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Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine

How (and Why) To Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the most important risk factor for premature death, accounting for half of all deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and 13.5 percent of all deaths each year. It affects 26 percent of the population worldwide, and one-third of the population in the U.S. Nine in ten Americans are expected to develop high blood pressure by the age of sixty-five. With this in mind, it’s no exaggeration to suggest that keeping… Read More

How to Prevent Kidney Stones Naturally

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This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist and content manager for ChrisKresser.com. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her blog or visiting her on Facebook. Anyone who’s had a kidney stone will tell you that they’re one of the worst medical problems you can ever experience. Kidney stones are a common and painful chronic condition seen in otherwise “healthy” patients, and one of the most… Read More

RHR: Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease

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There are few subjects in medicine more controversial than Lyme disease. In this episode, I discuss the issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme with Dr. Sunjya Schweig, a functional medicine physician who specializes in tick-borne illness. In this episode, we cover: 2:33 How Dr. Sunjya Schweig started treating Lyme Disease 5:29 What is Lyme Disease (and the Controversy Surrounding It)? 12:55 De-mystifying the Testing and Diagnosis of Lyme Disease 24:01 Promising New Lyme… Read More

RHR: Holiday Weight Gain, Sugar Cravings, and Lyme Disease

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Another Q&A, folks! I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and had a restful long weekend. In this episode, we cover: 2:13 What Chris ate for breakfast (including his coffee ritual) 10:10 Avoiding holiday weight gain 17:56 What to do about sugar cravings after meals 23:00 Demystifying Lyme Disease 34:39 Addressing Diverticulitis 39:46 Chris reveals a HUGE book update (breaking news) 42:11 Underweight with Hashimoto’s 46:54 Can tests really measure how healthy we are? Links We Discuss:… Read More

Treat and Prevent UTIs Without Drugs

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are infections anywhere along the urinary tract including the bladder and kidneys, are the second most common type of infection in the United States. (1) These infections can be caused by poor hygiene, impaired immune function, the overuse of antibiotics, the use of spermicides, and sexual intercourse. The most common cause, accounting for about 90 percent of all cases, is the transfer of E. coli bacteria from the intestinal tract… Read More

RHR: Raw Milk Safety, Iron Overload and Finding Calm In Stressful Situations

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Another Q&A episode! In this episode, we cover: 1:45 What you need to know before deciding to consume raw milk 14:40  What to do – and not do – if you have iron overload 18:32  The best science to study before naturopathic school (and why Chris started this blog) 30:15  Does consuming fat in the morning get in the way of intermittent fasting? 35:22  What to do if your fasting blood sugar is high, even… Read More