Health: An Underappreciated Factor in Darwinian Evolution

One of the most surefire ways to upset an evolutionary biologist is to bring up the phrase “survival of the fittest”, and on the basis of that saying, make the inferential claim that evolution is a race in which it is always the most physically fit organisms that are in the lead. If you do […]

How Deep Should You Squat?

The squat is a an excellent exercise for building the lower body, in particular the glutes, hamstrings, and quads. Not only that, the squat can help you improve your posture, metabolic and cardiovascular health, and hormone levels. Not all squats are equally effective at producing these positive health effects though. A bad squat, performed with […]

Darwin is at the Door Knocking. Will Mainstream Medicine Soon Let Him In?

The vast majority of doctors, nutritionists and other health care professionals possess very little knowledge about evolutionary theory and Darwinian medicine. This is not surprising, considering that most educational institutions haven’t opened their doors to Darwin and his evolutionary baggage. In the 150+ years that have passed since Darwin published his masterpiece On the Origin […]

1,5 Years Later: My Current Stance on Protein Supplementation

One of the most popular articles I’ve ever put up here on the blog is my comprehensive article on protein supplements entitled 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Whey Protein Supplements. When I published that piece back in 2015, I suspected that it would stir up some debate. I wasn’t wrong. The article has attracted […]

What We Can Learn From the Saturated Fat Controversy

It doesn’t necessarily take a big event or incident for us humans to get agitated and take up arms. Sometimes, a small thing or disagreement can cause a large fight. This is particularly true if the controversy has to do with something that a lot of people have an opinion about, such as nutrition. At […]

Saturated Fat: It’s (Still) Not Harmless

If you’re a regular reader of this site, then you know that I don’t agree with the nutritional establishment in everything. Among other things, I think it’s a mistake to advice people to eat a lot of cereal grains. That said, I don’t think the nutritional establishment is completely off course. I do support many […]

The Large Intestine: Your Body’s Command Center

The human body is a marvelous structure. All of its different organs work around the clock to keep it alive and moving. In order to achieve this feat, they work together and allocate labor so that each organ gets to do what it’s good at: the liver is trusted on to filter out toxins from […]

A Critique of Peter Ungar’s Critique of the Paleo Diet

Every now and then, I come across articles that criticize the Paleolithic diet. The majority of these articles are so poorly researched and full of errors that I don’t bother reading them all the way through; I quickly close the browser tab and move on to something better. However, occasionally I stumble upon articles that […]

Ask Eirik: What Types of Medicines Can Help Restore the Health of Homo Sapiens?

Quite recently, I was contacted by a person who was thinking about investing in companies that seek to develop wellness products that could one day be used to treat human disease. He was interested to know what types of products that I believed would bring the most benefit to the greatest number of people. In […]

Is Your Diet Making You Sleepless?

I just woke up from a bad night’s sleep. I woke up at around 4-5 A.M. feeling like something had jump-started my brain. Despite the fact that I had only slept a couple of hours – I got to sleep a little late last night – my body and brain felt wide awake, and I […]

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