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Nutritional Supplements

RHR: Can Vitamin K2 Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?

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Vitamin K2 is a topic that doesn’t get a lot of attention in the mainstream media, but we’ve definitely talked about it before on the show, and I’ve written some articles about it.  Most of what I’ve learned about Vitamin K2, I’ve learned from Chris Masterjohn.  So I want to give him big props right up front, because a lot of this material that we’re going to talk about comes from articles he’s written and discussions… Read More

RHR: How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora Over the Long-Term

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We received a question about how to restore gut flora and function when unable to tolerate probiotics and fermented foods not likely due to histamine allergy. This is a great question, it’s one that I get a lot, and it turns out there are several potential reasons why somebody may not be able to tolerate fermented foods or probiotics, and one of them is histamine intolerance. In this episode, we cover: 4:58 4 reasons why… Read More

RHR: Should You Eat More Protein in Your Diet?

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Today we’re going to talk all about protein.  I just published an article about some situations where a high protein diet can be helpful, and it generated quite a bit of controversy, so we’re going to address that and talk about when lower protein intake makes sense, higher protein intake makes sense, and if you’re following a higher protein diet, how to get all that protein in In this episode, we cover: 4:38 Two reasons… Read More

RHR: The Right and Wrong Way to Treat Hormone Imbalance

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This RHR episode is about how to address male and female hormone issues.  This is a question I get a lot, but I realize I haven’t really specifically addressed it either on the blog or in the podcast, so that’s what we’re going to do in this new, shorter podcast format.  Let us know what you think about these new shorter segments in the comments. In this episode, we cover: 2:55 The right and wrong way to treat hormonal… Read More

Important Update on Selenium Supplementation

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A while back I wrote an article on the role of selenium in autoimmune thyroid disease. I summarized several studies which found that selenium supplementation reduced inflammation and damage to thyroid tissue, lowered thyroid antibody levels in the blood, and improved the conversion of T4 to T3. However, I also sounded a note of caution when it comes to selenium supplementation: “These preliminary studies show the positive effects of selenium supplementation on inflammatory activity in… Read More

RHR: The Truth About Legumes, Saturated Fats, and Vegetarian Diets

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This week we cover two controversial topics: the legume-Paleo debate and my latest article on vegetarian and vegan diets. In this episode, we cover: 1:30 What Chris ate for breakfast 4:02 Behind the Dr. Oz controversey 15:00 Are legumes Paleo? 25:57 Why you should think twice about vegetarian and vegan diets 30:22 Is there any evidence saturated fat is bad? 31:50 Fermented foods and FODMAP intolerance 33:57 What to do for an infant on antibiotics… Read More