Patheos Watermark

You are running a very outdated version of Internet Explorer. Patheos and most other websites will not display properly on this version. To better enjoy Patheos and your overall web experience, consider upgrading to the current version of Internet Explorer. Find more information HERE.

Our beliefs often have a direct impact on our health.

Here at Patheos many of our writers explore this connection and reflect on its significance. Following is a selection of our newest stories in concert with a curated selection of some of the most popular posts about health, wellness, and medicine.


Most Recent Stories

Is Becoming Transgender Dangerous to Health?

Is Becoming Transgender Dangerous to Health?

Gerald McDermott

A man who underwent a sex-change procedure called it a disater.

Universal Healthcare is Conservative?

Universal Healthcare is Conservative?

Steve Neumann

Though conservatives (largely Christian) object to more taxes for universal healthcare, isn't universal healthcare the "Christian" thing to do?

How to Make Korean Rice Cake Soup

How to Make Korean Rice Cake Soup

Stef Patag

This soup is one of my go-to Korean dishes that the whole family loves.

Dr. Oz, Disinfected by Sunshine

Dr. Oz, Disinfected by Sunshine

Paul Fidalgo

TV personality, Dr. Oz, has been taken to task for promoting a number of brazen examples of pseudoscience.

Spiritual Psychotherapy as Good as Meds

Spiritual Psychotherapy as Good as Meds

Dr. Greg

Researchers in the U.K. have found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may offer as much protection from depression as antidepressants.

Babies Undergoing Surgery Without Meds

Babies Undergoing Surgery Without Meds

Gregory Popcak

The brains of babies 'light up' in a similar way to adults when exposed to painful stimulus, a brain scanning study has discovered.

Child's Well-Being Must Be Considered

Child's Well-Being Must Be Considered

Hemant Mehta

Makayla didn't want continue chemo, and her Ojibwe/First Nations parents were happy to oblige, seeking out faith-based treatments instead.

Effectively Regulating Homeopathic Products

Effectively Regulating Homeopathic Products

Hemant Mehta

Since banning homeopathic medicine is out of the question, what should the government do?

Religion Has No Affect on Mental Health

Religion Has No Affect on Mental Health

Hemant Mehta

Common wisdom holds that religious people generally have stronger mental health than atheists, but new research may show this is incorrect.

Vatican's Course on Exorcism Dangerous

Vatican's Course on Exorcism Dangerous

Michael Stone

A controversial course on exorcism approved by the Vatican is underway at the European University of Rome.

Probiotics May Ease Pain of Depression

Probiotics May Ease Pain of Depression

Dr. Greg

A new study found that people focus less on bad feelings and experiences from the past after four weeks of probiotics administration.

Most Popular Stories

White Knights on Birth Control

White Knights on Birth Control

Libby Anne

As women, we can now control our fertility through birth control. That does not mean we are at men's sexual beck and call —and it shouldn't.

Antidepressants Make Getting Better Harder

Antidepressants Make Getting Better Harder

Dr. Greg

A study from Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Review asserts that the science behind most anti-depressant medications is entirely backwards.

Yoga for Weight Loss: Is it Appropriate?

Yoga for Weight Loss: Is it Appropriate?

Sadhguru

It is not just the bulge of your muscle, but the flexibility of your body that is as important for the proper functioning of the system.

"Am I Crazy?" 9 Aspects of Mental Health

Gregory Popeak

When the human brain is working at its best, it's capable of doing 9 things that contribute to what we might consider, "good mental health."

One of About.com's Experts an Anti-Vaxxer?

One of About.com's Experts an Anti-Vaxxer?

Hemant Mehta

If you're an expert, you should be on the front lines convincing people to give their children vaccines, not confusing them.

Respect Your Health: Reject

Respect Your Health: Reject "Cult of the Body"

Tom Zampino

The Church encourages good health practices, while simultaneously pointing out some of the hazards to which we seem inevitably drawn.

The Religious War on Reproductive Health

The Religious War on Reproductive Health

Adam Lee

When it comes to reproductive health in America, progress often seems like a one-step-forward-two-steps-back kind of situation.

Praying Our Way Back to Wellness

Praying Our Way Back to Wellness

Cash Peters

Four years ago, I had the experience of a lifetime. For twelve days we prayed together and it opened a new way of looking at disease.

I Stopped Overeating with One Thought

I Stopped Overeating with One Thought

John Shore

I knew I had to stop eating like the cause of a worldwide dessert shortage. But when I tried to, I failed.

7 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life

7 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life

Sunil Daman

Here are a few concrete ways that meditation can improve your life, boost your vitality and give you a greater sense of wellbeing.

CLOSE | X

HIDE | X