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Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.

Articles by Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.

The Importance of Topical Vitamin C for Skin Health
Find out what vitamin C can do for your skin health!
The Paleo Diet® is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Chronic inflammation is at the heart of most chronic illnesses, including autoimmune disease, heart disease, and cancer. Here’s how The Paleo Diet can stop chronic inflammation, minimizing your risk of these problems.
Why It’s Important to Eat a Low-Glycemic Load Diet
Eating foods that send our blood sugar levels on a roller coaster can lead to health conditions like insulin resistance and diabetes.
Plant Protein vs. Animal Protein: What’s The Difference?
Are plant-based proteins just as good as animal proteins? No, in the debate of plant protein vs animal protein, the science clearly shows that animal proteins are healthier and better sources of protein for several important reasons.
Why The Paleo Diet Doesn’t Focus on Macronutrients
We are individuals with different dietary needs and seasonal availability. So why try to stick to a set macronutrient profile that has previously never existed, when variability is a part of life?
How to Start Eating Healthy: Our 85/15 Guide to Natural, Healthy Eating
Need more wiggle room in your diet? Try this categorized approach to dieting that will get you results while allowing you to enjoy your favorite off-limit foods.
Is Being Vegetarian Actually Good for the Environment?
We explore these two dietary practices in terms of their environmental impact, and compare it to the impact of The Paleo Diet®.
Whole30 vs. Paleo: Comparing the Science
How does the Whole30® diet compare from a science perspective to The Paleo Diet®? From our research, it closely resembles Paleolithic nutrition.
The Importance of the Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio to Human Health
Human beings evolved to consume a diet comprising approximately a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. While there has been a push for a higher consumption of omega-3, many people don’t realize they’re also over consuming omega-6.
How to Squat Like Our Paleolithic Ancestors to Improve Health
A plethora of research shows a sedentary lifestyle is harmful to one’s health. Instead of chair-sitting, try squatting which uses a higher level of muscle activity for better health and longevity.
The Sodium/Potassium Ratio and its Importance in Human Health
Evidence suggests that the sodium/potassium ratio in the Paleolithic diet is far more beneficial to human health when compared to a typical Western diet.
The Importance of Sleep for Your Immune System
We often focus on diet and exercise to improve our health and immune system, but the importance of a good night’s sleep can’t be overstated.
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