Adrenaline

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

8 02, 2012

ADD/ADHD – A Newer Perspective

February 8th, 2012|Categories: ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the years I have treated many patients with ADHD. You may be aware that I have a different take on this condition, which I feel has been largely misunderstood by the medical community. It is often designated as a learning disorder, giving rise to the need for special classes and, unfortunately, toxic medications. However, it is my feeling that ADHD is not a learning disorder. Instead, I feel, it is an interest disorder. I suspect that this condition is all about adrenaline - a hormone that gives people energy, and a neurotransmitter that gives people intelligence and enhances [...]

29 01, 2012

Hormonal Balance Is Important For Both Sexes!

January 29th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every system in the body, at any age, is controlled by hormones. Accordingly, at any age, hormones can be out of balance and this factor can give rise to certain symptoms, or,moreseriously, certain conditions. In spite of their importance to our health, doctors receive relatively little information about hormones during their training. Instead, emphasis is placed on using prescription drugs to treat the symptoms of disease rather than getting hormones into balance to eliminate the problem. To demonstrate how pervasive hormonal imbalance is, two columns will be presented. One will represent the symptoms that can occur, and the next [...]