Ask Eirik: How Many Bacteria Are There in Sauerkraut?

A few months back, I was contacted by a British TV production company called Ricochet. They were in the process of planning the third season of a show called Superfoods: The Real Story and were looking for a scientific project about sauerkraut – one of the foods they focus on in season 3 – that […]

Do Gut Bacteria Control Your Appetite? 15 Questions With Dr. Joe Alcock

Did you happen to see the wave of news stories on the microbiome-host appetite connection that recently swept across the internet? You probably did, as it was pretty hard to miss. Articles claiming that the bacteria that dwell deep in our guts affect our eating behavior and dietary preferences were popping up all over the […]

The Foundation for Good Health: Species-Appropriate Diet + Species-Appropriate Microbiome

(This is probably one of the most important articles I’ve ever written. I highly recommend that you give it a read!) Your health is shaped by the interaction that takes place between the food you eat, the microbes that colonize your body, and the genes inside your human cells. Of these things, food and microbes […]

Microbiome Restoration: Repair and Diversify Your Microbiome

Microbiome restoration should be the number 1 priority of our health-care system! Unfortunately, it isn’t. Instead of advising their patients on how they can repair their microbiome and eat healthier, doctors typically prescribe various drugs that cover up symptoms of disease, but do little or nothing about the underlying causes of illness. This approach to […]

Can Worms Cure Disease? 17 Questions With Dr. William Parker

Quite recently I was contacted by Donna Beales, a researcher and proponent of Darwinian medicine. She told me she was looking for like-minded people who would be interested in spearheading projects related to Darwinian/evolutionary medicine and biome reconstitution. Among other things, she was looking for officers for a non-profit organization she was trying to set […]

Stop Bombarding Your Gut With Probiotics

One of the biggest diet mistakes I’ve ever made was to take in large quantities of probiotics (in the form of fermented foods and supplements) on a daily basis. This behaviour harmed my microbiome and undermined my health. Unlike what a lot of people seem to believe, probiotics – microorganisms that are believed to provide […]

Your Skin Microbiome is Under Attack

The human gut microbiome has received a lot of attention lately. These days, news articles and studies on probiotics, prebiotics, gut bacteria, and other similar topics are published all the time. Scientists, bloggers, and journalists have also started paying attention to microbial communities associated with other organs, such as the skin, lungs, and vagina; however, […]

Research Roundup: 20 New and Interesting Articles on the Human Microbiome

I’ve read many scientific articles lately. Some were good and interesting, others were not. In today’s blog post I’ve collected the ones that I found most intriguing, so that you get to read them too. All of the papers are about the human microbiome, which is the main topic of today’s research roundup. Some of […]

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 […]

The Best Probiotic Supplement on the Market

Most probiotic supplements are useless. Many may actually do more harm than good. That said, there are some probiotics out there that are worth buying. For the longest time I’ve been looking for a good probiotic that I can recommend to clients and the readers of Darwinian-Medicine.com, as well as use to improve my own […]

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