noun_Search_345985 Created with Sketch.
noun_Search_345985 Created with Sketch.

The latest from The Paleo Diet®, just for you.

Hot topics, new recipes, and science

An Update on Dr. Douglas London’s Next Expedition to the Amazon

By Trevor Connor, M.S., CEO
April 11, 2020
https://thepaleodiet.imgix.net/images/London-2020-Update.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=clip&q=95&w=900 Juan Carlos visiting a Waorani village

In a recent interview, we spoke with Douglas London, Ph.D. about the remarkable research he’s conducted on one of the last remaining indigenous hunter-gatherer societies on earth—the Kawymeno, a subgroup of the Waorani, who live in the jungles of Ecuador.

What London discovered during his visits from 2009 to 2011 has revolutionized our understanding of the true hunter-gatherer diet and its remarkable effects on human health.

London is planning his next extended stay to continue his research of the Waorani’s diet and overall health. He was kind enough to send us this recent photo of his research assistant, Juan Carlos, who spent January 2020 visiting other Waorani villages in hopes of finding others interested in being part of London’s research.

We’ll continue to post updates on Dr. London’s current expedition. And as always, this type of research needs funding. If you are interested in connecting with Dr. London to contribute to his research, please contact us at expert@thepaleodiet.com and we’ll help you connect with him (email access isn’t a luxury he has often in the Amazon.)

Even More Articles For You

Autism, Autoimmune Disease, and Leaky Gut
Learn more about autism, autoimmune disease & leaky gut. Visit The Paleo Diet® website for Paleo Diet articles, news, Paleo recipes & more today!
By The Paleo Diet Team
A Critic Shares Her Perspective on Nutrient Density and Other Concerns with the Paleo Diet
Read about nutrient density & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog online to learn more about paleo foods, paleo recipes, diet plans & more!
By The Paleo Diet Team
Sustainable Eating for Sustainable Health
Can the same eating plan that supports the health of our planet also be the plan which supports our own health? Let us find out.
By Nell Stephenson
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.