A tale of ADHD and Fibromyalgia, Verified Patient

A tale of ADHD and Fibromyalgia, Verified Patient

When I opened Dr. Platt's book (The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones), I found all of my life's agonies described on the pages in front of me. What makes me this way and how to fix it, all right there in black and white.

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5 Things You Need Know about Treating Thyroid Symptoms

5 Things You Need Know about Treating Thyroid Symptoms

Thyroid disease can affect anyone — men, women, infants, teenagers and the elderly.

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Dr. Platt Interview with Heather Russell on The Exhaustion Epidemic

Dr. Platt Interview with Heather Russell on The Exhaustion Epidemic

Dr. Platt gives us a fascinating look at adrenaline dominance, an imbalance virtually NO ONE is talking about! This is one talk not to miss!

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Adrenaline...we need it for survival, but is too much killing us?

Adrenaline...we need it for survival, but is too much killing us?

Adrenal fatigue is a diagnosis used mostly in alternative medicine, usually among naturopathic physicians. The diagnosis is based on the theory that the adrenal gland, if underfunctioning, can fail to produce sufficient quantities of cortisol. Treatment often involves prescribing cortisol in addition to addressing diet, timing of eating, and amount of rest. I have two concerns about this diagnosis and its treatment. First, adrenal fatigue may actually be adrenaline dominance, a condition of adrenal overfunctioning rather than underfunctioning. Second, prescribing cortisol for a condition possibly already associated with a high cortisol level may have unintended consequences. Cortisol, if given inappropriately,...

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