The Main Problem With the Official Dietary Guidelines

In several developed nations, including Australia and the U.S., government-funded agencies design and issue dietary guidelines for the public. These guidelines differ somewhat from country to country; however, there’s a lot of overlap with respect to the general recommendations regarding macronutrient distribution and food selection. Not everyone obediently follows the guidelines (many don’t); however, we’re […]

The Real Food Pyramid: What We’re Designed to Eat

The food pyramid that was created on the basis of official dietary guidelines designed by government-funded agencies is not scientifically robust. It consists of many foods that we humans are not designed to eat. These foods, which are known to harm our health in various ways, are not a part of the Real Food Pyramid, […]

Why You Shouldn’t Trust What “the Latest Research” Says About the Health Effects of Alcohol Consumption

Yesterday, as I was standing in line at my local grocery store, waiting to pay for some fruits and veggies, my gaze unconsciously fell upon the headlines on the front page of yesterday’s newspapers, which were conveniently placed directly beside the counter of the store. One of the headlines in particular grabbed my attention. It […]

The Original/Scientific Version of the Paleo Diet

The evolutionary health movement has grown tremendously lately. It’s no longer just a few scientists here and there who’ve acknowledged that we can learn a lot about diet and health from our ancient ancestors. A lot of people have. Over the most recent decade, Paleo – the word that people most closely associate with everything […]

‘The Rock’ Says Carbs Are Your Friend. I Largely Disagree

The famous movie star and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson seems like a great, genuine guy. I like him a lot. I don’t agree with everything he says about diet and health though. The Rock is a really hard-working (both in and out of the gym), determined, strong, and muscular guy. I don’t doubt […]

The Fallacy of the Probiotic Concept

The world is a big and complex place. Numerous different substances and life forms make up the system that we call Earth. Our planet is so vast that we have a hard time wrapping our heads around it and understanding how all of its constituents hang together. In order to make things easier for ourselves, […]

10 Scientific Papers That Can Transform Your Understanding of Health & Medicine

In 2015 I put up an article here on the site entitled 10 Scientific Papers That Can Transform Your Understanding of Health & Medicine. In that article I listed 10 scientific papers that I believe everyone who’s interested in health and medicine should take the time to read. I thought I’d do the same thing […]

The 8 Scientific Pillars of the Paleolithic Diet

Is the Paleo diet concept scientifically valid? If your primary source of information about Paleolithic nutrition is the mainstream media, then chances are you’ve been led to believe that the answer to that question is no. If your primary source is the scientific literature, however, then you’ve undoubtedly realised that the true answer is yes, […]

Species-Appropriate Nutrition + Microbiome Restoration = A General Approach to Preventing and Treating Disease

In my recent article entitled Mainstream Medicine Overlooks the Two Major Causes of Chronic Illness I made the case that dysbiosis and chronic low-grade inflammation are at the root of a long list of diseases and health problems. In support of that statement, I cited a diverse selection of scientific papers that have been published […]

The Evidence the «Saturated Fat is Harmless» Crowd Overlooks

I’ve talked a lot about saturated fat here on the site. That’s not by coincidence. I’m very concerned about the fact that the notion that saturated fat is harmless has gained foothold within the nutritional community. More and more people seem to be adopting the mindset that it’s perfectly safe to consume large quantities of […]

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