Experts on the evolution of human nutrition

Want to eat a diet that mimics that of our Paleolithic ancestors? It might be a little more complicated than what the popular books say.┬áThe fact is, there was never one Paleo Diet; it’s more likely there were hundreds of them and that they were continually changing and broadening over evolutionary time. That was theContinue reading “Experts on the evolution of human nutrition”

Why you can all stop saying meat eating fueled evolution of larger brains right now

Hadza returning from hunt in Tanzania. Credit Andy Lederer. In William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, Sir Andrew, who was worried that a joke may have been made at his expense, reasons out loud that maybe his diet had something to do with his lack of intelligence, saying, “But I am a great eater of beef, and IContinue reading “Why you can all stop saying meat eating fueled evolution of larger brains right now”

Human vs. chimps: What the "regulome" tells us about meat eating & bigger brains

Source: Greg Wray The story about how humans evolved bigger brains begins some seven million years ago in central Africa. There, in a dense rainforest, there lived the last ancestor that we share with our closest living relatives. Our evolutionary paths diverged when the global climate changed and a new habitat took shape. While ancestors of chimpanzeesContinue reading “Human vs. chimps: What the "regulome" tells us about meat eating & bigger brains”