I recently took my daughter Sylvie on a ski trip to Utah. I was looking forward to some father-daughter time (my wife was on a meditation retreat), introducing Sylvie to skiing, and doing some snowboarding myself. However, things didn’t go quite as planned. I had a bad fall on the slopes and ended up with a broken rib. Read on to learn the steps I took to recover from my injuries as fast as possible.
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Could there be a gut–bone axis? Researchers are constantly finding new connections between the microbes that inhabit our bodies and our health, and emerging science suggests that bone disease might begin in the gut. Read on to learn how your gut microbes shape your immune system, influence nutrient status, and maintain skeletal health.
This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist for ChrisKresser.com. Click here to learn more about her nutrition consulting services. One of the most common concerns of those starting a Paleo diet is that the diet is low in calcium. In fact, this is one of the biggest complaints from conventional medical professionals and dietitians: that by excluding dairy and grains, that we won’t be able to get… Read More
I do a lot of myth-busting around here, and it’s usually conventional wisdom that crumbles in the face of scientific evidence. But this time I’m actually siding with conventional wisdom, and busting a myth that’s common in the alternative health community. I addressed this topic in-depth on a recent podcast, but it’s such a common question that I decided to write an article on it for easy reference. The myth in question is the idea… Read More
We’re back with another Q&A episode. In this episode, we cover: 1:00 The cause of kidney stones – and what to do about them 16:37 Bioaccumulation of toxins in the body 21:48 Do we need to supplement with calcium? 28:22 Is there a link between dairy consumption and osteoporosis? 36:30 What Chris ate for breakfast (almost forgot!) Links We Discuss Study: Dietary protein intake and renal function Paleo Physicians Network Primal Docs Study: Milk and… Read More
Many of you have probably heard of the ‘alkaline diet’. There are a few different versions of the acid-alkaline theory circulating the internet, but the basic claim is that the foods we eat leave behind an ‘ash’ after they are metabolized, and this ash can be acid or alkaline (alkaline meaning more basic on the pH scale). According to the theory, it is in our best interest to make sure we eat more alkaline foods… Read More