Archive for May, 2015

Hashimoto’s and autoimmunity linked to autism

May 27th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Pay attention to pre-conception health! Managing your hypothyroidism isn’t just about losing weight and having warm hands and feet. If you’re a woman who could get pregnant, it could play a role in whether you have a child with autism. A 2015 Finnish study that looked at risk [...]

Fitness, not fatness, predicts how long you live

May 19th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Quit worrying about your weight and just start exercising We’ve long been told if we want to be healthier and live longer we need to drop the pounds, but turns out being fit is the best predictor for longevity, even if you’re overweight. A team of researchers examined [...]

FDA sued over gluten in medications; protect yourself

May 13th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: It’s time to label which drugs have gluten A man with celiac disease is suing the FDA, demanding they take action on the undisclosed use of wheat in an estimated 150 different prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Although about 1 percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, [...]

Why diets don’t work and what you can do about it

May 5th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

After studying dieting for 20 years, a researcher concluded diets simply don’t work, a fact countless Americans have spent 20-plus years of their own lives validating. Why? Dieting is constructed around faulty principles that defy human biology and psychology. The “calories in versus calories out” model fails to account for hormonal shifts during weight loss, the psychological [...]