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The Paleo Diet for Beginners (with Vegetarian Options)

Looking For A Paleo Primer? Since I started writing for Paleo Diet News, I’ve had numerous requests for a beginner’s guide to eating paleo.  So, consider this my “Paleo 101“. Do bear in mind, however, that it can’t be a definitive guide. Even amongst significant paleo diet luminaries such as Loren Cordain, Mark Sisson, and Robb [...]

Paleo Diet News Review: Perfect Health Diet

The Perfect Health Diet: Four Steps to Renewed Heath, Youthful Vitality, and Long Life, by Drs. Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet, will serve as a stimulating development to traditional and paleo approaches to eating for many.  For those already well-versed in these eating practices, the book explores interesting scientific territory that might otherwise go ignored; most noteworthy is [...]

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Paleo Diet

Alzheimer’s disease - an incurable, degenerative and terminal form of dementia - is one of the most feared diseases of older age, although it can strike even the young.  Incidence of the illness is predicted to triple in the next forty years, and it is estimated that by 2050, one in every eighty-five human beings on the planet will be [...]

The Paleo Diet Vs. Weight Watchers

“Dieters In Weight Watchers Study Drop Up To 15 Pounds a Year” was the title of an article dated September 7th 2011, published on Health.com, and written by Amanda MacMillan. The article was written in response to an article in the Lancet, that apparently followed 772 men and women in The UK, Germany, and Australia, [...]

Paleo Diet News Review: Waist Disposal

Dubbed as a “no-nonsense, science-based approach to fat-loss“, this book by Dr. John Briffa - a practising UK-based doctor and health journalist - serves as a great introduction to the paleo diet and lifestyle for those whose main goal is fat-loss.  However, it’s substantial enough (mainly due to its plethora of excellent scientific and medical references) to [...]

Getting Sweet on the Paleo Diet

The paleo diet isn’t one that emphasises sweet things - at least not by the standard of “sweetness” that many of us have grown up with.  A friend recently asked me what I’d been eating since exploring the paleo lifestyle, and when I told her I was feasting on meat, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, nuts and [...]

The Paleo Diet and Gut Bacteria

Findings were published in the September 1, 2011 issue of Science, that demonstrates how our diet can affect the type of bacteria in our intestines. According to the study, eating a Paleo style diet, that is high in protein, and lower in carbohydrates causes a type of bacteria called Bacteroides to flourish in the intestine, [...]

Longevity and the Paleo Diet

I’m sure that many of us read with interest the announcement on Tuesday - by Survival International, an indigenous rights group working in the Amazon - that the world’s (assumed) oldest living person is about to celebrate her 121st birthday.  Maria Lucimar Pereira is one of the Kaxinawá tribe, and lives in the western Brazilian Amazon. She [...]

Paleo Diet and the Skinny Jeans Solution

An interesting video was posted on my Facebook page the other day. The video was selling a new diet plan called the “Skinny Jeans Solution“. In the video assertions were made about how following the Paleo diet will cause sugar cravings and will not help women lose belly fat. In fact, Anthony LaMonica emphasizes that [...]

Paleo Diet News Review: The Primal Blueprint