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

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 more…

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…

How to Make the Most Nutrient Dense Bone Broth

How to Make the Most Nutrient Dense Bone Broth

Recently I did a lecture called Digestion is the Key to Health and provided a sample of homemade bone broth. Broth is not only one of the best ways to heal a digestive tract, but it is also one of the most nutrient dense liquids you will ever come across for athletes. Supplements are made…

Best Remedies for the Cold and Flu

Best Remedies for the Cold and Flu

            Antibiotics are used liberally these days and to a great detriment to the human body for the cold and flu. If you walk into a doctor’s office with complaints of a sinus infection, sore throat, flu or cold, you will most likely get prescribed a Z-pack (which has now…

Best Electrolyte Drinks for Diabetes

Best Electrolyte Drinks for Diabetes

If you have diabetes and you are looking to say hydrated with an electrolyte drink, you know it can be difficult to find one that isn’t too high in sugar and carbohydrates. If you have started an exercise regime, it can also be challenging to keep your blood sugar from getting too low. Exercise removes…

How Adaptogens May Prevent Bonking

How Adaptogens May Prevent Bonking

Imagine yourself cruising (or hobbling) along during the last leg of your race. You think the worst is over, but in fact it’s the distance between you and the finish line that is the hardest. Everything seems go be going well until your legs feel a little bit heavier, your eyes a little out of…

Adaptogens: The Secret Weapon for Athletes

Adaptogens: The Secret Weapon for Athletes

If there was something that I thought every athlete should add to their arsenal, it would be mushroom and herbal adaptogens. Put aside creatine, BCAA supplementation, glutamine and any other ergogenic aid. These only address the physical demand (with debatable results), while neglecting the psychological and emotional needs of an athlete, and the biological and…

Best Standing Desks for Fitness: Karate Kick Your Chair to the Side

Best Standing Desks for Fitness: Karate Kick Your Chair to the Side

The Affordable Chair Act: Get Rid of Your Chairs! After suffering a minor back injury that set me back a little bit, I had to re-evaluate what led to this kind of injury. I have been doing yoga for years, and the type of stretch I was doing shouldn’t have caused that kind of strain….

Nutrition and Lifting for Football Q&A with Trainer Pete Hogan

Nutrition and Lifting for Football Q&A with Trainer Pete Hogan

I had the pleasure of meeting Pete a few years ago when he was beginning a career change from Real Estate into nutrition and personal training. You will probably not meet a nicer guy and better trainer to work with for football. The best advice comes from those who have been through the gauntlet, and…

The Best Way to Detox and Why Juicing Isn’t Optimal

The Best Way to Detox and Why Juicing Isn’t Optimal

You don’t need to frost your tips, move to Hollywood and have custom juices strained through unicorn horns to to do a quality detox or cleanse. Your body naturally wants to detox, and with the right foods, herbs and mushrooms, it does a pretty good job. Depriving it doesn’t make it work better; supplying it…

Best and Worst Electrolyte Drinks

Best and Worst Electrolyte Drinks

Electrolytes are charged metallic “ions” that help balance fluid pressure inside our cells and control the pH of our blood. Normal nerve, heart and muscle function relies on adequate amounts of these minerals, and deficiencies can hamper performance dramatically. The root cause of muscle cramps is usually from a lack of electrolytes, especially potassium and…

Lower Back Twinge: What Should I Do?

Lower Back Twinge: What Should I Do?

I recently had the unfortunate incident on Sunday night of injuring my back during yoga. This class was much more intense than usual, and there was some twists and turns that I should have opted out for. The stretch that was finally too much, was actually sitting with my legs straight out, and stretching the…

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally: Why You Don’t Need Steroids

The sports world has been riddled with the use of performance enhancing drugs. These can be anabolic steroids, HGH, artificial stimulants, or blood boosters. We have seen steroids rock the baseball world over and over again and blood doping shatter the cycling world. Although more under the radar, it is pervasive in high school sports….

Is Barbecuing Healthy?

Is Barbecuing Healthy?

If You’re Gonna BBQ, Do it Right I think we can all agree that everything tastes better when it’s cooked on the barbecue. The flavors are more intense, the juices sealed, and that smoky flavor is hard to beat. While spending some time with friends in Colorado, I was blown away with the flavor of…