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 […]

All Disease Begins in the Gut

In the industrialized world, improved public health measures and various medical innovations over the last two centuries have helped us overcome many infectious diseases and rapidly decrease infant mortality rates, among other things. However, when it comes to effectively addressing chronic health conditions such as colon cancer, type-2 diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, acne vulgaris, and […]

How to Achieve Better Health

I’ve always felt a need to figure out what it takes to achieve perfect health. When I first started getting serious with the whole health & fitness thing more than a decade ago, I designed my lifestyle according to what mainstream medicine, public dietary guidelines, and conventional wisdom told me was healthy. As for my […]

(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 […]

The No. 1 Underlying Cause of the Obesity Epidemic

The obesity epidemic has quickly become one of the greatest health challenges humans have ever faced. Worldwide obesity rates have steadily climbed over the last several decades, and in many westernized nations, more people are now classified as being either overweight (BMI 25-30) or obese (BMI >30) than normal weight. What is going on? Why […]

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 – […]

Why Are We So Sick? Part III: Mismatch

In part 1 of this series on evolution and human health we established that millions of years of evolutionary pressure shaped the human body, from musculoskeletal system, to metabolism, to brain function, and that Africa is the birth place of Homo sapiens. In part 2 we continued with our species’ journey out of Africa approximately […]

Why Are We So Sick? Part II: Our Genetic Heritage

In the first post in this series we took a look at the evolution of the human body and the birthplace of humanity: Africa. There’s good evidence to suggest that between 125,000 and 60,000 years ago, a band of hunter-gatherers successfully left Africa, travelled into Asia, and slowly started to colonize the rest of the […]

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