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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last month I had the pleasure to lecture on the Paleo Diet in Sydney, Australia at the BioCeuticals Research Symposium. After my presentation a couple who appeared to be in their late 40s to early 50s approached the podium. The man and his wife told me they had adopted the Paleo Diet a few years […]
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 […]
I was delighted to learn that Dr. Oz was going to again feature The Paleo Diet with Nell Stephenson and was happy about most of what I saw except for Chris Kresser, expounding upon the health virtues of a food group, beans and legumes, that definitely are not Paleo.
INTRODUCTION Despite the internet’s enormous reach and instantaneous access, innovation and good ideas are still few and far between. In the case of sports and athletic drinks, not a whole lot of fresh ideas have surfaced since Gatorade made its initial appearance in 1965.1 One of the problems with most sports drinks is that they […]
Dr. Loren Cordain’s The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook with 250 Paleo recipes prove following The Paleo Diet is as delicious and inspiring as it is healthy.
Upon adopting a Paleo Diet I virtually eliminated my R.A. joint pain and swelling. My daughter overcame asthma. The Paleo Diet gave us our lives back.
As we spring into a new season, there has been renewed interest in how one diet stacks up to the next. In this presentation which I made at the Functional Medicine Conference in San Francisco in Spring of 2014, I contrasted the Paleo Diet to the Mediterranean Diet and vegan and vegetarian diets. I have […]
For 200,000 years before grain agriculture, the human jaw and the size of teeth were basically static. However, for the last 10,000 years or so, which coincides with the advent of agricultural farming, the width, length, and shape of the human jaw have been decreasing and changing slowly while the size of the teeth have […]
I was recently asked by a Natuopathic Doctor (ND) whether supplements should be prescribed to help patients achieve certain therapeutic effects that may not be achieved through diet alone. In regards to vitamin, mineral and nutritional supplements I believe that most people following a traditional western junk food diet or a vegetarian/vegan diet will ultimately […]
Many are aware that ketogenic diets offer a plethora of health benefits. Among the ketogenic diet’s best properties are its anti-inflammatory effects.
It’s funny how we tend to automatically associate kids’ snacks with processed, high in sugar and salt, low in nutrient density options with cartoon characters’ images on the packaging. As if by magic, simply seeing a funny clown or superhero on a box of what is essentially junk food, somehow makes it a good option […]
Does your life get in the way of your Paleo diet and how often you exercise? Our hunter-gather ancestors didn’t have near the demanding schedules we do today. Their lives revolved around sourcing food and attending to basic survival needs. They engaged in strenuous physical activity but recovered with ample rest on a daily basis. […]