10 Things Mainstream Medicine Gets Wrong

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 […]

Are You a Truth-Seeker?

Few humans are truth-seekers. Instead of actively seeking truths, the vast majority of the human population simply let societal trends, conventional wisdom, authoritative figures, and the mass media shape and to some extent control their behavior, opinions, and beliefs. This is worrying, seeing as it significantly impedes human progress and has widespread, negative implications for […]

Salt: Friend or Foe?

The health effects of salt consumption is one of the most contentious topics in nutrition at the moment. Whereas some nutritionists and other health professionals argue that salt is our friend, others make the case that we would be wise to limit our intake of this white substance. Personally, I fall into the latter category. […]

“What the Health”: A Non-Scientific Documentary That Can Cause You Harm

The new documentary What the Health, which is currently streaming on Netflix, is spreading more rapidly than the fire that erupted as Bronn’s burning arrow ignited the Lannisters’ wildfire during the battle at Blackwater Bay. It acts like a very active microbe that’s rapidly multiplying and imbedding itself into the bodies of large numbers of […]

A Healthy Gut is a Prerequisite for a Healthy Brain

Much of what goes on inside your brain occurs as a consequence of what goes on inside your gut (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). If your gut is in bad shape, your brain will also be in bad shape. Conversely, if your gut is healthy and working well, then chances are your brain will also […]

10 Common Misunderstandings About Evolutionary Nutrition

There are many untruths and myths about the Paleolithic diet and evolutionary nutrition circulating on the internet and among the general public. In today’s article I thought I’d take a look at 10 of the most common misunderstandings people have about evolutionary nutrition, with the purpose of debunking some myths and setting the record straight. […]

How Developmental Experiences Shape Our Health – 10 Questions With Chris Kuzawa (PhD)

Earlier this summer I read a book called Evolutionary Medicine and Health: New Perspectives, which was published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. I found it both interesting and enjoyable. It’s definitely one of the best books on Darwinian/evolutionary medicine I’ve read. I didn’t find all of the chapters equally captivating though. One chapter in […]

10 Common Misconceptions About the Human Microbiome

The human microbiome has received a lot of attention lately, both in the scientific literature and in the mainstream press. Unfortunately though, not all of the information about gut health and human-associated microbes that is floating around is of high quality. The microbiome field is very young, and there is still a lot we don’t […]

Why You Need More Vitamin D

There are few vitamins that have received as much attention in the scientific literature, as well as in the mainstream press, as vitamin D. Its only contender may be vitamin C, the compound that’s found in fruits and vegetables such as lemons and oranges. Vitamin D differs from other nutrients that we humans need to […]

Are We Designed to Be Healthy?

A couple of days ago I read a scientific paper by Harvard Professor Daniel E. Lieberman entitled Is Exercise Really Medicine? An Evolutionary Perspective (1). I’ve been a fan of Daniel Lieberman ever since I first read his book The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (2), which was published in 2013. […]

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