Children and Teens

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

9 04, 2012

Adrenaline Series #4

April 9th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Menopause/Andropause, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Adrenaline and Weight When it comes to adrenaline, the effect it has on weight may cause it to go in either direction.  This hormone can increase metabolism and give a person an increase in energy which can promote the burning of fat.  Children diagnosed with ADHD that are hyperactive are usually on the thin side.  Later on, in high school and college, they are often involved in sports and again, do not have weight issues.  Professional athletes have excess adrenaline as do people designated as workaholics and Type A personalities.  These groups will generally not have weight issues. However, [...]

17 02, 2012

Incontinence in Women

February 17th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Menopause/Andropause, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens|Tags: , , , , |

There are basically two types of incontinence in women, a condition manifested by unwanted leakage of urine. The 1st type is called stress incontinence.  It is found in women who have lost muscle control around the urethra, and, as a result, experience unwanted urine leakage under stress.  The most common factors creating this problem are the following: coughing, sneezing, laughing in public, and jumping type exercises. It can be found in multiparous women- i.e. women who have had three or more pregnancies - as well as women in the menopause.  It is most often treated with certain medications such [...]

6 02, 2012

Children and Hormones

February 6th, 2012|Categories: Children and Teens|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every system in the body, at every age, is controlled by hormones. So why is it that hormonal problems in children and teenagers are ignored? Of course, the same question can be asked about hormonal issues in adults. Part of the explanation lies in the fact that doctors are given relatively little knowledge about hormones during their training. Much of what they do learn is based on studies done by drug companies. As a result, if a person has a problem at any age, most likely they will wind up on a synthetic medication rather than treating the underlying cause [...]