What’s Broken In Western Medicine & How To Fix It: Unconventional Medicine With Chris Kresser

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Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac., is the CEO of Kresser Institute and the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine. He’s also the creator of ChrisKresser.com and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, and his blog is one of the top-ranked natural health websites in the world.

And most notably, he's just released a book: Unconventional Medicine.

In the book, Chris presents a plan to reverse the dangerous trend of burned-out physicians, a sick population, and a broken healthcare system.. He shows how the combination of functional medicine, an ancestral diet and lifestyle, and a collaborative practice model can create a system that better serves the needs of both patients and practitioners.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Chris got a host of amoeba and parasite infections all at once… 6:16

-Chris's fascinating history with fecal transplantation and pig whipworm therapy… 8:37

-The importance of UVA, UVB, infrared and visible radiation when it comes to prevention of chronic disease… 22:40

-Whether human beings may eventually evolve to deal with things like metals, toxins and wi-fi signals… 24:46

-How can we emulate the lifestyle of people like the Tsimané tribe while still living in our post-industrial era working indoors… 33:06

-Chris's technique for walking 2000 miles while he worked on his book… 36:09

-A comparison and contrast between functional medicine and traditional allopathic medicine… 39:54

-How we can make this type of health care affordable… 46:52

-What kind of health insurance Chris thinks America should have, and how we could get it paid for… 50:41

-Chris's take on smartphone apps that use artificial intelligence… 54:31

-The best way to find a trustworthy, good physician in your community… 57:05

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-Unconventional Medicine book

The Gut Biohacker Ben mentions on the show

The Outside Online article about Amelia Boone

Under desk elliptical trainer

Medishare (Christian care share network for health insurance)

The Human Diagnosis Project

Kresser Institute

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3 thoughts on “What’s Broken In Western Medicine & How To Fix It: Unconventional Medicine With Chris Kresser

  1. Curt Lizzi says:

    great podcast. Dr Kresser is always interesting.

    Ben, wondering if you have heard this podcast regarding EMF’s


    I find Dr Ballantyne to be very reasonable and always presents a well researched view. in this case her conclusions would appear to be very different from yours. Wondering if you have an update or view on this subject.

    1. Matt says:

      “The conclusions still aren’t totally clear due to weak statistics and contradictory findings.”

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