Posts Tagged ‘chronic stress’

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 [...]

So Just How Stressed out Are You? An Adrenal Saliva Test Can Show You

May 15th, 2012 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

It’s a constant refrain: We’re too stressed out. But how stressed out are we really? An adrenal saliva test can tell you whether your cortisol (the stress hormone) is too high or too low, whether your circadian rhythm (the sleep-wake cycle) is normal, and also pin point the cause of your symptoms: adrenal fatigue or [...]

Can pregnancy cause hypothyroidism?

December 6th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question Why did pregnancy trigger my hypothyroidism? Answer Natural immune shifts during pregnancy, together with a genetic tendency and other predisposing factors, can trigger hypothyroidism in some women. Hypothyroidism is an immune disease for most For 90 percent of Americans, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and [...]

Food allergies can prevent weight loss

November 8th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I learned I have intolerances and allergies to certain foods, and that I need to avoid those foods if I want to lose weight. Isn’t it just a matter of eating fewer calories? Answer Some people find they can’t lose weight through calorie restriction alone. When that happens several issues need to be investigated. [...]

Why is menopause so hard for some women?

September 20th, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I’m going through menopause and feel like I’m falling apart. I get severe hot flashes, mood swings that border on psychosis, and my brain isn’t working. Why? Answer As the ovaries begin to wind down production of the sex hormones the adrenal glands, our stress organs, are supposed to take over that job. Unfortunately [...]

Why can’t I lose weight?

August 31st, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question It seems all my attempts to lose weight and get rid of my belly fat fail. Is there hope for me? Answer Absolutely. Normal attempts at weight loss can fail if you’re battling any metabolic disorders. When you are doing all the right things but still not losing weight you may have some health [...]

Is life really overwhelming, or are you just stressed out?

August 23rd, 2011 | by Dr. Richard Herbold

Question I feel totally overwhelmed by life and like I can barely cope. I can’t quit my job, give away my children, or afford a cook and a housecleaner. Is there anything I can do for my stress levels? Answer Sometimes you can dramatically alter a stressful life simply by addressing your own stress physiology. [...]