Good luck with your project. Here are my answers:
1.) What is the most potential danger following the Paleo diet?
There are no known adverse health effects of the diet in most people. Pregnant women should not exceed 25 % of their calories from protein, as the liver is less able to detoxify protein during pregnancy.
2.) There is no vitamin D consumed in the Paleolithic diet. You wrote in your article, “The Nutritional Characteristics of a Contemporary Diet Based Upon Paleolithic Food Groups,” that sunlight is the only way our ancestors got Vitamin D. Today, with all the new research, how do you suggest we get our Vitamin D?
I suggest taking between 2,000 to 4,000 IU of vitamin daily if you cannot obtain regular sun…
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1. Name, title
Loren Cordain, Ph.D. , Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University
2. Experience and expertise
Research scientist at a Division I Research Institute with 32 years of experience in higher academia; author of more than 100 scientific publications; author of 5 popular books including the best selling, “The Paleo Diet”, “The Paleo Diet for Athletes” and “The Paleo Diet Cookbook”
3. Do you feel proper diet can be a fountain of youth? Why or why not?
All human physiological functions decline with aging, and we all die. Proper diet can slow, but…
Hello Dr. Cordain,
I wanted to send you a note to connect and introduce myself. Almost two years ago, I read your book, The Paleo Diet, and forever changed my life’s direction.
My culinary training is classical French with a twist of all that makes New American. I ran a successful catering business in Atlanta for 7 years and in searching for a healthy way for my wife and I to eat, I read your book. The smiles started from the first page when you gave tribute to S. Boyd Eaton. – I catered a family BBQ for Boyd and Daphne a few years back! (They served corn by the way).
Reading on a flight back from London, I found myself not able to put the book down, and not able to find flaw in anything you wrote. I said to myself this is it! I proceeded to go in 100% and had amazing results. Losing 35 lbs in 2.5 months, 10% BFI loss, increased muscle mass, just doesn’t happen…
I bought all your books, and I love them! I just had some questions. I was making shakes and I was wondering if Pea Protein is really bad for you and if so what can I put in my shake that has protein. I also put flax meal in my shake. I’ve been eating 85% chocolate for some caffeine during…
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…
I’m a graduate student from American University (in DC) doing a paper on food policy, in particular alternative diets such as Paleo. As someone who has watched the Paleo movement closely, I think you’d have some good insights. In particular, I’d like to ask you some questions…
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…