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Immunity & Autoimmune Disease

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


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

Staying Healthy When You’re Stuck Inside

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Some of the central features of a healthy lifestyle, such as sunlight, exercise, and connection with nature, are far easier to maintain when you can be outside, but things such as disagreeable weather and rigid work schedules can make that difficult. Although I don’t often have to deal with harsh winter weather in California, I’ve definitely gotten a taste of it over the past couple weeks while traveling for my book tour, so I thought… Read More

RHR: Food Allergy Testing, Tricks for Flu Season and Exclusive Book Bonuses


This week we discuss the validity of food allergy testing, Chris’s best tip for stopping colds and flus in their tracks, and how to get exclusive bonuses and free stuff when you pre-order the book.  Make sure you check out all the details here! In this episode, we cover: 2:00 What Chris ate for breakfast 3:50 How accurate is food allergy testing? 6:40 How Mother’s diet impacts breast milk 13:31 The ideal ratio of Vitamin… Read More

The Roundup


Here is The Roundup, Edition 18, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A recent article in the New York Times (by one of my favorite researchers, Moises Velasquez-Manoff) suggests that exposure to beneficial microbes through spending time on farms and drinking raw milk may actually be a way to “cure” allergies. Velasquez-Manoff writes that “innocuous cowshed microbes, plant material and raw milk protect farming… Read More