Hashimoto’s and Anxiety

Do you suffer from Hashimoto’s and anxiety? In this video, Dr. Martin Rutherford discusses how anxiety is not a mental disorder, but rather a fear response. He explains that anxiety is a survival mechanism that is not designed to be engaged 24/7, but rather only occasionally. He also talks about how there are many things that can bring our threshold down, such as physiological and lifestyle factors. #anxiety #hashimotos #functionalmedicine #functionalneurology #hpaaxis #fightflightsyndrome #survivalmechanism #lifestylefactors #physiologicalfactors #Shorts

Hashimoto's and anxiety are like this Okay it's my position I practice functional neurology I've Been in functional medicine Practically from the beginning of Functional medicine that anxiety is not A mental disorder it's uh it it a lot Now everybody's talking about the HPA Axis and the over firing of big blood That's great we've been talking about it For like 30 years or whatever it is In the functional neurology world and uh And and it and and basically anxiety is A fear response okay so it's it's Actually a survival response If without getting Crossing Philosophical or spiritual or religious Lines or something like there was a Point in time where we know that that Cavemen for example were out there in The wild and they this was their this Was their brain stem reptile brain Original brain brain stem response was They saw something that was that was a Bear they had the run from it this is The response that developed in in the Fear Center of your brain it's called The fight flight syndrome you're very Familiar with it I'm sure and you're Either going to fight or you're going to Flee and it's so it's a survival Mechanism it's not designed to be Engaged 24 hours a day it's designed to Only be engaged occasionally but

Anxiety there's a lot of things that Bring our threshold down especially in This Society down to where that Threshold is so low for us to set it off And a lot of it's physiological some of Its lifestyle it's just a lot hitting Our brains in a lot Very very consistently or hitting our Physiology very consistently that brings It down