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By Chris Kresser

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Revolution Health Radio debunks mainstream myths on nutrition and health and delivers cutting-edge, yet practical information on how to prevent and reverse disease naturally. This show is brought to you by Chris Kresser, health detective and creator of chriskresser.com.

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RHR: How Sauna Therapy Can Prevent & Reverse Chronic Disease, with Brian Richards
1:04:29
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode, we discuss: </strong></p> <ul> <li>The history of saunas</li> <li>Using sauna therapy to prevent and reverse chronic disease</li> <li>The benefits of saunas</li> <li>How heat therapy works</li> <li>What makes near infrared sauna therapy different</li> <li>Why light is a nutrient</li> <li>Tips on how to use sauna therapy effectively</li> <li>How electromagnetic stress is damaging our health</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes:</strong></p> <ul> <li><u><a href="https://saunaspace.com/hi/kresser/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SaunaSpace</a></u> - Use promo <em><strong>KRESSER10</strong></em> for 10% off</li> <li><em><u><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Therapy-Detoxification-Healing-Lawrence-Wilson/dp/0962865761" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sauna Therapy for Detoxification and Healing</a></u></em>, by Dr. Lawrence Wilson</li> <li><em><u><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Light-Therapeutics-John-Harvey-Kellogg/dp/1162581417" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Light Therapeutics</a></u></em>, by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg</li> <li>“<u><a href="https://chriskresser.com/the-health-benefits-of-saunas/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Health Benefits of Saunas</a></u>,” by Chris Kresser</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/i0STkPV0nk8" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_How_Sauna_Therapy_Can_Prevent__Reverse_Chronic_Disease_with_Brian_Richards.mp3" title="RHR - How Sauna Therapy Can Prevent & Reverse Chronic Disease, with Brian Richards" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:  </strong>Hey, everyone, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week we’re going to be speaking with Brian Richards, who’s the founder and lead product developer at <u><a href="https://saunaspace.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SaunaSpace</a></u>. Brian fully healed his toxin-related acne, brain fog, adrenal fatigue, and more with the power of the near infrared sauna, near infrared light for mitochondrial simulation and deeply detoxifying heat therapy. His personal journey to optimal health inspired him to create SaunaSpace’s incandescent light therapy sauna product in order to help others to the pathway to natural healing through infrared detoxification and light therapy.</p> <p>So I met Brian at <u><a href="https://www.paleofx.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Paleo f(x)</a></u> last year and have long been a proponent of sauna therapy. I have used many different saunas myself, have had saunas in my home for several years, and have done a ton of research on the benefits of sauna for a wide variety of conditions and just optimizing our health and extending our lifespan. I recently became interested, particularly in near infrared saunas,
Sep 04, 2018
RHR: How to Fight Practitioner Burnout with Dr. Akil Palanisamy
44:03
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode, we discuss: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Burnout among healthcare practitioners</li> <li>How common the problem is</li> <li>The results of widespread physician burnout</li> <li>The difference between burnout and moral injury</li> <li>How technology is contributing to the problem, not alleviating it</li> <li>How to fight physician burnout</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes: </strong></p> <ul> <li><em><u><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Paleovedic-Diet-Complete-Program-Increase-ebook/dp/B017WS30VS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533956506&sr=8-1&keywords=dr.+akil+palanisamy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Paleovedic Diet</a></u></em> by Dr. Akil Palanisamy</li> <li>The <u><a href="http://www.sutterpacific.org/services/integrative/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sutter Health Institute for Health & Healing</a></u> in San Francisco</li> <li><em><u><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Unconventional-Medicine-Revolution-Reinvent-Healthcare-ebook/dp/B07666LR6X/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Unconventional Medicine</a></u></em> by Chris Kresser</li> <li><u><a href="https://1440.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">1440 Multiversity</a></u> retreat for healthcare professionals</li> <li>Akil Palanisamy’s website, <u><a href="http://doctorakil.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DoctorAkil.com</a></u></li> </ul> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oHIq2l0xDB8" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_How_to_Fight_Practitioner_Burnout_with_Dr._Akil_Palanisamy.mp3" title="RHR - How to Fight Practitioner Burnout with Dr. Akil Palanisamy " artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:  </strong>Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week we’re going to be talking to Dr. Akil Palanisamy, who is a friend and colleague in the Functional Medicine space. And I’ve known him for several years. He is the author of <em><u><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Paleovedic-Diet-Complete-Program-Increase-ebook/dp/B017WS30VS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533956506&sr=8-1&keywords=dr.+akil+palanisamy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Paleovedic Diet</a></u></em>, a really interesting book combining Paleo and Ayurveda, a traditional Indian medicine which is an interest of his. And he also runs the Paleo Symposium that’s put on by the Institute for Health & Healing at UCSF every year, that I’ve been a featured speaker at since it started.</p> <p>But today actually, we’re going to be talking about something different, which is <strong>burnout amongst healthcare practitioners</strong>. It’s a really important topic that has pretty significant implications not only in terms of the effect on individual clinicians, but on patients and their access to care,
Aug 23, 2018
RHR: The Shift from Treatment to Prevention, with Vipul Vyas, Laura Conley, & Pat Charmel
59:52
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode, we discuss:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What the U.S. healthcare system focuses on</li> <li>The cost of maintaining this system</li> <li>How conventional medicine got to this point</li> <li>How the healthcare landscape is changing</li> <li>The shift from “sickcare” to true healthcare</li> <li>How employers can help employees manage their health</li> <li>The social factors that impact health</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group’s <u><a href="https://www.hvvmg.com/heritage-lifefit/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Heritage LifeFit</a></u> program</li> <li><u><a href="http://www.griffinhealth.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Griffin Health</a></u> hospital</li> <li><em><u><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Unconventional-Medicine-Revolution-Reinvent-Healthcare-ebook/dp/B07666LR6X/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Unconventional Medicine</a></u></em> by Chris Kresser</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sixiJ0RQImw" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Shift_from_Treatment_to_Prevention.mp3" title="RHR - The Shift from Treatment to Prevention, with Vipul Vyas, Pat Charmel, and Laura Conley" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:  </strong>Vipul, Pat, and Laura, thank you so much for being with me today.</p> <p><strong>Vipul Vyas:  </strong>It’s a pleasure.</p> <p><strong>Pat Charmel:  </strong>Appreciate the opportunity.</p> <p><strong>Laura Conley:  </strong>Thanks, Chris.</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong> So, I’m really looking forward to this conversation. Most of the discussion that I’ve had around this topic has been with people who are working outside of the conventional medical system. And certainly those perspectives are valuable, and I think we all agree that we need to make significant changes to the current system. But what I’ve certainly come to realize over the past several years is that while Functional Medicine on its own can make an impact and people working in private practice and using that model can make a difference to really scale this and have the impact that we need to have on a population health scale, <strong>we need to change the system from the inside out</strong>. And that's why I'm so excited to have this conversation today.</p> <p>So let’s start with the first question. Where has healthcare historically focused and what have the traditional economic drivers of healthcare been in the U.S.? Pat, if you could get us started, that would be great, and Vipul and Laura, if you want to jump in, feel free.</p> <h3>What the U.S. healthcare system focuses on</h3> <p><strong>Pat Charmel:  </strong>Well, thanks, Chris. Obviously, the U.S. healthcare system has been focused on,
Aug 08, 2018
RHR: The Ocular Microbiome, with Dr. Harvey Fishman
46:08
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode we discuss: </strong></p> <ul> <li>What is the ocular microbiome?</li> <li>How the microbiome affects eye diseases</li> <li>T cell activation in the eye</li> <li>HLA-B27 and genes that play an important role in immune function</li> <li>A nutrient-dense and anti-inflammatory diet for eye health</li> <li>Antibiotics prior to surgery</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Dr. Harvey Fishman's website: <u><a href="http://www.fishmanvision.com/">fishmanvision.com</a></u></li> </ul> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tCgEkYpZ830" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_The_Ocular_Microbiome_with_Dr._Harvey_Fishman.mp3" title="RHR: The Ocular Microbiome, with Dr. Harvey Fishman" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Dr. Fishman, welcome to Revolution Health Radio. I'm so happy you could join us. I've really been looking forward to this.</p> <p><strong>Dr Harvey Fishman: </strong>Thank you so much for having me, Chris. This is wonderful.</p> <h3>What is the ocular microbiome?</h3> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>So, my audience has been well aware of the gut microbiome for many years. We've also talked about the skin microbiome. We talked about the vaginal microbiome, the lung microbiome, more recently the nasal microbiology, and so it's not surprising to learn that there is also an ocular microbiome. I'm really looking forward to talking to you more about this and how it contributes to eye disease. Because in the conventional world, the options for preventing eye disease in the first place and then addressing them, I think, have come a long way but maybe still leaves something to be desired. I'd first love to start out with just hearing a little bit more about your background, how you became interested in the ocular microbiome in your work as an ophthalmologist, and what led you down this path.</p> <p><strong>Dr. Fishman: </strong>That's great. So, I have a pretty interesting background, where I started off in the world as a physical chemist, studied neuroscience. I was in an analytical chemistry microfluidic laser lab at Stanford and really got interested in how to measure molecules almost at the single molecule level. We were looking at vesicular and synaptic release, neurotransmitters, and what the chemical basis of learning and memory was.</p> <blockquote class="tweet"><p> You’ve heard of the gut microbiome—and maybe even the skin, nasal, and vaginal microbiome. But did you know that the eyes also have a microbiome and that it plays a key role in ocular health?<span style="color: #2a2a2a; font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px;"> </span></p></blockquote> <p>That was sort of my background,
Jul 10, 2018
RHR: How to Move Like an Animal to Get You Leaner, Fitter, Stronger and Healthier for Life, with Darryl Edwards
38:46
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode we discuss: </strong></p> <ul> <li>The dangers of a sedentary lifestyle</li> <li>The problems of modern-day fitness</li> <li>Movement as medicine</li> <li>Darryl Edwards’s new book: <em>Animal Moves</em></li> <li>You don't have to be in a gym to lift something heavy</li> <li>Play is vital to human wellness</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes: </strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><u><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Animal-Moves-Leaner-Stronger-Healthier-ebook/dp/B07BLS29DH">Darryl Edwards’s new book: </a><em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Animal-Moves-Leaner-Stronger-Healthier-ebook/dp/B07BLS29DH" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Animal Moves</a></em></u></strong></li> <li><strong><em><u><a href="http://paleocurebook.com/">The Paleo Cure, </a></u></em></strong><strong><u><a href="http://paleocurebook.com/">by Chris Kresser</a></u></strong></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Play-Shapes-Brain-Imagination-Invigorates/dp/1583333789" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Play</em>, by Stuart Brown</a></li> </ul> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BwwQoDBbp_0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_How_to_Move_Like_an_Animal_to_Get_You_Leaner_Fitter_Stronger_and_Healthier_for_Life_with_Darryl_Edwards.mp3" title="How to Move Like an Animal to Get You Leaner, Fitter, Stronger and Healthier for Life, with Darryl Edwards" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Darryl Edwards, my man, good to see you.</p> <p><strong>Darryl Edwards: </strong>How are you doing, Chris? How’s things?</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Things are well. It’s good to see you that one time a year that I usually get to see you at Paleo f(x) last year.</p> <p><strong>Darryl Edwards:</strong> Yes.</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>It's usually either Paleo f(x) or I happen to be in London doing some things.</p> <p><strong>Darryl Edwards: </strong>Yes, that's true. Paleo f(x) is definitely one of the highlights of my calendar for sure, so it’s a pleasure to see you, Chris.</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Yes. And usually I see you running from one room to the next or outside crawling around on the ground with people on top of you or vice versa or something like that, which is cool because that's what <a href="https://www.primalplay.com/?affcode=92182_9qjkats6">primal play</a> is all about, right?</p> <p><strong>Darryl Edwards: </strong>That's right. It's about having fun with movement. I'm definitely not spending much time relaxing whilst the Paleo f(x).</p> <blockquote class="tweet"><p> Darryl Edwards teaches us, “If we move like animals, we’ll become more human.” Learn how to incorporate animal moves into your daily life to get leaner, fitter, stronger, and healthier for life.
Jun 28, 2018
RHR: Why Your “Normal” Thyroid Lab Results May Not Be Normal
34:48
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <h3><strong>In this episode, we discuss:</strong></h3> <ul> <li>TSH does not give you a complete picture</li> <li>Free thyroid hormone</li> <li>Antibodies and thyroid hypofunction</li> <li>What lab ranges are used for thyroid testing</li> <li>Goiters and iodine deficiency</li> <li>Thyroid patterns that may not show up on standard lab tests</li> <li>Thyroid physiology, proper assessment, and treatments</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Show notes:</strong></h3> <ul> <li><u><a href="https://kresserinstitute.com/why-your-normal-thyroid-lab-results-may-not-be-normal/">Five Thyroid Patterns that May Not Show Up on Standard Lab Tests</a></u></li> <li><u><a href="https://dutchtest.com/">DUTCH test - offered by Precision Analytical</a></u></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Why_Your_22Normal22_Thyroid_Lab_Results_May_Not_Be_Normal_1.mp3" title="RHR: Why Your “Normal” Thyroid Lab Results May Not Be Normal" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/unbS4kJb3PI" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:  </strong>Hey, everyone, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week I'm going to answer a listener question from Laura. Let’s give it a listen:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>“Hi Chris. My name is Laura and I'm from Ireland. I have a question for you about goiters and thyroid function. Basically I've had a goiter for over 5 years now and I get blood tests every 6 to 12 months which show that my thyroid levels and thyroid antibodies are always within the normal range. I've had ultrasounds confirming that the goiter is normal. However I have every symptom of hypothyroidism. The most worrying aspect for me is how much the swelling of my goiter can vary from a day to day basis. So if I'm tired or particularly when I'm stressed, under any emotional kind of stress, my thyroid swells, it becomes inflamed, tender and red. There's a throbbing sensation like a headache, but in my neck, and I will instantly get a headache. Normally if I get a headache or a migraine, I'll check my thyroid first to see if it's swollen more than usual. And I have no energy. And whenever my immune system is low or I'm sick, or I have a head cold or flu, it's the same thing that occurs. But it's just the fact that the swelling varies from day to day and I'm just at a loss to do, a loss at what to do with conventional medicine. I'm waiting 18 months for a referral. But I have no faith because every test is normal and they don't seem to care to get to the root. And I just have no idea holistically what to do anymore. And I mean if it was just the goiter, if it didn't have that swelling and inflammation on a daily, hourly basis, it wouldn't be so disconcerting. It's just the fact that I am struggling and I need help....
Jun 12, 2018
RHR: The Power of Motivational Interviewing, with Ken Kraybill
1:12:07
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode we discuss:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Information is not enough to support behavior change</li> <li>Most of us resist being told what to do</li> <li>How to guide a conversation to strengthen a person's internal motivation</li> <li>The difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation</li> <li>MI’s beginnings and growth</li> <li>Partnership, acceptance, compassion, evocation</li> <li>OARS: questions that invite people to tell the backstory</li> <li>Traditional coaching vs. MI coaching</li> <li>An ally approach vs. an expert approach</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes:</strong></p> <ul> <li><u><a href="https://kresserinstitute.com/adapt-health-coach-training-program/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ADAPT Health Coach Training Program</a></u></li> <li><u><a href="http://center4si.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Center for Social Innovation</a></u></li> <li><u><a href="http://us.thinkt3.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">t3</a></u> – Training for organizations, city, counties, and statewide organizations, promoting best practices in working with people who are vulnerable or marginalized in our society.</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_The_Power_of_Motivational_Interviewing_with_Ken_Kraybill.mp3" title="RHR: The Power of Motivational Interviewing, with Ken Kraybill" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qIG3wxe1IV4" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong>  Ken, thank you so much for being here. I’ve been really looking forward to this interview.</p> <p><strong>Ken Kraybill:</strong>  You are most welcome. I’m happy to join you.</p> <h3><strong>Information is not enough to support behavior change </strong></h3> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong>  So, something I’ve been saying quite a bit lately and maybe to the point where people are tired of hearing it, but I really want to get this message across is that <strong>information is not enough to support behavior change.</strong> We know that only 6 percent of Americans engage in the top five health behaviors. Things like maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, not drinking too much, getting enough exercise, and getting enough sleep. And it’s not really because they don’t know that those things are healthy. It really comes down to not being able to successfully change their behavior.</p> <p>And I’ve often said that if information was enough, then Google would solve chronic disease. And so this is why I’ve been really looking forward to talking to you as an expert in motivational interviewing, because I think a lot of people who go into health coaching or become a nutritionist or go into medicine may have the idea that if they just tweak the information that they’re delivering just so,
Jun 01, 2018
RHR: Harnessing the Power of Positive Psychology in Health Coaching – with Robert Biswas-Diener
55:41
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode, we discuss:  </strong></p> <ul> <li>Robert Biswas-Diener’s journey from psychologist to coach</li> <li>What is positive psychology?</li> <li>Combining positive psychology and coaching</li> <li>The fundamentals of health coaching</li> <li>How health coaching differs from an expert or authority approach</li> <li>How asking powerful questions shifts the dialogue</li> <li>Framework for coaches just getting started</li> <li>What an aspiring health coach should look for in a training program</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show Notes: </strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kresserinstitute.com/adapt-health-coach-training-program/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ADAPT Health Coach Training Program</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Upside-Your-Dark-Side-Self-Drives-ebook/dp/B00INIXMZG?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Upside of Your Dark Side - book by Robert Biswas-Diener</a></li> <li><a href="https://robertdiener.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Robert Biswas-Diener website</a></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/Harnessing_the_Power_of_Positive_Psychology_in_Health_Coachingwith_Robert_Biswas-Diener.mp3" title="RHR Podcast: Harnessing the Power of Positive Psychology in Health Coaching - with Robert Biswas-Diener" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ut73delm4Ec" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong> Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. Today I am very excited to welcome Robert Biswas-Diener as a guest. Robert is the foremost authority on positive psychology coaching and has consulted with a wide range of international organizations on performance management and talent development. He conducts trainings on coaching, strengths, positivity, courage, and appreciative inquiry with organizations and businesses around the world and through his own coaching school, Positive Acorn.</p> <p>Robert has trained professionals in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South America, and the Middle East. He has a doctorate in social psychology and a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is an ICF Professional Certified Coach. He’s the author of <em>Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching</em>, <em>The Courage Quotient</em>, and <em>The Upside of Your Dark Side</em>, among other books. Robert is also on the faculty of the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program, which is launching in June, where he has created and is going to be delivering the content on developing core coaching skills.</p> <p>So I’m really excited to talk to Robert about positive psychology and especially its application in a health coaching context—why it’s so important, what the most important skills and competencies somebody needs to be ...
May 15, 2018
RHR: Bringing Functional Medicine to the Masses – with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
1:17:54
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode, we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Introduction and background of Dr. Rangan Chatterjee</li> <li>WNL: We’re not looking</li> <li>Raising public awareness of functional and progressive medicine through the mainstream media</li> <li>The impact of the show <em>Doctor in the House</em> among colleagues and across the UK</li> <li>Changing the expectation among medical professionals to a more collaborative care method</li> <li>Chatterjee’s new book, <em>How to Make Disease Disappear</em>, and the 4 Pillar Plan</li> <li>Communication is the biggest skill for healthcare professionals</li> <li>Small changes tend to make the biggest impact</li> </ul> <p>Show notes:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDnwlb3IQDPJtFysPUJbDFQ/videos" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong> Rangan Chatterjee</strong></a> on YouTube</li> <li><a href="http://functionalforum.com/prescribing-lifestyle-medicine" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine Course</strong></a></li> <li>Chatterjee’s new book: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Make-Disease-Disappear-Rangan-Chatterjee/dp/0062846345" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>How to Make Disease Disappear</em></strong></a></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Bringing_Functional_Medicine_to_the_Masseswith_Dr._Rangan_Chatterjee.mp3" title="RHR: Bringing Functional Medicine to the Masses – with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee" artist="Chris Kresser]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sVT38tLddDQ" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Rangan Chatterjee, it's such a pleasure to have you on the show. I'm really looking forward to this.</p> <p><strong>Dr. Rangan Chatterjee: </strong>Chris, the pleasure is mine. Thanks very much for inviting me.</p> <p><strong>Chris: </strong>We met when I came over to the UK last year, I think that was. It’s all such a blur.</p> <p><strong>Dr. Chatterjee: </strong>Yeah, someone said we need to speak, so we went out for a lovely dinner, actually.</p> <p><strong>Chris: </strong>Yes. I really enjoyed that. Mark Hyman introduced us via email before we came over and said, “Hey, you guys should know each other,” and he was definitely right. We hit it off immediately, in large part because we share not only a passion for reinventing healthcare and the future of medicine, but also a pretty similar perspective on how we should go about doing that. That's what I'd love to dive into today, and I want to start by talking maybe a little bit about just your background, how you came to Functional Medicine, and this perspective that we share on reinventing healthcare and medicine, and then I want to talk a little bit about your experience with the TV show, because here in the US we don't have access to it.
May 01, 2018
RHR: Scaling Functional Medicine: The Berkeley Fire Department Wellness Program
1:13:21
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode, we discuss: </strong></p> <ul> <li>The Berkeley Fire Department wellness program overview and team introductions</li> <li>Module 1 – Diet and using a continuous glucose monitor</li> <li>Module 2 – Stress management and the role it plays in mental and physical performance</li> <li>Module 3 – Sleep and happiness</li> <li>Module 4 – Sustainability and achieving long term goals</li> <li><a href="https://nutrinohealth.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nutrino</a> and the technology pieces to the puzzle</li> <li><a href="https://ouraring.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Oura ring</a>: the most advanced wearable on the market</li> <li>Amory Langmo and his inspiration to develop the program</li> <li>Continuing education, empowering each other, and creating lasting change<strong> </strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://my.chriskresser.com/program/14four/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">14Four framework</a> plan developed by Chris Kresser</li> <li><a href="https://buddhify.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Buddhify</a> – meditation technique app</li> <li><a href="https://nutrinohealth.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nutrino</a> – nutrition-related data services, analytics, and technologies</li> <li><a href="https://www.heartmath.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HeartMath</a> – biofeedback and heart rate variability sensors</li> <li><a href="https://ouraring.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Oura</a> – smart, wearable ring: u<em>se code “<strong>VISUALIZE</strong>” for $75 off of the generation-two ring, launching May 2018</em></li> <li><a href="https://zenbelly.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Zenbelly Catering</a> – donated cookbooks and prizes</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Scaling_Functional_Medicine_-_The_Berkeley_Fire_Department_Wellness_Program.mp3" title="RHR: Scaling Functional Medicine: The Berkeley Fire Department Wellness Program" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FuWk02tJE6Y" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. I’m really excited about today. We are going to talk about how to apply some of these concepts of Functional Medicine and ancestral diet and lifestyle that we talk about so much in a different setting. When I go to conferences and when I speak publicly, I’m often asked, “You know, Functional Medicine’s great, but it’s really expensive if we’re doing it in a one-on-one setting. It’s cost-prohibitive for most people, and we need to get this approach out on a wider scale. We need to start doing it in companies, we need to do it in our communities,
Apr 24, 2018
RHR: Practical Steps for Healing the Gut—with Michael Ruscio
47:39
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode, we discuss: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Michael Ruscio’s new book: <em>Healthy Gut, Healthy You</em></li> <li>The importance of gut health</li> <li>Improving the gut without relying on medical testing</li> <li>The role of the gut as the second brain and technology addiction</li> <li>Linking gut health to a good night’s sleep</li> <li>The biggest mistakes people make when addressing gut health</li> <li>Listening to your gut and consolidating all probiotics into a few categories</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Michael Ruscio’s new book: <a href="https://drruscio.com/getgutbook/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Healthy Gut, Healthy You</em></a></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Practical_Steps_for_Healing_the_Gutwith_Michael_Ruscio.mp3" title="RHR: Practical Steps for Healing the Gut—with Michael Ruscio" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fyBrE5XD5e8" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Hey, everybody, it's Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, I'm very happy to welcome Dr. Michael Ruscio as my guest. He is a Functional Medicine practitioner, clinical researcher, and international lecturer. He's a leader in the movement to make integrative medicine and natural health solutions more accepted and accessible, and his practice is located up here in Northern California, right by me. Dr. Ruscio is a friend and a colleague. I've known him for several years and I've always appreciated his very balanced and sensible approach, which is a little unusual, I find sometimes, in this field. He has a really smart way of looking at the research and separating the wheat from the chaff, and, as I just mentioned, he's very passionate about making Functional Medicine and integrative medicine accessible and avoiding unnecessary and expensive lab testing, and just focusing on the basics. And I think it's very easy to overlook the importance of the basics despite how much we talk about them, especially when you dive into the Functional Medicine rabbit hole. So, I'm really looking forward to talking with Dr. Ruscio today. Let's dive in.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Mike, it's always a pleasure to talk to you. Thanks for coming and joining us on the show.</p> <p><strong>Michael Ruscio:</strong> Absolutely. My pleasure. Thanks for having me.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> So, we're gonna talk about the gut, one of my favorite topics, and I know yours.</p> <p><strong>Michael Ruscio:</strong> Yup. [chuckle]</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> We're both big fans of the quote from Hippocrates, "All disease begins in the gut." He knew that 2,500 years ago. We forgot, but it seems like we're starting to relearn that,
Apr 03, 2018
RHR: How to Maximize Your Nutrient Intake—with Chris Masterjohn
58:57
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode we cover:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I’m eating all the right foods. Why should I be concerned?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Medical conditions impair nutrient absorption</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You're not a probability, you're a person. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The varying bioavailability of nutrients in our foods</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The difference between precursor and active forms of nutrients</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Optimal supplementation for your health</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nutrient Cheat Sheet</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes: </strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://chrismasterjohnphd.com/chriskresser" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet (Nutrient Cheat Sheet) </a>by Chris Masterjohn - Use discount code: CHRISKRESSER (discount expires on March 26 at 11:59 PM eastern time)</li> <li>Bioavailability of nutrients: <a href="https://chriskresser.com/why-you-should-think-twice-about-vegetarian-and-vegan-diets/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets</a></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_How_to_Maximize_Your_Nutrient_Intakewith_Chris_Masterjohn.mp3" title="RHR: How to Maximize Your Nutrient Intake—with Chris Masterjohn" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yl-wLBeqO74" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Chris, it’s such a pleasure to have you back on the show.</span></p> <p><b>Chris Masterjohn:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Thanks for having me, Chris. It's great to be here.</span></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> One of my earliest guests, I think this is number three or four appearances, right?</span></p> <p><b>Chris Masterjohn:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> This would be number four.</span></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Number four, awesome. So we're going to talk about something a little bit different today, but obviously well within your wheelhouse, and I'm really excited to discuss it. Last week I was asked to give a talk at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and they wanted me to talk about supplements. But I told them that in order to talk about supplements, I needed to spend the first 90 percent of the talk discussing important concepts like nutrient density,
Mar 21, 2018
RHR: What the Heck Should We Eat? With Dr. Mark Hyman
45:00
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode, we discuss: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Why are people so confused about what to eat?</li> <li>Food is medicine</li> <li>Transitioning from vegetarian to meat-eater</li> <li>“It’s not the cow, it’s the how” and studies that don’t prove cause and effect</li> <li>The false demonization of meat, saturated fat, and cholesterol</li> <li>The Paleo template and avoiding strict diet dogma</li> <li>Cellular and acellular carbohydrates</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Mark Hyman’s new book: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Food-What-Heck-Should-Eat/dp/0316338869?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?</em></a></li> <li>Crowdfunding campaign: <a href="https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/kale-vs-cow-the-case-for-better-meat--2" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Kale vs. Cow: The Case for Better Meat</em></a></li> <li>Regenerative agriculture: <a href="https://kisstheground.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Kiss the Ground</em></a></li> <li>Research study: “<a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180118142911.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Paleolithic diet healthier for overweight women</a>”</li> <li>Roger Williams’s book: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/nutrition-against-disease-roger-williams/dp/0553077090?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Nutrition Against Disease</em></a></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_What_the_Heck_Should_We_Eat_With_Mark_Hyman.mp3" title="RHR: What the Heck Should We Eat? With Dr. Mark Hyman" artist="Chri Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QOyY37aCJWM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week I’m very excited to welcome back Dr. Mark Hyman to the show. Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a 10-time #1 <em>New York Times</em> best-selling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He’s the Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and the Director of the <a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/functional-medicine" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine</a>. He’s also founder and director of the <a href="http://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">UltraWellness Center</a>, chairman of the <a href="https://www.ifm.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Institute for Functional Medicine</a>, medical editor of <em>HuffPost</em>, and a regular medical contributor in the media for <em>CBS This Morning</em>, <em>Good Morning America</em>, CNN, <em>The Dr. Oz Show</em>, and more.</p>
Feb 27, 2018
RHR: How to Make Paleo Cooking Fun, Easy and Filled with Umami—with Michelle Tam
49:22
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode we discuss:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Michelle’s new book: <em>Ready or Not! 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo</em></li> <li>Tips and tricks to encourage people to start cooking</li> <li>What is umami?</li> <li>Setting up your cooking environment for success</li> <li>Pressure cookers and other essential kitchen tools</li> <li>Transitioning your kids to eat Paleo</li> <li>Making Paleo foods fast, easy, and approachable</li> <li>The Nom Nom Paleo app</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Michelle Tam’s new book: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Not-Make-Ahead-Make-Over-Make-Now/dp/1449478298/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519249566&sr=1-2&keywords=ready+or+not+nom+nom+paleo?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Ready or Not! 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo</em></a></li> <li><a href="https://kresserinstitute.com/coaches-nutritionists-interest/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Health Coach Training Program</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Bread-Jam-Frances-Russell-Hoban/dp/0062392379?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bread and Jam for Frances</a></li> <li>Recipes: <a href="https://nomnompaleo.com/post/10031990774/slow-cooker-kalua-pig" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kalua Pig, </a><a href="https://nomnompaleo.com/2017/04/18/2017041820170418instant-pot-pressure-cooker-carnitas" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instant Pot Carnitas</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-Multi-Use-Programmable-Packaging/dp/B00FLYWNYQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1519249677&sr=1-3&keywords=instant+pot?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instant Pot</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.thermoworks.com/Thermapen-Mk4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MK4 Thermapen</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Breville-BKE820XL-Variable-Temperature-1-8-Liter-Kettle/dp/B001DYERBK/ref=sr_1_4?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1519250557&sr=1-4&keywords=breville+electric+kettle?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electric Water Kettle</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Creuset-Signature-Enameled-Cast-Iron-4-Quart/dp/B0076NOI7A/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1519250737&sr=1-3&keywords=le+Creuset+dutch+oven?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dutch Oven</a></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_How_to_Make_Paleo_Cooking_Fun_Easy_and_Filled_with_Umamiwith_Michelle_Tam.mp3" title="RHR: How to Make Paleo Cooking Fun, Easy and Filled with Umami—with Michelle Tam" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IuYs7OFW60U" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Michelle, it's so fantastic to have you here.
Feb 21, 2018
RHR: A New Model of Care for Chronic Disease
56:12
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode we discuss:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Schweig and the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM)</li> <li>Shortcomings of the episodic model of care</li> <li>Changing how care is delivered</li> <li>The collaborative care model</li> <li>Technology advancements in collaborative care</li> <li>Giving clients more resources and access to more professionals</li> <li>Hiring a health coach and registered nutritionist</li> <li>Group treatments and reducing the feeling of isolation</li> <li>The Berkeley Fire Department pilot wellness program</li> <li style="list-style-type: none;"></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_A_New_Model_of_Care_for_Chronic_Disease.mp3" title="RHR: A New Model of Care for Chronic Disease" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UmYqowFO4hQ" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Hey, everyone. Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, I'm excited to welcome back Dr. Sunjya Schweig. He is my co-director at the California Center for Functional Medicine. And in this episode, we're going to talk all about a new model of care, specifically for treating chronic disease. Now, in my book, <em>Unconventional Medicine</em>, I mentioned that conventional medicine is fantastic at dealing with acute trauma, emergency care-type of situations but really lousy when it comes to addressing chronic disease. So the obvious question is, what is the best model for treating chronic disease? And I outlined that in my book <em>Unconventional Medicine</em>. But I wanted to ask Dr. Schweig to come on the show to talk a little bit more about how we are implementing that at the California Center for Functional Medicine, so you can get a better idea of what it actually looks like in practice. I'm really excited to have him back on, and I hope you enjoy this episode.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Sunjya, it's a pleasure to have you back on the show.</p> <p><strong>Sunjya:</strong>  Yeah thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here. I’m excited for today’s topic.</p> <p><strong>Chris: </strong> So, you have been on the show before, and I think some people have met you that way, but there are probably several listeners that haven't. So, why don't we start with your background, how you got into medicine, and then how you transitioned to functional medicine.</p> <h3>Dr. Schweig and the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM)</h3> <p><strong>Sunjya:</strong> Yeah, so I grew up here in Northern California and had a very alternative upbringing. Lots of focus on alternative medicine as our main option for care in the family as well as diet; vegetarian and pluses or minuses on that, but also organic, really conscious thinking in terms of how my parents were putting everything ...
Feb 08, 2018
RHR: Debunking Paleo Diet Myths—with Sarah Ballantyne
39:19
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Sarah’s new book and bringing scientific validity to the Paleo movement and</li> <li>Feeling empowered to experiment; a diet shouldn’t be a set of rules</li> <li>Learning to listen to your body and how it reacts to certain foods</li> <li>Where is all the research for Functional Medicine and the Paleo diet</li> <li>Fact checking and pseudoscience; not all articles published are fact!</li> <li>Why all diets (including Paleo) have a tendency to fall short in certain nutrients</li> <li>Food is not the only input to health</li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Principles-Step-Step-Delicious-ebook/dp/B0773WNZFB/?tag=chrikres-20"><em>Paleo Principles: The Science Behind the Paleo Template, Step-by-Step Guides, Meal Plans, and 200+ Healthy & Delicious Recipes for Real Life</em></a>, by Sarah Ballantyne</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/thepaleomom_podcast_2018-01-05.mp3" title="RHR: Debunking Paleo Diet Myths—with Sarah Ballantyne" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QOtBBfSo2xU" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week I’m really excited to welcome Dr. Sarah Ballantyne as a guest on the show. She’s the creator of the award-winning online resource <a href="https://www.thepaleomom.com/">ThePaleoMom.com</a>; cohost of the syndicated top-rated <em>The Paleo View</em> podcast; and the <em>New York Times</em> best-selling author of  <em>Paleo Principles</em> (her newest book, which I’m excited to talk about today), <em>The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook</em>, and <em>The Healing Kitchen</em>. Sarah earned her doctorate in medical biophysics at the age of 26 and spent the next four years doing research on critical care medicine, innate immunity, gene therapy, and cell biology, earning a variety of awards for research excellence along the way.</p> <p>Many of you know Sarah from the Paleo/primal community, and she has long been a voice of reason and also someone who, like myself, shares a passion for research and backing up her writing with evidence, which I think is really important and often in short supply in the health world online. Sarah’s one of those people that I connected with right away, especially in this particular domain, and we both enjoy geeking out on all of the research that supports the ancestral diet and lifestyle. One of the things we’re going to be talking about today is how <em>much</em> research there is that supports these diet and lifestyle choices that we make. You might be surprised to find that there’s much, much more than the mainstream media and critics let on. In fact,
Jan 16, 2018
RHR: How Dental Health Affects Your Whole Body—with Steven Lin
50:54
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we cover:</p> <ul> <li>Did our ancestors have dental disease?</li> <li>Weston A. Price’s groundbreaking work</li> <li>Fat-soluble vitamins and jaw development</li> <li>The link between facial structure and ADHD</li> <li>How facial structure can impact the whole body</li> <li>The problem with braces</li> <li>How to find a functional orthodontist</li> <li>What to look for in your child’s facial development</li> <li>How <em>The Dental Diet</em> can impact overall health</li> </ul> <p>Show notes:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Dental-Diet-Surprising-between-Life-Changing-ebook/dp/B07681JGPL/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health</em></a> by Steven Lin</li> <li><a href="http://www.alforthodontics.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ALF dental appliance</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.vivoslife.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DNA dental appliance</a></li> <li><a href="https://myobrace.com/en-au" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Myobrace dental appliance</a></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_How_Dental_Health_Affects_Your_Whole_Bodywith_Steven_Lin.mp3" title="RHR: How Dental Health Affects Your Whole Body—with Steven Lin" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vw1W-6q-wYg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody, it’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. Today, I’m really excited to welcome Dr. Steven Lin as a guest on the show. He’s a dentist, and we’re going to talk about the connection between diet and dental health and the connection between dental health and overall health. I’ve come to believe over the years that dental health, and in particular the structure of our face and jaw, is one of the missing elements in the functional approach to health. We talk a lot about diet, exercise, stress, physical activity, sleep, etc., as mechanisms that can drive disease. We also talk about things like SIBO or infections or toxins or nutrient deficiencies as mechanisms that can drive disease. But dental problems and the misaligned structure of the jaw, malocclusion, etc., are also a significant driver of disease, and one of the primary areas of mismatch between our modern diet and lifestyle and our genes and our biology.</p> <p>So we’re going to talk all about this and talk about some things that you can <em>do</em> about it. So it’s a whole other lever for intervention and improving our health. I’m really excited to be talking to Steven Lin about it. He’s a board-registered dentist, a TEDx speaker, and author of the new book <em>The Dental Diet</em>, which we’re going to talk about as well. Dr.
Jan 09, 2018
RHR: The Importance of Strength Training—with Sal Di Stefano
58:40
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>How Sal’s interest in fitness and wellness evolved</li> <li>Optimizing health versus performance</li> <li>The most important type of exercise to combat sedentary lifestyle</li> <li>Why taking calcium alone won’t build stronger bones</li> <li>A little resistance training goes a long way</li> <li>Learning to enjoy the process</li> <li>The cost of over-training</li> <li>How to get started with strength training</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_The_Importance_of_Strength_Trainingwith_Sal_Di_Stefano.mp3" title="RHR: The Importance of Strength Training--with Sal Di Stefano" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lR___qbZF6M" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody, it's Chris. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, I'm happy to welcome Sal Di Stefano as a guest. I met Sal when I went on his podcast, the <a href="https://www.mindpumpmedia.com/p/rdm17-podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mind Pump podcast</a>, which is a fantastic fitness show. For anyone who's interested in that, I highly recommend checking it out. He co-hosts it with a couple other guys, and they're both hilarious and super knowledgeable about fitness, strength training and everything in that field. I definitely recommend listening to it if you're interested in that.</p> <p>I wanted Sal to come on this show to talk about the importance of strength training in a fitness program because I think that's under-recognized, and it's not something we've talked about a lot on this show or that I've written a lot about. And Sal has a lot of expertise in this area. He started strength training when he was just a teenager and was running gyms by the time he was 19. And by the time he was 22, he owned his own gym.</p> <p>So, he's been a personal trainer for 18 years, and he's really good at cutting through all of the hype and misunderstanding that exist in the fitness industry. And if you're in that industry or you followed it for any length of time, you know that it's considerable. There is so much bad information out there in the fitness world, so much schlocky and sleazy marketing, and frankly, a lot of information that is dangerous and has led to people getting hurt or overtraining and causing a lot of health problems, and I see that all the time in my practice.</p> <p>So, I wanted Sal to come on and set the record straight, to dispel some of the myths that you often hear about in terms of fitness and strength training, in particular, and then offer some helpful basic tips for people who want to get started with a fitness and strength training practice. So, let's dive in and talk to Sal.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Okay. Sal,
Dec 20, 2017
RHR: The Best Ways to Support Diet Change—with Melissa Hartwig
43:36
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode, we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>The inspiration behind the Whole30 diet</li> <li>The psychological component to diet</li> <li>Accepting the responsibility for change, without blame</li> <li>More evidence on how diet impacts health</li> <li>How important it is to support change in different ways</li> <li>Melissa’s two new books</li> <li>Using the concept of food reward for weight loss</li> </ul> <p>Show notes:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Whole30-Day-Daily-Guide-Success-ebook/dp/B072J3MLL5/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Whole30 Day by Day</em></a> by Melissa Hartwig</li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Whole30-Fast-Easy-Cookbook-Delicious-ebook/dp/B0722VKNPW/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook</em></a> by Melissa Hartwig</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_The_Best_Ways_to_Support_Diet_Changewith_Melissa_Hartwig.mp3" title="RHR: The Best Ways to Support Diet Change--With Melissa Hartwig" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WmRvNS6v788" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Hey, everybody. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. Today I'm really excited to welcome Melissa Hartwig, founder of Whole30. I can't believe we haven't had you on the show, Melissa.</p> <p><strong>Melissa Hartwig: </strong>Well, you and I have talked so often at events and behind the scenes. But yeah, I'm really excited to get an invite and chat with you formally.</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Yes. I feel like the timing is perfect because, as most of my listeners know, I just <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Unconventional-Medicine-Revolution-Reinvent-Healthcare-ebook/dp/B07666LR6X/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">released a book</a> about, among other things, the importance of diet and lifestyle behavior change in preventing and reversing chronic disease and addressing the epidemic of chronic disease that we're suffering from. Of course, Melissa, this is something that's very close to your heart and something that you believe in and have practiced and preached for many, many years now with the Whole30 program. As a way of diving into this topic of how to change diet, in particular, in a powerful way that not only prevents disease but even reverses it after it's already occurred, why don’t you just … I think a lot of people who are listening to this of course have heard of Whole30, but for those that haven't, why don’t you just talk a little bit about how this originated. I think you have your own interesting story, and this came out of your own personal experience, I know, and then what the Whole30 is, and we'll go from there.</p> <h3>The inspiration behind the Whole30 diet</h3> ...
Dec 06, 2017
RHR: A Functional Medicine Approach to PCOS
57:52
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Dr. Nett’s transition from conventional to Functional Medicine</li> <li>What is polycystic ovary syndrome?</li> <li>Addressing underlying causes</li> <li>How useful is a diagnosis of PCOS?</li> <li>Treatment of PCOS</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_A_Functional_Medicine_Approach_to_PCOS.mp3" title="The Functional Approach to PCOS" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XcJqBOEyeaA" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Hey, everybody, it's Chris. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio.</p> <p>This week I have a special guest, Dr. Amy Nett, who works with me at California Center for Functional Medicine and is also on the Kresser Institute faculty and helps me teach the ADAPT practitioner training program.</p> <p>Amy how long have you been with us now at CCFM? I don't remember the exact month that you joined?</p> <p><strong>Dr. Amy Nett: </strong>Well, I think you and I started working together even before CCFM was officially in existence, so over three years now I think.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Wow, time flies. I mean it seems like you've been there forever. It's amazing how far we've come in that last three years. It tripled in size, I think, in three years, in terms of staff and growth.</p> <p><strong>Amy: </strong>Absolutely, and then watching that clinician training program, watching you develop that from the ground up and seeing that grow has been really exciting too, so you've been busy.</p> <p><strong>Chris: </strong>Definitely. We've all been busy. It’s been fun, a great ride. Before we dive into today's topic, which I'm really excited about, we're going to talk about PCOS, and you pointed out to me that I really haven't written that much about this topic or spoken about it, which surprised me because it's such a big concern for women, and it's something that in my mind I thought I had covered, but I hadn’t, so we're going to dive into that today. But before we do that, given that it's been three years now, and so now you have a lot more experience in Functional Medicine, you're helping me teach in the Kresser Institute, but you didn't come from a Functional Medicine background, you came from radiology and practicing within the conventional system, I'm sure some of the listeners, particularly practitioners, would be curious how that transition has been for you now looking back to where you were five years ago and where you are now and what that's been like for you both professionally and personally.</p> <blockquote class="tweet"><p>Addressing the root causes of PCOS.</p></blockquote> <h3>Dr. Nett’s transition from conventional to Functional Medicine</h3> <p><strong>Amy: </strong>Yes. As you said,
Nov 28, 2017
RHR: A Three-Step Plan to Fix Conventional Healthcare
53:30
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>In this episode we discuss:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The patient case that inspired the book</li> <li>Who is this book for?</li> <li>The mismatch between our medical paradigm and chronic disease</li> <li>Drug companies and conflicts of interest</li> <li>How clinicians can help create a new paradigm</li> <li>The three core problems and how to solve them</li> <li>What this new paradigm looks like</li> <li>How do we pay for this? Is it scalable?</li> <li>How allied providers are the key</li> </ul> <h5>Show notes:</h5> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Unconventional-Medicine-Revolution-Reinvent-Healthcare-ebook/dp/B07666LR6X/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Unconventional Medicine</em></a> by Chris Kresser</li> <li><a href="http://kresser.co/bonus" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Special offer for RHR podcast listeners</a> - get the audiobook free if you buy the book by November 12th.</li> <li><a href="https://naturalforce.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NaturalForce.com</a> - use coupon “unconventional” and get $10 plus free shipping</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_A_Three-Step_Plan_to_Fix_Conventional_Healthcare.mp3" title="A Three-Step Plan to Fix Conventional Healthcare" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0gx2qOpXSvM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. Today we’re going to do something a little different. I am bringing on a guest host, Tony Federico, he’s the VP of marketing for Natural Force Nutrition, a physiology editor for the <em>Journal of Evolution and Health</em>, and a longtime contributor to <em>Paleo Magazine</em>, and also at Paleo f(x), which is where I met Tony, I think, originally, and I have interacted with him the most. And he’s moderated several panels that I’ve been on and I’ve always been impressed with the way he’s done that, the intelligent questions that he asks and just his balanced perspective on ancestral health and Functional Medicine, and this movement overall.</p> <p>Today is the day that my new book, <em>Unconventional Medicine</em>, comes out. It’s now available on Amazon, and I wanted to ask Tony to come take over the podcast and talk with me about the book because I know he’s really interested in all these topics and he’s read quite a bit of the book himself, and I thought it would be more interesting to have a conversation about it than for me to just sit here and do a monologue. So Tony welcome to the show and thanks for being here.</p> <p><strong>Tony Federico: </strong> Yeah, thanks for inviting me on, Chris. It’s always fun, when we’ve had the chance to chat, as you said. Whether in person or on podcast,
Nov 08, 2017
RHR: What the $#@! Is Wrong with What the Health?
24:34
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>All organisms are shaped by their environment</li> <li>Vegan diets are lacking in key nutrients</li> <li>The trouble with epidemiological studies</li> <li>Clinical research quality varies widely</li> <li>News articles should not be used as evidence</li> <li>The source of the message matters</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_What_the__Is_Wrong_with_What_the_Health.mp3" title="RHR: What the $#@! Is Wrong with What the Health?" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UHCYDq2CmHI" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Show notes:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://chriskresser.com/what-the-health/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>What the Health</em> review and resources page</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody. It's Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week we have a question from Beth. Let's give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Beth:</strong> Hi, Chris. My name's Beth. I'm wondering if you can comment about your reaction to the <em>What the Health</em> documentary that's on Netflix and quite popular right now. I have the BRCA 2 mutation and have known for about three years, and I'm feeling pretty defeated when looking towards the way to eat to prevent breast cancer. I feel like when this journey started out I was vegan, did a bunch of research, and experts pointed me towards Paleo. <em>What the Health</em> documentary, every time you get new information, you feel pulled in that direction. So would love your thoughts. Thank you.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Well, we received several questions about the <em>What the Health</em> documentary, not just from Beth, and thank you all for sending those in. They were all quite similar, so I'm just going to consolidate the answer here to Beth's question because I think it will cover everybody's question.</p> <p>At least once or twice a year over the past several years there's been some big media story suggesting that red meat or eggs will kill you or a plant-based diet is the best choice or that vegetarians live longer than omnivores or other such unfounded claims. Every year a slew of researchers, scientists, and other critics, including me, debunk these stories. I will admit that it gets a little bit tiresome saying the same thing over and over again, but I've come to accept that this is just part of my job. It's part of my role. Fortunately, in the case of <em>What the Health</em>, it's such a shockingly inaccurate and biased documentary that by the time I got around to writing about it or addressing it, it had been widely criticized by experts across the entire spectrum. Because of that, I didn't write a critique as I typically would.
Oct 24, 2017
RHR: Can Your Paleo “Template” Include Grains & Legumes?
25:21
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Should we avoid foods with lectins?</li> <li>Should we avoid foods with phytic acid?</li> <li>Reasons why you should limit or avoid legumes and grains</li> <li>Customize your diet to meet your individual tolerance</li> <li>New book coming soon</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_Can_Your_Paleo_Template_Include_Grains__Legumes.mp3" title="RHR: Can Your Paleo Template Include Grains and Legumes?" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PzeSLiQlIo0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody, it’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week we have a question from Staci. Let’s give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Staci:</strong> Hello my name is Staci. Thank you so much, Chris for all you do. I absolutely love your website and your podcast. I use it as a resource for myself and for my patients. I'd like to ask a question that I really tried to research very hard and I've had trouble because most of the research on whole grains compares it to the regular SAD diet with processed flours, the white stuff, the sugar. So it's really hard because the evidence will of course say that whole grains are better. But I want to know if outside of food sensitivities, are gluten free, whole grains that are unprocessed, not turned into flours, things like quinoa, rice, brown rice, things that you're cooking in a pot and eating essentially, are they inflammatory? Are they bad for our microbiome? I haven't seen evidence to support this. I think that if people have a food sensitivity to it, and for sure that happens especially with IBD and other autoimmune conditions, it's very common to have food sensitivities even to gluten free whole grains. But outside of having a food sensitivity to it, is there evidence that everyone should be off of gluten free, whole unprocessed grains? I haven't been able to see that. Is it true that they're inflammatory for those that don't have an immune reaction because it's a food sensitivity for them? Is it true that they're not good for the microbiome? The research that I've seen shows that it improves biodiversity, the microbiome, whole grains. So that would be what I'd like to ask you today. If anyone can help me with this question, I think it could be you. You do mention that the Paleo is the template. And I think that that might be part of the answer. It's a good place to start, but not necessarily everyone needs to be off of them -- off of whole grains or legumes or things like that. Especially if they're prepared in the right way. So that's my question for you today. Sorry it's a little long-winded. Thank you.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Okay, Staci, thanks for sending your question.
Oct 10, 2017
RHR: Candida—Hidden Epidemic or Fad Diagnosis?
16:37
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Overdiagnosis for non-specific symptoms</li> <li>Small intestinal fungal overgrowth</li> <li>Testing for fungal overgrowth</li> <li>Treating fungal overgrowth</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_Candida_Hidden_Epidemic_or_Fad_Diagnosis.mp3" title="RHR: Candida--Hidden Epidemic or Fad Diagnosis?" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e0_cA127QTs" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Hey, everybody. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. I'm Chris Kresser, and this week we have a question from Jacquel. I think I'm pronouncing that right, so let's give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Jacquel:</strong> Hi, Chris. I'm an 80-year-old male in Guyana suffering from what I believe to be as a candida. I've been feeling symptoms for at least a year and a half now, but I've noticed some slight symptoms which could be related to candida. My symptoms are an infection in the groin, jock itch, severe fatigue, severe lack of concentration, severe sweets craving. I also noticed one of those in the neck on the right side as well as over the groin, in general, in the lymph nodes. Since I already said I have jock itch in the groin. Well, where I live, my family in this country near South America, Guyana, the diet is mostly, say, Creole, but my family makes a lot of sugary foods, starchy foods, and I had a bad diet during high school. And I think it's going to contribute to what I'm feeling now, but it's been overbearing, like I have some days I can barely walk or even function. So I don't know what to do. And more symptoms I forgot to mention, constipation, upon just smelling gas I'm not sure if it's candida or something else going on. I'm not sure and the doctors in my country, they're not really that good. I went to the doctor for a fungal infection and he gave me antibiotics. I took antibiotics, I vomited, so I stopped taking them. So I don't really know, and I need your insight. I really appreciate it.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Okay. Sorry if you weren't able to make out some of Jacquel’s question. The audio wasn't great, probably because he's dialing in from South America, but here's the gist. He's suffering from a number of symptoms which he suspects may be related to candida and is wondering what to do about it.</p> <p>This turns out to be a controversial and somewhat complicated question. Let's start with the basics. Candida is a genus of yeast that is the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide. A lot of species have candida, like <em>Candida albicans</em>, which is probably the best known that are found in the gut flora and systemic infections of the bloodstream and major organs, which is referred to as candidemia,
Sep 26, 2017
RHR: Unanswered Questions About SIBO
20:51
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we will discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Is lactulose breath testing an accurate way to diagnose <a href="https://chriskresser.com/sibo-what-causes-it-and-why-its-so-hard-to-treat/">SIBO</a>?</li> <li>Is SIBO always pathological?</li> <li>Are our treatments effective?</li> <li>Is SIBO always the underlying cause?</li> <li>Should probiotics and prebiotics be avoided during treatment?</li> <li>Does a long-term low-FODMAP diet help prevent recurrence?</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Unanswered_Questions_About_SIBO.mp3" title="RHR: Unanswered Questions About SIBO" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lucym6rl5z8" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Hey, everybody, it’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week we're going to do something a little bit different. Rather than answer one specific question that was sent in, I'm going to answer a bunch of different questions that I get all the time regarding a very popular topic, which is SIBO. As a matter of fact, I have many questions about SIBO myself, and that's actually how I want to frame this podcast. I get more questions about SIBO than probably any other health topic. I've been treating it now for many years, and I've learned a lot about it in that time, and yet it seems like the more I learn, the more questions I have. Certainly, if you look on internet forums and blog comments, you look at summits and podcasts in our entire field, you can see that there's still a lot of questions about SIBO and misunderstanding and things that we really need to figure out in order to be able to appropriately diagnose and treat this condition.</p> <p>I think the best way to dive into this is just to say that I've started to doubt many of the standard assumptions or beliefs around SIBO that many of you are probably already aware of. I just want to go through five or six of these assumptions and tell you what my current thinking about them is, and this might be a little bit of a frustrating podcast to listen to because I'm not necessarily going to give you answers. I'm just going to tell you what the questions are, where my doubts are, and what further research or exploration or investigation I think we need to do.</p> <h3>Question #1: Is lactulose breath testing an accurate way to diagnose SIBO?</h3> <p>Let's start with assumption number one, which is that lactulose breath testing is an accurate way of diagnosing SIBO. As many of you know, the standard way of diagnosing SIBO in an outpatient setting is using lactulose breath testing. There is another way, which is an endoscopy, where they put a tube down your throat and take a sample of bacteria from your small intestine, but that's never used in outpatient settings because it's invasive a...
Aug 31, 2017
RHR: Three Reasons Why Conventional Healthcare Is Destined to Fail
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<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>What the healthcare debate isn’t covering</li> <li>Reason #1: Our genes and our modern environment are out of sync</li> <li>Reason #2: Our system is not designed for managing chronic disease</li> <li>Reason #3: Our care model does not prioritize spending on diet and lifestyle interventions</li> <li>We need a new model of healthcare</li> <li>We need a new model of training</li> <li>Introducing ADAPT Academy</li> </ul> <p>Show notes:</p> <ul> <li>My book <em>Unconventional Medicine</em> will be published on November 7th -- stay tuned for more updates.</li> <li>The special launch pricing period is now over, but you can still enroll in <a href="http://kresserinstitute.com/clinician-training/adapt-academy/">ADAPT Academy here</a>.</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_Three_Reasons_Why_Conventional_Healthcare_Is_Destined_to_Fail.mp3" title="Three Reasons Why Conventional Healthcare Is Destined Fail" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jLMqiHUWvhs" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> I'm Chris Kresser and this is Revolution Health Radio.</p> <p>Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here with another episode of Revolution Health Radio. We just released an episode a few days back, as I'm sure you know. But I wanted to get this one out to you more quickly than normal for a couple of reasons, which will be evident at the end of the show. This will be also a little bit different in that I'm not going to answer a listener question; I'm just going to talk to you about a topic that I'm really interested in, and I hope you are as well.</p> <h3>What the healthcare debate isn’t covering</h3> <p>Unless you've been living under a rock for the past several months, you’ll know that healthcare has been a fevered debate between Republicans and Democrats over the last several months in the United States, and the debate has really revolved around whether we should keep the Affordable Care Act or whether we should get rid of that and possibly replace it with the Republicans’ proposed American Health Care Act, or AHCA. Just to be extra confusing, they named it something almost identical to the Affordable Care Act. The Democrats have argued that the Affordable Care Act—I think correctly—has insured a lot more people and led to some really important changes. Of course, the Republicans suggest that the Affordable Care Act has been a disaster, and it has actually increased premiums, and I'm sure you all know at least a little bit about the debate.</p> <p>But the problem is, in all of this debate, neither politicians nor the media acknowledges the real reasons that healthcare is really doomed in this country, and if that sounds like an exaggeration, I don't think it is,
Aug 23, 2017
RHR: Are High-Fat Diets Bad for the Microbiome?
20:35
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Questions to ask about these findings</li> <li>High fiber and its impact on high-fat diets</li> <li>Low-carb, low-fiber diets can be detrimental</li> <li>Each person responds to high-fat diets differently</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_Are_High-fat_Diets_Bad_for_the_Microbiome.mp3" title="RHR: Are High-Fat Diets Bad for the Microbiome?" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eu7Ya3t_kMU" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week we have a question from Carrie. Let's give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Carrie:</strong> Hi, Chris. Carrie Bennett from Carrie B Wellness. I have a question when it comes to a high-fat diet and the health of the gut microbiome when I'm coaching my nutrition clients. After reading the Sonnenburgs’ book about gut health and the gut microbiome, it seems to be that their recommendation is that fat can change the gut microbiota in a negative way. I'm just wondering how you view this in light of a Paleolithic, primal-style diet. I'm wondering if the studies that they're referencing are utilizing poor fat sources as opposed to high-quality pastured or grass-fed animal fats, and just your take on, is high-fat healthy for the gut microbiota? Thanks.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Thanks so much for sending your question in, Carrie. This is a really good example of the complexity of modern research and where it often goes awry. Some studies do show an adverse effect of a high-fat diet on a microbiome, but there are many important questions that we have to ask about these findings.</p> <h3>Questions to ask about these findings</h3> <ol> <li>The first question is <strong>whether these studies are in mice or in humans</strong>. They're often in mice, rats, or other animals, and it's just not clear how applicable those findings are to humans. Certainly some animals share common physiological mechanisms with humans, and we've learned a lot from animal research, but there are some important differences as well, and the microbiome and the gastrointestinal system is definitely one of those.</li> <li>Second, <strong>what is the quality of fats that's being used in the study?</strong> Carrie alluded to this in the question. The assumption in much of the research out there is that fat is fat, so it doesn't really matter what kind of fat you use. They often will use corn oil or soybean oil in these studies, particularly with the animal studies, and I don't think that that's actually a safe assumption that all fat affects us in the same way. We know there are already some studies that suggest that industrialized seed oils like soybean oil and corn oil...
Aug 18, 2017
RHR: Should You Consider Medical Marijuana?
28:35
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>THC vs CBD</li> <li>Endocannabinoid receptors in the brain</li> <li>The challenges of cannabis research</li> <li>Conditions that may benefit from medical marijuana</li> <li>The legal landscape</li> <li>My experience with medical cannabis</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Should_You_Consider_Medical_Marijuana.mp3" title="RHR: Should You Consider Medical Marijuana?" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sRFPSrIwIhQ" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Hey, everybody, welcome to Revolution Health Radio. I'm Chris Kresser. Today, we have a question from Kristen. Let's give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Kristin:</strong> Hi, Chris. My name is Kristin and I have a question about medical marijuana. I know it has a huge stigma attached to it, especially in the US, like in the southern parts of the US. But I know that in California it's legal. Out in Denver it's legal. And so I was just curious as to what your opinions were on it and if you prescribe it to patients, or if you tend to steer away from that. Does it help or hinder autoimmune diseases? Does it help or hinder cardiovascular disease? I mean those are all questions that I have and I just wanted to know if you had any kind of insight on that or just what your opinion was on it. Thanks.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Thanks for sending that question in, Kristen. This is a fascinating topic for me, and it's one I've done a lot of research on and we have a growing body of experience with because I'm always interested in treatments that are effective but don't cause a lot of side effects and have a lot of long-term risks. Let's start by talking a little bit about some basics—differences between cannabis, CBD, and THC, which a lot of people aren't familiar with if they haven't really looked into this in any detail. Then we'll talk about why medical marijuana is a promising therapeutic application in medicine and for what conditions in particular that it has shown promise for. We'll talk a little bit about the legal and social environment and some of the charges that that provides and then we’ll talk more specifically about my experience and our experience at CCFM using these approaches.</p> <blockquote class="tweet"><p>Confused about medical marijuana? Learn the basics here.</p></blockquote> <h3>THC vs CBD</h3> <p>Okay. The terms “marijuana” and “cannabis” both refer to any of the subspecies of the whole, unprocessed, <em>Cannabis sativa</em> plant and its basic extracts. Within that, cannabidiol, or CBD, and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are the chemical compounds that are found in cannabis that are our particular medical interest. Now, there are numerous other compounds within cannabis that a...
Aug 03, 2017
RHR: Resolving the Underlying Causes of ADHD and Autism
29:03
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode, we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Environmental factors do play a role</li> <li>Three critical factors that cause brain malfunction</li> <li>Factor #1: Biome depletion</li> <li>Factor #2: Environmental stimulus</li> <li>Factor #3: Genetic/epigenetic predisposition</li> <li>The propionic acid theory</li> <li>The cell danger response</li> <li>There is no single root cause</li> <li>Key areas to investigate</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_Resolving_the_Underlying_Causes_of_ADHD.mp3" title="RHR: Resolving the Underlying Causes of ADHD and Autism" artist="Chris Kresser " ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T5G0fbAByyQ" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week we have a question from Tiffany. Let's give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Tiffany:</strong> Hi, Chris. My name is Tiffany Hill. My 11-year-old son has been identified as a dyslexic learner as well as having inattentive ADHD. I too suspect that I have inattentive ADHD, given his behaviors in symptoms and diagnosis. I'm curious to know what protocol you recommend for children and adults identified as having inattentive ADHD whether through diet, supplementation, or other interventions. My son is about to go on a medication trial prescription for his ADHD and I'm wondering what your thoughts are about prescription medication as well. Thank you.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Thanks a lot for sending in your question, Tiffany. You know, I get this question a lot because the incidence of ADHD has risen so dramatically over the past decade. According to the CDC, ADHD now affects 11 percent of kids, which is a 42 percent increase over just the last eight years alone. About 6 percent of kids now are taking medication for ADHD, and males are three times more likely than females to be diagnosed. This is clearly a big issue. It's becoming a bigger and bigger problem.</p> <h3>Environmental factors do play a role</h3> <p>If you've been following my work for some time, then you'll recognize right off the bat <strong>that this dramatic increase over the past eight years, 42 percent increase, could not be related to genetic factors alone because our genes simply don't change that quickly</strong>. We know that there are some environmental factors that are contributing to this increase in ADHD. Which is interesting because if you look at conventional sources—if you do some searching on “Doctor Google” for the causes of ADHD and you click on some mainstream website links and read what they have to say, they'll tell you that there is genetic predisposition, but otherwise there aren't any real known causes. Some sites will go out of their way to say that diet has never been sh...
Jul 20, 2017
RHR: The Myth of Adrenal Fatigue
33:05
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode, we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>How our stress-response system works</li> <li>The concepts of resilience and metabolic reserve</li> <li>The origins of “adrenal fatigue”</li> <li>The problems with the adrenal fatigue model</li> <li>Why an accurate understanding matters</li> <li>The causes of HPA axis dysfunction</li> <li>How to treat HPA-D</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_The_Myth_of_Adrenal_Fatigue.mp3" title="RHR: The Myth of Adrenal Fatigue" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gp5RrF4A_Mg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Show notes:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.pointinstitute.org/product/the-role-of-stress-and-the-hpa-axis-in-chronic-disease-management/"><em>The Role of Stress and the HPA Axis in Chronic Disease Management</em></a> by Dr. Thomas Guilliams</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. Today, we have a question from Mary. Let's give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Mary:</strong> Hi, Chris. I'm Mary from Oregon, and I heard that you recently did a presentation at a symposium in California with more information about evidence-based research addressing adrenal fatigue. And I think you're going to focus of course on using diet to remedy those things. So I'm especially interested in that, and I know you've done some recent podcasts about over-exercising and adrenal fatigue. But I would appreciate it if you would do an updated podcast on adrenal burnout, or HPA axis dysfunction, or whatever you want to call it. So I appreciate it. Thank you.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Thanks for that question, Mary. It's really an interesting topic. Adrenal fatigue has become a popular diagnosis amongst both patients and practitioners, at least within the functional and integrated medicine worlds. It's really used to describe a wide range of symptoms from fatigue, insomnia, and brain fog to things like joint pain, allergies, and weight gain. If you search for adrenal fatigue online, you'll see usually a bullet point list of pretty much every symptom that you could possibly ever experience, so very nonspecific and associated with a lot of problems.</p> <p>Proponents of the adrenal fatigue concept will suggest that it affects hundreds of millions of people around the world and may be at the root of most modern disease. But the question is, does adrenal fatigue really exist? Is it an accurate representation of stress-related pathology? What happens to us when we experience chronic stress, and is it in alignment with current scientific evidence? These are questions I've been exploring for a very long time.</p> <blockquote class="tweet"><p>Can your adrenals really become fatigued?</p></blockquote>
Jul 06, 2017
RHR: The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer
19:29
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>A disorder of energy metabolism</li> <li>Metabolic dysfunction may be a root cause</li> <li>How the ketogenic diet can help</li> <li>Existing research on keto and cancer</li> <li>Additional evidence supporting the metabolic theory</li> <li>Why keto alone may not be enough</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_The_Ketogenic_Diet_and_Cancer.mp3" title="RHR: The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9cqcySdMYfo" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio.</p> <p>Today, we have a question from Kelsey. Let's give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Kelsey:</strong> Hi, Chris, I was just wondering about your thoughts on the ketogenic diet as an approach to cancer prevention and therapy. I just read something about how cancer cells can only thrive on glucose, and in its absence we can prevent cancer potentially. So I was wondering if you could discuss this in a podcast. I think that would be great. Thank you.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Okay. Thanks, Kelsey, for sending that question in. It’s a really great question, one that's been on my mind a lot recently, actually, and I've been diving into the research on. Most of you probably know that cancer dogma holds that malignancies are caused by DNA mutations inside the nuclei of cells and that these mutations ultimately lead to runaway cellular proliferation, which is the hallmark feature of cancer.</p> <h3>A disorder of energy metabolism</h3> <p>But there are some cancer biologists out there that feel that while mutations are ubiquitous in cancer, they may not be the primary driving force of the disease and, as we'll discuss later, they may actually be secondary effects of a deeper underlying process. They believe that <strong>cancer is as much a disorder of altered energy metabolism or energy production as it is genetic damage</strong>. This goes back to the work of German physician Otto Warburg in the 1920s and 1930s, and we know that healthy cells generate energy using an oxygen-based process of respiration. This is what we refer to as cellular respiration, but Warburg was the first to note that cancer cells prefer an anaerobic, or oxygen-free, process of producing cellular energy known as fermentation.</p> <p>Contemporary researchers like <a href="https://youtu.be/SEE-oU8_NSU" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dr. Thomas Seyfried</a> and <a href="https://youtu.be/yWRnma8Tet0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dominic D'Agostino</a> have argued that this dysregulated cellular energy production, or cellular metabolism, is actually what induces malignancy and that by extension,
Jun 23, 2017
RHR: Will I Have to Follow This Diet Forever?
25:39
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Treating autoimmunity in two steps</li> <li>Foods that prove difficult to reintroduce</li> <li>Dietary changes alone are often not enough</li> <li>Regulating and balancing the immune system</li> <li>Reintroducing foods successfully</li> <li>How do we define health?</li> <li>The ability to live your dreams</li> <li>The downsides of lengthy dietary restriction</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Will_I_Have_to_Follow_This_Diet_Forever_.mp3" title="RHR: Will I Have to Follow This Diet Forever?" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nt5zMtvlBs0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, we have a question from Mikaela, so let's give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Mikaela:</strong> Hi, Chris. This is Mikaela. I have a question for you about the autoimmune protocol. Well, and actually, really, in the elimination diet. I have been following the autoimmune protocol for Crohn's disease to control my symptoms since 2012. And I have had success, but I'm not 100 percent better. And I've had very limited success in reintroducing foods. So my question is, when you're following an elimination diet, if you are unable to reintroduce foods, does that mean that you're not healing? Or do you think that some foods are just off the table for good? I'd love to be able to sit down and have some salsa or maybe scrambled eggs. And I'm wondering if that's just something I'm going to have to live without. Thanks for an awesome podcast and looking forward to hearing your response.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> Thanks so much for sending in your question, Mikaela. It's a great one. We receive some kind of variant of this question pretty regularly, and in some ways it's the million dollar question because there are so many people out there who are doing elimination diets like <a href="https://chriskresser.com/5-steps-to-personalizing-your-autoimmune-paleo-protocol/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">autoimmune Paleo</a> (AIP) or <a href="https://chriskresser.com/fodmaps-could-common-foods-be-harming-your-digestive-health/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">low FODMAP</a> or even just a 30-Day Paleo reset or a Whole30, and they are wondering the same thing, “Will I have to be on this diet forever?” or “Will some healing take place that allows me to recover my function and be able to eat some of these foods that I've taken out of my diet?”</p> <p>Now of course, if you're removing things like Twinkies, Cheez Doodles and Super Big Gulps, unfortunately, you're never going to (at least that's as far as we know) acquire any magical properties that will enable you to better tolerate those foods bec...
Jun 01, 2017
RHR: Why B12 Deficiency Is Significantly Underdiagnosed
21:10
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>The problem with conventional B12 serum testing</li> <li>The prevalence of B12 deficiency</li> <li>Why even omnivores may be deficient</li> <li>The serious consequences of B12 deficiency going undiagnosed</li> <li>Lab results: what to look for</li> <li>Nutrients rich in vitamin B12</li> </ul> <p>Show notes:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://chriskresser.com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences/">B12 Deficiency: A Silent Epidemic with Serious Consequences</a></li> <li><a href="https://chriskresser.com/what-everyone-especially-vegetarians-should-know-about-b12-deficiency/">What Everyone (Especially Vegetarians) Should Know about B12 Deficiency</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Could-Be-B12-Epidemic-Misdiagnoses-ebook/dp/B00MERDLOE/?tag=chrikres-20"><em>Could It Be B12?: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses</em></a> by Sally Pacholok and Jeffrey Stuart</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Why_B12_Deficiency_Is_Significantly_Underdiagnosed.mp3" title="RHR: Why B12 Deficiency Is Significantly Underdiagnosed " artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uTtvzAsT1og" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser: </strong>Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, we have a question from Kristin. Let's give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Kristin:</strong> Hey, Chris, my name is Kristin. I have a question for you in regards to vitamin B12 and deficiency in it. I was doing some research on vitamin B12 a while back because I have severe anxiety and panic attacks, and I noticed that sometimes people that have symptoms like that have B12 deficiency. But I also came across some articles in regards to our fingernails and how the half moons will be gone if we have vitamin B12 deficiency. I don't know if that's something that is common in functional medicine to look at, is the fingernails, or stuff like that. But that's really been interesting to me lately and I would just really love to know your opinion on that. Thanks.</p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong> That's a great question. I often get questions like this related to the fingernails as markers of nutritional deficiency, and there is some limited data on nutritional deficiency showing up in the fingernails. It can be one of the many diagnostic criteria for nutritional deficiencies, but in some cases, the data is stronger than they are in other cases, and I wouldn't use fingernails as the sole way of diagnosing a nutritional deficiency. I would think about it as one sign that could point us toward doing further diagnostic workup for nutritional deficiencies that would include lab testing, blood testing in most cases, sometimes urine testing.
May 19, 2017
RHR: What Nutrients Do Kids Need to Thrive?
23:29
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode, we cover:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Do kids need different food from adults?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The nutrients kids need most</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ways to monitor your child’s nutrition</span></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_What_Nutrients_Do_Kids_Need_to_Thrive.mp3" title="RHR: What Nutrients Do Kids Need to Thrive?" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YpWjgZS-dSA" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser: </b>Hey, everybody. It’s Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, we have a question from Terra. Let's give it a listen.</p> <p><b>Terra:</b> Hello, Chris. My name is Terra and I've been following your work for several years now. Our family has pursued a functional medicine-type lifestyle for the last couple of years and we've overcome a great number of health issues as well as escaped a toxic mold situation that was wrecking our health. I do have a question for you specifically regarding children. We've had our kids on mostly the same dietary plan as we've had for the last couple of years. We are all gluten-free and most of the kids are also dairy-free except for the few that tolerate it in small portions. With that being said, our kids are on the very small side. All of them except for one are under the first percentile for height and they are very small in weight as well. I will say that my husband is Asian and he is five foot three, and I am only five foot six. So we're not the largest people on the planet. With that said, I will say that they are also smaller than most all of their peers. I'm just curious if I should be doing anything different in regards to their nutritional needs on a daily basis as children. I know people often will tell me that they need milk or that they need grains or that they need all these things to help them with their growth. But I also know the downfalls of those different things. So I'm just curious what your thoughts are regarding children specifically and any additional nutritional needs that they may need. Thank you so much for your time. We really appreciate it.</p> <p><b>Chris:</b> Thanks so much for sending that question in, Terra. This is one of the most important topics for me as a father myself, and I just am so passionate about the health of future generations and making sure our kids are getting the nutrition they need and also just avoiding things in the environment that could worsen their health. It's a hugely important issue. I can't think of many topics in the whole health world that are more important ...
May 05, 2017
RHR: Could Gluten-Free Diets Be Harmful?
21:25
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode, we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Correlation does not equal causation</li> <li>The problem with confounding factors</li> <li>Rice flour lacks fermentable fiber</li> <li>Fiber intake on Paleo-type diets</li> <li>How the media is guilty of oversimplification</li> <li>Why rice flour can also lead to higher arsenic levels</li> <li>Reducing intake of refined flours of any kind is key</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_Could_Gluten-Free_Diets_Be_Harmful.mp3" title="RHR: Could Gluten-Free Diets Be Harmful?" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XdoyWuiB35I" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b> Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week we have a question from Pam. Actually, several people sent this question in, but I just chose Pam's version of it and I think it will address everybody's question on this topic. Let's give it a listen.</p> <p><b>Pam:</b> Hi, Chris. My name is Pam Grover. I'm a functional medicine doctor in Rochester, New York. I'm calling to ask a question that was posed by my patient a few days ago. She was doing some research and found an <a href="http://www.uwhealth.org/nutrition-diet/the-reality-behind-gluten-free-diets/31084">article written on the University of Wisconsin website</a> that stated patients who followed a gluten-free diet could possibly be causing low good bacteria and putting themselves at risk for nutrient deficiencies. I myself have found that patients who follow gluten-free diets have a lot of benefit from that. And with the right nutritional guidance, they do not get nutritional deficiencies and also they can maintain good levels of lactobacilli. However you have always been a great resource of knowledge for the rest of us and I thought I would pose the question to you so you can shed some more light on the situation.</p> <p><b>Chris:</b> Okay. Thanks again, Pam, for sending that question in as well as everybody else who sent similar questions. This is really a great example of the inherent problems with nutrition research because the study suffers from many of the problems that we see in this type of research, including confounding factors and healthy user bias.</p> <p>We've talked about “healthy user bias” many times before. For example, if a study finds that people who eat more red meat have higher rates of cancer or heart disease, does that mean that red meat is actually causing that increased risk of cancer or heart disease? If you've been reading my blog or listening to my podcast for any length of time, <a href="https://chriskresser.com/red-meat-cancer-again-will-it-ever-stop/">you know that the answer to that question is no</a>, or at least we can't be sure that the answer to that question is yes.
Apr 20, 2017
RHR: How to Slow Down Aging—with Sara Gottfried
54:23
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>Telomeres and their connection to aging</li> <li>Genetic vs. environmental factors</li> <li>The role of inflammation on aging</li> <li>The FTO, APOE, and JAK-2 genes</li> <li>The clock gene and its effect on weight</li> <li>How do you measure aging?</li> <li>The FKBP5 gene and stress response</li> <li>The effect of eating meat on aging</li> </ul> <p>Show notes:</p> <ul> <li><em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Younger-Breakthrough-Program-Reset-Reverse-ebook/dp/B01GZRLVJA/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank">Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years</a> </em>by Sara Gottfried</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_How_to_Slow_Down_Agingwith_Sara_Gottfried.mp3" title="RHR: How to Slow Down Aging—with Sara Gottfried" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mtL9CAFEJHM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b> Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. Today, I'm going to be talking to Dr. Sara Gottfried about aging, genetics, the exposome, and the environment.</p> <p>Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard-educated physician and two-time <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author. In her new book, <em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Younger-Breakthrough-Program-Reset-Reverse-ebook/dp/B01GZRLVJA/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank">Younger</a></em>, she shows how to reset gene expression in order to slow down aging and lengthen healthspan.</p> <p>We’re going to get back to the listener Q&A format pretty soon. We have been doing some interviews lately with <a href="https://chriskresser.com/why-we-gain-weight-beyond-carbs-fat-protein-with-robb-wolf/" target="_blank">Robb Wolf</a> and <a href="https://chriskresser.com/why-your-brain-makes-you-fat-with-stephan-guyenet/" target="_blank">Stephan Guyenet</a> about their books, and this will be the last one of these for a little while. But as you probably know, I'm a voracious reader, and this kind of research and learning is a big part of what I do, and I also consider it to be my job to bring these new resources to your attention when they become available if I think they're valuable. It just so happened that three of the people that I respect the most in terms of their work and their perspective have published books almost back to back.</p> <p>In particular, with Sara’s book, <em>Younger, </em>this is one of the few popular resources that goes into depth but is still accessible on genetics, the exposome, and aging. Those are topics that we’ve talked a lot about, the relationship between genes and the exposome on my blog and a little bit on the podcast, but we haven’t gone into much detail on those topics as they relate to aging and healthy...
Apr 06, 2017
RHR: Why We Gain Weight—Beyond Carbs, Fat & Protein with Robb Wolf
56:17
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><strong>Diet is always a hot topic in the Paleo and ancestral health community. There are diehard advocates on every side. Today I talk with Robb Wolf about his new book <em>Wired to Eat</em>. We explore how his approach to diet has evolved beyond just choosing the right mix of carbs, fats and protein and why a personalized approach is the key to understanding weight loss. </strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode we discuss:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The focus of </span><em>Wired to Eat</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Paleo diet 3.0</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Is it really about the food?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why the concept of “cheating” is harmful</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How stress impacts your weight</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The right tool for the job: why personalization is key</span></li> </ul> <p>Show notes:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Eat-Cravings-Appetite-Determine-ebook/dp/B01GYPQR3S/?tag=chrikres-20" target="_blank"><em>Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You</em></a> by Robb Wolf  <em>[Note: The book has now been released, but readers of ChrisKresser.com can still get the bonus materials mentioned below by emailing the receipt of their purchase of Wired to Eat to <a href="mailto:wired2eat@gmail.com">wired2eat@gmail.com</a> by March 27th.]</em></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Why_We_Gain_WeightBeyond_Carbs_Fat__Protein_with_Robb_Wolf.mp3" title="RHR: Why We Gain Weight—Beyond Carbs, Fat & Protein with Robb Wolf" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P_pt7VAOBx8" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. In this episode, I'm excited to welcome back Robb Wolf, a good friend and colleague. For those of you who don’t know who Rob is (I can't imagine there are that many of you listening to this podcast), but he is a former research biochemist, health expert, and author of </span><em>New York Times</em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> bestseller </span><em>The Paleo Solution</em> <span style="font-weight: 400;">and the eagerly </span>anticipated <em>Wired to Eat</em>, <span style="font-weight: 400;">which is his most recent book that we’re going to be discussing today. He has been a review editor for the </span><em>Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism</em> and <em>Journ...
Mar 23, 2017
RHR: Why Your Brain Makes You Fat—with Stephan Guyenet
1:00:40
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode we cover these topics:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why it’s the brain that controls obesity</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The ancestral perspective on food intake</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Is it really about “calories in/calories out”?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why both low-fat and low-carb diets reduce calorie intake</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are carbs and sugar to blame for obesity?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Does dietary fat cause obesity?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to work with your brain to lose weight</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Show notes:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Hungry-Brain-Outsmarting-Instincts-Overeat-ebook/dp/B01LXT28ZE/?tag=chrikres-20">The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat</a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, by Stephan Guyenet</span></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Why_Your_Brain_Makes_You_Fatwith_Stephen_Guyenet.mp3" title="RHR: Why Your Brain Makes You Fat—with Stephan Guyenet" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rkjWsP9tkgA" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser: </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. Today, I'm going to interview Dr. Stephan Guyenet about his fantastic new book, </span><em>The Hungry Brain</em><span style="font-weight: 400;">. You may recognize Stephan as a previous guest on the podcast. He is actually the only guest, now with this third visit, who has been on my show three times. He was one of the first guests I ever had way back when I started Revolution Health Radio, which was not called Revolutionary Health Radio at that point. I think it was called the </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Healthy Skeptic Podcast </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">... I don't even remember, it was a while ago. But the reason I've had Stephan on twice and now this third time is that I really consider him to be one of the most informed and sanest voices in the discussion about why we gain weight and why it's so hard to lose it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stephan has been a neuroscientist for 12 years. He worked in a lab that studied the neurobiology of fat regulation for four of those years and is just an extremely insightful, bright, and level-headed scientist, researcher, and commentator.
Mar 02, 2017
RHR: Methylation: Are We Supplementing Too Much?—with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald
44:39
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode we discuss:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why methylation is so important</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why SNPs don’t tell the whole story</span></li> <li><b><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to support your body’s natural methylation process</span></b></li> <li>The concept of methylation adaptogens</li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">When is supplementing with methyl donors appropriate?</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Show notes:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href="http://www.drkarafitzgerald.com/product/methylation-diet-lifestyle-ebook/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Methylation Diet and Lifestyle</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> by Dr. Kara Fitzgerald (use code <strong>kresser15</strong> for a 15% discount)</span></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Methylation_-_Are_We_Supplementing_Too_Much_with_Dr._Kara_Fitzgerald.mp3" title="RHR: Methylation: Are We Supplementing Too Much?—with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7ogQP-IQTH4" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Hey, everybody. It’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, I have an interview for you with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald. She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She completed the first Council on Naturopathic Medicine-accredited post-doctorate position in Nutritional Biochemistry and Laboratory Science at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory, which is now Genova Diagnostics, under the direction of Richard Lord. Her residency was completed at Progressive Medical Center, a large integrated medical practice in Atlanta, Georgia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr. Fitzgerald is the lead author and editor of </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Case Studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and is a contributing author to </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and the Institute for Functional Medicine’s textbook for functional medicine. Her latest ebook is </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Methylation Diet and Lifestyle</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which we are going to be talking about in this interview. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr. Fitzgerald is on the faculty at IFM, is an IFM-certified practitioner,
Feb 16, 2017
RHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to High Cholesterol
22:15
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode we cover:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The functional approach to high cholesterol</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Six underlying causes of high cholesterol</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Conventional markers are not accurate predictors of cardiovascular risk</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other important cardiovascular risk markers</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How I approach familial hypercholesterolemia</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Show notes:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://my.chriskresser.com/ebook/the-diet-heart-myth/" target="_blank">The Diet-Heart Myth Ebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://highcholesterolplan.chriskresser.com/" target="_blank">High Cholesterol Action Plan</a></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_The_Functional_Medicine_Approach_to_High_Cholesterol.mp3" title="RHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to High Cholesterol" artist="Chris Kresser" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oaHSiKmZrGo" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">  Hey, everybody. It’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, we’ve got a question from Tyler.</span></p> <p><b>Tyler:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Hey, Chris, really enjoy the podcast. I've been listening and interested in a Paleo diet ever since I heard you on the</span> <a href="https://youtu.be/v_2vNj8pshY" target="_blank">Joe Rogan Experience</a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">podcast last year. I'm somebody who takes statin medication for familial hypercholesterolemia. I'm wondering if you thought a Paleo diet would still work for somebody like me who's on that statin medication, and I just wanted to get your thoughts on that. Thank you.</span></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Thanks for sending in your question, Tyler. It’s a great one, but unfortunately, it’s difficult to answer in a short time. In a conventional paradigm, this is a really black and white, or binary, issue. You have total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol that are tested regularly, and if they are high, then the doctor will typically prescribe a statin and the patient is instructed to take it for the rest of his or her life and that’s the end of the story, but the reality is actually far more complex. We could do several podcasts on this topic. In fact, we could probably just dedicate a podcast to it and do it over and over again because there’s so much information to cover and there is so much new research ...
Feb 02, 2017
RHR: Building a Career in Functional Medicine & Ancestral Health
31:23
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we cover:</p> <ul> <li>Do you need to be a licensed clinician to make an impact?</li> <li>Expanded eligibility for my ADAPT training program</li> <li>Upcoming "functional health coach" training program</li> <li>What kind of work do you wish to do?</li> <li>Licensing options</li> <li>Future updates</li> <li>An exciting time to join the field</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Building_a_Career_in_Functional_Medicine__Ancestral_Health.mp3" title="RHR: Building a Career in Functional Medicine & Ancestral Health" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kaw7Y1k3ULg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong>  Hey, everybody, welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. I’m Chris Kresser. Today we have a question from Kira. Let’s give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Kira:</strong> Hi, Chris. My name is Kira and I've used your book and have been an avid follower of your blog and podcast for many years. Your insight and ideas have helped me resolve many health issues. In my sophomore year of college I was diagnosed with five parasites, PCOS, adrenal fatigue, and severe hormonal imbalances. Over the past five years I've worked with many practitioners including naturopaths, functional medicine practitioners, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and chiropractors. In this process, I've become a huge advocate for my own health and have developed a burning desire to help others. I have a degree in economics, but my passion is health and I want to pursue a career in the medical field. I specifically would love to work with women preconception, during pregnancy, and postpartum. I'm looking into training programs and am unsure about the best path. Ultimately, I want to do your clinician training, but I'm not sure what degree to pursue prior to it. I am most drawn to a master's in nutrition but am concerned this may not be a sufficient credential for the work I want to do. I'm also considering a naturopathic or a nurse practitioner route. Any insights into programs and paths would be ever so appreciated. Thank you very much.</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Thanks for sending in your question, Kira. This is by far the most common question I’m asked in support emails, at conferences, or speaking events that I attend. I would say probably a few times a week we get some form of this question. And it really makes me happy because <a href="https://kresserinstitute.com/need-health-coaches-nutritionists-solve-chronic-disease-epidemic/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">we desperately need more practitioners</a> that have both a functional medicine and ancestral perspective. I get at least three to five requests per week fo...
Jan 19, 2017
RHR: Treating Viral Pneumonia and Other Infections
17:39
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode we cover:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Botanical treatments for acute viral infections</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Protocol for less severe infections</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Immune-boosting ginger juice recipe</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Restoring the gut after antibiotics</span></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Treating_Viral_Pneumonia_and_Other_Infections.mp3" title="Treating Viral Pneumonia and Other Infections" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sSBpvCQ32Jk" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser: </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey, everybody. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. I'm Chris Kresser. Today, we have a question from Brandon from East Troy, Wisconsin.</span></p> <p><b>Brandon:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Hi, Chris. This is Brandon from East Troy, Wisconsin, with a question about antibiotics. Recently I contracted pneumonia and had to go on two different courses of antibiotics of three different varieties. And being a practitioner, I quickly went on multiple different strains of probiotics focused on fermented foods, more so than I already do, and prebiotic fibers. But I'm curious what your rescue plan would be for someone in a similar situation. As a corollary question, I'm curious if there's any evidence suggesting that someone who receives intravenous antibiotics accrues less damage to their gut microbiome. Thanks, Chris, I enjoy your show. </span></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Hey, Brandon, sorry to hear about the pneumonia, and this question is actually right at the top of my mind because my father, over Thanksgiving, had a pretty bad accident. He fell while he was carrying some luggage up the stairs and he severed the quadriceps tendon in both knees, which is an extremely rare and a pretty brutal injury. So his legs had to be completely immobilized in straight leg braces and he ended up being in the hospital for about 10 days. While he was in the hospital, after the second or third day, he developed hospital-acquired viral pneumonia, which you're at increased risk for if you have an immobilizing injury. If you're lying down like that, the fluid can pool in your lungs and you're just at higher risk for developing an infection like that. In fact, there is a saying in medicine, “Break your hip, die of pneumonia.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This was a pretty serious thing,
Jan 12, 2017
RHR: Do Emotions Impact Our Health?
22:26
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we discuss:</p> <ul> <li>An ancient concept backed by modern research</li> <li>How do we define emotion?</li> <li>Can early trauma affect health later in life?</li> <li>Is there a separation between mind and body?</li> <li>My personal experience with emotions and healing</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Do_Emotions_Impact_Our_Health_.mp3" title="RHR: Do Emotions Impact our Health?" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BpTGiyxELsg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey, everybody. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. I'm Chris Kresser. Today, we’re going to answer a question from Pam. Let’s give it a listen.</p> <p><strong>Pam:</strong> I had a question after listening to your recent podcast on chronic fatigue and the underlying symptoms. What are your thoughts on emotional baggage, for lack of a better term, and its impact on attracting disease or allowing disease. I have a practitioner that I see that feels like your childhood scars and emotional issues that you've carried forward up to this point in life, and sometimes energetic ancestral imprints that have been left on you from previous relatives, can have an impact on your health. I was wondering if you had a thought about that, and if so, how you suggest going about rectifying those types of things.</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Thanks so much for that question, Pam. It’s a really interesting topic, and the more I do this work, the more I feel that lifestyle, behavior, emotions, psychological, and even spiritual factors play a crucial role and sometimes maybe even a more important role than commonly recognized factors like diet, exercise, and sleep in determining our health.</p> <p>Diet, exercise, and sleep are, of course, still very important and often the most important factors, but they are more obvious and they're more likely to be scrutinized. In some ways, they're easier to change. Maybe sleep is a little bit of an exception, but most people are able to make changes in their diet and even their physical activity routine without making significant changes to who they are as a person and making changes in other areas like social support, how we relate to ourselves and the world around us, or how we relate to other people. These can really require pretty deep investigation, they require a lot of awareness, and they're not the kind of changes that can be easily made overnight. I think there’s a lot more focus on diet and exercise because they are certainly very important but also because they are areas where it’s a little bit easier for people to make quick changes.</p>
Dec 29, 2016
RHR: Exercise and “Adrenal Fatigue”
25:32
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we cover:</p> <ul> <li>The concept of metabolic reserve</li> <li>The price of being busy</li> <li>Halting withdrawals of metabolic reserve</li> <li>Building metabolic reserve</li> <li>The three stages of exercise</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Exercise_and_Adrenal_Fatigue.mp3" title="Exercise and "Adrenal Fatigue"" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Rn4N9YCr-Es" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">  </span>Hey, everybody. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. I’m Chris Kresser and today we’re going to answer a question from Jordan. So let’s give it a listen.</p> <p><b>Jordan:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Hi Chris. Thank you for all that you do in helping people like myself. As a result of my HPA axis dysfunction, my metabolism is pretty much shot. I would love to exercise, but every time I do, my fatigue becomes exacerbated. I would love to hear your thoughts on exercise while suffering from adrenal fatigue. Thank you.</span></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">  That’s a great question Jordan. It’s one that comes up a lot, particularly in my patient population, because I tend to see a lot of patients with HPA axis dysfunction. And for those of you that are not familiar with this term, this rather unwieldy term “HPA axis dysfunction,” or HPA-D, as we call it, the term you're probably familiar with that most people use for this condition is “adrenal fatigue.” For a lot of reasons that I won’t be going into in this particular podcast, I think adrenal fatigue is not an accurate description of this condition and is a bit of a misnomer. And the system that governs our response to stress and our tolerance of stress is the HPA axis, or the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis. And this is a system that often becomes dysfunctional when we’ve been exposed to chronic stress and inflammation and chronic illness, and so we call it HPA-D. </span></p> <h3>The concept of metabolic reserve</h3> <p>So before we jump into the specifics of my answer to Jordan's question, I want to introduce another important concept to you, which is metabolic reserve. So metabolic reserve is defined as the long-term capacity of cells, tissues, and organ systems to withstand repeated changes to physiological needs. So that's a mouthful, but we can use a couple of analogies to make it simpler to understand. So you can think of metabolic reserve like the charge level in a battery. So if the battery charge is full, your metabolic reserve is strong. You’ll be able to do a lot of work with whatever device that battery powers. But when that charge is depleted,
Dec 16, 2016
RHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to Anxiety
26:40
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode we cover:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Two different approaches to understanding anxiety</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How gut issues can impact anxiety</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How HPA axis issues can impact anxiety</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How nutrient deficiencies can impact anxiety</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other helpful supplements</span></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_The_Functional_Medicine_Approach_to_Anxiety.mp3" title="RHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to Anxiety" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8L2v1NLjVpM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser: </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey, everybody, it’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, I'm going to answer a question from Adam. Let’s give it a listen.</span></p> <p><b>Adam:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Hi Chris. I'm hoping you could do a podcast on how to treat anxiety. I have a long history of anxiety and presently my neurologist thinks it is the primary cause of the tonic-clonic seizures I've had on average once a year for the past 12 years. This is also based on the fact that no test from an orthodox medicine perspective has been able to find a cause or treatment for these seizures. I was also a vegetarian for nine years who has just begun to eat seafood and fish oil supplements in part because of my recent discovery of your blog and podcast. If you could address anxiety treatment with mention to a pescatarian diet, I'd be really greatful. Thank you.</span></p> <p><b>Chris:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Thanks for sending in your question, Adam. It’s a question we actually get quite often, so I wanted to address it during this episode, and it’s also a good question to look at because it illustrates some really important general principles regarding functional medicine which, as many of you know, is, I believe, is the most effective approach to dealing with chronic health problems including things like anxiety and depression.</span></p> <h3>Two different approaches to understanding anxiety</h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the conventional understanding of anxiety and depression, the idea is that it’s caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain, and then the treatment involves medications that increase the availability of those neurotransmitters or at least have some effect on those neurot...
Dec 02, 2016
RHR: Is Bipolar Disorder Caused by Chronic Inflammation?
30:34
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode we’ll cover:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">06:14 Could inflammation be the key?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">10:28 How inflammation is connected to bipolar disorder</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">15:22 Common causes of inflammation</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">21:53 Recommended diet and lifestyle changes</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">27:20 Use caution when stopping medications</span></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_Is_Bipolar_Disorder_Caused_by_Chronic_Inflammation.mp3" title="RHR: Is Bipolar Disorder Caused by Chronic Inflammation?" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9cmJ6fK1YCg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser: </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey everybody, it’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. We’re going to head back to a Q&A format for a little while. As you know, if you’ve been listening to the show for a while, I like to mix it up. We’ve been doing a lot of interviews, which is great and really educational for me and hopefully for you as well. But I've been missing the Q&As and I know that some of you have as well based on the messages you sent and we’ve got a nice buildup of questions since we haven’t answered any for a while. So, I think for a little while, we’ll do some Q&As. Of course, I still may do some interviews here and there, but I think I'm going to stick with this format for a little bit.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Okay, so with that in mind, I’d love to answer a question from a Reem. Let’s give it a listen.</span></p> <p><b>Reem:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Hi,Chris. First I want to say thank you for everything that you do. You’re work has made a huge impact on my life and I honestly, truly cannot thank you enough for that. So you have my sincere gratitude. I want to ask about my dad who has been on medication for bipolar disorder for decades now. He sees a psychiatrist regularly and because of the drugs that he’s taking, he hasn’t been hospitalized in years. And we’re very thankful for these drugs for allowing him to live a normal life. At the same time, these drugs have very serious side effects and just last year he started complaining about being slow. And we didn’t really do anything about it, but it’s just gotten worse and worse. And now when you talk to him, it’s obvious that it takes him extra time to process new information and to then respond.
Nov 17, 2016
RHR: The Impacts and Ethics of Eating Meat — with Diana Rodgers
55:06
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode we’ll cover:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">06:35 The true environmental impact of meat production</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">14:29 The differences between cropland and pastureland</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">18:20 Herbivores vs. omnivores</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">19: 38 Factory farms and superbugs</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">22:36 Carbon emissions and water usage</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">27:23 The ethical and moral considerations of eating meat</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">39:18 Should parents be allowed to feed their kids a vegan diet?</span></li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_The_Impacts_and_Ethics_of_Eating_Meat__with_Diana_Rogers.mp3" title="RHR: The Impacts and Ethics of Eating Meat--with Diana Rogers" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_Hh_bzAlD2c" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:  </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey, everybody, it’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today, we’re going to be talking with Diana Rodgers. She’s a registered dietician with a private practice seeing people via Skype and in her offices in Concord and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and lives on a working organic farm. She’s the author of the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Homegrown Paleo Cookbook</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and </span><em>Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go</em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and hosts “The Sustainable Dish” podcast.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Diana frequently writes and speaks about the political social justice of animal welfare and environmental issues in the food system, and she runs the blog</span> <a href="http://sustainabledish.com/">SustainableDish.com</a>. <span style="font-weight: 400;">Diana has recently written a series of articles about the environmental, moral, ethical, and social issues surrounding meat consumption and dietary choices that we make in general. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So, I wanted to have Diana on the show to talk to her about this because I think for many people, at least at this point, they no longer believe that a <a href="https://chriskresser.com/why-you-should-think-twice-about-vegetarian-and-vegan-diets/">vegetarian or vegan diet</a> is the bes...
Oct 27, 2016
RHR: New Treatment for SIBO and IBS-C—with Dr. Kenneth Brown
38:23
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this episode we cover:</span></p> <ul> <li>04:26 The problems with current treatments</li> <li>08:03 The underlying issues with IBS-C</li> <li>11:12 The connection between SIBO and rosacea</li> <li>12:25 The drawbacks to Xifaxan/rifaximin</li> <li>15:48 How Atrantil works</li> <li>21:08 Studies published on Atrantil</li> <li>25:36 Clinical pearls for treating with Atrantil</li> </ul> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_New_Treatment_for_SIBO_and_IBS-Cwith_Dr._Kenneth_Brown.mp3" title="RHR: New Treatment for SIBO and IBS-C with Dr. Kenneth Brown" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]<br /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iYPM7SZspN0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Hey, everybody, it’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, I'm going to be talking with Dr. Kenneth Brown. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical School and completed his fellowship in gastroenterology in San Antonio, Texas. He’s a board-certified gastroenterologist and has been in practice for the past 15 years with the clinical focus on inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. For the past 10 years, he’s been doing clinical research for various pharmacologic companies. It was during these years that he saw the unmet need for something natural that could help his IBS patients. He had been working on a development </span>of <a href="http://store.chriskresser.com/products/atrantil" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Atrantil</a> for<span style="font-weight: 400;"> the past six years and officially launched Atrantil one year ago. He developed this product with the intent of helping those suffering from the symptoms of IBS, which we now know are caused by bacterial overgrowth.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So, I reached out to Dr. Brown because we started to use Atrantil in our practice, at California Center for Functional Medicine, and had some good results with it, and there definitely is a lack of <a href="https://chriskresser.com/sibo-what-causes-it-and-why-its-so-hard-to-treat/">SIBO natural treatments</a> that are effective and safe to use over the long term in general, but particularly for methane-predominant SIBO and also for constipation-predominant IBS. And when I learned about Atrantil and Dr. Brown’s work here and the research he has done on it so far, I wanted have him on the show to talk about it further. So without further ado, let’s dive in.</span></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser: </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr. Brown, thanks so much for joining us. It’s a pleasure to have you here.</span></p> <p><b>Dr.
Oct 13, 2016
RHR: How To Tell If You Have A Leaky Gut
22:22
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode:</p> <p>04:48 The basics of intestinal permeability<span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /> 06:52 Is it a good idea to test for leaky gut?<br /> 09:34 Testing options for intestinal permeability<br /> 11: 50 The lactulose/mannitol test<br /> 15:59 The antigenic permeability screen</span></p> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_-_How_To_Tell_If_You_Have_A_Leaky_Gut_.mp3" title="RHR: How To Tell If You Have A Leaky Gut" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gU-U1LeDLD0" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Hey everybody, it's Chris Kresser here, welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. And we are going to switch things up a little bit. If you’ve been listening to this show for a while, you’ll know that I have cycled through a few different formats over the years. Initially I did single-topic episodes where we dive deep on a particular topic, then I did some Q&A shows where I would answer multiple questions from listeners. I’ve always done some interviews, and that’s of course what I’ve focused on over the past several months. It’s been almost exclusively an interview show. And I am going to now do some Q&As again.</p> <p>In this case, we’ll just be answering one question per show. We’re going to continue with the interviews because I think those are really informative and I get a lot of great feedback about them, and I enjoy doing them myself. But we’re going to intersperse some Q&A episodes as well, at least for the next few months. And who knows what comes after that.</p> <p>But let’s start with a question from Kent and let’s give a listen and I’ll come back and answer it.</p> <p><strong>Kent Langley:</strong> Hello, this is Kent Langley and I'm calling on behalf of some friends and family. I've read a lot of your articles over the years and listen to most of your podcasts. Thank you for the fine work. The question I have is really relatively simple, but I suspect that it doesn’t have a simple answer. Is there a direct and high-accuracy methodology for testing if you have a leaky gut? My online research hasn’t turned up much, and I thought I would ask. If the answer is no, could you please explain why? Thank you.</p> <p><strong>Chris Kresser:</strong> Okay, thanks again, Kent. That’s a really good question. It’s one that we get in various forms quite often and it’s something I’ve been talking about a lot lately in my clinician training program. I’d love to cover some of the highlights at least briefly in the show.</p> <h3>The basics of intestinal permeability</h3> <p>So before we dive into the nitty-gritty about testing for intestinal permeability, I just want to cover a few basics of what intest...
Sep 01, 2016
RHR: Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s from a Functional Perspective—With Dr. Dale Bredesen
46:36
<p><img width="200" height="200" src="https://chriskresser.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg" class="attachment-be_home size-be_home wp-post-image" alt="revolution health radio" srcset="https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-200x200.jpg 200w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-235x235.jpg 235w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-320x320.jpg 320w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-150x150.jpg 150w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-470x470.jpg 470w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres-640x640.jpg 640w, https://33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/RHR-new-cover-lowres.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p>In this episode we cover:</p> <p><strong>5:56</strong> How much does environment influence Alzheimer's?<br /> <strong>11:27</strong> Should we get genetic testing to assess Alzheimer's risk?<br /> <strong>17:32</strong> The three types of Alzheimer's<br /> <strong>20:25</strong> What testing do you do?<br /> <strong>25:50</strong> How diet and lifestyle changes impact Alzheimer's<br /> <strong>39:30</strong> The challenges of functional medicine and clinical trials</p> <p>[smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/Prevention_and_Treatment_of_Alzheimers_from_a_Functional_PerspectiveWith_Dr._Dale_Bredesen.mp3" title="Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s from a Functional Perspective—With Dr. Dale Bredesen" artist="Chris Kresser" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ]</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OZlzfNuYyds" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">  </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hey, everyone, it’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week I’m happy to welcome Dr. Dale Bredesen.</span></p> <p>Dr. Bredesen is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center. He served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoc. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA, and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the <a href="http://buckinstitute.org" target="_blank">Buck Institute</a> in 1998 as its founding President and CEO.</p> <p>I met Dr. Bredesen at a <a href="http://functionalforum.com" target="_blank">Functional Forum</a> event where I gave the keynote back in April, and we had a fascinating chat before my talk on a functional and ancestral or evolutionary approach to diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s disease. I was really excited by our conversation, and I asked Dr. Bredesen if he’d be willing to join me on my podcast to talk about it, which he was, so without further ado, let’s jump in.</p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Dr. Bredesen, thank you so much for joining me. I’ve really been looking forward to this.</span></p> <p><b>Dale Bredesen, MD:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> And I as well. Thanks, Chris. </span></p> <p><b>Chris Kresser:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> We met at the Functional Forum event, and I was happy to have a chance to chat with you beforehand about your work with Alzheimer’s disease and was really excited to learn that you are ...
Jul 14, 2016