What Happens When Contemporary Humans Adopt a Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyle?

Up until about 12.000 years ago, all humans lived as hunter-gatherers. This was how things had been for millions of years. Today, however, very few true hunter-gatherers are left on this planet. We've traded in our original way of life for … [Read More...]

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The Genius of Charles Darwin

The ideas Charles Darwin presented in his book On the Origins of Species, published in 1859, are an essential part of the foundation upon which the field of biology is built. Unfortunately, his ideas have not yet been fully integrated into medicine, psychology, exercise science, and nutrition (fields that are all … [Read More...]

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The Many Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

Are you a gym junkie, spending hour upon hour at a fitness center every week? I was, six to eight years ago. Back then, I was obsessed with strength training, and I went … [Read More...]

Does Milk Really Strengthen Your Bones?

Milk is the perfect health food, right? It strengthens your bones, boosts your immune function, and helps you build a healthy, disease-free body. At least that's what the … [Read More...]

Genome-Microbiome Mismatch: A Root Cause of the Diseases of Civilization

The evolutionary discordance model states that many of the chronic diseases and health disorders that plague us today are caused by a mismatch between our current … [Read More...]

Yogurt Won’t Fix Your Gut Microbiome

Yogurt is the stereotypical probiotic food. It’s mentioned in virtually all newspaper articles and blog posts that talk about probiotics and gut health, and is available … [Read More...]

The Genius of Charles Darwin

The ideas Charles Darwin presented in his book On the Origins of Species, published in 1859, are an essential part of the foundation upon which the field of biology is … [Read More...]

Muscle Memory: It’s a Real Thing

Strength training is an essential component of a well-balanced fitness program. By performing squats, push-ups, dips, chins, deadlifts, and other multi joint exercises on … [Read More...]

Do Men Need More Protein Than Women?

It's often assumed that the nutritional requirements of men and women are almost identical. Women lose iron through menstrual bleeding and therefore may require somewhat … [Read More...]

5 Reasons Why Junk Food is Fattening

We all know that a diet high in processed foods such as pizza, chocolate, and doughnuts is more fattening than a diet that primarily consists of nutritious whole foods … [Read More...]

How Probiotics Could Damage Your Microbiome

Not so long ago I published a post entitled "Probiotic Supplements: Are They Doing You More Harm Than Good?" here on the blog. In that article I made the case that many, … [Read More...]

Should You Eat a Strict Paleo Diet?

Our preagricultural ancestors ate healthy, nutrient-packed diets. Paleolithic diets were high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 and contained no highly processed foods, … [Read More...]

Why You Can’t Drug the Microbiome Into Compliance

We humans are always looking for quick and simple solutions to our problems. When we have the choice between a comfortable path, which is flat and easy to travel, and a … [Read More...]

The Pitfall of Evidence-Based Nutrition & Medicine

These days, you don't have to look far and wide to find information about nutrition, fitness, and medicine. There are millions of blog posts, news stories, books, and … [Read More...]

The Latest in Health & Medicine

Have you kept up-to-date with the latest research in nutrition and ancestral health? If not, here’s your chance to catch up. In these semi-regular posts, all entitled The … [Read More...]

4 Things Many Paleo Dieters Get Wrong About the Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet has grown massively in popularity over the past decade. It has been high on the list of the most "Googled" diets the last couple of years, and the number … [Read More...]

The Latest Research on the Human Microbiome

Have you kept up-to-date with the latest research on the human microbiome? If not, here's your chance to catch up. As always, I've picked out a selection of scientific … [Read More...]

How Microbiome Research is Changing Our Understanding of Evolution

Evolution via natural selection has served as a guiding principle in biology for more than a century. This powerful idea – which first came to life in Charles Darwin’s … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

Saturated Fat: 7 Reasons Why It’s Not as Harmless as the Low-Carb Movement Claims

For decades, a mist of low-fat dogma has covered the nutritional landscape. Low-fat products have made their way into grocery stores all over the world, and high-fat … [Read More...]

Inflammation: The Root Cause of Chronic Disease?

Your immune system is magnificent. It has been shaped over eons of time in response to environmental pressures. We humans no longer have to compete with other animals for … [Read More...]

The Dark Side of Dietary Supplements

The supplement industry is today a billion-dollar market that provides dieters with weight loss pills, protein bars, vitamin pills, and a range of other nutritional … [Read More...]

12 Evidence-Based Steps to a Healthier Microbiome

The trillions of microorganisms that live in and on your body have a profound impact on your mood, behaviour, and overall health. By taking better care of your … [Read More...]

5 Signs Your Gut Microbiome is Out of Balance

You are a superorganism! Your body is home to trillions of microorganisms (the human microbiota) that co-exist side by side with your human self. The collective genome of … [Read More...]

The Latest Research on the Human Microbiome

The human microbiome is currently one of the hottest research topics in science. These days, it seems like rarely a week goes by when you don't see ground-breaking … [Read More...]

7 Types of People Who Should Strongly Consider Doing Full-Body Workouts

One of the major questions personal trainers, strength coaches, and gym goers face is how often each muscle group and compound lift should be trained. Should you split up … [Read More...]

The Latest in Health & Medicine

Have you kept up-to-date with the research in nutrition and ancestral health lately? If not, here’s your chance to catch up. In these semi-regular posts I include links … [Read More...]

8 Tips to Perfect Your Squat and Deadlift Form

The deadlift and squat are often considered to be the king and queen of all strength training exercises - and for good reason. These two lifts target most of the major … [Read More...]

The Indoor Microbiome and Toxic Mold: Is Your House Making You Sick?

The ancestral health movement is built on the premise that there's a mismatch between the human genome and our current milieu. Humans evolved to live as hunter-gatherers … [Read More...]

Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrate: How Much of Each Should You Eat?

There are few topics in nutrition that have been subject to as much debate as the intake of protein, fat, and carbohydrate. On one end of the spectrum, there are the … [Read More...]

The Latest Research on the Human Microbiome

Have you kept up-to-date with the research on the human microbiome lately? If not, here’s your chance to catch up. I've stated many times on the blog that our health … [Read More...]

The Western Microbiome: How Our Modern Guts Make Us Sick, Fat, and Unhappy

The next time you're out on the street, take a look at the people around you: The suit-wearing, busy office worker on his way to work, the female shopper carrying huge … [Read More...]

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