What to do with all those Headlines!

January 31, 2017 purposelywell 2

The news and social media has been riddled with a deluge of negative stories, horrible events, scary thoughts, and tons of confusion! If you have a TV or a Facebook account, you have seen more than your fair share this week alone! And it’s only Tuesday! As a concerned natural […]

Are you familiar with the therapeutic effects of frankincense?

Frankincense Oil Benefits

August 5, 2016 purposelywell 0

Frankincense is a substance derived from Botswellia sacara or Botswellia carterii tree’s resin. The tree itself grows within desolate, low-nutrient environments, making it impressively hearty. First used, as the name implies, as an incense, we’ve since found a plethora of other ways to make use of this amazing plant’s oils. […]

Depression seems to have epigenetic (trans-generational) causes, according to a new study.

Depression Has Genetic / Epigenetic Causes

August 2, 2016 purposelywell 0

Depression is a poorly understood and highly medicated disease effecting almost 7% of the population at one point in their life or another. Over the past handful of months, researchers have been churning out tons of novel research into the genetics of depression [1,3]. These studies, which have been verified […]

Portugal: Winning the War on Addiction

June 10, 2016 purposelywell 0

Drug addiction is a major problem worldwide, effecting at least 15.3 million people [1], ruining their lives and causing untold physical complications. Because of the toll such things can take on society, western governments adopted the paradigm of the war on drugs — locking up the users, seeking out the […]

Magic Mushrooms; Help for Depression?

May 21, 2016 purposelywell 0

According to new research published in The Lancet [1], “magic mushrooms” may be helpful in combating depression. Though the study was a small one (only containing twelve individuals, without a control group), the researchers found their results to be astonishing enough to publish regardless. “This is the first time that […]

Are Antidepressants Really Effective?

May 19, 2016 purposelywell 0

Antidepressants may not only be less effective than previously thought, but may also be becoming more ineffective as time goes on, according to a study from the Medical Journal of Australia [1].  Despite prescriptions for antidepressant medication becoming much more common (the paper citing a literal doubling of the amount), […]

Overcoming Depression With Mindfulness

April 30, 2016 purposelywell 0

Mindfulness, a concept developed in Buddhism, may be effective at combating depression. Put simply by Psychology Today: “Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your […]

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 […]

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, […]

Are you watching out for your mental health?

April 22, 2016 purposelywell 2

Making time for your mental health may be difficult. Fatigue and stress set in, work takes over, and you’re oftentimes unable to spend the time you need to recover. However, making a mindful and intelligent effort, you can meet these needs. This article from the Winnipeg Free Press [1], has […]

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