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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.

Nell's Corner: Why “Game Changers” Needn’t Change Your Game
The recent Game Changers documentary has made many people consider veganism, but is it as simple a question as the movie makes it seem.
By Nell Stephenson
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
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.
What You Should and Should Not Eat on the Paleo Diet®
You’ve heard of the benefits of The Paleo Diet, but still don’t fully understand what it is. Or you’re looking for a simple guide to share with your family and friends who keep asking about it. Check out this simple guide to what you should eat and not eat on a Paleo Diet.
By Paul Vandyken
Beans and Legumes: Are they Paleo?
I was delighted to learn Dr. Oz was going to again feature The Paleo Diet, except expounding upon the health virtues of beans and legumes is unacceptable.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Charismatic Paleo Bloggers: Rigorous Caution Required
Paleo bloggers utter just about anything about contemporary Paleo diets. Objectivity optional, biases common. What to look for and who to trust in Paleo...
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
New studies on salt: Adverse influence upon immunity, inflammation and autoimmunity
The most scientifically valid study in humans has demonstrated that a high salt diet promotes chronic inflammation and adversely affects the immune system.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Fish Roe and Caviar: Paleo? Yes and No
Fish roe is considered a delicacy in most cultures and societies outside of the U.S. Is it acceptable to eat fish roe or caviar when following a Paleo diet?
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Habitual Marijuana Use and the Paleo Diet: What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been
What are the physiological ramifications of regular pot smoking or ingestion of marijuana upon your health and well being while following a Paleo Diet?
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Artificial Sweeteners: Agents of Insulin Resistance, Obesity and Disease
It’s pretty clear that if we follow the example of our hunter gatherer ancestors, artificial sweeteners should not be part of contemporary Paleo diets.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Millet: A Gluten-Free Grain You Should Avoid
Gluten conscious consumers frequently replace wheat, rye and barley with gluten-free grains like millet and oats in the mistaken belief they are harmless.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
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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.