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Bill Manci

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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
Looking to Lose Weight? Pay Attention to the Thermic Effect of Foods
If you’re looking to lose weight, consider the thermic effect of macronutrients for efficient calorie burn.
By Bill Manci
Are Whole Grains Healthy?
While whole grains aren’t Paleo, it helps to understand the difference between whole and refined grains, and how each impacts your health differently.
By Bill Manci
Polyphenols: The Powerful Antioxidant You Didn’t Know You Needed
Polyphenols are plant compounds that can have positive effects on your blood sugar, heart health, digestion, and even your memory.
By Bill Manci
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
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
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.