Nurture vs. Nature: How Much Control Do You Really Have Over Your Health?

Many people—including many health practitioners—believe that our susceptibility to disease is built into our genes and thus we have little control over what happens to us.  The thinking, and a fairly robust body of evidence, suggests that if your parents and grandparents suffered from a particular disease, the probabilities are high that you will acquire […]

Use it or Lose it: Why Frequent Sex is Essential to Your Health

Our bodies are built to have sex, and our species was designed to have sex frequently.  The more frequently we have sex the more unique offspring we produce who are likely to survive to adulthood, thereby passing on the necessary survival genes for continuing the viability of the species.  For the last two hundred thousand […]