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 directly through the our Facebook Live feed.

This is our first time trying Facebook Live at the The Paleo Diet, but we’re excited to have this opportunity to talk directly with you our readers about all things Paleo. So please come and join us! If the response is strong enough, we’ll make this a regular offering for you our readers!

About The Paleo Diet Team

The Paleo Diet TeamThe Paleo Diet, the world’s healthiest diet, is based upon the fundamental concept that the optimal diet is the one to which we are genetically adapted. The therapeutic effect of The Paleo Diet is supported by both randomized controlled human trials and real-life success stories.

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  1. I’m a vegetarian and been paleo for 6 weeks. I drink a protein drink from Garden of Life Sport version. Will drinking 100 grams of this protein be very similar to eating meat. I’ve been vegetarian for 34 years and just can’t bring myself to eating meat but I’m very serious about eating paleo as best I can! Thank you for your help!!

    • Hi Craig, thanks for your question! The short answer is that no it’s not the same unfortunately. There’s more to it than just getting the protein or more appropriately, the amino acids. There are a lot of micronutrients that we get from eating meats that are very hard to get from other sources such as B12 and B6 and heme iron. It’s good you’re being careful and looking for the highest quality vegetarian protein sources. That will help you. Dr Cordain has already covered it on the website, but we do not believe that a vegetarian diet is as healthy as an omnivorous diet (that still contains a lot of healthy fruits and vegetables.) However, we know many of you do it for other reasons including ethical and sustainability reasons. I personally admire that.

      • On top of that, red meat contains many other nutrients such as creatine, CLA, vitamin K2, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, L-carnitine, carnosine, taurine, beta-alalnine, omega 3, omega 6 (AA), iron all of which help with improving health and building muslce.

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