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A License to Kill: Prescription Drug Deaths

November 11th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: , , , |

The Los Angeles Times is beginning a series of articles about the large number of people who have died from prescription drugs in the LA area. Their tally did not include drug deaths by suicide, or deaths from drug-related accidents, or from deaths by overdose where people bought prescription drugs on the street.   Right now, prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in this country. Another way of stating this, is that doctors are a major factor in death statistics.   The LA Times article pointed out that the California Medical Review Board has been oblivious to [...]

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder – PMDD

October 30th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: , , , |

[The following is an excerpt from my book  "Adrenaline Dominance", which is now available on Amazon.com or on my website: www.plattwellness.com] _______________________________________________________________ PMDD is a condition that has a tremendous impact on the quality of life of the woman who has it – as well as on the people who surround her. These are the women who for ten days out of the month, no one can live with them. Comparable to the other conditions I have written about, it also falls into the category of  “we don’t know what causes it”. However, when I describe the symptoms, the cause [...]

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

October 25th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Menopause/Andropause, Hormone Testing, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As many of my readers understand, I would like to change healthcare in this country. In order to accomplish this, I feel that it is important that healthcare providers be given an alternative approach to how they practice medicine.  This blog is dedicated to those providers who are frustrated with the present system. The doctor practicing today can no longer afford to ignore bio-identical hormone replacement therapy(BHRT). Many patients are demanding BHRT, and if it is not provided by their health care practitioner, they will seek care elsewhere. Very often, in order to meet this demand, practitioners will attend [...]

Restless Leg Syndrome – revisited

September 17th, 2012|Categories: Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , |

Recently, a study was released indicating that people with RLS have a higher incidence of heart attacks. There was a correlation found especially in those who have had the condition for more than three years. Although the study did not go as far as figuring out the cause of this condition or the relationship to heart problems, it mentioned that there may be increased sympathetic drive since high blood pressure and an elevated pulse rate were associated with it. So my question is, if they have all these facts, why don't they come out and simply say, "RLS is caused [...]

Book review

September 14th, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause, Breast Cancer Prevention, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

A number of readers have asked if I could describe more details about my book. The following is a review written by an excellent compounding pharmacist associated with Reed's Pharmacy in Tuscon, Az. The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones                                                       Michael E. Platt, M.D. This book has it all! From menopause to andropause, children to adults, breast cancer to prostate cancer, and much more. Dr. Platt is a physician who understands the importance of achieving hormone balance in relation to the quality of life, aging, illness, weight management and optimum health. His book is easy to read and filled with [...]

Fatigue – Who Needs It?

June 11th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , |

Fatigue is an extremely common complaint that people have. Obviously, the most logical way to deal with this complaint is to approach it from the underlying cause. There are many reasons for people to have a lack of energy – I will concentrate on the major offenders. Since hormones control every system in the body, it is not surprising that a hormonal imbalance can create fatigue. For example, a deficiency of progesterone, an extremely common occurrence in both men and women, can lead to an over-production of insulin. When insulin rises, blood sugar drops. Insulin peaks between 3-4 PM [...]

Anger – Can it be my hormones?

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

Mention the word “hormones” and it immediately conjures up the image of a woman who is out of sorts.  However, men and women have identical hormones and both sexes are prone to the same hormonal imbalances.  Imbalance of certain hormones can certainly lead to problems with anger issues. There are different types of anger.  What I will be addressing is uncontrollable anger, road-rage anger, unreasonable anger, and short-fuse type anger; the kind of anger causing people to wind-up in “anger management” classes. This kind of anger is strictly related to hormones.  It is the type of anger that never [...]

Adrenaline Series #6

April 17th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adrenaline and Vomiting I get nauseated a lot which prevents me from eating breakfast.  Any suggestions? -S.M. in Rancho Mirage-Dear S.M., Welcome to the world of too much adrenaline.  Adrenaline is a powerful hormone which can have significant effects on the GI tract such as IBS, and it can certainly cause nausea and vomiting. You may have heard of performers who have to vomit before they go on stage.  Many people before giving speeches get nauseated.  There is a condition called cyclical vomiting syndrome in children manifested by protracted vomiting when they get excited, often requiring hospitalization.  Again, the [...]

Adrenaline and Depression

April 16th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This is an extremely important subject that goes way beyond the scope of a weekly blog. However, let me begin with some generalities. There are basically two types of depression – reactive and endogenous.  The former is caused by some event in your life – death, injury, a stroke, etc.  The latter comes from within, where you might be depressed but are not sure why. In general, most cases of endogenous depression are caused by internalization of anger.  Often times, simply removing the cause of the anger will eliminate the depression. An extremely common cause of anger that can be [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

The “Cure” for Diabetes – Are They Kidding?

April 2nd, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As many of you know by now, they are now pushing lap-band surgery as a first-line therapy for type II diabetes.  This is quite a dramatic turn around since it used to be designated as the therapy of last resort. So what are the implications of this new recommendation?  Well, to me it indicates that they are finally admitting that they have nothing to offer diabetics in terms of a cure.  Not only that, they have not been very successful in preventing the complications of diabetes, or relieving them. In spite of what they claim, lap-bands do not "cure" [...]