Kyle Cordain, B.A.

About Kyle Cordain, B.A.

Kyle Cordain is a recent graduate (B.A.) of Colorado State University with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability. His research focus has emphasized past and present indigenous peoples, human ecology, and archaeology. Kyle is a native to Colorado and enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, fishing, and camping. In his free time he prefers to play guitar and listen to music.

Happy Valentine’s Day: Enjoy Your Dark Chocolate Treats

On February 14th, 2017 millions of people across the globe will indulge in various chocolate assortments of all flavors, textures, shapes, and sizes. Most people following the Paleo lifestyle will feel obligated to avoid partaking in the widespread chocolate consumption, and with good reason. The average milk chocolate bar you see while strolling the aisles of your local grocery store typically contains little cacao or cocoa based ingredients and proportionately higher quantities of sugar, milk, lactose, soy, preservatives, and other non-paleo ingredients. These types of chocolate bars should definitely be avoided. The primary motive for consuming chocolate, while following a

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Stress: Modern Lifestyle Factors in Opposition to Human Evolution

The majority of people visiting this website likely do so because they live in a technologically advanced western society that allows and encourages them to own a computer, smart phone, or other internet compatible device. In an era of what seems like limitless technological growth and information access, it can be difficult to slow down and consider that many of the present-day cultural and technological attributes of modern western society are a very recent phenomenon and were unheard of for the majority of human evolution. Rapid technological advancement and the demand for a faster paced lifestyle within our society has

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Keeping Your Next Backpacking Trip Paleo

Planning a four to five-day backpacking trip? Want to keep up your Paleo lifestyle while you’re out there? Below are some tips and ideas for staying Paleo while out backpacking on your next adventure. Any good backpacking enthusiasts will tell you that the focus should be on foods that are lightweight and calorically dense. After all, it makes sense to carry the least weight possible in your pack for a multiple day excursion in order to minimize total energy expenditure and the strain on your back. Most non-paleo backpacking enthusiasts advocate grain/carbohydrate rich foods. Pasta, granolas, and other grain-based foods

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Zzzzz… Paleo Sleeping Surfaces

For most people, seeking better health and well-being through a Paleo lifestyle is purely a dietary choice. However, some of the more curious and adventurous spirits out there are willing to experiment with other aspects of their life for further health gains.  An often overlooked, but certainly important aspect of leading a Paleo lifestyle is sleep quality. Our Paleo ancestors certainly didn’t have cushioned king mattresses or posturepedic comfort foam. They slept on a variety of surfaces that sometimes had more to do with what was available. But the question is whether mattresses are a truly welcome advance or if

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The Intrinsic Variation in Hunter-Gatherer Diets: Why there is no one “ideal” Paleo diet

Ever since the recent growth in the Paleo movement, there has been a great deal of debate surrounding the topic of what an “ideal” Paleo diet should consist of.  Many have debated both the various foods we should eat and the nutrient balance. But the truth is, there simply is no “ideal” or “exact” Paleo diet. Indeed, there are general guidelines to adhere to when embarking on a Paleo diet but they are mostly about what to omit – Neolithic foods such as dairy, grains, sugars, legumes, vegetable oils, and processed foods. If we look at recent and contemporary hunter-gatherer

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Seasonal Allergy Suppression Through Diet

Achoo! Achoo! Achoo! You or someone close to you might be all too familiar with the chronic sneezing that often accompanies allergic rhinitis or hay fever – otherwise known as seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergy sufferers can experience a multitude of symptoms such as a stuffy or runny nose, watery or itchy eyes, coughing, throat irritation, and in extreme cases sufferers will break out in hives. An allergic reaction occurs when your body misidentifies a normally benign substance like pollen as a threat. Over the course of the year, approximately 10-30% of the global population experiences seasonal allergies, and that percentage

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Why You Should Opt for Grass-Fed Beef

  A fan of The Paleo Diet lifestyle recently sent our team the following question: Where can I find research that will show how the properties of grain accumulate in the beef that we eat, that has been feed grains and soy? Or is it that the beef just has a lower omega 3 ratio? Does that make grass feed beef healthier to eat?   Grass- vs. grain-fed beef has been the subject of considerable debate in the Paleo community ever since the recent growth of the ancestral-based health movement1. Issues surrounding the debate have been centered on health ramifications,

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Zinc: Optimum Intake and Sources for the Paleo Lifestyle

Zinc! It’s the essential mineral that’s praised by many advocates involved in the Paleo community. Most people generally recognize zinc for its reputation as a potent cold and flu virus prevention solution, but its numerous benefits also extend beyond its role as an immunity-boosting mineral. Ensuring adequate zinc intake in one’s diet is absolutely necessary for achieving long term health goals while following an ancestral eating plan. Zinc is essential for maintaining numerous physiological functions within the human body including tissue and epithelial integrity, immune system regulation, cellular growth, gut health, and inflammation suppression. The current USA government’s recommended daily

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