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 […]

The Paleo Diet: Were the Founding Fathers Right All Along?

I consider Loren Cordain, Boyd Eaton, and Staffan Lindeberg to be the founding fathers of the Paleo diet movement. They pioneered the research on Paleolithic nutrition and were largely responsible for building the foundation upon which the evolutionary health movement arose. This foundation is solidly built. It was built brick by brick under the supervision […]

I Just Finished a 40-Hour Fast. Here’s My Experience…

I’ve talked quite a bit about Intermittent Fasting (IF) here on the site. Not so long ago I put up a post in which I made the case that periodic fasting was a natural part of our primal forebears’ lifestyle, and that it’s only very recently that it became normal for humans to consume 3-4 […]

The Oral Disaster: How Carbohydrates Have Turned the Human Mouth Into a War Zone

In my recent article entitled 10 Reasons Why Grains Shouldn’t Be at the Bottom of the Food Pyramid I pointed out that the introduction of large quantities of cereal grains into the human diet with the Agricultural Revolution steered the human oral microbiome onto a new evolutionary path. From the perspective of Homo sapiens, this […]

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 […]

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