Mind-Body Medicine Archives | Chris Kresser

Mind-Body Medicine

Understanding mind-body medicine is essential in the Functional Medicine approach to healthcare. Learn more about how the mind and body are connectedand how that link impacts health.

RHR: Why We Need Sleep, with Dr. Matthew Walker
We need adequate sleep, but it hasn’t always been clear why—and there’s still a lot we don’t understand about how our bodies rest. Dr. Matthew Walker has devoted his career to studying the subject of...
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RHR: Treating PTSD with MDMA, Dr. Michael Mithoefer
Conventional treatment for PTSD often means suppressing the symptoms associated with the disorder, rather than treating the underlying cause. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk with Dr. Michael Mithoefer about how MDMA,...
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RHR: How to “Hardwire Happiness,” with Dr. Rick Hanson
How do we build happiness, resilience, and gratitude? In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, Dr. Rick Hanson explains how the relationship between traditional Eastern wisdom, psychology, and neuroplasticity impacts our well-being and how embracing...
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RHR: How to Rewire Your Brain Using DNRS, with Annie Hopper
Neuroplasticity is the idea that your brain can “rewire” itself in response to a variety of factors—including negative ones, like chronic illness and trauma. The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) allows us to correct those...
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Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
How You Can Balance Rest and Productivity
Rest​ ​is​ ​essential​ ​to our​ ​health, happiness​, ​and​ ​​productivity, but ​in​ ​today’s world,​ it’s hard to come by.​ Find out how free days ​grant you the benefits of rest without sacrificing your productivity.
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Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic State: How Stress Affects Your Health
If you’re chronically stressed, your body is spending too much time in the sympathetic state, rather than the parasympathetic. Find out the difference between these two states and the impact long-term sympathetic activity has on...
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What Is the Biggest Obstacle to Perfect Health?
For many people, the biggest obstacle to perfect health is their mind. Find out how to help others address their weak spots and improve their health.
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How to Make Lifestyle Changes and Build New Habits
Many chronic diseases can be prevented, significantly improved, or even completely reversed simply by making diet and lifestyle changes. Find out how habits form—and how to make good ones stick.
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If you’re making lifestyle changes, like this person getting ready to run on a track, understanding how habits form can help.
How Relationships Affect Health—and How to Feel More Connected
We’re social creatures. We thrive when we feel connected, and we suffer health consequences when we feel alone. Here’s how relationships affect health, and four ways you can build closer connections in your life.
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These people holding hands are likely experiencing a rush of hormones, which are integral players in how relationships affect health.