The Brain, Thyroid and Adrenal Connection

The Goode Health Podcast

26-06-2023 • 30 mins

When it comes to looking at the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on one area, it becomes extremely clear that certain things are more interlinked than we may initially think.

In this episode, Nicole discusses the brain, thyroid and adrenal connection, how they work together to ensure we’re functioning effectively, and why it’s vital to take a functional approach when it comes to addressing autoimmune, thyroid and neurological diseases, or adrenal conditions and burnout.

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  • [03:07] - How the thyroid and adrenal glands work together to maintain your hormonal balance and your response to stress
  • [03:23] - The hypothalamic–pituitary–thyroid and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the roles they play
  • [06:12] - What happens if thyroid hormone levels are low
  • [06:57] - The important role of the brain
  • [08:57] - What the hypothalamus controls
  • [11:02] - TRH hormones and what it stimulates
  • [12:00] - What happens to the brain when we become stressed
  • [12:47] - The key functions of the pituitary gland
  • [15:43] - What imbalances or dysfunctions in the thyroid, brain and adrenals can lead to
  • [16:12] - The thyroid’s connection with cerebellar and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • [17:58] - Symptoms of cerebellar degeneration
  • [21:59] - What if you’ve been diagnosed with a neurological disease?
  • [28:02] - Why a holistic approach is required when addressing the connection between the brain, thyroid and adrenals


  • Why proper function of the HPT and HPA axis is essential for maintaining thyroid and adrenal hormone balance
  • The vital role of the hypothalamus and what it controls
  • What imbalances or dysfunctions in the thyroid, brain and adrenals can lead to
  • The importance of a functional approach to the thyroid, adrenals and brain due to the interconnections within the body


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