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.
||CleanIs 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|
||CleanGenomic 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: 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|
||CleanRHR: How to Feed Your Brain||We could spend many episodes on this, but today we’ll consider basic and therapeutic nutrients to optimize brain health. I’ll also talk a little bit about some other things you can think about with regard to your diet and lifestyle if you’re trying||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Top 4 Mistakes People Make When Treating Candida Overgrowth||“Test. Don’t guess.” One of the tenets of functional medicine is you have to address the underlying cause of a problem in order to get the best result long term. You can’t address the underlying cause if you don’t know what it is.||1/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: How to Put the 80/20 Rule Into Practice||I talked about this in my book and I’ve been an advocate of this for a long time in terms of diet. I think other things affect how we even process the food that we eat, like stress levels and our sense of pleasure, joy, fun, social belonging,||1/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: How Your Lipoprotein(a) Level Affects Your Risk of Heart Disease||The production of Lp(a) is controlled by a specific gene. So if you have a mutated version of that gene, then it can lead to higher Lp(a) levels. There are other genetic relationships, but Lp(a) is pretty strongly genetically determined.||12/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Heart Attacks and Red Meat—Correlation or Causation?||People who eat red meat are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that have led to their gut flora being screwed up in the first place. Those could include eating fewer fruits and vegetables, eating less soluble fiber, fermentable fibers in general,||12/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Carbs & Alzheimer’s: Separating Fact From Fiction||Alzheimer’s, like many other inflammatory diseases, is a disease of civilization. We’re going to talk more about what that means. I think when you look at the history of diet policy and ideas around what’s healthy and what’s not,||12/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: How To Make Healthy Living More Affordable and Accessible||I’m really excited to have Gunnar Lovelace on the show. He’s the CEO and co-founder of a new and really exciting company called THRIVE Market that is dedicated to offering these healthy lifestyle products at a really deep discount,||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: What You Should Know About Histamine Intolerance||A lot of my patients are curious about this. I’m not going to say that we’re seeing more of it, because I’m not sure if that’s actually true. I think the awareness of it is higher, so we’re paying more attention to it.||11/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: What Causes Neuropathy—and How To Treat It||This is an important topic and something that’s fairly commonly experienced. There’s not a lot of great information out there in the conventional medical world on how to troubleshoot neuropathy if you’re experiencing it. In this episode,||11/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Which Lab Tests are Essential?||I’m going to go into a lot more detail on this sort of thing in the clinician training program that I’ve been talking about, and it’s coming up hopefully next year. The answer, of course, always depends on the patient and what their needs are,||11/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: How to Recover from Long-Term Use of Birth Control Pills||Some people who take birth control for years will be able to stop birth control, and just resume having a normal menstrual cycle with no problems. But I’ll tell you that from my experience, those people are in the minority.||11/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Vegetables—How Many to Eat and What Kinds||We have a simple question this week, but I’m sure it’s one that a lot of people actually wonder about. We all hear that we should eat a lot of vegetables, but is this one of these assumptions that we just don’t question and it’s actually not true||10/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Does early introduction of gluten prevent Celiac disease in kids?||We have a fantastic question this week. Very recently, I saw two new studies that are related to this topic come out. I read a couple of commentaries about them and then when I was reviewing questions that we could cover this week,||10/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: How to Treat Acid Reflux in Babies Without Drugs||In conventional medicine, they start with the symptoms. So for example, if a baby has acid reflux, they prescribe a drug that just suppresses that symptom, without doing any investigation into why the reflux is occurring in the first place.||10/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: How to Build a Career in Paleo / Functional Medicine||It became really clear to me that I needed to figure out a way to train people in my approach, and generally, get more people involved in this kind of functional, ancestral approach to medicine. That’s because as one person, there’s a limit,||10/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRHR: Can Vitamin K2 Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?||Vitamin K2 is a topic that doesn’t get a lot of attention in the mainstream media, but we’ve definitely talked about it before on the show, and I’ve written some articles about it. Most of what I’ve learned about Vitamin K2,||10/2/2014||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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