Eirik Garnas

About Eirik Garnas

Eirik Garnas is a nutritionist (B.Sc. in Public Nutrition, M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition), science writer, personal trainer, and health coach. He has several years’ experience with health/nutrition coaching and personal training and has written for a variety of health and fitness magazines and websites. On his website, Darwinian-Medicine.com, Eirik seeks to bridge the gap between evolutionary science and medicine and locate the true causes of various diseases and health problems.

Do We Need to Brush Our Teeth?

By | February 1st, 2019|Articles, Featured Slider|

Many health conditions that we contemporary humans consider to be unavoidable ills are actually not normal occurrences in human existence—common, but not normal. Consider acne vulgaris, a skin disorder affecting

Are You Taking In Too Many Probiotics?

By | January 18th, 2019|Articles, Featured Slider|

Probiotics are not harmless. Actually, in certain situations, they may cause a lot of damage. The term probiotics—which comes from Latin, meaning "pro life"—is somewhat misleading, because probiotics don't always

Walking—The Truest Form of Paleo Exercise

By | December 31st, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

When I was in my teens, I remember thinking that walking didn’t really qualify as “exercise.” Back then, I was doing lots of sports and went regularly to my local

Is Your Low-Carb Diet Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut Microbiome?

By | December 10th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

Low-carbohydrate diets continue to be a contentious subject, but they can be useful in certain applications. A well-designed low-carbohydrate diet can provide all the raw materials the body needs to

How Paleo Could Transform Medicine

By | December 3rd, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

Let's assume that, after being Paleo for a while, you now “get” what the whole ancestral-health journey is all about. But this leaves you with a nagging question: Why don’t

The Two Major Causes of Chronic Illness

By | November 17th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

Scientific research carried out over the past couple of decades has shown that microbial imbalances (dysbiosis) and inflammation are at the root of a long list of diseases and health

What Do You Smell Like? It Depends on Your Microbiome . . .

By | October 26th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

Human body-odor formation is greatly affected by the structure and activity of human-associated microbial communities. In other words, the trillions of microorganisms that colonize your body heavily influence your body’s

Five Things Vegans and Paleo Dieters Have in Common

By | October 19th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

Vegans and Paleo dieters are sometimes regarded as two distinct human communities, with diametrically opposed ideologies. Some may even suggest that these two health-conscious groups have declared war on each

Are Protein Requirements Significantly Underestimated?

By | October 12th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

“How much protein do I actually need?” If you ask a typical dietitian this question, they’ll likely answer 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day (this being

Fluxed Eating: An Overlooked Microbiome-Disrupting Epidemic

By | October 1st, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

The field of nutrition is rife with disagreements. Wherever you look, you’ll find people arguing about various diet- and health-related issues. Some debaters emphatically claim that saturated fats are harmless,