About Eirik Garnas

Eirik is a nutrition student, personal trainer, and writer. He’s educated as a personal trainer from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and also has additional courses in sales/coaching, kettlebells, body analysis, and functional rehabilitation. Subscribe to his website darwinian-medicine.com if you want to stay updated on his work.

The Most Common Mistake People Make When Going Paleo

By | February 9th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

These days, one doesn’t have to look far and wide to find information about Paleolithic nutrition and evolutionary eating. No longer constrained to tiny sections of the world of science,

Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Sleep?

By | November 17th, 2017|Articles, Featured Slider|

Over the past couple centuries, artificial light has gradually become ubiquitous in our environment. Modern humans are constantly exposed to artificial light emitted by smartphones, lightbulbs, computers, and other technology.

The Problem With the Low-FODMAP Diet

By | July 31st, 2017|Articles, Featured Slider|

The low-FODMAP diet is very popular among people with gastrointestinal illnesses, especially Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)—an extremely common condition in today’s society. If you tell your gastroenterologist or dietitian that

Hunter-Gatherers Don’t Get 8 Hours of Sleep a Night. Should You?

By | April 7th, 2017|Articles, Featured Slider|

How many hours of sleep do you need every night? If you ask a hundred random people this question, chances are a lot of them will say that about 8

Saturated Fat: 7 Reasons It’s Not as Harmless as We Think

By | May 10th, 2016|Articles, Featured Slider|

For decades, a mist of low-fat dogma has covered the nutritional landscape. Low-fat products have made their way into grocery stores all over the world, and high-fat foods have been

4 Things Many Paleo Dieters Get Wrong About the Paleo Diet

By | May 2nd, 2016|Articles|

With the Paleo diet increasing in popularity, more people are centering their diet around nutrient-dense, whole foods. But many misconceptions about evolutionary nutrition persist—even within the ancestral health community—and some

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


By | April 18th, 2016|Articles|

Do you fall asleep quickly at night and get up most mornings feeling revitalized after seven to nine hours of solid sleep? If you’re like most people in contemporary societies,

10 Steps to a Healthier Microbiome

By | January 19th, 2016|Articles|

The trillions of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies have a profound impact on our mood, behavior and overall health. By taking better care of your microbiota, you

How Protein Can Help You Lose Unwanted Body Fat

By | December 8th, 2015|Articles|

Is fat loss at the top of your list of health & fitness goals? If so, you’re not alone. In the U.S. and many other industrialized nations, more than 50

5 Reasons Why Junk Food is Fattening

By | December 12th, 2014|Articles|

We all know pizza, doughnuts and cupcakes shouldn’t be a big part of a healthy diet, and these foods are generally considered more fattening than nutritious whole foods like meat