Dr. Cordain, I found your book, suggested to me by Dr. Valori Treloar (Dermatologist and co-author of The Clear Skin Diet), to help me with weight loss and lowering my insulin resistance (precursor to diabetes.) I have been following The Paleo Diet for about six months. It was suggested by Dr. Treloar during an appointment, […]
Building glucose and then glycogen via gluconeogenesis is a very inefficient pathway. A better strategy is to obtain your carbohydrate stores from a medley of Paleo friendly foods to restore muscle glycogen.
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…
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…