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Paleo 101

Take the first step towards optimal health! Learn key concepts from the founders of The Paleo Diet.
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For the past 20 years, Dr. Loren Cordain has been a pioneer of healthy nutrition, showing millions a healthier way to eat. Now—as Dr. Cordain’s new team at The Paleo Diet—we’re creating new ways to help you pursue better health.

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To Eat or Not to Eat

The Paleo Diet consists of foods the human species evolved to eat - but not all foods are black and white.
Here's what you should and should not eat to stay healthy!

I Tried The Paleo Diet for Seven Days. Here's What Happened.
I Tried The Paleo Diet for Seven Days. Here's What Happened.

Try Our Seven-Day TruePaleo™ Challenge

I decided to go Paleo, cold turkey, for seven days - and you can too! Even after a short time I had lost weight and was sleeping better. If you're looking to improve your health and wellness, go Paleo!

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The Collection
The Collection

Discover the books that started the original Paleo movement

Gain a greater understanding of The Paleo Diet, and how you can use food to nourish and support your journey to better health.

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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.