Most people significantly overestimate the capabilities, quality, and efficiency of our medical system. They wrongly assume that doctors possess deep knowledge of the underlying causes of most illnesses and that they will be provided with optimal health care if they ever get sick. Even if they do get sick and fail to get better, despite seeing many different health practitioners, they don’t necessarily lose their faith in “the system”, due to the fact that they deeply trust the system and the authorities that designed it and keep it running. Instead of questioning the validity of conventional medical practices and asking themselves whether there’s something wrong with the way we’re currently treating disease, they may be led to think that the problem lies with them.
Eirik Garnas is the creator and owner of Darwinian-Medicine.com. His longstanding interest in nutrition, medicine, and health 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's coach/trainer schooled at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Over the years, Eirik has gone through several structured courses in order to improve his coaching skills, worked with an assortment of clients, both via the web and in real life (see client testimonials), and developed guides and articles for a variety of health and fitness magazines and websites.