All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer 

Welcome to PaleoEdge

Welcome to PaleoEdge! Straight forward, practical, well-researched and to the point. PaleoEdge.com was created in 2013 to “debunk dietetic myths and seek nutrition justice,” giving people a fact based, accurate health platform that isn’t based on lobbying, politics or processed food company.

The modern version of the Paleo diet is not an accurate portrayal of our distant ancestors. The plants and animals were wild breeds, the water was pure and mineral rich, and einkorn bread was most likely a staple of the late Paleolithic period. Grass-fed butter and fermented dairy have proven to enhance mankind’s health, not deteriorate it. Accessibility to vitamins and adaptogens have filled in the deficiencies and offered protection to the modern chemical world. Therefore the highest form of the Paleo diet is a hybrid between the hunter gatherer, the farmer and the modern man, known as the PaleoEdge.

Recent Articles

The Diet Myths about Heart Disease and Strokes

The Diet Myths about Heart Disease and Strokes

The information you are about to read was first written and researched for a Swanson Health Center lecture given February 7th, 2015. I received a lot of requests for notes or the outline to the lecture. I originally considered making this into a book, but I think everything that needs to be said can be outlined in…

Mental Health Starts in Your Gut, Not Your Brain

Mental Health Starts in Your Gut, Not Your Brain

What if the way we treat anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and behavioral disorders is completely misunderstood? When you combine published and unpublished studies of antidepressants, the treatments we have today are no better than they were 50 years ago. How is it that in this day in age, we continue to chase after a cure for…

Is Vitamin C the Most Important Vitamin For You?

Is Vitamin C the Most Important Vitamin For You?

  “There are more than ten thousand published scientific papers that make it quite clear that there is not one body process (such as what goes on inside cells or tissues) and not one disease or syndrome (from the common cold to leprosy) that is not influenced – directly or indirectly – by vitamin C.”…

The Best Supplements for Concussion Recovery

The Best Supplements for Concussion Recovery

(pic synergy training center) Concussions and Sports: What You Should Know While at the gym yesterday, I caught a small part of the World Cup game between Uruguay and England. Within a few minutes, I witness this happen:             Boom! Alavaro Pereira takes a knee to the face and is…

The Best and Worst Multi-Vitamins: Don’t Buy a Discount Parachute

The Best and Worst Multi-Vitamins: Don’t Buy a Discount Parachute

  Who would have thought that the Jetsons were right and we would try to get everything from one pill? Whether you are eating a poor diet and trying to fill in the gaps with a multi-vitamin or eating a balanced diet and taking a multi-vitamin for insurance against deficiency, multi-vitamins are a part of…

The Best Foods to Prevent Sunburn and Skin Cancer

The Best Foods to Prevent Sunburn and Skin Cancer

The Evolutionary Timeline of the Sunburn Over the past sixty years or so, we have moved more and more towards an indoor, temperature controlled environment with the least amount of movement required. Due to this change as a species, we have become deficient in vitamin D from the sun which is implicated in practically every…

The Sequel: Clinical Evidence for the Best Modern Diet based on Swanson Health Center

The Sequel: Clinical Evidence for the Best Modern Diet based on Swanson Health Center

Clinical Evidence of Swanson Health Center Concluding the series of looking at the diets of hunter gatherers and farmers, I wanted to add my input from thousands of food diaries from clients at Swanson Health Center for over 150 disorders. I have seen a consistent pattern that can bridge our ancestral diets and an understanding for…

How Much Meat, Plants and Dairy Did Farmers Consume?

How Much Meat, Plants and Dairy Did Farmers Consume?

Meat, Plant and Dairy Consumption of Traditional Agricultural Societies One of the things I noticed while working on family farms is that meat is not as abundant on many farms as it is in our grocery stores. Farms provide us with a surplus of any food you want, but this is not how an isolated…

The Prequel: How Much Meat and Plants Did Hunter Gatherers Eat?

The Prequel: How Much Meat and Plants Did Hunter Gatherers Eat?

Have you ever wondered how much meat and plants our hunter gatherers consumed? Or our farming ancestors? When I originally designed the PaleoEdge diet, it was based on the optimal diet for athletes. Then I started noticing that it worked in our clinical practice for multiple disorders as well. People appeared to do better on…

How to Make Fruit Kvass

How to Make Fruit Kvass

What if you could make a drink that tastes just like soda, but healthy? Would you tell me to “get outta here!” or call me a liar and storm out? Or a simple “Good day sir!” Many people think that besides the high sugar content, it’s the carbonation that makes it unhealthy. But that isn’t…

The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Alex Swanson M.S., unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any recommendations made on this website should be first reviewed by your doctor.