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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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The Reality of Food Addiction

The Reality of Food Addiction

On a scientific level, can food be addictive?1 The short answer, is yes.2 Food addiction is widespread,3 from the increasing obesity pandemic,4 to junk food marketing slogans like “I bet you can’t eat just one,”5 to the global popularity of coffee chains. But what makes food addictive? There are many factors involved,6 as humans are […]

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Flour Fortification with Folic Acid: Good Idea or Bad Idea

Flour Fortification with Folic Acid: Good Idea or Bad Idea

Folic Acid Supplementation and Fortification In 1947 scientists at Lederle Labs synthesized a compound called folic acid that had never previously existed on our planet. No human prior to 1947 had ever ingested this artificial substance. Exactly 51 years later in 1998, The Food and Drug Agency (FDA) mandatorily legislated that the entire U.S population […]

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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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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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Alternative Paleo Proteins for Your Holiday Meal

Alternative Paleo Proteins for Your Holiday Meal

Tired of wild turkey?  Gasping at wild goose?  Not to worry! Just because these two protein options are, in fact, quite Paleo friendly, healthy choices, it doesn’t mean you can’t go with something a bit more off the beaten path when it comes to preparing an unforgettably delicious feast. In fact, since the holiday season […]

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Top 5 Eating Strategies to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Top 5 Eating Strategies to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is upon us, a time when, for many people, eating healthy becomes more difficult while unhealthy foods become more tempting, a perfect storm for unwanted holiday weight gain. Here are some tips to keep those added pounds at bay. 1. OFFER A DISH Have you been invited to a dinner where you’re […]

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British Dietetic Association (BDA) Against Adopting The Paleo Diet

British Dietetic Association (BDA) Against Adopting The Paleo Diet

It now seems that barely a day goes by without some individual or group attacking the Paleo Diet. The reason for this is certainly up for debate but because the diet eliminates grains, legumes and dairy, it should not be surprising that it is going to come under fire from companies and corporations that stand […]

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The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook (2015) – Pre-Order Today!

The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook (2015) – Pre-Order Today!

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.

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Easy Paleo Potato Substitutes

Easy Paleo Potato Substitutes

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas, we’ve got you covered with a Paleo Diet approved recipe for your festivities. Following the Paleo Diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite dishes – with slight modifications you can recreate the traditional recipes that remind you of your family’s traditions. Although The Paleo Diet […]

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Dietary Intake and Hormones

Dietary Intake and Hormones

Many individuals are aware of the vast health benefits when they modify their diet and adopt Paleo.1, 2, 3, 4 However, much of that awareness stems from how we feel overall, not specific recognition of a body process or system.5, 6, 7, 8 However, the hormones secreted by our endocrine system has vast importance to […]

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Couple Finds Relief from Chronic Conditions with The Paleo Diet

Couple Finds Relief from Chronic Conditions with The Paleo Diet

Jump to Cachola Alentejana Recipe Dear Professor Cordain, My husband and I have been reading your published books and research regarding the Paleo Diet, as well as watching interviews and documentaries on the subject and doing our own research as intensively as our free time allows us. Only recently did we become familiar with the […]

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You Are When You Eat: Circadian Rhythms

You Are When You Eat: Circadian Rhythms

You don’t have to be on the Paleo Diet for long to start noticing extravagantly packaged, brightly colored foods that weren’t part of our Paleolithic past. But with all the time we spend explaining that hunter-gatherers didn’t eat Big Macs and jelly beans, we sometimes forget that these foods aren’t the only unnatural consequence of […]

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The Paleo Diet: Eat This, Not That

The Paleo Diet: Eat This, Not That

One of our favorite ways to celebrate the holidays and the season of giving with our family is with food. Starting with Thanksgiving and ending through New Year’s Day, we dish up recipes from generations past. These classic holiday dishes often rely heavily on white flour and refined sugar. It can be overwhelming to the […]

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Keep Calm and GABA On

Keep Calm and GABA On

Though most of us never think of them throughout our day, week, or even life – our body is full of neurotransmitters.1, 2, 3 Think of neurotransmitters as power lines that transmit certain signals from one place, to another. In more scientific terms, they are endogenous chemicals that transmit signals across a synapse.4, 5 They […]

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