June 13, 2013 Recent anthropological research raises questions about whether our sedentary lifestyle contributes significantly to the obesity epidemic. Commentator Barbara J. King looks at the data and has thoughts on what it means for the Paleo diet.
June 3, 2013 If you want to go paleo in your diet, invest in a lawn mower. An examination of fossilized teeth from early humans and their ancient forebears reveals our ancestors switched from an ape diet of fruits and leaves to eating grasses and sedges about 3.5 million years ago.
May 3, 2013 New ideas about health, like physical culture and the paleo approach, appear at times of massive cultural change. The Industrial Revolution and current digital revolution represent fertile ground, a historian says. Both movements look to the past for inspiration on how to eat, exercise and get back to a more natural way of life.
March 11, 2013 Living like a hunter-gatherer won't guarantee you'll be free of heart disease, according to a study of ancient human remains. Scans of mummies from preindustrial Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and Alaska's Aleutian Islands finds evidence of hardened arteries thousands of yeas ago.
March 6, 2013 Sit down to eat in Iceland, and you might be served boiled sheep's head, complete with the eye. In some cultures eyeballs are considered a culinary treat, but for most of us they're still in the category of "eww."
January 1, 2013 Coffee, wine, beer and cocktails were popular topics on The Salt in 2012, as well as weightier matters like organic food, genetically modified seeds, and the paleo diet.
September 14, 2012 As more people get interested in managing their own health and experimenting with new diets, some are testing their cholesterol on their own, and posting results in online forums where they get feedback on how to improve their scores.
August 7, 2012 A blogger who claims he lost weight and lowered his blood sugar on the paleo diet files a First Amendment lawsuit after he's told he needs a license to give others diet advice and nutritional counseling.
June 6, 2012 A weekend post on the paleo diet elicited hundreds of comments on our site. We've weeded through the discussion threads and chosen some of the most insightful observations. Feel free to comment.
June 2, 2012 The so-called paleo way of eating is moving into the doctor's office. But experts say no one can actually practice what some are calling "evolutionary medicine" because it's only a theory.