Cordain’s ‘Paleo Diet’ Brings Healthy Nutrition Back To The Stone Age

Filed under: Health — @ April 24, 2009

Dr. Cordain is the foremost authority on the hunter-gatherer Paleo 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.

In Episode 247 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” 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.

Before you listen to my interview with Dr. Cordain, check out this hilariously informative YouTube video created by Methuselah from the “Pay Now, Live Later” blog that beautifully explains “Paleo In A Nutshell” to get your brain correctly thinking in the direction of this unique form of low-carb living:

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Are you following a Paleo low-carb diet like the one Dr. Loren Cordain described during today’s interview? If so, tell us about your experience following it in the show notes section of Episode 247. Visit and pick up a copy of Dr. Cordain’s bestselling book The Paleo Diet. If you are interested in his anti-acne program, be sure to check out

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For the last week of April next week, we’ll have two FANTASTIC interviews to share with you. First up, we will hear from Richard Morris who lost 150 pounds several years back and is now on a one-man mission to educate the public about healthy living principles at his Bread & Money web site. Richard wrote a book about his weight loss experience called A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight and Getting On With My Life and he’ll share his story with us on Monday. Then on Thursday, I’m excited to share my interview with Dr. Robert Su, author of the explosive new book Carbohydrates Can Kill, who will describe his own health and weight loss journey following a carbohydrate-restricted diet and explain how he came to the conclusion that consuming carbs is deadly. Should be another interesting week of podcasts! Stay tuned for the upcoming podcast schedule heading into the summer…coming soon.


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