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.

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

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