Is Static Stretching a Waste of Time?

The idea that static stretching is good for us is highly ingrained into our society. Soccer players are from a young age instructed by their coaches to stretch their hamstrings and hip flexors both before and after exercise, fitness instructors incorporate various stretches into the workout programs … [Read More...]

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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 dairy industry would like you to believe. The reality, however, is … [Read More...]

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The Best Probiotic Supplement on the Market

Most probiotic supplements are useless. Many may actually do more harm than good. That said, there are some probiotics out there that are worth buying. For the longest … [Read More...]

Diversify Your Microbiome With Fermented Vegetables

Fermented vegetables could change your life. Sauerkraut, kimchi, and other similar food products contain many different types of bacteria, including the probiotics … [Read More...]

Should You Skip Breakfast?

Should I eat breakfast? If you ask a dietitian this question, the answer you’ll get will probably be a resounding yes. If you then go on to ask why she recommends that … [Read More...]

Is Your Low-Carb Diet Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut Microbiome?

There’s nothing inherently wrong with low-carbohydrate diets. A well-designed, low-carbohydrate diet can provide your body with all the raw materials it needs to function … [Read More...]

Obesity: A Cause or Consequence of Physical Inactivity?

Physical inactivity makes you fat, right? If you ask a dozen people on the street whether they agree with this supposition, the vast majority, if not everyone, will … [Read More...]

Diet and Microbiota: The Two Most Important Determinants of Your Health

What does it take to be healthy? If you ask a dozen people on the street this question, the majority of the ones you ask will probably say that adequate physical … [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...]

Are “Bad Genes” to Blame for Your Health Problems?

The Human Genome Project (HGP), an international research project aimed at mapping all of the genes that make up the human genetic make-up, held much promise. Many … [Read More...]

The Dangers of Excessive Strength Training

Strength training is great. No other activity has such a profound impact on bone health and body composition. You can run for hours on the treadmill every week and go to … [Read More...]

Is Your Diet Too High in Carbohydrates?

Starch, glucose, lactose, and many other carbohydrates have gotten a bad rep lately. Over the past decade, the popularity of low-carb diets has increased, and a lot of … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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...]

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