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Hormonal Balance and Wellness

Hormone Therapy for Men

May 30th, 2019|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy|Tags: , |

In some ways, hormone replacement in men is more important than it is for women. The most important hormone to replace in men is testosterone. It usually peaks around the age of 20, and then starts to decline yearly. Around the ages of 50 to 60 it has often decreased to a level where symptoms become noticeable. The classic changes that occur most often relate to a decrease in libido (loss of interest in sex) and erectile dysfunction. However, there are other aspects to testosterone replacement that men should be aware of. For example, almost 100% of men that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mass Killings: The Elephant in the Room

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness|

I will not belabor the multiple issues blamed for the repeated pre-planned killings throughout this country and the rest of the world. I actually think that there are multiple causes, and the elimination of one or even two causative factors will not eliminate the ultimate tragic results. If guns were eliminated, bombs would be used, water supplies poisoned, or other horrific acts would be foisted on various groups.

The “New” Morning Sickness Pill

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline|Tags: |

Many people probably remember thalidomide which was a popular sleeping pill prescribed for pregnant women starting in the 1940's because it was touted to help with morning sickness. It was eventually removed from the market after it had resulted in thousands of babies being born with skeletal abnormalities such as only having hands  without arms attached to their shoulders (a condition called focomyelia). In 1956, a drug was introduced called Bendectin, and again used for morning sickness. It was a combination of two drugs, doxylamine and pyridoxine. Unfortunately, this drug resulted in many, if not more, of the same side effects [...]

Hormonal Weight Loss

May 26th, 2015|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Weight|Tags: , , , |

Hormones control every system in the body. Therefore, it stands to reason that they would have a strong influence on weight problems. Along these lines, I will discuss a number of hormones with regard to how they influence weight. This topic is important, because if the underlying cause of why the body is producing fat is not dealt with then it will always be a problem. Those people who diet and exercise and still fail to lose weight can be well-assured that they are dealing with a hormone issue. Those people who are successful in losing weight and then [...]

Adrenal Fatigue – Or Is It?

February 25th, 2015|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Adrenal Fatigue|

[The following is another chapter borrowed from my latest book: Adrenaline Dominance] 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 under functioning, 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 over functioning rather than under functioning. Second, prescribing cortisol for a condition possibly already associated with [...]

Making Breast Cancer Awareness More Meaningful

October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Breast Cancer Prevention, Cancer prevention|

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There is no debate about the fact that women should be aware of breast cancer since it is approaching epidemic proportions. At the turn of the last century, the incidence of breast cancer was about 1 in every 94 women. It is now 1 in every 8 women. The problem with devoting a month to breast cancer awareness, is that it emphasizes the wrong approach to this problem. Would it not make more sense to promote a different concept and proclaim this month as Breast Cancer Prevention Month. Oh wait a minute, I forgot, they do not [...]

Robin Williams: Another Victim of Excess Adrenaline

August 11th, 2014|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Excessive Adrenaline, Wellness|Tags: , , |

It is very frustrating to know that there are thousands of people working in Hollywood who are suffering with problems related to excess adrenaline. This is a hormone that doctors, including psychiatrists, never talk about. Creative people are the one's with the most adrenaline. They suffer for years with adrenaline-induced depression, anxiety, insomnia, alcoholism, drug addiction, rage issues, and so on. They have associated issues with RLS, grinding their teeth, weight gain, IBS, fatigue, and fibromyalgia. How many more deaths will it have to take before creative people become aware that they are dealing with a lifelong problem that often can be [...]