Does health have a spiritual cause? or does attention to hygiene, physical fitness, and diet regulation keep us healthy? My colleague Keith Wommack of Texas recently posted an article on the Roseto Effect and his conclusions and explanations are worth reading. Here is what Keith wrote:
One hundred and fifty years ago, after a couple of decades of research, trials, and victories, a woman in New England – Mary Baker Eddy – discovered it was possible to experience health regardless of lifestyle, diet, and genes.
In 1866 she had a significant healing that pointed away from these presumed materialistic aids to health in a way that the citizens of Roseto, Pennsylvania, just under a century later, might have felt some kinship with.
Because, during a ten-year span from 1955 to 1965, the residents, mostly immigrants from Roseto Valfortore, Italy, were found to be surprisingly healthier than the rest of the United States. Yet it was proved that their consistent wellbeing couldn’t be linked to those commonly accepted influences of lifestyle, diet, or genes.
Read more from Keith Wommack’s blog.