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 ‘Food’ Category

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire believe that foods marketed to children in UK supermarkets are less healthy compared to those marketed to the general population. They question the necessity for more guidelines to regulate entry of these foods into the market. The European government has expressed concern over the rising childhood obesity across the country giving more attention to reducing the advertisement of products with high fat, sugar, and/or salt levels directly to children.  The research found out that the so-called ‘healthy foods’ such as yoghurts, cereal bars and ready meals were still found to contain high fat, sugar, […]

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Nutritional Value of Fast Foods Have Not Improved

A new study that looked into the nutritional quality of menu items offered at eight popular fast-food restaurants shows that there has only been modest improvements over the last14 years. The researchers analyzed the menus from 1997- 2010, which came from Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Taco Bell, Arby’s, Dairy Queen, and Jack in the Box. Using the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Healthy Eating Index to evaluate the nutritional quality of the menu items served in these fast food chains, they found that the score for all these restaurants increased from 45 to 48 during the study […]

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Young Men Consume the Most Added Sugars

The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that from 2005 to 2010, young U.S. adults  consumed more added sugar than older people. Government researchers also found that although sugary beverages are usually blamed for the increase in sugar consumption among Americans, foods from home were the greater source. Only one-third of the calories consumed from added sugars came from sweetened beverages. The report, which was published in the National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, states that the number of calories consumed from added sugar declined with advancing age. People aged 60 and above consumed significantly fewer calories […]

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Diet and Exercise at the Same Time Recommended

Most people who want to achieve their health goals often focus on either eating the right diet or increasing physical activity, while some struggle to do these sequentially. Many studies look into the effects of each of these health habit changes, but few studies examine their effects when done together. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine conducted a study to compare the effects of dieting and exercising when done simultaneously against those of doing these health strategies sequentially. The study involved 200 healthy adults ages 45 and older, who were inactive and had suboptimal diets. They randomly divided […]

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Posted in: Fitness, Food, Healthy Eating, Lifestyle, News Briefs


Superfoods for Healthy Skin

Frank Lipman, a former chief medical resident at Lincoln Hospital and founder of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center in New York City recommend four foods he considers as nutritional powerhouses, which are loaded with antioxidants. These superfoods help to hydrate the skin, boost circulation, and promote cell turnover, making one look healthier and younger. Lipman recommends eating wild salmon two to three servings a week for its omega-3 fatty acid content, which most people lack in their bodies. Fatty fish do not only help the body expel bad fats, they also pad the skin and cell membranes, to make the skin plumper […]

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