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 ancestral health and nutrition out to the public. In my new article, which was just published at his site,, I discuss how … [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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Ask Eirik: How Much Protein Do I Need to Build Muscle?

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Biome Reconstitution: What Mark Zuckerberg Should be Investing In

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

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What Happens When Contemporary Humans Adopt a Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyle?

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