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 ‘Meditation’ Category

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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Yoga for the Heart

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart problem that affects more than 2 million Americans. This condition involves an abnormality in heart rhythm, which is brought about by the irregular contraction of the heart’s upper chamber. Although it may be asymptomatic, it can increase one’s risk for stroke. Atrial fibrillation is often treated with drugs like beta-blockers and anticoagulants to help control heart rate and prevent thromboembolism, which can lead to stroke, but some patients do not respond well to these. Researchers led by Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy from the University of Kansas Medical Center have found that taking regular yoga […]

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Meditation Relieves Chronic Inflammation

Psychological stress plays an important role in many chronic conditions like inflammatory diseases. One of the therapeutic techniques believed to combat stress and inflammation is meditation, but there has been little evidence to support this theory, specifically on mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation consists of focusing one’s attention on breathing, bodily sensations and mental content while meditating, walking or doing yoga. It was originally designed to help patients with chronic pain to manage stress. A study conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center found that patients who suffer from chronic inflammatory […]

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