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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 Sonders 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

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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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The Gluten-Free Trend and its Implications for Paleo?

A study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine highlights two related trends in celiac disease and gluten-free diets. First, the prevalence of celiac disease has remained fairly flat during the past five years, while second, the percentage of people without celiac disease adhering to gluten-free diets has more than tripled.1 Is this foolish, beneficial, or a little of both? In this article, we’ll examine what these trends do and don’t tell us, and what it all means with respect to the Paleo diet. Let’s face it. There’s a lot of money to be made by selling various foods containing gluten.

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Enjoy Some Stats, Tips and Topics from the Paleo Diet Team!

How many people are Paleo? How long until you experience the benefits of a Paleo diet? These are just a few of the questions asked by people considering a Paleo lifestyle. The Paleo diet is one of the world’s healthiest diets that is based on the concept of eating what we are genetically adapted to eat. Close to 30 studies have now been published backing the amazing benefits of the Paleo diet with more to come. Here’s a look at some interesting statistics and facts about the Paleo diet that might just encourage you to join the bandwagon.   Credit:

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Staffan Lindeberg (1950-2016) and His Legacy

Dr. Staffan Lindeberg was a pioneer of the Paleo diet as well as a wonderful colleague and friend. The following tribute was written by his Ph.D. student Pedro Bastos. Dr. Lindeberg would have been 67 today (February 22nd.) Dr. Staffan Lindeberg was a Swedish physician, who, like Prof. Loren Cordain, got hooked in Evolutionary Medicine when he first read Drs. Eaton and Konner’s now classic paper (‘Paleolithic nutrition: a consideration of its nature and current implications’) published in 1985 in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. One of the things in that caught his attention in that paper was

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Five Practical Tips for Getting Your B Vitamins

Despite it’s overwhelming success, the Paleo Diet still gets attacked for “eliminating entire food groups,” which, according to Paleo critics, puts Paleo adherents at risk for certain deficiencies, including B vitamin deficiencies. While concentrating on the Paleo diet’s exclusion of cereals and legumes, some of which provide healthy amounts of B vitamins, they glaze over the many Paleo-compliant foods that are rich in B vitamins. As we’ll see in this article, the Paleo diet, when done correctly, supplies all your B vitamin needs and more. Before presenting our practical B vitamin tips, let’s briefly recap why B vitamins are so

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