Metabolic Imbalance

Metabolism is the process by which we convert the food we eat into energy. Healthy metabolism is a balance between nutrition and energy expenditure. The human journey can be thought of as a taming of this process in an eternal struggle to acquire more nutrients to support our energy needs. Our capacity to evolve such […]

Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

The kidneys serve several functions, but first and foremost is its ability to filter our blood and reabsorb elements that it wants to keep. This function is measured by looking at a calculation called the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR represents the rate at which blood is filtered through the functional part of the kidney […]


As a biological anthropologist (in a previous life) I understand that evolution has no directional goal, it simply states that there is a natural selection for those gene variations that yield a better chance of survival and subsequent reproduction (in that particular environment). We can look at many mammalian and human features and rationalize them […]