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Drugs & Conventional Medicine

Read the latest research-backed articles on drugs and conventional medicine and find out how the Functional Medicine approach differs. Upgrade your knowledge on the conventional medicine fallout and share your thoughts with our community.

Why We Get Sick—and How to Get Well
With many chronic health problems you will likely be given a drug to manage symptoms and not much else. Successfully treating these conditions means addressing their underlying cause. This is where functional medicine comes in.
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Has Antibiotic Overuse Caused a Celiac Disease Epidemic?
Celiac disease is on the rise, and the population-wide overuse of antibiotics could play a key role in triggering disease onset.
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Behind the Veil: Conflicts of Interest and Fraud in Medical Research
Recent reports have revealed that conflicts of interest and research fraud are rarely reported. What does this say about the integrity of clinical trials and the reliability of public agencies like the FDA and CDC?
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Pills or Paleo? Preventing and Reversing Acne and Other Skin Problems
Acne and skin problems may not be life-threatening, but they’re associated with depression, anxiety, and social isolation. Paleo offers a safe and effective way to prevent and even reverse them.
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Pills or Paleo? Reversing High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for premature death. Medications are often ineffective. Find out how a Paleo diet and lifestyle can help you reverse high blood pressure naturally.
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Pills or Paleo? Preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
The incidence of type 2 diabetes continues to skyrocket, but current drug treatments are inadequate and potentially dangerous. The Paleo diet offers a safe and effective alternative.
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RHR: 4 Natural Alternatives to Aspirin
Today we're answering a listener question about aspirin. Does an aspirin a day or a baby aspirin a day prevent cardiovascular disease and blood clots?
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Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
RHR: How to Prevent and Treat Recurring Ear Infections—without Antibiotics
Ear infections are pretty common in kids, but did you know that know that a majority of them are viral? Learn how to treat infections without antibiotics.
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Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
Get Your Period Back: 5 Tips for Recovering from Post Birth Control Syndrome
Here are my best suggestions for recovering from post birth control syndrome using diet and lifestyle, without a doctor's visit or prescription.
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