Are You a Truth-Seeker?

Few humans are truth-seekers. Instead of actively seeking truths, the vast majority of the human population simply let societal trends, conventional wisdom, authoritative figures, and the mass media shape and to some extent control their behavior, opinions, and beliefs. This is worrying, seeing as … [Read More...]

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H. sapiens is not a categorically genetically discernible organism, a view dispelled by Darwinian evolutionary gradualism. It is a metaorganism or holobiont that blends back into its ancestry as well as into the terrestrial ecosystem. This complex conformation has generated the unfolding species it is until its eventual extinction

- Dr. Ángel A. Román-Franco
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Salt: Friend or Foe?

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“What the Health”: A Non-Scientific Documentary That Can Cause You Harm

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A Healthy Gut is a Prerequisite for a Healthy Brain

Much of what goes on inside your brain occurs as a consequence of what goes on inside your gut (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). If your gut is in bad shape, your brain will also be in … [Read More...]

10 Common Misunderstandings About Evolutionary Nutrition

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How Developmental Experiences Shape Our Health – 10 Questions With Chris Kuzawa (PhD)

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10 Common Misconceptions About the Human Microbiome

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Why You Need More Vitamin D

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Are We Designed to Be Healthy?

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A Simple Tip That Can Help You Diversify Your Microbiome

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The Main Problem With the Official Dietary Guidelines

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The Real Food Pyramid: What We’re Designed to Eat

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Why You Shouldn’t Trust What “the Latest Research” Says About the Health Effects of Alcohol Consumption

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Ask Eirik: How Did You Become Interested in Darwinian Medicine?

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