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Reflexology: Benefits and How-To

August 8, 2016 purposelywell 0

Reflexology is a cousin to acupuncture and acupressure in that it relies on specific pressures on parts of one’s body in order to manage a symptom. This wonderful article, courtesy of Top 10 Home Remedies has more on the topic: Reflexology is an alternative medicine technique based on the belief […]

Type-2 Diabetes: Yoga in the Clinic

July 5, 2016 purposelywell 0

A new study published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation [1] points to promising news for those suffering from type-2 diabetes. The paper, a meta-analysis of 864 patients across twelve trials, points to a correlation between those that practiced yoga and positive clinical outcomes. Type-2 Diabetes, characterized by the misuse […]

Heart Disease Over-medicated?

May 2, 2016 purposelywell 0

New algorithms to determine heart disease medications may be prone to over-prescribing, according to a report by TIME [1]. Heart disease is responsible for about 25% of deaths in America according to the CDC [2], and there are many reasons to be cautious in our treatment of it. Many medications […]

Civilization Syndrome: Social Media and Disease

May 1, 2016 purposelywell 0

Civilization syndrome is, in essence, the factors that predispose us to diseases based off our culture. Though this term is a relatively recent development, where the many modern things are concerned, it was first used to describe the North American obesity epidemic in 1993 [1]. The authors of the study […]

Diabetes Unraveled; The Fifth Autoantigen

April 25, 2016 purposelywell 1

Diabetes has been known to be caused by the immune system’s response to four specific molecules (called autoantigens) for quite some time [1]. However, some have felt that there are problems with the current model (as discussed at length here [2]), leading others to seek more complete answers. This spurred […]

Too Much Self-Control Bad for Diabetes Patients?

April 11, 2016 purposelywell 0

According to evidence published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, trying too hard to stay on-diet with diabetes may actually make things worse [1]. “People with diabetes who overexert self-control following a lapse may be especially likely to experience a subsequent relapse,” the paper’s objective states plainly, setting the […]

Soybean Oil Worse Than Sugar?

April 9, 2016 purposelywell 0

An article by Marygrace Taylor for [1] has some stunning news about soybean oil: Apparently, the Worst Food On The Planet Award should actually go to soybean oil, suggests new findings published in the journal PLoS One. Setting up a sort of dietary cage match, researchers fed mice a […]

Metformin Cause B12 Deficiency Risk

March 18, 2016 purposelywell 0

A high percentage of people, both pre-diabetic and diabetic take Metformin to control blood sugar. It can be helpful to many people but this study shows that a Vitamin B12 deficiency can develop from it. It is easily remedied but it must be watched and B12 supplemented appropriately. Following participants […]

Diet Soda Busted

November 29, 2015 purposelywell 1

Check out this major study and all the research on artificial sugars. Drinking diet soda pop is highly correlated with Metabolic Syndrome. The research on aspartame and other artificial sugars is overwhelming. Don’t drink diet anything and don’t use those little artificial sugar packets in your coffee. Even diabetics should not […]

This Leaf Is a Multi-function Healer

November 14, 2015 purposelywell 0

There are many medicinal leaves that the modern western world has forgotten. Every part of the world has medicinal leaves for the ailments that they face. The idea that we have to bring superfoods and wonder plants from other parts of the world is mostly marketing. Olive leaf has been […]

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