10 Reasons Why Grains Shouldn’t Be at the Bottom of the Food Pyramid

Is it healthy to eat a lot of bread, pasta, and other grain-based foods? If you ask a dietitian this question, the answer you’ll get will probably be yes; on the condition that the products are mostly made up of whole grains, as opposed to refined ones. He or she may tell you that bread […]

How to Use Fermented Vegetables to Repair a Damaged Microbiome

One of the main recommendations of the microbiome restoration plan is to occasionally consume small quantities of a diversity of fermented vegetables. In the past, I’ve talked at length about the pros and cons of using various probiotic products, and I’ve looked into many of the biological mechanisms that are relevant with respects to how […]

The Problem With the Low-FODMAP Diet

The low-FODMAP diet is a very popular diet among people who suffer from gastrointestinal illness, in particular those who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – an extremely common condition in today’s society. If you go see a doctor, gastroenterologist, or dietitian and tell him you regularly experience bloating, flatulence, and/or other IBS-related gastrointestinal problems, then […]

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 […]

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 […]

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe here on the site. Today, I thought I’d share a “recipe” (it’s so simple that it can barely be called a recipe) for sweet potato pancakes. Sweet potato pancakes are excellent because they are easy to make, nutritious, and tasty. They are particularly great for hard-training […]

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