Hormonal Balance and 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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

23 10, 2014

Making Breast Cancer Awareness More Meaningful

October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Breast Cancer Prevention, Cancer prevention|

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There is no debate about the fact that women should be aware of breast cancer since it is approaching epidemic proportions. At the turn of the last century, the incidence of breast cancer was about 1 in every 94 women. It is now 1 in every 8 women. The problem with devoting a month to breast cancer awareness, is that it emphasizes the wrong approach to this problem. Would it not make more sense to promote a different concept and proclaim this month as Breast Cancer Prevention Month. Oh wait a minute, I forgot, they do not [...]

11 08, 2014

Robin Williams: Another Victim of Excess Adrenaline

August 11th, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Wellness|Tags: , , |

It is very frustrating to know that there are thousands of people working in Hollywood who are suffering with problems related to excess adrenaline. This is a hormone that doctors, including psychiatrists, never talk about. Creative people are the one's with the most adrenaline. They suffer for years with adrenaline-induced depression, anxiety, insomnia, alcoholism, drug addiction, rage issues, and so on. They have associated issues with RLS, grinding their teeth, weight gain, IBS, fatigue, and fibromyalgia. How many more deaths will it have to take before creative people become aware that they are dealing with a lifelong problem that often can be [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

5 02, 2014

The Mis-Treatment of Addiction: Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 5th, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: , , , |

Philip Hoffman died of a heroin overdose at the age of 46. For most of his adult life he acknowledged his problem with addiction, and on multiple occasions he entered various rehab programs to help him deal with this illness. It can certainly be postulated that these programs dealing with alcohol and drug abuse failed to help him for one simple reason: they did not approach his problem from the underlying cause of why he needed drugs and alcohol. Of course, not treating the cause of illness is an inherent part of our medical system. It is a system [...]

1 02, 2014

Testosterone: Just How Risky Is It?

February 1st, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Hormone Testing|Tags: |

Two recent studies have indicated that testosterone replacement therapy causes a significant increase in the incidence of heart attacks, death, and strokes. As a result, the FDA is planning to investigate whether there should be concerns about the use of testosterone. Let me start by providing some facts: 1) Nearly 100% of men who have heart attacks have been found to have low testosterone levels. 2) The heart has more testosterone receptor sites than any other part of the body. 3) Studies done at the NIH have demonstrated that men with massive heart attacks go into severe congestive heart [...]

6 05, 2013

Migraines, Pregnancy, and Toxic Drugs

May 6th, 2013|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness|Tags: , , |

Recently, the FDA issued a warning about the use of drugs in the valproate category - which include Depakote, Depacon, and valproic acid - being used to prevent migraine headaches during pregnancy. Their concern is that these drugs can lead to reduced IQ scores in children. Actually, there are much more important concerns that arise from this warning. First of all, these drugs already have a boxed warning about the risk to the fetus of developing birth defects - so these women should never be on these drugs in the first place. The other major concern that is tragically [...]