Ask Eirik: How Did You Become Interested in Darwinian Medicine?

Yesterday I was interviewed by an Italian friend of mine who I came in contact with through his comments here on the site. Like me, he’s an evolutionary health aficionado and a proponent of Darwinian medicine. One of the questions I was … [Read More...]

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The reason our ancestors did not develop CHF [Congestive Heart Failure] is that the modern risk factors for heart diseases were all but absent in our ancestral environment. The Paleolithic diet was high in protein, fiber, and sodium. It included no milk after weaning and no alcohol. Our Paleolithic ancestors did not smoke tobacco. Moreover, our ancestors expended a lot of energy to obtain food, and when prey became scarce, they trekked long distances in search for better hunting. Our ancestral dietary and exercise patterns were protective against heart disease.

- E. Jennifer Weil
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