Beyond MSG: Could Hidden Sources of Glutamate Be Harming Your Health?

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This is a guest post written by staff clinician Amy Nett, MD. A few weeks ago, Chris interviewed Yrmis and Bobby from Mission Heirloom on his podcast, and the topic of glutamate in our food was briefly discussed. Since then, we have had several questions from our patients about potential health concerns regarding glutamate, so I decided to take a closer look to see what role dietary glutamate plays in our health. What is glutamate… 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: The Evolution of Medicine—How Medicine is Changing to Treat Chronic Illness

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I’m really excited to have James Maskell from Functional Forum and Revive Primary Care.  He’s also the director of the Evolution of Medicine Summit just coming up that I’m participating in.  I asked James to come on this show so we could chat about functional medicine and the future of medicine in general, because there are some really big and exciting changes happening in the world of medicine and functional medicine in particular, and James… Read More

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Low-Carb Diets

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Last week, my staff nutritionist Laura Schoenfeld wrote a guest post for my blog called “Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health”. Perhaps not surprisingly, it has caused quite a stir. For reasons I don’t fully understand, some people identify so strongly with how many carbohydrates they eat that they take offense when a suggestion is made that low-carb diets may not be appropriate for everyone, in all circumstances.  In these circles low-carb diets have… Read More

RHR: How to Gain Weight on a Paleo Diet

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This is a question that I get fairly regularly.  I think in part that’s because the population of people who read my blog and listen to my podcast and follow my work is not necessarily the typical standard American population.  Weight loss is definitely a concern in my world, but it’s not as much of a concern as you would expect, given the statistics on an overall basis in the US.  I probably get a… Read More

Why Paleo is Taking the World by Storm

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Back in June I spoke at a conference called Revitalize at the Miraval Resort in Tuscon, AZ, which was organized by MindBodyGreen.com. They invited 100 thought leaders and experts in the fields of nutrition, personal growth, fitness, and “green living” to present and collaborate on creating a healthier future. My talk was called “Why Paleo Is Taking the World By Storm”. I share my personal story using a personalized Paleo approach to recover from a… Read More