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RHR: How Shift Work Impacts Your Health—And What to Do About It

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Shift work is a really interesting topic.  I talked about it a little bit in my book, and it’s something that there’s a growing awareness of, thankfully.  Twenty percent now of the industrialized population around the world works beyond normal hours in various types of shift work or flexible work.  The days of just 9-to-5 work for everybody, if those days ever existed, are definitely gone, and this kind of shift work or flex-scheduling work… Read More

RHR: How to Prevent and Treat Recurring Ear Infections—Without Antibiotics

If you have a kid and your kid gets an ear infection and you take him or her to the doctor, chances are you’re going to walk out of there with a prescription for an antibiotic. For many years, researchers and doctors thought that ear infections were primarily bacterial, which is why they prescribed antibiotics, but we now know that 80% of ear infections are viral in origin, not bacterial, and they’ll actually resolve within… Read More

RHR: Does your diet affect your cholesterol level?

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Today’s topic and today’s big question is, if dietary fat and cholesterol don’t raise cholesterol levels, why do total cholesterol levels drop after you stop eating those foods? That’s a really good question, and for all of the discussion about this topic, this is actually how I got started in blogging and writing. Way back in the Healthy Skeptic days, I started writing articles about the relationship between cholesterol and saturated fat and heart disease.… 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