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 […]

Crystal Healing – How does it work?

May 4, 2016 purposelywell 0

Healing crystals have been in use for approximately 5000 years, with some sources claiming it to be closer to 30000 years old [1]. They’re used for a variety of things, from repelling negativity and cultivating calmness, to bringing joy and stimulating intuition [2]. The modern resurgence of popularity surrounding them […]

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 […]

Lyme Disease Still Going Undiagnosed

April 27, 2016 purposelywell 1

Lyme disease causes a host of symptoms – from types of arthritis, to heart troubles; from large lesions or rashes, to dementia.¬†Various types of¬†Borrelia burgdorferi, injected into the bloodstream by ticks and aided by anticoagulants and immunosuppressants, are well known to be the cause. Beyond this, it’s readily treatable, testing […]

Loneliness Could be Killer

April 24, 2016 purposelywell 2

Loneliness may cause increased rates of heart disease, according to a new study published in Heart [1]. Emotional problems have always been linked more or less to physical health, with stress’s link with heart disease [2] being one of the most notably understood. With more mechanisms of action being detailed, […]

Mastering Your Body with Biofeedback

March 28, 2016 purposelywell 0

  Anxiety, asthma, depression, and many other disorders have a large unconscious component to them. Heart-rate, muscle tension and many painful or lethal factors play into them and cause numerous complications. Thankfully, the technology of biofeedback has began to unravel ways to consciously guard against these things. What is Biofeedback? […]

People Refuse Treatment When Told Absolute Risk #s

December 21, 2015 purposelywell 0

A little understanding of science and what absolute vs relative risk reduce makes a huge difference. Even Doctors are not told the truth about about absolute risk reduction. The studies are presented as relative risk and the real numbers are not given to the doctors. Anytime someone says this drug […]

5 Steps to Turn Off Your Emotional Triggers

December 5, 2015 purposelywell 0

We all have them. We all have emotional buttons that seem so easily pushed. We wish we could respond from a place a calmness but it is like fireworks goes off in the brain, and all our carefully practiced responses go up in smoke. We get defensive. We get protective. […]

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