Archive for August, 2011

Why can’t I lose weight?

August 31st, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question It seems all my attempts to lose weight and get rid of my belly fat fail. Is there hope for me? Answer Absolutely. Normal attempts at weight loss can fail if you’re battling any metabolic disorders. When you are doing all the right things but still not losing weight you may have some health [...]

Is life really overwhelming, or are you just stressed out?

August 23rd, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I feel totally overwhelmed by life and like I can barely cope. I can’t quit my job, give away my children, or afford a cook and a housecleaner. Is there anything I can do for my stress levels? Answer Sometimes you can dramatically alter a stressful life simply by addressing your own stress physiology. [...]

I am a woman losing my hair. Help!

August 16th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I am a woman who is losing my hair. You can see my scalp now. This is very distressing, what can I do? Answer Hair loss can have several causes but the most common reasons clinically are insulin resistance and hypothyroidism. Insulin resistance in women elevates the male hormone testosterone, which can cause hair [...]

Do men go through menopause?

August 9th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question My middle-aged husband has no motivation and is always cranky. He has also put on a big belly and lost his libido. Do men go through menopause? Answer Many men suffer from what is called andropause, a hormonal and neurological cascade that affects their health and their personality. Some refer to it as “male [...]

Brain health depends on gut health

August 2nd, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question Why do I seem to struggle so much with brain fog, anxiety, and depression? Answer Many factors can underlie these symptoms, however one of the most common is poor digestive health. The gut and the brain are intimately connected and poor digestive health can lead to poor brain health and related symptoms. Leaky gut [...]