10 Tips That Can Make You Squat Like a Flexible Kid

The squat is one of the most fundamental human movements. It activates big chunks of the human musculoskeletal system, challenges one’s balance and coordination, and can help prevent and treat a variety of postural deviations, injuries, and pains. This is particularly true if it’s performed with added resistance. Unfortunately though, a lot of people perform […]

Are Non-Communicable Diseases Really Non-Communicable?

A long-standing practice in medicine has been to classify diseases as either non-communicable or communicable. Whereas conditions such as influenza, tuberculosis, and AIDS have long been known to be contagious, disorders and diseases such as colon cancer, acne vulgaris, and type-1 diabetes are generally considered to be non-communicable. Scientific research that has emerged over the […]

The Dark Side of Artificial Light

Over the past couple of centuries, artificial light has gradually become a ubiquitous part of our environment. The modern man is constantly exposed to artificial light emitted by smartphones, lamps, and computers. It’s easy to forget that these light-emitting devices are extremely novel additions to our environment. Throughout the vast majority of our evolutionary history, […]

The Standing Glute Squeeze: A Simple Exercise That Can Help You Prevent Bad Posture and Back Pain

The glutes of the modern man are in a sorry state. They are weak and small, largely because they spend most of their time resting on a chair, couch, car seat, or bed. The gluteus maximus – arguably the king of all the muscles of the human body – in particular bears the mark of […]

The Universality of Darwinian Medicine

It’s often assumed that we humans are very dissimilar from other organisms with respects to the reasons as to why we are vulnerable to disease. A lot of people also take it for granted that the medical and biological principles that are important in the context of human health optimization differ from those that are […]

The Thing That Separates Paleo From All Other Health/Nutrition Concepts

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of decades, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that the internet is chock-full of information about diet and health. The non-digital, real world is as well. Thoughts, opinions, and ideas about healthy living circulate in cafés, fitness centers, and classrooms all over the world. One of the […]

Does the Use of Whey Protein Supplements Negatively Affect Gut Health?

If you’re a regular reader of Darwinian-Medicine.com, you’ve undoubtedly picked up on the fact that I’m not a fan of protein supplements. In previous articles I’ve pointed out that protein supplements are evolutionarily novel food products with an abnormal nutrient composition and that the consumption of the most popular type of protein supplement on the […]

The Troubled Youth of Great and Revolutionary Ideas

Many, if not most, great and revolutionary ideas are bullied and made fun of when they are young. Usually, the bullying gets less severe over time; however, it doesn’t necessarily cease completely. In some instances, the problems start all the way back at birth. The birth of many great ideas is lengthy and burdensome and […]

The Nutritional Uniqueness of the Original Human Diet

The human diet has changed tremendously over the past 10.000 years. One of the main things that separate modern human diets from preagricultural ones is that the former contain many foods that differ markedly in their nutritional composition from those that were a part of the latter. This is not only true if we compare […]

10 Scientific Papers That Explain Why It’s Unwise to Consume a Lot of Salt

I find it very surprising that some people question the idea that it’s unhealthy to take in a lot of salt, seeing as this idea is supported by a wealth of scientific evidence, including evidence indicating that hominins evolved on a low-salt diet, as well as by well-established, proven biological and physiological principles, concepts, and […]

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