Archive for April, 2014

Grow “thin” gut bacteria by eating more veggies

April 30th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Another reason to eat plenty of vegetables We’ve all heard that a high-fiber diet is good for health because it keeps the digestive system moving. As it turns out, fiber also plays a more important role than we suspected. To understand why, we need to take [...]

What causes a hangover

April 23rd, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Knowing how alcohol affects you may affect how much you drink It’s no secret that drinking too much alcohol can cause a hangover. Have you ever wondered what goes on inside your body that could cause so much suffering? The facts are intriguing, and may even [...]

New study pegs sugar as main culprit in diabetes

April 15th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Cut the sugar to prevent, manage, or even reverse diabetes For years, medicine has pegged obesity as the number one cause of diabetes. However, results of a recent large epidemiological study suggest it’s sugar that plays a pivotal role in diabetes. The study also illustrates that [...]

How alkaline and acidic diets affect your health

April 8th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: How you eat affects how acidic or alkaline your body is You may have heard of the importance of an alkaline diet. It can help reduce acidity in the body and prevent bone demineralization, kidney stones, back pain, muscle wasting, hypertension, stroke, cancer, asthma and exercise-induced [...]

Cholesterol often wrong target in heart disease risk

April 1st, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Look at sugar and inflammation when considering heart risk Everyone has heard that high cholesterol is bad for heart health. But as it turns out, the association between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease has been somewhat misrepresented. Doctors are starting to accept that cholesterol levels do not [...]