My name is Hollye. I am a graduate student at Mississippi College working on my master’s in Exercise Science. I am also a certified L1 Crossfit trainer. Part of my Master’s work is a thesis project. I follow the Paleo diet and have found it incredibly beneficial for my health but also my athletic performance. For my study, I want to compare the athletic performances of individuals consuming a Paleolithic diet with those consuming a “healthy” typical American diet based on strength and aerobic capacities. I have already written my literature review but have yet to conduct the study. I have not found any previous research looking at the athletic benefits of the Paleo Diet. I was curious if you may know of other individuals diving into this area? I am a huge advocate of your findings regarding the Paleolithic diet and am very grateful for your contribution to the nutrition and science field.
Dr. Cordain’s Response:
Our research group has written a number of scientific papers evaluating the effects of a Paleolithic diet and exercise regime on health and well being. These papers are available as free PDF downloads at my website: http://thepaleodiet.com/published-research-about-the-paleo-diet
Loren Cordain, Ph.D., Professor