A Few Paleo Recipes to Maximize Your Nutrient Density

[Part Four in our Series on Why the Paleo Diet is a Nutrient Dense Diet] The Paleo diet is naturally a nutrient-packed diet. But if you were on the road for a bit and eating foods that don’t give you what you need, or are just looking to periodically eat something with a little more “nutrient-punch” here’s a few recipes from The Paleo Diet Cookbook to get you started: Fresh Start Omelet Start your day off right with this nutrient dense breakfast.  The combination of fresh greens and veggies wrapped up in protein packed Omega 3 eggs will fire up

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Eliminating Non-Paleo Foods Improves Nutrient Density

[Part Three in our Series on Why the Paleo Diet is a Nutrient Dense Diet, by Trevor Connor, M.S. and Loren Cordain, Ph.D.] Possibly the biggest criticism made against the Paleo diet is that by eliminating multiple food groups (grains, dairy, legumes, and starchy roots) the diet can cause nutrient deficiencies. In fact, this argument is a major reason why the Paleo diet remains at the bottom of the US News and World Report’s Best Diet Rankings. In their rationale, US News stated “slapping the diet with multiple low ratings, the experts couldn’t accept that entire food groups, like dairy

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A Critic Shares Her Perspective on Nutrient Density and Other Concerns with the Paleo Diet

[Part Two in our Series on Why the Paleo Diet is a Nutrient Dense Diet] An Interview with: Caroline Apovian, Ph.D., Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center This spring, the results of a two-year study comparing the effects of a Paleo diet to a low-fat diet in postmenopausal  women were presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston.1 The yet to be published study found that an ad libitum Paleo diet was effective for weight loss and produced a better lipid profile among the 70 participants randomized to the Paleo diet

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Dr. Cordain Responds to Critics of a Recent Paleo Diet Study

[Part One in our Series on Why the Paleo Diet is a Nutrient Dense Diet] In April, news of a recent two-year study exploring the effects of a Paleo diet on postmenopausal women was presented at the 2016 Endocrine Society Annual Meeting. Soon afterwards, an article hit the web detailing the positive results, but quickly shifted its focus to interviews with members of the nutrition community who focused more on their issues with the diet. In this part 1 of our Nutrient Density Series Dr Cordain addresses these critiques and shows that when you just delve a little deeper into

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October Series: Nutrient Density and the Paleo Diet

It’s hard not to feel pretty satisfied when you hit a homerun in a debate. But sometimes, you hear an argument so many times that even if you can hit it out of the park, you get tired of repeating the same old counterpoints. That seems to be the case with the Paleo diet and nutrient density. How often have do we read or hear someone claim that “by eliminating several food groups, the Paleo diet prevents dieters from getting the critical nutrients they need.” It was the main argument used in the US News and World Report’s Best Diet

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New Study: Sugar Industry Downplayed the Impact of Sugar On Heart Disease for Decades

A newly published study revealed that in 1960 the sugar industry paid three top scientists from Harvard University to downplay the impact of sugar in the development of coronary heart disease1. While the link between sugar and heart disease is no longer surprising to anyone following the field of nutrition closely, the sheer brazenness of the past actions outlined in this new study can’t be underestimated. The study’s authors analyzed fifty years’ worth of internal sugar industry documents and found that for two decades, the industry, under the auspices of the Sugar Research Foundation, funded studies that downplayed the health

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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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