A recent study found a 44% reduction in the risk of stroke for elderly people with a strong sense of life purpose (Stroke 2015: 46; 1071-1076). I find it fascinating that this psychological trait can actually make the blood vessels in your brain healthier. Another study found a lower risk of heart disease associated with traits like optimism, happiness and life satisfaction (Psychol Bull. 2012 Jul; 138(4):655-91). The exciting thing about this for me is that these are the exact traits that I see strengthen with homeopathic constitutional treatment. When the remedy is right, people become their best selves Рthey find their purpose, they feel satisfied with their life and are happier. It is wonderful to know that these qualities are impacting their longevity as well!