The Paleo Diet Team

About The Paleo Diet Team

The 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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Stay Roasted . . .

Coffee isn’t Paleo. However, it is a beverage that frequently even diehard Paleo-followers do not want to remove from their daily routine. Many of us are going to consume it regardless of whether there are any health benefits or not. Well the good news is that there is now a significant body of recent research on coffee indicating that any negatives may well be outweighed by positives creating a potential zero sum scenario. And as we wrote about recently, for some the benefits may even tip the scales. Of course, there’s a great deal of individual variability so everyone should

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The Paleo Diet December Digest – A Small but Important Month

During December, we put time into bringing you just a few important pieces to both give you what we feel is the best advice on controversial topics and to help you start 2017 out on the right foot. First, let’s address some conflicting recommendations you may be reading. The rise in the number of Paleo diet websites and blogs is a great thing for the exposure of the diet and to hopefully help more people live a healthier life. However, it comes at a cost. The amount of contradictory and sometimes plain wrong information is also on the rise. So,

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The Paleo Diet November Digest – What We Love

It seems that every month lately, here at, we’ve had a big debate (like the question of nutrient density), surprising news (such as the scientific misdirection by the sugar industry,) and a whole variety of nutritional controversies. For a diet about eating lots of fresh veggies, fruit, and natural meats, we seem to have our fair share of drama. Lately, it feels like we’re a step away from pile-driving our kids’ kindergarten teacher for telling them to eat their carrots. So, here at the Paleo Diet Editorial Board, we were all too happy to spend November getting back to

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November Series: Ketogenic Diets

If you’re part of the Paleo world long enough, it’s nearly impossible to avoid hearing terms like ketosis, ketones, and ketogenic being tossed around. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find out these terms frequently revolve around diets that are very high in fat and low in carbohydrates. A concept that has been part of the mainstream conscious since Dr Atkin’s New Diet Revolution gained mass popularity around the turn of the Century. But the Atkins diet is just one form of low-carbohydrate diet. When a diet drops below 100g of carbohydrates per day and particularly below 50g per day,

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The Paleo Diet October Digest – Surviving the Debates

What a month it’s been! Likely few of us escaped the controversies and daily scandals of this unique election season. Sure, we’re a nutrition website, but after watching a few of those debates and news feeds, it was hard not to reach for the box of cookies hidden at the back of the cabinet. This month at, we had our own share of debates and October surprises. We debated critics in the nutrition community over nutrient density. We shared with you shocking new research on the sugar industry and how it paid to shape the direction of our nutrition

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A Critic Shares Her Perspective on Nutrient Density and Other Concerns with the Paleo Diet

[Part Two in our Series on Why the Paleo Diet is a Nutrient Dense Diet] An Interview with: Caroline Apovian, Ph.D., Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center This spring, the results of a two-year study comparing the effects of a Paleo diet to a low-fat diet in postmenopausal  women were presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston.1 The yet to be published study found that an ad libitum Paleo diet was effective for weight loss and produced a better lipid profile among the 70 participants randomized to the Paleo diet

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October Series: Nutrient Density and the Paleo Diet

It’s hard not to feel pretty satisfied when you hit a homerun in a debate. But sometimes, you hear an argument so many times that even if you can hit it out of the park, you get tired of repeating the same old counterpoints. That seems to be the case with the Paleo diet and nutrient density. How often have do we read or hear someone claim that “by eliminating several food groups, the Paleo diet prevents dieters from getting the critical nutrients they need.” It was the main argument used in the US News and World Report’s Best Diet

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Loren Cordain, Ph.D discusses Paleo on “That Paleo Diet Show”

Loren Cordain, Ph.D. joins Brett on That Paleo Show to discuss the latest developments in Paleo and to clarify some common misconceptions. Stream the podcast below and visit That Paleo Show for more information. Check back soon for Mark Smith’s That Paleo Show podcast soon!

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October: Your Top Eight Comments

A big part of what drives this website is the great reader feedback, questions, and comments you give us. We want you to know we’re listening and even use your feedback to drive our future topics. Please enjoy a few recent comments that really grabbed our attention and our responses: 1. A READER QUESTIONS USING BMI AS A MARKER OF BODY COMPOSITION IN THE PALEOLITHIC Article: Obesity in the Paleolithic: The Odd Case of the Venus Figurines Trbobtch on August 3, 2016 writes: I have to say, I am really surprised you chose to use BMI info. I’ve seen enough

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