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In Defense of Paleo, Part 1: Four Compelling Arguments for Paleo

by Chris Kresser
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As Paleo has exploded in popularity, we’ve seen a growing number of Paleo critiques in the mainstream media. In this series of six video blogs, Chris Kresser lays out the positive case for the Paleo Diet and then discusses common criticisms. Onward to Part 1: Four Compelling Arguments for the Paleo Diet.

Catch the rest of this series on our blog.

Part 1: Four Compelling Arguments for Paleo
Part 2: Paleo is Nutrient Dense and Nutritionally Complete
Part 3: How Long did Hunter-Gatherers Really Live?
Part 4: We are Still Evolving. What Does That Mean for Paleo?
Part 5: Does Excess Protein in a Paleo Diet Damage the Kidneys?
Part 6: Are Red Meat and Saturated Fat Bad for Us?

To access a stunning array of filmed sessions at Paleo f(x)™, check out Paleo f(x) TV.

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Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is a practitioner of functional medicine, the creator of, the founder of the Kresser Institute, and the New York Times best selling author of The Paleo Cure.