Archive for March, 2012

When a Gluten-Free Diet Is Not Enough

March 27th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

For many people, a gluten-free diet erases all their chronic health problems like a magic wand. For others, it doesn’t make a dent, despite a proven gluten intolerance. What gives? A diet that also eliminates dairy, grains, and other foods may be necessary, along with nutritional compounds to restore gut health. Gluten damages the small [...]

Fight Inflammation with Glutathione Recycling

March 20th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

The term “antioxidant” has become popular in a multitude of products from acai to dark chocolate, but the most important antioxidant is the one made by your body: glutathione. Sufficient glutathione is vital for good health. Glutathione is a molecule that protects the body in many ways. It shields cells from damage caused by oxidation [...]

Trans Fats Shrink the Brain, Increase Dementia Risk

March 12th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

A recent study found a diet high in trans fats shrinks the brain and increases the risk of dementia. Trans fats are found in fast foods, processed foods, margarine, shortening, chips, flaky pastries, many fried foods, and many popular convenience foods. They can be identified in a list of ingredients as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated [...]

Combined Resveratrol and Curcumin for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders

March 6th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Thanks to exciting new research, we can more effectively manage autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammatory disorders that plague so many people today. This new approach involves the use of two natural compounds, resveratrol and curcumin, which have been found to work better when taken together than separately. Synergy between resveratrol and curcumin Resveratrol is a [...]