The Indoor Microbiome and Toxic Mold: Is Your House Making You Sick?

The ancestral health movement is built on the premise that there's a mismatch between the human genome and our current milieu. Humans evolved to live as hunter-gatherers in natural environments, not as office workers in large, polluted … [Read More...]

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How to Feed Your Gut Bacteria

Do you take the trillions of microbes in your gut - which have a profound impact on your immune function, metabolism, mood, and behaviour - into account when you plan what you're going to eat? If the answer is yes, then you are in the minority. The average intake of dietary fiber - the primary … [Read More...]

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Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrate: How Much of Each Should You Eat?

There are few topics in nutrition that have been subject to as much debate as the intake of protein, fat, and carbohydrate. On one end of the spectrum, there are the … [Read More...]

The Latest Research on the Human Microbiome

Have you kept up-to-date with the research on the human microbiome lately? If not, here’s your chance to catch up. I've stated many times on the blog that our health … [Read More...]

The Western Microbiome: How Our Modern Guts Make Us Sick, Fat, and Unhappy

The next time you're out on the street, take a look at the people around you: The suit-wearing, busy office worker on his way to work, the female shopper carrying huge … [Read More...]

The Latest in Health & Medicine

Have you kept up-to-date with the research on nutrition, the human microbiome, and ancestral health lately? If not, here’s your chance to catch up. In these semi-regular … [Read More...]

The Often Forgotten Benefit of Adhering to a Healthy Diet

Healthier skin, weight loss, better digestion, more energy, enhanced brain function… The potential benefits of taking up a healthy diet are numerous. If you’ve been … [Read More...]

10 Science-Backed Ways to Combat Chronic Inflammation

Scientific research over the past several decades has made it clear that systemic, low-grade chronic inflammation, a condition characterized by two- to threefold elevated … [Read More...]

Probiotic Supplements: Are They Doing You More Harm Than Good?

The probiotic market has grown exponentially over the past few years. Pills and drinks containing probiotics - live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate … [Read More...]

What Captive Gorillas Can Teach Us About Health & Medicine

Imagine standing in the middle of a rainforest taking in all of the stimuli around you; the sound of birds singing, the rustling of leaves in the light wind, and the … [Read More...]

The Latest Research on the Human Microbiome

Have you kept up-to-date with the research on the human microbiome lately? If not, here’s your chance to catch up. Rather than doing a regular "The Latest in Health & … [Read More...]

How the Western Diet Has Changed the Human Face

Most people know that children who grow up eating a processed, nutrient-poor diet are at increased risk of a wide range of medical problems, including obesity, type-2 … [Read More...]

Cereal Grains: Are They As Bad As the Paleo Movement Claims?

Lectins, gluten, protease inhibitors, phytic acid… If you’ve been reading about cereal grains on one or more of the many Paleo blogs that are out there, you’ve … [Read More...]

How Protein Can Help You Lose Weight

Is fat loss at the top of your list of health & fitness goals? If so, then you're not alone. In the U.S. and many other industrialized nations, more than 50% of the … [Read More...]

Ask Eirik: Should I Get My Gut Microbiome Analyzed?

It’s time for another edition of “Ask Eirik”, the series of blog posts dedicated to answering some of the questions I get about diet, health, and fitness. If you have any … [Read More...]

Lower Crossed Syndrome: 6 Steps to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Swayback Posture

Poor posture, muscle imbalance syndromes, back and knee pain, and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system affect a large number of people in our society today. … [Read More...]

The Latest in Health & Medicine

Have you kept up-to-date on the research on nutrition, the human microbiome, and ancestral health lately? If not, here’s your chance to catch up. In these semi-regular … [Read More...]

Ask Eirik: Which Protein Supplement Should I Use?

It’s time for another edition of "Ask Eirik", the series of blog posts dedicated to answering some of the questions I receive through e-mail. If you have any questions … [Read More...]

10 Steps to Getting the Best Night’s Sleep of Your Life

Do you get up most mornings feeling energetic and revitalized after having gotten a long, deep night's sleep? If the answer is no, then you're not alone. A lot of people … [Read More...]

Upper Crossed Syndrome: 4 Steps to Correct Rounded Shoulders and Hunchback Posture

Do you have good posture? If you spend hours sitting at a desk reading and/or working on a computer every day, then the answer is probably no... Protracted, hunched … [Read More...]

Organic Fitness: Is it Important to Set Exercise Goals?

The health benefits of adhering to an organic fitness program are multitudinous. By regularly performing heavy resistance training, high-intensity interval training, and … [Read More...]

10 Things Mainstream Nutrition Gets Wrong

The world of nutrition is filled with dogma, myths, and diet advice that lacks proper scientific support. If you've taken the time to read up on nutrition for yourself, … [Read More...]

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Have you kept up-to-date on the research on nutrition, the human microbiome, and ancestral health lately? If not, here’s your chance to catch up. In these semi-regular … [Read More...]

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use Whey Protein Supplements

Yes, you read the title correctly... Contrary to what you may have been led to believe from reading about protein supplementation online or listening to the most jacked … [Read More...]

10 Scientific Papers That Can Transform Your Understanding of Health & Medicine

Over the years I've read a lot of scientific articles on nutrition, health, and medicine. One of the things this has shown me is that there's a lot of bad science and … [Read More...]

How Walking in Nature Can Enhance Your Health and Happiness

Do you spend the majority of your wakeful hours sitting at a desk staring at a computer screen? If so, then you're not alone. In the blink of an eye from an evolutionary … [Read More...]

Chronic Inflammation: The Internal Fire That’s Making You Sick, Fat, and Unhappy

Chronic low-grade inflammation, a condition characterized by elevated concentrations of inflammatory markers in systemic circulation and activated inflammatory cells, is … [Read More...]

Don’t Believe the Hype: Eating a Lot of Butter, Bacon, and Other Fatty Foods Won’t Make You Healthy

Did you grow up hearing that you should stay away from foods high in fat, in particular those that contain a lot of saturated fat and/or cholesterol, and instead consume … [Read More...]

The Latest in Health & Medicine

Have you kept up-to-date on the research on nutrition, the human microbiome, and ancestral health lately? If not, here’s your chance to catch up. In these semi-regular … [Read More...]

How to Feed Your Gut Bacteria

Do you take the trillions of microbes in your gut - which have a profound impact on your immune function, metabolism, mood, and behaviour - into account when you plan … [Read More...]

12 Evidence-Based Steps to Healthy Eating

Your health and body composition are largely determined by what you eat. Not only that, but your diet also has a profound impact on your mood, brain function, energy … [Read More...]

Have You Eaten Enough Bacteria Today?

Did you get a lot of beneficial bacteria through your diet today? If you're like most people living in industrialized societies, the answer is no. So much of the food we … [Read More...]

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