Archive for the ‘Thyroid’ Category

Still have hypothyroidism despite normal lab results?

March 18th, 2016 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

For patients in Guilderland, Loudonville, Delmar, Colonie, and other Capital District areas: There’s more to hypothyroidism than meds Your doctor says your hypothyroid condition has been treated, but do you still suffer from symptoms of low thyroid function? Fatigue Weight gain Hair loss Constipation Depression Memory loss Cold hands and feet If so, you may suffer from [...]

If you have autoimmunity you need to look at leaky gut

July 14th, 2015 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Address leaky gut if you have autoimmunity When someone has autoimmunity one of the primary things we look for is leaky gut, a condition in which the intestinal wall is damaged, as it is usually a key factor. Autoimmunity is an extremely common disorder today in [...]

Why pregnancy can trigger Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and other autoimmune diseases

September 24th, 2014 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Did your thyroid problems start after pregnancy? Some women find they end their pregnancy with not only a new baby but a new hypothyroid condition as well. That’s because normal immune shifts during pregnancy can trigger an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, depending on genetics and other [...]

Still have hypothyroidism despite normal lab results?

March 19th, 2013 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: Hypothyroidism is most often an autoimmune disease Do you take thyroid hormone medication but still suffer fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, depression, cold hands and feet, or other thyroid symptoms? Have you been told there is nothing more that can be done [...]

When Your Blood Is Drawn Could Affect TSH Level and Hypothyroidism Diagnosis

September 4th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY’s Capital District Vitality Center: New study shows it may be best to test your TSH first thing in the morning If you check your thyroid levels in the afternoon with a blood draw, results may come back normal even though you’re hypothyroid, according to a new study. Checking [...]

Baywatch Beauty Brings Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism out of the Closet

July 3rd, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY: Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism deserves more attention and better care Talk to a group of women with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, and they’ll likely all share the same frustrating story. Frequently dismissed, misdiagnosed, or ignored by doctors, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is finally getting the recognition it deserves thanks to former Baywatch beauty and Playboy [...]

Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism Can Lead to More Autoimmune Disease

June 5th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY: Manage the underlying cause of Hashimoto’s Failing to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism condition could lead to future autoimmune diseases. A recent study revealed that roughly one in six patients with Hashimoto’s has another autoimmune disease, most commonly: atrophic gastritis, a condition in which the lining of the stomach [...]

More Than Half of All Cancers Preventable

April 10th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

You never know when those chronic migraines, persistent hypothyroid symptoms, or that flaring arthritis pain might actually save your life. These are warning signals that your system is out of balance. By tending to your body’s health with nutritional and lifestyle interventions, you may prevent cancer as well. Carrying the genes for cancer doesn’t make [...]

When a Gluten-Free Diet Is Not Enough

March 27th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

For many people, a gluten-free diet erases all their chronic health problems like a magic wand. For others, it doesn’t make a dent, despite a proven gluten intolerance. What gives? A diet that also eliminates dairy, grains, and other foods may be necessary, along with nutritional compounds to restore gut health. Gluten damages the small [...]

Combined Resveratrol and Curcumin for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders

March 6th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Thanks to exciting new research, we can more effectively manage autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammatory disorders that plague so many people today. This new approach involves the use of two natural compounds, resveratrol and curcumin, which have been found to work better when taken together than separately. Synergy between resveratrol and curcumin Resveratrol is a [...]