Evolving Health

Monthly Archives: August 2011

The first living wall as it’s constructed in South Africa. My friend Warren Te Brugge has taken on a project that deserves the attention of all who are interested in the ideals of sustainable communities and food security in all parts of the world. His new foundation My Arms Wide Open® is building the first-ever living food walls with the objective of providing fresh fruits and vegetables to disadvantaged youth in both Vancouver Downtown Eastside… Read More

Dr. Lindeberg weighing a Kitavan man.  While training in family medicine, Staffan Lindeberg, M.D., Ph.D., read a paper (published in 1985) in the New England Journal of Medicine that would alter the course of his future research. It was entitled “Paleolithic Nutrition” and one of the authors was Boyd Eaton, M.D. It was about the same time Dr. Lindeberg had heard from a neighbor that humans had the guts of vegetarian — to which he responded, “Oh yeah?” His neighbor was  influenced by one of… Read More

At a time when our ancestors existed as hunter-gatherers in the Paleolithic, it’s clear that food was not always available and that the fluctuation of feast and famine was probably more apparent. The theory of thrifty genes has it that our metabolic function is dependent on these fluctuations for optimal insulin function. So, it’s hypothesized that since intermittent fasting may have been instrumental in the selection of our genes, its practice may… Read More