Studies show that houses of worship promote ill health…does yours?

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By Whole Health Journalist

Studies show that houses of worship promote ill health. Does yours?

A familiar cliché to people in some religious communities is: “You’re so heavenly minded you’re no earthly good”. Perhaps for this article that cliché could be restated as: you’re so spiritually firm for heaven you’re not physically fit for earth. Faith groups may be doing well in the spiritual areas; however, the statistics show that they’re getting failing grades in the health department.

The diagnosis

Research shows a direct correlation between religion and poor health specifically concerning obesity. According to a Purdue University study,Sociology Professor Kenneth Ferraro a found …read more

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