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Calcium

Calcium is an essential nutrient and the most abundant mineral in our bodies. Most calcium is found in our bones, but it also serves a critical function in muscle and nerve function. On the Paleo Diet, calcium is the only essential nutrient whose recommended daily allowance is not met. Interestingly, there are proven health consequences of calcium overconsumption, and that has been linked to the rapid rise in heart disease in women.

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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

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Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

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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.