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 […]

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 […]

Yoga Helps Protect Cognitive Function

June 9, 2016 purposelywell 0

A 3-month yoga and meditation course may improve cognitive function, according to a study [1] published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease last month. According to this [2] article from Medical News Today, it seemingly combats mild cognitive impairment by assisting the brain in producing more BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor). […]

What is the Primo-Vascular System?

May 27, 2016 purposelywell 0

In the 1960’s, a Chinese researcher by the name of Bong Han Kim discovered and elaborated upon a pseudo-vascular system within the human body, comparable to but distinct from both the blood and lymphatic systems [1]. Using high-quality stains, Kim was able to figure out the logistics of a sweeping […]

Breatharianism and Sun-gazing

May 26, 2016 purposelywell 0

Breatharianism, sun-gazing and other forms of non-food subsistence have had a resurgence in popularity in the last decade, producing a mixture [1] of reception[2]. In particular, proponents of these practices state that they’re able to survive without eating food for elongated periods of time (some claiming, with evidence to their […]

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 […]

Being Grateful Can Make You Happy

May 25, 2016 purposelywell 0

It’s very common to feel like being grateful is difficult when you’re unhappy. However, research shows that simply practicing gratitude (even if you don’t feel like it) may actually make you happier. Give thanks, be grateful and happiness will come with it. Arthur C Brooks’ article for the New York […]

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), […]

Self-Help With Energy Healing

May 15, 2016 purposelywell 1

Helping one’s self with energy healing shouldn’t have to be a difficult task. Sadly, with the myriad of opinions, theories and methods, it can be daunting to begin. The best advice in this respect is that your body will tell you what’s right for you, and experimenting with the intent of […]

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