Revolution Health Radio
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.
||CleanWhy We Gain Weight—Beyond Carbs, Fat & Protein with Robb Wolf||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 Wired to Eat. We explore how his approach to diet has evolved beyond just choosing the rig...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Why Your Brain Makes You Fat—with Stephan Guyenet||Why is it that both low-carb and low-fat diets can produce weight loss? Why is it so hard to avoid foods that taste good? Is it really about willpower? Today I discuss the brain’s influence on food intake with neuroscientist Dr. Stephan Guyenet.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Methylation: Are We Supplementing Too Much?—with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald||Methylation has been a popular topic in the alternative health world for quite some time. The ease of access to genetic testing and the ability to look at things like the MTHFR gene have led many people to be concerned about their methylation status,||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to High Cholesterol||The message that “cholesterol is bad and if you have high cholesterol you should take a statin to lower it” is out of date and not in sync with the most recent scientific evidence. Unfortunately, the latest findings have not trickled down to the avera||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Building a Career in Functional Medicine & Ancestral Health||One of the questions I get asked most frequently is how can someone become a functional medicine practitioner. It’s an important question because I truly believe that functional medicine is the future of healthcare.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Treating Viral Pneumonia and Other Infections||Pneumonia is a difficult illness at best—and it’s a frightening one when it strikes an elderly family member. This hit close to home with me recently after my father developed pneumonia during a hospital stay. In today’s podcast,||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Do Emotions Impact Our Health?||When discussing health and healing, it’s easy to focus on things like diet and exercise. But we aren’t just physical beings—we are spiritual and emotional beings as well. In today’s podcast, I discuss how our emotions can affect our health and why||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Exercise and “Adrenal Fatigue”||Everyone knows that exercise plays an important role in health. However, fatigue is a common symptom of those recovering from “adrenal fatigue,” also known as HPA axis dysfunction. So how do you exercise when you feel exhausted?||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to Anxiety||Anxiety can significantly impact quality of life. While the conventional medicine approach focuses on balancing neurotransmitters in the brain, the functional medicine approach is to look for the root cause.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Is Bipolar Disorder Caused by Chronic Inflammation?||Bipolar disorder affects over 5 million Americans. While conventional medical treatment usually focuses on neurotransmitters in the brain, the functional medicine focus is on the underlying causes. Today I’ll explore the link between bipolar disorder a.||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: The Impacts and Ethics of Eating Meat — with Diana Rodgers||It seems like almost every week there is a new article published documenting the negative environmental or ethical implications of consuming animal foods. But there are a lot of inaccuracies and misconceptions on this topic that get repeated by the mai...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: New Treatment for SIBO and IBS-C—with Dr. Kenneth Brown||As you know, I treat a lot of patients with gastrointestinal issues. Two of the most challenging conditions to treat are methane-predominant SIBO and constipation-predominant IBS. Join me as I talk with Dr. Kenneth Brown,||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: How To Tell If You Have A Leaky Gut||The intestinal barrier plays a critical role human health and disease. It allows for the absorption of nutrients from the food we eat, while at the same time, it protects against the entry of allergens, as well as bacteria, fungi, and parasites.||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s from a Functional Perspective—With Dr. Dale Bredesen||Alzheimer's is a disease that has perplexed researchers for decades and as many as 45 million Americans may develop it in their lifetime. Dr. Bredesen of the Buck Institute has been leading ground-breaking research on how Alzheimer's can be prevented a.||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Unschooling as a Cure for “Industrialized Education”—with Jeremy Stuart||Does the modern educational system match the way humans have naturally evolved to learn? Or is it a mismatch, just like the modern industrial diet? I discuss the problems of "industrialized education" with filmmaker Jeremy Stuart—and how unschooling mi||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables—and How To Do It, with Dr. Tom Cowan||Did you know that many traditional hunter-gatherer societies ate as many as 100 different species of plants? For several years, I've known that the biggest difference between my diet and the ancestral diet was not the meat that I was eating,||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Is a Disrupted Gut Microbiome at the Root of Modern Disease?—with Dr. Justin Sonnenburg||Dr. Justin Sonnenburg makes a powerful argument for viewing our microbiota as the control center for human biology—that our microbiota are not just impacting digestion and absorption, but having systemic impacts on our immune system, our metabolism,||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Genomic Testing for Chronic Illness—with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker||If you’ve been listening to my podcast for a while or following my email list, you’ll know that the topic of chronic inflammatory response syndrome, or CIRS, is of great interest to me both professionally and personally. Dr.||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: How to Stay Fit—And Healthy—with Mark Sisson||What's the key to mastering endurance training without ruining your overall health? I talk with Mark Sisson, author of Primal Endurance and publisher of one of the world’s most trafficked health blogs, MarksDailyApple.com.||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Fecal Microbiota Transplants — An Update with Glenn Taylor||In this follow-up interview with Glenn Taylor of the Taymount Clinic in the U.K., we discuss the latest developments in fecal microbiota transplant (FMT). Is FMT a panacea? Does everybody get better and live happily ever after?||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect—with Jo Marchant||Can placebo heal underlying conditions or just change our experience and perception of them? Jo Marchant and I explore the placebo effect — problems with how it is defined, the measurable biological and physiological effects,||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: The Keys to Longevity with Peter Attia||Peter Attia and I discuss eight levers that influence one’s longevity, the commonalities of degenerative diseases, and the importance of social support and sense of purpose when it comes to your health.||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Dr. Mark Hyman on the Future of Medicine||Mark and I discuss the failures of conventional medicine, research that supports functional medicine and discovering the underlying roots of illness, and what the future holds for the delivery of care.||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: How To Test Your Home for Mold, with Mike Schrantz||Learn how environmental professionals detect problems and improve the health of built environments. Mike Schrantz will discuss myths and truths about common mold tests, and where to start if your house needs testing.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: What Mainstream Medicine Gets Wrong About Hormones with Dr. Sara Gottfried||What are the biggest mistakes in the mainstream treatment of hormone imbalances? Dr. Gottfried and I discuss these mistakes, post birth control syndrome, and what hormone treatment should look like.||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: What Influences Methylation? An Interview with Dr. Ben Lynch||Dr. Lynch and I discuss the relative roles that genetics, epigenetics, diet, and lifestyle play in influencing methylation, and the environmental influences that affect methylation beyond your diet. What do we know and what do we not know about the rol...||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Yes, You Still Need 7-8 Hours of Sleep—with Dan Pardi||Dan Pardi and I interpret the recent UCLA sleep study and discuss how it impacts those of us living in the industrialized world. What factors are important when it comes to sleep and what did the study not tell us?||11/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Dr. Chris Shade on Mercury Toxicity||I talk with Dr. Chris Shade, an expert in the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury, about how we get exposed to mercury, the affect it can have on our bodies, what determines sensitivity to mercury,||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Should Everyone Supplement with Fish Oil?||Fish oil may not be all it was cracked up to be, especially in the case of heart disease prevention. In this podcast I'll discuss what the latest research says about fish oil supplementation.||10/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Subclinical Hypothyroidism—What You Need to Know||According to recent statistics, subclinical hypothyroidism may be more common than type 2 diabetes. In this podcast Dr. Amy Nett and I will discuss the thyroid physiology behind subclinical hypothyroidism and its clinical consequences.||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Transform Your Practice, Change the World||Chris is joined in this podcast by Keith Rhys, his long time strategic advisor, as they discuss the two most important strategies that helped Chris to build a practice and business that makes a big impact. If you're a clinician trying to carve out a me...||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: SIBO Update—An Interview with Dr. Mark Pimentel||Dr. Pimentel, associate professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses some unanswered questions about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Find out how he defines SIBO and what is on the horizon for testing and treatment.||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Are Food Intolerance Tests Accurate?||How do you know if any test is worthwhile? I'll explain what to look for in the methodology before discussing food intolerance tests and their validity or lack thereof.||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker on Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome||Dr. Shoemaker is a pioneer in understanding how low-dose biotoxin exposure, including toxic mold and algae, impacts our health and contributes to disease. Find out what chronic inflammatory response syndrome is, how people get exposed,||8/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Testing and Treating Digestive Issues in Children||Diagnosing digestive issues in children can be difficult. Find out when you should pursue testing for pathogens or gut issues and when to take an approach that rebuilds the gut.||7/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: What Causes Hormone Imbalance?||Hormones don’t go out of balance for no reason. In a healthy, functioning person, hormones will be regulated and operating as they should, so when they are out of whack, it is a sign that something is not working properly.||7/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Dispelling the Acid-Alkaline Myth||I’ll discuss the three basic claims of the acid-alkaline hypothesis and clear up the confusion about what it all means for your health.||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Is Intermittent Fasting Good For You?||You can’t answer this question with a yes or no. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and intermittent fasting could be a good idea or it could be a terrible idea, depending on your circumstances.||6/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Are Vegetarian Diets Better for the Microbiome?||It is true that some studies show vegetarian diets are better for the microbiome and eating meat is associated with unfavorable changes in the microbiome. The issue with most of this kind of research is that other factors are, more than likely,||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Is it Possible to Prevent (or Reverse) Type 1 Diabetes?||Antibodies to GAD are a predictor of risk and progression to the autoimmune form of diabetes. Find out what these antibodies are, how they predict your likelihood of developing diabetes, and what I recommend if you’re producing antibodies to a particul.||5/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Methylation 101||In some respects, methylation is actually very simple, in that it's really just a biochemical process. But it's also a very intricate process that is absolutely central to our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.||5/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: The Gut-Heart Connection||It shouldn't surprise us that there is a strong connection between gut health and heart health. In fact, there are a wide range of connections. Which ones are significant? And which one gets more attention in the media than it should?||4/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) as a Treatment for Autoimmune Disease||Find out how low-dose naltrexone works, what kind of conditions it’s been studied in and might be effective for, and how you might find a doctor that you can work with to take it.||4/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: A Beginner’s Guide to Scientific Research||There is good research and there is bad research, and there's a tremendous gulf between the two. It is possible to evaluate research based on its own merits and, with some training and some attention, to determine whether a study is a good study or a b...||3/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: All About Coffee||The bulk of the research suggests that coffee consumption is beneficial, but as always, whether it works for you depends on a whole bunch of different individual factors. Find out what considerations you should keep in mind.||3/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Is the Glycemic Index Useful?||The idea behind the glycemic index is that we should focus on eating low glycemic index foods because they're not going to raise our blood sugar and that will lead to better metabolic health. Find out the problems with this theory and what the research...||2/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: The Pros and Cons of Juicing||We’re not going to use the fact that our paleo ancestors weren’t juicing as a reason not to do it. So let’s talk a little bit about the pros and cons of juicing, and then I’ll give you my sense of the role that juicing might play in a paleo or nut||2/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Chronic Fatigue—Treating the Cause Not the Symptoms||Symptoms are important because they can give us clues to what the underlying mechanisms might be that are contributing to a health problem. However, if you focus on the underlying mechanisms and causes the symptoms tend to resolve on their own.||2/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: New Research and Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease||Parkinson’s is obviously a neurological, neurodegenerative condition. If you’ve been following my work, listening to this show for any length of time, you’ll know that I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about the gut-brain axis.||2/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRHR: High Cortisol and Brain Fog||Cortisol is a steroid hormone released by the adrenals, which sit on top of the kidneys. I’m sure most people listening have heard of cortisol, so I’m not going to go into too much detail. Basically, it’s a stress hormone that gets released in orde||1/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Pay no mind to the accusation of "pseudo-science". This podcast does a great job of reviewing the data and fostering intelligent discussion. As a physician, i am more dismayed by the manipulation of information on websites like the one referenced above (which is no more than a thinly veiled attack site from a very disturbed minority)
There is nothing stated in this podcast which is unsubstantiated by current clinical understanding...
Love this podcast.
Superb. I love listening to refreshingly intelligent discussions, and having access to this information.
Smart, Thorough, and Accesible.
Mr. Kresser is one of the most thorough health investigators out there. I am always amazing at his capacity for scanning through what seems like endless scientific literature out there. He does not just read the abstracts. He looks at how the experiments and studies were designed and carried out. Were there flaws or biases? Does the data support the conclusion? He puts it all together to give us a broader perspective of health. He then explains it simply, and with a good dose of good humor. If you are interested in discovering how to improve your seemingly mysterious and capricious health you need to listen to this podcast.
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