Acne Vulgaris: A Modern Disease With an Ancient Solution

The chronic skin disease acne vulgaris is today so common that it’s by many considered a natural part of human life. The vast majority of people in industrialized societies get acne sometime during their life. Whereas some only get the occasional blemish during their teenage years, others get severe cysts that leave deep, lifelong scars […]

The Fallacy of Personalized Nutrition

Personalized nutrition is a fancy term that’s being thrown around a lot lately. If you go on Google and search around for new diet trends, then chances are you’ll come across articles on this dietary concept. Some of these articles will likely tell you that personalized nutrition will soon be a well-known and dominant concept […]

Is Farmed Salmon Toxic?

Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can possibly consume, right? Yes, it is. There’s one condition though. The salmon must be wild-caught. Farmed salmon is certainly not among the healthiest foods in existence. Not only does it have a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio (when compared to wild varieties), but it also contains residues […]

Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Probiotics

I’ve talked a lot about probiotics here on the site in the past. In my earlier articles on this topic (e.g., here, here), I’ve made the case that many probiotic products likely do more harm than good. In today’s article, I’m not going to take another in-depth look at the pros and cons of probiotic […]

Intermittent Fasting: The Default Eating Pattern for Homo Sapiens?

Intermittent Fasting (IF), a nutritional strategy that involves fasting for intermittent periods of time, is all the rage these days. Over the past decade, more and more people have jumped on the IF bandwagon, and an ever-growing number of websites, books, and articles devoted to this time-restricted way of eating has appeared. IF has certainly […]

The Human Microbiome: 20 Reasons Why Microbes Are Important

The trillions of microorganisms that live in and on you affect pretty much everything that goes on inside your body. They affect your eyesight, how well your liver functions, your cognitive abilities, and the workings of your digestive system, among other things. If you’re a regular reader of Darwinian-Medicine.com, this is something you undoubtedly know. […]

The Muscle Imbalance Epidemic: An Overlooked Problem That Needs to Be Addressed

Have you heard about the two health conditions called Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS) and Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS)? If you’re a regular reader of Darwinian-Medicine.com, you undoubtedly have, as I’ve mentioned these disorders many times here on the site in the past. However, if this is the first time you’ve stumbled onto this site, I’m […]

The 6 Reasons Why Diseases Exist

Why do we get sick? Why aren’t organisms such as ourselves designed in such a way that they are resistant to disease? If you head into your GP’s office and ask your doctor about these things, he will likely tell you that there are no good answers to these questions and that each individual disease […]

Milk is for Babies

When Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked if he drinks milk, he famously answered that «milk is for babies», implying that it’s not good for adults to consume this white liquid. To most people, this statement probably seems highly controversial, and based on their knowledge, incorrect. They may have been consuming cow’s milk their whole life and […]

Is Your Low-Carb Diet Really a Low-Carb Diet?

Would you call a diet that contains 75-150 grams of carbohydrate a low-carb diet? If so, then you’re not alone. I think most people, including the vast majority of nutritionists and dietitians, would answer yes to that question. We humans tend to base our understanding of what is natural and normal on what we can […]

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