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Sustainability

When it comes to leaving a healthy planet for our grandkids to enjoy, one of the most important choices we can make, on a daily basis, is to carefully select the foods we eat based on the ways in which they are grown or raised. Bland feedlot beef from animals filled with antibiotics and growth hormones, factory-raised chickens, genetically modified crops drenched with chemicals, and fruit selected for its size rather than its nutrient density are the consequence of poor industrial agricultural practices. At The Paleo Diet, we encourage everyone to choose a healthier, more sustainable diet by selecting grass-fed, free-range meats, local, organic fruits and vegetables, and thoughtfully harvested seafood.

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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.