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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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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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The Paleo Diet Blog Top 10

The Paleo Diet Blog Top 10

Following a Paleo diet is the surest way to optimal health. Get the scoop on the most popular Paleo topics by reading The Paleo Diet Blog Top 10.

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Autoimmune Disease: Drawing the Lines of Defense

Autoimmune Disease: Drawing the Lines of Defense

The case for the Paleo Diet continues to grow as the modern diet leads to an epidemic of modern health problems. Over the last three decades, epidemiological data provide strong evidence of a steady rise in autoimmune disease, where the body fails to recognize the difference between its own cells and foreign invaders.1 We have […]

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New Research Highlights Health Benefits of High Protein Diets

New Research Highlights Health Benefits of High Protein Diets

There’s no such thing as an inherently high protein diet. What we commonly call high protein diets are simply diets containing more protein than those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and other institutions. But institutions, of course, can and have been wrong. We have seen this, for example, […]

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Mind Your Microbes: Gut Health

Mind Your Microbes: Gut Health

I have a gut feeling that things are about to become much more interesting in the science world. As researchers continue to discover more and more exciting news about just how our microbiomes can uniquely identify us, change our food cravings, and

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5 Paleo Experiences to Let The Good Times Roll

5 Paleo Experiences to Let The Good Times Roll

Wouldn’t you enjoy taking it easy once in awhile? Our fast-paced, adrenalized modern lifestyle is mismatched with our Stone Age genes.1  Eating and moving like a hunter-gatherer are fundamental changes to support our physiology. However, there are additional ways to optimize our gene expression2 and mitigate the ill effects on constantly being on the go […]

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Are Fats The Optimal Primal Fuel For Endurance Athletes?

Are Fats The Optimal Primal Fuel For Endurance Athletes?

The marathon and triathlon seasons are fully underway and this year over half a million people will complete the marathon and thousands more participate in triathlons and other endurance events. Whether they’re entering an event for the first time or trying to achieve a personal best time, one of the most common questions I get […]

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Evolution and  High Protein Diets Part 3

Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 3

Did you miss Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 1? Click Here to Read It! Did you miss Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 2? Click Here to Read It! DIETARY PROTEIN: HEALTH AND WELL BEING Establishing Cause and Effect between Diet and Disease One of the challenges faced by nutritional scientists when they ultimately […]

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Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 2

Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 2

Did you miss Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 1? Click Here to Read It! Did you miss Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 3? Click Here to Read It! THE EVOLUTIONARY EVIDENCE The Fossil Evidence A number of lines of evidence suggest that meat eating and high protein diets have been a component of […]

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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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Put Your Best Foot Forward Sweepstakes

Put Your Best Foot Forward Sweepstakes

Put Your Best Foot Forward Sweepstakes   Altra Footwear and The Paleo Diet “Whether you’re runners, walkers, hikers and fitness buffs, Altra Footwear are unique (regardless of style) in offering a wide toe box and zero drop heel — characteristics found in barefoot running, and most biomechanically sound to mimic the movements of our hunter-gatherer […]

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Memorial Day Paleo Grilling Marinades

Memorial Day Paleo Grilling Marinades

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your menu.  What better way to prepare a Paleo-approved feast than to cook your meats over an open flame, just like our Paleolithic ancestors may have done? While a simple, grass-fed rib eye works perfectly, it’s fun, tasty and healthy to add some […]

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Nutrition Divided: Low-Fat vs. High-Fat Diet

Nutrition Divided: Low-Fat vs. High-Fat Diet

The amount of debate in the nutrition field has never been greater.1, 2, 3 As Americans (and everyone in the world) gets progressively more obese, we seem to be digging into our respective trenches, saying ‘this diet or that diet will cure all ills’.4, 5 This is a sad waste of resources, and a little […]

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