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 – they 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!