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. […]

10 Things You Should Know About the Link Between Gut Bacteria and Obesity

I’ve been thinking a lot about the microbiome’s involvement in the pathogenesis of obesity lately. A couple of years ago, I wrote a lengthy paper in which I took an in-depth look at the scientific research pertaining to the link between gut microbes and body fat regulation. Back then, I was convinced that microorganisms play […]

Is Static Stretching a Waste of Time?

The idea that static stretching is good for us is highly ingrained into our society. Soccer players are from a young age instructed by their coaches to stretch their hamstrings and hip flexors both before and after exercise, fitness instructors incorporate various stretches into the workout programs of their clients and fitness classes, and many […]

Obesity: A Cause or Consequence of Physical Inactivity?

Physical inactivity makes you fat, right? If you ask a dozen people on the street whether they agree with this supposition, the vast majority, if not everyone, will probably say that they do. If you then go on to ask why individuals who carry around a lot of excess body fat tend to exercise less […]

How the Western Diet Has Changed the Human Face

Most people know that children who grow up eating a processed, nutrient-poor diet are at increased risk of a wide range of medical problems, including obesity, type-2 diabetes, and hypertension. What is less known is that diet – particularly the diet you eat when you grow up – can have a major impact on the […]

How Protein Can Help You Lose Weight

Is fat loss at the top of your list of health & fitness goals? If so, then you’re not alone. In the U.S. and many other industrialized nations, more than 50% of the population is today classified as either overweight (BMI 25-30) or obese (BMI >30), which means that if you’re normal weight, you’re actually […]

Lower Crossed Syndrome: 6 Steps to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Swayback Posture

Poor posture, muscle imbalance syndromes, back and knee pain, and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system affect a large number of people in our society today. Every year, we spend millions of dollars on pharmaceuticals and other symptom-based treatments in an attempt to fix our maladapted bodies. This heavy reliance on “quick fixes” is unfortunate, because […]

Upper Crossed Syndrome: 4 Steps to Correct Rounded Shoulders and Hunchback Posture

Do you have good posture? If you spend hours sitting at a desk reading and/or working on a computer every day, then the answer is probably no… Protracted, hunched shoulders, excessive anterior pelvic tilt, and other postural problems are extremely common these days. These conditions, which usually go hand-in-hand with a muscle imbalance pattern of […]

Can Fiber Make You Happy?

If you ask one of your friends what his current goals in life are, he may list a whole host of things, such as getting a better paid job, losing 10 pounds, and making junior partner at work. If you continue by asking why he’s setting these types of goals for himself, he may reply […]

Can You Eat Your Way to a ‘Brad Pitt Jawline’?

Those who’ve read the scientific literature on Paleo and/or spent some time scouring through ancestral health blogs online are well aware of the fact that colon cancer, type-2 diabetes, obesity, and many other chronic health disorders we suffer from in today’s society are rare or virtually nonexistent among hunter-gatherers and traditional people who are largely […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: