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.

Archive for the ‘Alternative Health’ Category

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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Heartburn Home Remedies

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition where the acid of the stomach regurgitates (goes up) into the esophagus, causing damage to the inner lining of the esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, which is a burning sensation in the chest, constant burping, and trouble swallowing. Heartburn is a symptom that may be mistaken for a heart attack, hence the terminology, but it is caused by the reflux of stomach acids into the esophagus. Doctors usually prescribe medications to reduce acidity (antacids) and to reduce acid production (proton-pump inhibitors). Medications can also be obtained without prescription (over-the-counter), but people who have […]

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Researchers found that school-based mindfulness program could reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescents. Professor Filip Raes, author and member of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, says that the study is the first to examine the effects of mindfulness in a large number of adolescents in a school-based setting. The study looked into the effects of mindfulness, which is a form of meditation therapy that focuses on practicing ‘attentiveness’ to one’s feeling and thoughts. People who are depressed often experience negative thoughts and worsening feelings. Learning to recognize these thoughts and feelings can help intervene […]

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Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of acute facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the facial nerve. This causes an inability to control facial muscles on one side of the face. No specific cause is identified, and the condition is often self-limiting, with many people showing signs of improvement as early as 10 days after its onset, even without treatment. In others, corticosteroid therapy is necessary to improve outcome. Complications may include inability to close the eyelid, leading to eye infection, abnormal tearing, chronic facial spasm, and total facial paralysis. A prospective, randomized trial involving more than 300 […]

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Tai Chi for Stroke Patients

A study shows that Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese discipline, may lower the risk of falls of stroke survivors, which may cause fractures, increase their fear of falling and decrease their mobility.  Tai Chi improves both static and dynamic balance of an individual, which are important in fall prevention, according to Ruth Taylor-Piliae, lead author of the study. The research team tracked 89 people who suffered a stroke three years (on the average) prior to the start of the study with an average age of 70. The participants were divided into three groups: 28 patients receiving the usual care, 31 […]

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