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RHR: Does early introduction of gluten prevent Celiac disease in kids?

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We have a fantastic question this week. Very recently, I saw two new studies that are related to this topic come out. I read a couple of commentaries about them and then when I was reviewing questions that we could cover this week, I heard this question and thought, “Well, this is perfect timing.” It’s true that early studies indicated that it might be possible to reduce the risk of developing celiac disease by introducing… Read More

RHR: How to Treat Acid Reflux in Babies Without Drugs

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In conventional medicine, they start with the symptoms. So for example, if a baby has acid reflux, they prescribe a drug that just suppresses that symptom, without doing any investigation into why the reflux is occurring in the first place. There are so many problems with that approach. One of the main ones is that drugs don’t just have intended effects, they also have unintended effects. If a drug suppresses acid production, what else is… Read More

RHR: How to Build a Career in Paleo / Functional Medicine

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It became really clear to me that I needed to figure out a way to train people in my approach, and generally, get more people involved in this kind of functional, ancestral approach to medicine. That’s because as one person, there’s a limit, of course, to the number of people that I can help on a one-on-one basis. That’s especially true because I only see patients two days a week, which leaves me time to… Read More

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: Is it Possible to Get Off Thyroid Medication?

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As is often the case, when we look at a question like this, it becomes a lot more complex and it may seem initially, on the surface.  Let’s tackle issues number two through four first, because they’re actually going to inform the answer to the first question, which is, is it possible to get off thyroid medication?  In terms of diagnosing Hashimoto’s, it’s actually not quite as straightforward as just doing an antibody test and… Read More

RHR: SIBO and Methane—What’s the Connection?

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A lot of people might not be familiar with the term methanogen, but it is something that people should be aware of, especially if you have SIBO or suspect you may have SIBO.  We’ve talked about SIBO a lot.  For people new to the show or new to this work, this stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.  It’s defined as a pathological increase in bacteria in the small bowel.  As a reminder, we have a… Read More