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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.

Which Diet Best Supports Heart Health?

The American Heart Association (AHA) encourages a healthy diet to fight heart disease. Does the AHA diet promote heart health better than a Paleo diet?

By Christopher Clark
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.
US Government Poised to Drop Cholesterol Warnings?

After years of touting guidelines warning us not to eat eggs, animal fats, or other foods high in dietary cholesterol, the government may change its course.

By Christopher Clark
Top 10 Paleo Foods for Heart Health

The most important step you can take for a healthy heart is what you put on your plate. Add these ten foods to your Paleo diet menu to promote heart health.

By Nell Stephenson
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.
Why Lipoprotein Size Matters: National Cholesterol Conundrum

Dietary carbs like sugars and starches with high glycemic indexes, increase small-particle LDL. From a cholesterol perspective, these are foods to avoid.

By Christopher Clark
Podcast: Facing the Facts on Fat

Check out our article on facing the facts on fat. Visit The Paleo Diet® website for the best Paleo Diet dinner recipes, Paleo lunch recipes & more today!

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Testimonial: Cardiovascular Health and Cholesterol

A reader writes to Dr Cordain about his experience with the diet and how it has helped his cholesterol levels

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Q&A: Innuit Mummies and Cardiovascular Disease

Learn more about mummies & cardiovascular disease. Visit The Paleo Diet® website for the best Paleo recipes, Paleo Diet tips & guidelines today!

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
A Look at The McDougall Diet

Take a closer look at the McDougall Diet in this informative blog. The Paleo Diet® offers a variety of paleo diet recipes, paleo diet meal plans & more.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
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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 J. 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.