Many of the diseases and health problems that plague us in modern times are caused by a mismatch between genes and environment. This statement is supported by a large body of evidence (includes fossil studies, clinical trials,++). The number of mismatch diseases that affects contemporary people is staggering. Virtually every human alive today will develop some type of mismatch disorder during his/her life. The infographic below, which I just finished creating, focuses on a small subset of the diseases of civilization, some of which are very prevalent in industrialized societies.
Eirik Garnas is the creator and owner of Darwinian-Medicine.com. His longstanding interest in nutrition, medicine, and health, topics he has spent a significant amount of time reading up on, was spurred by his desire to enhance his athletic performance and physique and overcome various health problems that had come to dominate many aspects of his life. Eirik is formally trained as a nutritionist and holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Nutrition and a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. Additionally, he is a science writer, health coach, and personal trainer schooled at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. During the years he’s been working in the health/fitness sphere, Eirik has gone through several structured courses in order to improve his coaching skills and worked with a number of clients, both via the web and in real life. (Request to become a client) Over the past decade, Eirik has also written for a variety of health and fitness magazines and websites. You can read more about Eirik here and contact him here.