Do Gut Bacteria Control Your Appetite? 15 Questions With Dr. Joe Alcock

Did you happen to see the wave of news stories on the microbiome-host appetite connection that recently swept across the internet? You probably did, as it was pretty hard to miss. Articles claiming that the bacteria that dwell deep in our guts affect our eating behavior and dietary preferences were popping up all over the […]

The Foundation for Good Health: Species-Appropriate Diet + Species-Appropriate Microbiome

(This is probably one of the most important articles I’ve ever written. I highly recommend that you give it a read!) Your health is shaped by the interaction that takes place between the food you eat, the microbes that colonize your body, and the genes inside your human cells. Of these things, food and microbes […]

Forget What You Think You Know About Fitness

The fitness community is covered in a fog composed of anecdotes, broscience, dogma, and myths. Everything is covered, except for a few small sections on the outskirts of the community. Most people never find their way out of the grey cloud surrounding them and into these clear areas. They remain trapped in the fog their […]

10 Characteristics of a Healthy Diet

Over the years I’ve written numerous articles about nutrition. I’ve talked at length about carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, discussed how various foods and nutrients affect gene expression, inflammatory processes, and microbiota composition, and I’ve examined how the characteristics of the human diet have changed throughout our evolution. Many of the articles I’ve put out over […]

How Did the Paleo Diet Turn Into a Very Fatty Diet?

Very recently, I published an article here on the blog entitled “Stop Bombarding Your Gut With Probiotics“. In that article I stated that one of the biggest diet mistakes I have ever made was to take in large quantities of probiotics (in the form of fermented foods and supplements) on a daily basis. In today’s […]

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 […]

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