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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates, one of three macronutrients, are our primary source of rapid energy. All digestible carbs are made from three simple sugars—glucose, fructose, and galactose. Complex carbohydrates, found in vegetables and fruit, are long strings of sugars that break down slowly. Simple carbohydrates are made of just one or a few sugars and can have a dramatic impact on our blood sugar, insulin, and metabolic health if over-consumed.

How to Carb Cycle on Paleo

While The Paleo Diet doesn’t support a long-term keto diet, occasional carb-cycling can help optimize weight loss and metabolic flexibility.

By Betsy Schroeder
Healthy Aging: Study Shows High-Carbohydrate Diets Promote Dementia

Take a deep dive into research showing how eating a diet high in sugar can contribute to the onset of dementia and how a Paleo Diet can be protective

By David Whiteside
A new study details how our brains are wired to crave certain foods

Food, especially when it is highly processed or sweetened, can be as addictive as many drugs and almost as damaging to our bodies in the long run.

By Casey Thaler
Defeating the Afternoon Energy Slump for Good
Tired in the afternoon? Defeat the afternoon energy slump by understanding why it occurs and the Paleo foods you can eat to avoid it.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
How the Brain Senses Glucose - and Why
When it comes to brain fuel, glucose is king. Casey Thaler explains why that is and how Paleo eating will help you maintain optimal bloods sugar levels.
By Casey Thaler
The Biochemistry of Eating

Truly understanding our health means understanding how food impacts our biochemistry. Learn how both caffeine and sugar affect the biochemistry of health.

By Casey Thaler
Can the Ketogenic Diet Improve Cancer Therapy?

Ketogenic diets are becoming more and more popular – learn about the potential benefits of a ketogenic diet for cancer patients in today’s blog from The Paleo Diet.

By Christopher Clark
Does a Ketogenic Diet Extend Life Span?

Read more about a ketogenic diet & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about paleo foods, diet plans, paleo recipes & more today!

By Casey Thaler
How to Achieve Ketogenic Gains with The Paleo Diet

Learn how to achieve ketogenic gains with the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about paleo meal plans, food, recipes & more!

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
The Ketogenic Diet. Is it Paleo?

Read more about the ketogenic diet & find out if it is paleo. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog for more information about the paleo diet, recipes & more!

By Christopher Clark
New Study: Sugar Industry Downplayed the Impact of Sugar On Heart Disease for Decades

A newly published study revealed that in 1960 the sugar industry paid three top scientists from Harvard University to downplay the impact of sugar in the development of coronary heart disease.

By Casey Thaler
The Inuit and The Paleo Diet

New research shows nearly 100% of the Inuit have special gene mutations in fat metabolism vs 2% of Europeans. Does this mean you and Paleo don’t mesh?

By Casey Thaler
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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.