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

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

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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. Sadly, conventional medicine, with its focus on managing symptoms, has failed to address this challenge. 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.


Brief Bio:

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 and is the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by, and his blog is one of the top-ranked natural health websites in the world.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is functional medicine (2:56)
  • How Chris restored his health (4:43)
  • Two Reasons Conventional Medicine Will Never Solve Chronic Disease (7:16)
  • Why American healthcare is so bad (8:56)
  • The difference between acute and chronic disease (9:17)
  • Why doctors are sick of their profession (11:00)
  • The root cause of the chronic disease (11:51)
  • It’s not normal to have a chronic disease (14:00)
  • How the Tsimane tribe in Bolivia have 80% less heart disease (15:37)
  • These 6 Alarming Stats Show Just How Bad the Average American Eats (19:36)
  • Yes, We’re All Susceptible to Food Advertising (25:10)
  • How “decision fatigue” leads to poor eating habits (28:30)
  • How the government supports your junk food habit (30:00)
  • How Chris lives an Ancestral lifestyle in the city (32:06)
  • Why you should read Chris’ book “Unconventional Medicine” (36:15)
  • Why being evidence-based is important when seeking health information (41:50)
  • The functional medicine approach to high blood pressure (46:24)


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Ted Ryce is a high-performance coach, celebrity trainer, and a longevity evangelist. A leading fitness professional for over 24 years in the Miami Beach area, who has worked with celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Rick Martin, Robert Downey, Jr., and hundreads of CEOs of multimillion-dollar companies. In addition to his fitness career, Ryce is the host of the top-rated podcast called Legendary Life, which helps men and women reclaim their health, and create the body and life they deserve.

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