Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Why Eating Breakfast Prevents Weight Gain and Fatigue

November 21st, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: Eating breakfast is one way to lose weight Breakfast is the easiest meal to skip—mornings are rushed and many people don’t have an appetite when they wake up. Some people even feel nauseous in the morning (which indicates a blood sugar disorder). But [...]

The Importance of Keeping a Food Diary

November 13th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: Studies show keeping a food diary substantially improves success with your new diet Whether you want to lose weight or manage an autoimmune disease, studies show keeping a food diary is one of the best ways to ensure success. For instance, diet research [...]

Mother’s Inflammation Raises Risk of Child’s Autism, Asthma, and Allergies

October 30th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: Do you have an autoimmune disease and would like to conceive? It’s important to balance your immune system first While practitioners of functional medicine have long understood the link between the health of a mother’s immune system and the risk of giving birth [...]

Is Your Blood Pressure Too Low?

October 3rd, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY’s Capital District Vitality Center: Is your blood pressure too low instead of too high? We all hear about the risks associated with high blood pressure, but having low blood pressure can also pose health risks. When you have low blood pressure your blood, which carries oxygen and nutrients, [...]

Low Cholesterol Caution: Why You Need Cholesterol

September 26th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY’s Capital District Vitality Center: Beware of Too Low Cholesterol We frequently hear about the dangers of high cholesterol, but keeping cholesterol as low as many doctors recommend may be doing your body more harm than good. Although conventional medicine has demonized cholesterol and many healthy foods as a [...]

Diet for Diabetes May Be Different Than You Thought—20 Percent Are “Type 1.5”

September 11th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY’s Capital District Vitality Center: Your diabetes or blood sugar problems could be partly autoimmune Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) and diabetes are typically linked with a long-standing diet heavy in sweet, starchy foods and processed fats, as well as overeating and a lack of exercise. This is often referred to [...]

Your Spouse: The Biggest Barrier to a Gluten-Free Diet?

August 21st, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY’s Capital District Vitality Center: How to deal with an unsupportive spouse for your gluten-free diet Spouses complain that eating gluten free is too expensive and too restrictive, they tell you that you’re making a big deal about nothing, or perhaps they simply cannot imagine life without those staples [...]

Study Shows Sugar Makes Us More Stupid; Omega 3 to the Rescue

June 19th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY: Sugar has been shown to worsen learning and memory—or dumb down your brain A recently published UCLA study shows what many have suspected all along: Eating too much sugar makes you stupid. Scientists found that just six weeks of bingeing on sweets and soda will sabotage both learning [...]

Does Your Child with Food Intolerances Feel Left out?

May 30th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold offers tips Your gluten-free third-grader walks in the door and immediately bursts into tears. Someone brought cupcakes to celebrate a birthday at school and everyone got one but her. “No one will want to be my friend because I can’t eat gluten,” she says between sobs. Moments like these can test the [...]

Are You Sure You Can Eat Wheat? Gluten Tests Often Wrong

April 24th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Gluten intolerance is not as straightforward as once believed. Many people test negative for gluten intolerance when, in fact, they have celiac disease or should be on a gluten-free diet. This is because standard tests are incomplete and fail to account for gluten cross-reactivity. Fortunately, revolutionary breakthroughs in gluten testing are now available from Cyrex [...]