Archive for August, 2012

Your Antacid May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

August 28th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY’s Capital District Vitality Center: There are safer solutions to acid reflux and heartburn than chronic antacid use No one can be blamed for wanting relief, especially when acid reflux makes it feel like molten lava is shooting up through your esophagus. Antacids can bring quick relief, but their [...]

Your Spouse: The Biggest Barrier to a Gluten-Free Diet?

August 21st, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY’s Capital District Vitality Center: How to deal with an unsupportive spouse for your gluten-free diet Spouses complain that eating gluten free is too expensive and too restrictive, they tell you that you’re making a big deal about nothing, or perhaps they simply cannot imagine life without those staples [...]

Could Your IBS, Constipation, or Diarrhea Really Be SIBO?

August 14th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY’s Capital District Vitality Center: If IBS, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, or gas are issues, consider SIBO Do you meet the criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and can’t find relief? Do you look pregnant thanks to a bloated belly? Are chronic diarrhea or constipation your constant companions? If so, [...]

Positive Thinking Helpful in Coping with, but Perhaps Not Banishing, Chronic Illness

August 7th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY’s Capital District Vitality Center: It’s important to think positive during health challenges, but do not pressure yourself or set unrealistic goals Today, one in two people suffer from a chronic health condition in the United States. Although researchers point to the more well-known illnesses of diabetes, arthritis, cancer, [...]