Trevor Connor is Dr. Loren Cordain’s graduate student at Colorado State University. His research with Dr. Cordain has focused on the effects of a Paleo style diet on autoimmune conditions. Their pilot study included close to 60 volunteers with diverse conditions ranging from Crohn’s Disease, to Multiple Sclerosis to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. So far the results have been very promising, including all eight Crohn’s subjects going into remission on the Paleo Diet.
Trevor started working with Dr. Cordain in 2010, soon after retiring as a Professional Cyclist. At 38, he felt it was time to hang up the bike. Trevor had studied traditional sports nutrition for over a decade and was admittedly very reluctant to accept the Paleo Diet. But after experimenting with the diet himself, Trevor was able to return to the Pro Peloton at 40, getting Top Five’s in several races and establishing himself as the top ranked 40+ rider in the country for several years running.
Trevor now writes the Coaching Section of the international cycling magazine Velo and manages the semi-Professional cycling team Team Rio Grande who’s alumni include Teejay Van Gaarderen, a top five finisher at the Tour de France and multiple national champions.
Trevor is currently working on the funding to continue their research on the Paleo Diet and autoimmune disease focusing in particular on Crohn’s Disease.