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Lorrie Cordain

Co-founder of The Paleo Diet
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Lorrie Cordain, M.Ed., is the co-author of The Paleo Diet Cookbook and has been living the Paleo lifestyle for 30 years. Together with her husband, Dr. Loren Cordain, she has raised three strong, healthy boys who have thrived on fish, meats, fruits, and vegetables. Lorrie is passionate about creating a variety of delicious Paleo recipes and sharing them with our readers.

As an endurance athlete, mother, educator, and outdoor enthusiast, Lorrie understands the importance of eating for success. The Paleo Diet has given her the strength and energy to sustain her healthy lifestyle where she lives, works, and plays in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Lorrie Cordain
Meet The Expert

What makes you an expert on The Paleo Diet?

Sharing my life with The Paleo Diet founder, Dr. Loren Cordain, provides me with access to the ultimate reference guide to all things Paleo.

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

Our family began eating “Paleo” before Dr. Cordain’s first book, and continues to do so today. We have enjoyed a vibrant and active family life with virtually no major health issues.

What does “healthy living” mean to you? And what do you like to eat when you go to the movies?

Health is everything, providing us with the physical, mental, and emotional ability to enjoy living life to the fullest. Most importantly, what we do at least 85 percent of the time allows for us to have the occasional non-Paleo treat. For me, it’s definitely theater popcorn. Butter please!

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

First and foremost, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Enjoying God’s playground, in and around Colorado, is where I love to create and recreate any time, any season.

See The Articles
A super flavorful, zesty herb sauce.
By Lorrie Cordain
Peppercorn-Crusted Filet Mignon
Peppercorn-Crusted Filet Mignon, restaurant style!
By Lorrie Cordain
French Poulet Skillet
This French Poulet One-Pot Chicken Skillet is easy and full of unique flavors!
By Lorrie Cordain
Turkey-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
On the hunt for a versatile Paleo dish that is healthy, delicious and Italian? The search is over with these mushrooms, stuffed with ground turkey, veggies, and spices.
By Lorrie Cordain
Lemon Chicken with Artichoke Hearts
Citrus and artichokes bring bright, zesty flavor to the dinner table in this easy chicken skillet.
By Lorrie Cordain
Paleo Eggs Benedict
This take on the traditional Eggs Benedict offers a healthy and flavorful alternative to a popular breakfast dish. Enjoy!
By Lorrie Cordain
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.