620: Chris Kresser on the Chronic Disease Equation, the Potato Hack for Fat Loss, the Disease Worse than Being Eaten by a Shark & MORE

Oct 19, 2017
620: Chris Kresser on the Chronic Disease Equation, the Potato Hack for Fat Loss, the Disease Worse than Being Eaten by a Shark & MORE

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Chris Kresser, a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine. He is the creator of ChrisKresser.com, one of the top 25 natural health sites in the world, and the author of the New York Times best seller, Your Personal Paleo Code and author of the new book Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love.

This conversation with Chris is not only highly informative but fascinating as well. Chris talks about Intestinal permeability, the Really Boring Diet that Doesn’t Taste Good, the potato hack, the chronic disease equation, the HPA Axis (hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis), cortisol resistance, the difference between common & normal, the dirty windshield analogy, Functional Medicine, he disease worse than being eaten by a shark, the gut brain connection, the 3 Hit Paradigm, pig/hook worms, the hygiene hypothesis, sleep and weight gain, unplugging & Traveling, being a sprinter not marathoner, Digital Detoxes, the Rocking Chair test and more.

  • Everything in your body is outside your body (2:12)
  • How far along is western medicine in intestinal permeability? (5:40)
  • Modern diet and lifestyle affecting our gut (6:56)
  • Power of the reward system (11:20)
  • Genes load the gun and environment pulls the trigger (22:19)
  • What is functional medicine? (27:10)
  • Adrenal fatigue? Burning the candle at both ends (30:00)
  • Can you reverse food intolerances? Dirty windshield effect (42:50)
  • Does everyone have a gluten intolerance? (49:15)
  • Will functional medicine be practiced in the future? (57:00)
  • Physical health vs. Mental health (1:04:00)
  • People self-curing themselves (1:13:15)
  • What is the greatest threat to our health in the modern lifestyle? (1:24:45)
  • Chris’s athlete mindset, younger days… (1:30:13)
  • Mindfulness and being a sprinter more than a marathon runner (1:39:00)
  • Chris’ new book and final thoughts on health care system (1:49:55)

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