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 may be shocked by what we've discovered.

Eating Your Way to an Early Death?

It’s no secret that excess weight can put you at risk for many of today’s fatal illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.  But did you know that obesity can send you to an early grave? Shocking, but absolutely true. A study published in the Lancet found that all those burgers, pizza, cakes, and chips that you love so much are quite literally killing you—slowly AND early—due to the fact that excess body fat and an elevated body mass index (BMI) increases your risk of an early death. Researchers looked at findings from nearly 240 studies with a combined […]

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Is Your Antibiotic Making You Fat?

Two interesting “ages” came about after World War II.  The first was the “antiobiotic age” from 1945-1955, thanks to the discovery and use of penicillin.  Coincidentally, a new age came about around that same time: the obesity age. While much has been (rightly) made of the alarming increases in overweight and obesity rates doubling and tripling since 1985, studies show that the trend actually started back as early as the end of World War II.1  Yep, right in that “antibiotic age” zone. Coincidence?  Not according to a recent study,2 which poses the question: have antibiotics contributed to the rising obesity […]

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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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5 Tips for Burning More Fat While You Sleep

  Getting your ZZZs isn’t just a matter of fighting fatigue and ensuring pleasant mood; sleep is crucial for maintaining your health. A lack of sleep is associated with increased occurrence of inflammation, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis.  Conversely, when you get a good night’s sleep, you maintain or improve skills and knowledge committed to memory and experience better weight control, among other things. Additionally, sleep is critical for resetting your body’s functions!  One of the key functions being energy metabolism, meaning the way your body generates ATP (energy) from the nutrients in the food you eat.  But as […]

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Edible sources of nicotine, like Solanaceae, may help reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a study shows.  The research, which was published in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, suggests that eating edible sources of nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes may provide a protective effect and consequently reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait.  Parkinson’s causes are unknown but genetics, ageing, and toxins are being researched.  An estimated one million Americans have Parkinson’s and about 60,000 […]

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Weight Gain Increases Impulsiveness

New research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science suggests that people who gain weight are more likely to give in to temptations although they are more thoughtful about their actions. Angelina Sutin, psychological scientist at the Florida State University College of Medicine, and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) examined data from two large-scale longitudinal studies to see how fluctuations in body weight may be related to personality trait changes. The investigators based their analysis on two studies, NIH’s Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) and the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) […]

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Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire believe that foods marketed to children in UK supermarkets are less healthy compared to those marketed to the general population. They question the necessity for more guidelines to regulate entry of these foods into the market. The European government has expressed concern over the rising childhood obesity across the country giving more attention to reducing the advertisement of products with high fat, sugar, and/or salt levels directly to children.  The research found out that the so-called ‘healthy foods’ such as yoghurts, cereal bars and ready meals were still found to contain high fat, sugar, […]

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