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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.

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.
Coconut Crackdown: Friend or Foe

Coconut oil is high in in a saturated fat called lauric acid. Does this make coconut oil bad for you? Or can it be healthy with the right diet?

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Coffee: Is It Paleo?

Dr. Loren Cordain discusses the coffee as a plant and a stimulant to determine if it can be included on The Paleo Diet.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: Are Sprouted Legumes Paleo?

Are sprouted legumes considered Paleo? What about sprouted grains? Are they healthier if you're an athlete?

By Maelán Fontes, M.S.
Q&A: The Sprouted Grain Conundrum

Are grains included in the paleo diet? Read our article to learn more. The Paleo Diet® offers the latest in paleo diet news, paleo diet recipes & more.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: Is Quinoa Good For You?

Is quinoa the "super-food" it has recently been praised to be? What about quinoa's saponin content - can it negatively affect your health?

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: Is Maca Root Powder Paleo?

Does the maca root share all the same anti-nutritional properties of other brassicas and can you consume maca powder on The Paleo Diet?

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: Is Mesquite Bean Flour Arguably Paleo?

Mesquite is a different subfamily of the "legumes", and the food part derived from mesquite is not the seed, but rather the pulpy part of the pod wall.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: Celtic Sea Salt (Sel Gris): Not Even a Pinch Paleo

“Celtic” sea salt, most commonly known as Sel gris or gray salt in French is harvested from seawater in the estuaries near the town of Guérande in France.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Habitual Marijuana Use and The Paleo Diet

Dr. Loren Cordain and Shelley Schlender talk about habitual marijuana use on The Paleo Diet®.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Q&A: Kefir Consumption Ill Founded at Best

Learn more about kefir consumption and if it is better than other dairy products?

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila... Primal!

Can you drink tequila on The Paleo Diet? Are any alcohols Paleo-friendly?

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.