The Story of the Human Body – Part II

“The fundamental answer to why so many humans are now getting sick from previously rare illnesses is that many of the body’s features were adaptive in the environments for which we have evolved, but have become maladaptive in the modern environments we have now created. This idea, known as the mismatch hypothesis, is the core of the new, emerging field of evolutionary medicine, which applies evolutionary biology to health and disease.”
Daniel Lieberman, ‘The Sory of the Human Body. Evolution, Health & Disease’.

The man is a genius. The mismatch hypothesis is a theme that is the central influence to, and underlies my clinical work and my blogs. It can be equally applied when considering optimal health and living. Or performance.