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.

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Probiotics Beneficial for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

University of Michigan Health System researchers found that stress can cause changes in the brain-gut interactions and induce intestinal inflammation that leads to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). These include diarrhea, chronic abdominal pains and loss of appetite. They also found that these could be prevented by maintaining healthy gut microbiota, or a normal number of “good” bacteria in the intestines. This may be achieved by taking probiotics, or live bacteria that help maintain the number of microorganisms in the gut, which can aid in digestion, improve nutrient absorption and boost immune function. Using animal models, they induced small […]

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Omega-3 Supplements Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Researchers at The University of Manchester report the results of the first clinical trial which examined the effects of omega-3 fish oil on skin immunity to cancer, stating that taking regular doses of fish oil may protect against skin cancer. Previous studies on laboratory animals have suggested that dietary fish oils could reduce sunlight-induced immunosuppression or suppression of the body’s ability to fight skin cancer. The study, which was recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was funded by the Association for International Cancer Research. Lead researcher Lesley Rhodes, Professor of Experimental Dermatology from the Photobiology Unit Dermatology […]

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Supplemental Iron Reduces PMS Symptoms

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences and Harvard recently looked into the effects of dietary minerals on premenstrual syndrome (PMS) development. Premenstrual syndrome is a group of emotional manifestations, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycle, consisting of irritability, crying, depression, oversensitivity, and mood swings. Lead author Patricia Chocano-Bedoya and colleagues evaluated the mineral intake of about 3,000 women in a prospective study called Nurses’ Health Study II. Participants who were free of PMS symptoms at baseline were asked to complete three food frequency questionnaires over a 10-year study […]

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Omega-3 for Dental Health

The team of Dr. Alison Coates, PhD, senior lecturer at the University of South Australia, has been studying the potential benefits of fish oil or long-chain omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of periodontitis (inflammation of gum tissue around the teeth).  The main focus of research relative to dental and oral health was about fighting bacteria that caused gingivitis.  However, it was later found out that as the body tries to get rid of the bacteria, it likewise damages its own tissue, which then leads to periodontitis. According to Coates, low-grade inflammation plays a role in periodontitis and fish oil […]

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Previous studies have shown the effects of feeding DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid, to infants, suggesting that the supplements can influence their cognitive and intellectual development. University of Kansas researchers are now conducting a 10-year, double-blind randomized controlled trial to see if supplementation in pregnant mothers can benefit their children’s intelligence and school readiness, based on the knowledge that DHA accumulates most rapidly in the fetal brain during pregnancy. The results from the first five years of the study were recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Susan Carlson and John Colombo, University of Kansas professors, […]

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