6 Fairly Common Misconceptions About Darwinian Medicine

Last night I was attending a social event. A couple of hours after I had arrived at the scene of the event, I got to talking with a friend of mine about Darwinian/evolutionary medicine. Just like so many others, she knows little to nothing about Darwin, the evolution of the human diet, or evolutionary science […]

Medicine Without Evolution is Like Legs Without Feet

Not so long ago I put up an article here on the site entitled Darwin is at the Door Knocking. Will Mainstream Medicine Soon Let Him In?. One of the subheadings in that article is Medicine without evolution is like legs without feet. Shortly after that sentence had popped into my head and I’d written […]

Health: An Underappreciated Factor in Darwinian Evolution

One of the most surefire ways to upset an evolutionary biologist is to bring up the phrase “survival of the fittest”, and on the basis of that saying, make the inferential claim that evolution is a race in which it is always the most physically fit organisms that are in the lead. If you do […]

Nothing in Science Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution

I’ve been an avid reader of scientific research for a long time. Over the years I’ve read countless papers on nutrition, health, and medicine. One of the things this process has taught me is that medical science is a very immature and chaotic discipline. There is no conceptual framework in place that supports scientists in […]

Darwinian Medicine: How Evolutionary Theory Can Help Heal Our Sick Health-Care System

The health of Homo sapiens is failing. Chronic diseases and health problems such as acne vulgaris, cancer, myopia, and heart disease are today so common that they are by some considered to be a natural part of human life. Only a select few live long lives, free of disease. These healthy individuals are often referred […]

Do You Want to Become an Expert in Darwinian/Evolutionary Medicine?

Darwinian/evolutionary medicine is a fascinating and emerging discipline. Over the past couple of decades, more and more people, including many scientists and health practitioners, have started to recognize that our current health-care system is bleeding and diseased; a malady has taken hold at its roots. Some of these observant individuals make the case that the […]

How Paleo Could Revolutionize Medicine

My friend Robb Wolf is one of the leading voices in the field of Darwinian/evolutionary medicine. He’s done a great job of bringing science-based information about ancestral health and nutrition out to the public. In my new article, which was just published at his site, RobbWolf.com, I discuss how evolutionary theory could change modern medicine. […]

(R)evolutionary Medicine

Conventional medicine has helped us combat many infectious diseases and does a great job of treating acute, life-threatening illnesses and injuries. However, it fails miserable when it comes to preventing and properly treating diabetes, obesity, acne vulgaris, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, and many of the other non-infectious, chronic health disorders that plague us in […]

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