10 Things Mainstream Medicine Gets Wrong

Most people significantly overestimate the capabilities, quality, and efficiency of our medical system. They wrongly assume that doctors possess deep knowledge of the underlying causes of most illnesses and that they will be provided with optimal health care if they ever get sick. Even if they do get sick and fail to get better, despite […]

How Developmental Experiences Shape Our Health – 10 Questions With Chris Kuzawa (PhD)

Earlier this summer I read a book called Evolutionary Medicine and Health: New Perspectives, which was published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. I found it both interesting and enjoyable. It’s definitely one of the best books on Darwinian/evolutionary medicine I’ve read. I didn’t find all of the chapters equally captivating though. One chapter in […]

Why You Need More Vitamin D

There are few vitamins that have received as much attention in the scientific literature, as well as in the mainstream press, as vitamin D. Its only contender may be vitamin C, the compound that’s found in fruits and vegetables such as lemons and oranges. Vitamin D differs from other nutrients that we humans need to […]

Are We Designed to Be Healthy?

A couple of days ago I read a scientific paper by Harvard Professor Daniel E. Lieberman entitled Is Exercise Really Medicine? An Evolutionary Perspective (1). I’ve been a fan of Daniel Lieberman ever since I first read his book The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (2), which was published in 2013. […]

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 […]

Why Your Body Acts Up When You Get Sick

All organisms that are present on this planet are a part of an evolutionary arms race. Throughout evolutionary time, organisms have evolved various apparatus and tools that help them cope with dangers and effectively compete with competitors for limited resources. Humans are no different from other life forms in this respect. Natural selection has equipped […]

Our Brains Are Shrinking

We humans are very proud and fond of our large and complex brains. We perceive ourselves as a lot more intelligent than other organisms here on Earth. Some people, including many creationists, would probably go as far as to say that we tower above all other organisms, seeing as we have a unique ability to […]

I’m a Nutritionist. I Wholeheartedly Support Pete Evans

Chef Pete Evans, one of the hosts of the popular TV show My Kitchen Rules (MKR), is under fire. He has been for quite a while. The Dietitians Association of Australia (ADA), journalists, and some medical doctors are lashing out against him, bashing his ideas about nutrition and healthy living. They use every weapon they […]

It’s All Connected

I realise that the title of this article might seem like it’s taken straight out of a book about supernatural phenomena or religion and divine forces. It doesn’t sound very scientific. In science and medicine, different things and phenomena are typically studied in isolation. In its totality, the world around us is too complex and […]

You’re Heading in the Wrong Direction Mr. Zuckerberg

Quite recently I put up an article here on the site entitled Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Mission to “Cure All Diseases” is Somewhat Misguided. In that post I made the case that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the organization that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife founded together, is built on a flawed premise. Mark Zuckerberg […]

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