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 […]

Ask Eirik: Should I Exercise on an Empty Stomach?

Last week I was interviewed by a Norwegian diet and lifestyle magazine. The interviewer was planning on writing an article about “vacation fitness” and asked me to share some diet and exercise tips that could help the readers of the magazine stay in shape during the summer. She was particularly interested in hearing my take […]

Ask Eirik: What Type of Strength Training Program Should I Follow?

I’ve talked a lot about strength training here on the site. This is not by coincidence. Strength training has been one of my main interests for more than a decade. Not only have I done a lot of resistance training myself, but I’ve also set up strength training programs for hundreds of other people and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ask Eirik: Does Intermittent Fasting Work as Well for Women as for Men?

Today I received an e-mail from Cain Credicott, Co-Owner/Editor in Chief at Paleo Magazine. He contacted me because one of his editors had a question about an article on Intermittent Fasting (IF) I handed in a short while ago and that they’re now preparing to publish. I thought the editor’s question was a great one, […]

Ask Eirik: How Much Protein Do I Need to Build Muscle?

Over the years I’ve gotten a lot of questions about protein requirements for strength trainees and bodybuilders. The rate at which these questions have been popping up increased following the publication of my lengthy article about protein powders last year, in which I made that case that whey protein supplements do more harm than good. […]

Ask Eirik: Should I Get My Gut Microbiome Analyzed?

It’s time for another edition of “Ask Eirik”, the series of blog posts dedicated to answering some of the questions I get about diet, health, and fitness. If you have any questions you’d like me to provide my two cents on, feel free to post a comment on the blog or use the contact form. […]

Ask Eirik: Which Protein Supplement Should I Use?

It’s time for another edition of “Ask Eirik”, the series of blog posts dedicated to answering some of the questions I receive through e-mail. If you have any questions you’d like me to provide my two cents on, feel free to use the contact form. The questions I choose to answer here on the blog […]

Ask Eirik: Should I Choose Brown or White Rice, or Perhaps Neither?

It’s time for another edition of Ask Eirik, the series of blog posts dedicated to answering some of the questions I receive through e-mail. If you have any questions you’d like me to provide my two cents on, feel free to use the contact form. The questions I choose to answer here on the blog […]

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