How the Modern Lifestyle Wreaks Havoc on the Microbiome

As those who've been following this blog and/or kept up-to-date on what's going on in the world of health & medicine know, research over the last decade has made it clear that the number of microbial cells in our body vastly outnumber … [Read More...]

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8 Evidence-Based Ways to Combat Low-Grade Chronic Inflammation

Scientific research over the last several decades has made it clear that systemic, low-grade chronic inflammation, a condition characterized by two-to threefold elevated … [Read More...]


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, … [Read More...]


How to Eat for Good Health: The Basics of Evolutionary Nutrition Explained in 1000 Words

Every day, we are bombarded with information about diet and health through newspapers, magazines, and the internet. Often, what you read one place conflicts with what … [Read More...]


Not Getting Results With Your Training? Chances Are You Need to Focus More on Progressive Overload

In Tuesday's post I talked about the biggest mistake I see a lot of people make with their diet, which is basically that they're not eating "real food", but instead … [Read More...]


Follow on Facebook

I've finally gotten around to updating the Facebook page so that it has the new name of the blog and all the correct information. If you haven't done so already, head on … [Read More...]


Just Eat Real Food

Over the years I've helped a lot of people with their diet, both through online communication and in my work as a trainer/coach. Also, since nutrition has long been one … [Read More...]


The Latest in Health & Medicine

Have you kept up-to-date on the research on nutrition, the human microbiome, and ancestral health lately? If not, here's your chance to catch up. In these semi-regular … [Read More...]


Paleo-Deficit Disorder: How a Deficiency of Ancestral Influences is Making Us Sick

I rarely put up short posts on this blog, as I generally like to pick a topic and do a fairly comprehensive article on that subject before I move on. However, sometimes I … [Read More...]


8 Lifestyle Changes That Will Take Your Health to a New Level

Few, if any, people in contemporary industrialized societies are truly healthy. If you ask a dozen people on the street to answer honestly about their current health … [Read More...]


How I Train to Build a Healthy and Fit Body

In Wednesday's post I talked about how my approach to diet and physical activity has changed over the years. Up until about a decade ago, I mostly did aerobic training, … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]


My Diet

Over the last couple of years I've covered a wide range of nutrition-related topics, both here on the blog and on other health-oriented websites, and I've repeatedly … [Read More...]


How Fermented Vegetables Can Help You Take Back Your Health

All too often I come across articles that exaggerate the potential health benefits of specific foods. For example, if you do a google search on the impact of garlic on … [Read More...]


The Many Benefits of Eating Sweet Potatoes

Humans didn't evolve to eat a diet high in breakfast cereals, pasta, potato chips, and many of the other starchy foods that make up the typical Western diet. Rather, for … [Read More...]


The Top 3 Diet and Lifestyle Changes to Make for Better Training Results

As every gym goer can attest to, there are both “good” and “bad” days in the gym. Some days, everything feels like a chore and the weight you lifted for 2 reps the last … [Read More...]


(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 … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]


My Standard Breakfast

When I first started getting serious with the whole health & fitness thing about 10 years ago, I remember eating breakfast early in the morning regardless of whether … [Read More...]


Ask Eirik: Should I Choose Brown or White Rice, or Perhaps Neither?

It's time for another edition of Ask Eirik, the series of blog posts dedicated to answering some of the questions I receive through e-mail. If you have any questions … [Read More...]

charles-darwin Changes Name to

Hi! Just a quick update to let people know that I'm making some changes to the site. has now been the main domain name for this blog for quite a while. … [Read More...]


Homemade Potato Chips

I eat a lot of root vegetables/tubers, as I consider sweet potatoes, white potatoes, carrots, and other underground storage organs (USOs) to be very healthy foods and the … [Read More...]


Ask Eirik: Will Adding Carbs to My Diet Make Me Gain Weight?

I routinely receive questions and feedback through e-mail. Since I've already written about many of the topics/problems I receive questions about, I'll often just reply … [Read More...]


Feeling Sick And Tired? Chances Are Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation Is to Blame

Modern humans are sick. Most of us have dealt with or are currently struggling with a chronic health problem of some sort, whether it's irritable bowel syndrome, … [Read More...]


Are You Eating Enough Fiber?

There are few components of the human diet that have gotten as much attention as dietary fiber. Fiber, which is plant material that resists human digestive enzymes, is … [Read More...]


How Gut Microbes Change Your Mind

A couple of months back I posted an article where I discussed a scientific paper linking the gut microbiota to food cravings and appetite, and I posed the question: Who's … [Read More...]


Do High-Fat Foods Get Too Much of a Free Pass?

Butter, bacon, coconut oil, cheese and other similar high-fat foods are on top of the list of favorite things to eat for a lot of people. These foods aren't strictly … [Read More...]


Why You Should Walk More

Studies of contemporary hunter-gatherer societies, examination of fossils, and genetic analyses have given us a lot of insight into the way of life of Paleolithic humans. … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]


Is Alcohol Ruining Your Gut Health?

As I've repeatedly stated on the blog, I strongly believe microbial imbalances (dysbiosis) and increased intestinal permeability (a "leaky gut") are two of the main … [Read More...]


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