The Paleo Diet Explained and Much More

In this episode we are going to explain the Paleo diet and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle for better health. Our guest will be Dr. Loren Cordain, author of 'The Paleo Diet', and other books about this exciting way of eating and living for optimal health.


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/06/2015 -- Dr. Loren Cordain is 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 Diets for contemporary people has appeared in the world's top scientific journals including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the British Journal of Nutrition, and the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, among others. He is also on the Advisory Board of Paleo Magazine the first, and only, print magazine dedicated to the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and ancestral health.

Dr. Loren Cordain's popular book, The Paleo Diet, has been widely acclaimed in both the scientific and lay communities and was fully revised in 2010. His next book, The Paleo Diet for Athletes, published in October 2005, discusses how the Paleo Diet can be modified for the high performance endurance athlete and lead to improved health and performance. His next book, The Dietary Cure for Acne, is available in paperback and as an instant download ebook. The Paleo Diet Cookbook was published in 2010 and became an instant bestseller. His most recent book, The Paleo Answer, was released in December 2011, and represents a sequel to The Revised Paleo Diet. Dr. Loren Cordain is the recipient of the Scholarly Excellence award at Colorado State University for his contributions into understanding optimal human nutrition.

Dr. Loren Cordain first became interested in nutrition during his childhood, from his mother encouraging him to eat his fruits and veggies and from his father giving him books about Stone Age people and how they lived off the land from wild plants and animals. In the late '60s and early '70s, he was involved in intercollegiate athletics and became more interested in diets that could improve his performance. He read a wide variety of popular, and now classic, health books on vegetarian dieting such as Frances Moore Lappe's book, Diet for a Small Planet, and books by Norman Walker, Paavo Airola, and others.

Later, as a graduate student at the University of Nevada-Reno, and as a doctoral student at the University of Utah, he became involved in research involving body fat measurements. As a young professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain initiated a wide variety of research projects involving diet and athletic performance with the help of his graduate students. He was introduced to the Paleo Diet concept in about 1987 when he read Dr. Boyd Eaton's seminal New England Journal of Medicine paper, "Paleolithic Nutrition." It made perfect sense to him at the time, and he voraciously read everything he could about the concept and related topics. A number of years later, he gave Dr. Eaton a call and invited him to speak at Colorado State University. They hit it off after their meeting, began writing together, and the rest can be found in the scientific literature.

About Dr. Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain received his Ph.D. in Health from the University of Utah in 1981, his master's in physical education from the University of Nevada-Reno in 1978, and his bachelor's in health sciences from Pacific University in 1974. He was a professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University from 1982 – 2013. Dr. Loren Cordain is married to Lorrie Cordain, together they have three sons.