The Perpetual Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse (Isn’t What You Think)

 Child sexual abuse is a deeply disturbing topic, made all the worse because of just how widespread it is. The vast majority of the victims of child sexual abuse know their abusers, all too commonly a family member. This week’s guest addresses some misconceptions of child sexual abuse, speaks on the survivors of incest, […]

Tips For Cycling Between Primal and Keto

Consistency is key in everything we do. Training in the gym: The most optimal workout imaginable won’t do a thing if you only get around to it once every two weeks. Sleep: A solid 8 hours of shut eye every night beats 10 hours one night, 6 the next. Learning a new skill: Practice for […]

Suicide Can Bring a Complicated Type of Grief

The path of grief is never a straight line. I got the call on a Wednesday evening from my husband. Earlier in the day, he had driven by a cliff where traffic had been stopped, with helicopters and fire engines on the scene. He had heard that a truck had gone over the cliff, but […]

Dear Mark: Does Low-Carb Shorten Lifespan?

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a single, significant question. It concerns the latest “anti-low-carb” study claiming that we’re all killing ourselves by not eating bread. A reader wonders if the study is legit and if we should be worried about eating fewer carbs than “normal” people. I don’t think we should be […]

How to Make a Soul Mate Relationship

It’s a sweet idea, isn’t it? — The idea that there is someone out there who is a perfect match; who understands you completely, totally accepts you for who you are, is emotionally stable and sexually exciting, and with whom communication is so easy and natural that you never have conflict. Yeah. It’s a sweet […]

Keto Cole Slaw | Mark’s Daily Apple

Whether you’re planning a summer barbecue or an informal dinner, you can never go wrong with cole slaw. Creamy, tangy and crunchy, it’s always a crowd pleaser. But most cole slaw recipes use ingredients that contain sugar or other added sweeteners as well as mayo made with industrial seed oils. Not this recipe. Here you’ll […]

Doctors who have had cancer themselves, or experienced cancer with a family member, close friend, or coworker, are 17 percent more likely to act against established guidelines to recommend that low-risk women receive ovarian cancer screening, a type of unconscious bias known as availability bias. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the third paragraph of the linked academic press release here : Now a study published in the Journal of Women’s Health shows that availability bias may thumb the scale of a doctor’s cancer screening recommendations, as well. Survey results from 497 primary care physicians […]

The doctor-patient relationship has been morphed into an insurance company-client relationship; Feelings of cynicism; and Lack of enthusiasm for work. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the title and first paragraph of the linked academic press release here : In just three years, physician burnout increased from 45.5 percent to 54.4 percent, according to a paper authored by doctors at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Alexander, an […]