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**The Paleo Guru Guide: A listing of your favorite experts**

by (24523)
Updated September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM
Created November 06, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Here is a listing of our dear paleo gurus. I got the ball rolling, please suggest adds and edits to make it more accurate. Whose viewpoints have you cobbled together to make YOUR viewpoint?


THE BEST SELLERS-- These gurus wrote books that cracked the nutrition bestseller list on Amazon.com. At one point in 2011, three of the top ten nutrition bestsellers were paleo books.

Mark Sisson
Because of his clear and positive message, has converted many to paleo. Err..primal. Has abs of steel at age 56. Former competitive runner. Differed from Cordain in supporting higher fat intake. Blogs daily about not only diet, but natural lifestyle. Some do not like his supplement business. This is the paleo guru I point my mom to.

Robb Wolf
Former biochemist. Former padawan learner of Loren Cordain. Currently runs Norcal Strength and Conditioning. Through his popular book and former crossfit connections, has influenced many to go paleo. Similar to Sisson, addresses diet/lifestyle/exercise. Nothing crazy with respect to food -- avoid neolithic agents of disease.

Gary Taubes
The Taubes! Good Calories Bad Calories had far reaching effects, including turning Kurt Harris paleo. He jumped in front of paleohacker Aravind at AHS11 to ask Stephan Guyenet a controversial question, launching the most epic and confusing paleo war thus far -- low carb vs food reward (ummm...why are they mutually exclusive again?)

Nora Gedgadaus
While not an online presence like some others, Nora wrote one of the best-selling nutrition books of 2010-2011. She is very interested in how food effects the brain.


THE ORIGINAL BIG THREE BLOGS-- Many, many paleohackers learned their basics from this trio of longtime paleo bloggers.

Stephan Guyenet
Neurobiologist who studies obesity. Speaks softly, carries big stick. One of the original paleo bloggers, has covered a multitude of topics including, most recently, food reward. Eats moderate carb.

Kurt Harris
The Honey Badger. He does't give a shit. Except when it comes to Neolithic Agents of Disease. Is/was a neuroradiologist. Has written several monumental posts in the paleosphere, such as paleo 2.0 and Is a Carb a Carb. Went from eating fairly low to carb to eating moderate carb.

Peter from Hyperlipid
He convinced you to drink pots of heavy cream. His last name is near-unpronounceable. Peter laregly explores which macronutrients do what on his blog. He eats low carb and fairly low protein.


THE OTHER MEDICAL DOCTORS-- Very few doctors know about nutrition, and even fewer know about paleo. These doctors have applied paleo to a variety of different medical subject areas.

Ron Rosedale
He's very low carb. He does an abundant amount of volunteer work in India. He has a ton of clinical experience helping people with their diets. Along with Dr. Bernstein, this is who I'd point a diabetic to.

Jack Kruse
Paleohacks' very own Quilt. Neurosurgeon who burst onto the scene in 2010 with interesting viewpoints on leptin, mitochondria, and life extension. Combines viewpoints from several scientific fields. Compared to some other gurus, is lower carb and places more emphasis on supplements.

Emily Deans Are you interested in how to eat to make you feel better? Emily is a psychiatrist who writes extremely informative posts about food and mental health, among other things.

Dr. Oz
Wrote about the "prehistoric diet" recently. Includes tofu and whole grains. Undergrad from Harvard, MD and MBA from Penn. If you ever need support on how education is not perfectly correlated with knowledge, look here.

Dr. Bernstein
Not altogether "paleo", but the venerable Dr. Bernstein is perhaps THE source for addressing diabetes through proper nutrition. A type I diabetic himself, Bernstein provides a simple and structured diet for diabetics.

Cate Shanahan
Author of one of the more original paleo books, Dr. Shanahan is also sort of "beyond paleo". She emphasizes what traditional cultures have learned about health foods. Namely, the health-bestowing properties of eating meat on the bone, organ meat, fermented and sprouted food, and uncooked foods.

Dr. Eades Do you like protein? You'll love Dr. Eades. He and his wife write about how a high-protein, relatively low-carb approach can help you reach your goals. Combined, this pair has an abundance of clinical experience, and have been around since well before paleo became popular.

William Davis
Dr. Davis, a cardiologist, became well-known in the paleosphere for his writing about realities of heart health and other matters. Then he wrote "Wheat Belly", and became famous outside the paleosphere.

Robert Lustig
You've seen the youtube video Sugar: The Bitter Truth, right? That's Lustig. He's not a fan of sugar, to put it mildly.


THE NON-PALEO NUTRITION SMARTIES-- Not every who knows about nutrition eats paleo. Many people could go in this category, such as academic researchers. But some of the smartest nutrition experts actually came from the world of bodybuilding.

Lyle McDonald
Is NOT paleo. In fact, will call you a paleotard if given the chance. But knows more about nutrition than...anybody? Wrote one of the most popular ketogenic diet books over a decade ago, and has followed up with books on flexible dieting, protein, etc etc.

Martin Berkhan
Is NOT paleo. Is ripped to shreds. If you say something that is not scientifically accurate, he will rip you to shreds on his blog. Advocates a daily 16 hour fast combined with a very simple but effective workout plan.

Sally Fallon and Mary Enig
They are not quite paleo. But Weston A Price was arguably instrumental to the development of paleo, and these two wrote the book on adapting a WAPF diet.

Anthony Colpo
I'm not sure if he's eats "paleo". Anyone know? Here's what I do know: He wrote a seminal book about cholesterol, he pissed of some other gurus (Eades, others), and he knows a lot about nutrition.

Matt Stone
Another "guru" who is famous largely for pissing off other experts. I did read his blog near the beginning of my paleo transition, as it is informative and contrarian. He decries the "typical" paleo-type menus in favor of eating big, aka RRARF. Yes, RRARF. I don't remember what that stands for, so you're going to have to search if you want to find out.


THE OTHER PhDs-- These people have PhDs, but not necessarily in nutrition. Commond thread: they are scary smart

Paul Jaminet
An astrophysicist who wrote arguably the most rigorously-researched paleo book along with his cancer researcher wife Shou-Ching. One of the nicest guys in paleo, the Perfect Health Penguin supports a highly nutrient dense diet, with some micronutrient supplements, as well as a low-moderate carb intake and low-moderate protein intake. His blog has an excellent round-up of what's going on in paleo that week, and he responds in an amicable fashion to many of the comments. A swell guy all around.

Ray Peat
Who loves coconuts, fructose, and hormone supplementation? Ray Peat. He has very original viewpoints, and will make you think. If you think you have everything down, just visit Ray's website for some new ideas.

Chris Masterjohn
Does anybody know more about cholesterol than Chris Masterjohn? Leans toward a Weston Price type diet. Heavy on the eggs and bone broth.

Mat Lalonde
Doesn't blog. Doesn't participate in blog comment battles. Knows a shit-ton about nutrition. The Kracken is an organic chemistry PhD from Harvard.


THE INTERESTING BLOGGERS-- Paleo is driven by blogging, pure and simple. Dr. Oz, Oprah, and Fox News are not going to tell you what's healthy. Rather, we depend on free information from gracious paleo bloggers.

Chris Kresser
An acupuncturist with a clinical practice focusing on nutrition issues, Chris has written many posts that make complex nutrition subjects more clear. Also hosts a podcast that has featured several guests from elsewhere on this list.

Denise Minger
Former vegan Denise Minger is the person who told T. Colin Campbell what's up when he tried to pass the China Study off as truth. She likes to eat raw food and analyze flawed studies with just the right amount of humor.

Melissa Mcewen
Another paleohacks original, Melissa was one of the first widely-read paleo bloggers and one of the young guns featured in the New York Times. She combines knowledge of ancestral diets with food politics/economics, interesting posts on gut health, and a variety of colorful dresses.

Dr. BG
Dr. BG, known as grace on paleohacks, writes a very unique blog which also was one of the first widely-read blogs in the paleosphere. As a pharmacist, Dr. BG has a deep knowledge of what the heck is going on chemically. She has some very informative posts on gut health, and may crack you up with her kooky sense of humor.

J. Stanton
Author of the Gnolls Credo, J. Stanton also has a long-running paleo blog. His recent mega-serieses shed light on topics such as hunger and altered metabolism resulting from weight gain. Very good at putting the evidence together.

Don Matesz
In early 2011, Don renounced paleo in a famous and contentious blog post. His new diet still seemed quite paleo, but he definitely did not espouse typical paleo viewpoints with regards to meat, macro, and micronutrients. Definitely worth a read.

Jaime Scott Has one of the better blog names (ThatPaleoGuy). Jaime writes an eminently readable blog with thorough posts on a variety of subjects, from ancestral diets to study reviews to exercise and lifestyle issues.

Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
One of the premier gateways to paleo, Whole9 has provided the template to many for easing into a paleo diet. Hold on, not easing. Busting your ass, really. 30 days with no "non-paleo" foods isn't easy for anyone, even those on a paleo-ish diet for a while. Side note: they are really tall.


THE HALL OF FAMERS-- We owe these people, big time. When you look down at your newer, smaller belly every morning, repeat these names twice and spin around three times in tribute to their groundbreaking work.

Loren Cordain
The original gangsta paleo guru. Originally advocated a lean-meat paleo diet, but has recently been more accepting of saturated fats. Knows a ton about paleo anthropology, has published several articles. Does not like dairy or nightshades.

Art DeVany
This old bastard looks a good twenty years younger than he is. He led many people to the paleo diet. Some of his views might seem dated, such as his relatively lower fat stance. But he knows his stuff, and has been in the game longer than some of us have been alive.

Boyd Eaton
Who wrote the first academic article on the paleo diet? Boyd Eaton. Who wrote the first paleo book? Boyd Eaton. I haven't fully verified these facts, but the question remains...why doesn't Dr. Eaton get more mention for his extremely important work?

Ray Audette
Wrote "Neanderthin" many years ago. Advocates eating fatty meats. Hunting wild game with hawks. Cured himself of arthritis and diabetes. Not keen on publicity.

Staffan Lindeberg
Mr. Kitava. This MD, PhD informed us of a culture largely devoid of chronic disease that eats lots of saturated fat and tubers, while smoking like chimneys. He also wrote an influential textbook on nutrition and disease.


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15 · September 09, 2013 at 6:55 PM

This is the best paleo guide ever :)

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805 · September 18, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Great List Nora Gedgaudes and Dr Cordain are my fav! ;)

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13993 · August 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Why u no put links?

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4029 · July 08, 2012 at 3:57 PM

How is mat lalonde, Kurt Harris, Emily Deans, Denise Minger, Melissa McEwan, Robert Lustig, and Chris Masterjohn trying to make money off me? Prove it.

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5381 · July 08, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Where did you get your phd/medical doctorate crazy man?

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24523 · June 26, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Nope, no other representations of this list. Feel free to make one!

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321 · June 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Is there a graphical/image/spreadsheet/flowchart version of this list? (Whether the origin was THIS list or some other source that aggregates who believes what, who eats what, who follows whom...) I was contemplating making one and thinking surely I'm not the first to think of the idea....

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14877 · May 04, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Haha. Yes, for those that think "juice" is part of a paleo diet. LOL

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14877 · May 04, 2012 at 10:55 PM

ahaha. Yes, for those that like to include juice in their paleo diet ;)

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24523 · May 04, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Oh yes, Rene Endara!!!

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10 · March 19, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Woops! I guess I looked at the wrong part of the screen to see who to credit. Sorry, Kamal.

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24523 · March 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Hi New John--that is perfectly cool (from Kamal...who wrote this list!)

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4625 · March 05, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I watched Dr Oz pour some vegetable oil in his hand ( it doesn't matter here what type) and say to his audience, "Now see, who would want that flowing thru their arteries??" I wanted to scream and hold in my hand some of his beloved oatmeal and say "See, who would want this in their arties as well?" Of course it doesn't work that way, but I bet 99 percent of his viewers think so. He aint no doctor, he cut folks open, a last resort doctor at best.

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4625 · March 05, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I stopped reading kurt whne he stopped posting and then when he posed with those hunting guns, It was not a good fit for him, looked silly. Rich is a joke does little to promote Paleo in a good light but he doesn't care one way or another. DeVany always told us how good he is....he doesn't push up from the floor, he pushes the earth away from him. Neither have the class of a Mark Sisson or knowledge with a smile of a Robb Wolf

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2319 · March 03, 2012 at 7:44 PM

nutrition consultant to Ted Nugent

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24523 · March 03, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Yes, I think I read an article by her about statins a while back. She is cool!

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20353 · January 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Very Cool! Nice Blog!

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39821 · January 26, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Colpo's totally legit.

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843 · November 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM

He may not be the expert. But he has added the idea of Shampoo and Soap free. He has also helped popularize Paleo, with his always interesting posts.

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1059 · November 11, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Maybe add a category for the Notoriously Un-Paleo including - Dr. Oz - Dean Ornish - any other doctor that has treated Oprah...

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2889 · November 07, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Yes. Invented Met-Rx, introducing the concept of the MRP to the world, and sold it about 12 years ago. Met-Rx was once an outstanding product, now it is crap, at least by relative standards.

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1614 · November 07, 2011 at 6:59 PM

".. Richard Nikoley would insist that they belong on your list." - he's a guru in what? snarky?

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12359 · November 07, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Kamal - I went looking in the basement and dug up a choose your own adventure book - I'm thinking - maybe this would work better on a blog - I am formulating a way to do this - oh and thanks for the trip down 80's memory lane!

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 5:01 PM

You're too funny, Kamal!

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24523 · November 07, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Okay, he's out then.

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2861 · November 07, 2011 at 2:04 PM

I think Colpo is anti-grain based upon paleo-like reasoning as well as being pro-saturated fat and anti-vegetable oil, though he doesn't like to be associated with low-carb movement, including low-carb Paleo. His anti-grain, anti-vegetable oil stand is probably more "paleo" than Taubes' all fat is good and all carbs are bad stand.

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15003 · November 07, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Minor quibble ... may want to call Stephan an ancestral blogger ... I think he is as much (if not more) Weston A Price than he is paleo.

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17949 · November 07, 2011 at 5:14 AM

Thanks for including Colpo. I will watch Oldboy, not out of fear, but to learn the tactics of my enemies, and then turn them against them. Check. *tick tick tick tick*

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24523 · November 07, 2011 at 5:12 AM

Also, I put Colpo on the list. But don't think for one second that you've won. Because you haven't. At best, you've drawn or forced an overtime.

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24523 · November 07, 2011 at 4:54 AM

Stabby- Have you seen Oldboy? Because that what you remind me of. If you haven't seen Oldboy, watch it to get a glimpse of what's going to happen to you unless you stop forcing Colpo onto the list.

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17949 · November 07, 2011 at 4:45 AM

Not if I stab myself first, and that's exactly what I'll do if you don't give some thread love to Anthony Colpo. The clock is ticking, whatchoo gonna do? Oh by the way, my heart is attached to a device that projects a wireless signal to a bomb in your residence, and if it stops beating then the bomb will go off. And you thought getting stabbed was bad?! Well, I hope you have learned your lesson for being a camel.

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24523 · November 07, 2011 at 4:18 AM

Sue- I think he's 56 in that picture. Stabby- I will stab you.

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17949 · November 07, 2011 at 4:15 AM

You must add Jaime "That Paleo Guy" Scott, he has as impressive a blog as anyone and has PALEO in his title. I mean cmon. Also I agree with Colpo. He's a valuable blogger and author and is skeptical of grains. If Lyle McDonald gets to be in this then so does Colpo, that's the logic of it.

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250 · November 07, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Mark Sisson is 58, not 56 :-)

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16131 · November 07, 2011 at 3:29 AM

Isn't he the MetRx guy? He also does a podcast with Superhuman Radio guy Carl Lenore called Body Rx. - http://bodyrxradio.com/

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24523 · November 07, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Good suggestions. This is a tough one though, as there are a lot of bloggers. J Stanton is definitely one with original ideas though, and he must be included.

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20519 · November 07, 2011 at 1:57 AM

@melissa - what about menacing dresses?

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20519 · November 07, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Very nice GWAR - you and Monsieur Kamal are nicely on fire lately, and me thinks we needed the fire.

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13682 · November 07, 2011 at 1:53 AM

It was a joke. Kumar is a trouble maker

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20519 · November 07, 2011 at 1:52 AM

Oo.. nice Beth! Will check him out..

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13682 · November 07, 2011 at 1:47 AM

@WCC - I was going to add Oprah and Dr Phil too but I figured Dr Oz covered the absurd category adequately

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13682 · November 07, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Haven't really read his stuff but agree based on the thoughtful comments he makes elsewhere. +1

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13682 · November 07, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Haven't really read his stuff but agree based on the thoughtful comments he makes elsewhere. +1

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7324 · November 07, 2011 at 1:42 AM

yes, one of my favorite blogs.

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15003 · November 07, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Oh, and also Diane Sanfilippo, Nell Stephenson, and Jamie Scott.

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Oh, yes! I'm looking forward to new posts when he's ready.

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 1:13 AM

Richard is definitely on my list of "must reads" but I'm not sure I see him as an expert in the class of this list. More of a guy who's seen a lot of things, tried a lot of things and thought about them, then applied some common sense.

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 1:10 AM

Richard is definitely on my list of "must reads" but I'm not sure I see as an expert in the class of this list.

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24523 · November 07, 2011 at 1:07 AM

Okay, he's in then.

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78417 · November 07, 2011 at 12:27 AM

I meant William Davi*S*

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9647 · November 07, 2011 at 12:24 AM

I thought it was obvious that K-town was pulling our leg with that Dr. Oz thing ... But I guess you were probably playing along too. Damn you all!

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24523 · November 06, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Good point. .

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78417 · November 06, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Probably wouldn't hurt to add William David MD to this list. Wheat Belly is quite paleo.

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18635 · November 06, 2011 at 9:58 PM

JAWS!!!!!!!!!!!

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6418 · November 06, 2011 at 9:54 PM

I haven't heard of James Chestnut. You sure you're not talking about Joey Chestnut? http://sports.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/joey-chestnut.jpg

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37177 · November 06, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Good to know! Thanks.

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641 · November 06, 2011 at 9:43 PM

+1 for Dr. Eades

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25467 · November 06, 2011 at 9:35 PM

once leptin sensitive you should not need any.

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2889 · November 06, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Be careful. Darren Meade and others who ripped him off in the Progenex scandal have posted numerous false claims about him online. Anthony Roberts is one of the muckrakers who has written about this saga--here, for example: http://www.anthonyroberts.info/2010/11/darren-meade-ceo-of-progenex/

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20519 · November 06, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Oh hey! You know who I like? That dude, Angelo Coppola and his This Week in Paleo podcasts. The way he explores the science behind Paleo, never seems to be forcing anything, more of a "This is what I think and why. What do you think?" and really encourages different viewpoints and dialog.

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20519 · November 06, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Oh CRAP! You know who I like? That dude, Angelo Coppola and his This Week in Paleo podcasts. He seems to be a regular guy, the way he explores the science behind Paleo, never seems to be forcing anything, really encourages different viewpoints and dialog. He's more of a "this is what I think and why. What do you think?"

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24523 · November 06, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Interesting-- haven't heard about this guy. Looks like he deserves at least a googling.

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20519 · November 06, 2011 at 8:40 PM

This list is so very awesome, will be forwarding all to the Paleoleos that I'm currently helping through their 30/60 days, but I kinda have to admit that lately I've given up on extensive reading and researching. Oh, I still do but so much back/forth push/pull right!/wrong! has become annoying rather than interesting, so taking a break and now just glean a little from all and then make my own way.. utilizing PH of course! I do like to peruse Kurt Harris and Melissa.. and Paul Jaminet and not because I have to word associate his last name so he is known as "Paul Jammycookie."

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56596 · November 06, 2011 at 8:25 PM

OK, I'll be a guru if I can be a guru of menacing animals and dresses

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13682 · November 06, 2011 at 8:14 PM

That's why included him

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24523 · November 06, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Unfortunately, no. The longer I'm paleo, the less I read. Not sure if this is because of diminishing marginal returns, or falling into the trap of thinking you know more than you actually know. Maybe this will spur me to read again.

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446 · November 06, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Wow, an impressive list. So Kamal, do you regularly read all of these blogs you mentioned? That must take a lot of time. I'm a bit jealous, I barely have the time to stay up to date with only a couple of blogs (Guyenet & CarbSane)! Good job :)

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24523 · November 06, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Me too. How can I make it better?

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12359 · November 06, 2011 at 7:27 PM

I'm not gonna lie - i was a little disappointed when this wasn't structured like a choose your own adventure book

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24523 · November 06, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Good point. All of these people should be on there.

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17949 · November 06, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Melissa McEwen: Takes no prisoners and will destroy you. Has a fondness for colorful dresses and breeding oddly-shaped livestock. Mat Lalonde: Is smarter than you. Will sink your battleship.

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24523 · November 06, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Oh yes, Colpo. I'm not sure about Nikoley. Melissa, I have to include you because you write about gut more than almost anybody else.

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4163 · November 06, 2011 at 7:14 PM

I think Don Matesz should be on the list. He may want to say farewell to paleo, but we don't let go of people that easily.

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2861 · November 06, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Maybe Anthony Colpo

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4163 · November 06, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Melissa, I wouldn't call you 'popularisers', more like 'the conscience of paleo'. Anytime people are getting their knickers in a twist I read both of your blogs for some measured perspective.

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37177 · November 06, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Thanks, Kamal! A Grok statuette to you for the work involved.

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56596 · November 06, 2011 at 6:57 PM

I don't think Richard and I really belong on the list. We are popularizers.

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6418 · November 06, 2011 at 6:49 PM

I think Art DeVany and Richard Nikoley would insist that they belong on your list.

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13682 · November 06, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I resemble those remarks

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15226 · November 06, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Nice! especially glad you made sure to include the honey badger link

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24523 · November 06, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Hey Kumar. If you're not careful, I'm going to put you on the list. "Aravind-- Is vegetarian paleo. Endless supply of sexually-charged jokes and youtube videos. Drinks more than...anyone?"

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13682 · November 06, 2011 at 6:45 PM

What's up Kumar. I was checking up on you and sure enough, busted! Yes, hypocrisy is a virtue

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9647 · November 06, 2011 at 9:22 PM

What is this craziness? Where is Ned Kock?

healthcorrelator.blogspot.com

He's a super smarty-pants, his blog is frequented by connoisseurs like Jaminet and Masterjohn, and he now even has a shirtless photo. He's an underrated resource.

I wouldn't say "guru" of course, but this question stopped being about that some time ago, I think.

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7324 · November 07, 2011 at 1:42 AM

yes, one of my favorite blogs.

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225 · November 06, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Get Dr Oz outta there. He did a "pre-historic" diet post just to be trendy. He sited whole grain bread, pasta, tofu, beans and soy as an essential aspect of the "pre-historic diet."

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4625 · March 05, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I watched Dr Oz pour some vegetable oil in his hand ( it doesn't matter here what type) and say to his audience, "Now see, who would want that flowing thru their arteries??" I wanted to scream and hold in my hand some of his beloved oatmeal and say "See, who would want this in their arties as well?" Of course it doesn't work that way, but I bet 99 percent of his viewers think so. He aint no doctor, he cut folks open, a last resort doctor at best.

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13682 · November 07, 2011 at 1:53 AM

It was a joke. Kumar is a trouble maker

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19220 · November 06, 2011 at 6:57 PM

The original original paleo guy Ray Audette author of Neanderthin: A Caveman's Guide to Nutrition published in 1995! Plus a later edition. No one seems to have heard of him now unless they were reading paleo stuff in the late 1990's. Haven't heard much about him for years.

Ray Audette

Eating fatty meats. Hunting wild game with hawks. Cured himself of arthritis and diabetes. Not keen on publicity.

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2319 · March 03, 2012 at 7:44 PM

nutrition consultant to Ted Nugent

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3885 · November 07, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Richard Nikoley very much deserves to be on this list (Interesting Blogger). His blog does a huge lot for this community.

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20353 · January 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Very Cool! Nice Blog!

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843 · November 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM

He may not be the expert. But he has added the idea of Shampoo and Soap free. He has also helped popularize Paleo, with his always interesting posts.

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 5:01 PM

You're too funny, Kamal!

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24523 · November 07, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Okay, he's out then.

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 1:13 AM

Richard is definitely on my list of "must reads" but I'm not sure I see him as an expert in the class of this list. More of a guy who's seen a lot of things, tried a lot of things and thought about them, then applied some common sense.

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 1:10 AM

Richard is definitely on my list of "must reads" but I'm not sure I see as an expert in the class of this list.

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24523 · November 07, 2011 at 1:07 AM

Okay, he's in then.

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13682 · November 06, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Dr Oz??? Depends upon how strictly Paleo you want the list to be, but since you included some people off the reservation, I will follow suit

  • Dr Emily Deans
  • Don Matesz (yes I know!!!)
  • Art Devany
  • Dr BG
  • Dr Art Ayers
  • Dr Eades
  • Seth Roberts
  • Doug McGuff (and the other fitness dudes at AHS)
  • Dr Robert Lustig
  • Gary Taubes
  • Everyone else at AHS

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1059 · November 11, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Maybe add a category for the Notoriously Un-Paleo including - Dr. Oz - Dean Ornish - any other doctor that has treated Oprah...

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20519 · November 07, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Very nice GWAR - you and Monsieur Kamal are nicely on fire lately, and me thinks we needed the fire.

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13682 · November 07, 2011 at 1:47 AM

@WCC - I was going to add Oprah and Dr Phil too but I figured Dr Oz covered the absurd category adequately

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9647 · November 07, 2011 at 12:24 AM

I thought it was obvious that K-town was pulling our leg with that Dr. Oz thing ... But I guess you were probably playing along too. Damn you all!

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641 · November 06, 2011 at 9:43 PM

+1 for Dr. Eades

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13682 · November 06, 2011 at 8:14 PM

That's why included him

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24523 · November 06, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Good point. All of these people should be on there.

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4163 · November 06, 2011 at 7:14 PM

I think Don Matesz should be on the list. He may want to say farewell to paleo, but we don't let go of people that easily.

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15003 · November 07, 2011 at 1:22 AM

J Stanton should be on this list for a variety of reasons, especially his amazing "Why Are We Hungry?" series.

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24523 · November 07, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Good suggestions. This is a tough one though, as there are a lot of bloggers. J Stanton is definitely one with original ideas though, and he must be included.

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20519 · November 07, 2011 at 1:52 AM

Oo.. nice Beth! Will check him out..

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13682 · November 07, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Haven't really read his stuff but agree based on the thoughtful comments he makes elsewhere. +1

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15003 · November 07, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Oh, and also Diane Sanfilippo, Nell Stephenson, and Jamie Scott.

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Oh, yes! I'm looking forward to new posts when he's ready.

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20519 · November 06, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Angelo Coppola and his This Week in Paleo/Latest in Paleo podcasts and blog. I really enjoy the way he explores the science behind Paleo and he doesn't force his belief system on anyone - it's more of a "this is what I think and why. What do you think?"

He really encourages different viewpoints and dialog and I like that.

copied down from my earlier comment so it would be easier to add into the mix

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7324 · November 07, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Kurt Harris is probably first and foremost my guru. I also follow an approach very similar to the one Paul Jaminet outlines, and I've taken things from both Peter and Stephan. I really enjoy reading Ned Kock, Jamie Scott, Emily Deans, J. Stanton, and Chris Masterjohn too.

But basically when someone asks me how I eat I give them the link to Archevore and a copy of Paul's book (Neither of mine have stayed home for long). I think I agree most with those two approaches.

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4625 · March 05, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I stopped reading kurt whne he stopped posting and then when he posed with those hunting guns, It was not a good fit for him, looked silly. Rich is a joke does little to promote Paleo in a good light but he doesn't care one way or another. DeVany always told us how good he is....he doesn't push up from the floor, he pushes the earth away from him. Neither have the class of a Mark Sisson or knowledge with a smile of a Robb Wolf

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1353 · November 07, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Wow this is a really comprehensive list and the only people I can think of missing would be Tom Naughton as his movie fathead brought a lot of people into paleo or at least away from the fat=death ideas and John Durant cus he introduced me to paleo and barefoot running when he was on the (very popular) tv show the Colbert report.

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1112 · November 07, 2011 at 1:31 AM

J Stanton at gnolls.org is right up there for me. His essays are very thought out and well written. He explains the science well and has a great sense of humor. I share his Eat Like a Predator with those friends who ask for info and his latest series on Hunger is worthy of publication in my opinion.

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13682 · November 07, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Haven't really read his stuff but agree based on the thoughtful comments he makes elsewhere. +1

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16131 · November 06, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Did I miss Evolify? Even though I don't read his blog as thoroughly as I should, I find him interesting. Also he is from the Pac NW which I like. Also he likes to sail and so do I. I really should read his blog more.

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Alan Aragon. Forms "the three" along with Martin Berkhan and Lyle McDonald in the "fitness" community.

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20411 · November 07, 2011 at 4:58 PM

For interesting bloggers, you have to include Jimmy Moore. He's gotten more paleo lately, but that's not why he should be listed. It's the over 500 awesome podcasts that include pretty much everyone on your list - some multiple times. I don't read his blog much, but the podcasts are pure gold (okay, there are some duds in there, but the good ones are amazing).

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37177 · November 06, 2011 at 7:01 PM

I'm a primal archevore with leptin sensitivity awareness.

I don't care how depleted our soils are, I'm not going to follow anyone's plan if I'm required to take more than 2-3 supplements per day.

I don't take detailed measurements other than weekly BP and BG and a monthly measurement of my waist. My clothes and energy level tell me the rest. I don't weigh my food and I don't calculate macronutrients other than with my eyeballs and stomach.

I reward myself by eating food daily with a 16-hour fast 4-5 days per week.

Other than that, I spend most of my free time on PH. :-))

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37177 · November 06, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Good to know! Thanks.

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25467 · November 06, 2011 at 9:35 PM

once leptin sensitive you should not need any.

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5904 · January 26, 2012 at 12:38 AM

What is peoples thoughts on Anthony Colpo?

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Colpo's totally legit.

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18635 · November 06, 2011 at 9:51 PM

James Chestnut...Calls it the Innate Diet and teaches it as the nutrition portion of wellness certification program for the ICA. Originally much aligned with Cordain. Don't know if views have changed since he started teaching it about 10 years ago. Not really a guru though, just another paleo proponent in another group of peoples.

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18635 · November 06, 2011 at 9:58 PM

JAWS!!!!!!!!!!!

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6418 · November 06, 2011 at 9:54 PM

I haven't heard of James Chestnut. You sure you're not talking about Joey Chestnut? http://sports.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/joey-chestnut.jpg

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2889 · November 06, 2011 at 8:42 PM

A. Scott Connelly. Take Denise Minger, age her by 4+ decades, change her gender, background, wardrobe and research preferences, embitter her by having her business partners turn out to be fraudulent hucksters, and voila! Probably knows more about dietary protein, esp. milk proteins, than anyone alive. Doesn't blog but does podcast. Has written one book (BodyRx) with another on the way...

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bodyrx-show/id402178844

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2889 · November 07, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Yes. Invented Met-Rx, introducing the concept of the MRP to the world, and sold it about 12 years ago. Met-Rx was once an outstanding product, now it is crap, at least by relative standards.

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16131 · November 07, 2011 at 3:29 AM

Isn't he the MetRx guy? He also does a podcast with Superhuman Radio guy Carl Lenore called Body Rx. - http://bodyrxradio.com/

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2889 · November 06, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Be careful. Darren Meade and others who ripped him off in the Progenex scandal have posted numerous false claims about him online. Anthony Roberts is one of the muckrakers who has written about this saga--here, for example: http://www.anthonyroberts.info/2010/11/darren-meade-ceo-of-progenex/

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24523 · November 06, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Interesting-- haven't heard about this guy. Looks like he deserves at least a googling.

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14877 · May 04, 2012 at 9:43 PM

NELL STEPHENSON, author of Paleoista (paleoista.com)

....and Rene Endara, author of The Human Diet (humandiet.net)

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14877 · May 04, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Haha. Yes, for those that think "juice" is part of a paleo diet. LOL

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14877 · May 04, 2012 at 10:55 PM

ahaha. Yes, for those that like to include juice in their paleo diet ;)

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24523 · May 04, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Oh yes, Rene Endara!!!

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10 · May 04, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I'd put Chris Masterjohn in the original big 3 and take Kurt harris and put hims somewhere else. Harris showed up may 2009 i believe, while Chris has been doing this at least on his website since before 2008, and written many articles for the weston a price foundation even before that.

Also I have a personal bias since it was Chris's, Stephan's, and Peter's blogs that go me into this whole thing. other than that this list seems pretty accurate

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10 · March 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Thanks for a great list, Nance.

I put a link to this page on my blog (Day 076-2 (F, 120316) ??? Phun with Paleo Prophets and Purity), along with a copy of the list which excludes the summaries but includes links to the authors' websites.

I hope this is OK.

New John

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10 · March 19, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Woops! I guess I looked at the wrong part of the screen to see who to credit. Sorry, Kamal.

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24523 · March 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Hi New John--that is perfectly cool (from Kamal...who wrote this list!)

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812 · March 05, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I would mention two who are more akin to the bodybuilding and fitness community. After all, their forums is the first place where I got introduced the word paleo. Their ideas are also quite interesting.

John Berardi I'm sure some people here are familiar with him, I don't agree with everything he says, but his article on dietary displacement is absolutely fantastic and is one of my favorites (even though there are still a few points here and there that I don't agree with): http://www.johnberardi.com/articles/nutrition/dietary_1.htm

Nate Miyaki's fat loss hierarchy is also quite interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBlzMaVnXzM

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2341 · March 04, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Stephanies page - brilliant. Stephanie Seneff,

http://stephanie-on-health.blogspot.com

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2341 · March 03, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Stephanie Seneff, must read articles http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/

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24523 · March 03, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Yes, I think I read an article by her about statins a while back. She is cool!

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1076 · January 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Have you seen Jamie's http://thatpaleoguy.com/ ? O for oarsome.

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Please consider my site and blog. I work directly with Dr. Loren Cordain (we wrote The Paleo Diet Cookbook together) and I am also the author of Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat (Touchstone, 2012).

Have been blogging on all things Paleo since 2007.

Work with clients globally to help them integrate Paleo into their lives.

Teach Paleo cooking classes, create Paleo Pop Ups, regular seminars, lectures and appearances to promote Paleo living!

Paleo Ironman Athlete since 2005.

www.paleoista.com @nellstephenson facebook.com/paleoista

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2097 · March 07, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Yall forgot scooby1961, Twin muscle workout aka Fastingtwins and Chris jones of Physiques of Greatness..:) j/k

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4625 · March 05, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Nice list but what the heck is Paleo ? For me, Wolf, Sisson, Stanton fills my bill

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-41 · July 08, 2012 at 11:53 AM

You people are complete DORKS and gullible morons.

NONE of those people are experts. That is the POINT. They are all Internet CRANKS making money off of you.

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4029 · July 08, 2012 at 3:57 PM

How is mat lalonde, Kurt Harris, Emily Deans, Denise Minger, Melissa McEwan, Robert Lustig, and Chris Masterjohn trying to make money off me? Prove it.

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5381 · July 08, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Where did you get your phd/medical doctorate crazy man?

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