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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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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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Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 3

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 3

Did you miss Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 1 or Part 2? Read Part 1 HERE Read Part 2 HERE Vegetarian Diets: Other Nutritional Shortcomings You don’t have to look any further than the ADA’s Position Statement28 or the USDA’s recommendations on vegetarian diets142 to discover additional nutrient shortcomings caused by plant based […]

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Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 2

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 2

Did you miss Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 1? Read it HERE Vegetarian Diets and Homocysteine Vitamin B12 deficiencies caused by vegetarian or vegan diets are just as devastating to adults as they are to infants and pregnant women. Vitamins technically are defined as “organic catalysts” – meaning that without their presence in […]

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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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Damage Control: Glucose Metabolite and HDL Cholesterol

Damage Control: Glucose Metabolite and HDL Cholesterol

Earlier this month, researchers from the University of Warwick published a study in Nutrition & Diabetes regarding the interaction of methylglyoxal (MG), a reactive glucose metabolite, and HDL cholesterol. HDL is universally known as “good cholesterol” and low HDL is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.1 The study’s lead author, Dr. Naila Rabbani, claims […]

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Paleo Detractors Half-Baked Criticisms

Paleo Detractors Half-Baked Criticisms

More and more high-profile individuals are achieving measurable results on The Paleo Diet. These public triumphs threaten the antiquated low fat, high carbohydrate diets still officially endorsed by the government and prominent medical institutions. Accordingly, defenders of the low-fat doctrine are increasingly lashing out against the Paleo movement. Just last month, The Wall Street Journal […]

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Selecting Seafood for Health and Sustainability

Selecting Seafood for Health and Sustainability

There’s no question that seafood is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and that it should form an integral part of the Paleo Diet. But seafood doesn’t thrive in polluted waters, overfished waters, or in habitats damaged by fishing gear. So to get the good without the bad—and to ensure we have […]

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On the Chopping Block: A Larger Responsibility to the Paleo Community

On the Chopping Block: A Larger Responsibility to the Paleo Community

Scientific Veracity and Documentation > Snake Oil Salesmen To put it bluntly, in the words of a well-known author “money can make whores of us all.” It can destroy partnerships, marriages, families, friends and lives. This concept is nothing new and has been known to humanity since we left our egalitarian roles as hunter gatherers and […]

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Citrus Fruit, Acid Reflux, and The Paleo Diet

Citrus Fruit, Acid Reflux, and The Paleo Diet

A great, nutrient-rich category of seasonal food are citrus fruit. Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes, for example, are all packed with antioxidants and health-promoting flavonoids. Citrus fruit is also a great source to stay hydrated. Our go to association for “hydration” is “8-10 glasses of water per day.” However, many citrus fruits are over 80% […]

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Garlicky Saffron Clams

Garlicky Saffron Clams

Clams are an ideal food for the modern Paleo chef. They’re delicious, super easy to prepare, and packed with nutrition. A modest 100-gram portion (weight before cooking, without shells) provides over eight times the USDA’s dietary reference intakes (DRI) for daily consumption.1 This same portion also provides 78% of your daily iron requirements, substantial amounts […]

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Mexican Cuisine, Intestinal Permeability and the Paleo Diet

Mexican Cuisine, Intestinal Permeability and the Paleo Diet

In the U.S., Mexican cuisine has become enormously popular in the past 30 years. A recent USA Today poll1 listed the 15 “Best” Tex-Mex chain restaurants in the U.S. as follows: It has certainly been argued that fast American “Mexican” food is a far cry from the authentic cuisine actually found in the 31 Mexican […]

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