Nell’s Corner: Global Paleo

Take a step back and think about what an authentic Paleo approach is really all about. It’s eating foods which grow locally, seasonally, and in balance (leafy green plants and wild animals), which are easily and readily available to us in our farmer’s markets, health food stores, and even in our own back yards. Consider, for a moment, if we lived in an environment where this was the only type of food we had access to – no packaged items, no prepared frozen foods, no restaurants. Would we still need to use a label on what we were eating? This

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The Paleo Diet January Digest – Salt, Coffee, and other not so Paleo Foods

Welcome Paleo Diet Readers! January was a busy time at The Paleo Diet, with a significant increase in visitors enjoying our site.  Whether you have been a Paleo warrior for years, or are just learning about all the healthy benefits this lifestyle has to offer, we are happy you are spending time with us and exploring the up-to-date information offered by our team.   Going Paleo is an exciting and healthy change that can also bring a few challenges along the way. January always presents two particular challenges including enjoying a few too many non-Paleo treats over the holidays and

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Dietary Salt Impairs the Endothelial Glycocalyx: The Most Important Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor You May Never Have Heard About

Frequently, important physiological discoveries made by scientists who study obscure topics escape the attention of the general public, health professionals, and even other scientists.  Such has been the case for the endothelial glycocalyx: a delicate and fragile structure lining the inside surface of all blood vessels. The endothelial glycocalyx had been inferred from blood flow measurements as far back as the 1940’s, but due to its fragile configuration the structure had never been viewed until 1966 when it was first detected with an electron microscope using special staining procedures (1).  Over the next 30 years, scientists speculated about the function

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Further Evidence Against a High Sodium Paleo Diet

An ongoing controversy about dietary salt (either refined salt or sea salt) in human ancestral diets represents a significant point of contention for the Paleo Diet community.  Some popular bloggers contend that ingested high levels of dietary salt have no adverse effects upon our health and wellbeing1-10.  My scientific colleagues and I disagree with these conclusions11-34.   The Table below clearly demonstrates that high sodium diets (greater than 2300 mg/day) are virtually impossible to achieve when eating a 2000 to 2500 kcal/day diet consisting of normal selections of un-adulterated, non-salted wild or domesticated foods. References [1] Kresser C. Shaking Up

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A Few Recipes for the Winter Blah’s

The holidays are over and the snow is looking a little colder and a little browner. Many of us are hunkering down and waiting for the spring day when the buds appear on the trees and flowers start blooming. A few warm recipes can really help pass the winter season. Who doesn’t want to take their boots off on a cold day and sit down to a hot bowl of Paleo chicken soup…   Chicken and Mushroom Ramen This warming aromatic bowl of goodness proves that even Paleo enthusiasts can enjoy a big soupy bowl of Asian-style noodles. This noodle

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Not So Paleo: Is There a Place for Cheating?

Huh? I know, I know. I’m sometimes seen as Paleo Dogmatic. I’m perceived as strict, old-school, or too rigid when it comes to how I portray following an authentic Paleo diet. But guess what? I’m over it. At least I’m over being that dogmatic. Now, please don’t get me wrong. I’m not, for a second, saying that I’ve stopped believing in a real Paleo diet. I do, 100 percent. But a few things have changed and it’s been a long time coming. A few years back, Dr. Cordain and I were invited onto the Dr. Oz Show first the first

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Our food & beverage store philosophy . . .

Since the early research of Dr. Loren Cordain on Paleolithic nutrition, the modern Paleo movement has gained such a large following worldwide that today, it is the most searched diet on Google. The popularity of the Paleo diet has also led to many companies producing and promoting products that are labeled “Paleo,” with varying degrees of truth to that label. Some are not even close to being Paleo; some are a better version of available products that could be thought of as “Paleo inspired;” and others are, in fact, Paleo! 

For some people, buying Paleo-labeled products can help to stay

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Coffee Drinking Revisited: It’s not Paleo, but are there any therapeutic benefits?

By Mark J. Smith, Ph.D. and Loren Cordain, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University Previous blogs at The Paleo Diet about coffee have not exactly given a glowing report for the common beverage. These included a discussion of whether coffee is Paleo and also its effects on the brain (Part One and Part Two.) However, the research on coffee is expanding rapidly with over seven percent of all studies on its health effects being published in the last year. A great deal of new research is pointing in the direction that previously unknown benefits may help outweigh the negatives, resulting

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Can Peanuts Be Part of A Paleo Diet?

Everybody seems to love peanut butter. Entire websites can be found dedicated to the pursuit of adding the smooth, salty and highly palatable spread to seemingly every possible food. That said, peanuts (and peanut butter) aren’t Paleo. In fact, peanuts aren’t even nuts at all – they’re part of the legume family – and therefore off limits on a strict Paleo diet. The problem is that for many people peanuts (and more specifically peanut butter) are a “make or break” food choice that might heavily influence their decision to jump into a Paleo lifestyle. So, let’s take a closer look

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Three Meals to Start Your New Year’s Off Right

It’s a new year and that means the time for making healthy lifestyle changes is upon us.  Whether you are new to The Paleo diet, a long time faithful follower, or somewhere in between, we’ve put together some delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner to help you start this year off right.  Whatever your resolutions, the Paleo lifestyle is a proven way to reach your goals and stay committed.  So, let’s get cooking! Champion’s Breakfast Start your day off right with this healthy combination of Omega-3 eggs, veggies, and fruit.  This delicious meal is packed with protein and vitamin

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