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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 #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 [...]

The Health Consequences of Too Much Adrenaline

March 22nd, 2012|Categories: Hey Doc|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hey Doc… You have referred to problems related to excess adrenaline in a number of your columns.  Why is this important and what can be done about it?                                                                                                                 -J.T. In Indian Wells- Dear J.T., Adrenaline is an extremely important hormone – it gives people energy and as a neurotransmitter it gives people intelligence.  For people that are “right-brained” (creative), adrenaline enhances their creativity and allows them to be intuitive, have premonitions or déjà-vu experiences – i.e. to have the same powers as clairvoyants and psychics. The most intelligent and successful people in the world – for example the [...]

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 [...]