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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

Women Need Muscle Too — Time to Get Toned!

Women Need Muscle Too — Time to Get Toned!

Sean Lowe

Summer is just around the corner! Go!

Join Me in Creating a Beach Body

Join Me in Creating a Beach Body

Sean Lowe

My best friend is having a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas in five weeks. I want to get in the best shape possible by then.

Mandate Vaccinations for Poor Communication

Mandate Vaccinations for Poor Communication

Paul Louis Metzger

Key to public health is healthy communication. Constant communication helps dispel fears. Lack of communication and knowledge lead to mistrust.

David Barton Mixes Up Studies to Prove His Views on HIV

David Barton Mixes Up Studies to Prove His Views on HIV

Warren Throckmorton

As Right Wing Watch pointed out earlier today, David Barton recently told Charis Bible College that he believes scientists will never find a vaccine for HIV.

South Korea Legalizes Adultery; Birth-Control Stocks Surge

South Korea Legalizes Adultery; Birth-Control Stocks Surge

Terry Firma

For the last 62 years, adultery was against the law in South Korea, drawing prison sentences of up to two years for both lovers. Not anymore.

Study Says No Link Between Drugs and Health Problems

Study Says No Link Between Drugs and Health Problems

JT Eberhard

A new population study has confirmed what pretty much all previous research has found –LSD helps people conquer depression and come to terms with terminal illnesses.

BTW, We Have to Remove Your Feet

BTW, We Have to Remove Your Feet

Dosho Port

I had a "minor" surgery last week and was in the hospital overnight for the first time.

Is Any Diet Truly Sattvic?

Is Any Diet Truly Sattvic?

Deepika Birks

No matter how you go about it, eating is never a harmless act. Something has to die in order for you to live.

Gluten Free—No Laughing Matter

Gluten Free—No Laughing Matter

Paul Louis Metzger

For some, going "gluten free" is hip. For others, it affects the size of their hips and the state of their health.

Lent, Weight Watchers, and Aristotle

Lent, Weight Watchers, and Aristotle

willduquette

I associate dieting with Lent. Not because I equate fasting with dieting, but because of a double coincidence.

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.

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