Breastfeeding and Higher IQ’s

July 31, 2016 purposelywell 0

Breastfeeding is already known to have numerous benefits to both the mother and child. It’s well documented that it passes on an important disease-fighting compound called immunoglobulin A. It decreases the mother’s risk for postpartum depression. It slices the child’s chances of becoming obese [1]. It’s becoming surprising that there […]

Meditation and Childhood ADHD

July 31, 2016 purposelywell 0

It’s no secret that meditation has a plethora of benefits to offer. From reducing depression, to improving the quality of one’s sleep [1], it’s already established to be a fantastic solution to emotionally based problems. Now, according to an experiment’s protocol published on BMC Psychology’s website [2], it seems Dutch […]

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 […]

Does Acupressure Help Cancer Survivors?

July 9, 2016 purposelywell 0

Acupressure has been held as a marvel within certain communities for millennia. Now, thanks to a study published in JAMA Oncology[1], we can begin to see more of why that is. What is Acupressure? Acupressure is the stimulation of specific points on the body with gentle pressure or rubbing. Proponents […]

Fighting Alzheimer’s With… Cannabis?

July 6, 2016 purposelywell 0

Cannabis may be focal in future treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new data released by the Salk Institute[1]. Alzheimer’s disease is a terrifying disease and one of the most common forms of dementia, accounting for about 50 to 70% of all cases[2]. Early symptoms revolve around difficulty handling new […]

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 […]

National College of Natural Medicine Receives a Facelift

July 5, 2016 purposelywell 0

The National College of Natural Medicine is no longer! Renamed and more prestigious, the National College of Natural Medicine received a facelift last week. Now christened the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), it will be providing the same essential services it has for decades, but with the recognition many […]

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