Does Religion Affect Health & Wellness?

Yeshiva University recently published a study which suggested regularly attending religious services reduced the risk of death by approximately 20%. This study was a subsidiary of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).

The researchers at Yeshiva University-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, evaluated the  religious practices of 92,395 post-menopausal (PMP) women aged 50-79 and their subsequent health related outcomes as cardiovascular disease and mortality.

The women were asked three questions:

  • frequency of attendance at religious service
  • religious affiliation
  • whether religion provided comfort and strength

The women were followed for 7.7 years to measure their self-reported religious practices.

The participants who attended religious services one time per week, compared to those who did not attend services, showed a 20% decrease in mortality. Read the report here…

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About Johnetta Miner NP

Johnetta is the CEO/Founder of Lifestyle Wellness Enterprise.
She is an Integrative, Holistic Healing and Women's Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She assists business owners, healing arts practitioners and health professionals to attain optimal wellness in life and their business.


  1. vivian mauro says:

    Hi Johnetta,

    I was wondering have you ever travelled to Brazil? I read that you do your annual African / Brazilian ritual. Perhaps you would like to travel with us this year to the Casa to meet John of God and see that there is a tremendous connection between Heath & Spirituality.


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