ADHD

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, [...]

13 02, 2013

The Over-active Bladder

February 13th, 2013|Categories: Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: , , , , , , |

It never ceases to amaze me that our medical system absolutely refuses to acknowledge that the most logical approach to treating a problem is to treat the cause of the problem. They have been promoting the use of using botulinum toxin ( Botox) to treat migraines, and now they are using it to treat women who have a problem with urinary urgency - i.e. those women who when they have to go, they have to go. Interestingly, both urgency, commonly referred to as an over-active bladder, and migraine headaches, often have the same cause. Readers of my blogs already know [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

6 02, 2012

Hey Doc/ ADHD

February 6th, 2012|Categories: Hey Doc|Tags: , , |

Hey Doc… My 11 y/o son has trouble in school – he has trouble focusing and never opens a book.  He’s quick to anger at times and has trouble sleeping.  The school psychologist says he has ADHD and recommends he see a psychiatrist to get on medication.  Are drugs the only answer?   -C.A. in Cathedral City-  -------------------------------------------------------- Dear C.A., ADHD is probably the most misunderstood condition there is.  It is commonly referred to as a ‘learning’ disorder; in actuality it is an ‘interest’ disorder.  ADHD is all about adrenaline – a hormone that can cause an increase in [...]