Episode Number: 1037
Episode Guest: Chris Kresser
Original Airdate: November 8, 2017
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom
Guest Bio: Chris Kresser is a health detective specializing in investigative medicine, a blogger, podcaster, teacher, and a paleo diet and lifestyle enthusiast. His new book Unconventional Medicine is out now.
Topics Discussed: His new book Unconventional Medicine; functional medicine; cholesterol; gut bacteria causes ulcers; stents; mammograms do more harm than good; we don’t have all the answers and are constantly learning; medical education needs to change; government revises dietary guidelines; how the sugar industry shifted the blame to fat; talk about cholesterol and heart disease; saturated fat; differences between cholesterols; doctors don’t have up-to-date information; doctors receive new information from pharmaceutical sales representatives; he says that by 2040, 100% of the federal budget will go towards health care spending; 100 million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes; it takes $14,000/year to treat one patient with diabetes; 1 in 2 Americans have chronic disease; bad food, sedentary lifestyles are to blame; 40% of Americans are obese; based only on his height and weight, Joe is considered obese; health insurance is not health care; diabetes talk; sleep and weight loss; people need to sleep at least 7-8 hours per night; today’s kids are expected to live shorter lives than their parents; we’re genetically programmed to want high calorie foods; is sugar addictive; the 18 most addictive foods; Joe used to eat a large pizza after doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Know cookies; the modern food environment is setup for us to fail; you’re not weak if you crave/eat bad foods, you’re programmed to want it; toxoplasmosis talk; humans are elaborate vessels for microorganisms; bacteria changes the body in many ways; depression and gut bacteria; doctors aren’t looking at the gut bacteria of people who are depressed; gluten intolerance; non-celiac gluten sensitivity; (1:00:00) more gluten/celiac talk; it’s important to eat real food that comes out of the ground that isn’t processed; fiber; resistant starch; cooling a cooked potato is better for you; The Potato Hack book; talk about dieting by only eating potatoes; food should be pleasurable; use smaller plates to eat less food; he gets probiotics through fermented foods, like kimchi, sauerkraut, and kefir; fermented food talk; he’s interested in fasting right now; what he eats on a typical day; maintaining the ketogenic diet; he measures his blood ketones; blood and cholesterol talk; he thinks it’s natural to be in ketosis part of the time; protein and ketosis; everybody is different; hunger; Kegenix exogenous ketones; fasting mimicking diet; sugar, carbs, and cancer; how to convince people what they’re eating isn’t good for them; how to get people to live a healthier life; Joe explains Sober Octobert to Chris; find someone to lose weight with to stay motivated; it’s too easy to eat bad food; Inuit and cancer; Nutrition and Physical Degeneration book; talk about why people have bad teeth; obesity is an epidemic or a slow motion plague; we’ve accepted chronic disease as being normal; (2:00:00) what happens when people are healthy for their entire lives; gut-brain axis; working with health coaches; health care costs are going up, not going down despite advancements in technology; health care should be free; Catastrophic Care book; why insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies benefit from people being sick; pharmaceutical commercials; Humira drug commercial video; Abilify commercial video; Abilify talk; drugs can be prescribed for other things; largest selling pharmaceutical products; Chris tells a story about working with a child with behavioral disorders that turned out to be based on the foods he was eating; doctors can’t treat what they aren’t looking for; kids don’t need to eat foods that are packaged/advertised for them; people need to eat real food; he thinks a high percentage of people who are depressed are eating bad food; more depression talk; Viagra talk; an advertising agency created the term “erectile dysfunction”; the real money in the pharmaceutical industry is marketing drugs to healthy people; Provigil; statins in the drinking water; fluoride and chemicals in water; The Fluoride Deception book; turning waste into food products; fluoride and lower IQ in children; air pollution in India; Delhi smog car accident video; kids, mercury, and fish consumption; where he lives and why he chose to live there; Unconventional Medicine book.
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