Using The Paleo Diet To Cure Disease w/ Chris Kresser
Greetings, SuperFriends, and welcome to this week’s show.
Today we are joined by the New York Times Bestselling Author behind the book, “The Paleo Cure” and the host of Revolution Health Radio Podcast. You might remember in the past, we had my friend and role model Robb Wolf on the show, who is considered one of the most central folks to the Paleo movement. Well, Robb called today’s guest the most knowledgable clinician in the paleo world – and for that reason, we just had to get him on today’s show.
You’ve seen him and his work in TIME, NPR, The Atlantic, and more – but it turns out that as a licensed acupuncturist and a self-described “health detective,” today’s guest has a lot more to teach us about health than just dieting.
In this episode, we talk about everything from the paleo diet, to how it can repair quite a bit of chronic health ailments, to the many issues with our modern lifestyles, and much, much more.
In this episode, we discuss:
- How Chris Kresser discovered the paleo diet – after a life-threatening illness
- What made Chris so sick, and why wasn’t he able to recover?
- Why is it that the paleo diet is so incredibly effective at restoring health for so many maladies?
- The idea that nearly all forms of disease come from a dissonance from natural evolutionary conditions
- The many ways our conditions differ from how we’re evolved to live – and why they make us sick
- In what ways, if any, does Chris Kresser agree or disagree with Robb Wolf and Dr. Loren Cordain?
- How has Chris’ work as a clinician informed his approach to “the paleo diet”
- What kinds of disease has Chris Kresser been able to cure with the paleo diet?
- What is the most gratifying result Chris has ever seen in his work?
- How exactly do genes and blood type influence how you apply the paleo diet?
- What is “methylation” and why is it a core part of our physiology?
- An example of how genetic expression has been altered for billions of people
- How does Chris Kresser’s understanding of Chinese medicine influence his understanding of the paleo diet?
- The 80/20 rule, and how Chris applies it to diet and nutrition
- A discussion of orthorexia, and when “clean” eating becomes “too clean”
- Thoughts on life balance, pragmatism, and what it means to be truly “superhuman”
- What 1 thing would make most people much better off?
- Which books have most changed Chris Kresser’s life?
- A discussion on reading – and how Chris reads a staggering 3 books a week
- Where to learn more and download free eBooks
- What is the #1 biggest takeaway from this episode?
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- ChrisKresser.com (Formerly The Healthy Skeptic)
- Our previous episode with Dr. Loren Cordain
- Our previous episode with Robb Wolf
- Chris Kresser debunks the “blood type” diet
- Our previous episode with David Heinemeier Hansson
- Food Rules by Michael Polan
- Opening the Hand of Thought by Kōshō Uchiyama
- Turning Suffering Inside Out by Darlene Cohen
- The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
- Essentialism by Gray Mckeown
- Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch
- Undefended Love by Jet Psaris
- Money by Tony Robbins
- Your Money Or Your Life by Joseph R. Dominguez
- Revolution Health Radio Podcast