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Protein

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.

Looking to Lose Weight? Pay Attention to the Thermic Effect of Foods

If you’re looking to lose weight, consider the thermic effect of macronutrients for efficient calorie burn.

By Bill Manci
Protein: Is It Bad for Your Gut?

There is an ongoing debate in the nutrition world about protein’s effect on the gut. A healthy gut microbiome is critical to preventing disease and inflammation. Research shows protein actually improves gut health rather than harm it when combined with fiber.

By Robert Yang, M.S.
The Paleo Diet October 2020 Digest - Protein

October’s theme was centered around protein. We talk about the health risks of overconsuming protein and how to get enough protein from plant foods. We also discuss the in’s and outs of eggs.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Nell’s Corner: Three Protein Myths You Might Still Believe
We know we need protein, but things get confusing once we address how much we need and where we should be sourcing this important component of our diet. Read more for answers to common myths about protein.
By Nell Stephenson
Battle of the Proteins: Comparing Plant and Animal Sources
Is the quality of plant protein comparable to animal protein? By looking at protein sources’ amino acid profile and bioavailability we can determine that animal proteins provide significantly better nutrition than other sources.
By Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.
Creatine for Athletic Performance and Health

What are the best sources of creatine and does the Paleo diet adequately provide you with enough so you can perform at your best and not supplement?

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Eat More Protein for Better Health

Protein is essential to overall health and wellness, weight loss, and athletic performance. A Paleo diet is naturally high in protein and low in sodium.

By Casey Thaler
New Research Highlights Health Benefits of High Protein Diets

By following a Paleo diet, which of course eliminates refined sugar and cereals, you’ll naturally be consuming what’s considered to be a high protein diet.

By Christopher Clark
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 3

A high protein diet actually reduces the risk of many diseases.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 2

The typical hunter-gatherer diet was high in protein.

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.
Milk Allergies and The Paleo Diet

Brazilian cattle breeders claim is based on data that BCM-7 alone would be the "villain" in milk, but milk allergies are a multifactorial health problem.

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.