Loren Cordain, PhD, Professor Emeritus

About Loren Cordain, PhD, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Loren Cordain is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research emphasis over the past 20 years has focused upon the evolutionary and anthropological basis for diet, health and well being in modern humans. Dr. Cordain’s scientific publications have examined the nutritional characteristics of worldwide hunter-gatherer diets as well as the nutrient composition of wild plant and animal foods consumed by foraging humans. He is the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic diets and has lectured extensively on the Paleolithic nutrition worldwide. Dr. Cordain is the author of six popular bestselling books including The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Answer, and The Paleo Diet Cookbook, summarizing his research findings.

Water: The Most Important Nutrient, and How It Ultimately Determined Amelia Earhart’s Final Fate

Editor’s Note Most of us know something about Amelia Earhart’s ill-fated story, and her attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world. This article investigates the role

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Arrowroot and Tapioca Flour: Are They Paleo?

One of the many exciting things about living a Paleo lifestyle is getting creative when it comes to recipes. Finding alternative ingredients to make familiar dishes can be quite the

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Fiery Hot Sauces: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Introduction and Historical Perspective Almost all of us are familiar with hot sauces – who among us hasn’t encountered a bottle of Tabasco, Cholula, Crystal, Tapatío or Sriracha hot sauces

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Dr Loren Cordain’s Interview on the Primal Blueprint Podcast

Listen to Dr Loren Cordain in his recent interview with Elle Russ on the Primal BluePrint Podcast. From the podcast: Elle Russ chats with Dr. Loren Cordain – the world’s

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Ten Questions about the Paleo Diet with Dr Loren Cordain

This spring, Dr Cordain did an interview answering ten questions about the basics of The Paleo Diet®. To start your New Years out right, we wanted to share his answers

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Eat Saint Louis Style Pork Ribs, and Reduce your Risk for Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Other Chronic Diseases

Introduction         Unless you are involved in the culinary arts or the meat industry, you probably haven’t given much thought to the term, “Saint Louis Style Pork Ribs”.   Is this

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Salt is a Killer Without Huge Intakes of Fruits and Veggies

Dear Paleo Diet Faithful, Below is the citation, abstract and PDF link to a scientific paper my colleagues and I just published regarding the dietary sodium/potassium ratio and how these essential minerals influence blood pressure

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Ketogenic Diets: Long-term Nutritional and Metabolic Deficiencies

The Paleo Diet Team Foreword We have previously written about ketogenic diets at this website and about the benefits they can provide for a wide range of ailments (https://thepaleodiet.com/november-series-ketogenic-diets/).  One

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Dr. Cordain Interview for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

I was recently interviewed by a reporter representing “The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics” which was formerly known as “The American Dietetic Association (ADA)” http://www.eatright.org/. This organization certifies registered dietitian

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Capers, a Paleo Condiment

As a wee lad of 11 during the summer of 1962, I remember an adventure with my father in his bright red, 1953 Studebaker Commander as we drove from Carson

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