Archive for December, 2011

Holiday sugar hangover cure?

December 27th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Did the holidays leave you with a sugar hangover, including lethargy, upset stomach, brain fog, mood swings, or joint pain? While alcohol hangover cures are a folklore staple, you can recover from your sugar hangover with some solid steps:

Can stress cause your baby’s allergies?

December 20th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

A calm, healthy pregnancy and postpartum period could reduce the risk of allergies in your baby, according to a new Swedish study. Researchers found infants with lower levels of cortisol, an adrenal hormone released in response to stress, developed fewer allergies than other infants. Stress hormone cortisol triggers allergies The researchers believe environmental and lifestyle [...]

Vitamin D outshines vitamin C at preventing flu virus

December 13th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Compelling evidence links low levels of vitamin D with an increased risk for the flu virus and colds. Most people are deficient. Are you getting enough D?

Can pregnancy cause hypothyroidism?

December 6th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question Why did pregnancy trigger my hypothyroidism? Answer Natural immune shifts during pregnancy, together with a genetic tendency and other predisposing factors, can trigger hypothyroidism in some women. Hypothyroidism is an immune disease for most For 90 percent of Americans, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and [...]