The Paleo Diet® | The Paleo Diet® by Dr. Loren Cordain
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Feel Vibrant. Improve Health.

When others say "diet," they mean lose weight.

"Diet" to us, means a way of eating that results in gains. Strength gains, health gains. The stuff that helps you feel forever capable of doing what you want to do — and being who you want to be: parent, partner, friend, lover, team member, caretaker, human, etc.

That’s what makes The Paleo Diet different from any other diet:

it’s not just something to “go on,”
The Paleo Diet is something to live on.

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Groundbreaking Research Finds The Paleo Diet® Most Effective at Improving Markers of Chronic Illness

A recent meta-analysis shows the Paleo Diet is better than the Mediterranean and DASH diets for overall control of cholesterol, glycemic control, and inflammation.

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We’ve spent two years developing science-based standards for Paleo-Certified foods to clear up confusion in the marketplace and help make better nutrition more accessible.

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Who we are
Who we are

Our Core Team

While Dr. Loren Cordain is considered the originator of The Paleo Diet®, he emphasizes that he didn’t create it—nature did.

Now, three nutrition experts—Trevor Connor, Mark J. Smith, and Nell Stephenson—have taken the mantle to continue The Paleo Diet movement.

Meet the New Team
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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 J. 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.