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, […]

Saturated Fat: The Madness Has to Stop

These days, it seems like rarely a day goes by when you don’t see articles about saturated fat appearing in the mainstream press. Many of the articles that are published are written by journalists who don’t know much about nutritional science and have jumped on the recent bandwagon of saying that the war against saturated […]

Stop Bombarding Your Gut With Probiotics

One of the biggest diet mistakes I’ve ever made was to take in large quantities of probiotics (in the form of fermented foods and supplements) on a daily basis. This behaviour harmed my microbiome and undermined my health. Unlike what a lot of people seem to believe, probiotics – microorganisms that are believed to provide […]

The Western Diet and Inflammation: We’re Eating Ourselves to an Early Grave

A fire is brewing inside the body of the modern man; a fire that causes widespread damage, subtly harming various tissues, impairing libido, reproduction, and athletic performance, and initiating disease-causing processes (1, 2, 3, 4). The fire is not clearly visible, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not there. It doesn’t make a lot of […]

You Probably Need More Protein Than You Think

How much protein do I need? If you ask a dietitian this question, you’ll likely be told that you need to consume about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day (the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)) to meet your requirements and make sure your body has the building blocks it needs to function […]

The Diet Wars: Is the Paleo Diet on a Path to Victory?

For the longest time, people have been arguing about what constitutes the optimal human diet. Some state that a plant-based diet, containing little or no animal source food, is the perfect diet for members of our species; others make the case that it doesn’t really matter what we eat as long as we primarily stick […]

The Best Probiotic Supplement on the Market

Most probiotic supplements are useless. Many may actually do more harm than good. That said, there are some probiotics out there that are worth buying. For the longest time I’ve been looking for a good probiotic that I can recommend to clients and the readers of Darwinian-Medicine.com, as well as use to improve my own […]

Diversify Your Microbiome With Fermented Vegetables

Fermented vegetables could change your life. Sauerkraut, kimchi, and other similar food products contain many different types of bacteria, including the probiotics Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus brevis. Many, if not most, of the microscopic organisms found in fermented vegetables are not able to live and grow in the human gut; hence, they pass through you […]

Should You Skip Breakfast?

Should I eat breakfast? If you ask a dietitian this question, the answer you’ll get will probably be a resounding yes. If you then go on to ask why she recommends that you eat your first meal shortly after you get out of bed in the morning, you may be told that eating breakfast helps […]

Is Your Low-Carb Diet Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut Microbiome?

There’s nothing inherently wrong with low-carbohydrate diets. A well-designed, low-carbohydrate diet can provide your body with all the raw materials it needs to function optimally and help you build a strong, robust physique. Not all low-carbohydrate diets are equally healthy though. A poorly constructed, low-carbohydrate diet can wreak havoc on your hormone levels, immune system, […]

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