Archive for April, 2012

Are You Sure You Can Eat Wheat? Gluten Tests Often Wrong

April 24th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Gluten intolerance is not as straightforward as once believed. Many people test negative for gluten intolerance when, in fact, they have celiac disease or should be on a gluten-free diet. This is because standard tests are incomplete and fail to account for gluten cross-reactivity. Fortunately, revolutionary breakthroughs in gluten testing are now available from Cyrex [...]

Is It Possible to Have Food Intolerances and Not Know It?

April 23rd, 2012 | by Dr. Herbold

Healthy hints, Question? Is it possible to have food intolerances and not know it? We tend to connect food allergies to our digestive symptoms but this often is not the place where we perceive the stress. Our immune system can be activated in our GI system (gastrointestinal system) but communicate the problem in distant areas. [...]

Not just for Children—Adults Need Play for Stress Relief

April 17th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

While the importance of play for children is well understood, many don’t realize it’s a necessary form of stress relief for adults. One also could argue it’s the most enjoyable part of a wellness plan—say compared to giving up donuts or eating more broccoli—but can take just as much thought and practice to implement. Scientists [...]

More Than Half of All Cancers Preventable

April 10th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

You never know when those chronic migraines, persistent hypothyroid symptoms, or that flaring arthritis pain might actually save your life. These are warning signals that your system is out of balance. By tending to your body’s health with nutritional and lifestyle interventions, you may prevent cancer as well. Carrying the genes for cancer doesn’t make [...]

Can’t Sleep? Turn the Lights off Earlier

April 4th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Can’t fall asleep? You may need to turn the lights off earlier. Studies show exposure to light after dusk, particularly light from computer screens, iPads, iPhones, televisions, and other electronic items, significantly inhibits the production of melatonin, your body’s sleep hormone. Insomnia is a national problem, affecting about 30 percent of Americans and fueling a $2 [...]