6 Books That Will Change Your Perspective on Health & Medicine

I’m regularly contacted by people who find the emerging field of Darwinian medicine intriguing and fascinating. Many of these individuals aren’t comfortable with just sitting idly by watching the Darwinian medicine train passing them by. They want to get on and be a part of the journey. Some may even hope to become a part […]

Scienitis: A Hidden Epidemic That You Should be Aware Of

An epidemic has taken hold in our world. Despite its enormity, most people don’t notice it. The concerned voices of the few who do are drowned by the louder and more numerous voices of those who don’t. This is unfortunate, because the epidemic I’m talking about is very destructive: it inhibits our species’ ability to […]

3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Gut Bacteria Can Do

The microbiome is all the rage these days. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly picked up on the fact that the microbes that dwell deep in your intestine have a profound impact on your health and well-being. You probably know that they affect your metabolism, digestion, mental […]

Always Hungry? Your Gut Bacteria Are Probably to Blame

Conventional health & fitness wisdom says that the three main ingredients that are needed to produce weight loss are self-discipline (“Resist your cravings!”), willpower (“Get off your butt and start moving!”), and calorie counting (“Just eat less!”). The fat loss advice that has grown out of this belief system is “eat less, move more”, which […]

Ask Eirik: What Can I Do to Fix My Quad-Dominant Squat?

The barbell back squat is one of the most popular and effective strength exercises in existence. When properly performed, it strengthens the posterior chain, quads, and core, helps correct muscular imbalances, and brings about positive changes in body composition. Unfortunately, a large majority of gym goers don’t perform the squat with good technique. They fail […]

10 Things Trump Should Focus on Instead of Trying to Make Drugs Cheaper

I don’t pay much attention to politics. All the lies, empty promises, personal attacks, and bureaucracy makes me dizzy, and to be honest, it makes me seriously question human intelligence and intellect. If we were as smart as we think we are, we would surely have found a better way to organize our society, wouldn’t […]

The Problem With Functional Foods

A disturbing trend has been allowed to spread like cancer within the health and fitness community over the most recent decades. The metastatic process of this malignant tumor is fueled by the belief that it’s not sufficient to just eat real, whole foods. To really be able to achieve good health and peak athletic performance, […]

12 Infographics That Explain Why We Get Sick

My impression is that the vast majority of people view medicine as a confusing and very complicated field. They don’t know much about human biology, physiology, or evolution and have been led to believe that there doesn’t exist such a thing as a conceptual framework or model that can explain why we get sick. This […]

Ask Eirik: How Many Bacteria Are There in Sauerkraut?

A few months back, I was contacted by a British TV production company called Ricochet. They were in the process of planning the third season of a show called Superfoods: The Real Story and were looking for a scientific project about sauerkraut – one of the foods they focus on in season 3 – that […]

The Evolution of the Human Diet: From Wild Meat, Fruits, and Tubers to Candy, Donuts, and Pizza

How has the human diet changed over the past millennia? What’s so great about the Paleolithic diet (the default hominin diet)? What should you eat to enhance your protection against diet-related disease? If you’re a regular reader of Darwinian-Medicine.com, you probably know the answers to these questions. However, if you’re not, then chances are you […]

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