Supplements: Are They Really the Answer?

July 31, 2016 purposelywell 0

It’s no secret that supplements are subjected to far less scrutiny than any other medical tool, with even alternative medicines receiving more attention from scientists and the press in recent years. However, analysis released by Consumer Reports in the wake of their investigation into creating a non-viable, yet marketable, supplement, […]

Does Green Tea Prevent Aneurysms?

July 30, 2016 purposelywell 0

Green tea may not be your first thought for preventative medicine, but there are plenty of reasons you may already be drinking it daily. From the high levels of antioxidant polyphenols [2], to the nootropic effects of caffeine, it already has its fair share of uses. Now, according to research […]

The Cockroach Milk Media Craze

July 30, 2016 purposelywell 0

Cockroach milk is making waves because of new research published within the International Union of Crystallography’s Journal [1]. Though sounding particularly unsavory, there are some news outlets going as far as to label it a superfood, making it a claim worth investigating [2]. The cockroach milk itself isn’t made in […]

Rosemary: Helping Your Health

June 20, 2016 purposelywell 0

Rosemary is a versatile herb that we’ve previously written about. Being used within bug repellants and perfumes, lamb dishes and medicine, it’s always worth learning more about [1]. Natural News has a wonderful article [2] on some of its uses: 1. Keeps Food-Borne Illness Away We’ve all heard stories about […]

Is It Arthritis?

May 26, 2016 purposelywell 0

As we age most people will feel some joint creaks and aches. But, when it gets beyond that, it is good to know what your pain means. There are many different kinds of arthritis and they are treated differently. Pay attention to how the pain feels. Of course, look at […]

Napping: The Unlikely Cause of Heart Failure

May 14, 2016 purposelywell 0

According to research from St. George’s University in the United Kingdom, heart failure may be correlated with the amount of sleep one has throughout the day [1]. The study, which followed 3723 men between the ages of sixty and ninety for nine years, found that sleeping in excess of an […]

Statins Might Not Work for Heart Disease

May 5, 2016 purposelywell 0

Statins, which we reported may be over-prescribed earlier this week, may not even be an effective treatment for heart disease according to research from 2015 [1]. Researchers analyzed the experimental protocol and data surrounding multiple studies and came to the conclusion that statins may not have a correlation with reducing […]

Walt Whitman’s “Manly Diet”

May 1, 2016 purposelywell 0

One of Walt Whitman’s final works has been rediscovered by the literature community, and it’s not quite what you’d imagine. The New York Times reports [1]: “Let the main part of the diet be meat, to the exclusion of all else,” Whitman wrote, sounding more than a little paleo. As […]

Could Herbal Teas Help Your Memory?

April 30, 2016 purposelywell 1

Tea drinking and aromatherapy may be back in the forefront of public attention after a new study from Northumbria University. Across multiple experiments, including lavender scented rooms and teatime testing, researchers examined 330 people’s attention and memory after exposure to different stimulus. In the first portion, 180 people were given […]

Fish Oil Boosts Antidepressants

April 28, 2016 purposelywell 0

Fish oil has been known for quite some time to have beneficial cognitive effects. New research, however, is pointing to it even being capable of assisting with depression. Researchers from Harvard and The University of Melbourne collaborated to perform meta-analysis on data about Omega-3 fatty acids; finding solid evidence that […]

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