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Hashimoto's and Ulcerative Colitis and Human Design


I received a question on an Instagram post regarding the Sacral Center and health. Instagram is good for short-form responses, but health, nutrition, and human design are never short-form! Generalizations are not ideal when it comes to making change, so I wanted to provide a longer response here regarding the question. I hope you find it helpful!

Instagram Question

"You’re the perfect person to run my hypotheses by! I’m a sacral manifesting generator and have only 3 centers defined: throat, sacral, and spleen. Everything else is undefined or open. I’ve developed two autoimmune diseases: Hashimoto's (throat) and Ulcerative Colitis (sacral). What are your thoughts? Have you noticed a similar pattern among your patients and clients?"

My Response

I have talked to quite a few manifestors and manifesting generators who experience either hypothyroid or Hashimoto's disease, and I think it is connected to misalignment in the throat center. The energetic cause of the misalignment depends on the individual’s chart, such as which gates and channels are defined in the throat and where those channels connect to. The Root Center also has a big role here because it's linked to the Adrenals glands, and adrenal function impacts thyroid health.

To assess health, I look at much more than Centers but I can give some general insight based on the little bit you’ve told me. Here are a few things that come to mind:

  • With only 3 centers defined, you have a lot of openness and there can be a tendency to live in that openness rather than staying grounded in your definition, and that causes not-self conditioning. Being in the not-self as a manifesting generator, regardless of the cause, can trigger frustration and anger, which sets off a stress response in the body. The stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline cause inflammation. Both stress and inflammation are major factors in both Hashimoto's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

  • Another way your human design chart can generate stress is via your undefined Root Center. It's prone to amplified stress and feels under pressure to get stuff done. It can feel like the never-ending to-do list. Stress causes the adrenal glands to release cortisol and adrenaline, and when they're released too often, this negatively impacts thyroid function and gut health in several major ways.

  • An example is with the undefined Solar Plexus and amplified emotions. Stressful emotions, such as anxiety, fear, frustration, anger, can activate the body’s stress response, which triggers a release of cortisol and adrenaline.

  • Stress destroys the gut microbiome, and ulcerative colitis is really exacerbated by stress levels. Also, keep in mind, stress on the body can be emotional and mental stress, but toxins also increase stress & inflammation, and will make whatever imbalances a person has a lot more pronounced. Toxins usually play a role in triggering autoimmune conditions.

  • If you have difficulty expressing emotions or the expression frequently comes out as yelling, which I see quite often in people with an undefined Solar Plexus, this places pressure on the throat chakra and will negatively impact thyroid health.

  • For Sacral Center support, based on what you told me, you likely have gate 34, which is the busiest energy in the human design chart. The question is, what are you busy doing? Are you allowing this energy to get caught up in the pressure from the Root Center to continuously work on tasks? Ideally, you are using gate 34’s powerful energy doing things that light you up rather than being busy just for the sake of being busy.

I recommend looking at daily stress management, emotional health, and using your Response to guide you to what lights you up. Follow your gut feelings!

I would want an individual consultation with you to identify other factors possibly contributing to the autoimmune conditions. Autoimmune disease is typically a trilogy of gut dysbiosis, environmental toxins, and genetics. The good news is, they can be reversed!

I hope this gives you a solid place to start exploring the connection between your human design energetics and your health. Thanks for asking the question!

Much love,



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