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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I associate dieting with Lent. Not because I equate fasting with dieting, but because of a double coincidence.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Television preacher Pat Robertson has warned viewers not to practice yoga because they will be unwittingly be praying to Hindu gods. What is yoga and is it incompatible with Catholicism?
Ellen Painter Dollar
I go back to the paradox that our bodies both betray us and reflect our deepest, God-given self.
Life mirrors beliefs. Every negative, fear-based belief we hold influences our choices.
A study from Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Review asserts that the science behind most anti-depressant medications is entirely backwards.
In India, sages from time immemorial have prescribed specific mantras as remedy for specific illnesses.
The things standing between you and your heart's desires are your beliefs.
Overall vaccination levels in the U.S. are still high. But there are pockets of vulnerability, where anti-vaccine ideology has taken hold.
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.
Once a hindering thought is exposed to the light of your awareness, you have the power to eliminate it or at least cage it until you can.
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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.
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."
If you're an expert, you should be on the front lines convincing people to give their children vaccines, not confusing them.
The Church encourages good health practices, while simultaneously pointing out some of the hazards to which we seem inevitably drawn.
When it comes to reproductive health in America, progress often seems like a one-step-forward-two-steps-back kind of situation.
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 knew I had to stop eating like the cause of a worldwide dessert shortage. But when I tried to, I failed.
Here are a few concrete ways that meditation can improve your life, boost your vitality and give you a greater sense of wellbeing.