Dr Loren Cordain’s Interview on the Primal Blueprint Podcast

Listen to Dr Loren Cordain in his recent interview with Elle Russ on the Primal BluePrint Podcast. From the podcast: Elle Russ chats with Dr. Loren Cordain – the world’s foremost authority on the evolutionary basis of diet and disease. Featured on Dateline NBC, the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, Dr. Loren Cordain is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on the natural human diet of our Stone Age ancestors. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts, and his research into the health benefits of Stone Age

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Blogs by Loren Cordain, Featured, Amp-frontpage, Interviews

Recipe: Surf and Turf Paleo-Style

Nothing warms our souls while filling us up with a healthy dose of protein and spices than this delicious combination of sausage and clams. The cooking aromas alone will have your mouth watering in no time.  Pair it with some fresh greens and you’ve got the perfect meal, sure to please everyone at your table! Ingredients:  2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (for cooking sausage) 1/2 pound fresh Paleo friendly sausage* 1 large sweet onion, diced 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 cup fire roasted crushed tomatoes 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon crushed

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Featured, Amp-frontpage, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Seafood, Pork

Healthy Aging: popular nutritional science vs. (Paleolithic) common sense — which should you trust?

As we age, good health—or lack thereof—increasingly defines the remainder of our lives. What we eat or don’t eat is a big part of this. Wise food choices rely on accurate scientific information. But how reliable is the “food science” available to most of us?  We often look to popular media—which is full of spin, misinterpretation, or fumbled facts. And the science behind most print, TV, online or social media “info bites” is often itself sloppy and biased. Punching through this double layer of outdated preconceptions, misinformation, lazy science (and lazy reporting) isn’t easy. One answer is common-sense eating (like

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Featured, Amp-frontpage, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Politics

Nell’s Corner: How Healthy are Those Healthy Snacks?

Are Vegan, Nacho “Cheeze” Flavored, non-GMO, soy, dairy and nut-free, USDA Organic Certified kale chips all they’re cracked up to be? Gone are the days when the line between healthy and so unhealthy was a glaring red divide. Think back to a time when one might wander into any run of the mill grocery store and could either opt for one of two choices: Go down the into the small health food section(a concept I always found odd; if that was health food, what would the rest of the contents in the store be classified as anyway?) or produce section

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Featured, Nell’s Corner, Amp-frontpage, Paleo Diet Blog Articles

Start Your Day Off Right – Sweet Potato and Turkey Hash

Eating the way your Paleolithic ancestors did is an incredible way to cut the carbs and make sure you’re getting enough protein which is especially important if you’re trying to build muscle. The Paleo Diet® is a revolution in how we think about food and is helping thousands of people escape from the world of enriched flour and refined sugar that seems to have taken over modern eating habits. Whether you wake up ravenous or have trouble eating anything before 10 AM, this Paleo breakfast recipe is sure to please your palate and your stomach.   Ingredients (adjust for servings):

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Amp-frontpage, Breakfast, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Recipe Library

Rocky Mountain High Trout

Who says fishing for trout can only be done in the warmer months of the year?  In Colorado, home of The Paleo Diet®, there’s nothing better than a fresh catch at high altitude in the middle of winter! Check out the photo to the right of Kenny Cordain holding a 14.5-pound wild Mackinaw pulled up through two feet of ice from frozen alpine waters at 9000 feet. Worth all the effort for the high yield of multiple Omega-3 rich fillets to be enjoyed over the next few months.  Trout can be prepared and cooked using a variety of methods. One

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Featured, Digest, Amp-frontpage, Fish

Broiled Oysters Two Ways

Those fortunate to live near an ocean, will most likely be able to buy fresh oysters at local seafood markets. With a little shopping around, most people living inland are able to purchase these delicacies pretty easily as well. Even if the oysters you source are frozen, this recipe proves to be a great way to enjoy this nutrient packed treat. Cooked in the half shell or out, the results will be sure to delight the seafood lovers at your table. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the waves crashing on the beach! Ingredients: 6 large fresh raw

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Featured, Seafood

The Paleo Diet Community Supports One of Our Own

We were recently saddened to learn that our good friend, Eva Twardokens, was seriously injured in a small plane accident in Northern California.  “Eva T” is a former Olympic skier and incredible athlete who is passionate about The Paleo Diet and well known in the Paleo and Cross Fit communities.  Through coaching, speaking, and personal example, Eva has been an inspiration to all of us to work hard to reach our health, fitness and life goals. Our thoughts are with Eva as she begins the long road to recovery.  

Tagged with:
Posted in Digest, Amp-frontpage

Healthy Aging: Retire like a cave-person

The Paleo Diet® offers many benefits, but can it also save you money in retirement? It turns out good health really may be like money in the bank. At age 57, the tide of my health had receded—leaving me high and dry on Obesity Beach. Despite regular workouts and a “healthy” conventional low-fat, high-fiber diet, I was needlessly fat, hypercholesterolemic, pre-diabetic, constantly ill with colds, flu and digestive issues, always tired, and hungry. I just didn’t know any better. Increasingly paranoid about heart health, I’d run to the doctor (or even the hospital) at the slightest provocation. Then, by pure

Posted in Featured, Amp-frontpage, Paleo Diet Blog Articles

The Biochemistry of Eating

When it comes to humans, we’re all just victims of our own biochemistry. Our brains are controlled and ruled by chemicals – from what we eat; to how and when we sleep; even to who we choose as a life partner.[1] Biochemistry – or ‘biological chemistry’ – is concerned with all of the biochemical reactions which take place within our bodies and brains.[2] [3] This means that the simple act of eating a meal is actually composed of thousands of tiny reactions and interactions – on a biochemical level, at least.[4] [5] Biochemistry is important because it helps us better

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Digest, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Sugar

Poached Egg Breakfast Salad

What’s for breakfast? This is perhaps the number one question we get at The Paleo Diet® when a person is embarking on the Paleo lifestyle for the first time. For most, making the change from the typical breakfast fare of cereal, bread, pancakes, or granola is challenging and requires a significant change in one’s thinking.  The best advice we can offer is to focus on protein, greens and fruits. Time management in the morning can make getting a healthy breakfast on the table before running out the door to start your day, a daunting goal. We’ve found fast and easy

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Featured, Breakfast

Balancing Exercise and Illness: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Let’s explore two statements that even the most novice athlete, who’s ever been sick, will not find profound in any way: Exercise is productive and results in beneficial training adaptations. Conversely, illness is inflammatory and can interfere with our ability to train. What is profound is what’s hidden between the lines in those two statements. There’s a very important assumption that, consciously or unconsciously, many of us make – the immune system is independent from the processes in our body that produce training adaptations and inflammation interferes with those processes. In truth, that assumption is misplaced. Fighting illness and the

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Featured, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Athletes, Inflammation

Quick and Easy Paleo Ground Beef Recipe

While the Paleo diet often goes hand in hand with the slow-food movement, sometimes dinner simply needs to be fast and simple, while still packing a nutrient-dense punch. For times like these, we bring you a recipe that has few ingredients and is easy to customize. It even works if you’ve forgotten to thaw the meat ahead of time! Ground Beef with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Onions These are all ingredients readily available at farmer’s markets through the fall. We recommend grass-fed beef from a local farm specializing in rotational grazing and sustainable practices. Combine the beef with local, organic vegetables

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Featured, Beef

Stanford Study Supports Eating Healthy Fats

For years a debate has raged over whether a low-fat diet or a low-carbohydrate diet is better for health and weight loss. A few facts are already well established. For instance, eating too much saturated fat and trans fat can lead to clogged arteries and heart disease. Additionally, eating a diet high in refined carbs (sugars,) which can spike insulin in the body, should also be avoided. Stanford Study Tackles Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb A new study set out to settle the debate once and for all. Led by Christopher D. Gardner, director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Featured, Inflammation, Fatty Acids, Cardiovascular Disease

Another January, Another Paleo-Bashing Session… Or Was It?

This Year the Annual Diet Reviews Didn’t Have Their Usually Sharp Teeth Out for the Paleo Diet It’s January. Which means another flurry of online diet rankings and reviews. At the Paleo Diet®, we await them with the rapt anticipation of a school boy sweating his double-dare challenge punishment. You don’t know what it’s going to be. You just know it’s going to hurt. In a strange way, we came to wear our dead last ranking at US News & World Report as a badge of pride. Instead of discouraging paleo dieters, the ranking seemed to make them feel part

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Featured, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Paleo Basics, News

Affiliates and Credentials