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Immunity & Autoimmune Disease

5 Steps to Personalizing Your Autoimmune Paleo Protocol

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This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Masters Degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist for ChrisKresser.com. Click here to learn more about her nutrition consulting services. The Autoimmune Paleo Diet has been getting a lot of attention lately, even in the mainstream media. Some question if the diet is a legitimate way to manage autoimmune disease, asserting that “a lot of it doesn’t make much biological sense.” Advocates of the diet, particularly Dr. Sarah… Read More

Pills or Paleo? Preventing and Reversing Autoimmune Disease

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This article is part of an ongoing series comparing prescription medication with a Paleo diet as a means of treating common diseases and health problem. Click here to read the other articles in the series. Autoimmune disease—when the body essentially attacks itself— is one of the top ten causes of death in women and the elderly, and now affects one in ten people worldwide. Over a hundred distinct autoimmune diseases have been identified, affecting nearly… Read More

Does the Gut Microbiome Play a Role in Autoimmune Disease?

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This is a guest post written by staff clinician Amy Nett, MD. Meet your microbiome If you commonly read this blog, or listen to Chris’s podcast, you have undoubtedly developed an appreciation for the trillions of microbial organisms that normally inhabit a healthy small and large intestine. Most of these microbes are bacteria that have co-evolved with humans, depending on us for their survival just as we depend on them for our health and well-being.… Read More

7 Tips for Preventing (and Shortening) Colds and Flus

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Conventional wisdom holds that there’s not much you can do to prevent colds and flus—and even less you can do to treat them. Of course you could get a flu shot, but research suggests they aren’t nearly as effective as many believe. OTC remedies like antihistamines, decongestants, and NSAIDs can suppress some of the symptoms associated with colds and flus, but they do nothing to prevent them or shorten their duration. And while antibiotics may… Read More

The 3-Step Process to Determining Your Ideal Carbohydrate Intake

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This is a guest post written by staff nutritionist Kelsey Marksteiner, RD. Click here to read her blog or join her newsletter! There’s been a lot of talk about the right amount of carbohydrates to eat lately. Laura Schoenfeld started us off with her article about the possible detriments of eating a low-carbohydrate diet for too long, and Chris Kresser followed this up with his discussion of the common misconceptions people tend to have about… Read More

RHR: Treating MS and Autoimmune Disease With Dr. Terry Wahls

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We’re back after a long hiatus and our first show of 2014 is really exciting. I interviewed Dr. Terry Wahls, who many of you, I’m sure, have already heard of. She is a physician who has made remarkable progress with her multiple sclerosis using Paleo principles and functional medicine. We haven’t talked a lot about MS on this show, so I thought it would be fantastic to have her on and discuss her own experience… Read More