The Paleo Diet (short for Paleolithic) which was popularized by Dr. Loren Cordain is a diet based around the food that humans ate during the Paleolithic period. The diet is mainly advertised due to its positive metabolic and weight loss effects. Information on the diet can be seen on the Paleo Dieting website . The website is an excellent source of information on the diet and practically everything you need will be on there. The website is run by Dr Loren Cordain himself and his associated scientific team, which you can view on the site, therefore the information is going to be accurate.