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Thyroid healthy bites podcast episode 40 on how to not tank your adrenals with Hope Pedraza

How to Not Tank Your Adrenals with Hope Pedraza

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The adrenals can either be your thyroid's bestie or frenemy. There is an intimate connection between these two little glands, and when one goes into dysfunction, it often takes the other with it. 

Bottom line: We're more prone to adrenal issues as Thyroid Thrivers. And although certain health trends may promise amazing results and benefits, they could also be tanking your adrenals (and bringing your thyroid function along for the ride).

If you’ve been struggling with things like low energy, sleep issues, trouble with exercise, or weight gain in spite of doing all the things, this is an episode of Thyroid-healthy Bites you don’t want to miss.

My guest Hope Pedraza has too many letters behind her name to list, having racked up several certifications and diplomas in functional health. As someone who has completely tanked her adrenals and lived to tell the tale, Hope knows what to look for, how to repair, and how NOT to tank the adrenals. She shares all her best tips in this juicy interview. 

We'll Discuss: 

  • What the adrenals do and how they work
  • The thyroid-adrenal Connection
  • Common signs and symptoms of adrenal dysfunction
  • How to support your adrenal health
  • Popular health trends that could be tanking your adrenals


Disclaimer: This information is for educational and inspirational purposes only. Always consult with your doctor or other qualified healthcare providers before making changes to your diet, health care, or exercise regimen.



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About Hope Pedraza

Hope Pedraza is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, nutrition coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P), a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) Expert, Reiki Practitioner, Human Design guide, as well as a comprehensively certified Pilates instructor, and founder of inBalance studio. She helps women heal their bodies from chronic gut, hormone, thyroid, and autoimmune issues and live in freedom with functional labs, energy medicine, and chakra balancing . Hope is also a host of the fast-growing Podcast "Hopeful and Wholesome." She is a wife and mom of 2 littles and lives in San Antonio, Texas.


Further Reading: Rejuvenation Inspiration: 30 Ways to Hit Your Refresh Button


Need More Adrenal Support?

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I hope this episode of Thyroid-healthy Bites has inspired you to think about ways to nourish and nurture your adrenals. I know Hope and her journey have inspired me. 

Thanks so much for watching, and I'll see you next time!


Wishing you the best of health, 

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