EPISODE 10 - Paleo Nutrition, the Salt Debate, Calcium Balance & Longevity w/ Dr. Loren Cordain

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs has the honour of interviewing one of the world's most renowned scientists, NY Times best-selling author, and the founder of the Paleo Diet movement Dr. Loren Cordain PhD. He discusses how he first got introduced to Paleo nutrition by Dr. Boyd Eaton, what hunter-gatherer ancestors "didn't eat", weighs in on the salt debate, calcium balance and keys to longevity. Don't miss these phenomenal insights from one of the all-time leaders in nutritional science.

Paleo Nutrition "Lay-Ups" in This Episode (simple, easy, actionable items) 

1) "Eat Real Food" - Eat grass-fed and wild game meats, pastured chicken and eggs, wild fish and seafood along with plentiful veggies and modest amounts of fruit and starchy tuberous carbs like yams, yucca, carrots, etc.

2) Eliminate All Dairy & Gluten

3) Avoid Processed Paleo Foods & "Fat Bomb" Desserts

Paleo "Performance Hacks" From This Episode

1) Adjust your "macros" according to your lifestyle and activity level. More activity, more carbohydrates; less activity; fewer carbohydrates.

2) Salt - If you eat natural un-adulterated foods it's difficult to obtain more than 2,000mg of sodium in your diet. For longevity purposes, this is highly beneficial. (Dr. Bubbs note - stay tuned for more discussion on this topic around athletes and keto diet followers).

3) Bacon - Yes, it tastes great...but it's not Paleo. Eat in moderation (85/15 Rule)

Coffee Talk

Dr. Cordain considers moderate coffee to be OK as part of the 85/15 rule, he himself has the Original Paleo Breakfast Beverage... water! 

About Dr. Loren Cordain

Dr. Loren Cordain PhD is the world’s foremost authority on the evolutionary basis of diet and disease. Featured on Dateline NBC, the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, Dr.  Cordain is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on the natural human diet of our Stone Age ancestors. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts, and his research into the health benefits of Stone Age Diets for contemporary people has appeared in the world’s top scientific journals including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the British Journal of Nutrition, and the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, among others

Dr. Cordain’s enormously popular book, The Paleo Diet, has been widely acclaimed in both the scientific and lay communities and his follow-up book, The Paleo Diet for Athletes, discusses how the Paleo Diet can be modified for athletes to improve health and performance.

Dr. Cordain is a professor in the health and science department at Colorado State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Nutrition and the American Society of Clinical Nutrition and is the recipient of the Scholarly Excellence award at Colorado State University for his contributions into understanding of optimal human nutrition.

Find out more at www.thepaleodiet.com or connect on Twitter @thepaleodiet

Other show notes:

Find recent study on dietary fat guidelines by Zoe Harcombe here: http://openheart.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000196

Make sure you don't miss any episode of The Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast...