- How is your approach different than anything I have experienced before?
Dr Herbold is trained in Functional Neurology and Clinical Nutrition,
having certifications and licenses in both. At the Capital District
Vitality Center, we take a professional science-based approach to
helping people create the best therapeutic program based on their
individual needs. We often look at the genetic template to find the
stress that is creating the symptoms that bring our clients to us at the
onset of care.
- What chronic conditions can you help with?
The list is virtually endless. The approach we take is to reveal the
underlying stress that has created the symptoms the client is suffering
with and address the source of that stress.
A good example which
is common in our society is hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol).
Cholesterol is not a bad thing. Eighty percent of cholesterol is
manufactured in our liver. Diet is important to it's good control, but
genetics and stress are often the culprits in elevated cholesterol. What
is often not discussed is the problems that arise from low cholesterol.
Too little cholesterol can be just as big a health risk as too much.
It's like the story of the three bears: it needs to be just right.
manufacture cholesterol as a source of hormone production. When we
lower cholesterol too low we risk insufficient steroid hormone
production with ill affects. Cholesterol is also an antioxidant. When
we lower cholesterol too low we increase stress on all our tissues.
Cholesterol is also a precursor to the production to Coenzyme Q10
(CoQ10). This little substance is critical to energy production. It
feeds into what is referred to as the electron transport chain for ATP
production. This is ENERGY. Our muscles, including our heart, are
dependent on ATP production. It would make sense that muscle pain and
even risks to heart function can be attributed to the underproduction of
this critical nutrient. There is also new research which indicates low
levels can create the environment for certain cancerous conditions.
from this one example we can see how a seemingly small factor that
might otherwise go unnoticed could be the source of stress that results
in the symptoms a client is experiencing. Our job at the Capital
District Vitality Center is to uncover the real root of the problem -
the underlying stress - and then address it accordingly.
- Why is your approach different?
We take a comprehensive assessment approach at the
Capital District Vitality Center. Dr. Herbold will perform a complete functional neurological exam as well as Computerized Postureography, Heart Rate Variability and Electrical Bio-Impedance exams.
Our lab tests can include blood, urine, saliva, and sometimes stool testing. These in-house tools combined with our outside labs and our physical exam show us very accurately where your physiology is in real time. There is a
large amount of other labs that we may choose to use but this is often our starting point. Remember, we always listen first. We do a comprehensive case history including a review of what has worked in the past as well as what has stopped working. This approach is the best way to get to the root of the problem and then allows Dr. Herbold to create your custom program with the best predictable results.
- Which in-house assessments can I expect during my first nutrition visit?
You first visit will include three dynamic, non-invasive, painless evaluations that identify your current state of health and help find the starting point of your path back to a healthy and vibrant life. You can learn more about these in-house evaluations on our Services page.
- What types of tools and technology do you use?
We are committed to bringing you the best therapies available on the market today. Our office uses cutting-edge technology for both chiropractic care and nutritional services. For more information about the the tools and technologies we use, please visit our Services page.