New Diabetes Study: Nutritional Researchers Still Divided on Diet-Based Approaches Part 1

Paleo dieters often wonder when the rest of the world will catch up. Most of all, they wonder when mainstream nutritional science will finally validate what they experience every day: safe and natural weight loss; freedom from chronic illness; vibrant energy all day long. But mainstream nutritional researchers remain divided on basic diet and health issues and many factors inhibit progress—especially toward understanding non-conventional approaches like Paleo. Freighted with years of conventional wisdom, torn by conflicting agendas, and (like scientists in all disciplines) too frequently impervious to new ideas, these savants often run in place. Covering new ground sometimes only

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Paleo Carbs for a Healthy Diet

Clinical research studies have helped us to better understand the impact of diet on human health. Research studies comparing low-carb to low-fat diets have become more specific and selective in how they measure outcomes. Lowering HbA1C is the standard for studies involving people with Type 2 diabetes, and lipid levels such as HDL are markers for heart disease prevention. Markers for inflammation can be used to predict decreases in cardiovascular diseases and some cancers. While many are primarily interested in the weight loss advantages of a low-carb diet, weight loss is not always the only measure of good health. Markers

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Paleo vs Keto: Choosing the Diet for You

Both the keto diet and the paleo diet are all the rage right now, with many people choosing one or the other in an effort to change their eating habits, get healthier, and be better able to enjoy their lives. For many people, however, it can be difficult or even confusing to understand the differences between the two and how to manipulate their eating habits in order to achieve their goals. If you’re thinking about a drastic lifestyle change, consider how going paleo compares to going keto–and how those dietary changes can impact your life. The Similarities Both the keto

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Salt is a Killer Without Huge Intakes of Fruits and Veggies

Dear Paleo Diet Faithful, Below is the citation, abstract and PDF link to a scientific paper my colleagues and I just published regarding the dietary sodium/potassium ratio and how these essential minerals influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.  This paper represents the most comprehensive scientific international review of the topic to date.  Do yourself or your loved ones a favor by reading it.  To Your Health, Loren Cordain, Ph.D.” Link to Paper Sebastian A, Cordain L, Frassetto L, Banerjeed T, Morris RC.  Postulating the major environmental condition resulting in the expression of essential hypertension and its associated cardiovascular diseases: Dietary imprudence in daily selection of foods in respect

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An Outsider’s View of The Paleo Diet® Movement

Focus of this article Agreeing on the meaning of words is very important so that we all know what we are talking about when we communicate. It seems to me that the Paleo-nutrition movement is lacking in this regard, because the “Paleo” nutrition concept has been hijacked and excessively commercialized by non-scientist marketers. This article represents an outsider’s view of Paleo-nutrition.   My background and view-point I met Dr. Cordain in 2001, prior to the release of his first book, The Paleo Diet. A friend forwarded me two of his early articles: Cordain L et al. Modulation of immune function

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5 Paleo After-School Snacks

Following the Paleo diet is beneficial for the whole family. Even the youngest of children can benefit not only from the health benefits of cleaner eating, but also by establishing good eating habits that will last as they grow older. During the school year, children come home ready to eat, and they want something quick. Unfortunately, the vast majority of after-school snacks are filled with sugar, carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats or oils. A great alternative to this is to make your own snacks ahead of time. Use Ziploc baggies or small square containers to create single servings. To begin preparing

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Eating For Endurance

If you’re an endurance athlete and you’re reading this post on the Paleo Diet site, then you’re well aware of the misinformation that is still being spoon fed to us in terms of how we need to be eating to fuel those long hours in the water, on the bike or on the trails. Just recently, I happened upon a notice from a local triathlon club announcing a dinner they were going to offer the night before a race: “Reminder!  Free pasta feed for local members this Friday night in Los Angeles. All are invited, along with family and friends,

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Ask Dr. Cordain and The Paleo Diet Team

10/3/2018 Update: Thanks to everyone that participated in our first Facebook Live event. Stay tuned for our next Facebook Live event in the near future! Here’s the video recap of our Q&A: ============================================================ Have you ever wanted to ask Dr. Cordain your questions about the Paleo Diet in person? On September 27th at 9am MST you can through Facebook Live! Go to our Facebook page: from 9am to 10am MST when Dr. Cordain, along with the rest of the Paleo Diet editorial board – Mark J.Smith, PhD and Trevor Connor, MS – will be available to answer your questions and talk with you

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Enjoy Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables With Paleo Summer Foods

Are you ready to enjoy the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables while keeping to the paleo diet? Not a problem! This time of year, farmers’ markets and grocery stores are overflowing with fresh, organic, and often locally sourced produce. If you’re new to the paleo diet, then you may be feeling torn about wanting to enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables while wanting to stick with the protocol, but guess what? Nearly all fresh fruits and vegetables are paleo-friendly! Our Favorite Seasonal Summer Vegetables Bell Peppers Sweet, red bell peppers are a treat in the summer. Whether sliced up raw

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Sun Safety, Vitamin D, and Paleo

If you’re following an authentic, modern-day Paleo lifestyle, then you’re well aware that the lifestyle involves much more than what you’re eating. While mimicking what our ancestors ate (incidentally, we don’t even have to go as far back as our ancestors; let’s even take a cue from our grandparents) is indeed the foundation of creating a plan designed to achieve optimal health and performance, there are other aspects of our day to day regimen that are also important. You’re moving your body. You’re spending at least a little time with your feet on the bare earth and you’re allowing for

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