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Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac., is a globally-renowned expert, clinician, and educator in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com and has appeared as a featured guest on Dr. Oz, Time, The Atlantic, NPR, Fox & Friends, and other national media outlets. Chris recently launched Adapt Naturals, a supplement line designed to add back in what the modern world has crowded out and help people feel and perform their best.

Chris co-founded and co-directed the California Center for Functional Medicine, one of the largest Functional Medicine clinics on the west coast. Throughout his 15-year career he has helped hundreds of patients reverse chronic disease and recover their health and vitality.

In 2015, Chris founded Kresser Institute to provide the next generation of Functional Health clinicians and coaches with the skills and tools they need to turn the tide of chronic disease—and change the future of medicine. Through his ADAPT Practitioner and Health Coach Training Programs, Chris and his team have trained over 2,000 health professionals around the world in his unique approach.

During a decade-long struggle with chronic illness, Chris learned firsthand where health care mattered most—and where it came up short. After seeking the help of more than 30 healthcare practitioners and, ultimately, having to discover his own answers with limited support, Chris emerged with his health—and a vision and drive for changing and improving the practice and education of Functional Medicine. You can read Chris’s full personal story here.

As his legions of fans and avid readers can attest, Chris remains tireless in his efforts to share evidence-based insights from trusted sources and world-renowned health practitioners and coaches—through his blogs, guides, webcasts, interviews, and his podcast, Revolution Health Radio.

Chris serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for Salvo Health, a virtual health clinic focusing on specialty care for chronic conditions, starting with GI/Gastro issues. He is also on the Advisory Board of Readout Health, Zero Acre Farms, Seed Health, and Farmer’s Juice

Chris lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife and daughter.


Media Appearances

Chris has been a guest on podcasts and nationally syndicated television shows, and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars.

August 18, 2019

Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference 2019

Unconventional Medicine: Reinventing Healthcare and Reversing Chronic Disease

February 13, 2019

Sutter Health - Institute for Health & Healing

Why Your Genes Aren't Your Destiny

November 09, 2017

The Joe Rogan Experience

Podcast #1037

August 11, 2016

2016 Ancestral Health Symposium

The Myth of Adrenal Fatigue

September 21, 2015

Evolution of Medicine Summit #2

The Future of Medicine

March 28, 2013

PaleoFX 2013

The Gut-Brain-Skin Axis

November 10, 2012

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Writing Team

Our writers are diverse experts across a variety of fields. Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac., is a leader in Functional Medicine and ancestral health. He is a New York Times best-selling author, co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, and the creator of the ADAPT Practitioner and Health Coach Training Programs. If you want to find more information about how we create and edit our content please see this page.

Chris Kresser
M.S., L.Ac.
MaryAnn Jones
Will Welch
Kelli Saginak
Katie Melville
Katie Melville
Lindsay Christensen
Lindsay Christensen

Advisory Board

The members of our Advisory Board are experts in fields like health coaching, Functional and integrative medicine, nutrition, and more. They help ensure that we bring you accurate information to incorporate into your Functional Medicine practice, to implement in your health coaching, or to help you stay up-to-date with the emerging research. See all board members here.