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-
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 CEO’s of most corporations – can thank adrenaline for their positions. Professional athletes and most doctors and lawyers have extra adrenaline.
However, excess adrenaline can create multiple health problems that are rarely recognized as related to hyperadrenalism. For example, people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or toss and turn at night or who have restless leg syndrome – are all problems most likely attributable to adrenaline.
In addition, adrenaline is known as the fight-or-flight hormone. This means people can be quick to anger, have short fuses, experience road rage and wind up in anger management classes. Very often excess anger leads to the need to drink too much or use drugs or smoke excessively, just to “chill out”. It is probably safe to say that the majority of people in AA have excess adrenaline.
ADHD is always related to excess adrenaline. This includes the creative-type ADHD which is not associated with hyperactivity. However, they are hyperactive in the brain. When adrenaline excess is chaotic, ADHD can go into a bipolar disorder.
Other conditions intimately associated with hyperadrenalism include fibromyalgia, IBS, and chronic interstitial cystitis. Internalization of anger from excess adrenaline is probably the most common cause of depression. It can also be a cause for inability to lose weight and for elevated blood pressure.
The positive aspect to excess adrenaline is that it is easy to treat. Interestingly, it is almost always related to the fact that the brain is not getting enough sugar – either through faulty nutrition or from too much insulin, or from other hormones ‘out of balance’.
I specialize in reducing adrenaline levels through the use of natural hormones plus using the correct nutritional approach. If you are interested, more information about hormones can be obtained from my book, “The Miracle of Bio-identical Hormones”.
I have also written a book called “Adrenaline Dominance” that is definitive book that deals with excess adrenaline. Aside from providing the brain with the correct fuel, such as green vegetables and coconut oil, the other missing ingredient to reducing adrenaline is the correct amount and dosage of progesterone cream. The book is available at Amazon.com or on my website.
On my website: http://www.plattwellness.com as well as on Amazon you can also order Platt Pro 5%, an all-natural pharmaceutical grade of progesterone cream that provides 50 mg per pump. It is the strongest progesterone cream that is available without a prescription. You will be able to download a protocol for its use as well as an information sheet on progesterone.
“Hey Doc” is a weekly series of questions & answers pertaining to common medical issues. It was published in the Palm Springs area, as well as the Beverly Hills Courier, not too long ago. The answers are strictly my beliefs and are intended to inform the reader of possible alternative approaches. All questions regarding your health should be discussed with your own physician. ~Michael E. Platt M.D.