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. It’s easy to forget that these light-emitting devices are extremely novel additions to our habitat; for 99 percent of our evolutionary history, we had no exposure to artificial light, regardless of its provenance. This therefore highlights our genetic maladaptation to environments that are saturated with
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About the Author: 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.