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excess adrenaline

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 [...]

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 #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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]