Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 1

Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 1

The Evolutionary Basis for the Therapeutic Effects of High Protein Diets Series Did you miss Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 2? Click Here to Read It! Did you miss Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 3? Click Here to Read It! INTRODUCTION Although humanity has been interested in diet and health for thousands of […]

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Got Bones? The Paleo Solution for Building Strong Bones While Keeping Arteries Soft and Supple

Got Bones? The Paleo Solution for Building Strong Bones While Keeping Arteries Soft and Supple

The focus of this blog is to outline nutritional strategies for building strong and sturdy bones, while at the same time keeping arteries soft and supple. At a glance One of every two Americans will develop weak bones (osteoporosis) in her or his lifetime. Bone fractures are occurring more commonly among both young and old. […]

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Artificial Sweeteners: Agents of Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Disease

Artificial Sweeteners: Agents of Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Disease

Introduction: Evolutionary Perspective It’s pretty clear that if we follow the example of our hunter gatherer ancestors, artificial sweeteners should not be part of contemporary Stone Age diets. In my book, The Paleo Diet Revised (2010)1 I warned against drinking artificially sweetened soft drinks and further strengthened my opposition to all artificial sweeteners in 2012 […]

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Millet: A Gluten-Free Grain You Should Avoid

Millet: A Gluten-Free Grain You Should Avoid

Over the past 5-7 years, more and more people worldwide have become aware of the Paleo Diet, which really is not a diet at all, but rather a lifelong way of eating to reduce the risk of chronic disease and maximize health and wellbeing. One of the fundamental principles of The Paleo Diet is to […]

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Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 1

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 1

Over the years since the publication of my first book, I have been asked time and again if there is a vegetarian version of The Paleo Diet. I’ve got to say emphatically – No! Vegetarian diets are a bit of a moving target because they come in at least three major versions. We all know […]

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Vitamin and Nutritional Supplements Increase Chronic Disease Morbidity (Incidence) and Mortality (Death)

Vitamin and Nutritional Supplements Increase Chronic Disease Morbidity (Incidence) and Mortality (Death)

The Nutritional Supplement Mentality When you start eating Paleo, you simply won’t require vitamin or mineral supplements.13 In fact, except for fish oil and vitamin D, if you choose to take antioxidant and/or B vitamins, you will increase your risk of cancer, heart disease and dying from all causes combined. One of my first jobs […]

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Are Potatoes Paleo?

Are Potatoes Paleo?

I have noticed in the last few years that many Paleo Dieters believe that potatoes can be regularly consumed without any adverse health effects. Part of this misinformation seems to stem from writers of blogs and others who are unfamiliar with the scientific literature regarding potatoes. So should we be eating potatoes or not?

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Dairy: Milking It for All It’s Worth

Dairy: Milking It for All It’s Worth

The Recent Evolutionary Introduction of Milk and Dairy One of the rewarding benefits of having written a diet book that has become internationally known is the opportunity to travel the world and speak to tens of thousands of people about this engaging and life changing subject. My signature lecture, “Origins and Evolution of the Western […]

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Gluten and The Brain

Gluten and The Brain

With the plethora of benefits supported by scientific evidence,1 Gluten-free diets have been gaining in popularity in recent years.2 Studies range from gastrointestinal symptom improvement,3 to possible correlations with autism,4 and diabetes.5 However, there may not be a more fascinating area of gluten study than how the protein composite can be related to cognitive function.6 […]

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Bacon: Is There Anything Left to Discuss?

Bacon: Is There Anything Left to Discuss?

Over the past few years, craze over bacon has surged in the Paleo community, but is it Paleo or isn’t it? It seems like just about every bacon issue under the sun has been argued, discussed and disputed on Paleo blogs, websites and cookbooks. I have little to add to these specific discussions because as […]

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Sea Salt: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Sea Salt: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

One of the most gratifying rewards of having written The Paleo Diet in 2002 and having been involved in the Paleo movement from its very beginnings is that I receive numerous queries about various nutritional aspects of this lifelong way of eating. Clearly, I nor anyone else, have an inside track to all dietary questions […]

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Fertility and Increasing Your Chances for Conception

Fertility and Increasing Your Chances for Conception

One of the numerous benefits from eating “Paleo” or switching to a contemporary Paleo Diet if you eat in the standard American way is that you and your spouse/partner/ will greatly improve your chances for successful conception, pregnancy and a healthy baby. Here’s the information you may want to become acquainted with, particularly if you […]

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Join Our Team!

Join Our Team!

If you want to lose weight but don’t know where to start, now’s your chance to grab a few friends, family members or colleagues and lose the weight together. Contrary to popular belief, going Paleo isn’t hard and we’ve got something that will make the process of reaching a healthier, leaner you fun and exciting! […]

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The Paleo Lunchbox Primer

The Paleo Lunchbox Primer

Back to school means back to packing Paleo lunchboxes! It’s the chore many parents dread to tackle at the end of the day, but all the effort that goes into providing nutrient-dense, energy-rich fuel for your children is well worth it!1 Support your child’s cognitive, academic, and psychosocial development2 with these tips for effortlessly packing […]

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Refined Carbohydrates May Increase Your Risk of Depression

Refined Carbohydrates May Increase Your Risk of Depression

At the core of healthy living and Paleo lies the movement against refined carbohydrates. In addition to the risk of excess weight gain, many already know that it leads to further known health complications such as poor cardiovascular health, and diabetes. Adherence to the right nutrition is associated with not only promoting good physical well-being, […]

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Where Does the Vaccination Debate Leave Paleo Followers?

Where Does the Vaccination Debate Leave Paleo Followers?

If you thought religion and politics were the most taboo topics at the dinner table, there is now definitely a third hot button topic to add to the list. The vaccine debate has become such a contentious issue that even many leading functional doctors and researchers with expertise on the subject prefer not to speak […]

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Big Brains Do Not Need Carbs

Big Brains Do Not Need Carbs

Evolution. It is a complex and interesting process. Whether you agree with Jerry Coyne or not, there is much fascination with what exactly has led us to the current bodies and brains which we inhabit.

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Hunger Pangs? Need to Lose Weight? Try This Vegetable

Hunger Pangs? Need to Lose Weight? Try This Vegetable

In the journey of healthy living, we eagerly seek options that are not only tasty, but nutritious as well. What if there was an easily accessible vegetable that contains packed nutrients, while curbing your hunger pangs. Introducing spinach, a vegetable, that is familiar to many people following a Paleo lifestyle. In recent years, there has […]

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New Studies on Salt: Adverse Influence Upon Immunity, Inflammation and Autoimmunity

New Studies on Salt: Adverse Influence Upon Immunity, Inflammation and Autoimmunity

INTRODUCTION The Paleo community clearly is not in complete agreement on all dietary issues. One of the more touchy topics is added dietary salt.  A number of popular (non-scientific/non-peer review) bloggers advocate the use of refined salt or various forms of sea salt added to recipes and meals.1 Highly salted meats such as bacon are […]

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Coca-Cola Funded Group Says Don’t Worry About Sugar

Coca-Cola Funded Group Says Don’t Worry About Sugar

If your core business involves the mass production and distribution of sugary products with little nutritional value, times are tough. In the old days, prominent health institutions and regulatory governmental agencies looked upon sugar as relatively benign. Today, however, the science of sugar metabolism is much better understood and accordingly, those institutions and regulatory agencies […]

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Keep the Kids’ Diets On Track…Despite Typical School Lunch Pitfalls

Keep the Kids’ Diets On Track…Despite Typical School Lunch Pitfalls

‘Back to School’ is nearly here and while it’s time to bid the lazy, hazy days of summer goodbye, it doesn’t necessarily have to mean putting healthy eating habits on hold. It’s one thing to allow the kids to enjoy a piece of cake at a friend’s birthday party or reach into the Halloween candy […]

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First Systematic Review of the Paleo Diet

First Systematic Review of the Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is the hottest diet in the world. It was ranked as the top diet related term searched in Google for 2013 and 2014. Celebrities are on it. Politicians are on it. It’s on the news. It’s what people are talking about. It’s also controversial. Paleo advocates selecting foods based on evolutionary theories […]

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Paleo Parenting: Look No Further than Yourself

Paleo Parenting: Look No Further than Yourself

If you read enough books on the topic of Paleo parenting, information starts to contradict itself. Many Paleo parents, myself included, find the abundance of opinions and theories overwhelming, leading to more confusion than assistance. Quantitative studies suggest present-day child rearing methods are opposed to our genetic wiring, and could be responsible for affecting a […]

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The Reality of Food Addiction: Recharged

The Reality of Food Addiction: Recharged

In one of my post popular articles, I dove deep into the mire of just why so many of us are addicted to food. This subject is fascinating on both a molecular and individual level.1, 2, 3, 4  There are so many factors which go into food addiction.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, […]

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