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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
How to be Sun Safe and Still Get Enough Vitamin D

The Paleo Lifestyle involve much more than the foods you eat, it’s also about quality sleep, daily movement, and getting outdoors. While over sun exposure can be harmful, spending time in the sun also increases our body’s Vitamin D - so what’s the balance?

By Nell Stephenson
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
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: One of the Few Supplements Paleo Dieters May Require
The Paleo Diet helps individuals achieve almost all DRI’s recommended, however, Vitamin D is one exception. Not only do individuals need more sun exposure, but not all foods high in Vitamin D serve the body equally.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
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
How to Boost Your Immune System

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
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.
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
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.