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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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Why The Paleo Diet is Ergogenic

Why The Paleo Diet is Ergogenic

Many athletes worldwide, including those in the CrossFit community have adopted the Paleo Diet because they have observed that it helps them to increase muscle mass, reduce body fat and train at greater intensities. These characteristics ultimately result in enhanced performance. In a nutshell, there are four basic reasons why the Paleo Diet enhances athletic […]

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Let’s Face It: Halloween Haunts Diabetics

Let’s Face It: Halloween Haunts Diabetics

Halloween treats are hardly Paleo. One bite-sized candy bar can contain anywhere from 10 – 30g of carbohydrate. And it’s not fibrous carbs or safe starches; it’s usually sugar. Pop two or three of these and, you’re looking at potentially 2-6 more units of insulin injections to maintain blood glucose control, let alone the risks […]

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Caffeine and the Brain: Part 2

Caffeine and the Brain: Part 2

Did you miss Caffeine and the Brain: Part 1? Read it HERE. In Caffeine and the Brain: Part 1, we looked at how caffeine has become a universal habit and why it can be detrimental to achieving maximal health. We discussed the egregious consumption of a pesticide and stimulant, but how exactly does caffeine work, […]

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Caffeine and the Brain: Part 1

Caffeine and the Brain: Part 1

Before switching to a Paleo Diet, many of us drank coffee on a regular basis.1 If not coffee, maybe an energy drink, espresso, or a diet or regular soda.2, 3 All of these beverages have one thing in common: caffeine. Caffeine is the world’s most popular psychoactive drug.4 Though a small amount (about 10%) of […]

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Potassium-Rich Foods in The Paleo Diet

Potassium-Rich Foods in The Paleo Diet

Potassium is essential for normal body function, including muscle formation, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein. In 2005, the Institute of Medicine established an adequate intake (AI) level for potassium of 4,700 mg per day for adults. This AI was calculated based on intake levels found to lower blood […]

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Treating Malaria with Diet

Treating Malaria with Diet

Reductions in Blood Concentrations of p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and Folate are Therapeutic for Malaria Patients Malaria is one of the most deadly diseases on the planet. It is a life-threatening infection caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. The disease is responsible for more than 627, 000 deaths […]

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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We know what you’re thinking: Grayish-green, mushy, mini cabbages our parents forced us to eat as kids at the dinner table? Not so! Once underestimated, Brussels sprouts have gained popularity and earned a spot on menus at restaurants nationwide.1 Trust us, once you master this foolproof way to enhance the natural flavor profile of Brussels […]

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A Paleo Physician’s Journey through Major Surgery

A Paleo Physician’s Journey through Major Surgery

Originally Published in Practical Evolutionary Health At age 46 I had a total hip arthroplasty (THA). Metal and plastic components replaced my hip joint (the stem, ball and socket of the hip). I am convinced that if I had adopted a Paleo lifestyle at age twenty instead of age 58 I would have not needed […]

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Carbs Wreck the Brain

Carbs Wreck the Brain

It may come as a surprise to you that our brain handles the foods we ingest differently.1 Less of a surprise is the brain’s response to foods in obese individuals compared to healthy.2 One prime example of this, is carbohydrates.3 One of the three main macronutrients, carbohydrates, especially the simple, man-made kind, are no doubt […]

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Mackerel Tartare: A Paleo Recipe for Common Cold Prevention

Mackerel Tartare: A Paleo Recipe for Common Cold Prevention

The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by some 200 different viruses, the most common of which are rhinoviruses. While there are not scientifically vetted cures for common colds, there are many proactive strategies both for preventing them and dampening the severity of their symptoms. One effective strategy is […]

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Paleo and Breast Cancer Prevention: Is There a Link?

Paleo and Breast Cancer Prevention: Is There a Link?

It’s no surprise that eating a diet rich in fresh vegetables, lean meats, wild fish and natural fats, and getting regular exercise is a healthier approach and will lend better odds to your longevity than what has, unfortunately, become the Standard American Approach. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you might wonder if eating Paleo […]

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