1. Warm, inclusive, healthy skepticism for an evidence-based life
You might think that because a paper makes it into a reputable journal it has certain irrefutable qualities. Certainly, I can reflect on my own involvement with medical journals, most recently at the BJGP, and plenty of efforts are taken to ensure a paper is high...
Many of the topics I write about come from the books I have read. Some of the subjects relate to academic papers and reports but I do love to read and there are some fantastic non-fiction books out there. Since the Blokeology website was created I've always used...
Blokeology is all about an evidence-based approach to life and health. And the skepticism is a ‘healthy’ one – I hope it is a warm and inclusive skepticism rather than a combative and polarising influence. Blokeology is my effort to explore, in my own little corner of the internet, how to live a decent, healthy life that doesn’t screw over too many other people and fits with the evidence.
Let’s make leaving Facebook a positive event. It’s too easy to linger on the negativity of Facebook: the 1.5 million videos swiftly uploaded of a terrorist attack; the privacy invasions and selling of our personal details; or the deleterious effect on our mental...
I’ve just finished reading Cal Newport’s book Digital Minimalism° for the second time and I thought I’d jot down a few notes and ideas. I wanted to set out the steps I’m making as a consequence of reading it. I won’t re-iterate his ideas and suggestions here - I’d...
In a nutshell: There’s not much evidence orthoses are any better for heel pain than anything else.
In a nutshell: Drinking to thirst is the best strategy.
In a nutshell: Misogyny damages women but it is also associated with harmful behaviours in the men themselves.
We all have very different experiences of food, weight loss, and running. I've talked on the Blokeology podcast about my own efforts to be careful about my diet, manage my own weight, and be mindful of how it all fits together. There's no right answer. I wanted to...
In a nutshell: A low FODMAP diet could help runners who get problems with severe GI symptoms during races.
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My name is Euan Lawson and I am a British doctor. I don’t do hokum but I can offer some inspiration, some motivation, and a solid dose of evidence-based insight.
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