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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
Strawberry-Lime Iced Tea
Swap plain ice for frozen strawberry-lime cubes for a refreshing twist on your favorite tea, or another Paleo beverage of your choice.
By Lorrie Cordain
Broiled Salmon with Scallions & Sesame
Get your fill of healthy omega-3s with this sesame salmon that crisps right up under the broiler. Simply marinate, broil with scallions, top with hot chile pepper slices, and serve!
By Lorrie Cordain
The Seven Spice Blends the Cordains Can't Live Without (Plus: How to Dry Your Own Herbs)
Many store-bought spice combinations contain added salt, sugar, and preservatives. Try to make your own by buying dried herbs (or drying your own) and mix together at home.
By Lorrie Cordain
Grilled Lamb Steaks with Rosemary
The trick is in the planning and preparation for this Paleo lamb with rosemary dish. We’ve found marinating for 24-48 hours to be the most effective method for tender, juicy result.
By Lorrie Cordain
Recipe: Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Put some spice in your Paleo Diet lifestyle with these delicious and nutritious meatballs. They're perfect as an appetizer when gatherings with friends and family!
By Lorrie Cordain
Recipe: Lemon Chicken with Artichoke Hearts
This incredible combination of citrus and artichoke brings a zesty flavor to the dinner table with this poultry dish that is perfect when entertaining friends and family.
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 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.