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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.

Sea Salt: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Do contemporary Paleo Diets include sea salt and are there stark differences in its nutrition profile when compared to table salt?

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
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?

Capers are one of the most concentrated source of food antioxidants and polyphenolics, however, consumers almost always eat capers pickled. Now soaked in salt and vinegar, capers can be very unhealthy.

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.
Is Juicing Paleo?

Whether we're just running late and need a quick breakfast or think it will help with weight loss, we've all reached for a juice before. But is juicing really good for?

By Nell Stephenson
Is Camel’s Milk Paleo?

Is camel's milk Paleo? Let's look at how it compares to cow's milk to see if it would cause the same health problems or if it could be beneficial.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Did Our Paleolithic Ancestors Eat Oats? National Geographic Asks.

The debate if our Paleolithic ancestors consumed oats continues to grow. Find out how their inability to produce fire makes this impossible.

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.
How Paleo is Beer and Mead?

Is alcohol, or even specific types of alcohol Paleo? Are certain drinks better for you? Are any drinks in moderation allowed?

By Nell Stephenson
Gee, What's the Skinny on Ghee?

Many in the Paleo community use ghee for cooking despite the fact that it comes from dairy sources. The founder of the Paleo Diet answers the question: is ghee Paleo?

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.
Is Hemp Permitted on The Paleo Diet?

Protein accounted for 19–35% of hunter-gatherer's energy intake. Is hemp's amino acid profile comparable to other Paleo Diet protein sources?

By Stephanie Vuolo
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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.