A few days back, as I was doing a couple of searches on PubMed in an attempt to find something interesting & worthwhile to read, I stumbled upon an article with the … [Read More...] about The Remarkable Physical Condition of Australian Aboriginal Hunter-Gatherers
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Approximately 50 to 60% of the human adult brain is made up of lipids. As our preagricultural ancestors transitioned over from eating a plant-based diet to a more energy-dense diet rich in animal source foods, they unknowingly laid the foundation for the rapid increase in human brain size that occurred over the succeeding millions of years. In particular the long-chain fatty acids that are found in animal source foods (e.g., herring, eggs, mother’s milk, wild meat) are critical with respects to the development and functioning of the energy-expensive, fatty human brain. (Previous tidbits)
"When I view all beings not as special creations, but as the lineal descendants of some few beings which lived long before the first bed of the Cambrian system was deposited, they seem to me to become ennobled."
Protect your microbiota from drug-induced damage! It’s not just antibiotics that are problematic in the context of gut microbiota diversity and stability; many other drugs are as well. Keep your use of pharmaceutical agents to a minimum, both for your own sake and for the sake of your gut bacteria. (Previous tips)
In Focus: Graham Rook
Dr. Graham Rook is a Darwinian thinker and experienced scientific researcher. He’s perhaps the world’s foremost expert on the evolution of human-associated microbial ecosystems. In several of his scientific papers (e.g., this one and this one), he details how our microbial environment has changed over the millennia and how these changes have affected out health, with an emphasis on the immunoregulatory effects of microbes and helminths. He’s also written a book on the subject - The Hygiene Hypothesis and Darwinian Medicine - and has his own website, which is dedicated to his scientific ideas and work. (Previous 'In focus')