Hi, thanks for dropwatchervisiting my blog!

My name is Casper and I live in a small city in The Netherlands. Let me explain why I’ve decided to start this blog. I have always been impressed by the number of people that are suffering from mental or physical problems. For a long time, I believed that these conditions were primarily gene-related.

That belief changed when I went to the University of Maastricht, where I started to study psychology. This is where I first came in touch with the fascinating world of evolutionary psychology. I found out that many of our human behaviors and traits are evolutionary adaptations. It took hundreds of thousands of years for most of these adaptations to evolve, during which we predominantly lived as hunter-gatherers in the middle of a wild environment. You will probably agree that today, only very few people on our planet still live like this. We’ve changed our wild way of life for a 9-to-5 job at the office. We don’t hunt or gather but pick our predominantly processed foods of the supermarket shelves. Many of us spend most of our leisure time in front of the TV. To summarize: we are out of sync with our genetic blueprint. Our modern lifestyle is detrimental for our physical and mental well-being. Our minds and bodies cannot cope with a sedentary lifestyle and industry food, and it becomes increasingly clear how it undermines our health.

“Surgeons can cut out everything except cause.”
Herbert M. Shelton

I think this quote by Herbert M. Shelton hits the nail on the head. If so many aspects of modern society make us ill, we have to make a change. This is no easy task, since we cannot completely ignore the civilization we happen to be part of. But since there is a giant gap between being a ‘couch potato’ and a ‘cave man’, every single step in the right direction can have great impact on your well-being. Personally, I’ve made a couple of important dietary and lifestyle changes that made me feel fitter, happier and sharper than I ever was. But beware, I don’t have all the answers. And although certain life changes seem to work for most people, what’s good for me, is not necessarily good for you. On my blog I will try to provide you with information that may inspire you, or help you finding out what’s good for you personally. If you like what your read, please join the discussion and make sure to subscribe to my mailing list so you’re always up-to-date!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

–   Casper








































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