About AHS

Our goal is to examine current health challenges through the context of our ancestral heritage. In modern science, evolution is the default perspective for inquiry, yet in modern healthcare, evolution is almost nowhere to be seen. The Ancestral Health Symposium is dedicated to providing a forum for sharing scientific theories about how diet, lifestyle, and environment can shape human health.

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The Journal of Evolution and Health

The Journal of Evolution and Health is a peer-reviewed open-access journal sponsored by the Ancestral Health Society. The Journal’s mission is to explore how evolution has shaped and constrained human and animal biology, to develop insights into the major factors affecting health, and to translate those insights into practical methods for improving human and animal health.

Recognizing that knowledge relevant to its mission is dispersed across many academic and clinical disciplines, the Journal of Evolution and Health is an interdisciplinary publication that seeks contributions from a broad range of sources and seeks to promote communication among scholars and clinicians.

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Evolutionary Nutrition Conference & Staffan Lindeberg Memorial

On October 12 of this year, in Lisbon, Portugal, NutriScience is hosting a nutrition conference.   The purpose of this conference is twofold: to bring together world experts on evolutionary nutrition, and to celebrate the life and work of Staffan Lindeberg, MD, PhD, who died in December 2016.  The conference will be held in English and is for everyone who is interested in nutrition, health, and human evolution.

Information about the conference and registration can be found here: http://nutriscience.pt/?action=course&CodCurso=30

Information about the conference, hotel block, and the abstract/poster presentation can be found here;  http://www.lx-idea.com/

Prof. Loren Cordain (USA.), Prof. Lynda Frassetto (USA), Dr. Ainara Sistiaga (USA/Spain), Dr. Stephan Guyenet (USA), Prof. Frits Muskiet (Netherlands), Dr. Bodo Melnik (Germany), Maelán Fontes (Spain), Óscar Picazo (Spain), Dr. Tommy Jonsson (Sweden), Sérgio Veloso (Portugal), Pedro Carrera Bastos (Portugal), Dr. Csaba Tóth y Dr. Zsófia Clemens (Hungary).