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Is It Paleo?

The Paleo Diet® comes down to a simple idea—eat lots of fruits, vegetables, fish, lean meats, and nuts and eggs sparingly. However, it becomes a little more complicated when you start getting into particular foods that don't fit nicely into a category, or that you really like. Let us walk you through which foods you should and shouldn't eat.

Are Natural Sugars Paleo?
Raw honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and stevia are all considered natural sugars, but being”natural” doesn’t necessarily mean Paleo. See where these sweeteners belong in a true Paleo Diet.
By Megan Patiry
Are Nightshades Paleo? And How to Tell If You Have a Sensitivity
Nightshade vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes contain specific compounds that can cause irritation in your gut. If you know what symptoms to look for and how to prepare nightshades before consuming, however, you may stay in the clear.
By Megan Patiry
What You Should and Should Not Eat on The Paleo Diet®
If you've heard of The Paleo Diet, but don't know where to start check out our simple guide to what you should and should not eat on The Paleo Diet.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
What Science Really Says About Eggs and Heart Disease
Are eggs good for you, how often should you eat eggs, and are eggs Paleo are just some of the controversial questions surrounding this protein source.
By Aimee McNew
Fiery Hot Sauces: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Hot sauces get their heat from capsaicin in peppers native to Mexico. They're an evolutionary new addition to our diet, but are they Paleo and healthy?
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Capers, a Paleo Condiment
In today's post, the experts from The Paleo Diet explain why you should pass on canned capers. Follow The Paleo Diet's blog for Paleo meal plans, easy Paleo recipes, and more!
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
The Sodium to Potassium Ratio in Cheese: Clearly, a Non-Paleo Food
Finding a definitive Paleo diet food list can be difficult, but we're here to provide you with the information you need to know about cheese. Follow our blog for Paleo recipes, tips, and more!
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Why Olives Are Not Paleo, But Olive Oil Is
Learn whether or not olives are considered to be a Paleo food. Visit The Paleo Diet® website for Paleo recipes, Paleo Diet guidelines, tips & more today!
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Bill Nye – The Science Guy?
Does Bill Nye's recent criticism of Paleo lifestyles and diets hold scientific weight? Read why the research doesn't back his claims, and keep up with our blog for the latest Paleo news!
By Trevor Connor, M.S.
Physiological Mechanisms: Underlying High Salt Diets and Cancer
Americans are consuming more salt than ever before – learn about the detrimental effects of too much sodium in today's post. Keep up with The Paleo Diet for more information about Paleo foods.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Processed, Cured and Smoked Meats: Definitely Not Paleo!
Learn if processed, cured & smoked meats are paleo. Read The Paleo Diet® blog to read more about the paleo diet, paleo diet recipes & meal plans.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Happy Valentine’s Day: Enjoy Your Dark Chocolate Treats
Learn how to enjoy Valentine's Day The Paleo Diet way. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about the paleo diet, recipes, weight-loss & more!
By Kyle Cordain
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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 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.