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 ‘weight management’

Alternative Approaches to Help Lower Blood Pressure

A new scientific report published by the American Heart Association in its journal Hypertension states that alternative therapies such as aerobic exercise, resistance training, and isometric hand grip exercises may help reduce high blood pressure (hypertension). After reviewing several studies, researchers report that people whose blood pressure levels are higher than 120/80 mm Hg who cannot tolerate or do not respond well to standard medications may benefit from these exercises. However, they warn that these alternative approaches must not replace medically proven methods to lower blood pressure, such as weight management, smoking cessation, avoiding alcohol, a low sodium, balanced diet, […]

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Health Benefits of Banaba Leaf Extract

Leaves from banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa L) come from trees originating in Southeast Asia and have been used traditionally in the Philippines and India for people with diabetes and weight management problems.  The active component in banaba leaves is corosolic acid, which scientists at Arkansas State University are suggesting is a potential treatment for diabetes in the future. The current treatment for diabetes includes insulin treatment which is very expensive and may increase the production of anti-insulin antibodies. This immune response may cause unwanted side effects, which reduce insulin’s usefulness to function correctly in metabolism. Animal studies suggest that corosolic acid may […]

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Learning Long Term Weight Management Skills

Keeping the extra pounds away after a successful diet program is often a problem for overweight and obese individuals. However, researchers from the Stanford University in Palo Alto, California have found an approach to maintain weight loss that involves more than just initially losing weight. Michaela Kiernan, PhD, from the Stanford Prevention Research Center in California, and colleagues recently published their study in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, revealing that learning “stability skills’ before losing weight may yield better results in long-term weight management than using weight-loss interventions alone. For the study the investigators randomly assigned 267 overweight […]

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