with Claire Snowdon-Darling

I like to say that the adrenal glands where we make our cortisol (I call them the diva of the endocrine system) and if they're taking up all of the attenton, the thyroiod's busily trying to do its job and it can't, and so it's just like it's trying to do all this work in the background but no one's listening to it. The endocrine is only paying attention to the adrenals that are shouting at us and they get pretty tired doing that too. But the thyroid then is doing all this work in the background and it's like it's being completely ignored and ultimately it's then not able to function properly.

That's my very simplistic way of describing the endocrine.

And so often people are focusing on thyroid when actually they need to be focusing on stress.