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Zinc

The mineral zinc serves a variety of functions in the body. The most well-known is its critical role in maintaining the health of our immune systems. Zinc deficiency is characterized by frequent illness. It is very difficult to get sufficient zinc purely from plant sources, especially since phytates in some plant foods prevent zinc absorption.

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 3
You don’t have to look any further than the ADA’s or the USDA’s recommendations on vegetarian diets to discover their additional nutrient shortcomings.
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.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 1
Dr. Cordain discusses the ramifications of following a vegetarian or vegan diet and subsequent devastating effects. Follow a Paleo Diet for optimal health.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Zinc: Optimum Intake and Sources for the Paleo Lifestyle
Learn more about zinc and the paleo diet for a healthy lifestyle. The Paleo Diet® is your trusted source for quick paleo meals, paleo diet tips & more.
By Kyle Cordain
How Early Should Infants Eat Meat?
Compared to dairy- and cereal-based complementary diets, meat fares best for infants after six months of breastfeeding, making a Paleo diet the best choice.
By Christopher Clark
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
Fertility and Increasing Your Chances for Conception
One of the numerous benefits from switching to a Paleo Diet is greatly improving yours and your partners chance for conception, pregnancy and a healthy baby
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Impetigo Or Acne
Learn if its impetigo or acne. Visit The Paleo Diet® blog for the latest Paleo recipes, Paleo Diet tips, the latest news, books & more. Browse today!
By The Paleo Diet Team
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.