Pituitary Type Profile
- Physical Water retention. Forehead larger than cheekbones. Can focus intently and drive the body to exhaustion.
- Emotional Driven, perhaps obsessive, fixated and inflexible behavior. Prone to addiction, bipolar and seasonal depression.
- Social Charismatic natural leader, with periods of withdrawal or dependence. Loves socializing and attention of others.
- Mental Communicative intelligence. Focus on communicating ideas, leadership and organization. Vacillates between powerful memory and forgetfulness.
Pituitary Type Health Risks
Under prolonged stress may experience:
- Obessive-Compulsive behavior
- Bipolar behavior
- Addiction to drugs, foods, sex, people
- Severe edema
Often recessive liver function, leading to:
- Low bile salts
- Toxic liver
- Gallbladder disease
And often recessive pineal function, leading to:
- Seasonal depression
- Poor self-awareness
- Resistance to change
May get caught in bipolar cycles of manic and addictive behavior, then crash into depression and lethargy. Results depend on the type of addiction.
Typical Pituitary Type Therapies
Supplements: B-complex, potasium, 5-HTP, lithium and/or glutamine
Glandulars: usually liver, pineal and melatonin
Exercise: moderate stress-relieving exercise and outdoor activity
Pituitary Gland Hormones
The anterior (front) pituitary is the master gland that produces the “tropic” hormones, which control the five target glands. The posterior pituitary (back) releases hormones most relevant to the pituitary type.
- Vasopressin influences water retention, memory, focusing, attention, social dominance, and encourages male mating and paternal behavior.
- Oxytocin is involved in childbirth and nursing, and is linked to forgetfulness, social affiliation, pair bonding, possessiveness, female mating and maternal behavior.
- Acetlycholine speeds up thinking, but relates to OCD.
- Endorphins promote feelings of elation.