Do You Want to Become an Expert in Darwinian/Evolutionary Medicine?

Darwinian/evolutionary medicine is a fascinating and emerging discipline. Over the past couple of decades, more and more people, including many scientists and health practitioners, have started to recognize that our current health-care system is bleeding and diseased; a malady has taken hold at its roots. Some of these observant individuals make the case that the […]

Learn From the Best: 10 Health/Nutrition Scientists You Should Follow

These days, you don’t have to look far and wide to find information about nutrition, health, and medicine. The internet is filled to the brink with it. If you do a quick Google search you immediately have thousands, if not millions, of articles, e-books, and videos at your fingertips. On the internet, everybody gets a […]

Follow Me on Instagram

At long last, I’ve created an Instagram account! (Link: https://www.instagram.com/eirikgarns/) One of the reasons I decided to do so is that I want to connect with you – the readers of this blog – and give you a window into my life. I’m probably not going to update my profile very often; at least not […]

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 […]

Follow Darwinian-Medicine.com on Facebook

Do you follow Darwinian-Medicine.com on Facebook? You should! The blog has always been my main focus – and continues to be so. However, I also try to update the Facebook page on a regular basis. Instead of making a new blog post every time I come across an interesting article or study I want to […]

Evolutionary Mismatches: 6 Videos That Explain Why We Get Sick

I talk a lot about evolutionary mismatches here on Darwinian-Medicine.com – and for good reason. Many, if not most, of the chronic ills that affect contemporary human populations are caused by a mismatch between genes and environment. By combining the evolutionary discordance/mismatch model with other key concepts of Darwinian Medicine (e.g., trade-offs), we get a […]

10 Scientific Papers That Can Transform Your Understanding of Health & Medicine

Over the years I’ve read a lot of scientific articles on nutrition, health, and medicine. One of the things this has shown me is that there’s a lot of bad science and poorly performed research studies out there. However, if you look in the right places, you can also find some truly great stuff. In […]

(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 Hadza – Last of the First

The Agricultural revolution approximately 10.000 years ago triggered profound changes in human living conditions – changes that have accelerated in pace and force over the last couple of centuries. Hunting and gathering, the common human mode of subsistence throughout the Paleolithic, has gradually been left behind, and today, there are few, if any, “pure” hunter-gatherer […]

A Selection of Videos That Can Take Your Knowledge About Evolution, Nutrition, and Health to a New Level

One of my goals with this site is to set the stage so that more people can get the kind of “revelations” that come when you start putting the puzzle of evolutionary medicine and ancestral health together. Perhaps you are interested in expanding your knowledge about evolution, nutrition, and health, but lack the eagerness or […]

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