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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.
Protein, Fasting, and the mTOR Pathway

Over-eating, especially of protein, activates the mTOR pathway which some researchers associate with increased cancer risk and shortened lifespan. Balancing macronutrients, like protein, can be challenging, but by looking at our hunter-gatherer ancestors lifestyles we can see that fasting may be one way to help keep mTOR in check.

By David Whiteside
The Best Plant-Based Paleo Proteins

Interested in eating both vegetarian and Paleo? Here’s everything you need to know about proteins sourced from plants.

By Elisabeth Kwak
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
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
Archeological Breakthrough Indicates Hominin Predecessors Were Sophisticated Hunters

A new finding from archaeologist in Northeast Jordan show early hominins were predominantly vegetarian. Here’s what it means for a modern day Paleo Diet.

By Christopher Clark
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
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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.