How can you gauge the health and well-being of a population? Overall life expectancy is one key measure. Although life expectancy in the U.S. was on an upward march for decades, preliminary data for 2017 suggests the average lifespan in the United States dropped for the third year in a row. Find out what’s behind these statistics and how we can turn the tide.
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Last week, a new study was published in The Lancet that claimed to find that both very-low- and very-high-carb diets shorten our lifespan. Predictably, the mainstream media jumped on this finding without doing a shred of due diligence.
Let’s face it, you can have all the information in the world about diet and exercise, but that information won’t do anything for you unless you put it into action. “You should do this” and “You should do that,” but how many of those “shoulds” are you actually doing? It can be tough to go it alone. There’s so much information out there about the Paleo diet and lifestyle, some of which can even be… Read More
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be talking about functional medicine and ancestral health in Stockholm, Sweden, and London, U.K., this summer. Each location will feature seminars for both clinicians/healthcare practitioners and the general public, as well as a unique and intimate pop-up dinner.
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is how can someone become a functional medicine practitioner. It’s an important question because I truly believe that functional medicine is the future of healthcare. The good news is there is an incredibly wide range of roles and backgrounds that lend themselves to a career in functional medicine. Whether you come from a background of a doctor, nurse, chiropractor, or dietician, there are real opportunities for you to make a significant impact on the health of your community.
Do you remember that moment when Paleo first “clicked” for you? Or maybe when you first discovered the work of Weston A. Price, or heard the term “ancestral health” or “evolutionary mismatch”? Those moments when our perspective suddenly shifts and opens up to a whole new world are exciting—and all too rare.