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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to a collection of often related diseases that affect the cardiovascular system. They include heart and blood vessel disease, heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm), and heart valve problems.

The effects of salt substitute on community-wide blood pressure and hypertension
A high-salt diet contributes to hypertension or high blood pressure, but did you know that increasing potassium in your diet can offset some of the effects
By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Recent research study challenges the Paleolithic diet’s benefit on gut and cardiovascular health and adds that whole grain sources may be required
A recent study from Australia found the Paleo Diet raises TMAO, but Mark J. Smith show that there may be more politics than results in the study
By Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.
Eat Saint Louis Style Pork Ribs, and Reduce your Risk for Heart Disease, Osteoporosis and Other Chronic Diseases
St. Louis style pork ribs come from the healthiest part of the pig. Dr. Cordain of The Paleo Diet explains why their high menaquinone content may help your health in today's entry.
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.
Dietary Salt Impairs the Endothelial Glycocalyx: The Most Important Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor You May Never Have Heard About
Learn more about dietary salt & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about the paleo diet, paleo foods & health benefits today!
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
The Sea Salt Controversy - Is it healthy to add salt?
The paleosphere has jumped on the notion that added salt is healthy based on research showing a J-shaped relationship. Learn why there were major flaws in this research and why a high-salt diet is not Paleo
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 3
There is now a large body of evidence demonstrating that a high protein diet, much like a Paleo Diet, reduces the risk for a variety of diseases.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 3
You don’t have to look any further than the ADA’s or the USDA’s recommendations on vegetarian diets to discover their additional nutrient shortcomings.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 2
Vitamin B12 deficiencies caused by vegetarian or vegan diets are devastating to infants and pregnant women. Learn why a Paleo Diet is optimal for pregnancy.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 1
Dr. Cordain discusses the ramifications of following a vegetarian or vegan diet and subsequent devastating effects. Follow a Paleo Diet for optimal health.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Eggs, cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease
What does the research say about dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular disease? Are eggs really a cause of many of our health woes?
By Casey Thaler
Healthy aging: heart disease, stress, and nanoparticles
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick proposes that arterial plaques result from endothelial dysfunction brought on by stress. Read more about his research at The Paleo Diet®.
By David Whiteside
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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.