Bill Manci | The Paleo Diet®
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I am the president of Fisheries Technology Associates in Fort Collins, Colorado. I created the company in 1982 after receiving my education in zoology and fisheries science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and after a six-year career in aquaculture and fisheries science research. I have worked with Dr. Loren Cordain as a volunteer—as an example, creating the first web site for The Paleo Diet—since 2002.

Bill Manci
Meet The Expert
 

What makes you an expert on The Paleo Diet?

I have been a devotee of The Paleo Diet since the publication of Loren’s first book in 2002. Since then, I have “inhaled” as much paleo-related material and literature as I can.

Describe the impact The Paleo Diet has had on your  life?

This was a whole new way for me to view food and its relation to the human condition. The paradigm shift in my thinking about food was enormous!

What does “healthy living” mean to you? And what, on the other hand, is your favorite "cheat" food?

For me, healthy living means giving my body what it needs to optimize its functions. The Paleo Diet checks all of those boxes. I admit to being a chocoholic. So, a few cocoa nibs now and then as a treat take care of that craving.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not writing for The Paleo Diet?

I operate my own fisheries and aquaculture consulting company with 28 other associates. I have been blessed to pursue my passion academically and professionally for 44 years. Why retire? I get paid to travel the world.

See The Articles
 
Are Algae and Seaweed “Superfoods”?
Aquatic plants, both freshwater and sea varieties, pack powerful nutrient profiles. Should we consume them for our health, as well as the health of the planet?
By Bill Manci
Are Ancient Grains Paleo?
While food brands have latched onto the ancient grains trend, we explore whether these foods are any better than modern grain types.
By Bill Manci
Agriculture, Greenhouse Gases, and Climate Change
How much would a change to farming and ranching practices impact the devastating effects of climate change? We take a closer look.
By Bill Manci
The Human Gut: How It Works, Its Importance to Health, and Ways to Keep It Healthy
Our gastrointestinal tract comprises amazingly complex machinery. How does the gut function and why is it so important to overall health? We take a close look.
By Bill Manci
A New Look at Intermittent Fasting Suggests a Multitude of Benefits
In a recent issue of Scientific American, scientist journalist Claudia Wallis detailed new benefits of intermittent fasting.
By Bill Manci
Omega-3 fatty acid levels in wild and aquacultured fish: Is one better than the other?
There's a debate right now whether farmed or wild fish are better - Bill Manci discusses some of the factors to consider including omega-3 content, contaminants, and sustainability.
By Bill Manci
Paleo Leadership
 
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark J. Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.