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Melody Cherny is a graduate of the University of Washington where she studied psychology. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. and works in the non-profit sector. Melody has been a long-time advocate for public health and nutrition and is enrolled in the New York University Master of Public Health Nutrition program.

Fad diets tend to promise a lot, but they really rely on one thing: short-term weight loss and health. The Paleo (Paleolithic) Diet is a very popular diet based on Dr. Loren Cordain’s book, which asserts that the diet our ancestors may have followed more than two million years ago must also be the best…