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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
How to Make Your Own Paleo Condiments
Everything tastes better with a little dipping sauce on the side. Now make ketchup, mustard, and mayo Paleo so you can dunk and drizzle with no guilt.
By Lorrie Cordain
Shrimp & Peach Grillers
Try this perfect pairing of grilled shrimp and peaches topped with a zesty herb sauce for a main course sure to please all your BBQ guests.
By Lorrie Cordain
Paleo Chicken and Veggie Skewers
The preparation is fast and easy, and the cleanup is minimal. The chicken and vegetables are packed with nutrients in this delicious Paleo Diet combination.
By Lorrie Cordain
Seared Scallops with Beet Salsa
This mouth-watering recipe stands out among the 250 healthy recipes in the The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook. Combining two healthy options - scallops and beets.
By Lorrie Cordain
Island Chicken with Mango-Pineapple Sauce
This summer island chicken is simple and easy to prepare and can be baked or grilled. Be sure to use free range, organic chicken to ensure a healthy meal.
By Lorrie Cordain
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
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.