Sunday, January 3, 2010

Paleo Diet Article in The Washington Post

Dear Readers,

The Paleo Diet, Dr. Cordain, and Chris LaLanne are cited in a January 2, 2010 article in The Washington Post entitled "Paleolithic diet is so easy, cavemen actually did it."


  1. Just a quick comment, not directly on point. Dr. Cordain, your work, as echoed, amplified, preceded, and with the Goldberg Variations from people as diverse as Richard Nikoley, Arthur de Vany, Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Robb Wolf, has completely changed my life. I'm thinner, stronger, healthier, calmer. Living the paleo/primal/EF diet/way/lifestyle gave me the tools I needed to help my wife deal with gestational diabetes while she was pregnant with our third daughter----no insulin for us, thanks!


    Uncle Lew

  2. This is great! And it's a great resource to show to friends who think we're crazy :)

    Dear team, I have a few questions about the Paleo diet:
    1. How do you reconcile the relative health of the meditterenean peoples? North Africans (cous cous, flat breads), Italians (wines, pastas), French (breads,cheeses), Greeks (cheeses, wines) etc are healthy, have nice skin, don't have a lot of degenerative disease, etc. But they're not doing paleo. is the problem grains, or is the problem processed food?

    2. How strict are you on artificial preservatives or ingridients? For example, sometimes the smoothie might be completely paleo except that the shredded coconut has some preservative. Or you might be drinking a drink with sucralose. Speaking of which...

    3. What do you drink? It appears virtually everything other than water is forbidden.

    4. For someone that's active, and lifts weights, how should one diet? One problem I have since trying out the Paleo diet is that I am always hungry.

    5. Last question is about fruits. Are bananas, mangos, pineapples, et al allowed?

    Best Regards,



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