Paleo who?

At reference desks throughout Santa Clara County Library we receive all kinds of questions about the Paleo Diet. From requests for books to more information about this increasingly popular way of eating, the Paleo Diet seems to be something that has taken the health and nutrition world by storm.

But what exactly is the Paleo Diet? Is it difficult to follow? Complicated? Will it work for you? According to, the diet was created by experts in the field of health and nutrition who suggest that the best way to eat is the way the human body is genetically adapted to eat. The library has many books about the Paleo Diet, and they're the perfect place to start before consulting your doctor to find out if the diet is for you! Check out the list below to see what titles we have and pick one up at your local Santa Clara County Library branch today!

The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet (2011)
by Dr. Loren Cordain

The "original" guide to the Paleo Diet, this latest edition of The Paleo Diet explains the science behind the Paleo lifestyle, recipes and six-weeks worth of meal plans.

Everyday Paleo

 Everyday Paleo (2011)
by Sarah Fragoso

A mother of three, Sarah Fragoso discusses how to incoporate the Paleo lifestyle into your family's life. Includes meal plans, recipes and workout routines!

Make It Paleo

Make It Paleo (2011)
by Bill Staley

This book of recipes shows how you can transform your favorite meals, making them Paleo! Classic foods from Chinese, French and Mexican cuisines are also included.

Paleo Comfort Foods

Paleo Comfort Foods (2011)
by Julie Sullivan Mayfield and Charles Mayfield

Good for gluten-free eaters as well, this book adapts your favorite comfort foods to fit the Paleo lifestyle. The recipes include no grains, gluten, legumes or dairy and feature everything from muffins to fried green tomatoes to spicy wings!

The Paleo Diet Cookbook

The Paleo Diet Cookbook (2011)
by Dr. Loren Cordain

Written by the author of The Paleo Diet, this book includes over 150 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, all part of the Paleo lifestyle!

The Paleo Solution

The Paleo Solution (2010)
by Robb Wolf

Robb Wolf, a former student of The Paleo Diet author Dr. Loren Cordain, explains his perspective on the Paleo lifestyle, making complex scientific concepts accessible to the everyday reader. Included in the book is a four-week meal plan designed to give someone a commitment-light 30-day trial of the Paleo lifestyle.