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 […]

Moving Forward in the Fight Against Sepsis

May 2, 2016 purposelywell 0

An international group of researchers may be making strides against sepsis, having found a very effective treatment [1]. Typically used within chemotherapy, Topoisomerase 1 inhibitors work by halting multiple nucleus processes carried out by their namesake enzyme [2]. Sepsis itself is a terrifyingly common condition, with symptoms including mental changes, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Energy Psychology in Prenatal Care

April 29, 2016 purposelywell 0

Energy psychology is a form of treatment stemming from Applied Kinesiology (a system of thought that also grew into Emotional Freedom Techniques, and Health Kinesiology, both of which utilize energy psychology’s concepts). As this piece [1] from Eden Energy Medicine summarizes: George Goodheart introduced Applied Kinesiology in the mid-1960s. The […]

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