Wellness

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 [...]

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 [...]

7 09, 2014

Healthcare in the US: It Is Time To Vent

September 7th, 2014|Categories: Wellness|Tags: , |

I spoke with a 74 year old man last week who had classic symptoms of multi-infarct dementia, a condition previously referred to as senility. He was on a drug called Losarten for a mild elevation in his blood pressure. He had visited his MD shortly before I spoke to him who added Lipitor to his regimen, because of a cholesterol level above 200. The treatment he is receiving from his doctor is certainly within the standard of care guidelines mandated by state medical boards, and represents the kind of care a patient should expect from most doctors. However, I would look at [...]

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 [...]

12 05, 2014

Sterling: A Rush to Judgment?

May 12th, 2014|Categories: Wellness|Tags: |

This blog is not about wellness, it is just that I had a need to vent. I am not excusing what Donald Sterling said on the recording. In actuality, I believe that he was manipulated into making certain racially divisive statements. I believe that the recording was made to get back at Shelly Sterling who was suing the woman who recorded it. But I have a hard time believing that a person who is a true racist would be dating a gal for a number of years who is half black and half hispanic. Shelly Sterling said in an [...]

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, [...]

3 05, 2013

Primary Care Doctors: An Endangered Species

May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Wellness|Tags: , , |

At dinner tonight, my wife asked me how I saw the future of medicine. Her concern surrounds the anticipated doctor shortage brought on by a combination of a growing population along with an increased  disenchantment felt by doctors. The prospect of doctors opting out of primary care is one of the anticipated results caused by the trickle-down effect of ObamaCare. My wife feels that computers will take over patient care. She may not be wrong when you consider that statistically, when a doctor walks into the treatment room to see their patient, within 18 seconds they knows what drug [...]

29 03, 2013

“Curing” Cancer With Statistics

March 29th, 2013|Categories: Wellness|Tags: , |

I was listening to an ad on television paid for by the American Cancer Society (ACS). In an obvious attempt to solicit funds and give viewers the idea that the ACS is actually doing something, they announced that 50% of people with cancer have been cured. Please keep in mind that the ACS supports traditional medicine, and is against alternative approaches to treating cancer. So how can treatments that involve chemotherapy or radiation therapy that kill all types of cells indiscriminately, be actually curing anything? How can chemotherapy be effective for treating cancer if only 3% of oncologist would [...]

19 01, 2013

Thoughts on the Flu

January 19th, 2013|Categories: Wellness|

Just a few words about the purported "flu epidemic". I am not sure when people will finally realize that flu shots do not prevent the flu. Most people are very much aware that these shots can provide side effects that are similar to symptoms of the flu. The CDC appears to be closely connected to the drug companies who sell the vaccines, and I suspect that they somehow benefit financially. How else can one explain their hyperinflated statistics and dire warnings. I get aggravated by the media who participate in this yearly scam to encourage people to get flu [...]

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 [...]