Platt Wellness

30 05, 2017

Hormone Therapy – The Do’s and Don’ts

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness|

Every system in the body is controlled by hormones. As we get older, hormone levels change…and so do we. Manipulating levels of certain hormones can provide a significant change to the quality of life. I would like to provide certain information that might help you wade through the morass of conflicting statements associated with advice about hormones. Questions may arise about the following: Which hormones do I replace? Should they be in the form of pills, creams, injections, troches, or pellets placed under the skin? Should I have a blood test, a saliva test, or a urine test to [...]

9 05, 2017

Treating Fibromyalgia

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Wellness, Platt Wellness|

May 12th is fibromyalgia awareness day. Surprisingly, fibromyalgia is considered a condition that has no known cause, and a condition that is incurable. It most often comes under the auspices of rheumatologists, even though it is not an inflammatory condition. It is often felt to be an autoimmune disorder - it is not. The makers of Lyrica attribute the pain to be caused by over stimulated nerve endings, which is also incorrect.   So the question arises, how is it that a condition as common and also as devastating as fibromyalgia remains such a mystery to the medical community? Is [...]

24 04, 2017

Autism: A Revolutionary Approach to Treatment

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Children and Teens|

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Awareness Day is April 2, honored throughout the world.  In recognition of how important awareness of this condition is, I would like to share my own approach to treating children with autism. The incidence of autism is rising, and is now found in one out of every 68 childbirths. Logically, it has become increasingly important to recognize this disorder and explore healthy approaches to treating it. Based on what I have observed about this condition, I strongly suspect that excess adrenaline plays an important role. Adrenaline, as a neurotransmitter in the brain, provides both intelligence as well as [...]

24 04, 2017

Treating ADHD

April 24th, 2017|Categories: ADHD/ADD|

I have just finished reading several articles in some psychiatric journals that were discussing the treatment of ADHD in children as well as adults.  Not surprisingly, they concluded that the only treatment consisted of the use of psychoactive drugs – stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderal, or antidepressants. When it came to a non-pharmacologic approach, their conclusion was that there have been no studies supporting this idea. Of course the idea that psychiatrists would only consider the use of psychotrophic drugs fits comfortably with the fact that psychiatrists no longer practice psychiatry. Instead, their profession has been converted into [...]

8 12, 2016

Rachael Ray – What Happened?

December 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Excessive Adrenaline, Weight|

Many people are aware that Rachael Ray has been struggling with weight and other health issues. She is best known as a celebrity chef and daytime talk show host. She is 48 years old and is having symptoms suggestive of the onset of menopause. Evidently she has gone to numerous doctors seeking relief of her issues. These issues include, in addition to excess weight, night sweats and migraines. In reality, Rachael Ray is a classic example of what is wrong with our medical system. I do not know this woman, but I have had many patients with her identical [...]

11 11, 2016

The Healthcare Dilemma

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Wellness|

We have a new president elect who has promised to make America great again. Not an easy task when it involves undoing eight years of policies that have had the tendency to undo our prior leadership in the global community. He has committed himself to making the undoing of The Affordable Care Act (i.e. ObamaCare) one of his first priorities. Certainly a daunting task when you think about it because you have millions of people receiving health insurance who have pre-existing medical conditions who would be considered uninsurable without it. And there are millions of people with low incomes [...]

26 08, 2016

Thoughts on Adrenaline

August 26th, 2016|Categories: Platt Wellness|

Few people appreciate the influence that adrenaline has on both our health as well as what we hear on the news. Now that the Olympics is over, it would seem the proper time to point out that every Olympic athlete relied on adrenaline to provide a peak performance. Michael Phelps owes every medal he has ever won on the presence of excess adrenaline. It also caused his ADHD diagnosed around the age of 12, and also the publicity he has endured about DUI’s and his use of pot. Simone Biles awe-inspiring gymnastic excellence can also be attributable in a [...]

23 06, 2016

Mass Killings: The Elephant in the Room

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness|

I will not belabor the multiple issues blamed for the repeated pre-planned killings throughout this country and the rest of the world. I actually think that there are multiple causes, and the elimination of one or even two causative factors will not eliminate the ultimate tragic results. If guns were eliminated, bombs would be used, water supplies poisoned, or other horrific acts would be foisted on various groups.

13 10, 2015

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS – REVISITED

October 13th, 2015|Categories: Breast Cancer Prevention, Cancer prevention|Tags: , , |

[I published this post one year ago in deference to October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since nothing has changed, I feel the message is important enough to bear repeating. The unfortunate situation is that all things pink, including ribbons, has come to symbolize a complete lack of interest in achieving a better approach to breast cancer. The Susan Komen foundation is a farce, and the hundreds of millions of dollars her organization has received has done absolutely nothing to improve women's ability to deal with breast cancer.] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There is no debate about [...]

12 08, 2015

The “New” Morning Sickness Pill

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: |

Many people probably remember thalidomide which was a popular sleeping pill prescribed for pregnant women starting in the 1940's because it was touted to help with morning sickness. It was eventually removed from the market after it had resulted in thousands of babies being born with skeletal abnormalities such as only having hands  without arms attached to their shoulders (a condition called focomyelia). In 1956, a drug was introduced called Bendectin, and again used for morning sickness. It was a combination of two drugs, doxylamine and pyridoxine. Unfortunately, this drug resulted in many, if not more, of the same side effects [...]

26 05, 2015

Hormonal Weight Loss

May 26th, 2015|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Weight|Tags: , , , |

Hormones control every system in the body. Therefore, it stands to reason that they would have a strong influence on weight problems. Along these lines, I will discuss a number of hormones with regard to how they influence weight. This topic is important, because if the underlying cause of why the body is producing fat is not dealt with then it will always be a problem. Those people who diet and exercise and still fail to lose weight can be well-assured that they are dealing with a hormone issue. Those people who are successful in losing weight and then [...]

25 02, 2015

Adrenal Fatigue – Or Is It?

February 25th, 2015|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Adrenal Fatigue|

[The following is another chapter borrowed from my latest book: Adrenaline Dominance] Adrenal fatigue is a diagnosis used mostly in alternative medicine, usually among naturopathic physicians. The diagnosis is based on the theory that the adrenal gland, if under functioning, can fail to produce sufficient quantities of cortisol. Treatment often involves prescribing cortisol in addition to addressing diet, timing of eating, and amount of rest. I have two concerns about this diagnosis and its treatment. First, adrenal fatigue may actually be adrenaline dominance, a condition of adrenal over functioning rather than under functioning. Second, prescribing cortisol for a condition possibly already associated with [...]