ADHD/ADD

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 [...]

13 07, 2014

“Adrenaline Dominance”

July 13th, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Wellness|Tags: , , , |

I am pleased to be able to report that my latest book has just been released. It is appropriately named "Adrenaline Dominance", and it should be of interest to many of the readers of my blogs. I say this because the most commonly viewed blogs have been those about conditions associated with excess adrenaline. These include blogs about ADHD, anger, fibromyalgia, insomnia, RLS, interstitial cystitis, drug and alcohol addiction, hormonal weight issues, road rage, IBS, autism, bipolar disorders, PMDD, and even bed-wetting in children. My new book talks about all these conditions and more. It addresses the reason why people [...]

27 05, 2014

Uncontrollable Rage: The Case of Elliot Rodger

May 27th, 2014|Categories: ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , |

Another mass killing that has people wondering, "How could this have happened?" There will of course be calls for stronger gun control laws. They will be sifting through the details of his troubled life looking for clues as to why he felt compelled to act out in such a violent way. They will be looking for someone to blame, whether it be his parents, or therapists, or whomever. What people fail to realize, is that every episode in this country involving mass shootings has had one glaring similarity. Every one of the shooters has had the same hormone imbalance, namely, [...]

18 02, 2014

Progesterone: The Anti-aging Hormone

February 18th, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

The following is a synopsis of many of the benefits of progesterone, some of which directly contribute to longevity in both sexes. Those benefits that may not promote a longer lifespan can instead lead to a significant improvement in the quality of life. Anti-estrogen Progesterone is best known as the hormone that blocks the detrimental effects of estrogen. In this regard, it helps prevent menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, and PMS in those women who are menstruating. In addition, it eliminates other problems caused by estrogen including asthma and migraine headaches, morning sickness, and, from the standpoint of prolonging life, [...]

19 12, 2012

My Take on Newtown

December 19th, 2012|Categories: Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens|Tags: , , |

I suspect that the final, definitive answer for the Newtown tragedy will not be forthcoming. The only person who might have provided some insight was the mother. Unfortunately, she was the first one who was killed. So what I will be proposing is pure conjecture, based not on fact, but on my understanding of what has been reported about the gunman. Let me start with the fact that he evidently had some type of mental disturbance; the words autism and Asberger's have been quoted. A baby sitter from years ago mentioned he was on some type of psychoactive drugs, [...]

25 10, 2012

“The Platt Protocol for Hormone Balancing” – a wellness manual for healthcare practitioners

October 25th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Menopause/Andropause, Hormone Testing, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As many of my readers understand, I would like to change healthcare in this country. In order to accomplish this, I feel that it is important that healthcare providers be given an alternative approach to how they practice medicine.  This blog is dedicated to those providers who are frustrated with the present system. The doctor practicing today can no longer afford to ignore bio-identical hormone replacement therapy(BHRT). Many patients are demanding BHRT, and if it is not provided by their health care practitioner, they will seek care elsewhere. Very often, in order to meet this demand, practitioners will attend [...]

17 09, 2012

Restless Leg Syndrome – revisited

September 17th, 2012|Categories: Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , |

Recently, a study was released indicating that people with RLS have a higher incidence of heart attacks. There was a correlation found especially in those who have had the condition for more than three years. Although the study did not go as far as figuring out the cause of this condition or the relationship to heart problems, it mentioned that there may be increased sympathetic drive since high blood pressure and an elevated pulse rate were associated with it. So my question is, if they have all these facts, why don't they come out and simply say, "RLS is caused [...]

14 09, 2012

Book review

September 14th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

A number of readers have asked if I could describe more details about my book. The following is a review written by an excellent compounding pharmacist associated with Reed's Pharmacy in Tuscon, Az. The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones                                                       Michael E. Platt, M.D. This book has it all! From menopause to andropause, children to adults, breast cancer to prostate cancer, and much more. Dr. Platt is a physician who understands the importance of achieving hormone balance in relation to the quality of life, aging, illness, weight management and optimum health. His book is easy to read and filled with [...]

11 06, 2012

Fatigue – Who Needs It?

June 11th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , |

Fatigue is an extremely common complaint that people have. Obviously, the most logical way to deal with this complaint is to approach it from the underlying cause. There are many reasons for people to have a lack of energy – I will concentrate on the major offenders. Since hormones control every system in the body, it is not surprising that a hormonal imbalance can create fatigue. For example, a deficiency of progesterone, an extremely common occurrence in both men and women, can lead to an over-production of insulin. When insulin rises, blood sugar drops. Insulin peaks between 3-4 PM [...]

28 05, 2012

Anger – Can it be my hormones?

May 28th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mention the word “hormones” and it immediately conjures up the image of a woman who is out of sorts.  However, men and women have identical hormones and both sexes are prone to the same hormonal imbalances.  Imbalance of certain hormones can certainly lead to problems with anger issues. There are different types of anger.  What I will be addressing is uncontrollable anger, road-rage anger, unreasonable anger, and short-fuse type anger; the kind of anger causing people to wind-up in “anger management” classes. This kind of anger is strictly related to hormones.  It is the type of anger that never [...]

17 04, 2012

Adrenaline Series #6

April 17th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adrenaline and Vomiting I get nauseated a lot which prevents me from eating breakfast.  Any suggestions? -S.M. in Rancho Mirage-Dear S.M., Welcome to the world of too much adrenaline.  Adrenaline is a powerful hormone which can have significant effects on the GI tract such as IBS, and it can certainly cause nausea and vomiting. You may have heard of performers who have to vomit before they go on stage.  Many people before giving speeches get nauseated.  There is a condition called cyclical vomiting syndrome in children manifested by protracted vomiting when they get excited, often requiring hospitalization.  Again, the [...]

16 04, 2012

Adrenaline and Depression

April 16th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This is an extremely important subject that goes way beyond the scope of a weekly blog. However, let me begin with some generalities. There are basically two types of depression – reactive and endogenous.  The former is caused by some event in your life – death, injury, a stroke, etc.  The latter comes from within, where you might be depressed but are not sure why. In general, most cases of endogenous depression are caused by internalization of anger.  Often times, simply removing the cause of the anger will eliminate the depression. An extremely common cause of anger that can be [...]