Archive for April, 2015

What HbA1c and a glucometer can tell you about disease risk

April 28th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

High blood sugar is ground zero for chronic disease: diabetes (obviously), heart disease, dementia, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, and hormone imbalances. Testing your HbA1c on a blood panel can tell you whether high blood sugar is setting you up for major health problems. High blood sugar can: Trigger chronic inflammation, thus setting the stage for [...]

Why are girls starting puberty so early these days?

April 21st, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Knowing what causes early puberty can help you prevent it In the 1800s the average girl didn’t hit puberty until she was 15. Today the average age of puberty is 12, while the numbers of children showing signs of puberty before age 10 is at all time high [...]

Hashimoto’s not improving? Here are 10 reasons why

April 14th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Dig deeper if Hashimoto’s not improving For some, managing autoimmune Hashimoto’s is as easy as going gluten-free. For others, it requires trial and error to find the triggers. And for those with severe or multiple autoimmune disorders, symptom management requires a conscious, lifelong approach to diet [...]

Moody and need meds or just a healthy, normal female?

April 7th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Being emotional is healthy and normal for women Do you feel you need anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications, or has your doctor said you do? Although true depression or anxiety disorders need management, many women are misled into believing they need treatment for what is actually normal [...]