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.
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As it turns out, Simone Biles wasn't Planned Parenthood's perfect target. Instead, she was the Republican Party's perfect target.
Voting for Trump against Hillary—simply because she is a Clinton—may well be a short-sighted reaction instead of a carefully considered tactical choice.
The school year began in parts of California last week with officials sending a lot of children back home until they were properly vaccinated.
Breathing is a very valuable key to stress relief—and to emotional and physical health, too.
A more nuanced and accurate understanding of female sexuality must be collectively pursued in order to see significant positive change in Muslim marriages.
Jane the Actuary
Wanting to add more tools to your anti-overweight cause is not suitable grounds for manipulating diagnoses.
Many faithful Catholics are confused about what the Church teaches regarding the legitimacy of taking the Pill for reasons that are not birth control.
At first glance, the belly button is just a cute little thing on a baby's belly, something that remains as a vestige of our time in our mother's womb. But really, its power.
Most Popular Stories
With careful planning, states dominated by evangelical Christians can probably make life totally miserable for anyone who doesn't conform to their religious beliefs.
Touted as a panacea, mindfulness has been advocated as mental hygiene, one of the newest health fads.
Gregory Eran Gronbacher
My guess is that most converts–like most Jews–will opt to put kosher concerns aside. The vast majority of Jews do not keep kosher, or not strictly in any sense.
Jesus was NOT dispensing with kosher here, he was NOT signalling a break from first-century Judaism or the Law of Moses, and he was NOT starting a new religion.
Got syphilis? If you've taken a college course with me, you probably learned far more than you wanted to about this STI.
This is the most significant abortion-rights ruling in years, and religious leaders, politicians, and the rest of the elite media/activist class are fired up about it.
Especially powerful if you practice while the sun is rising or setting each day!
It's not like Zika virus impacts pregnant women or anything like that, right? Oh, wait...
The church's main contribution to sexuality issues is "don't." That's it. Just one word.
We say we want to fight abortion, but what we wind up doing is fighting the Church on the death penalty, unjust war, torture, gun violence, the living wage, refugees, and the environment.