Episodes
In this episode, Chris Kresser delves into nootropics, substances that enhance mental functions such as cognition and mood. He highlights key nootropics like citicoline, UMP, PS, Bacopa monnieri, Ginkgo biloba, and others, discussing their benefits and scientific backing. This episode serves as a concise guide for anyone looking to naturally improve their brain function through nootropics, offering practical advice on usage and sourcing.
Published 04/02/24
Published 04/02/24
In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, Chris Kresser is joined by Dr. Dave Rabin, a pioneer in mental health technology, to discuss the revolutionary Apollo device. They delve into the science of touch, stress management, and the device's ability to enhance well-being through non-invasive methods. The conversation covers the importance of the parasympathetic nervous system in emotional regulation, the vagus nerve, psychedelic treatments, the potential of wearable technology in mental...
Published 03/19/24
In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, Chris Kresser sits down with Dr. Nicholas Norwitz to delve into the lipid energy model and the phenomenon of lean mass hyper-responders. Dr. Norwitz shares his perspective both as a researcher and as someone who personally experienced dramatic increases in LDL cholesterol levels after adopting a low-carb and ketogenic diet. They explore the recent shifts in our understanding of cholesterol's role in cardiovascular disease, particularly in...
Published 03/06/24
In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, Chris talks with renowned oncologist Dr. Katie Deming about taking an integrative approach to cancer treatment. They discuss holistic methods of healing, the mind-body connection, environmental impacts on health, and the transformative power of integrative oncology, as well as talking to and supporting patients through cancer diagnoses, the revelatory work of integrative doctors and researchers, including Veda Austin’s work on water research, and...
Published 02/20/24
Jayne Buxton, author of The Great Plant-Based Con, joins Chris on this episode of Revolution Health Radio to discuss how ethical, regenerative farming and an omnivorous diet comprised of whole foods benefits both human and planetary health. They’ll explore the higher bioavailability of nutrients in animal products, how diets that exclude animal foods can damage your health, and the reasons why so many people have coalesced around the falsehood that plant-based diets are the best way to...
Published 12/19/23
The dynamic relationship between the gut and the immune system is crucial for maintaining overall well-being and optimal immune function. An imbalance in the gut microbiota can trigger immune system dysfunction and contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases, allergies, and even mood disorders. Conversely, a healthy gut can bolster immune resilience, reducing the risk of infections and inflammatory diseases. In this episode, Chris describes the gut–immune axis in more detail, makes...
Published 11/28/23
Oren Jay Sofer, author of Your Heart Was Made For This and Say What You Mean, joins Chris in this episode to discuss how we can use contemplative practice to remain engaged, balanced, and able to respond to the many challenges we face in the world today.
Published 11/21/23
Author and Functional Medicine practitioner Dr. Jill Carnahan joins Chris in this episode of Revolution Health Radio to discuss how, in the face of illness and trauma, it’s possible to look inward and replace the darkness and fear with hope, resilience, and healing. They talk about Dr. Jill’s own experiences with recovery from illness, which led her down the path of Functional Medicine, and outline strategies for taking control of your own health and well-being in the face of conditions like...
Published 11/07/23
Dr. Kenneth Bock joins Chris in this episode of Revolution Health Radio to discuss the idea that many of the mental disorders most common among adolescents and teens, including depression, anxiety, and OCD, may share the same underlying mechanism of systemic inflammation. Dr. Bock explains the essential role of the immune system and the microbiome in mental health and details the ways in which imbalances in these systems—such as autoimmune conditions, thyroid disorders, or leaky gut...
Published 10/17/23
Nammex founder Jeff Chilton joins Chris on this episode of Revolution Health Radio to discuss mushrooms and their nutritional and overall benefits as a functional food and supplement. They also talk about some myths and misconceptions about mushrooms, the history of mushroom cultivation, and some of the product and quality issues with the expanding mushroom supplement market.
Published 09/19/23
The structure of our jaw and our dental palate affects everything from how we breathe to how we sleep, which in turn affects our health and how we feel every day. Paul Peterson, DDS, joins Chris in this episode of Revolution Health Radio to discuss how he has implemented a functional medical model for dentistry in order to identify the foundational sources of the issues he sees in his patients.
Published 08/22/23
Force of Nature Meats CEO and co-founder Robby Sansom joins Chris on Revolution Health Radio to discuss the current state of regeneratively sourced meat and how Force of Nature is working to create a global regenerative supply network and offer consumers the awareness and ability to shop in a way that aligns with their values. They discuss some of the myths and misconceptions that consumers have, how to educate ourselves and get more clarity on the choices we’re making, the benefits of...
Published 08/08/23
Dr. Stephan van Vliet joins Chris on Revolution Health Radio to discuss his emerging research on the nutrient profiles of beef raised by various farming methods, including grass-fed grazing, grain-fed, and grain-finished. Dr. van Vliet explains how the nutrient profiles differ between grass-fed and grain-fed cattle, particularly with regard to omega-6 to omega-3 ratios and phytonutrients, what this cutting-edge research means for human health and nutrient density, and how this emerging...
Published 07/18/23
In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, Chris shares his top three nutrients for fighting inflammation, the research supporting the use of these nutrients in treating chronic disease, and insights from his own clinical practice. He shares how he uses these nutrients to treat patients struggling with a variety of chronic illnesses, including Hashimoto’s disease, psoriasis, celiac disease, pre-diabetes, asthma, joint and muscle pain, brain fog, anxiety, and depression.
Published 07/11/23
In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, clinical researcher Mark Horowitz, MD, PhD, joins Chris to discuss the best guidelines for tapering off antidepressant drugs safely to avoid extreme withdrawal symptoms. Dr. Horowitz offers his clinical expertise on why a linear approach to drug tapering doesn’t work with antidepressants and what he recommends instead, whether the risk of withdrawals from antidepressants can be predicted, and how both patients and clinicians have been undereducated...
Published 06/20/23
Dr. Latt Mansor, global expert in ketosis and exogenous ketones and research lead at HVMN, joins Chris on this episode of Revolution Health Radio to discuss ketone diols, a relatively new form of exogenous ketones that are easier to take and more stable in the blood than other ketones. Dr. Mansor reveals why ketone diols are the more optimal form of ketone supplementation, what effects ketone diols have on the body for performance, recovery, and cognitive function, and emerging research on...
Published 06/13/23
On this episode of Revolution Health Radio, former professional snowboarder and nutrition entrepreneur Sean Lake sits down with Chris to discuss how his health mindset has changed throughout his career and how being introduced to collagen supplements changed his personal and professional trajectory. Founder of BUBS Naturals supplement company, Sean also reveals how he champions his best friend’s memory through quality health products that really make a difference.
Published 05/30/23
A leading researcher on the efficacy of antidepressant drugs to treat depression, Dr. Joanna Moncrieff joins Chris on this episode of Revolution Health Radio to discuss her newest landmark paper debunking the widespread belief that an imbalance of neurotransmitters, particularly serotonin, in the brain causes depression. Dr. Moncrieff explains how the “chemical imbalance theory” of depression originated, whether there is any scientific evidence to support this theory, and how the use of drugs...
Published 05/09/23
In the United States, autoimmune diseases affect an estimated 25 million people—it is the fastest-growing category of disease. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, Dr. Akil Palanisamy joins Chris to discuss his integrative, five-step protocol combining Functional Medicine and Ayurveda to address the root cause of autoimmunity instead of treating just the symptoms. You’ll learn how to address toxins, heal infections, improve your gut health, learn to eat right, and consciously rest and...
Published 05/02/23
In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, global nutrition scientist Ty Beal joins Chris to discuss the planetary health diet EAT-Lancet, its goals for humans and the environment, and how well it actually meets the nutrient needs of the global population. They reflect on the outdated daily recommended allowances of nutrients and the complexity of assessing nutrient needs at the population level while offering improvements on the EAT-Lancet dietary guidelines. A critic of the diet, Ty Beal,...
Published 04/25/23
The “Thyroid Pharmacist,” Dr. Izabella Wentz, joins Chris on this episode of Revolution Health Radio to discuss the relationship between adrenal dysfunction and thyroid health. They review their clinical experiences of the root causes and symptoms of adrenal dysfunction, why women may suffer disproportionately from adrenal and thyroid dysfunction, and how Dr. Wentz’s four-week Adrenal Transformation Program targets specific bodily signals to restore the relationship between the adrenals and...
Published 04/18/23
Ridge Shinn, CEO of Big Picture Beef, and writer/environmental advocate Lynne Pledger join Chris on Revolution Health Radio to discuss their new book, Grass-Fed Beef for a Post-Pandemic World. On a mission to pave the way for more nutritious, sustainable, local meat, they propose replacing corn-based feedlots with regenerative grazing—an alternative method that offers a solution to climate emissions, nitrogen pollution, and animal suffering. They review the science supporting regenerative...
Published 03/28/23
Dr. Will Cole joins Chris on Revolution Health Radio to discuss the bidirectional relationship between the gut and the brain and how you can influence that connection for the better. Will explains how stress, shame, and trauma contribute to chronic health conditions such as autoimmune disorders, leaky gut, and other GI disorders, conversely, how gut dysfunction leads to nervous system dysregulation, including anxiety and depression, and how to heal the connection between the physical and...
Published 03/21/23
Gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan joins Chris on Revolution Health Radio to discuss how we can strengthen our gut-immune system to protect us and/or recover from viral illness. They review what the research indicates about the link between the health of our microbiome and our likelihood of catching viral illnesses, and talk about the ways we can repair and strengthen our microbiome by optimizing diet, exercise, sleep, and time outdoors to boost our host defenses and overall health.
Published 02/28/23