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Dietary Salt Impairs the Endothelial Glycocalyx: The Most Important Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor You May Never Have Heard About
Learn more about dietary salt & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about the paleo diet, paleo foods & health benefits today!
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Further Evidence Against a High Sodium Paleo Diet
Read more about high sodium Paleo Diets & health benefits. Read The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about the paleo diet, paleo foods & more today!
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
The Sea Salt Controversy - Is it healthy to add salt?
The paleosphere has jumped on the notion that added salt is healthy based on research showing a J-shaped relationship. Learn why there were major flaws in this research and why a high-salt diet is not Paleo
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Pomegranate: The Healthiest Fruit?
Learn how the pomegranate is paleo’s healthiest fruit. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog for the latest paleo diet news, paleo recipes, meal plans & more!
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Eliminating Non-Paleo Foods Improves Nutrient Density
We compare the nutrient density of Paleo foods to non-Paleo foods to show the health benefits of eating natural foods.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Pemmican: A Plains Indians Staple Food that Prevented Protein Poisoning
"Rabbit starvation," or eating too much lean meat, can lead to disease or death. Here's how North American Indians avoided it.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
North American Plains Indians: Tall and Robust Meat Eaters, But not a Milk Drinker Among Them
A constant criticism of the Paleo Diet® is that we can’t maintain bone health without consuming dairy. Yet Native Americans were tall and robust - and didn’t drink milk.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Do You Need to Supplement with Vitamin D?
The Paleo Diet helps individuals achieve almost all DRI’s recommended, however, Vitamin D is one exception. Not only do individuals need more sun exposure, but not all foods high in Vitamin D serve the body equally.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Is Maca Powder Paleo?
Does the maca root share all the same anti-nutritional properties of other brassicas and can you consume maca powder on The Paleo Diet?
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Are Beans and Legumes Paleo?
Beans and legumes have been promoted by the USDA as nutritional equivalents to animal proteins. This, however, is misguided. Beans and legumes contain many antinutrients that can cause many health problems.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
New studies on salt: Adverse influence upon immunity, inflammation and autoimmunity
The most scientifically valid study in humans has demonstrated that a high salt diet promotes chronic inflammation and adversely affects the immune system.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 3
A high protein diet actually reduces the risk of many diseases.
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.