There are no miracle cure-alls, silver bullets, or magic pills that will get you trim, fit and healthy, but after an exhaustive search and rigorous testing, The Sherpa has pinpointed a few natural health therapies that DO help and ferreted out the scams to avoid...you may be shocked by what we've discovered.

Posts Tagged ‘yoga’

Non-Surgical Solution for Neck and Back Pain

It seems that everywhere you turn, someone it talking about yoga.  Hot yoga, flow yoga, and more recently, even goat yoga! (Yep, it’s a real thing…) Yoga has been touted not only for its ability to improve strength and flexibility, but also to support heart and joint health.  But one of the most researched and supported ways yoga can benefit you lies in its ability to ease lower back pain. In a recent study from the British Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at 12 randomized studies, totaling 1,080 men and women between the ages of 34 and 48, all of […]

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Yoga for the Heart

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart problem that affects more than 2 million Americans. This condition involves an abnormality in heart rhythm, which is brought about by the irregular contraction of the heart’s upper chamber. Although it may be asymptomatic, it can increase one’s risk for stroke. Atrial fibrillation is often treated with drugs like beta-blockers and anticoagulants to help control heart rate and prevent thromboembolism, which can lead to stroke, but some patients do not respond well to these. Researchers led by Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy from the University of Kansas Medical Center have found that taking regular yoga […]

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Complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) consisting of exercise, massage, acupuncture, and dietary supplements has been used to relieve the symptoms of patients suffering from arthritis. In a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, researchers show that about a quarter of patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis benefit from CAT in addition to conventional therapy consisting of drugs. Lead author Professor Nada Alaaeddine, Head of the Regenerative and Inflammation Lab in the Faculty of Medicine, University of St Joseph, in Beirut, Lebanon states that it is important for health providers to be aware of the potential benefits of […]

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