The Main Problem With the Official Dietary Guidelines

In several developed nations, including Australia and the U.S., government-funded agencies design and issue dietary guidelines for the public. These guidelines differ somewhat from country to country; however, there’s a lot of overlap with respect to the general recommendations regarding macronutrient distribution and food selection. Not everyone obediently follows the guidelines (many don’t); however, we’re […]

The Real Food Pyramid: What We’re Designed to Eat

The food pyramid that was created on the basis of official dietary guidelines designed by government-funded agencies is not scientifically robust. It consists of many foods that we humans are not designed to eat. These foods, which are known to harm our health in various ways, are not a part of the Real Food Pyramid, […]

Why You Shouldn’t Trust What “the Latest Research” Says About the Health Effects of Alcohol Consumption

Yesterday, as I was standing in line at my local grocery store, waiting to pay for some fruits and veggies, my gaze unconsciously fell upon the headlines on the front page of yesterday’s newspapers, which were conveniently placed directly beside the counter of the store. One of the headlines in particular grabbed my attention. It […]

Ask Eirik: How Did You Become Interested in Darwinian Medicine?

Yesterday I was interviewed by an Italian friend of mine who I came in contact with through his comments here on the site. Like me, he’s an evolutionary health aficionado and a proponent of Darwinian medicine. One of the questions I was asked as part of the interview – which is to be published on […]

The Original/Scientific Version of the Paleo Diet

The evolutionary health movement has grown tremendously lately. It’s no longer just a few scientists here and there who’ve acknowledged that we can learn a lot about diet and health from our ancient ancestors. A lot of people have. Over the most recent decade, Paleo – the word that people most closely associate with everything […]

‘The Rock’ Says Carbs Are Your Friend. I Largely Disagree

The famous movie star and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson seems like a great, genuine guy. I like him a lot. I don’t agree with everything he says about diet and health though. The Rock is a really hard-working (both in and out of the gym), determined, strong, and muscular guy. I don’t doubt […]

What Dexter Can Teach Us About How to Live Our Lives

Dexter is my favorite television series of all time. The show is – as you may have guessed from seeing its title – about a guy named Dexter. He works as a blood spatter analyst for Miami Metro Police Department, a job that entails identifying perpetrators by analyzing blood that has been left behind on […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Treating Upper Crossed Syndrome

Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS), which goes hand in hand with hunchback posture and protracted shoulders, is, just like its sibling Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS), a very common musculoskeletal conditions nowadays. I would go as far as to say that most people exhibit some signs of UCS. It’s not surprising that this condition is so prevalent […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Treating Lower Crossed Syndrome

Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS), which is characterized by anterior pelvic tilt, swayback posture, and a bulging (not necessarily fat) abdomen, is a very common musculoskeletal condition nowadays, which isn’t surprising, seeing as a lot of contemporary humans sit on a chair for prolonged periods of time every day and don’t exercise much. Also, many gym […]

The Fallacy of the Probiotic Concept

The world is a big and complex place. Numerous different substances and life forms make up the system that we call Earth. Our planet is so vast that we have a hard time wrapping our heads around it and understanding how all of its constituents hang together. In order to make things easier for ourselves, […]

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