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Nell’s Corner: Gaining Perspective On Athletic Injury

It’s no surprise to say that following an authentic Paleo approach to eating would help support the demands of an athlete’s physical training routine. Low in sugar, rich in nutrient dense organ meats, abundant in leafy greens, and balanced out with a variety of  natural fats, this common sense manner of eating truly does provide all we human animals need to thrive during our day-to-day routines and to achieve our goals as athletes. But even the most idyllic eating pattern can’t make up for physical wear and tear that the body undergoes when pushed to or past its limits. Despite

Posted in Athletes, Featured, Nell’s Corner

Dr Cordain Answers a Reader’s Question About Egg White Lysozyme

Hi Dr. Cordain, I read the lysozyme article and I am wondering if you could please indicate if egg white lysozyme is more readily bio-available raw or cooked? If egg whites are consumed by eating them raw or cooked, does the body actually have the ability to put it into bloodstream and utilize the lysozyme? In other words – what is the big deal if a human cannot even utilize it if it is digested and broken up or if it cannot be absorbed if raw or cooked? How would evolution have made lysozyme more available – cooking, selection of

Posted in Blogs by Loren Cordain, Featured, Inflammation, Inflammation, Paleo Diet Blog Articles

Celebrate Spring the Paleo Way

Spring is beginning to pop up everywhere, and that means time for some fresh Paleo foods to celebrate all the magic of the season.  The hardboiled egg is a favorite protein staple to have on hand.  Transform this simple food into a tasty appetizer or side dish to pair with any meal.  This month’s recipe comes straight from The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook by Dr. Loren Cordain and offers a number of variations to enjoy.  Find more amazing recipes at our bookstore.   Deviled Eggs Start to Finish: 25 minutes    Makes: 12 Servings If you opt for the wasabi deviled

Posted in Breakfast, Featured, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Poultry, Recipe Library

The Endurance Training Dilemma – High vs. Low-Carb

Endurance athletes train hard and train often. Regardless of whether you’re an elite competitor or trying to achieve a new personal best, maximizing your recovery and performance with the right nutrition plan is an absolute “no-brainer.” The problem is, with so much conflicting information out there, how can you find the best approach to meet your goals? Traditionally, endurance athletes have focused on high carb diets and gels during exercise to fuel workout performance. However, recently more and more athletes eating low-carb, high fat (LCHF) and ketogenic diets have promoted the use of fat as the ideal fuel source by

Posted in Athletes, Exercise and Fitness, Featured, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Weight Loss

The Paleo Diet Health Benefits Infographic

Recently, I made an infographic about some interesting Paleo statistics and touched lightly on its health benefits. Still not impressed with Paleo? Well, here I am with another infographic to convince you that Paleo is life changing. Through its philosophy of eating real and whole food, incredible health benefits are what you’re looking for at the end of the tunnel. Credits: Images used courtesy of Sonder Creative Reference: 1. Kaczmarczyk, M.M., M.J. Miller, and G.G. Freund, The health benefits of dietary fiber: beyond the usual suspects of type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and colon cancer. Metabolism, 2012. 61(8): p.

Posted in Featured, Inflammation, Inflammation, Paleo Basics, Weight Loss, Women's Health

Can the Paleo Diet Diminish Alzheimer’s Disease Risk?

According to Max Planck, the legendary, Nobel Prize winning physicist, “a new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”[1] Could Planck’s Principal apply to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research and treatment? This would be remarkable, but certainly not unprecedented. Within the realms of nutrition and physiology, we’ve seen many instances of Planck’s Principal over the years. For example, despite evidence to the contrary, sugar was once thought to be benign. Similarly, saturated fat and dietary

Posted in Featured, Inflammation, Sugar

The Paleo Diet February Digest – Saying Farewell

Happy Spring Paleo Diet Readers! February was a sad time at The Paleo Diet with the passing of one of the pioneers of the Paleo Diet and a close friend – Dr. Staffan Lindeberg. So, it’s only appropriate that our feature article is a moving tribute by Pedro Bastos, Dr. Lindeberg’s final Ph.D. student. Along with the tribute we also brought you our usual postings of practical nutrition advice, recipes, and interesting new science to live a healthy Paleo lifestyle. This month we took on the challenges of Valentine’s Day with recipes for a five course Paleo meal to share

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Nell’s Corner: Boring, Bland and Blah?

The easiest thing you can do to make food taste better? Add fat. Seriously. Don’t get me wrong; I actually love the taste of steamed broccoli, a plateful of arugula with lemon and pepper, or a platter of crudités… but none are exactly all that satiating on their own. Plus, for someone who’s new to adding veggies to their meals, preparing them in a way that feels too plain could be the difference between developing a healthy new habit and reinforcing the idea that veggies are boring – indefinitely. So what’s the answer? Go to culinary school. Just teasing. Sure,

Posted in Fatty Acids, Featured, Inflammation, Nell’s Corner, Omega-3, Women's Corner

Springtime Paleo Irish Stew and Grilled Shrimp Recipes to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Paleo Irish Stew Whether you are Irish, or just wish you were, St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration filled with festivities for all to enjoy.  This hearty Paleo/Ireland inspired dish is packed with nutrients that will keep your energy steady while enjoying the shenanigans. And that’s no blarney.  May the luck of the Irish be with you! Ingredients: (makes 4-6 servings) 1  3-3/1/2  pound grass-fed beef rump roast 3 to 4 cloves garlic, sliced lengthwise into halves or thirds (8-10 slivers) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground black pepper 1 yellow onion chopped 2 cloves fresh garlic minced 2

Posted in Beef, Featured, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Recipe Library, Seafood, Soup

Get Grains Off the Brain

When it comes to good nutritional choices, the mainstream media and food companies have taught us that grains are truly one of the best choices we can make. But is the science saying the same thing? Over the last few years, there’s been a rapid increase in scientific research showing that grains may actually be one of the worst choices we can make when it comes to our brain’s health.1 A fact that is only just starting to reach the media through some eye-opening works like the book  Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter. The book made numerous key points

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