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Vitamin D

Despite the name, vitamin D isn’t a vitamin. It’s a hormone that’s produced in our skin through sun exposure. In modern times, living indoors and using sunscreen have prevented us from producing enough vitamin D naturally. This is one of the few nutrients we recommend supplementing.

How Vitamin D Helps Fight the Cold, Flu, and Other Viruses
If you keep getting sick and don’t know why, here’s how the underestimated sunshine vitamin can help boost immunity and fight viral infections.
By Aimee McNew
The Sun – Beyond Vitamin D (Part 1)
Learn more about the benefits of Vitamin D & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about paleo foods, paleo recipes & more!
By The Paleo Diet® Team
Vitamin D: One of the Few Supplements Paleo Dieters May Require
Learn more about The Paleo Diet & how a Vitamin D supplement can help. The Paleo Diet® is your source for paleo diet supplement news & paleo recipes.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 2
Vitamin B12 deficiencies caused by vegetarian or vegan diets are devastating to infants and pregnant women. Learn why a Paleo Diet is optimal for pregnancy.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Sun Safety, Vitamin D, and Paleo
Paleo lifestyles involve much more than the foods you eat. Learn about the importance of sun safety and the dangers of vitamin D deficiencies in today's post!
By Nell Stephenson
Calcium: A Team Sports View of Nutrition
We can't view calcium in isolation. It interacts with multiple other nutrients in our diet that all must be accounted for in order for calcium to play its crucial functions in our bodies.
By Christopher Clark
Vitamin D & Endurance Sport Performance
Learn more about Vitamin D & the paleo diet. The Paleo Diet® is your source for paleo supplement information, paleo diet tips, paleo recipes & more.
By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Reversing Nutritional Deficiencies by Eliminating Entire Food Groups
Are you hurting your health my eliminating entire food groups? But wait, haven't you been conditioned to do so from the beginning of time. Think again.
By Christopher Clark
Vitamin D and Omega-3 Supplements on The Paleo Diet
How important are vitamin D and omega-3 fats? Our hunter-gatherer ancestors didn't supplement with them, but does a Paleo diet sufficiently provide enough?
By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Carnitine Levels and Muscle Boosters 
Before heading to the vitamin shop to stock up on carnitine supplements, make sure your diet is a balanced Paleo approach including meat, fish, and poultry.
By Nell Stephenson
Do I Have To Brush and Floss On A Paleo Diet?
While a Paleo lifestyle can minimize tooth decay, toxins and stresses in the modern world require us to brush and floss on a Paleo diet at least once a day.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
Give Your Immune System A Paleo Boost
Winter is upon us and with it comes an increase in colds and flu. Give your immune system a boost with these Paleo foods to keep you healthy and happy.
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 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.