247: Dr. Loren Cordain’s ‘Paleo Diet’ Is The Original Low-Carb Diet


One of the best ways to describe the low-carb way of eating to people who are none the wiser is to explain it is how our early ancestors ate to survive–a caveman diet, if you will. Humans who lived during the Stone Age didn’t eat grains, sugar, starchy vegetables, or all the processed foods that are at our disposal in the 21st Century. They did eat meat, especially game meat and all the parts of the animal, including the organs and marrow. Today’s podcast guest is arguably the most knowledgeable expert on this Paleolithic way of eating that is a popular subset of the low-carb community.

We are privileged to have Dr. Loren Cordain with us to discuss the principles outlined in his book The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat. This hunter-gatherer way of eating does differ from an Atkins-styled diet because it does not allow dairy products like milk, cream, or cheese and it encourages lean meats as a way to control the omega fatty acid balance. But other than that, it’s pretty much a healthy low-carb way of eating that puts the focus on omega-3 rich grass-fed beef and other sources of this vital essential fatty acid. Dr. Cordain is an articulate representative of what benefits can be gained following The Paleo Diet, including how it can help athletes perform at optimal level and giving people suffering with acne a virtual “cure” for their condition. ENJOY this interview with one of the greats!

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