Archive for January, 2012

Poor sleep habits raise the risk of dementia

January 31st, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

An imbalanced sleep/wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, increases your risk of dementia later in life.

Gluten Could Be Causing Your Heartburn

January 24th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Call it acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD, but having stomach acid splash back up into your esophagus is painful and distressing. Although researchers cite various causes, one that many doctors overlook is gluten, the protein found in wheat, spelt, rye, barley, and other wheat-like grains. Studies link gluten with acid reflux Research shows acid reflux [...]

Overtraining: Too much of a good thing

January 18th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Mary was a mother of two who began a vigorous exercise program of weight lifting and running, one to two hours a day, six days a week. Not only did she fail to lose weight, she actually gained weight, and found herself battling fatigue, irritability, and constant colds and flus. As it turns out, Mary [...]

Statins increase risk of diabetes 50%

January 10th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Many people don’t realize that inflammation, not a statin deficiency, underlie high cholesterol, and that the condition can usually be managed naturally.

Detox Diet Plan for the New Year

January 3rd, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Now that the food comas, sugar hangovers, and holiday binges are over, it’s a good time to “clean house” with a detox diet. A detox diet calms inflammation, stimulates repair and recovery, and boosts energy. A detox diet should never involve frequent hunger or lack of nutrients, factors that only stress the body further. Finding food [...]