9 Ways To Add Plantains To Your Diet


Plantains are a staple in Latin American cooking, but they’re relatively unknown in the US, Canada, and other western, industrialized countries. This is unfortunate, because they’re one of the most versatile starches available (as you will see below). They’re also rich in nutrients like potassium, beta carotene, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, and a good source of dietary fiber. While I’m a huge fan of plantains, I’ll admit they have a couple of disadvantages as… Read More

The Roundup


Blast from the Past Eran Elinav of the Weisman Institute of Science, has found that gut bacteria changes when sleep patterns are disrupted, with bacteria that causes obesity tending to predominate. This could explain further why jet lag and lack of sleep due to shift work are linked to health problems, including gastrointestinal symptoms, metabolic issues, and fatigue. Many of us understand that our diet affects our gut flora, but our sleep? Not something we… Read More

Dr. Amy Nett is Accepting New Patients

dr. nett accepting new patients

We’re happy to announce that Dr. Nett is now accepting new patients who either live in the SF Bay Area or are willing to travel here for their case review consultation. Several weeks ago I announced that Dr. Sunjya Schweig, a functional medicine MD, and I have joined together to create the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM). We decided to collaborate because we share a similar approach to functional medicine and patient care, and… Read More

RHR: 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, we cover: 2:28 Potential Causes of Neuropathy 5:44 Testing for B12 Deficiency 10:10 Four stages of B12 Deficiency 14:40 Five Potential Causes of B12 Deficiency 17:36 Treating B12 Deficiency  Chris Kresser:  Hey, everyone. It’s Chris here. Steve is away.… Read More

Recipe: Marinara Sauce


This post is sponsored by the Paleo Recipe Generator, which features over 700 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. Type of dish: Condiment, Sauces Servings: Makes 2 cups Equipment: Pot Ingredients: ⅓ cup packed sun-dried tomatoes 1 TB traditional fat of choice 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 TB minced garlic 2 cups puréed tomatoes 1 TB Italian seasoning salt and pepper Directions: Prepare the sun-dried tomatoes: If they were packed in oil, simply… Read More

RHR: 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, what they’re looking for, and what we need to find out. But I can tell you that there are definitely some trends. In this episode, we cover: 1:14  What Chris… Read More