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David Seaman, D.C., M.S.

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Dr. Seaman has been writing about chronic inflammation for over 25 years. He wrote the first published scientific article about how diet can induce inflammation and promote pain. His articles about pain, inflammation, diet, and obesity have been referenced by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Harvard Medical School and many other universities in the United States, as well as universities in Canada, Brazil, Europe, Middle East, India, Australia, Russia, and other Asian countries.

In 2016, Dr. Seaman wrote a book for the general public entitled The DeFlame Diet. The focus of this book is how to measure and reduce chronic inflammation through dietary means. It is the most detailed book on this topic that is written for the general public. Thereafter he wrote an additional four books:

  • Weight Loss Secrets You Need to Know
  • The DeFlame Diet for Breast Health and Cancer Prevention
  • The DeFlame Diet to Stop Your Joints, Muscles, and Bones from Rotting
  • The DeFlame Diet for Immune Health

All of the books are available on Amazon or for volume pricing at

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Twitter: DeFlameNutrition @DeFlameDoc

David Seaman, D.C., M.S.
Meet The Expert

What makes you an expert on The Paleo Diet?

My area of interest is how nutrition influences the expression of pain and inflammation, which I have been studying since 1987.

Describe the impact The Paleo Diet has had on you (and/or your family's) life?

My first exposure to the concept occurred in the early 1980s when I read Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston Price. Then, in the late 1980s, I came across Dr. S Boyd Eaton’s original article in the NEJM about paleolithic nutrition. This was the same time that I realized how dietary fatty acids and polyphenols can modulate inflammation. A little over 10 years later, I contacted Dr. Cordain after reading his articles about the inflammatory potential grains/legumes, which helped to substantially reorient my thinking about diet and inflammation. I have been a fan and promoter of The Paleo Diet since that time.

What does “healthy living” mean to you? And what do you like to eat when you go to the movies (i.e. what’s your favorite cheat food)? 

To me “healthy living” involves lifestyle choices that keep our inflammatory markers within the normal range, the most important being diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. My favorite cheat food is pizza. Fortunately, we can now get pizza made with cauliflower instead of gluten-rich dough.

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

My favorite activities are golf, surfing, and working in my yard.

See The Articles
How Parental Age and Diet Affect Autism in Children
A vocal few believe that vaccines cause autism. However, the age, diet, and health of both parents are the factors that most contribute to the spectrum disorder.
By David Seaman, D.C., M.S.
How Diet Can Help (or Hurt) Migraines
Chronic inflammation is at the heart of migraines. Here’s how to change your diet, and supplements to consider, to reduce the occurrence of these painful headaches.
By David Seaman, D.C., M.S.
Obesity, Hyperglycemia, Pro-inflammatory Immune Function, and COVID-19
How does obesity, even metabolic obesity, relate to your immune system? Can diet help you fight COVID-19? Author of The DeFlame Diet for Immune Health David Seaman explains.
By David Seaman, D.C., M.S.
An Outsider’s View of The Paleo Diet® Movement
Today’s post features writing from David R. Seaman, DC, MS. He provides a nuanced view of the Paleo lifestyle and recent research.
By David Seaman, D.C., M.S.
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.