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Excessive Adrenaline

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Adrenaline Series #2

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

Now that you have a very basic understanding of where excess adrenaline comes from, let us start exploring its consequences.  I will start with depression. Depression Please understand this is not a medical textbook that explores all the ramifications and characteristics of the diseases I will be mentioning.  For our purposes, that will not be necessary. Simply put, there are basically two types of depression – endogenous and reactive.  A reactive depression is related to some event that has affected your life – death of a relative, loss of a job, financial problems, health problems in a loved one (including a [...]

Adrenaline Series #1

March 27th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Diabetes, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I plan to present a series of blogs regarding adrenaline – a hormone that I feel is responsible for a tremendous number of medical conditions.  Please feel free to comment one way or the other.  I will begin with: An Introduction to Adrenaline Everyone has heard of adrenaline and many people recognize it as the fight-or-flight hormone.  It can certainly be considered a “survival” hormone, especially in the era of the caveman when it prepared the body to deal with the natural dangers that early man was confronted with. In this regard, it increased energy levels and raised sugar [...]

Telomeres – The Key to Anti-aging

March 19th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

An Alternative to TA-65 There is a lot of research looking at the association of telomere length with aging.  Telomeres are found on the tips of chromosomes and there appears to be a lot of evidence suggesting that those people with shortened telomeres have a higher incidence of heart attacks and cancer. Obviously, a drug that could prevent the shortening of a telomere would excite interest.  However, the drug company that has the patent for this substance has sold the rights to a supplement company to avoid the expense of 5-10 years of FDA required trials costing hundreds of [...]

Incontinence in Women

February 17th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Menopause/Andropause, Excessive Adrenaline, ADHD/ADD, Children and Teens|Tags: , , , , |

There are basically two types of incontinence in women, a condition manifested by unwanted leakage of urine. The 1st type is called stress incontinence.  It is found in women who have lost muscle control around the urethra, and, as a result, experience unwanted urine leakage under stress.  The most common factors creating this problem are the following: coughing, sneezing, laughing in public, and jumping type exercises. It can be found in multiparous women- i.e. women who have had three or more pregnancies - as well as women in the menopause.  It is most often treated with certain medications such [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]