Archive for February, 2014

How stress harms the body and what to do about it

February 25th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Did you know that approximately two-thirds of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related complaints? Stress is the body’s reaction to any situation that is demanding or dangerous. When we experience stress, the body responds by making adrenal hormones (such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol) that help your body cope. Commonly called the “fight or flight” response, this is [...]

Why some people need to avoid nightshades

February 19th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Why you might need to avoid nightshades If you’re following the strict leaky gut or autoimmune diet, you may have noticed nightshades are on the list of foods to avoid. Many common and much-loved vegetables belong to the nightshade family, including eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet and [...]

Valentine’s gift ideas for a loved one with a chronic illness

February 11th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Be aware of your loved one’s needs and limits With Valentine’s Day around the corner, have you thought about how to express your affection for someone you love who lives with a chronic illness? Chronic illness is at an all-time high in the United States, with 75 percent [...]

Gluten can cause depression, anxiety, brain fog and other brain disorders

February 4th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Gluten is often behind mood and mental disorders Do you suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, brain fog, memory loss, or other brain-based issues? While conventional medicine turns to drug treatments, recent research points to poor gut health as the root of mental illness. This is because [...]