449: Paleo Extravaganza Week: Dr. Loren Cordain


Paleo diet researcher and bestselling author Dr. Loren Cordain is our guest today on Day 2 of “Paleo Extravaganza Week” here at The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore! Listen to Dr. Cordain discuss his position on controversial subjects like saturated fat as well as why he decided to release The Paleo Diet Cookbook in 2011 nearly a decade after The Paleo Diet debuted.

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Dr. Loren Cordain bio
The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
The Paleo Diet Cookbook: More than 150 recipes for Paleo Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks, and Beverages
Official web site for The Paleo Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: Dr. Loren Cordain Popularizes Hunter-Gatherer Living With ‘The Paleo Diet’ (Episode 247)

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9 Responses to 449: Paleo Extravaganza Week: Dr. Loren Cordain
  1. Lawrence Louis
    March 1, 2011 | 5:00 pm


    Thanks for this informative interview with Dr. Loren Cordain. Right after Gary Taubes, I think Dr. Cordain is one of the most important advocates of low carbohydrate living. Granted, he may differ from people like Taubes and Drs. Michael and Mary Eades concerning things like saturated fat, but that divergence in opinion is not as significant as critics make it out to be. I am elated that your interview exposed the fact that Cordain’s view of saturated fat is much more nuanced, and it is not as antagonistic towards saturated fat as those who promote the conventional view of diet, like the American Heart Association. The sustained popularity of Cordain’s books, and the proliferation of other Paleo style books, like Robb Wolf’s “Paleo Solution”, is proof positive that it is only a matter of time for the low carbohydrate lifestyle to rival low calorie/low fat diets in popularity, if not supplant them. The hard scientific evidence is clearly mounting on our side of the ledger, and we are indebted to men like Cordain for making such information accessible to the layman.

    -Lawrence Louis

    • Jimmy Moore
      March 1, 2011 | 8:23 pm

      Lawrence, I couldn’t agree more.

  2. Raj Ganpath
    March 1, 2011 | 11:28 pm

    Hey Jimmy,
    Thank you so much for the interview with Dr. Cordain. Very eagerly looking forward to the rest of the interviews!

    While Dr. Cordain talks about saturated fats and heart disease, he mentions that eating SaFas will cause atherosclerosis but the chances of rupture and hence death is minimal… and for this he presents the Inuit example. While it makes sense, Dr. Cordain mentions that the autopsies were performed on the ‘mummies’ of people who died when they were 40-50 yrs. What if these people had lived till, say, 75? Would the atherosclerosis have progressed enough to cause rupture?

    Thoughts on this?


    • Jimmy Moore
      March 2, 2011 | 3:26 pm

      I don’t know. He seems to say that they would not. But it seemed strange to have atheroschlerosis without heart disease.

  3. Vadim
    March 2, 2011 | 6:32 am

    I was watching Nightline last night and they featured Art Devany and Rob W about caveman diet. It was quite a big segment considering it’s a nightlife and both Rob and Art were interviewed for a good time. Did u see it?

  4. Lama Jigme Gyatso
    March 2, 2011 | 11:52 am

    Dear Jimmy,

    Thanks for your interview with Lauren.
    Yams tend to spike my insulin,
    how about you?

    Hey how’s you’re yoga coming along?
    Let me know if you want my help.

    May you and yours be happy and healthy!

    Om Mani Padme Hum,
    Lama Jigme Gyatso

    • Jimmy Moore
      March 2, 2011 | 3:27 pm

      I can’t eat yams. Love my yoga. THANKS Lama!

  5. Derek
    March 3, 2011 | 9:35 am

    Another example of atherosclerosis in an even younger population – deceased soldiers from the Korean War.


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