The Paleo Diet Team

About The Paleo Diet Team

The Paleo Diet, the world’s healthiest diet, is based upon the fundamental concept that the optimal diet is the one to which we are genetically adapted. The therapeutic effect of The Paleo Diet is supported by both randomized controlled human trials and real-life success stories.

November Series: Ketogenic Diets

If you’re part of the Paleo world long enough, it’s nearly impossible to avoid hearing terms like ketosis, ketones, and ketogenic being tossed around. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find out these terms frequently revolve around diets that are very high in fat and low in carbohydrates. A concept that has been part of the mainstream conscious since Dr Atkin’s New Diet Revolution gained mass popularity around the turn of the Century. But the Atkins diet is just one form of low-carbohydrate diet. When a diet drops below 100g of carbohydrates per day and particularly below 50g per day,

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The Paleo Diet October Digest – Surviving the Debates

What a month it’s been! Likely few of us escaped the controversies and daily scandals of this unique election season. Sure, we’re a nutrition website, but after watching a few of those debates and news feeds, it was hard not to reach for the box of cookies hidden at the back of the cabinet. This month at thePaleoDiet.com, we had our own share of debates and October surprises. We debated critics in the nutrition community over nutrient density. We shared with you shocking new research on the sugar industry and how it paid to shape the direction of our nutrition

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Eliminating Non-Paleo Foods Improves Nutrient Density

[Part Three in our Series on Why the Paleo Diet is a Nutrient Dense Diet, by Trevor Connor, M.S. and Loren Cordain, Ph.D.] Possibly the biggest criticism made against the Paleo diet is that by eliminating multiple food groups (grains, dairy, legumes, and starchy roots) the diet can cause nutrient deficiencies. In fact, this argument is a major reason why the Paleo diet remains at the bottom of the US News and World Report’s Best Diet Rankings. In their rationale, US News stated “slapping the diet with multiple low ratings, the experts couldn’t accept that entire food groups, like dairy

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A Critic Shares Her Perspective on Nutrient Density and Other Concerns with the Paleo Diet

[Part Two in our Series on Why the Paleo Diet is a Nutrient Dense Diet] An Interview with: Caroline Apovian, Ph.D., Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center This spring, the results of a two-year study comparing the effects of a Paleo diet to a low-fat diet in postmenopausal  women were presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston.1 The yet to be published study found that an ad libitum Paleo diet was effective for weight loss and produced a better lipid profile among the 70 participants randomized to the Paleo diet

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October Series: Nutrient Density and the Paleo Diet

It’s hard not to feel pretty satisfied when you hit a homerun in a debate. But sometimes, you hear an argument so many times that even if you can hit it out of the park, you get tired of repeating the same old counterpoints. That seems to be the case with the Paleo diet and nutrient density. How often have do we read or hear someone claim that “by eliminating several food groups, the Paleo diet prevents dieters from getting the critical nutrients they need.” It was the main argument used in the US News and World Report’s Best Diet

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Loren Cordain, Ph.D discusses Paleo on “That Paleo Diet Show”

Loren Cordain, Ph.D. joins Brett on That Paleo Show to discuss the latest developments in Paleo and to clarify some common misconceptions. Stream the podcast below and visit That Paleo Show for more information. Check back soon for Mark Smith’s That Paleo Show podcast soon!

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October: Your Top Eight Comments

A big part of what drives this website is the great reader feedback, questions, and comments you give us. We want you to know we’re listening and even use your feedback to drive our future topics. Please enjoy a few recent comments that really grabbed our attention and our responses: 1. A READER QUESTIONS USING BMI AS A MARKER OF BODY COMPOSITION IN THE PALEOLITHIC Article: Obesity in the Paleolithic: The Odd Case of the Venus Figurines Trbobtch on August 3, 2016 writes: I have to say, I am really surprised you chose to use BMI info. I’ve seen enough

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The Paleo Diet September Digest – Calcium: Why It Takes a Team of Players

Why is bone health about a lot more than the amount of calcium you eat? Are artificial sweeteners promoting autism? Is your sleeping surface the best one for you? And why do people quit a healthy Paleo lifestyle? These are just a few of the questions we addressed in September at www.thePaleoDiet.com. If you want to know the answers, then read on as we revisit these issues and several more in our monthly digest. September’s Theme: Calcium Our theme for September was calcium. Several of our top writers took on the question of calcium balance and bone health which is

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September Series: All About Calcium

One of the biggest criticisms of the Paleo diet is that it typically has a lower daily calcium consumption than a “healthy” western diet. This is especially concerning to many Paleo critics who point out that osteoporosis is becoming one of the most common chronic conditions in the western world. Calcium supplementation and milk consumption have become so ingrained as part of “healthy living” that it’s hard to leave your doctor’s office without a blood pressure test, a heart rhythm check, and a calcium prescription. Yet, despite this huge focus on increasing our calcium intake, there seems to be little

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The Paleo Diet August Digest – Revisiting Some Dietary Bad Guys

Looking Back On August  Welcome Paleo Diet readers to our first monthly digest! This is your chance to catch up on the many great articles written by our team on topics we think you’ll find interesting. In August, some exciting new research and Dr Cordain’s continual quest to find the dietary answers to optimal health led us to revisit a few of those dietary bad guys we can all do without. Perhaps most exciting is new research on two of the biggest culprits – a study showing wheat sensitivity has true immunological consequences and another addressing sugar addiction. But that

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