Archive for the ‘Healing’ Category

Nature is powerful medicine for the body and brain

February 26th, 2016 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

For patients in Guilderland, Loudonville, Delmar, Colonie, and other Capital District areas: Time outdoors in nature is crucial to good health Have you ever wondered why a walk in the woods makes you feel so good? While that Zen feeling is partly about “getting away from it all,” studies show time in nature is also powerfully therapeutic [...]

Want to be happier and lower disease risk? Hang out with a pet

February 11th, 2016 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

For patients in Guilderland, Loudonville, Delmar, Colonie, and other Capital District areas: Pets are more than good company Most pet lovers find their furry, feathered, hoofed, and scaly companions count among their best friends. But pets aren’t only good company — research shows they greatly benefit your mental and physical health.  Pets help the developing immune system [...]

Five things doctors don’t tell you about depression

November 19th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Depression is not an SSRI deficiency Do you suffer from depression? People succumb to depression for different reasons. It’s important to look for the underlying cause of your depression. Consider these five: 1. Poor communication between brain cells Depression happens when neurons in certain areas of [...]

Why your negative gluten test may have been wrong

November 11th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Make you sure you test for gluten sensitivity properly If you tested for whether gluten might be behind your chronic health issues but a blood test came back negative, are you wondering, “Now what?” Although it’s possible gluten may not be a problem for you, there’s [...]

Hard time recovering from Daylight Saving Time?

March 18th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: It’s normal to feel out of sync after the time change Do you curse every spring when we have to move the clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time (DST)? Does it take you weeks to recover? You’re not alone. Studies show DST is hard on our [...]

Did stress push you off the healthy habits wagon? How to get back on track

October 28th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Take small steps for big rewards It seems the times when we most need to support ourselves with healthy habits is when we are most apt to fall off the wagon. It can happen during major life changes or stressors, such as a move, the end [...]

How to stick to the autoimmune, or leaky gut, diet

October 7th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: small steps add up to big success So you’ve either just gotten the results back from your food sensitivity test or your practitioner says you need to follow the autoimmune diet, also called the leaky gut diet, to manage your autoimmunity. The autoimmune diet comes as a shock to many [...]

Nutritional support for getting and staying sober

July 23rd, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Ways to encourage success getting sober Headed for the donut tray at the AA meeting? It’s not uncommon for people recovering from alcoholism or other addictions to report a ravenous sweet tooth. Alcohol is essentially fermented sugar and is frequently mixed with something sweet, so the alcoholic [...]

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 [...]

Could your chronic pain, chronic fatigue, or other symptoms be autoimmune?

April 23rd, 2013 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: Your chronic symptoms could be caused by an autoimmune reaction Do you have chronic pain, chronic fatigue, or other mysterious symptoms that make you miserable? But does your doctor say your lab tests are fine and you’re perfectly healthy? It could be you [...]