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Can Fruits and Vegetables Help Us Live Longer?
A brief history of the “Juice Men”, Norman Walker and Jay Kordich, and how their ahead-of-the-times concept of “juicing” has applicable health benefits today.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Ten Questions about The Paleo Diet with Dr Loren Cordain
Read a transcript of Dr. Cordain’s recent interview in which he answers 10 questions about the history and the basics of the Paleo Diet.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Fiery Hot Sauces: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Hot sauces get their heat from capsaicin in peppers native to Mexico. They’re an evolutionary new addition to our diet, but are they Paleo and healthy?
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Eat Saint Louis Style Pork Ribs, and Reduce your Risk for Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Other Chronic Diseases
St. Louis style pork ribs come from the healthiest part of the pig. Dr. Cordain of The Paleo Diet explains why their high menaquinone content may help your health in today’s entry.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Ketogenic Diets: Long-term Nutritional and Metabolic Deficiencies
While the Paleo diet and ketogenic diets are often confused, they have important differences that need to be recognized. Read more about the potential drawbacks of a ketogenic diet in today’s post.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Capers, a Paleo Condiment?
Capers are one of the most concentrated source of food antioxidants and polyphenolics, however, consumers almost always eat capers pickled. Now soaked in salt and vinegar, capers can be very unhealthy.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Fresh Sardines or Canned Sardines: No Longer an Option for Americans
In today’s post, we explore the effects of the declining sardine population on the US market and your health.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
The Sodium to Potassium Ratio in Cheese: Clearly, a Non-Paleo Food
Dairy products, including cheese, are not allowed on The Paleo Diet. Here’s what you need to know about the dangers of consuming cheese.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Why Olives Are Not Paleo, But Olive Oil Is
Olive oil is frequently used in Paleo cooking, so does that mean olives are Paleo too?
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Physiological Mechanisms: Underlying High Salt Diets and Cancer
Americans are consuming more salt than ever before – learn about the detrimental effects of too much sodium in today’s post. Keep up with The Paleo Diet for more information about Paleo foods.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Processed, Cured and Smoked Meats: Definitely Not Paleo!
Learn if processed, cured & smoked meats are paleo. Read The Paleo Diet® blog to read more about the paleo diet, paleo diet recipes & meal plans.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: Dr Cordain Answers a Reader's Question About Egg White Lysozyme
Read our latest article where Dr. Cordain talks about egg white lysozyme. Browse The Paleo Diet® website for Paleo Diet recipes, meal plans & more!
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
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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.