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.

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,

Intermittent Fasting: The Default Eating Pattern for Paleo Dieters?

By | August 20th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

Intermittent fasting (IF), a nutritional strategy that involves fasting for various time intervals, is all the rage these days. Over the past decade, more and more people have jumped on

Acne Vulgaris: A Modern Disease with an Ancient Solution

By | August 13th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

Acne vulgaris, the chronic skin disease affecting up to 50 million Americans alone, is today so common that it's by many considered a natural part of human life—likely because, at

The Many Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

By | August 6th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

Are you a gym junkie, spending hour upon hour at a fitness center every week? I was, five to seven years ago. Back then, I was obsessed with strength training,

Obesity: A Cause or a Consequence of Physical Inactivity?

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

Physical inactivity makes you fat, right? Most people on the street would probably agree with this supposition; popular science contends that lack of exercise means lower caloric expenditure, which translates

Resetting the Brain’s Pleasure Centers: A Frequently Overlooked Benefit of Eating a Healthy Diet

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

Many people who’ve long been accustomed to a westernized, highly processed diet are hesitant to adopt a real-food diet, in part because they anticipate lower hedonic value in such food

Can Pro-Inflammatory Gut Bacteria Cause Obesity?

By | June 11th, 2018|Articles, Featured Slider|

The microbiome and the brain are the chief regulators of adiposity and eating behavior in humans. In many respects, the microbiome is even more influential than the brain. While the

The Unique Fatty-Acid Profile of Coconuts

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

The nutritionists and professors responsible for designing dietary guidelines for the public are not fond of saturated fat. They have long argued that it is healthier to limit consumption of