Dr. Cordain, Three weeks ago our doctor recommended that we get your book and try the Paleo Diet. He said he liked it better than the South Beach Diet or Atkins. Since I was going to have to cook for him, I figured I should read the book. I got so excited that I decided […]
Dr. Cordain joins Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Iron Chef Cat Cora talk nutrition with Larry King. From addressing the Farm Bill and GMOs to the healthful benefits of eating local, free range and organic foods, to the ramifications of following an animal versus plant-based diet, this is one interview you don’t want to miss.
Dr. Cordain openly reprimands the popular press who incorrectly interpreted the studies published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by suggesting that numerous species of fossilized hominins, bipedal or upright walking apes, who lived in Africa from 4.1 to 1.4 million years ago, were regular consumers of grass and grass seeds.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Extreme Health Radio for an informative discussion on what makes The Paleo Diet the practical approach to nutrition. Check out the episode highlights and tune in to the full version below. Follow @ehrshow
Recent Q&A with Dr. Cordain: Dear Prof. Cordain, I am an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee arthroplasty for the treatment of symptomatic arthritis. I am currently coming to the end of a clinical fellowship in Toronto and will be returning to the UK to take up a post as a consultant (attending) in […]
Below is a recent Q&A with Dr. Cordain:
Here I go again with the question of the week. I love my job!
What do you think about carnitine found in high levels in red meat ( and in other products- other meats, sports drinks, etc) and its potential association with formation of coronary…
1) From what I gather, you developed the Paleo diet yourself based. How did you come up with the key concept and why?
Dr. Cordain: I didn’t develop this diet, rather together with scientists, anthropologists, and physicians worldwide we uncovered the pre-existing, native human diet to which our species is genetically adapted. Theodosius Dobzhansky, the noted Russian geneticist said, “Nothing in biology makes sense except under the light of evolution”. This quote could be slightly altered to, “Nothing in nutrition makes sense except under the light of evolution”. Hence what I have done together with colleagues from around the world…
The Paleo Diet is different in its approach than the “average” low carb diet. Like others it is higher in protein, but it is premised firstly on a historical basis: because for millions of years our ancestors ate substantially less carbohydrates (i.e., less grains, refined sugars, starch, bread, processed carbs, etc.) than in the modern, […]