Following The Paleo Diet On A Budget

They are questions I hear often from those who perceive the paleo diet as a commitment to eating only the finest organic gourmet foods: “How on earth do you afford it?  Isn’t it too expensive to eat this way?” The answers, of course, depend entirely on your approach to the paleo lifestyle.  Without proper preparation, [...]

Paleo Diet News Review: The Primal Blueprint

Mark Sisson is a highly-regarded voice in the paleo/primal movement, and is a veritable walking advert for the benefits of the paleo diet.  At 57, he radiates a vim and vigour that would be the envy of many a younger man (or woman). His popular blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, served as an introduction to paleo living [...]

Is The Paleo Diet Heart Attack Proof?

Is the Paleo diet Heart Attack Proof? It’s a provocative question, but it’s not original. It was prompted by this article, and by this video, which I encourage you to watch before reading on: What we’re seeing here is a classic example of “received wisdom” at work.  Everyone knows that cutting fat, meat, eggs, and [...]

Losing Weight on the Paleo Diet

Recently, I re-watched a BBC programme I had recorded when it was first broadcast: 10 Things You Need To Know About Losing Weight.  In it, medical journalist Michael Mosley investigated the latest scientific breakthroughs in slimming, uncovering ten ways alleged to accelerate the shedding of unwanted body fat.  I thought it’d be fun to revisit [...]

Organic v. Local: Which Is Best for the Paleo Diet?

Best of both worlds? Organic vegetables at a local farmers’ market in Argentina (photo courtesy of Wikipedia) I’m a member of a couple of very informative, supportive Facebook groups which are based around the paleo diet.  Members post their paleo experiences enthusiastically on a daily basis: weight-loss success stories; delicious recipes; testimonials of changes in health [...]

How to Cheat (Sort Of) on the Paleo Diet

One of the main reasons I prefer to think of the paleo approach as a “lifestyle” rather than a “diet” is that the word diet often implies its opposite: cheating! Of course, the beauty of the paleo diet is that it’s deeply satisfying, so breaking the diet becomes much less of a temptation.  However, many [...]

Eating Animals Ethically on the Paleo Diet

For many people, the benefits of the Paleo diet are clear: great nourishment, deep culinary satisfaction, freedom from the blood sugar roller-coaster, and the ability to shrink down to optimum body weight without ever having to go hungry. For some, however, the idea of a diet based around animal products is a step too far. [...]

Diabetes and the Paleo Diet

There has been much publicity surrounding the Harvard School of Public Health’s recently-published study linking consumption of red meat and type 2 diabetes.  You can read more about the study here, and our critique of the the potentially flawed method of reaching the findings here. The story prompted strong reactions amongst acquaintances of mine, and [...]