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what is the paleo diet

The idea of Paleo diet can be traced back to gastroenterologist Walter Voegtlin who wrote a book in 1975. This was further developed by Stanley Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner in 1985. Credit for the real popularity of the paleo diet goes to Loren Cordain in 2002 through his book “The Paleo Diet”.

Here is the picture of the Dr. Loren Cordain and you can learn more about him at this website (Source: The Paleo Diet):

We are sharing his short bio also from his website as that provides good introduction to some of the work he has done for this diet system.

Short Bio

Dr. Loren Cordain is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research emphasis over the past 20 years has focused upon the evolutionary and anthropological basis for diet, health and well being in modern humans. Dr. Cordain’s scientific publications have examined the nutritional characteristics of worldwide hunter-gatherer diets as well as the nutrient composition of wild plant and animal foods consumed by foraging humans. He is the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic diets and has lectured extensively on the Paleolithic nutrition worldwide.

If you look at the Wikipedia, it refers the paleo diet as the following:

The paleo diet is a modern diet requiring the sole or predominant consumption of foods presumed to have been the only foods either available or consumed by humans during the paleolithic era”

Here is What You’ll Learn about “What is the Paleo Diet” in this Current Episode:

  • The basics of the Paleo Diet and it's principles
  • Introduction to Dr. Loren Cordain and his contribution to the Paleo Diet System
  • Why some foods are not included in the Paleo Diet
  • Why the paleo diet is so popular among weight loss enthusiasts and fitness trainers

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