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Mental Health

The Paleo Diet® supports brain and gut health. Eating anti-inflammatory foods, regular exercise and mediation reduce stress and support mental health.

How to Support Your Mental Health During a Weight-Loss Journey

We offer several tips to help you live a healthier, happier life, one in which self-care is as important as losing weight.

By Emily Rumsey
Hold That Paleo Line: Checking Labels? Reading Health Blogs? Going Organic? That Doesn’t Mean You’re ORTHOREXIC

Checking labels, reading health blogs, and going organic don’t imply that you’re orthorexic. Learn more about this new health concern in today’s post from the experts at The Paleo Diet.

By David Whiteside
Coffee Drinking Revisited: It’s not Paleo, but are there any therapeutic benefits?

Learn more about the paleo diet & coffee. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about the paleo diet, paleo recipes, food lists & more today!

By Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.
Stress: Modern Lifestyle Factors in Opposition to Human Evolution
Learn more about the modern lifestyle & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog for more paleo diet information including recipes & articles today!
By Kyle Cordain
New Study: Sugar Industry Downplayed the Impact of Sugar On Heart Disease for Decades
A newly published study revealed that in 1960 the sugar industry paid three top scientists from Harvard University to downplay the impact of sugar in the development of coronary heart disease.
By Casey Thaler
Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and the Gut Microbiome

With 30 million people in the US suffering from eating disorders, what can we tell from the gut microbial populations and what role does diet play?

By Casey Thaler
Quit Getting Tricked Into Sugar

Corporate food giants are spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year to get you hooked on sugar. How can you be proactive and quit sugar for good?

By Casey Thaler
Could Dopamine Be the Key to Health and Happiness?

Studies found that certain neurotransmitters in the brain, like dopamine, are key to your happiness. Find out which Paleo foods boost your dopamine levels.

By Dr. O. H. Okoye
Refined Carbohydrates May Increase Your Risk of Depression

A recent study conducted at Columbia University showed consuming refined carbohydrates such as white bread and pasta increases the risk of depression.

By Dr. O. H. Okoye
The Reality of Food Addiction: Recharged

While some scientists are denying that food addiction exists, it’s obvious that overeating is a common problem. Learn how a Paleo diet can break the cycle.

By Casey Thaler
Is Distracted Eating Sabotaging Your Health?

Constantly being on the go and plugged in to technology influences your food choices. Can distracted eating ruin your health even if you’re eating Paleo?

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Meditation's Positive Change to Your Brain

If you haven’t already considered making meditation a part of your daily Paleo diet routine, I suggest you do so. Meditation has clear health benefits.

By Casey Thaler
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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.