Chris Kresser on Healing Your Gut, Performance Nutrition, and Unconventional Medicine – Episode 208

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

Chronic disease is rising at an alarming rate and the current healthcare model is failing us.

Chris Kresser, my guest in Episode 208 of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast, has a plan to help stop the crisis.

Chris is a globally recognized expert in functional medicine, Paleo nutrition and ancestral health. In his new book “Unconventional Medicine,” he shows how combining proper diet and lifestyle with functional medicine can create a better healthcare model and provide more effective treatment to patients.

If you want to learn the most effective ways to prevent chronic disease and enjoy glowing health you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Show Notes:

· Chris’ new book “Unconventional Medicine”. [5:21]
· 3 reasons why the healthcare system in the U.S. is destined to fail. [6:35]
· The alarming statistics on children and chronic disease. [15:41]
· The differences between traditional medicine and functional medicine. [16:42]
· How gut health impacts everything in your body. [20:50]
· The surprising symptoms of poor gut health. [23:19]
· How high stress and failure to get enough quality sleep impacts gut health. [26:51]
· The food intolerance tests that he recommends. [33:28]
· His thoughts on the books and experts that say you should eat wheat and gluten. [34:39]
· Tips for eating healthy on a budget. [39:34]
· Can grains and legumes be eaten without issues? [43:08]
· Why a diet that includes high amounts of whole food carbs will not cause issues for healthy, active people. [45:54]
· Why periodically following a ketogenic diet can be healthy but long-term use can have negative effects. [52:18]
· When should people avoid Intermittent Fasting? [1:01:13]
· Chris explains adrenal fatigue and effective ways to treat it. [1:03:51]


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Mentioned in the Episode:

· Chris’ books “Unconventional Medicine”Your Personal Paleo Code” and “The Paleo Cure”.
· The Kresser Institute
· California Center for Functional Medicine
· Robb Wolf
· Dr. Mark Hyman and the Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine
· Iora Health
· Berkeley
· Alice Waters restaurant Chez Panisse and the school lunch program
· Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
· 30 Day Reset diet
· Cyrex Tests
· Clean 15 – 15 foods you don’t need to buy organic
· Thrive Market
· Costco

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