Nutrition, chemical exposure, exercise, exposure to light and nature, microbial stimuli, and sleep. These are the dominant topics of discussion not only here on … [Read More...] about What’s the Darwinian Recipe for a Fulfilling Life? 14 Questions with Evolutionary Psychologist Glenn Geher (PhD)
Fact-check suspect information about ancestral eating. On their way out of the world of science and into the public sphere, certain ideas and concepts pertaining to evolutionary nutrition have been misinterpreted and/or distorted, giving people a injurious, false impression of what we’re adapted to eat. Hence, it’s always a good idea to fact-check any questionable advice against the relevant scientific literature. (Previous tips)
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It is interesting to note that high-intensity strength training favours greater muscle power mainly via neural adaptations with no or very little hypertrophic response. From an evolutionary point of view, this could be a key phenotypic adaptation, as greater skeletal muscle mass is more energy demanding and therefore less suited for survival.
- Daniel A. Boullosa et al.
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Milk is for babies. Arnold Schwarzenegger might have been half-joking when he famously said these words, but there’s actually a lot of truth to what he said, in that the milk of each mammalian species is configured, as a result of evolutionary processes, to support the growth and immune development of the young (‘babies’) of that species. This Darwinian acknowledgement, which unfortunately has largely been overshadowed by the dairy industry and its sexy “got milk?” ads, helps explain why milk consumption in adults has been linked with a variety of epigenetic and physiological irregularities/issues. (Previous tidbits)
“The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery. Happiness is never better exhibited than by young animals, such as puppies, kittens, lambs, &c., when playing together, like our own children.” (Previous quotes)