Hormones are a very important process in the body that controls many different body systems. From regulating growth, to your sex drive, a balanced hormonal system makes you feel fantastic, while an imbalanced system can make you feel terrible.
In this episode with Dr. Michael Platt, we will be discussing a major hormone adrenaline and what we can do to balance it in the body.
What To Expect From This Episode
- [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
- [3:00] Who is Dr. Michael Platt and what got him interested in hormones
- [4:45] Our current medical system doesn't take the time to learn about patients, physicians only spend a couple minutes with each patient
- [5:45] Is the role of progesterone the same in males and females
- [7:45] What is the purpose of adrenaline if we aren't in life or death situations as much as our ancestors were
- [8:30] If people release a lot of adrenaline to raise blood sugar, then is the body releasing a lot of insulin to reduce blood sugar
- [9:15] What causes the body to release adrenaline
- [10:15] Our brains are receiving way more inputs than any other time in history, would this require more glucose
- [12:30] Is adrenaline the same as cortisol
- [17:15] What can we do to minimize the impact of adrenaline on the body
- [21:00] Are there specific parts of the body to put the progesterone cream on
- [23:45] Does progesterone cream have to be prescribed by a physician
- [24:45] Is there any downside to using progesterone cream and can it impact other hormones
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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)
[00:00:14] Bryan Carroll: hormones. We've all got them, but sometimes it feels like our hormones kick in and just control everything that we do. Now there's a lot of different things. I can really influence our hormones and how we feel, but luckily there are ways that we can minimize that impact more and normalize our hormones.
[00:00:34] So we don't have so many ups and downs. And that's what we'll be talking about in this episode today. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today I have Dr. Michael Platt on the show to teach us all about some important hormones and how to balance them out.
[00:00:54] Sometimes certain hormones like estrogen might get out of whack. And so we need to figure out how to get those more under. Now, one of the specific hormones at Dr. Michael Platt talks about a lot is adrenaline, and it's an impact on the body. And he goes into how progesterone can be a good balancer to those types of hormones in the body as well.
[00:01:17] So, Dr. Michael Platt is board certified in internal medicine and president of plat wellness center. And one of the most well-known specialists in natural hormone replacement successfully treating thousands of patients all over the. He's also a renowned author with his books, adrenaline dominance, and the miracle, a bio identical hormones.
[00:01:37] And since 1977, he has become a leader in the research and advancement the therapeutic use of progesterone cream, as well as other bio identical hormones. Now, before we dive into this episode, I'm sure you know, by now, but one of my favorite electrolytes that I use every single day is element L M N. And right now, they just got in there grapefruit flavor, which is only available during the summer until the supplies are gone.
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[00:02:41] Michael Platt. Thank you, Dr. Michael, for coming onto the show.
[00:02:45] Dr. Michael Platt: Glad to be here.
[00:02:47] Bryan Carroll: I'm very excited to chat with you because we're going to be talking about adrenaline and its impact on the human body. But before we dive into that, let's learn a little bit more about your background and what got you into all, all of this.
[00:02:59] Dr. Michael Platt: Well I've been board certified in internal medicine and what got me into this was actually a. My mother died at the age of 61 at breast cancer. And right after she died, I realized that I had inherited her hormones. You know, what most people do not realize is that men and women had the identical hormones.
[00:03:20] And because she died of breast cancer, I knew she was low in progesterone and she had a little shade of belly. She was thin everywhere else. And the only thing that'll do that is too much insulin. So I knew she had too much insulin and too little progesterone and any anyway, so, and at that time I used to have to slap my face when I was driving, trying to keep an eyes open.
[00:03:41] So I knew I, you know, and that again is insulin. And so I started using projections. And and all of a sudden I never got sleepy in a car anymore. And that got me really interested in hormones. So I learned as much as I could. And. And devoted my practice to, to to, to hormone therapy. And, you know, I I've written a number of books, but when people read my books, they'll notice that there are no references in my books to other articles or other books, because everything I learned, I learned from my patients and because I had the luxury of sitting down and talking to each patient about two hours and you really learn about.
[00:04:22] You know how the body operates, but Andy and I was taught in medical school that 90% of a diagnosis is sitting down talking to a patient. So anyway, so I that's how I got interested in hormones.
[00:04:37] Bryan Carroll: Yeah. It's pretty amazing that you spend that much time with patients because a lot of the medical model, you only get like six to 10 minutes with a patient.
[00:04:44] And it's really hard to learn a whole lot about that person in that amount of.
[00:04:50] Dr. Michael Platt: Actually you learn nothing. Well it's just you know, doctors are not, they're not trained to treat the cause of illness. They're trained to give out band-aids and they get no training in hormones, even though hormones control everything in the body is controlled by hormones and doctors get no training in it or very, very little so.
[00:05:11] And this is why we have so many sick people in this country. You know, the United States is on the bottom of list of healthcare, of all civilized countries. We have the highest incidents of everything, diabetes strokes, cancer, obesity, heart disease, you name it. We're number one.
[00:05:27] Bryan Carroll: Yeah. You would think a country of our size and power we'd be really focused on health, but we definitely aren't.
[00:05:34] So you brought up a couple of the hormones you talked about progesterone for instance, is. The role of progesterone in a man. Is it the same as what it is in a woman? Or is there any differences with. Well,
[00:05:47] Dr. Michael Platt: almost the same. You know what, a lot of people don't realize that at one time in their lives, men will have more estrogen than women have.
[00:05:55] This is, this is when they go through the Andrew pause and, you know, and estrogen caused the six different cancers in women. So, you know, it's up to no good and men also, and that's where prostate cancer comes from. And men stop making progesterone around the atrium. And, you know, and progestin also blocks insulin and, and people will notice, you know, that once they start using a possessor, they won't get sleepy in the afternoon or sleepy after eating, when insulin peaks or asleep, when they're driving, you know, a lot of, you know, not, but there are a number of people that fall asleep when they're driving and they go off the road, hit a tree and kill themselves.
[00:06:32] So, and yeah, so the But men also have a lot of adrenaline and, and, you know, possessional box adrenaline is so, so possession is very, very it's a, it's a second, most important hormone may be the first it man.
[00:06:48] Bryan Carroll: That's interesting. So you would say even more so than testosterone.
[00:06:53] Dr. Michael Platt: Oh, well, if they're both equally important The end yet, most doctors and most people think that projectional is a woman's hormone.
[00:07:03] They don't realize that men and women have the same hormone. I mean, that's, and that, that's a shame
[00:07:08] Bryan Carroll: actually. Yeah. So let's dive into more about adrenaline. I know that's one of your big focuses and you're very fascinated by adrenaline. I don't know if that many people running away from large cats or anything like that anymore.
[00:07:22] What is the purpose of adrenaline nowadays? And what's it doing to our bodies?
[00:07:28] Dr. Michael Platt: Very good question. You know, adrenaline is thought of as what they call it, the fight or flight hormone. And when people are in danger, the body just pours out adrenaline. Danger is a very rare reason why the body releases adrenaline.
[00:07:44] The main function of adrenaline is actually to raise sugar levels for the brain. Most people do not realize that the brain uses more sugar per weight than any other tissue in the body. And anytime the body detects that the brain is low in sugar, it puts out adrenaline to raise sugar levels and, you know, adrenaline peaks actually at two 30 in the morning, he goes to the brain runs out of fuel.
[00:08:09] And and we'll talk about that because it has a very strong relationship to excess weight.
[00:08:17] Bryan Carroll: Yeah. Interesting. So if people are releasing a lot of adrenaline does that also mean insulin is trying to balance out that amount of sugar in the system?
[00:08:27] Dr. Michael Platt: Well, again, you know, the body is releasing adrenaline to raise sugar levels and that stimulates the release of insulin.
[00:08:35] And any, any sugar that the body is producing, if you don't burn it up, the body takes that sugar and put it into your fat cells for storage. And there are people that actually are releasing adrenaline all day and all night. And we'll, we'll talk about that also.
[00:08:53] Bryan Carroll: So what's causing them to release so much adrenaline.
[00:08:56] Dr. Michael Platt: Well, again, when the body detects that the brain is that. You know, some people, for example athletes, or some people do a lot of exercise and, and muscles burn up glucose, and which is again the same fuel that the brain needs. So there are a number of reasons why the body might be releasing adrenaline throughout the day and throughout the night.
[00:09:19] And also when people are using their brain to think about something or to learn something, whatever, again, that's also burning up glucose. So. You know, so, so there's no one size fits all when it comes to, to adrenaline and glucose and whatever, because everybody's different. But the treatment is the same and we'll get into that.
[00:09:43] Bryan Carroll: Yeah. I'm, I'm, I'm thinking about just the amount of inputs that we receive now compared to. You know, 10, 20 years ago, a lot of people spend time on social media. You're saying a lot of different news or information that you typically wouldn't get. And so I would assume at that point, your brain would be working harder to try to learn this information or detect stuff in that information that might be important, which then is also utilizing a lot of energy.
[00:10:11] Dr. Michael Platt: It could very well be let me, let me start out by saying, how does somebody know if they have a lot of things. So. First of all the number one reason why people have trouble sleeping is adrenaline, excess adrenaline. Some people have trouble falling asleep. Some people have trouble staying asleep.
[00:10:30] Some people toss and turn, some people grind their teeth at night. Some people get up at night to urinate. This is all. And so when people have a lot of issues around, they have trouble sleeping, they'll also find that they will be a little bit quick to anger. You know, it's an ankle hormone and, you know, adrenaline can cause cold hands and cold feet, you know, which has always blamed on underactive thyroid, but it's actually adrenaline.
[00:10:55] And and again, when people have a lot of adrenaline, they be carrying a lot of tension in the back of the neck. Tension to the back of the neck can cause headaches and can cause ringing in the ears, tinnitus. And again, that's easy to fix. Again, the only cause of anxiety is adrenaline and you may have heard of ADHD.
[00:11:16] You know, there are millions and millions of people probably in this country, a hundred million people or more that have ADHD and ADHD is all about. And what your list is, will learn. You can actually get rid of ADHD in 24 hours instead of, you know, but, but instead they put children on drugs, you know, for ADHD that have a side effect of sudden death, and which is interesting, cause that's an acceptable side effect, you know, with regard to the standard of care, I don't accept it, but the medical system, et cetera.
[00:11:52] So yeah, so adrenaline has a lot of effects, you know, road rage bipolar disorders, fibromyalgia you know, it's all caused by excess adrenaline and there are 4 million people in this country that have fibromyalgia
[00:12:06] Bryan Carroll: is adrenaline the same thing as cortisol.
[00:12:10] Dr. Michael Platt: No. But you know cortisol gets blamed for a lot of things that adrenaline does, but you know, th the but when people have a lot of adrenaline, it creates stress to the body and the body responds to stress by putting out.
[00:12:25] And yeah, and cortisol also raises sugar levels through a different process. And so when people are trying to sleep at night and it's two 30 in the morning and the body is pouring out adrenaline at that time, because the brain has added fuel and it creates stress to the body, then the body puts out cortisol.
[00:12:43] So now the body is putting out two hormones that raise sugar levels. And the whole thing about. It doesn't matter whether you're eating sugar or if the body's making it, if you don't burn it up, all that extra sugar gets stored in your fat cells as fat. I suspect it's the number one cause of weight gain and nobody ever talks about it.
[00:13:02] Bryan Carroll: Hmm. Intra .
[00:13:06] Dr. Michael Platt: Well, actually the best test for excess adrenaline is to look at cortisol. And so the best test is a morning cortisol done on blood. I never ever recommend saliva test. And and the reason for that is that adrenaline cuts off blood supply to the salivary glands. Cause they're not needed for survival, you know, in the same way, adrenaline cuts off blood supply to the intestines and that's where irritable bowel syndrome comes from.
[00:13:33] And that's why people get cold hands and cold feet. So a morning blood tests before nine o'clock for cortisol, it is the best test to determine if people are putting out a lot of adrenaline, you know, you don't really need a test. You just have to sit down and talk to somebody. If you see somebody sitting down to their knee is going up, you know, up and down, up and down that that's adrenaline.
[00:13:56] If people have anger issues, that's adrenaline P people have trouble focusing. That's. So it's, it's not hard to diagnose excess adrenaline. I don't need a blood test. But if somebody wants ver verification, but you know, the only problem is when they first. The the test for cortisol they needed to get what normal values are.
[00:14:21] They used medical students in hospitals, determined, normal cortisol ranges. And the thing about medical students and doctors, they all have increased adrenaline. And so when you look at the normal range for cortisol goes up to 19.4 or 23.2, depending on the lab. And. So, but to me, anything over 13 is a high is a high cortisol level.
[00:14:50] Bryan Carroll: Yeah. I never really thought about the whole saliva component because but it just reminded me when I used to be really scared of public speaking and I'd get on stage instantly. My mouth went completely dry up to the point where I can barely talk because there's just no moisture in there. And I would have to drink water to.
[00:15:09] To continue talking so that it is very fascinating that that isn't necessarily an important mechanism of survival. And when you are in more of a stressed state or adrenaline type state, then your body will shut down those saliva glands.
[00:15:26] Dr. Michael Platt: Well, it's the adrenaline, you know, you know, people that have chronic anxiety always have a dry mouth.
[00:15:34] And again, it's because the adrenaline is cutting off the blood supply to the salivary gland. So the you've heard the term adrenal fatigue. Okay. That that's a, it's a naturopath diagnosis. Cause they always do saliva debt and, and it's, it's a misrepresentation because you know, the co they're basing it all on low cortisol levels in the saliva, but the cortisol levels are low because they're not getting into the saliva.
[00:16:02] You know, the circulation being cut off to the salivary gland. So a trade-off they take doesn't exist. Adrenal fatigue is really adrenaline dominance. And, but you know, the way they approach adrenal fatigue is to try to raise cortisol levels when they're already high to begin with. And cortisol is not a happy hormone, you know, it's destructive to the immune system.
[00:16:23] It causes weight gain and osteoporosis. And so it's not a happy home.
[00:16:28] Bryan Carroll: Interesting. So we come to someone like you, we discover that we do have some adrenaline, adrenaline dominance kicking in what are some things that we can do to start minimizing the impact of adrenaline on the body?
[00:16:42] Dr. Michael Platt: The question that, you know, again, here we come back to treating the cause of the problem.
[00:16:48] Now, if the cause of the problem is excess adrenaline, then that then we have to treat the reason why the body is putting out increased adrenaline. So what makes it relatively safe? There's basically only two reasons why the body releases adrenaline. One is if you're in danger. But that's a very rare reason that the body puts out adrenaline because unless you live in the Ukraine the The primary function of adrenaline is to raise sugar levels for the brain.
[00:17:16] So knowing this what this tells you is that if you provide fuel to the brain, then the body doesn't have to use adrenaline to provide fuel. And once. Start providing the right fuel to the brain. And we'll talk about progesterone cream. Within 24 hours, there's a significant drop in adrenaline. It's not a long-term treatment program.
[00:17:38] It's not a kind of program. You have to go to your doctor to get treated. It's something you can do at home. So the brain use the two different fuels. You know, one is glucose. And the best source of glucose for the brain actually comes from vegetables. And, and, and the reason why, you know, vegetables are carbohydrates, which means they, they do break down into sugar, but they don't produce a lot of.
[00:18:04] As opposed to candy and soda, which are great sources of glucose, but they produce a lot of insulin, which lowers glucose levels into peach to purpose. So, so batchable is that the best source of glucose for the brain, but the other fuel is even more important and those are ketones. And I'm sure people have heard of a ketogenic diet, which I don't recommend because it's a very hard diet to accomplish, but you don't need to be on a ketogenic diet to get ketones, just take coconut oil or MCT oil, MCT oil commis from coconut oil.
[00:18:38] It provides a little bit more ketones than. Now coconut oil is great for cooking because it has a very high heat threshold and MCT oil. What's good about that has no flavor. So you can add, add it to anything. A lot of people put it in coffee, they call it Bulletproof coffee. But you know, you could have salad dressing with vinegar, whatever it just be imaginative.
[00:19:00] So once. Yeah. So once you start providing the right fuel to the brain, that's, that's the major part of the treatment to Laura adrenaline, but you also have to block adrenaline and that's where progesterone cream comes in. Now you notice I said progesterone cream. He goes, they also have progesterone pills.
[00:19:19] And which I never recommend because unfortunately, oral progesterone goes straight to the liver and converts into a different hormone called allopregnanolone, which is not progesterone. So I only recommend the cream and and you need a 5% cream. Now 5% means that each pump is 50 milligrams and 50 milligrams of progesterone is the exact striking.
[00:19:42] The block adrenaline. So, so, so by blocking adrenaline with dress drone and eating correctly, you can have a significant change. You can actually get rid of road rage in 24 hours. You can actually get rid of ADHD in 24 hours. So anyway, and also you can start sleeping and you won't have to go to anger management class.
[00:20:08] Bryan Carroll: Is there any specific parts of the body that's best to put the progesterone cream on or does it not matter? Yeah, it
[00:20:15] Dr. Michael Platt: does matter. It matters a lot. You usually the best place to put it is on the forearm and because the skin is thin, it's a good blood supply. So you put like a pump on the forearm and you rub the two arms to get.
[00:20:30] Now the other thing is that I mentioned that people who, you know, very often when they have a lot of adrenaline, they carry a lot of tension to the back of the neck. And that's where ringing the ears comes from tinnitus. That's where you know, headaches come from. And we'll talk about that in a second.
[00:20:45] And so the back back of the neck is a really good place. Also, if there's tension there to put progesterone while we're talking about the neck and headaches You know, you've heard of people that have migraine headaches. Okay. Well every patient I've ever seen who thought they had migraine headaches had a different type of headache.
[00:21:07] There's another headache called accepted on the writers and it, it arises from the occipital nerve sheet at the base of the skull. And there's one on each. And it caused excruciating headaches. And very often these are the kinds of headaches that shoot into the back of the eye. 100% of the time they mistaken for migraines.
[00:21:29] And the problem is migraines are very hard to treat the, this type of headache you can get eliminate in one day and prevent just using progesterone cream on the back. So people should be very much aware of, you know, that, that there is a different type of headache. It's called occipital neuritis.
[00:21:47] And they'll find that if they take that press in at the base of the skull, they'll find a very tender spot at taxi petal nourishing. And you would think that Mo you know, more doctors, especially headache doctors would know about this, but they don't. And then, you know, people get Botox injections in the neck, which makes very often makes these kinds of headaches.
[00:22:07] But anyway, I'm just, you know, let me tell you something it's not hard to get people. Well, it really isn't. You just have to treat the reason why they're not well. And
[00:22:17] yeah, well that, that's kind of like a little message I'd like to get across today. Then, you know, if you have a problem, you have to treat the cause of their problem. But that's just me, you know, just a country doc, you know,
[00:22:31] Bryan Carroll: Now for a progesterone cream, does that need to be prescribed by a physician or is that something available over the counter?
[00:22:38] Dr. Michael Platt: either way. The you know, we, we have a you know, two, two different types of projections. 5% progestins on my website and by percent means these again, each pump has 50 milligrams. That's the exact strength you need to block adrenaline. And, or you could also get that by prescription from a compounding pharmacy.
[00:23:00] So you can get it with a prescription or you can go to my website and get it without a prescription. Usually projection over the counter, you know, that you walk into a health, food store, whatever is 2% or less. Very, it'd be very rare to find a 5% pedestrian credit.
[00:23:19] Bryan Carroll: Is there any worries about influencing other hormones in a negative way by utilizing.
[00:23:28] Dr. Michael Platt: The no, the answer is no. There's no downside to it except for one, one thing. Hey, are you familiar with the term type three diabetes? Yep. Okay. W and fear missionaries, a type three diabetes is insulin resistance in the brain and what makes it important? It's one of the key. Factors that predispose to Alzheimer's disease.
[00:23:55] And The thing about progesterone, it does create some degree of insulin resistance, which is actually a good thing, because again, it prevents people from getting sleepy in the afternoon or sleep after eating or sleeping when they're driving. And they, you know, that's a good thing, but if people already have insulin resistant to begin with and use progesterone, it makes it even harder for the insulin in the brain to get glucose into the brain cells, which causes the body to immediately put out.
[00:24:23] So if somebody is going to use progesterone and all of a sudden they have an outpouring of adrenaline, which is not subtle, that because they have a problem with insulin resistance in the brain. Now, other than type type three diabetes, people that have absolutely no fuel in the brain because they never eat vegetables or coconut oil, whatever, they may get a little bit of reaction like, you know, so it's always good to make sure you're eating correctly to provide fuel.
[00:24:52] To the brain. But other than that, they're very minimal problems ever related to progesterone. It's a very safe hormone, you know, it's safe enough that babies, you know, babies that have colic, you know, some, some mothers and fathers stay up all night with a baby that's crying. If a colic has caused by excess adrenaline and all you need to do is to take some possession cream, put it on the baby's belly.
[00:25:20] And in about three minutes, it's gone. Now the babies that have colic are the ones that do a lot of kicking in the wound, because again, that's adrenaline. And while we're talking about the womb pregnancy, that there's a condition where some women vomit throughout their entire pregnancy, they pull it hyperemesis gravidarum again, no known cause, but the cause is actually excess adrenaline.
[00:25:44] And again, easy to fix. So there's so many factors to excess adrenaline that affects, you know, bedwetting and children, bedwetting and children is only caused by excess adrenaline. And you can get rid of band in 24 hours. So some, some children deal with, you know, bedwetting for years before it gets, you know, stops, but you can get, get rid of it in 24 hours again, by providing the right.
[00:26:10] And using progesterone cream. The point is, is that progesterone cream is so safe. You can use it in babies and children. You could certainly use it in kids with ADHD and it doesn't affect their other hormones. It doesn't cause any suppression of other hormones or It can only affect other hormones in a positive way.
[00:26:29] For example, one of the benefits of progesterone is that it blocks estrogen. So if you have a woman that, or our girl that has a lot of cramps or PMs or breast tenderness with their periods, possessional, we'll take it away. So that's a good thing. You know, access excess estrogen is never good for any.
[00:26:48] You know, that's where endometriosis comes prom and fibroids and polycystic ovaries and, you know, weight gain and puts on fat around the Kip size and buttocks and women and causes show lead. And you know, it causes asthma and it's not a, again, it's not a, I don't look at estrogen as being a happy hormone
[00:27:11] Bryan Carroll: and it's very easy to find just in our environment, too.
[00:27:14] A lot of people are exposed to different Xeno estrogens.
[00:27:19] Dr. Michael Platt: Absolutely. So one way of thinking about it is that progesterone blocks the three most toxic hormones in the body. It blocks adrenaline, it blocks estrogen and blocks insulin. And you can think of insulin as a toxic hormone, even though you need it, but it puts on fat around the middle.
[00:27:36] It speeds up the aging process. You know, and it raises blood pressure. So again, so possession is, is a very healthy hormone for both men and women and children, if they need it.
[00:27:51] Bryan Carroll: That's good to know. Yeah. I haven't learned that much about progesterone and what it can do for the body. So I'm glad to have you on the show.
[00:27:58] Is there any final things that you want to make sure we cover when it comes to adrenaline and different ways to combat it?
[00:28:05] Dr. Michael Platt: Well, the.
[00:28:09] You know, there are certain people that are creative. You know, the people in the music industry, people in Hollywood there's creative cooking. There's a lot of different types of creative, you know, creative financing. There's a lot of different types of creativity. And what's important about creativity or people that are creative is that these are the people that have the most.
[00:28:30] And, you know, and you know, this is why people in the music industry, again, if they get into drugs and alcohol all the time, they're just trying to relax. And so the creative people if somebody says, well, how do I know if I'm creative? Well, You know, if they're not an artist, whatever w be creative, people are very intuitive about other people.
[00:28:52] They can pick up good energy and bad energy from other people. They have premonitions and they have Daysha food type tailings when the phone rings, so either know who it is before they answer, or they'll say, I was just thinking about shit. They'll find that animals will be very attracted to them because the animals can pick up on their energy from the adrenaline and they had the same ability as Claire clairvoyance and psychics and dog whispers and horse whispers.
[00:29:19] It all comes for adrenaline, you know, the disability. So it's, it's an interesting hormone. It's a hormone, it's also a neurotransmitter, but w but, you know and it's a shame that, that more isn't known about, you know, the effects on the body from this hormone. So anyway,
[00:29:40] Bryan Carroll: Yeah. And people can learn more about it.
[00:29:41] You have your book, adrenaline dominance and also you have another book, the miracle, a bio identical hormones, which I'm assuming people can find on Amazon or any other.
[00:29:51] Dr. Michael Platt: That's correct. Well, they won't, they'll have a hard time finding the bookstores because you know, it's self-published so but yeah, Amazon or, or my website.
[00:30:01] Bryan Carroll: Perfect. And your website is Platt wellness.com. You're also going to be found on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. You also generously provided a promo code for all my listeners summit 10 will get 10% off on your store, on your website as well. So we definitely appreciate that little discount. Thank you, Dr.
[00:30:23] Michael so much for coming onto the show. It was a pleasure chatting with you. And I just learned a whole lot about adrenaline. Oh,
[00:30:29] Dr. Michael Platt: well, good. Anyway, thank you for having me, you know, trying to get a message out there. When it changed healthcare in this country. Okay.
[00:30:38] Bryan Carroll: I hope you learned a little bit about hormones, especially adrenaline and progesterone.
[00:30:42] If you want to try out one of the plat progesterone creams, then head on over to Platt wellness.com and use the code summit 10 for 10% off. Now I've only used it a couple of times, so I can't really say a whole lot about my experience with it, but Sarah has used it a few times as well. And. Typically has a lot of tension in her neck area and she's noticed that's actually gotten a lot better.
[00:31:06] So that's, that's our own experience with it. You'll have to try it out and experience it yourself and see what you notice. But again, use summit 10 to get 10% off of your. If you liked this episode, then if you could head on over to your podcast app of choice and leave us a rating and review that does help to get the show in front of more people and just spread everything that we're trying to spread at the summit for wellness podcast.
[00:31:32] So typically leaving a rating and review takes about 10 seconds. It's not that hard to do, and it really helps us out quite a bit. All right, next episode, we have Dr. Gary Kaplan on the show. Let's go learn who he is and what we'll be talking about. I am here with Dr. . Hey, Dr. Gary, what is one unique thing about you that most people don't know?
[00:31:53] Dr. Gary Kaplan: So a number of years back, I was leading a group of physicians. On a tour of China and studying ancient Chinese medicine. And for our first night, we had a dinner at the Beijing restaurant, Peking duck restaurant in Beijing and hosting us was the prime minister of their state department, the head of the, essentially the secretary of state.
[00:32:15] He had been the the ambassador at the United States for many years. And. We do our toast and everybody's greeting everybody. And the next thing I know, he turns to me and he says, you know, my stream,
[00:32:28] my knee playing tennis. What do you think that that I should do in order to get this better? And I'm sitting there examining the knee of the secretary of state of China in the middle of dinner at the Beijing restaurant at the best Peaky restaurant in Beijing whereupon.
[00:32:47] He then also says to me, by the way, You can get better Peking duck. At this restaurant in falls church around the corner from my house. It turns out which is famous for her speaking talk. So I've treated, or at least given medical advice to the secretary of state of China at a dinner.
[00:33:06] Bryan Carroll: And not only that, but he threw the restaurant under the bus in the process.
[00:33:13] Dr. Gary Kaplan: Did he did
[00:33:15] Bryan Carroll: well? What will we be learning about in our interview together?
[00:33:19] Dr. Gary Kaplan: How to take care of yourself. It's about how to pay attention to your immune system so that you won't get deathly ill and sick. How do you stay in optimal health? How do you protect yourself so that if you do get sick, you only get a little sick and then you recover.
[00:33:37] And if you are sick, if you have problems with chronic fatigue, if you have problems or chronic pain, this can help you understand why you're sick and how you can recover. I want you to have your best possible life. This book is pro is a step in allowing
[00:33:51] Bryan Carroll: that to happen in one of your favorite foods or nutrients that you think everyone should get more of in their diet,
[00:33:57] Dr. Gary Kaplan: favorite foods and nutrients.
[00:33:59] I think everybody needs to be getting more fresh vegetables. I love vegetables. And I think that the occasional hotdog, as long as it's kosher is good. But but basically. More fresh air we're walking outside. And as far as your diet is concerned, stop drinking orange juice or any juice for that matter.
[00:34:22] It's just sugar eat the fruit hole, don't drink the juice. And I also happen to be a big proponent of mold-free coffee. So you want to make sure that your coffee is mold-free. There's only a couple of brands that do that. And but you do want to pay attention to that. You don't want to be eating any mold.
[00:34:40] You don't need
[00:34:41] Bryan Carroll: to be eating. And what are your top three health tips for anyone who wants to improve their overall wellness?
[00:34:46] Dr. Gary Kaplan: Get proper sleep. Make sure you're going to bed the same time every night, and that you're getting up pretty much the same time every morning meditation, I get up and do an hour to an hour and a half of cheat on the meditation.
[00:34:58] Every single morning, it's made a huge amount of difference in my life. Doing a gratitude diet. I get to, I get to have 10 fingers, two hands and two arms that work. I get to breathe with ease. I get to live in a beautiful house and be safe. Listing these things every day, carry a diary with you to list every day.
[00:35:20] This gratitude diary can be immensely helpful in reinforcing your own immune system to be healthy as well.
[00:35:27] Bryan Carroll: I'm sure as you've learned over the last couple of years, immune system is very complicated and is very necessary. So I hope you join us back for that episode in a couple of weeks here and until then keep climbing to the peak of your health.
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