Diabetes

1 01, 2015

Neuropathy: Who Needs It?

January 1st, 2015|Categories: Diabetes, Neuropathy|

It does not matter whether you want to call it diabetic neuropathy or idiopathic neuropathy, they both share the same cause. The term 'idiopathic' actually refers to conditions that have no known cause, a distinction that can be applied to many medical conditions. However, diabetes, in and of itself, does not cause diabetic neuropathy - rather it is associated with diabetes. People with neuropathy in  the feet usually complain of a burning or a tingling sensation, or severe pain when walking. Even though there are millions of people in this country that are afflicted with this, at present, there [...]

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 [...]

24 04, 2012

Vitamin D3 Toxicity?

April 24th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormone Testing, Breast Cancer Prevention, Diabetes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 The Making of a New Urban Legend There are many urban legends in medicine that actually have no basis in fact.  But once they become ingrained in medical lore, few doctors will question whether they are accurate. Examples of what I feel are urban legends include the following: 1) the lowering of cholesterol prevents heart attacks, 2) flu shots prevent the flu, 3) vitamins and other supplements will only result in expensive urine, 4) natural progesterone does not have to be replaced after women have had a hysterectomy, and 6) blood tests should be done in a fasting state [...]

9 04, 2012

Adrenaline Series #3 – Bipolar Disorder

April 9th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Understanding how the over-production of adrenaline can effect the body provides a clear insight into the condition referred to as ‘bipolar disorder’; the older term, ‘manic/depressive disorder, was perhaps more aptly named. People with this condition go from periods of extreme restlessness and/or hyperactivity to periods of extreme depression.  They often exhibit rapid speech in the hypomanic-phase, which is referred to as word salad.  Another characteristic of this condition is “flight-of-ideas”, which correlates to excess adrenaline in the brain.  When this output of adrenaline, the anger hormone, is internalized, it can lead to depression.  Subsequently, the adrenaline can cause [...]

2 04, 2012

The “Cure” for Diabetes – Are They Kidding?

April 2nd, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As many of you know by now, they are now pushing lap-band surgery as a first-line therapy for type II diabetes.  This is quite a dramatic turn around since it used to be designated as the therapy of last resort. So what are the implications of this new recommendation?  Well, to me it indicates that they are finally admitting that they have nothing to offer diabetics in terms of a cure.  Not only that, they have not been very successful in preventing the complications of diabetes, or relieving them. In spite of what they claim, lap-bands do not "cure" [...]

27 03, 2012

Adrenaline Series #1

March 27th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I plan to present a series of blogs regarding adrenaline – a hormone that I feel is responsible for a tremendous number of medical conditions.  Please feel free to comment one way or the other.  I will begin with: An Introduction to Adrenaline Everyone has heard of adrenaline and many people recognize it as the fight-or-flight hormone.  It can certainly be considered a “survival” hormone, especially in the era of the caveman when it prepared the body to deal with the natural dangers that early man was confronted with. In this regard, it increased energy levels and raised sugar [...]

15 02, 2012

Is It Time To Do Away With Fasting Blood Tests?

February 15th, 2012|Categories: Hormone Testing, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The medical system is very slow to change.  It is well represented by the remark, "This is the way it's done because this is the way it has always been done".  The time-honored approach to doing blood tests is to have them done after a 10 hour fast (or more).  But why are fasting blood tests ordered? The purpose behind doing blood tests is to determine how the patient's body is performing. How the body works from a metabolic standpoint can give the healthcare practitioner a lot of valuable information.  However, when a person fasts, the metabolic system slows [...]