Michael Platt
Migraines, Headaches & Tinnitus

Migraines, Headaches & Tinnitus

People with excess adrenaline often suffer from frequent headaches. Adrenaline can give rise to muscle tension in different areas of the body. When the tension is localized to the neck—not an uncommon place to feel tension—it can cause traction headaches, also known as tension headaches.  One type of traction headache, called occipital neuritis, is often mistaken for a migraine headache because the pain can be severe. However, a migraine is characterized by a pulsating type of pain, while the pain of occipital neuritis is piercing. It arises at the base of the skull on one side or the other and...

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Michael Platt
Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Podcast - Curb Your Adrenaline - Improve Your Health

Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Podcast - Curb Your Adrenaline - Improve Your Health

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, I asked Dr. Michael Platt to come on the show to discuss all things adrenaline. Dr. Platt is a board-certified in Internal Medicine and has nearly four decades of experience working with patients in varied clinical settings from medical groups to eldercare medicine to health research. He’s currently the president of Platt Wellness Center in Rancho Mirage, California, where he specializes in bio-identical hormones, hormone balancing and the causation of illness. We talk about his focus on treating health conditions caused by excess adrenaline, which can include fibromyalgia, autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, anger,...

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Michael Platt
The Platt Protocol for Hormone Balancing – a wellness manual for healthcare practitioners

The Platt Protocol for Hormone Balancing – a wellness manual for healthcare practitioners

The purpose of this manual is to provide a practical approach to managing a variety of medical conditions utilizing bio-identical hormones. It includes recommendations for ordering lab tests and a logical way of interpreting them. It has sample questionnaires and suggests what their answers indicate. And, of course, it recommends how to treat patients – which hormones to use, how they should be administered, and what side effects to watch for.

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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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