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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.

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
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

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.
The Overkill Hypothesis: Why Eating Antelope is Preferable to 500 Squirrels

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.
Bad Breath or Body Odor? The Paleo Fix To ‘Turn Down The Stink’

Bad breath and body odor may be increased by the protein-heavy Paleo Diet. Beat the stink with these 5 Paleo tips.

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Paleo Detractors Half-Baked Criticisms

Public triumphs of Paleo Diet successes continue to threaten the antiquated low fat, high carbohydrate diets still officially endorsed by the government.

By Christopher Clark
Insectivory 101: The Intentional Eating of Insects

Insectivory: the intentional eating of insects, found in cultures worldwide and likely contributed essential nutrition to our ancestors throughout evolution

By William Lagakos, Ph.D.
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.