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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.


Our Most Recent Posts

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.

Is Yoga Dangerous?

Is Yoga Dangerous?

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?

Believing with Our Bodies

Believing with Our Bodies

Ellen Painter Dollar

I go back to the paradox that our bodies both betray us and reflect our deepest, God-given self.

How to Eliminate Mental Toxins Part Three

How to Eliminate Mental Toxins Part Three

Cynthia Occelli

Life mirrors beliefs. Every negative, fear-based belief we hold influences our choices.

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.

Exploring Mantra

Exploring Mantra

Sunil Daman

In India, sages from time immemorial have prescribed specific mantras as remedy for specific illnesses.

How to Eliminate Mental Toxins Part Two

How to Eliminate Mental Toxins Part Two

Cynthia Occelli

The things standing between you and your heart's desires are your beliefs.

Anti-Vaccination Fever Rages On

Anti-Vaccination Fever Rages On

Adam Lee

Overall vaccination levels in the U.S. are still high. But there are pockets of vulnerability, where anti-vaccine ideology has taken hold.

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.

Eliminating Mental Toxins, Part One

Eliminating Mental Toxins, Part One

Cynthia Occelli

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.

Our Most Popular Posts

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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