Ask Eirik: Does Intermittent Fasting Work as Well for Women as for Men?

Today I received an e-mail from Cain Credicott, Co-Owner/Editor in Chief at Paleo Magazine. He contacted me because one of his editors had a question about an article on Intermittent Fasting (IF) I handed in a short while ago and that … [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 dairy industry would like you to believe. The reality, however, is somewhat … [Read More...]

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Can Worms Cure Disease? 17 Questions With Dr. William Parker

Quite recently I was contacted by Donna Beales, a researcher and proponent of Darwinian medicine. She told me she was looking for like-minded people who would be … [Read More...]

Saturated Fat: The Madness Has to Stop

These days, it seems like rarely a day goes by when you don't see articles about saturated fat appearing in the mainstream press. Many of the articles that are published … [Read More...]

Learn From the Best: 10 Health/Nutrition Scientists You Should Follow

These days, you don't have to look far and wide to find information about nutrition, health, and medicine. The internet is filled to the brink with it. If you do a quick … [Read More...]

Stop Bombarding Your Gut With Probiotics

One of the biggest diet mistakes I've ever made was to take in large quantities of probiotics (in the form of fermented foods and supplements) on a daily basis. This … [Read More...]

Follow Me on Instagram

At long last, I've created an Instagram account! (Link: One of the reasons I decided to do so is that I want to connect with you - … [Read More...]

Your Skin Microbiome is Under Attack

The human gut microbiome has received a lot of attention lately. These days, news articles and studies on probiotics, prebiotics, gut bacteria, and other similar topics … [Read More...]

Rest in Peace, Staffan Lindeberg

I was shocked and saddened to hear that Staffan Lindeberg (MD, PhD) recently passed away. Staffan was one of the leading scientists in the Paleo/ancestral health field … [Read More...]

How Paleo Could Revolutionize Medicine

My friend Robb Wolf is one of the leading voices in the field of Darwinian/evolutionary medicine. He's done a great job of bringing science-based information about … [Read More...]

How the Modern Lifestyle Has Changed the Human Body

It's well known that modern lifestyles, characterized by prolonged sitting, little physical activity, disordered sleep, and consumption of highly processed food, … [Read More...]

20 Tips to Master the Big Four

During the years I've worked as a strength coach/personal trainer I've helped hundreds - if not thousands - of people learn how to train effectively and correctly. I've … [Read More...]

10 Diseases Caused by Evolutionary Mismatches

Many of the diseases and health problems that plague us in modern times are caused by a mismatch between genes and environment. This statement is supported by a large … [Read More...]

Hunter-Gatherers Don’t Get 8 Hours of Sleep a Night. Should You?

How much sleep does an adult human need? If you ask a hundred people on the street this question, chances are a lot of them will say that about 8 hours every night is the … [Read More...]

The Western Diet and Inflammation: We’re Eating Ourselves to an Early Grave

A fire is brewing inside the body of the modern man; a fire that causes widespread damage, subtly harming various tissues, impairing libido, reproduction, and athletic … [Read More...]

Research Roundup: 20 New and Interesting Articles on the Human Microbiome

I've read many scientific articles lately. Some were good and interesting, others were not. In today's blog post I've collected the ones that I found most intriguing, so … [Read More...]

The Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment of the Diseases of Civilization: A Darwinian Conceptual Framework

I know that a lot of the concepts I talk about here on, such as evolutionary mismatches and biome reconstitution, may seem foreign and complicated … [Read More...]

Ask Eirik: How Much Protein Do I Need to Build Muscle?

Over the years I've gotten a lot of questions about protein requirements for strength trainees and bodybuilders. The rate at which these questions have been popping up … [Read More...]

You Probably Need More Protein Than You Think

How much protein do I need? If you ask a dietitian this question, you'll likely be told that you need to consume about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per … [Read More...]

We Need to Start Teaching Kids About Evolution

Many children in the world today learn little or nothing about evolution in school. They learn plenty about Christianity, Buddhism, and other religions, which all have … [Read More...]

Follow on Facebook

Do you follow on Facebook? You should! The blog has always been my main focus – and continues to be so. However, I also try to update the Facebook … [Read More...]

Biome Reconstitution: What Mark Zuckerberg Should be Investing In

In my previous article here at I took a critical look at Mark Zuckerberg's plan to cure all diseases. I made the case that pumping billions of … [Read More...]

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Mission to “Cure All Diseases” is Somewhat Misguided

The other day I was lying in bed scanning through Facebook on my phone. I was bored and didn’t feel like doing anything productive, so I ended up spending a lot more time … [Read More...]

The Diet Wars: Is the Paleo Diet on a Path to Victory?

For the longest time, people have been arguing about what constitutes the optimal human diet. Some state that a plant-based diet, containing little or no animal source … [Read More...]

10 Things You Should Know About the Link Between Gut Bacteria and Obesity

I’ve been thinking a lot about the microbiome’s involvement in the pathogenesis of obesity lately. A couple of years ago, I wrote a lengthy paper in which I took an … [Read More...]

The Science of Darwinian Medicine: A Talk by Robb Wolf

What is Darwinian medicine? What separates it from conventional medicine? And how can Darwinian medicine be applied in a clinical setting? If you are a long-time reader … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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...]


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