Archive for May, 2012

Does Your Child with Food Intolerances Feel Left out?

May 30th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold offers tips Your gluten-free third-grader walks in the door and immediately bursts into tears. Someone brought cupcakes to celebrate a birthday at school and everyone got one but her. “No one will want to be my friend because I can’t eat gluten,” she says between sobs. Moments like these can test the [...]

What to Do if Your Gallbladder Is Not Treating You Well

May 23rd, 2012 | by Dr. Herbold

Healthy Hints, Often in conversation with my patients, the question comes up, do I need my gallbladder? I’ve been told I need to have my gallbladder removed and that I really don’t need it anyway. Is it true? The gallbladder is an important part of our digestive system. We can survive without it but we [...]

Do You Suffer with Back Pain when Sitting Too Long?

May 22nd, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Do you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly but sit long hours each day at work? If so, you could be undoing all your good work. Sitting, even if you otherwise practice healthy habits, is associated with poor cardiovascular health, higher inflammation, and more belly fat, according to a 2011 Australian study. This is [...]

So Just How Stressed out Are You? An Adrenal Saliva Test Can Show You

May 15th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

It’s a constant refrain: We’re too stressed out. But how stressed out are we really? An adrenal saliva test can tell you whether your cortisol (the stress hormone) is too high or too low, whether your circadian rhythm (the sleep-wake cycle) is normal, and also pin point the cause of your symptoms: adrenal fatigue or [...]

Under Attack from Toxin Chemicals? Learn How to Protect Yourself

May 8th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Do you feel toxic chemicals are out to get you? Studies link many chronic illnesses with toxic chemicals in our everyday environment. Man-made chemicals, pesticides, pollution, plastics, heavy metals, and artificial food additives are a normal part of life now. Even radiation fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan is now on the list [...]

Seasonal Allergy Relief Starts with the Gut

May 1st, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Do beautiful spring days have you cooped up inside, sneezing and sniffing miserably? Before reaching for the antihistamines, consider the role your gut health plays in allergy symptoms. Allergies actually begin long before the hallmark symptoms of sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes manifest. How? An estimated 80 percent of the immune system resides in the [...]