Ketogenic Diet and its Place in Human Evolution

Ketogenic Diet and its Place in Human Evolution

A basic principle in biology is that “everything needs to be viewed in the context of evolution” and proper dietary or health practices cannot do without the lens of evolutionary biology.
Hunting and gathering
was humanity's first and most successful adaptation, occupying at least 90% of human history and knowing what our ancestors ate can be an important key to understand what would be the ideal diet for us today.

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Is Sugar Toxic?

Is Sugar Toxic?

Sugar is now added to 70% of all packaged foods in the grocery store and this, despite the fact that it now becomes clearer and clearer that a diet high in sugar causes all kinds of health issues. Research over the last decades could associate the intake of added sugars with overweight, type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, cancer, neurological diseases, and gut issues. And once you understand how our body reacts to sugar, it is not surprising anymore that it causes so many problems...

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The Gut-Brain Axis

The Gut-Brain Axis

Having "a gut feeling" might become a statement of bigger importance we ever have imagined.
Recent research demonstrates how our microbiome not only affects our physical health but also our mental health and performance.
This includes our general mood, our cognitive functions, like learning and memory and even the way we make decisions can be affected by our gut inhabitants.
Furthermore, brain disorders like autism and depression can be traced back to a disrupted microbiome.

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