Paleolithic ("Paleo") Diet

Description: The Paleolithic diet is also know as the "Paleo Diet", Caveman diet, Stone Age diet, and the Warrior diet. It emphasizes eating plants and wild animals similar to what hunter-gatherers may have eaten about 10,000 years ago. The diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts. It excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and  processed oils.

The following resources also provide good summaries of the Paleo diet: 



Pros and Cons of the Paleolithic Diet



  • Diet may be more appealing to men
  • Low in sodium
  • Can be expensive
  • Grains and dairy excluded; at risk for nutrient deficets
  • High fat intake