Ask the RD: Probiotic Timing and the Blood Type Diet

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Join Kelsey Marksteiner, MS, RD and Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD, staff nutritionists at, as they answer your questions about ancestral and Paleo nutrition. A must-listen for anyone new to the Paleo diet or looking to improve their current Paleo diet based on their personal needs and health goals. The content on this show reflects the opinion of Kelsey and Laura and does not represent the opinions of Chris Kresser, who has not reviewed the content of… Read More

The Roundup


Here is The Roundup, Edition 18, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A recent article in the New York Times (by one of my favorite researchers, Moises Velasquez-Manoff) suggests that exposure to beneficial microbes through spending time on farms and drinking raw milk may actually be a way to “cure” allergies. Velasquez-Manoff writes that “innocuous cowshed microbes, plant material and raw milk protect farming… Read More

The Roundup


Here is The Roundup, Edition 14, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A great study was just published illustrating the gut-skin-immune connection and the ability of probiotics to influence that axis. The authors discuss the vicious cycle of inflammatory gut disease, where inflammation leads to leaky gut, which leads to more inflammation, and so on. The inflammatory cytokines produced by this inflammation in the… Read More

5 Uncommon Uses For Probiotics


Soon after the advent of the ‘germ theory of disease’ in the nineteenth century, the idea of voluntarily swallowing a pill full of bacteria would’ve sounded a little crazy. But as we learned more about the importance of the community of bacteria and other microorganisms occupying our intestines, eating probiotics has become the acceptable way to help re-populate our guts after courses of antibiotics or other stressors. As we’ve continued to learn, it appears that… Read More

RHR: Treating SIBO, Cold Thermogenesis, and When to Take Probiotics


In this episode, we answer more reader questions on SIBO, probiotics, Hashimoto’s, and Cold Thermogenesis. In this episode, we cover: 4:12 It’s back – what Chris ate for breakfast 7:50 The most effective treatment for SIBO 18:42 Does Cold Thermogenesis really work? 22:05 What to do when the autoimmune paleo protocol doesn’t work 33:42 Why is my antibody count going up on natural thyroid hormone? 36:40 Proper carb consumption for Hashimoto’s patients 47:10 What does… Read More

Could a leaky gut be making you fat?


It’s no secret that obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disease are afflicting an incredible number of Americans; in fact, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in our country has reached an astonishing 34% and is continuing to rise. (1) This disease, characterized by long term low-grade inflammation, causes metabolic disturbances that lead to the development of complications such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. This is a serious health problem for… Read More