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The Paleo Diet® Monthly Digest – May 2017: Published After Twenty Years

By The Paleo Diet Team
June 2, 2017

Welcome readers to The Paleo Diet’s May digest!

This month we cover a variety of topics from getting ready for the summer beach season, to recent research showing why eggs might actually be a good way to start your day; despite the bad press they’ve received.

But most important in May was the posting of a never-before-published book chapter by Binger Jansson, PhD, a respected colleague of Dr Cordain’s. Jannson’s life work was on salt and cancer. And even back in 1997 when he wrote his book, the scientific evidence was painting a clear picture. We’re excited that Jansson’s colleagues agreed the chapter should be published first on The Paleo Diet website!

In addition to these exciting posts, Jane Dizon debunks the biggest myths about the Paleo diet in her monthly infographic, Lorrie Cordain provides a few Paleo-friendly condiment recipes and Dr. Marc Bubbs writes about the impact of late-night eating on circadian rhythms. Forgoing that snack before bed may very well be one way to improve your health.

We hope you enjoy, and as always, thanks for reading!


A Rare and Never Before Published Book Chapter Concerning Salt and Cancer

By Loren Cordain, PhD, Professor Emeritus

For 20 years, a book linking sodium and cancer written by respected researcher Binger Jansson, PhD, has gone unread. A review copy was sent to Dr. Cordain just before Jansson passed away. For the first time, a portion of the book has been made available on The Paleo Diet website. You can read it here.

Other Articles for May

Debunking the Biggest Myths About the Paleo Diet

By Jane Dizon

Often the biggest challenge when addressing critics of the Paleo diet is not their criticisms, but their misunderstandings about the diet. There’s a lot of beliefs about The Paleo Diet that are just plain wrong. This month, Jane Dizon debunks some of the more commonly held myths.]

Nell’s Corner: Getting Beach Body Ready - Top Five Tips to Burn Fat

By Nell Stephenson, B.S.

The dreaded swimsuit season is upon us, and with it comes all those fad diets. If you want some sure-fire ways to burn fat the way our bodies were intended to, read more in Nell’s Corner this month.

Yes, Eggs Are High in Cholesterol, But Why Should We Care?

By Casey Thaler, B.A., NASM-CPT, FNS and Christopher James Clark, B.B.A.

Cholesterol has long been debated by health experts. Is it beneficial or detrimental? Because of this, eggs have been demonized as unhealthy. In this blog, Chris and Casey explore why eggs and other cholesterol-rich foods are actually good for your body.

Keep It Paleo – Condiment Recipes

By Lorrie Cordain

Finding healthy condiments to spice up our Paleo meals can be a nearly impossible challenge. In May’s recipe piece, Lorrie offers some homemade solutions that will allow you to include those much loved condiments in your Paleo Diet without cheating.

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Circadian Rhythm and Late-Night Eating – An Ancestral Perspective

By Marc Bubs, ND, CISSN, CSCS

Have you heard of the term "Circadian rhythms?" It has a lot to do with your internal clock, and there is a connection to late night eating and your health if your rhythms are off.

As always, our team appreciates your support for The Paleo Diet. We look forward to and encourage your feedback on our website and Facebook!

The Paleo Diet Team

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