Archive for the ‘Detoxification’ Category

What can cause constipation and what to do about it

February 5th, 2013 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: Address the root causes of constipation It doesn’t just make newborns and Grandpa grumpy—constipation is a serious digestive issue that can significantly impact your health. Conventional medicine defines constipation as having hard stools with a bowel movement fewer than three times per week, [...]

Under Attack from Toxin Chemicals? Learn How to Protect Yourself

May 8th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Do you feel toxic chemicals are out to get you? Studies link many chronic illnesses with toxic chemicals in our everyday environment. Man-made chemicals, pesticides, pollution, plastics, heavy metals, and artificial food additives are a normal part of life now. Even radiation fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan is now on the list [...]

Seasonal Allergy Relief Starts with the Gut

May 1st, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Do beautiful spring days have you cooped up inside, sneezing and sniffing miserably? Before reaching for the antihistamines, consider the role your gut health plays in allergy symptoms. Allergies actually begin long before the hallmark symptoms of sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes manifest. How? An estimated 80 percent of the immune system resides in the [...]

Do you have a chemical sensitivity?

February 28th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

You’ve probably heard of food intolerances to gluten, dairy, eggs, or other foods. But chemical intolerances, or sensitivities, have become increasingly common, as well. A person with a chemical sensitivity has an immune reaction to chemicals and heavy metals in air pollution, pesticides, plastics, adhesives, household cleaners, cosmetics, perfumes, and more. When exposed to these [...]

Heart disease is an inflammation disease

February 14th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

You could eat a “heart-healthy” diet, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight and still be at risk for heart disease. Why? Because the root cause of heart disease is inflammation, and managing inflammation goes beyond standard prevention advice. The whole grain diet, inflammation, and heart disease Are you following popular guidelines by eating a [...]

Childhood stomach aches linked with adult depression and anxiety

February 7th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Many dismiss childhood stomach aches as a normal part of growing up. However research shows that chronic childhood stomach aches could result in anxiety and depression later in life. A Stanford University researcher found that gastric irritation early in life could pave the way for lifelong psychological problems. Of course, not all childhood stomach aches [...]

Detox Diet Plan for the New Year

January 3rd, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Now that the food comas, sugar hangovers, and holiday binges are over, it’s a good time to “clean house” with a detox diet. A detox diet calms inflammation, stimulates repair and recovery, and boosts energy. A detox diet should never involve frequent hunger or lack of nutrients, factors that only stress the body further. Finding food [...]

Holiday sugar hangover cure?

December 27th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Did the holidays leave you with a sugar hangover, including lethargy, upset stomach, brain fog, mood swings, or joint pain? While alcohol hangover cures are a folklore staple, you can recover from your sugar hangover with some solid steps:

Could I have a food intolerance?

September 27th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I’m told food intolerances can affect my health. How can this be true when I don’t have any digestive symptoms? Answer Sometimes it’s difficult to connect a food we eat every day with such health complaints as joint pain, brain fog, mood imbalances, congestion, skin rashes, or chronic inflammation. It’s not obvious a particular [...]

The gallbladder is actually important

July 21st, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I’m told I need to have my gallbladder removed and that I don’t really need it anyway. Is this true? Answer No. The gallbladder is an important part of the digestive process. The gallbladder stores bile The gallbladder stores bile from the liver and secretes it into the small intestine when needed. Bile is [...]