Archive for September, 2011

Could I have a food intolerance?

September 27th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I’m told food intolerances can affect my health. How can this be true when I don’t have any digestive symptoms? Answer Sometimes it’s difficult to connect a food we eat every day with such health complaints as joint pain, brain fog, mood imbalances, congestion, skin rashes, or chronic inflammation. It’s not obvious a particular [...]

Why is menopause so hard for some women?

September 20th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I’m going through menopause and feel like I’m falling apart. I get severe hot flashes, mood swings that border on psychosis, and my brain isn’t working. Why? Answer As the ovaries begin to wind down production of the sex hormones the adrenal glands, our stress organs, are supposed to take over that job. Unfortunately [...]

Why do I crave sweets all the time?

September 14th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I know sweets are bad for me, but why do I crave them all the time? Answer Sweet cravings can signal a blood sugar imbalance. Addressing the imbalance can curb your cravings. Consider reactive hypoglycemia We like sweets—sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup, and fruit—because they give us a burst of energy and even make [...]

Why do I have brain fog all the time?

September 6th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I seem to live in a perpetual fog, like I can’t think clearly or I’m not all the way there. Why do I have brain fog? Answer Brain fog is a sign of brain inflammation. Although inflammation in the brain doesn’t cause pain, it can cause symptoms of brain fog. The brain is protected [...]