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.

Resveratrol: Is Wine Really Good for Your Heart and Health?


“Step right up ladies and gentlemen and try the world’s most amazing elixir. It gives you energy, melts wrinkles away, and even makes your children do their homework!” Sounds like the barking pitch of yesterday’s medicine man, doesn’t it? Or does it? Today, these sideshow vendors have moved their elixir wagons to the Internet, selling promises of better vision, better hearts, better sex, heck, a better life. Some of the pitches are obvious fabrications (“Lose 20 pounds in 20 minutes!”) while others make you stop and pause. Like resveratrol. Is It Real or Is It Snake Oil… There’s no question [...]

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Alpha Lipoic Acid: How to Treat the REAL Cause of Type 2 Diabetes


Ask someone what disease they fear the most and many will answer type 2 diabetes…and for good reason. One out of every 10 Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and millions more are walking around undiagnosed every day. And if the disease isn’t bad enough, there are the terrifying complications, including: Blindness Kidney disease Heart attack Stroke Peripheral artery disease Diabetic ulcers Amputation Death The only thing more frightening than what can happen once you get type 2 diabetes is the startling ineffectiveness of the treatments that are most often recommended. While doctors will tell you, often offhandedly, [...]

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Coconut Oil: A Nutrient Powerhouse and Metabolism Booster


Imagine you are walking the beach on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii.  All around you, people are surfing, hiking, jogging, swimming and paddleboarding. Suddenly it becomes obvious which of your fellow sand dwellers are tourists and which are locals.  Not only do the locals have a glow about their skin and trim figures, but they also seem to be oozing with abundant health and energy to spare!  Plus, there isn’t a sniffle, cough, runny nose or apparent headache in sight. What on earth can their secret be?  Is it the sun?  The stress-free life?  The salt air?  Those [...]

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The Soy Controversy: A Superfood or Toxic Killer?


There is an epic battle being waged over a common food that you and your children likely are exposed to every single day.

In one corner are those who proudly profess the almost miracle-like qualities of this food, with boastful claims about how it can do everything from curing cancer to preventing heart disease and even menopause.

In the other corner there is a persnickety bunch who retorts that this food is anything but a “miracle.” They claim it can lead to thyroid disease, actually CAUSE cancer, hamper your immune system, destroy your brain, make you infertile, and even turn males into females!

So what is this food that’s prompting two equally passionate groups to go to war?

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The Ten Worst Snack Foods


Enter any convenience store in the United States and you’ll quickly spot an array of wrapped and bottled items masquerading as food. And these junky snack foods are becoming more horrible every year.  And while there are hundreds I could rail against, 10 are particularly offensive.  I call them the “worst snack foods of all time.” But be forewarned: This list could become outdated the minute the food industry introduces yet another must-have concoction that adds pounds to your waistline while stealing your health. 1.  French Fries Who among us hasn’t been lured in by French fries, or even more [...]

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The Dirty Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup…


I am in awe of the recent TV commercials where two mothers are talking and one questions the other about serving some sweetened fruit punch to her kids.  The first mother says, “That stuff’s got high fructose corn syrup in it, and you know what they say about that.” To which the second mother replies, “What?  That it’s natural and made from corn? And that in moderation, it’s perfectly fine?” Clever commercial.  And utterly misleading. Understanding Sugar… In the beginning, there was plain old table sugar, also known by its scientific name, sucrose.  Sucrose is a disaccharide (“di” meaning “two,” [...]

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The 7 Worst “Healthy Food” Imposters…


Everywhere you turn, someone is telling you that this is good for you or that will improve your health.  We have orange juice that supposedly lowers cholesterol, flavored waters that boost immune health, and even cookies that help you lose weight! While most of us are already skeptical of these types of claims, there are foods out there that fly under the radar.  They masquerade as healthy, simply lying in wait in to sabotage your health. Here are seven of the worst healthy food imposters:   #1: Farm-Raised Salmon There’s no comparison between farm-raised salmon and the wild variety.  Farm-raised [...]

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How to Sting Your Prostate Back to Health


It’s known for its painful, spiky leaves.  In ancient Ireland, it was referred to as “The Devil’s Apron”.  Its very name suggests its needle-like appearance. Sounds pretty dangerous, right? So why on earth would you want to add this prickly plant to your supplement regimen? Well, what if I told you that people have been relying on this herb since ancient times for its healing properties? It doesn’t sound quite so menacing anymore.  In fact, this supplement sounds like it could be downright beneficial. But what does the science say? A Spiky Solution… At first glance, stinging nettle hardly seems [...]

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Ginger: An Extraordinary Spice to Combat Heart Disease…


You’ve been lied to for years.  Decades, really. Everywhere you turn, someone is telling you to watch your cholesterol, telling you that one form or another of cholesterol is either “good” or “bad,” and that if it gets too high, you are at serious risk for heart disease or even death. Even worse, they are selling you drugs to lower your cholesterol… drugs that actually deplete your heart of the very nutrients it needs to run effectively. As if this wasn’t enough, they are also ignoring the REAL reasons that so many people die unnecessarily of heart disease each year [...]

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Chromium Picolinate: An 18th Century Blood Sugar Fix?


This essential nutrient is typically found in certain foods like meat, fish, oils, eggs, and more… But these days, you’re more likely to find it as a supplement in the medicine cabinets of athletes, weightlifters, and wannabe jocks. Proponents swear that the compound can help melt away pounds, pack on muscle, and improve athletic performance. But before you rush out to add this supplement to your weight loss regimen, consider this:  There’s not a lot of heft to claims that it will help you bulk up or slim down. However, there IS good clinical evidence for its use is as [...]

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