The Muscle Imbalance Epidemic: An Overlooked Problem That Needs to Be Addressed

Have you heard about the two health conditions called Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS) and Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS)? If you’re a regular reader of Darwinian-Medicine.com, you undoubtedly have, as I’ve mentioned these disorders many times here on the site in the past. However, if this is the first time you’ve stumbled onto this site, I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

How Modern Diets Are “Melting Down” Human Faces

Everyone who’s read this blog for some time, delved into the literature on Darwinian medicine, and/or spent some time reading Paleo blogs knows that heart disease, cancer, obesity, type-2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and many other diseases that are highly prevalent in modern societies are rare or nonexistent among hunter-gatherers and traditional people who are largely unaffected […]

The Evolution of the Gluteus Maximus

Big, powerful glutes are great, not just because they make you look good in a tight pair of jeans, but also, as all glute enthusiasts know, because a strong butt sets the stage for safe, heavy lifting in the gym, faster sprints, and a solid and injury-free lower back. The importance of the glutes – […]

Lower Back Pain? “Back Training” Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good

There are few musculoskeletal disorders out there that are as common as lower back problems, and every year people spend millions of dollars on pharmaceuticals, chiropractic interventions, and rehabilitative programs in an attempt to regain the great feeling it is to have a well-functioning body. Not surprisingly, many office workers experience some nagging back pain […]

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