Archive for November, 2011

Fractures common today: Build stronger bones

November 29th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question Is it my imagination or are broken bones more common than ever today? Answer Boys are 32 percent and girls 56 percent more likely to break a bone than children 40 years ago. Fractures are also common in older adults. Soda has replaced milk Dairy provides 70 percent of calcium in the American diet. [...]

Your brain is what you eat: Hydrogenated fats

November 23rd, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question What is all the fuss about hydrogenated oils, or trans fats? Aren’t they OK to eat in moderation? Answer The hydrogenated fat you eat becomes part of your brain and nervous tissue. Because of its unnatural structure, cells and neurons composed partly of hydrogenated fat do not function properly. The brain is made up [...]

Why does eating make me sleepy?

November 15th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I practically fall asleep in my plate after every meal. Why does eating make me so sleepy? Answer Feeling sleepy after meals is a common symptom of insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. Starchy foods and too much insulin Insulin resistance is common today and is a stepping-stone to diabetes. Overeating and eating [...]

Food allergies can prevent weight loss

November 8th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I learned I have intolerances and allergies to certain foods, and that I need to avoid those foods if I want to lose weight. Isn’t it just a matter of eating fewer calories? Answer Some people find they can’t lose weight through calorie restriction alone. When that happens several issues need to be investigated. [...]

Why do little girls reach puberty so early?

November 1st, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question It seems girls go through puberty much earlier these days. Why? Answer It’s true many girls reach puberty earlier today. Although the exact cause is not known, researchers suspect estrogen-promoting chemicals in the environment, obesity, and dietary factors to be the culprits. Earlier than ever Today it’s common for girls to begin developing breasts [...]