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Sodium

The electrolyte sodium is one of the most misunderstood nutrients. It is critical to survival and has an important relationship with potassium. While hunter-gatherers consumed 1,000mg or less per day, a typical modern diet often exceeds 3,000mg and is linked to almost all chronic inflammatory conditions including hypertension, heart disease, cancer and autoimmunity.

Is a carnivore-type diet the "real" Paleo diet? Dr. Paul Saladino interviews The Paleo Diet® Team

Dr. Saladino interviews Dr. Cordain, Trevor Connor, and Mark J. Smith to debate the composition of the "real" Paleo Diet.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
The Role of Sodium and Potassium in Our Diet

The question of how much salt we should eat has become one of the biggest debates in the Paleo community. Read the series to find out!

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Does a Low-Salt Diet Cause Insulin Resistance?

There’s a belief in the Paleo world that a low-salt diet leads to insulin resistance, but the science shows the exact opposite - a high-salt diet causes it.

By Trevor Connor, M.S.
The Sodium/Potassium Ratio and its Importance in Human Health
Evidence suggests that the sodium/potassium ratio in the Paleolithic diet is far more beneficial to human health when compared to a typical Western diet.
By Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.
What is Kimchi—and is it Paleo?
Kimchi is a Korean dish high in nutrient density and healthy probiotics. The issue is that it’s also high in salt. So, can it still fit in a Paleo Diet?
By Lauren Fellows
The Dangers of High Salt Diet: Impact on Autoimmunity

Our Paleo ancestors survived on a low salt diet. Today, it’s everywhere and nearly impossible to avoid. Discover the dangers of a high salt diet.

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Salt is a Killer Without Huge Intakes of Fruits and Veggies

Could sodium be compromising your health? Read more about the connection between sodium intake and the Paleo diet in a paper by the founder of The Paleo Diet, Dr. Loren Cordain.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
The Sodium to Potassium Ratio in Cheese: Clearly, a Non-Paleo Food

Dairy products, including cheese, are not allowed on The Paleo Diet. Here’s what you need to know about the dangers of consuming cheese.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Physiological Mechanisms: Underlying High Salt Diets and Cancer

Americans are consuming more salt than ever before – learn about the detrimental effects of too much sodium in today’s post. Keep up with The Paleo Diet for more information about Paleo foods.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
A Rare and Never Before Published Book Chapter Concerning Salt and Cancer

Read chapter two of Dr. Birger Jansson’s book linking sodium and cancer here on The Paleo Diet website. Keep up with our blog for Paleo recipes, news, and tips for Paleo lifestyles!

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Dietary Salt Impairs the Endothelial Glycocalyx: The Most Important Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor You May Never Have Heard About

Learn more about dietary salt & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about the paleo diet, paleo foods & health benefits today!

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Further Evidence Against a High Sodium Paleo Diet

Read more about high sodium Paleo Diets & health benefits. Read The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about the paleo diet, paleo foods & more today!

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
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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.