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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

Homeopathy On Trial at Upcoming FDA Hearings

Homeopathy On Trial at Upcoming FDA Hearings

Hemant Mehta

The Food and Drug Administration has finally decided to hold public hearings regarding the regulation of homeopathic drugs.

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.

Walgreens Sells Homeopathic Medicine

Walgreens Sells Homeopathic Medicine

christinastephens

Walgreens is selling water to people and telling them it will treat their asthma. Box warnings aside, this is horrible.

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.

The Medical Benefits of Pagan Ritual

The Medical Benefits of Pagan Ritual

Kimberly Gier

I've been thinking about the ways in which the techniques common in my practice might be beneficial to mental health.

Controversy and the Food Babe

Controversy and the Food Babe

Dan Arel

Vani Hari, better know as The Food Babe is a fraud. Plain and simple.

California to Remove Religious Exemption for Vaccinations.

California to Remove Religious Exemption for Vaccinations.

JT Eberhard

As of right now in California you cannot send unvaccinated children to school unless you're religious, but that may be coming to an end.

Changes for Educating Medical Doctors

Changes for Educating Medical Doctors

Julie Rovner

What Michigan and many other schools are trying to do now is prepare future doctors for the inevitable changes they'll face throughout a long career.

After Her 7 Kids Get Whooping Cough Mother Urges for Vaccinations

After Her 7 Kids Get Whooping Cough Mother Urges for Vaccinations

Hemant Mehta

Tara Hills, from Ottawa, vaccinated her first three kids, but then she backed off completely.

Developing a Daily Devotional Practice of Place

Developing a Daily Devotional Practice of Place

Sterling

A good place to start is with a few guide books for the area where you live. You can treat them like you would a sacred text.

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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