depression

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

28 03, 2012

Adrenaline Series #2

March 28th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , |

Now that you have a very basic understanding of where excess adrenaline comes from, let us start exploring its consequences.  I will start with depression. Depression Please understand this is not a medical textbook that explores all the ramifications and characteristics of the diseases I will be mentioning.  For our purposes, that will not be necessary. Simply put, there are basically two types of depression – endogenous and reactive.  A reactive depression is related to some event that has affected your life – death of a relative, loss of a job, financial problems, health problems in a loved one (including a [...]

21 03, 2012

The Health Consequences of Low Blood Sugar

March 21st, 2012|Categories: Hey Doc|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hey Doc… I find that there are certain times of the day that I can’t keep my eyes open.  Can anything be done?                                                                                                                 -S.L. in Cathedral City- Dear S.L., What you are experiencing is hypoglycemia – a low blood sugar.  Anytime insulin levels go up, blood sugars go down.  Insulin peaks between 3 and 4 PM, when people are in a car, and after eating.  These are the classic times that people will get sleepy. The brain uses more sugar than any other part of the body and the primary fuel that it uses is sugar.  This is [...]