Not so long ago, I put up an article here on the site in which I briefly discussed some of the problems with aquaculture and farmed fish. In the post, I included a … [Read More...] about Is the Seafood Industry Trying to Cover up the Dangers of Farmed Fish?
Inflamed bodies aren’t fond of exercise. People who dislike to exercise and feel like the gym is analogous to a torture chamber are often perceived as being lazy. Some, in particular overweight individuals, are mocked (often by naturally skinny folks) and feel like crap as a result of their struggles. What’s frequently overlooked is that many of these people are chronically inflamed and in bad shape internally; hence, it’s only natural that they’re not itching to exercise. A strong will and determination go a long way, but not all the way. (Previous tidbits)
In Focus: Lifestyle and nutritional imbalances associated with Western diseases: causes and consequences of chronic systemic low-grade inflammation in an evolutionary context
This is one of the best and most comprehensive papers on evolutionary health and nutrition that has been published to date. It outlines how humans' diet and lifestyle have changed in the time that has passed since the Paleolithic era, and how these changes have affected our health via inflammatory pathways. (Previous 'In focus')
"Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws."
Like all other terrestrial life forms, humans evolved in a salt-free environment under intense evolutionary pressure for the selection of salt-conserving genes. Hypertension is a prototypical evolutionary maladaptation disorder of the modern man—a species exquisitely well adapted to low salt conditions suddenly confronted with salt excess.
- Vecihi Batuman
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Exercise before you eat! By going for a brisk walk, lifting weights, or otherwise being physically active prior to eating, you’ll help your body deal with the meal in a healthy and effective manner by improving its glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and adjusting its immune profile, among other things. This practice is rooted in our evolutionary past, in the sense that our primal ancestors had to move in order to get a hold of something to eat. (Previous tips)