Do you want to know how to get rid of bad habits? What have you been missing out on because you’ve been entangled in your bad habits? The Tiny Habits Method was created by behaviorist BJ Fogg and it helps you learn the best methods for developing positive habits. However, many of Fogg’s followers realized that the Tiny Habits Method could also be used to rid themselves of bad habits as well. Keep reading to learn how to use the Tiny Habits Method to rid yourself of bad habits.
How is pregnancy a competition between mother and fetus? Why does a natural birth bond a mother and child? Why do babies cry? Evolutionary medicine says that pregnancy is a war between the mother and fetus. This is because the fetus manipulates the mother’s body to provide more nutrients, sometimes at the cost of the mother’s health. Even after birth, a baby will naturally alert its mother to its needs. Keep reading for more information on the evolution of human pregnancy.
Why do we get a fever when we get sick? Should we treat the symptoms of our illnesses? Are symptoms just defenses against illness by the body? The body has created natural defenses to combat infections. While symptoms may seem like they are part of the sickness, they are usually part of the solution. Sometimes treating a symptom can actually delay the body’s healing process. Keep reading to learn about the body’s defenses against sickness.
How do scientists come up with evolutionary hypotheses? What is the adaptationist program? Proper evolutionary reasoning undertakes the adaptationist program, which is a method of investigation that essentially makes hypotheses testable. This method can be used to help make important medical discoveries. Keep reading for more on evolutionary hypotheses and the adaptationist program.
How does the human body defend against pathogens and bacteria? What strategies and counters do the body use? Some bodily defense mechanisms have dual purposes that benefit both the host and the pathogen. Similarly, some infectious diseases cause damage to the host which is costly to the pathogen as well. This is because both the host and the pathogen need to make compromises. Keep reading to learn about the body’s defense against pathogens and bacteria.
Why is depression on the rise? What does depression have to do with evolution and social standings? According to Darwinian Medicine, depression has functions in social standing. Low serotonin levels help mediate hierarchies in a social structure and maintain peace. However, today’s society is much different than the Stone Ages and depression is on the rise. Continue reading for more information on why depression is on the rise, according to evolutionary scientists.
What causes cancer cells? Why has the rate of cancer increased in the past century? How is mensuration linked to cancer? What causes cancer cells is that with each division of a cell, mutations in genes are introduced. Cancer can be considered a noncommunicable parasite that appropriates resources for its own gain at the expense of the host. Keep reading for more information about why people get cancer.
How did Michelle Obama struggle with pregnancy? How did the Obama family affect Barack’s political reputation? Michelle Obama always dreamed of being a mother but when the time came, she struggled to get pregnant. After trying many different methods, she finally became pregnant thanks to IVF. But it wasn’t smooth sailing from there. The Obama’s new family impacted both of their careers. Continue on to learn about Michelle Obama’s pregnancy and the effects it had on her life.
Why do we have allergies? Why haven’t humans evolved past them? Why are allergies becoming more common than ever before? The lack of parasites, the decrease in breastfeeding, and the increase in urban pollutants are all factors that lead to allergies. Why we have allergies is unclear but scientists have developed many theories as to why allergies exist. Keep reading to learn more about why we have allergies.
Why hasn’t natural selection, over millions of years, prevented us from getting cancer, heart disease, and depression? Why do our bodies deteriorate with age? How can Darwinian Medicine help us understand diseases better? In the book Why We Get Sick, Randolph Nesse and George Williams explain that “natural selection” means that evolution prioritizes reproductive fitness above all else and that evolution doesn’t bother eliminating diseases that affect us later in life. They also discuss reproductive health and aging as they relate to Darwinian Medicine. Keep reading to learn more about the evolutionary science behind why we get sick.