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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 [...]

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, [...]

15 02, 2012

Is It Time To Do Away With Fasting Blood Tests?

February 15th, 2012|Categories: Hormone Testing, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The medical system is very slow to change.  It is well represented by the remark, "This is the way it's done because this is the way it has always been done".  The time-honored approach to doing blood tests is to have them done after a 10 hour fast (or more).  But why are fasting blood tests ordered? The purpose behind doing blood tests is to determine how the patient's body is performing. How the body works from a metabolic standpoint can give the healthcare practitioner a lot of valuable information.  However, when a person fasts, the metabolic system slows [...]

30 01, 2012

Progesterone: A Very Special Hormone/ Medicine is Big Business

January 30th, 2012|Categories: Menopause/Andropause, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Michael E. Platt, M.D. It is surprising how little the medical community knows about progesterone, especially the consequences of a progesterone deficiency. In many cases, these consequences can be prevented with the use of natural progesterone replacement. It is fairly easy to diagnose women with low progesterone levels because these women are the ones who have PMS, severe menstrual cramps, headaches with their periods, and breast tenderness. They will be estrogen-dominant and very often will wind up with complications such as fibroids in the uterus and fibrocystic disease of the breast. A recent article in the British medical journal, [...]

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 [...]