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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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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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Habitual Marijuana Use and the Paleo Diet: What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been

Habitual Marijuana Use and the Paleo Diet: What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been

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 […]

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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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Beans and Legumes: Are they Paleo?

Beans and Legumes: Are they Paleo?

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.

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Your Microbiome and Obesity

Your Microbiome and Obesity

There has been a plethora of interest in the human microbiome as of late. In fact, barely a week ago, a new study was published, which showed that mice who drank water (laced with huger-suppressing bacteria) ate less, had lower body fat, and staved off diabetes – even when consuming a poor diet.1 This is […]

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Chronic Fatigue and The Paleo Diet

Chronic Fatigue and The Paleo Diet

Hunter gatherers couldn’t afford to suffer from myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), an incapacitating condition marked by disabling fatigue of at least six months, accompanied by numerous rheumatological, infectious, and neuropsychiatric symptoms.1 However, in our modern day nearly 4 million people 2 struggle with these symptoms that impact their ability to fully […]

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New Study Casts Further Doubt on Anti-Aging Supplements

New Study Casts Further Doubt on Anti-Aging Supplements

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is one of the most widely consumed antioxidant supplements, but according to recently published research CoQ10 doesn’t function as commonly believed. Earlier this month, a team of researchers led by professor Siegfried Hekimi of McGill University (Canada) published their remarkable findings in Nature Communications.[1] Specifically, they demonstrated that CoQ10 doesn’t behave as […]

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Paleo Diets Proven Therapeutic to Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Paleo Diets Proven Therapeutic to Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Professor Cordain, My wife was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  I found the lecture you gave funded by Direct MS on the Paleo diet.  My wife has already started the Paleo diet.  At the time, it seemed like all the evidence for excluding tomatoes wasn’t in yet.  Are you now certain tomatoes should be […]

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Fight Inflammation with a Paleo Diet

Fight Inflammation with a Paleo Diet

Most athletes are well aware of a fun little word called “inflammation”.1 Tough workouts are a common cause of inflammation. Acute inflammation (the only kind most people are aware of) is actually beneficial.2, 3 But – and this is a big BUT – chronic inflammation is a killer. Literally.4, 5, 6 The difference here is […]

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Paleo Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Are Emulsifiers to Blame?

Paleo Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Are Emulsifiers to Blame?

We are often asked whether a Paleo diet can be a promising agent for the prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. Impaired mucosal immunity in the gastrointestinal tract has been shown to lead to this debilitating condition.1 New data suggests that common food additives, called emulsifiers, could be contributing to the development of inflammatory […]

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How Early Should Infants Eat Meat?

How Early Should Infants Eat Meat?

An infant’s rate of weight gain during the first year of life can strongly predict obesity later in life. Various studies published in recent years have linked cow-milk protein with weight gain for infants.

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Paleo Diet Guide to On-The-Go

Paleo Diet Guide to On-The-Go

One of the biggest challenges people face when starting Paleo is staying on track. When life gets hectic and busy and the lists of appointments, meetings, work commitments, trips, dinner dates and errands start to feel endless, the first thing to get left behind is new and healthy eating habits. With spring’s arrival, it’s time […]

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National Nutrition Month and Paleo- Can We Find A Common Ground?

National Nutrition Month and Paleo- Can We Find A Common Ground?

March is National Nutrition Month and according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “the campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.”

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Overkill Hypothesis: Why Eating Antelope is Preferable to 500 Squirrels

Overkill Hypothesis: Why Eating Antelope is Preferable to 500 Squirrels

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Eric Edmeades, author and Founder of WildFit, the fitness methodology training program informed by evolution. The grandson of Professor T.F. Dreyer who discovered the early hominid Florisbad skull in 1932, 1 Eric’s interest and business ventures in evolutionary biology were shaped by his grandfather’s exploration and research. […]

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Can Paleo Improve Low Mood & Depression?

Can Paleo Improve Low Mood & Depression?

Low mood and depression are increasingly prevalent symptoms of 21st century living. While the current statistics from the Center for Disease Control show one in ten people suffer from depression, in clinical practice we see much higher rates of people struggling with unreported low mood or depressive symptoms. The World Health Organization has estimated that […]

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Spring Forward Foraging Wild Greens: Stinging Nettle Sauté

Spring Forward Foraging Wild Greens: Stinging Nettle Sauté

Hunter-gatherers foraged for seasonally available foods and with the spring season came an abundance of fresh, wild greens. Many wild greens like shotweed and dandelions are commonly considered weeds, and are neither desired nor used by modern man. Albeit, while these greens are bitter compared to commercially available vegetables,1 the variety and nutritional content in […]

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