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CT Scans and Cancer: What Are the Risks?
The doctor orders a CT scan for your recurring abdominal pain. When you ask about radiation, she assures you that the dose is low and that CTs are safe. But are they? Is there a...
CT scans are used to generate images—such as these images of a patient’s chest—that can help doctors diagnose an illness or injury. However, there is a small, but non-negligible, link between CT scans and cancer.
RHR: The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer
Today I’ll review the research supporting the metabolic theory of cancer and explore how the ketogenic diet may impact cancer tumor growth.
Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
Are Cell Phones Dangerous to Your Health?
There’s growing concern over the potential adverse health effects of long-term exposure to electromagnetic radiation from cell phones. Should you be concerned?
Are your skincare products toxic? Deodorant and antiperspirant.
The aluminum found in many deodorants could contribute to diseases such as breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. Find out what you should use instead.
RHR: Heart Attacks and Red Meat—Correlation or Causation?
People who eat red meat are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that have led to their gut flora being screwed up in the first place. Those could include eating fewer fruits and vegetables, eating less soluble...
Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
RHR: How Shift Work Impacts Your Health—And What to Do About It
Shift work is a really interesting topic.  I talked about it a little bit in my book, and it’s something that there’s a growing awareness of, thankfully.  Twenty percent now of the industrialized population around...
Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
Does Avoiding The Sun Shorten Your Lifespan?
A few weeks ago I was at a conference in Tuscon, Arizona. Two things really surprised me while I was there. First, quite a few people ordered egg-white omelets for breakfast. Huh? Didn’t they get...
Is Refined Sugar Really Toxic?
So far in this series, I’ve covered a variety of ‘alternative’ sweeteners: natural sweeteners like honey and stevia; artificial sweeteners like aspartame; and sugar alcohols like xylitol. But what about plain old white sugar? And...
The Unbiased Truth About Artificial Sweeteners
Note: This article was originally published in 2014 and was updated in 2018 to include the latest research. Several years ago, the evidence was limited, and I was hesitant to make a firm conclusion on...
These three wooden scoops show different forms of sugar and artificial sweeteners.