BPA and Hand Sanitizer: a Toxic Mix With Serious Health Risks?

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Imagine the following scenarios: You go to the gas station and fill up your tank. You use the hand sanitizer next to the pump to clean your hands, then grab the receipt from the payment terminal before getting back into your car. You go for lunch at a fast-food or take-out restaurant. Just before ordering, you use the hand sanitizer positioned near the counter. The cashier hands your order to you with the receipt stapled… Read More

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

7 Tips for Healthy Living on a Budget

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One of the biggest challenges to adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle can be the expense—especially for those on a tight budget. I’m a huge advocate of eating fresh, organic, nutrient-dense food, and using green, non-toxic cleaning and personal care products. But let’s face it—these products can really get expensive when compared to the conventional varieties. Healthy snacks—like kale chips or beef jerky—can be three times the cost of a candy bar or bag of… Read More

RHR: How to Put the 80/20 Rule Into Practice

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I talked about this in my book and I’ve been an advocate of this for a long time in terms of diet. I think other things affect how we even process the food that we eat, like stress levels and our sense of pleasure, joy, fun, social belonging, and connections with other people. So if sticking to a diet 100% of the time means that you’re completely socially isolated, you don’t go out with your… Read More

My Book Is Out In Paperback—With a New Name: The Paleo Cure

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This blog, and my book, are not really about the Paleo diet. But it’s much simpler to say “Paleo” than to say “a nutrient dense, toxin-free, real-food diet that emphasizes animal protein and fats, starchy & non-starchy vegetables, fermented foods, raw dairy (when tolerated) and fruit, nuts & seeds.” And the truth is that the typical Paleo diet will get you pretty close to this dietary ideal. With just a few extra tweaks, however, you can uncover an even more… 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