Dear Mark: Broth, Fasting, Coffee, and Metformin (and More)

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a bunch of questions from comment sections. First, did I get AMPK and mTOR mixed up in a recent post? Yes. Second, I give a warning for those who wish to add ginger to their broth. Third, is it a problem that we can’t accurately measure autophagy? […]

Health Matters: Reducing health inequalities in mental illness

Welcome to the latest edition of Health Matters, PHE’s professional resource. This edition focuses on some of the actions that local areas can take to reduce health inequalities experienced by people living with mental illness, so that they achieve the same health outcomes and life expectancy as the rest of the population. Mental health problems […]

African-American men participating in a blood pressure reduction program implemented in barbershops continued to have significant improvements in their blood pressure in a twelve-month follow-up study. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the title and first paragraph of the linked academic press release here: One year later, barbershop intervention continues to lower blood pressure African-American men participating in a blood pressure reduction program implemented in barbershops continued to have significant improvements in their blood pressure in […]

Speaking to a Schizophrenic Before and After Daily Medications

 Resident schizophrenic, Michelle Hammer, is a different person when she first wakes up. Before taking her psychiatric medications, she isn’t as coherent, engaged, or energetic as we are accustomed to her being. For this episode – in a controlled environment – Michelle speaks with Gabe before taking her morning psychiatric medications so she can […]

OCD and Multiple Sclerosis

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a complicated illness, and the cause, or causes, remain unknown. Research has shown that OCD is seen more frequently than usual in those with various physical disorders, such as muscular dystrophy. An October 2018 study published in Frontiers in Immunology highlights a connection between OCD and another disease — multiple sclerosis. Multiple […]

Post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders are all positively associated with high levels of inflammation markers in the blood, according to new research. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the first paragraph of the linked academic press release here: Post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders are all positively associated with high levels of inflammation markers in the blood, according to new research published in the journal Depression & Anxiety. Journal Reference: […]

Weekly Link Love—Edition 7 | Mark’s Daily Apple

Thanks to everyone who has already signed up for the Keto Reset Kickoff! If you haven’t heard the news, we’re doing a free 7-day email series that is the perfect intro to keto. If trying a Keto Reset is possibly on your to-do list for 2019, you don’t want to miss it. Everyone who signs […]

Mercy Medical Group Brings Pediatric Care to Folsom

Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is now offering pediatric care in Folsom. The new Mercy Medical Group pediatric offices are located at 1561 Creekside Drive, Suite 150 and include more than 5,000 square feet of space, including 12 exam rooms.

Duncan Selbie’s Christmas message and look ahead to 2019

Dear everyone As the year comes to a close I want to warmly thank all of my PHE colleagues and those working across the health and care family for your tireless efforts to protect and improve the nation’s health. First, a big thank you to all those working in local government in what has been […]

Holiday Round-Up: 28 Cookie Recipes

Thanks to PaleoHacks for today’s holiday recipe round-up. Enjoy, everyone! It’s the holiday season, and that means it’s time to preheat the oven and bake up a batch of cookies! We’re here to start the festivities with this listicle of 28 grain-free cookie recipes. From bright and zingy lemon and coconut cookies to a Paleo-friendly […]