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Adrenal Fatigue & HPA Axis

5 Causes of Fatigue Your Doctor May Not be Looking For

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that patients report to health care practitioners. In fact, one recent study found that nearly 40 percent of U.S. employees experienced significant fatigue in the previous two week period. (1) This shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the diet and lifestyle that most people living in the industrialized world follow. The average American gets almost 70 percent of calories from flour, sugar, industrialized plant oils, alcohol, and… Read More

Jaw Pain: 3 Little Known Causes of TMJ

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For years doctors and dentists have believed that malocclusion (teeth that don’t line up correctly) cause pain in the TMJ. However, newer research has shown while structural abnormalities may be part of the picture, this disorder is also associated with biological, behavioral and cognitive factors.

RHR: High Cortisol and Brain Fog

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Cortisol is a steroid hormone released by the adrenals, which sit on top of the kidneys. I’m sure most people listening have heard of cortisol, so I’m not going to go into too much detail. Basically, it’s a stress hormone that gets released in order to manifest our fight-or-flight response in stressful conditions. Another thing that cortisol can do is raise blood sugar if it’s dropped below a safe level, through gluconeogenesis. Then finally, cortisol has… Read More

Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health?

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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 popular blog or visiting her on Facebook. Carbohydrates, and the role they play in a healthy diet, are one of the most hotly contested nutritional debates in the world, both in conventional and ancestral health circles. One one side, you’ve got folks who say that carbohydrates are… Read More

RHR: Is Drinking Coffee Good For You?

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I consider coffee to be a gray-area food, and by that I mean that the scientific research suggests that it’s beneficial when it’s well tolerated by the individual, but it’s not always well tolerated.  Other foods that would fit into this category would be dairy products, properly prepared legumes, even properly prepared grains, dark chocolate, alcohol, even tea.  These are things that our ancestors didn’t eat.  They’re all relatively new agricultural foods, meaning they’ve only… Read More