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Folate

The fascinating thing about folate is that you likely won’t find it at the supplement store. Instead, you’ll find folic acid, which was invented in the 1940s; folic acid doesn’t exist in nature. Worse, folic acid has been associated with issues in pregnancy. To get real folate, eat your leafy greens, avocados, and organ meats.

Flour Fortification with Folic Acid: Good Idea or Bad Idea
FDA’s mandatory folic acid fortification program may be one of the worst blunders in the history of U.S. public health. Folic acid isn't a vitamin, it's a
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
The Dangers of Artificial Folic Acid
Learn about the dangers of artificial folic acid & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog for more paleo diet information, paleo recipes & more.
By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Folic Acid Folly
We've all been fooled into thinking we can get folic acid from food. Folic acid is a completely different compound than naturally occurring folate.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Treating Malaria with Diet
Malaria is one of the most deadly diseases on the planet. It's a life-threatening infection caused by a parasitic bite - can a Paleo Diet help aid recovery?
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vitamin and nutritional supplements increase chronic disease morbidity (incidence) and mortality (death)
Vitamin or mineral supplements are unnecessary when eating Paleo. Except for fish oil and vitamin D, supplement intake increases your risk of cancer and CVD.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Pregnancy and Folic Acid Supplementation
Women need adequate folate stores to prevent neural tube defects. Folate compromised women need to replace processed foods with leafy greens and organ meats
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Learn how to make our Paleo-friendly recipes for breakfast & lunch. Visit The Paleo Diet® website for the best Paleo dinner recipes, lunch recipes & more!
By The Paleo Diet Team
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.