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A Young 85

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Founder of The Paleo Diet
March 8, 2012

Dear Dr. Cordain,

Thanks for the prompt response to my email. It seemed to be a better idea to
communicate this way, rather than the telephone tag we have been playing I
have at this time in my young age (85 two weeks ago) become a devotee of
your diet book as well as an avid re-reader of your Paleo Regime treatise,
foisted upon us, by our fitness fanatic and food guru son, who also
happens to be a soldier. Reluctantly, my wife and I finally acquired the
book and read it to while away the hours sitting on a train, traveling in
Germany and Austria over the Christmas holidays.
The book seemed to make sense, albeit we were total skeptics when it comes
to trusting all of the concepts, of all of the self-styled experts we have
listened to over the decades, all with the prime answer, to how, not only to
lose weight, but more importantly, how to keep it off. With nothing to lose
, (no pun intended)we decided to give it a go, and so we both did: not so
much because of what you expounded upon, but simply because we liked the
food mechanics and types items we would be devouring. on a daily basis.
Bottom line, The plan is great, makes sense, never boring and has turned
our daily food intake, into gourmet feasts on a routine basis.
End results for the both of us:
Feel great.
High & consistent energy levels
Lower blood pressures
Off blood pressure medication
Best yet. Love the 85/15% weekly gift
No more gastric problems.

You can feel free to use these statements, as you see fit.

We have been expounding upon your facts and encyclopedic knowledge to all we
can bore with OUR new found neutrician knowledge, It's like being a reformed
drunk. We have even thanked our son.

Keep up the good work,


Dr. Cordain:

Dear Charles,

First off, let me apologize for our phone tag sessions. These problems come with the territory when one becomes a public persona. Nevertheless, many thanks for your kind words and congratulations upon the health and weight loss successes you, your wife and your son have experienced with The Paleo Diet. It is always gratifying and heart warming for me to hear of these personal success stories. I am a graduate of the University of Utah, and thoroughly enjoyed SLC during my graduate program years in Utah. I managed to make it down to Provo a few times -- a beautiful city. Obviously, you and your wife have been doing things right for 85 years, and Paleo will put the odds on your sides to make it to 100. Again, many thanks for your support of the Paleo Diet.


Loren Cordain, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

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