Is Your Net Carbohydrate/Total Carbohydrate Ratio Too High?

Carbohydrate consumption is among the most controversial topics in the field of nutrition. On the one side there are many who still cling to public dietary guidelines, which suggest that we should all get approximately 50% of our calories … [Read More...]



How to Eat for Muscle Growth

If you've been serious about resistance training for some time, you know how important good nutrition is for gaining muscle! Actually, after having trained for so many years, my dietary habits are so … [Read More...]

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Why Are We So Sick? Part III: Mismatch

In part 1 of this series on evolution and human health we established that millions of years of evolutionary pressure shaped the human body, from musculoskeletal system, to metabolism, to brain … [Read More...]


Why Are We So Sick? Part II: Our Genetic Heritage

In the first post in this series we took a look at the evolution of the human body and the birthplace of humanity: Africa. There's good evidence to suggest that between 125,000 and 60,000 years ago, a … [Read More...]


Why Are We So Sick? Part I: Children of Africa

More than 2 billion people worldwide are now overweight, and chronic health disorders such as colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and acne vulgaris are highly prevalent in many parts of the … [Read More...]


Organic Beauty

I've talked a lot about the health of hunter-gatherers and traditional people on this blog, and I've repeatedly highlighted the fact that these people are free from many of the so-called diseases of … [Read More...]


A Selection of Videos That Can Take Your Knowledge About Evolution, Nutrition, and Health to a New Level

One of my goals with this site is to set the stage so that more people can get the kind of "revelations" that come when you start putting the puzzle of evolutionary medicine and ancestral health … [Read More...]


Two Good Probiotic Supplements That Can Improve Your Gut Health

Adequate microbial exposure is an essential component of an Organic Fitness Regimen. Rapid and powerful changes to human living conditions beginning with the Agricultural Revolution set the stage for … [Read More...]


9 Healthy Foods to Eat More of in 2015

Are you looking to make 2015 the year where you really take charge of your diet and health? Establishing new and healthy habits can be hard, and as we all know, new year's resolutions to "eat … [Read More...]


The Latest in Health & Fitness

Do you want to stay up-to-date on the latest research in the field of health & fitness? In these semi-regular posts I go through some of the recently published articles, videos, and science on … [Read More...]


Is The Paleo Diet a “Fad Diet”?

One of our natural tendencies as humans is to accept the world around us as "normal". This doesn't just apply to the environment we can see with our naked eyes, but also to conventional ideas and … [Read More...]


A Computer Program That Can Help You Sleep Better

Do you use your computer and smart phone late at night, perhaps without being aware that the light emitted from these devices adversely affects sleep? Since artificial lighting and electronic devices … [Read More...]


15 Songs That Can Help You Relax During the Holidays

Chronic stress is one of the biggest health challenges we face in the industrialized, high-tech modern world. In terms of stress management, putting some time into planning your life according to … [Read More...]


The Best Book on Health & Medicine I Have Ever Read

Do you want to take your knowledge about the human body, diet, health, and evolution to a new level? Then you should check out this excellent book by Daniel E. Lieberman, Professor of Human … [Read More...]


A Selection of Good Articles on the Human Microbiome

Studies on the Human Microbiome have been piling up over the last couple of years, and as a consequence of the many newfound links between bacteria and human health, an increasing amount of articles … [Read More...]


Stone Age Genes in the Modern World

With the exception of those who cling to creationism as the explanation for human existence on earth, most people accept that the emergence of our species, Homo sapiens sapiens, came as a result of … [Read More...]


5 Reasons Why Junk Food is Fattening

We all know pizza, doughnuts and cupcakes shouldn’t be a big part of a healthy diet, and these foods are generally considered more fattening than nutritious whole foods like meat and vegetables. But … [Read More...]


Are You Wrecking Your Body With Too Many Sets and Reps?

As everyone who's hooked on fitness knows; one of the primary reasons many gym goers don't see the desired results from their training is that they don't push themselves hard enough and/or do too … [Read More...]


Why You Shouldn’t Always Listen to Your Body

Like for all other organisms, it's our genetic blueprint that has been shaped over eons of evolution that lays the basis for our behaviour. We can certainly choose to live our lives in a specific way, … [Read More...]


Gut Dysbiosis Sets the Stage for Diseases of Civilization

Many of the chronic health disorders - such as inflammatory bowel diseases, acne vulgaris, and type-2 diabetes - that now affect a growing part of the population in the modern world are virtually … [Read More...]


Who’s Reading?

Hi! As you probably know, my name is Eirik, and I'm the blogger here at Organic Fitness. I've written a lot about me and my background on this site. Now I'd like to hear more about you. Perhaps you … [Read More...]


The 4 Fundamental Reasons to Eat a Paleo-Based Diet

The Paleo Diet has skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years, and millions of people worldwide now swear by a hunter-gatherer type diet to lose weight, build muscle, and increase … [Read More...]


Should You Exercise Like a Hunter-Gatherer?

Did you know that 'Organic Fitness' is a term that's used in the scientific literature? It's primarily used to describe physical activity that is consistent with our hunter-gatherer heritage (1, 2). … [Read More...]


What are the Benefits of Full Body Workouts vs. Split?

A BIG QUESTION personal trainers and strength trainees face is how often each muscle group and compound lift should be trained. Should you split up your clients’ training program so that 1-3 muscle … [Read More...]


6 Rules of a Healthy Diet

If you’re reading this site, chances are you look at nutrition from an evolutionary perspective and consume a Paleolithic, hunter-gatherer type diet. Ancestral diets have sustained our species for … [Read More...]


How Much Carbohydrate Should You Eat? Part IV: Wrapping it Up

In part 1 of this series on carbohydrate intake we looked at what our physiology and biology tell us about adaptation to diet and delved into some of the history behind the evolution of our large … [Read More...]


How Much Carbohydrate Should You Eat? Part III: Conflicting Advice

In part 1 of this series on carbohydrate intake we looked at what our biology and physiology tell us about adaptation to diet and established what types of foods that fueled the evolution of our large … [Read More...]


How Much Carbohydrate Should You Eat? Part II: An Adaptable Species

In part 1 of this series on carbohydrate intake we looked at what our biology and physiology tell us about adaptation to diet and established what types of foods that fueled the evolution of our large … [Read More...]


How Much Carbohydrate Should You Eat? Part I: A Big-Brained Animal

As you know if you've been reading this blog for a while, I think there's too much focus on macronutrient intake in the nutritional community. I've repeatedly highlighted the fact that humans can be … [Read More...]


Who’s in Control: The Human Host or the Microbiome?

Yes, I know; the idea that we're not in control of our own body seems like it could be taken right out of a science fiction movie, and the "quack alarm" is probably ringing in many people's heads when … [Read More...]


10 Reasons Potatoes Don’t Deserve Their Bad Reputation

The Huffington Post recently ran an article titled "5 Reasons Potatoes Don't Deserve Their Bad Reputation". Although I agree with the message the author is trying to convey, the article doesn't … [Read More...]


5 Things Every Fitness Enthusiast Can Learn From Paleo (Even If You Don’t Favor the Diet)

Paleolithic nutrition is one of the most highly debated topics in the health & fitness community! On the one hand, “the paleo diet” was the most googled diet last year, and millions of people … [Read More...]


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