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RHR: How to Get More Bone Broth into Your Diet, with Justin Mares
Bone broth is common in traditional cultures—but, despite its impressive health benefits, it’s not a staple in the Standard American Diet. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk with entrepreneur Justin Mares about...
Revolution Health Radio podcast, Chris Kresser
Do Low-Carb Diets during Pregnancy Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?
A recent study suggests that a low-carb diet may increase the risk of birth defects. But was it really the lack of carbohydrates, or was it something else?
Low carb pregnancy
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: India
Unlike most of the other countries I’ve covered in this series, India is not renowned for any aspect of its health. Many Indians continue to suffer from malnutrition, and their rates of chronic disease (especially...
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: The Nordic Countries
The Nordic region is well-known for having the healthiest and happiest populations in the world. What's the secret? Hint: It's all about diet and lifestyle.
northern european ancestry diet, traditional nordic diet
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: Africa
Adopting a paleo lifestyle is certainly adventageous, but what about cultures who eat the exact opposite? Read on for healthy lessons from African cuisine.
healthy african recipes, healthy African dishes
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: Japan
In the first article of this series I talked about the French diet, and the Japanese diet is almost the polar opposite. Most of the foods that are staples in France – cheese, red meat,...
Health Lessons from International Cuisines: France
International cuisines have long added variety to the American palate. Although modern, processed foods are gaining popularity in developed and developing countries, most regions still retain unique food cultures and dietary patterns that set them...
What Mid-Victorians Can Teach Us About Nutrition and Health
Anthropological and historical evidence provides invaluable clues about achieving good health through diet and lifestyle changes. Though I appreciate modern science and all that we’ve learned from it, strictly using science can sometimes lead to...
Victorian healthy life
Shaking up the Salt Myth: The History of Salt
Salt has increasingly been blamed for a number of poor health outcomes. But few know about its historical significance.