Platt Wellness

Treating the Cause of Incontinence

April 18th, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Platt Wellness|

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 [...]

Remarkable Benefits of Progesterone Cream for Men, Women & Babies

April 9th, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, Wellness, Platt Wellness|

Progesterone is truly a universal hormone because it provides benefits to people of both sexes and all ages. It has the remarkable ability to block the three most toxic hormones in the body, namely estradiol, insulin, and adrenaline.  Because of this unique ability, it can transform various health clinics into wellness centers. Because it can help to treat the underlying cause of illness – a concept that is not taught in medical school – people can achieve the dual benefit of getting rid of a condition felt to be incurable, and also getting off of medications that will no [...]

Hormones – Losing Weight – Part II

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Platt Wellness|

If you read my January Blog "Why Can't I Lose Weight" this post is helpful to narrow in on the important role that hormones contribute to weight gain. Hormones control every system in the body, and they certainly have a major influence on how we handle weight. By now you are familiar with perhaps the number one cause of excess weight – namely, excess adrenaline. And, as a reminder, this is the fat that comes on while you are sleeping, or trying to. I am going to talk about another hormonal issue leading to weight gain which is estrogen. [...]

Postpartum depression, the New Drug Allopregnaneolone

March 21st, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Platt Wellness|

There is concern, nowadays, in congress about the high cost of medications. On March 19, the FDA approved a drug being hailed as the first to be approved for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD). The cost for the drug alone is expected to be $20,000-$35,000, and requires the additional cost for hospitalization during its IV administration lasting 60 hours. The primary component of this drug is allopregnaneolone, which is a breakdown product of a hormone called progesterone. When women are pregnant, the placenta pours out progesterone during the second and third trimester. It is a natural antidepressant and is responsible [...]

Progesterone is one of the most important hormones in the body

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Platt Wellness|

16 Benefits of Progesterone It is a hormone that is present in both sexes. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the various roles that progesterone plays. In this regard, it is necessary to differentiate between natural, bio-identical progesterone and synthetic progestogens.  Bio-identical progesterone is identical to the progesterone produced in the body.  Progestogens are synthetic, and are the ones that are found in birth control pills, hormonal IUD's, and drugs like Provera.  Progesterone receptors will not transport progestogens to the nucleus of a cell and thereby they can never duplicate the action [...]

Eliminating Migraine Headaches – A True Story of Karen H.

February 25th, 2019|Categories: Platt Wellness|Tags: |

Excerpt from my book:  The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones” - Chapter FIVE Karen is a fashionable woman in her 50s who came to me to solve a post-menopausal weight problem. Her medical history indicated that she’d suffered from migraine headaches all her life. She was amazed when I told her that the migraines were curable. She’d tried to get help with them, spending a considerable amount of money, but to no avail. Readers who have been tolerating migraines should learn from her example: it’s never too late to defeat an old enemy like migraines, although the earlier you address [...]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

January 29th, 2019|Categories: Excessive Adrenaline, Wellness, Adrenal Fatigue, Weight|

It’s that time of the year again – when we set out to lose that extra weight from the holidays and get back on track. However, simply as a change of pace, perhaps this can be the year to achieve success with a weight loss resolution. I think that part of the problem with regard to shedding pounds is that many people have to contend with two factors that provide negative reinforcement – 1) whatever they are doing is not working; or 2) that they do achieve some weight loss, but as soon as they stop what they are [...]

The Misdiagnosis of Adrenal Fatigue

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Excessive Adrenaline, Adrenal Fatigue|

It is very important when suffering from any condition that it in order to eliminate it you need to treat the cause of it. If you think about it, this statement makes a lot of sense.  As we speak, there are numerous books on the market that are dealing with a condition called adrenal fatigue. The problem is, however, that it is a condition that does not exist. The name itself indicates that the problem is caused by a poorly functioning adrenal gland. But in reality, this is a condition that is caused by an adrenal gland that is [...]

How to Never Get Sleepy in a Car

July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Wellness|

Every once in a while you hear stories about a driver who goes off the road, hits a tree, and kills himself or a passenger. Of course this is a scenario that can play out with a bus driver or train conductor as well. With regard to myself, in the old days there were plenty of times that I found myself having to slap my face while driving trying to keep my eyes open. I was not aware then that slapping my face was not keeping me from falling asleep. Many people are not aware that the brain uses [...]

Hormone Therapy – The Do’s and Don’ts

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness|

Every system in the body is controlled by hormones. As we get older, hormone levels change…and so do we. Manipulating levels of certain hormones can provide a significant change to the quality of life. I would like to provide certain information that might help you wade through the morass of conflicting statements associated with advice about hormones. Questions may arise about the following: Which hormones do I replace? Should they be in the form of pills, creams, injections, troches, or pellets placed under the skin? Should I have a blood test, a saliva test, or a urine test to [...]

Treating Fibromyalgia

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Wellness, Platt Wellness|

May 12th is fibromyalgia awareness day. Surprisingly, fibromyalgia is considered a condition that has no known cause, and a condition that is incurable. It most often comes under the auspices of rheumatologists, even though it is not an inflammatory condition. It is often felt to be an autoimmune disorder - it is not. The makers of Lyrica attribute the pain to be caused by over stimulated nerve endings, which is also incorrect.   So the question arises, how is it that a condition as common and also as devastating as fibromyalgia remains such a mystery to the medical community? Is [...]

Autism: A Revolutionary Approach to Treatment

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Children and Teens|

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Awareness Day is April 2, honored throughout the world.  In recognition of how important awareness of this condition is, I would like to share my own approach to treating children with autism. The incidence of autism is rising, and is now found in one out of every 68 childbirths. Logically, it has become increasingly important to recognize this disorder and explore healthy approaches to treating it. Based on what I have observed about this condition, I strongly suspect that excess adrenaline plays an important role. Adrenaline, as a neurotransmitter in the brain, provides both intelligence as well as [...]