Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

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 [...]

Seven reasons exercise recovery can be difficult

August 6th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Don’t ignore poor exercise recovery If recovering from exercise is so difficult it feels like it’s ruining your days and sapping your motivation, you may be suffering from loss of exercise tolerance. Exercise is supposed to make you feel better and give you more energy, not [...]

Mystery symptoms? Lab testing can reveal whether it’s autoimmune

July 7th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Your symptoms could be caused by autoimmunity Do you have chronic, mysterious symptoms that drag your life down but your lab tests come back normal? You may have an autoimmune reaction, a disorder in which your immune system attacks and destroys a part of your body. [...]

Artificial food colorings: What you don’t know can make you sick

February 25th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: It’s important to avoid food colorings If you’re like most people, you probably have a vague notion artificial food coloring is “bad.” You’ve also probably heard it makes some kids hyperactive. But did you know the science on artificial food dyes is so thorough and damning [...]

Teens need enough sleep as much as they need air, water, and food

November 19th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Help your teen get enough sleep Teens burn through life because, well, they can, and research shows two out of three teens are severely sleep deprived. But what teens and the adults in their lives don’t realize is that sleep deprivation raises the risk of car accidents and [...]

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 [...]

Pain meds linked to hearing loss; get to the root cause instead

June 17th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Overuse of pain meds could cause hearing loss When the body hurts, people reach for over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers to ease their suffering; they are the most frequently used medications in the United States. Although they offer easy-access pain relief, they have been linked to hearing loss [...]

How gut bacteria make you thin or fat

January 28th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: A plant-based diet can promote “thin” bacteria Obesity has long been blamed on laziness and lack of will power, but exciting new research shows the composition of your gut bacteria, which may have been set since birth, can play a deciding role in whether you’re thin [...]

Are you working out too much?

February 27th, 2013 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: Exercise regularly but don’t overdo it Although it’s good to exercise regularly, working out too much could work against you. A new study found that older women (ages 60 to 72) who worked out two to four times a week burned more calories [...]