I meet people all the time who either tell me that they're having problems with their gut/digestion and/or who exhibit phenotypic signs to that effect. Typically, if I … [Read More...] about Fermented Vegetables: Potent Medicine for the Troubled Gut
Stay away from food products with ingredient lists that feature compounds that even the most experienced chemists may have trouble identifying. Many artificial ingredients that are commonly believed to be safe may in truth be pernicious due to their evolutionary novelty. One such compound is the commonly used food additive titanium dioxide (E171), which has recently been found to disrupt gut homeostasis. (Previous tips)
Featured resource: The paper that gave rise to the Paleolithic nutrition concept
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The results of calcium balance studies have suggested that man can adapt to relatively minute calcium intake by increasing calcium absorption and decreasing urinary excretion when vitamin D is supplied. Using evolutionary logic, this finding suggests that modern people, like primates and hominine ancestors, are capable of adjusting to changing dietary calcium.
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The Agricultural Revolution changed our speech. It’s well established that the Agricultural Revolution affected the way the human mandible and dental arches grow and develop, in large part because it softened the human diet. New research suggests that it, somewhat surprisingly, may also have impacted our sound systems, in particular our ability to pronounce f’s and v’s.
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