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Chris Kresser on HPA Axis Dysfunction and the Stress Response PH189

Pursuing Health

Chris Kresser is a leading clinician and top educator in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and the New York Times-bestselling author of The Paleo Cure.  In 2015, Chris founded The Kresser Institute to provide the next generation of functional health practitioners and coaches with the skills and tools they need to turn the tide of chronic disease—and change the future of medicine. Through the Institute, he also created and launched the ADAPT Practitioner and Health Coach Training Programs to train health professionals around the world in his unique approach. He has appeared regularly in the media, including The Dr. Oz show and Fox & Friends, as well as top-rated health podcasts, such as The Broken Brain, The Doctor’s Farmacy and The Ultimate Health Podcast. Chris was one of the first people who introduced me to functional medicine, and I was excited to sit down with him to learn more about HPA axis dysfunction, especially as it pertains to high achievers and the CrossFit population.  We talked about how stress, both good and bad, can impact the body, strategies to implement for successful behavior change, and how HPA axis dysfunction differs from adrenal fatigue. *Chris’s bio adapted from his website. You can connect with Chris via Instagram @chriskresser Related Episodes: Ep 135 - Immune System Strength with Dr. Leonard Calabrese Ep 139 - Stress: The Elephant in the Room with Dr. George Slavich If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every Tuesday. Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice. We recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns


30 Mar 2021

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Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac.: Why Health Coaching Will Change the Future of Healthcare

Sustainable Dish Podcast

On today's episode of the Sustainable Dish Podcast, I chat with my good friend, Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac., who is an internationally recognized leader in ancestral health and functional, integrative medicine. He is the author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine and the founder of The Kresser Institute that helps equip the next generation of functional health practitioners and coaches with the skills and tools they need to turn the tide of chronic disease—and change the future of medicine.  We discuss the current state of our healthcare system, the growing need for health coaches, and what drove him to create his ADAPT Health Coach Training Program. Enrollment for his next class of the ADAPT Health Coaching Program ends April 1, 2021, so be sure to sign up here and tune in to the show to learn how you can get $1,000 off your tuition!


23 Mar 2021

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#171: All Things Covid: Vitamin D, Masks and More with Chris Kresser

Dhru Purohit Podcast

All Things Covid: Vitamin D, Masks and More with Chris KresserAs humans, we often fall into black and white thinking. It can be easy to let the constant waterfall of media information and social snippets wash over us without stopping to think of the full context. In this age of COVID-19, though, it’s more important than ever to pause and look at what the science really has to say.When we slip into confirmation bias and seek out answers that solidify what we already believe, we lose the ability to think critically. Now, more than ever, is the time to change that so we can overcome this pandemic. That’s exactly what Dhru and Chris Kresser talk about on this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast. Chris Kresser is a renowned expert, leading clinician, and top educator in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure. Listed among the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, he was awarded “Best Inspirational Voice” and “Best Health & Wellness Website” by Paleo magazine in 2019. Chris founded the Kresser Institute in 2015 to provide the next generation of Functional Health practitioners and coaches with the skills and tools they need to turn the tide of chronic disease—and change the future of medicine. Through the Kresser Institute, Chris created and launched the ADAPT Practitioner and Health Coach Training Programs, and he and his team have trained over 2,000 health professionals around the world in his unique approach.In spring of 2020, largely in response to COVID-19, Chris decided to move on from his position of co-founder and co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine to develop Adapt180 Health: a revolutionary new membership-based Functional Medicine practice and health transformation service.In this episode, Dhru and Chris jump into an open conversation about the most pressing COVID topics and what the latest research is showing. Starting with vitamin D, they look at some dramatic results of several studies, with the takeaway being that a majority of COVID patients have been found to have vitamin D deficiency, and those who are vitamin D deficient have higher inflammatory markers and a higher risk of death. They discuss the science behind mask wearing and why it’s a helpful piece of stopping the spread of coronavirus, but only one piece. They also talk about the latest findings of the vaccine trials and what we know, and don’t know. In this episode, we dive into: -Vitamin D levels among asymptomatic and critically ill COVID-19 patients and the correlation with inflammatory markers (12:56) -Randomized control trial of vitamin D (17:26)-Vitamin D testing and supplement recommendations (32:40) -Why masks are getting so much attention when the data is nuanced (35:28) -The research on COVID-19 and masks (46:06)-COVID-19 vaccine—what we know and what we don’t know (1:08:14) -Concerns around the safety of a vaccine when it’s developed so quickly (1:15:37) -Oxford AstraZeneca phase III vaccine trial and how it differs from Pfizer and Moderna vaccine trials (1:30:42)-Rapid at home COVID testing (1:41:01)-What you can do today to take control of your health (1:49:03) For more on Chris Kresser, be sure to follow him on Instagram @chriskresser, on Facebook @chriskresserlac, on Twitter @chriskresser, on YouTube @chriskresser, and through his website https://chriskresser.com. To learn more about his ADAPT Health Coach Training Program and his ADAPT Practitioner Training Program visit: https://kresserinstitute.com. You can also find his book, The Paleo Cure at https://paleocurebook.com/.Also mentioned in this episode:Vitamin D-www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-77093-z-https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960076020302764?via%3Dihub#bib0100 Masks-https://reason.com/2020/11/16/masks-are-a-tool-not-a-panacea/-https://pws.byu.edu/covid-19-and-masks-https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817 Vaccines-Dr. Hyman Video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHY-_aXHw3E/-https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4037-https://www.research.ox.ac.uk/Article/2020-11-23-oxford-university-breakthrough-on-global-covid-19-vaccine-https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32466-1/fulltext Testing-https://www.propublica.org/article/rapid-testing-is-less-accurate-than-the-government-wants-to-admit Fluoride-https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2748628 Alternative Ideas to Lock Downs That Need More Discussion-https://covidrecovery.ie/-Katz COVID Reality Check 21: Left & Right, Right & Wrong, Front & Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sij0TJw8vcg&feature=youtu.beFor more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining Dhru’s Broken Brain Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode of Broken Brain is brought to you by Bioptimizers and Optimize. My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. Right now, Bioptimizers is offering their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal to my listeners during the entire month of November. They are offering free shipping, up to 40% off on select products and are giving away free bottles of their amazing enzyme, probiotic P30M as well as their HCL breakthrough supplement. Just go to bioptimizers.com/brain and use the code BRAIN10 to receive this amazing offer! I’m sure most of you can relate to trying to pack a lot into your day. I’m always trying to do my absolute best when it comes to balancing my career, my relationships, and finding some time for personal growth, so I really love when I can find a resource that makes any of that easier. That’s why I’m really excited about this company called Optimize, founded by Brian Johnson. His Philosophers Notes series has short summaries of more than 600 of the best books on ancient wisdom and modern science—they pull the most important Big Ideas into a 6-page PDF and 20-minute MP3 you can read or listen to on the go via the Optimize app. It’s the perfect time to check out Optimize because they’re offering Broken Brain listeners 10% off. Just go to Optimize.me/brokenbrain and enter code BROKEN to get 10% off  today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 52mins

26 Nov 2020

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427: Unconventional Medicine: Reverse Chronic Disease, Take Your Health Back, And Create A Life You Love With Chris Kresser

Legendary Life | Transform Your Body, Upgrade Your Health & Live Your Best Life

The world is facing the greatest healthcare crisis it has ever seen. Chronic disease is shortening our lifespan, destroying our quality of life, bankrupting governments, and threatening the health of future generations. The result is burned-out physicians, a sicker population, and a broken healthcare system. In this interview, our special guest Chris Kresser, explains how you can reverse this dangerous trend.


2 Nov 2020

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The Best Way to Detox + Benefits of Detoxing with Chris Kresser

The WellBe Podcast (getwellbe)

Adrienne sits down with functional medicine practitioner and ancestral health expert to talk all things detox-related. Kresser discusses the philosophy behind ancestral health, and how that explains why we need to detox today despite our bodies' innate detoxification abilities. They also explore the benefits of detoxing, the four pillars of healthy lifestyle that support your natural detoxification processes, and the two best ways to detox. Plus, an in-depth chat about how and why sauna detox works, and the health benefits of infrared saunas. Join the conversation on the written version of the interview here: https://getwellbe.com/changemakers/chris-kresser-benefits-of-detoxing/  This episode is sponsored by HigherDOSE, offering premier infrared sauna spas in New York City as well as infrared sauna blankets you can use to recreate the experience at home. WellBe fans can get $75 off a sauna blanket with the code WELLBE75. Go to https://bit.ly/3loU9CB to learn more and claim your discount!


5 Oct 2020

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Chris Kresser on Revealing The Sobering Truth About the Coronavirus | Health Theory

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Health coach Chris Kresser, author of the Paleo Cure and one of the most influential people in nutrition and fitness, is not just someone who has studied and practiced functional medicine for years. He’s also someone who has had to use his own approach in order to overcome a decade-long struggle with chronic illness. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Chris Kresser details the consequences of lifestyle and diet related disease, a topic that is garnering significant attention because of the connection between pre-existing conditions and COVID-19 mortality. He delves into the mystery of why diabetes is an even more severe problem than lung disease for COVID-19 sufferers, details the kinds of lifestyle changes we should all be making, and explains why his approach to health and medicine is ultimately always individualized. This episode is brought to you by: Whoop: WHOOP: For 15% off your order, go to https://www.whoop.com and use discount code HT at checkout. ITU Planner: Impact Theory Planner: amazon.com/shops/impacttheory PatLive: PATLive: Get 15% off their regularly listed rates. Call 866-708-2507 and mention this podcast. For more information, visit PATLive.com SHOW NOTES: Chris explains why his approach to diet and lifestyle is always individualized [1:59] Chris distinguishes between food quality and food quantity [3:49] Why are people so dogmatic about dietary beliefs that seem obviously false? [6:41] Chris discusses the connection between pre-existing conditions and COVID-19 mortality [10:44] Diabetes is an even more severe risk factor than lung disease for COVID-19 [15:12] Chris talks about B12 and why it matters so much [17:15] Chris explains why we should be very concerned about blood sugar levels [19:46] Chris discusses the many different forms of fasting, and why they all may be useful [23:16] Chris theorizes about why the carnivore diet works for some people [26:52] How much do genes affect the results of various kinds of diets? [28:43] Chris talks about which factors are more important than genetics [33:11] Chris advocates starting with testing, particularly extensive blood testing [35:12] Chris explains why most disease is lifestyle driven, and why that matters [37:25] Chris describes the best lifestyle for an energetic, healthy existence [40:01] Chris discusses the benefits of meditation in his own life [43:36] FOLLOW CHRIS: WEBSITE: chriskresser.com INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2XVrM6C FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/3eL42In TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2XU5SAD 


23 Apr 2020

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EP231: Cultivating Health with Unconventional Medicine with Chris Kresser

Optimize Paleo by Paleovalley

Most Americans today understand the state of our health is in trouble.  According to recent statistics, a whopping HALF of Americans (and 27% of kids) have a chronic disease and this will be the first generation of kids to live lives shorter than their parents.  And while our quality of life is clearly suffering, the other scary part is chronic disease will generate $47 trillion in healthcare by 2030 if the epidemic remains unchecked.  Which means, we won’t feel well AND our country will be overwhelmed by health care costs.  Clearly, we need a new direction. Thankfully, New York Times best-selling author (and one of the most influential people in health), Chris Kresser, has created a revolutionary approach that focuses on cultivating health rather than simply managing disease.  Tune in today for all the juicy details, and don’t forget to share this important information with anyone who can benefit! Resources We Mention: Discover how the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program can set you up for a flexible, rewarding career HERE! Download your free ADAPT Guides HERE! Schedule a call with an ADAPT enrollment advisor HERE!


25 Mar 2020

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Chris Kresser

Evolve with Pete Evans

Chris Kresser is the creator of the Adapt Practitioner and Health Coach training programs, he's one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the field of functional medicine and ancestral health. Chris has trained over 1300 health professionals around the world in his unique approach.Co-director of the California Centre for Functional Medicine, creator of chriskresser.com and New York Times bestselling author, Chris is a prolific communicator. His newest book is Unconventional Medicine. Chris was nominated as best inspirational voice and best health and wellness website by "Paleo Magazine" 2019 and named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by greatest.com he's appeared as a feature guest on the Dr. Oz Show and Fox & Friends as well as in other national media outlets.Chris lives in Berkeley California with his wife and daughter to find out more about Chris Kresser please visit the website chriskresser.comI’d love to know your thoughts and experiences - join the conversation on my Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/paleochefpeteevans.  For more episodes of Evolve, find us on iTunes at https://apple.co/2NpsIba, Spotify at https://spoti.fi/2NpSiN0, Acast at https://play.acast.com/s/pete-evans, click the link on https://peteevans.com, or just look up "Evolve" in your favourite podcast app.  I'd love to spread the knowledge in these podcasts far and wide. If you liked this episode, I'd love it if you could share it with your friends, and perhaps even leave a review on iTunes.  This podcast is proudly presented by The Institute For Integrative Nutrition, or IIN for short.I've completed this amazing health training course through IIN, and I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone wanting to start a career in the health coaching and wellness space.This course is conducted over a year long period and it's constructed in a way that if you're a full time worker or a busy parent or wherever you are in your life will still be able to complete all the required curriculum and modules. Please see the link included in this post on my Facebook or Instagram page or on iTunes, to access the free sample class and first module of the program, to get a great taste of the format and structure as well as utilise my special discount that I can offer you if you decide to sign up.Make sure you tell the admission team that you're part of the Pete Evans tuition savings to claim your very substantial discount visit https://www.integrativenutrition.comTheme music by Mandharu.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


7 Mar 2020

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Special Episode: Mark Hyman on Revolution Health Radio with Chris Kresser - Fixing Our Broken Food System

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

In honor of Dr. Hyman's newly released book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), we are sharing a recent interview he did on Revolution Health Radio with Chris Kresser.***RHR: Fixing Our Broken Food System, with Dr. Mark HymanI’ve often said that health is not just an individual endeavor—a multitude of other factors contribute to it, including our food system. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk with Dr. Mark Hyman about his upcoming book Food Fix, which delves deeply into the problems in our food system and discusses how they can worsen global crises like the chronic disease epidemic, climate change, poverty, and more.In this episode, we discuss:What’s wrong with our food systemHow our food system affects our childrenThe role regulation can play in our healthAccess to healthy food in underserved populationsThe damage that our industrial food system causesHyman’s Food Fix CampaignShow notes:Mark HymanThe UltraWellness CenterFood Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time, by Dr. Mark Hyman“RHR: How Sustainably Raised Cattle Help the Environment, with Will Harris,” Chris Kresser See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Mar 2020

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Carnivore vs Omnivore Part 4. A very friendly debate with Chris Kresser

Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD

Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac., is the creator of the ADAPT Practitioner and Health Coach Training Programs. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and has trained over 1,300 health professionals around the world in his unique approach. Co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, creator of ChrisKresser.com, and New York Times best-selling author, Chris is a prolific communicator; his newest book is Unconventional Medicine. Chris was nominated “Best Inspirational Voice” and “Best Health & Wellness Website” by Paleo magazine 2019. Named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, he has appeared as a featured guest on The Dr. Oz Show and Fox & Friends, as well as in other national media outlets. Chris lives in Berkeley, CA, with his wife and daughter. Time Stamps:  10:02 Start of the podcast 10:27 Chris' journey. 12:47 What was the result of Chris' rehabilitation?  16:42 How do we heal the gut? 20:17 How to help your parasympathetic nervous system. 24:52 Chris talks about different diets. 26:52 Can you thrive on a vegan diet?(27:27-28:02) 31:02 Chris' opinion of a vegan diet. 36:32 Chris' opinion of animal based diets. 41:17 Paul responds. 48:02 Sustainability of a carnivore diet. 49:52 An exoneration of animal foods and the spectrum of plant toxins. 51:12 Chris' thoughts on plant toxins. 55:02 Vitamin C deficiency on a carnivore diet. 47:12 Fibre and the microbiome. 1:11:32 Where to find Chris. 1:12:12 The most radical thing Chris has done recently. Belcampo: Use the code CARNIVOREMD for 10% off your order!  Ancestral Supplements https://ancestralsupplements.com/ Code SALADINOMD on the shopify site to receive 10% off. White Oak Pastures: Use the code CARNIVOREMD at www.whiteoakpastures.com for 10% off your first order! JOOVV: www.joovv.com/paul INSIDER: carnivoremd.com My contact information: Book: www.thecarnivorecodebook.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/paulsaladinomd SOCIAL MEDIA  Instagram: @carnivoremd Website: carnivoremd.com Twitter:@carnivoremd  Facebook: Paul Saladino MD email: drpaul@carnivoremd.com

1hr 17mins

4 Feb 2020