A phylogenetic tree of life. We humans tend to perceive ourselves as being in a league above other organisms with respects to our intelligence and wit. Yet a … [Read More...] about The Science of Evolution
The bacteria in our guts affect our vision and eye health. It’s widely recognized that gut microbes contribute to shaping the workings of our hearts, brains, and pancreas, among other organs. It’s now becoming increasingly evident that they also affect our eyes, including our risk of developing ocular inflammatory disease. (Previous tidbits)
In Focus: Obesity: evolution of a symptom of affluence.
This excellent scientific paper, which was discussed in an article here on Darwinian-Medicine.com, delineates the evolutionary causes of the obesity epidemic, including the origin of insulin resistance. It's well worth a read!
Regularly perform exercises that target the upper back. The standing high row, the seated cable row, and other similar exercises can help counteract some of the muscular and postural issues that accompany a modern, sedentary lifestyle involving prolonged sitting in front of a computer. (Previous tips)
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