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Chris Kresser

Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic State: How Stress Affects Your Health

If you’re chronically stressed, your body is spending too much time in the sympathetic state, rather than the parasympathetic. Find out the difference between these two states and the impact long-term sympathetic activity has on your health. The post Sympathetic… Continue Reading →

Your Quick Guide to Health Coach Job Opportunities

Health coaching is going to play a critical role in the future of medicine—and it’s an exciting, fulfilling career path. Read more about health coach job opportunities. The post Your Quick Guide to Health Coach Job Opportunities appeared first on… Continue Reading →

How the Gut Microbiome Influences Everything about Your Health

The human digestive system is home to trillions of microorganisms, collectively known as the gut microbiome. Find out how your gut microbiome affects not just your digestive health but your brain, bones, heart, immune system, and much, much more. The… Continue Reading →

9 Steps to Perfect Health: How to Heal Your Gut Naturally

Gut health is critical to overall health, and an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of chronic diseases. Read on to learn how to heal the gut naturally. The post 9 Steps to Perfect Health: How to Heal Your… Continue Reading →

Functional Medicine and Diabetes: How to Treat the Root Cause

The conventional medical approach for treating type 2 diabetes has proven inadequate. Read on to learn why Functional Medicine is the most effective first-line strategy for managing type 2 diabetes. The post Functional Medicine and Diabetes: How to Treat the… Continue Reading →

Diabesity: The #1 Cause of Death?

Diabetes and obesity share the same underlying causes and, in many cases, they’re entirely preventable. Despite that, diabesity and related diseases are becoming increasingly fatal in the United States. Find out more. The post Diabesity: The #1 Cause of Death?… Continue Reading →

Paleo for Weight Loss: How an Ancestral Diet Can Help

If your friends, family, or clients have struggled to lose weight, an ancestral, Paleo diet may be the answer. Find out what the research says about eating Paleo for weight loss. The post Paleo for Weight Loss: How an Ancestral… Continue Reading →

What Is the Biggest Obstacle to Perfect Health?

For many people, the biggest obstacle to perfect health is their mind. Find out how to help others address their weak spots and improve their health. The post What Is the Biggest Obstacle to Perfect Health? appeared first on Chris… Continue Reading →

Do You Need to Protect Yourself against EMF Dangers?

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from cell phones, high-voltage power lines, and Wi-Fi may impact human health. Read on to learn what EMF radiation is and the possible dangers of EMF exposure. The post Do You Need to Protect Yourself against EMF… Continue Reading →

Why You Should Know How to Read a Nutrition Label

Refined grains, added sugars, seed oils, and soy often hide in our food under scientific names or within other ingredients. Find out how to read a nutrition label so you can spot them. The post Why You Should Know How… Continue Reading →

RHR: Biohacking Your Ancestral Lifestyle, with Ben Greenfield

Trying to balance ancestral health with your modern lifestyle can be challenging, but that’s where biohacking comes in. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk with health performance expert Ben Greenfield about the best ways to use technology… Continue Reading →

10 Ways Refined Flour Can Damage Your Health

A significant portion of carb intake comes from refined flour in the form of cookies, crackers, pretzels, bread, pasta, and other products—and that has detrimental effects on our health. Here’s what’s wrong with refined flour. The post 10 Ways Refined… Continue Reading →

Your Guide to Eye Health

While the conventional medical community has long considered some eye conditions irreversible and untreatable, a growing body of scientific research suggests otherwise. Read on to learn how simple nutrition and lifestyle changes can promote optimal eye health. The post Your… Continue Reading →

RHR: How to Get More Bone Broth into Your Diet, with Justin Mares

Bone broth is common in traditional cultures—but, despite its impressive health benefits, it’s not a staple in the Standard American Diet. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk with entrepreneur Justin Mares about the health benefits of bone… Continue Reading →

RHR: The Root Cause of Thyroid Disorders, with Izabella Wentz

Hashimoto’s is the most common cause of thyroid disorders in the nation—and it can cause disruptive symptoms well before a conventional doctor would make a diagnosis or offer treatment. And that’s where the functional approach differs. In this episode of… Continue Reading →

How Safe Is Your Over-the-Counter Medicine?

Over-the-counter medicines are a lucrative business for the pharmaceutical industry. Americans make 2.9 billion trips to pharmacies to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) drugs every year, spending a whopping $34.3 billion dollars! (1, 2) While most OTC drugs have long been considered… Continue Reading →

Your Gut Microbiome and Anxiety: What’s the Connection?

Did you know that your gut bacteria can influence your mood? Read on to learn about how the gut and brain communicate with each other, the evidence that connects the gut microbiome and anxiety, and how to fix gut dysbiosis…. Continue Reading →

RHR: What’s the Best Diet for Diabetes?

In this episode, we discuss: Why there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to your diet Why quality always matters more than quantity How to choose the right diet for you The Functional Medicine approach to diabetes Show notes: The Paleo Cure, by… Continue Reading →

How to Ease Symptoms of Postpartum Depression with Natural Treatments

Depression and postpartum depression—often abbreviated as PPD—still carry a stigma that hinders optimal prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, most moms who go back to their doctors for postpartum check-ups are given little more than some general mental-health advice and perhaps a… Continue Reading →

What Is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine? It’s true healthcare. Functional Medicine is a distinct medical model—separate and, as you’ll come to learn, vastly different from the conventional approach—one that promotes wellness and helps both prevent and treat chronic disease, the biggest health… Continue Reading →

The Top Health Benefits of Green Space

The health benefits of having access to “green space”—from dense forests, fields, and lush parks to simple garden spaces, tree-lined streets, or a humble backyard—are well documented in scientific literature. This shouldn’t come as a surprise given that, as humans,… Continue Reading →

Diet and Pregnancy: How to Eat Healthy When You’re Expecting

On the surface, it may seem like they wouldn’t have much in common. But although these three individuals are dealing with such varied diagnoses, at vastly different stages of life, it’s possible their conditions all originated from the same place… Continue Reading →

How to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease with Diet and Lifestyle

Unfortunately, the conventional treatments available for Parkinson’s disease are limited to surgical interventions and medications that come with numerous side effects. But a growing body of research indicates that there are many modifiable risk factors associated with the condition, providing… Continue Reading →

Healthy Fats: What You Need to Know

Fats, in general, get a bad rap in our heart-healthy and fat-obsessed diet culture. For years, we’ve been trained to put foods containing fat (and fat itself) in the “avoid” category, even if the alternative is sugar laden and artificially… Continue Reading →

Changing Habits? You Need to Shrink the Change

Whatever your objective, kudos for planning to improve your health and well-being. But do you know how to set yourself up for success? When it comes to making changes, should you think big or start small? The answer may surprise… Continue Reading →

How a Technology Addiction Can Hurt Your Health

Why would these tech titans stop their children from using the products they helped create and promote? Because they knew the grim truth: Technology addiction is a very real problem. Not only are innovations such as smartphones, social media, and… Continue Reading →

Estrogen in Men: Why You Need to Balance Your Hormones as You Age

Read on to learn about how estrogen relates to men’s health, why estrogen might go out of balance, and what to do if your levels aren’t in line. Estrogen in Men: You Need Balance Though estrogen is largely associated with… Continue Reading →

Life Expectancy in the U.S.: Why the Numbers Are Falling

As you’d imagine, year-over-year gains in this calculation are the goal and are indicative of a healthy society. Stagnations are cause for concern, while declines are, to put it mildly, alarming. Falling national numbers can signal the deterioration of a… Continue Reading →

How to Avoid Burnout at Work and Stay Motivated on the Job

If you’re extremely exhausted and feeling detached and ineffective at your job, you’re likely experiencing professional burnout. Learning how to avoid burnout at work—or how to correct it if you’re already experiencing it—can do wonders to help your happiness and… Continue Reading →

Coconut Milk: This Is Your Comprehensive Guide

Coconut milk, a milky white liquid derived from coconut meat, has an impressive array of health benefits and is an excellent dairy alternative for those who are allergic or sensitive to cow’s milk. Read on to learn about the health… Continue Reading →

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