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.

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Researchers report at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 that probiotics may soon become part of the treatment plan for managing hepatic encephalopathy, a neuropsychiatric abnormality associated with liver failure and  characterized by intellectual impairment, personality changes,  and reduced levels of consciousness. Hepatic encephalopathy is a complication of advanced liver disease that is often difficult to treat. It is caused by the accumulation of toxins in the blood that are not removed by the liver. Treatment usually involves the use of antibiotics or laxatives, which are used to prevent the production of toxic substances in the intestine. Gut bacteria produce ammonia, […]

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Fish Oil Boosts the Immune System

One of the many important benefits of eating fatty fish is obtaining fish oil, which is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent disease. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which have been thought to reduce inflammation. A new study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, however shows that DHA-rich fish oil enhances immune function by increasing the activity of B cells (a type of white blood cells), challenging the concept that fish oil is only immunosuppressive. This new discovery is significant because it shows that […]

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Foods Recommended for Arthritis

Millions of people worldwide suffer from osteoarthritis, a chronic condition that affects the joints, causing pain, swelling and inflammation, resulting in a decline in productivity and quality of life. Although many believe that osteoarthritis results from gradual degeneration of the cartilages between overused joints, symptoms  may actually be due to chronic low-grade inflammation. This was revealed in a study published in Nature by investigators at Stanford School of Medicine. William Robinson, MD, PhD, the study’s senior author states that arthritis may not just be a simple case of wear-and-tear, but may be linked to an attack by the immune system, […]

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Omega-3 Fights Breast Cancer

A new study that was recently published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, shows clear evidence that continuing exposure to omega-3 fatty acids lowers the risk for breast cancer. Researchers believe that omega-3 to be the driving force in the prevention of breast cancer. The most common form of cancer in women is breast cancer and is considered the second leading cause of cancer death among females.  It has been a belief by advocates for breast cancer that diet may be of great help in cancer prevention. However, studies conducted to prove such claim lack clear evidence and human studies […]

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Taking docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements, an omega-3 fatty acid may help prevent very short pregnancies or risky premature deliveries in pregnant women, according to a new study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Women in the US have been found to have shorter pregnancies compared to women from other developed countries. Furthermore, their babies also tend to have lower birth weights. For these reasons, lead author Susan Carlson a nutritionist at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City believes that the results of their study are important. She says that many women in the U.S. […]

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