A Step-by-Step Guide to Treating Upper Crossed Syndrome

Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS), which goes hand in hand with hunchback posture and protracted shoulders, is, just like its sibling Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS), a very common musculoskeletal conditions nowadays. I would go as far as to say that most people exhibit some signs of UCS. It’s not surprising that this condition is so prevalent […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Treating Lower Crossed Syndrome

Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS), which is characterized by anterior pelvic tilt, swayback posture, and a bulging (not necessarily fat) abdomen, is a very common musculoskeletal condition nowadays, which isn’t surprising, seeing as a lot of contemporary humans sit on a chair for prolonged periods of time every day and don’t exercise much. Also, many gym […]

How Friendly Bacteria Can Help Protect You Against STDs

A couple of days ago I was having a conversation with some friends of mine. For some reason I can’t fully remember, we got to talking about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Much of the discussion centered around the fact that STDs such as chlamydia are extremely common nowadays. Not just in developing nations, but also […]

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 […]

What the Duration of Your Sleep Can Tell You About Your Immune System

How many hours of sleep did you get last night? You probably don’t realise it, but your answer to that question could potentially tell you a lot about what’s going on inside your body. It’s well known that people who are very physically active typically need more sleep than sedentary people, seeing as their bodily […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Your Dreams Can Tell You About Your Microbiome

In my recent article entitled 3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Gut Bacteria Can Do I made the case that the bacteria that colonize our bodies play a role in shaping our dreams. In the time that has passed since I put up that article, I’ve been thinking more about the microbiome-host dreaming phenomenon, and […]

Autoimmunity Originates in the Gut

The global prevalence of autoimmune conditions such as type-1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease has increased rapidly over the most recent decades. These types of diseases are no longer extremely rare; they are starting to become quite common. Chances are you know at least one person who’s got an immune system that has spun […]

6 Exercises That Can Help You Improve Your Posture

Our modern lifestyle, characterized by prolonged sitting and inadequate physical activity, is not kind to our bodies. Lumbar hyperlordosis (“swayback”), thoracic kyphosis (“hunchback”), and other similar musculoskeletal conditions are very common in our society today. Very few contemporary humans have truly great posture. As I pointed out in my recent article entitled The Muscle Imbalance […]

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