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How the Gut Microbiome Influences Everything about Your Health
The human digestive system is home to trillions of microorganisms, collectively known as the gut microbiome. Find out how your gut microbiome affects not just your digestive health but your brain, bones, heart, immune system,...
May 10, 2019
RHR: Testing and Treating Digestive Issues in Children
Diagnosing digestive issues in children can be difficult. Find out when you should pursue testing for pathogens or gut issues and when to take an approach that rebuilds the gut.
July 23, 2015
What Causes SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and Why It’s so Hard to Treat
The small bowel plays an important role in digesting food and absorbing nutrients. It is also an important part of the immune system, containing an impressive network of lymphoid cells.
November 4, 2014
Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?
You’ve probably seen the recent glut of sensational headlines in the media proclaiming that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is some kind of widespread collective delusion—simply a figment of the imagination of anyone who claims to experience...
May 19, 2014
Harmful or Harmless: Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, and More
So far in this series on additives, I’ve discussed magnesium stearate, soy lecithin, carrageenan, and xanthan gum. These are the most common food additives found in processed foods, especially in processed “health” foods, and many health...
December 13, 2013
Ask the RD: Probiotic Timing and the Blood Type Diet
Join Kelsey Marksteiner, MS, RD and Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD, staff nutritionists at ChrisKresser.com, as they answer your questions about ancestral and Paleo nutrition. A must-listen for anyone new to the Paleo diet or looking to improve...
November 18, 2013
Harmful or Harmless: Carrageenan
Carrageenan, a heavily discussed additive in the world of alternative health, is an indigestible polysaccharide that is extracted from red algae, and is most commonly used in food as a thickener or stabilizer. Carrageenan-containing seaweeds...
November 15, 2013
Ask the RD: All About Food Combining
Join Kelsey Marksteiner, MS, RD and Laura Schoenfeld, MPH, RD staff nutritionists at ChrisKresser.com, as they answer your questions about ancestral and Paleo nutrition. A must-listen for anyone new to the Paleo diet or looking to...
November 4, 2013
50 Shades of Gluten (Intolerance)
This article was first featured at The Huffington Post. Click here to see the original article. Celiac disease (CD) was initially described in the first century A.D. by a Greek physician named Aretaeus of Cappadocia. (1) But neither...
April 23, 2013