Archive for October, 2013

Study shows desserts and processed carbs really are addictive

October 29th, 2013 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: High-glycemic foods trigger addiction centers of brain Scientists may have confirmed what millions of us could have already told you: One cookie is too many and 20 are not enough. Many people have found they can go along comfortably on a diet free of sweets, pastries, [...]

Why menopause and midlife can cause sleep apnea

October 22nd, 2013 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: How menopause can cause sleep apnea and other sleep problems We commonly think of sleep apnea as being caused by obesity or structural problems. However, in women the transition into menopause can contribute to sleep apnea too. When estrogen is low, the brain fails to signal [...]

When heart disease is autoimmune

October 16th, 2013 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: If heart disease is an issue be sure to screen for heart autoimmunity Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting about 11 percent of the population. For the majority of people, heart disease is driven by diet and lifestyle factors, however [...]

How to become a morning person

October 9th, 2013 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: You can reset your clock to be a morning person Are you one of those people who wishes the work day started 11 a.m. so you can go to bed late and sleep in? Staying up late keeps you caught up with David Letterman but puts [...]

How to use the placebo effect to your benefit

October 1st, 2013 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: The placebo effect can be beneficial The placebo effect—when a sham treatment produces desired results—is the bane of science, sometimes skewing results and outperforming pharmaceutical drugs. But instead of cursing the placebo effect, why not put it to use? Although it disrupts some studies, in other [...]