The adrenals are your “life saving” organs because they control your body’s gender, sex, growth, and appetite chemicals and help you survive in stressful situations. They act as control organs for your “fight or flight” response and secrete many of our most important chemicals including: pregnenolone, adrenaline, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, cortisol, and other chemicals. When your adrenals are constantly stressed, this sets off an autoimmune, inflammatory response in your entire body. The adrenal-hypothalamus-pituitary feedback loop regulates the secretion of cortisol. All of your organs and your immunity are impacted negatively by the resulting constant assault of cortisol. Low adrenal function can actually cause someone’s thyroid problem to be much worse than it would be otherwise.