Loren Cordain, Ph.D discusses Paleo on “That Paleo Diet Show”

Loren Cordain, Ph.D. joins Brett on That Paleo Show to discuss the latest developments in Paleo and to clarify some common misconceptions. Stream the podcast below and visit That Paleo Show for more information. Check back soon for Mark Smith’s That Paleo Show podcast soon!

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October: Your Top Eight Comments

A big part of what drives this website is the great reader feedback, questions, and comments you give us. We want you to know we’re listening and even use your feedback to drive our future topics. Please enjoy a few recent comments that really grabbed our attention and our responses: 1. A READER QUESTIONS USING BMI AS A MARKER OF BODY COMPOSITION IN THE PALEOLITHIC Article: Obesity in the Paleolithic: The Odd Case of the Venus Figurines Trbobtch on August 3, 2016 writes: I have to say, I am really surprised you chose to use BMI info. I’ve seen enough

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Keeping Your Next Backpacking Trip Paleo

Planning a four to five-day backpacking trip? Want to keep up your Paleo lifestyle while you’re out there? Below are some tips and ideas for staying Paleo while out backpacking on your next adventure. Any good backpacking enthusiasts will tell you that the focus should be on foods that are lightweight and calorically dense. After all, it makes sense to carry the least weight possible in your pack for a multiple day excursion in order to minimize total energy expenditure and the strain on your back. Most non-paleo backpacking enthusiasts advocate grain/carbohydrate rich foods. Pasta, granolas, and other grain-based foods

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What to Eat on the Paleo Diet

You’ve heard of the benefits of the Paleo Diet but still don’t fully understand what it is? Or you’re looking for a simple guide to share with your family and friends who keep asking about it? guest writer Paul Vandyken has created a visual, clear and very simple guide to what you should eat and not eat on a Paleo diet. Enjoy! Infographic courtesy of

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The Paleo Diet September Digest – Calcium: Why It Takes a Team of Players

Why is bone health about a lot more than the amount of calcium you eat? Are artificial sweeteners promoting autism? Is your sleeping surface the best one for you? And why do people quit a healthy Paleo lifestyle? These are just a few of the questions we addressed in September at If you want to know the answers, then read on as we revisit these issues and several more in our monthly digest. September’s Theme: Calcium Our theme for September was calcium. Several of our top writers took on the question of calcium balance and bone health which is

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Quinoa and Saponins: Dr. Cordain Responds to a Reader’s Question

Some people following the Paleo diet eat quinoa and other pseudo-grains as grain alternatives based on the encouragement of others in the nutrition community who tout quinoa as a “super-food.” Dr Cordain answers a reader’s question about why the high saponin content of quinoa can cause digestive issues and why we should be careful about reading too much into any single study. Dave Chiasson on August 24, 2016 wrote: I just read this: “What the Science Says Emerging research appears to contradict the idea that saponins from quinoa cause inflammation. Researchers examined the inflammatory effect of saponins from quinoa. Contrary

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Coconut Milk – Is It the Paleo Milk Substitute?

When I was vegan for two years, I regularly indulged in soy lattes. Sometimes they’d be plain, other times flavored with a sugar- free syrup (which was still technically vegan; but not healthy by a long shot either.) Soy milk became a part of my daily ritual Little did I know that drinking this milk alternative was actually working against me. One of the very reasons I’d opted to foray into a vegan approach was to address the nagging stomach issues I’d had since I was a small child. And they were getting worse by the day.    At the

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Promoting Calcium Balance Health on a Paleo Diet (Easier Than You Think)

When you talk about calcium, the conversation typically shifts quickly over to bone health and osteoporosis. There’s a reason: the ingrained fear of bone loss is very real. The US Surgeon General’s Report states that one out of two people over the age of 50 either has osteoporosis or is at risk of developing it.1 In fact, osteoporosis accounts for more hospital days for women over 45 than diabetes, heart attacks or breast cancer. Further, fragility fractures are the leading cause of hospitalization in adults over 65.2,3 These staggering statistics lead most people, including many doctors and nutritionists, to think

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Calcium: A Team Sports View of Nutrition

Every four years, the world comes together to celebrate the Olympic games. Olympic sports are broadly classified as either team- or individually-based. Soccer and volleyball, for example, are team sports, whereas boxing and tennis are more individual. With individual sports, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists play supporting roles to the individual who gets the spotlight. With team sports, winning usually requires strong team dynamics and success stories are almost always collaborative efforts. Nutrition is the same way. We often focus on certain key nutrients without understanding the importance of nutrient interactions, ratios, and synergies. Calcium is an excellent example. Most

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September Series: All About Calcium

One of the biggest criticisms of the Paleo diet is that it typically has a lower daily calcium consumption than a “healthy” western diet. This is especially concerning to many Paleo critics who point out that osteoporosis is becoming one of the most common chronic conditions in the western world. Calcium supplementation and milk consumption have become so ingrained as part of “healthy living” that it’s hard to leave your doctor’s office without a blood pressure test, a heart rhythm check, and a calcium prescription. Yet, despite this huge focus on increasing our calcium intake, there seems to be little

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