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Protein is one of three macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and fats. While the latter two are our primary sources of energy, proteins serve as the building blocks and signaling molecules of our bodies. While most people understand trans-fats are different from omega-3 fats and complex carbs are healthier than simple carbs, too often they assume all proteins are nutritionally the same.

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.
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 2
The typical hunter-gatherer diet would have been between 19 and 35% protein, which would be considered a high protein diet compared to current U.S. values.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 1
By examining the environment under which our genome arose, we are able to determine if high protein diets are helpful or detrimental to our health.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
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According to the Overkill Hypothesis, the Pleistocene humans hunted large mammals to extinction. Learn how protein toxicity could be the reason behind it.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
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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.