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RHR: How Your Lipoprotein(a) Level Affects Your Risk of Heart Disease

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The production of Lp(a) is controlled by a specific gene. So if you have a mutated version of that gene, then it can lead to higher Lp(a) levels. There are other genetic relationships, but Lp(a) is pretty strongly genetically determined. You could be doing everything right, frustratingly, and still have a relatively high Lp(a) level. The thing to understand is that Lp(a), in studies, has been associated with high risk of cardiovascular disease and heart… Read More

RHR: Heart Attacks and Red Meat—Correlation or Causation?

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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 fiber, fermentable fibers in general, eating more processed and refined flour, and eating more sugar and industrial seed oils. And wouldn’t you know it; we do have studies that show that the average person who eats more red meat—we’re not… Read More

RHR: Carbs & Alzheimer’s: Separating Fact From Fiction

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Alzheimer’s, like many other inflammatory diseases, is a disease of civilization. We’re going to talk more about what that means. I think when you look at the history of diet policy and ideas around what’s healthy and what’s not, both for weight loss and metabolic problems and other conditions, early on, there was a really big focus on calories. All of the diets were focused on reducing your calorie intake. Then the focus really switched… Read More

RHR: How To Make Healthy Living More Affordable and Accessible

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I’m really excited to have Gunnar Lovelace on the show. He’s the CEO and co-founder of a new and really exciting company called THRIVE Market that is dedicated to offering these healthy lifestyle products at a really deep discount, often 30% to 50% off of full retail price. Above and beyond that, they have a very strong social mission. It’s a membership-based store. I’ll let Gunnar tell us more about it. But for every paid… Read More

RHR: What You Should Know About Histamine Intolerance

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A lot of my patients are curious about this. I’m not going to say that we’re seeing more of it, because I’m not sure if that’s actually true. I think the awareness of it is higher, so we’re paying more attention to it. It may also be true that we’re seeing more of it, and there are some reasons why that might be the case, which will be revealed as we go through this answer.… Read More

RHR: What Causes Neuropathy—and How To Treat It

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This is an important topic and something that’s fairly commonly experienced. There’s not a lot of great information out there in the conventional medical world on how to troubleshoot neuropathy if you’re experiencing it. In this episode, we cover: 2:28 Potential Causes of Neuropathy 5:44 Testing for B12 Deficiency 10:10 Four stages of B12 Deficiency 14:40 Five Potential Causes of B12 Deficiency 17:36 Treating B12 Deficiency  Chris Kresser:  Hey, everyone. It’s Chris here. Steve is away.… Read More