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Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 2
The typical hunter-gatherer diet was high in protein.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 1
By examining the environment under which our genome arose, we are able to determine if high protein diets are helpful or detrimental to our health.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Is Ghee Paleo?
Many in the Paleo community use ghee for cooking despite the fact that it comes from dairy sources. The founder of the Paleo Diet answers the question: is ghee Paleo?
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Millet: A Gluten-Free Grain You Should Avoid
Gluten conscious consumers frequently replace wheat, rye and barley with gluten-free grains like millet and oats in the mistaken belief they are harmless.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets, Part 3: Other Nutrient Deficiencies
You don’t have to look any further than the ADA’s or the USDA’s recommendations on vegetarian diets to discover their additional nutrient shortcomings.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets, Part 2: Fertility Issues
Vitamin B12 deficiencies caused by vegetarian diets can create problems for infants and pregnant women.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets, Part 1: Why They Aren't Healthy
Dr. Cordain discusses the ramifications of following a vegetarian or vegan diet and subsequent devastating effects. Follow a Paleo Diet for optimal health.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Is Wine Paleo?
As wine making progressed from the Neolithic times to the present, procedures were implemented to improve taste, but sulfites are a questionable addition.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vitamin and nutritional supplements increase chronic disease morbidity (incidence) and mortality (death)
Vitamin or mineral supplements are unnecessary when eating Paleo. Except for fish oil and vitamin D, supplement intake increases your risk of cancer and CVD.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Are Potatoes Paleo?
Dr. Loren Cordain discusses why potatoes aren’t Paleo and their adverse effects upon your health
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Why Dairy Isn't Paleo
Dr. Cordain discusses dairy’s unfavorable effect on health and how milk proteins and peptides can promote allergies, inflammation, and autoimmune disease.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Is Bacon Paleo?
Many mistakenly believe that bacon is good for you.
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.