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Can your brain breathe? How to oxygenate your brain

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Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: How to make sure your brain is getting enough oxygen Even though you can breathe normally your brain may not be getting enough oxygen. Lack of oxygen in the brain is not something the average person can recognize. However it can cause poor brain function and increase the risk of vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s. The brain can be hungry for oxygen years or decades before dementia sets in. Risk factors include high or low blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, smoking, alcoholism, and high cholesterol.

The Importance of Keeping a Food Diary

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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 shows those who keep a food diary lose 30 to 50 percent more weight than those who don’t. As a clinical nutritionist and chiropractic neurologist, I support patients from Guilderland, Loudonville, Delmar, Colonie, and other areas of the Capital District in my Clifton Park, NY

Seven things that cause adrenal fatigue

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Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Dr. Richard Herbold discusses 7 things that cause adrenal fatigue Feel tired all the time? You may suffer from adrenal fatigue, a condition in which the body has difficulty meeting the demands of everyday stress. Adrenal fatigue is often associated with too much stress from a busy lifestyle and lack of sleep, however other factors may lead to adrenal fatigue. Signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue include: Fatigue Headaches with stress or in the afternoon Frequent colds and flus; weak immune system Allergies Slow to get going in the morning Craving

Do men go through menopause?

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Question My middle-aged husband has no motivation and is always cranky. He has also put on a big belly and lost his libido. Do men go through menopause? Answer Many men suffer from what is called andropause, a hormonal and neurological cascade that affects their health and their personality. Some refer to it as “male menopause.” Andropause: “male menopause” The defining marker for andropause is a skewed ratio of testosterone to estrogen so that estrogen becomes dominant. This has long been associated with middle age, but clinicians are increasingly finding it in younger men too. As andropause comes on gradually

Coffee enemas for detox, liver support, and glutathione boost

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Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center news: Try coffee enemas for a health boost When most people hear the term “coffee enema” they think, “Oh, gross!” But before you click the back button, consider the following; coffee enemas have been known to: greatly relieve chronic pain help boost energy levels relieve depression improve mental clarity and sluggishness ease die-off symptoms during cleanse regimens aid elimination of parasites and sludgy buildup from years of slow intestinal action help improve digestion Enemas have been a regular part of medical treatment around the world since at least 1500 BC. Coffee enemas

Weight loss is added bonus to anti-inflammatory diet for better health

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Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, New York’s Capital District Vitality Center: You may enjoy weight loss as an added benefit to your anti-inflammatory diet Counting calories, avoiding fats, miniscule portions, living with hunger—dieting is a drag and the majority of people eventually gain back the pounds they fought so hard to lose. Newer research shows sloth and gluttony aren’t necessarily to blame for excess weight, but instead inflammation, leaky gut, stress, and other health imbalances. Dieting slows the metabolism, influences hormones that control appetite so you may become hungrier, and can create a cycle of unhealthy yo-yo dieting. You’ll

Can Gluten Intolerance Cause Infertility? Natural Help in Clifton Park, NY

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Dr. Richard Herbold of Clifton Park, NY: Celiac disease and gluten intolerance is linked with infertility in both women and men Couples trying to conceive may want to add a gluten-free diet to their regimen. Research shows a clear link between celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and infertility in both women and men. Infertility affects about 10 percent of couples wanting to have children, or more than 6 million Americans. Several studies have shown the prevalence of celiac disease is higher in women with unexplained infertility. Also, women with celiac disease are three times more likely to miscarry and four times

Fight Inflammation with Glutathione Recycling

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The term “antioxidant” has become popular in a multitude of products from acai to dark chocolate, but the most important antioxidant is the one made by your body: glutathione. Sufficient glutathione is vital for good health. Glutathione is a molecule that protects the body in many ways. It shields cells from damage caused by oxidation and inflammation, it aids in detoxification, and it helps the immune system function at its best. When glutathione production drops, you are more vulnerable to: autoimmune disease chemical sensitivities heavy metal sensitivities inflammatory disorders intestinal permeability (leaky gut) other immune issues Chronic stress depletes glutathione

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

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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 your TSH in the morning can give you more accurate results. Like other hormones in the body, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) follows a daily rhythm and is not consistent throughout the day. Researchers in the study evaluated untreated patients with subclinical hypothyroidism along with patients taking

Gluten Could Be Causing Your Heartburn

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Call it acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD, but having stomach acid splash back up into your esophagus is painful and distressing. Although researchers cite various causes, one that many doctors overlook is gluten, the protein found in wheat, spelt, rye, barley, and other wheat-like grains. Studies link gluten with acid reflux Research shows acid reflux symptoms more commonly affect those with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten. One study found 30 percent of celiac disease patients had GERD compared to less than 5 percent of those not diagnosed with the disease. Another study found almost 40 percent of

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  • Dr. Herbold is helping me with my weight, which has not budged in spite of being a nutritionist myself. His blend of scientific knowledge, clinical experience so he can sense exactly what the next steps are, compassion and humor are helping me. At last, someone who can heal this healer (me)!...
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  • I have known Dr. Herbold for 11 years now. He is a wonderful doctor, a trusted confidant, and a wonderful human being. He has helped me and my family many many times with health related needs. Dr. Herbold is very compassionate — a great teacher and mentor. We are so fortunate to have someone of hi...

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