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 […]

Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Probiotics

I’ve talked a lot about probiotics here on the site in the past. In my earlier articles on this topic (e.g., here, here), I’ve made the case that many probiotic products likely do more harm than good. In today’s article, I’m not going to take another in-depth look at the pros and cons of probiotic […]

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 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 […]

How Probiotics Could Damage Your Microbiome

Not so long ago I published a post entitled “Probiotic Supplements: Are They Doing You More Harm Than Good?” here on the blog. In that article I made the case that many, if not most, probiotic supplements likely do more harm than good. This notion goes against conventional wisdom in this area, which says that […]

Why You Can’t Drug the Microbiome Into Compliance

We humans are always looking for quick and simple solutions to our problems. When we have the choice between a comfortable path, which is flat and easy to travel, and a path that is steeper and harder to travel, but that eventually gets us to a higher point than the comfortable one, we usually choose […]

The Dark Side of Dietary Supplements

The supplement industry is today a billion-dollar market that provides dieters with weight loss pills, protein bars, vitamin pills, and a range of other nutritional products that supposedly enhance human health and well-being. Supplement manufacturers have done such a good job of promoting the idea that their products are the missing piece people need to […]

Probiotic Supplements: Are They Doing You More Harm Than Good?

The probiotic market has grown exponentially over the past few years. Pills and drinks containing probiotics – live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host – are no longer just niche products purchased by health aficionados, but rather something that “everyone” now seems to incorporate into their dietary regime. […]

Ask Eirik: Which Protein Supplement Should I Use?

It’s time for another edition of “Ask Eirik”, the series of blog posts dedicated to answering some of the questions I receive through e-mail. If you have any questions you’d like me to provide my two cents on, feel free to use the contact form. The questions I choose to answer here on the blog […]

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Whey Protein Supplements

Yes, you read the title correctly… Contrary to what you may have been led to believe from reading about protein supplementation online or listening to the most jacked guy at your gym talk about muscle building, supplementation, and dieting, whey protein powder, which is composed of a collection of globular proteins isolated from the liquid material created […]


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