Science & Research


Science & Research

One of the most common questions we receive is “what research is there on the Paleo Diet?” That’s a great question and I’d recommend thoroughly reading ALL of the material listed on this page if you have questions or curiosity about the Paleo Diet.
Prof. Loren Cordain has a remarkable number of peer reviewed papers on his site.
Prof. Staffan Lindeberg has conducted research on both free living hunter gatherers and in clinical settings.
The Protein Debate is a project we funded in which Prof. Loren Cordain debated China Study author T. Colin Campbell about the role of protein in degenerative disease.
We talk a lot about nutrition on this site but exercise is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Prof. Frank Booth’s paper is a phenomenal exploration of the importance of exercise and health.
PUBMED is one of the largest repositories of human learning in existence. Put in a search term like “Paleo Diet” or “Hunter Gatherer” and get ready to learn!  And check out Scientific Research 101 if you need a tutorial on how to read research studies.
Paleodiet.com full of paleo diet goodness.
I hear this Google thing might catch on.

Other common questions:


Fatty acids (including omega 3’s and 6’s) - My rough recommendation on fish oil supplementation is 2-4g per day.

What about Ketosis? Dr. Mike Eades has a fantastic blog and here is an amazing primer on Ketosis: Metabolism & Ketosis. What about ketosis and exercise? Here is a great piece detailing both anthropological data and modern laboratory data on the subject: Ketogenic diets and physical performance. The bottom line? No glycogen, no glycolytic activity!
Are beans good for you? No.