem unless a head trauma occurred or there is a tumor in the local area.

Suggestions To Strengthen

  • Focus on relaxing the mind, mindfully doing chores and other things that need to get done (at a practical pace) and one at a time instead of always multi-tasking.
  • Be okay knowing that everything doesn't need to be done right this minute; there is a time for everything.
  • Balance the energy between physical exercise and diet rather than mental activity.