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For Athletes

Athletes have special dietary needs due to their level of training and exertion. Learn how The Paleo Diet® can support performance and recovery as you train.

Competitive Swimming and The Paleo Diet

Check out our article on competitive swimming & The Paleo Diet. Visit The Paleo Diet® website for easy Paleo Diet recipes, Paleo cookbooks & more today!

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Testimonial: Triathlete Tries Paleo

Learn what happens when a triathlete goes Paleo. Visit The Paleo Diet® website for the best Paleo Diet recipes, Paleo Diet cookbooks, tips & more!

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Alternatives To Gluconeogenesis For Rebuilding Post Workout Glycogen Levels

Read about alternatives to gluconeogenesis for rebuilding post workout glycogen levels. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog for recipes, books, tips & more!

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: Dr Cordain answers a question about The Paleo Diet for Athletes

Dr Cordain addresses the use of antioxidants and eating canned fish - a position he changed in the revised Paleo Diet for Athletes

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Questions from An Athlete Dealing with G.I. Inflammation

Read questions about the paleo diet from elite athletes. The Paleo Diet® offers the best in paleo diet news, paleo approved foods & paleo diet tips.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: My Coach Advises I Consume Milk

Dr. Cordain explains The Paleo Diet® stance on milk, particularly related to athletes, and why.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Endurance Athlete's Secret Weapon: The Paleo Diet

"I lead the race the entire time, and won by 23 minutes! Running with a total of 850 calories of a fat/carb/protein blend" - Endurance Athlete, Adam Takacs

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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.