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Chris Kresser on Unconventional Medicine
In this episode, I interview Chris Kresser! We discuss his new book, Unconventional Medicine, and everything he is doing over at the Kresser Institute, including his new health coach training program.
In this episode, I interview Chris Kresser!
We discuss his new book, Unconventional Medicine, and everything he is doing over at the Kresser Institute, including his new health coach training program. Chris is changing the face of medicine with his new paradigm. Listen in to find out why I told him that in the 2020 presidential debates, I expect the candidates to be debating how many jobs Kresser created over the last four years.
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0:00:39 Cliff Notes
0:07:35 Alternative medicine’s critique of conventional medicine and what Chris Kresser has to add to that critique
0:10:47 Why hasn’t alternative medicine outcompeted conventional medicine?
0:13:49 The differences between alternative medicine, integrative medicine, and functional medicine
0:20:20 The functional medicine approach to headaches
0:22:09 The California Center for Functional Medicine’s intake process for new patients
0:29:38 Why taking medications to reduce fever might be a bad idea in most cases but can be helpful in some rare cases
0:32:33 How we can justify the costs of testing in functional medicine. Using type 2 diabetes as an example, investing $5,000 up front for one patient can save half a million dollars in the long run.
0:37:08 Who will end up paying for functional medicine?
0:42:39 What Chris Kresser is doing to spread the functional medicine approach to healthcare: his book Unconventional Medicine; the California Center for Functional Medicine; his program with the Berkeley Fire Department; and the Kresser Institute’s physician and health coach training programs.
0:48:00 Why doctors still need people skills
0:51:27 The importance of allied health providers, such as health coaches, nutritionists, and nurse practitioners, and how they can make longer appointments with physicians economically feasible
1:05:13 Advice for starting a career in functional medicine and deciding what degree to pursue
1:11:12 Advice for physicians who want to start practicing functional medicine
1:13:01 Who should read Unconventional Medicine and where to get it
Other Kresser/Masterjohn Interviews
RHR, March 21, 2018: How to Maximize Your Nutrient Intake With Chris Masterjohn
The Healthy Skeptic Episode 11: Chris Masterjohn on Cholesterol and Heart Disease (Part 1)
The Healthy Skeptic, September 8, 2011: Chris Masterjohn on Cholesterol and Heart Disease (Part 2)
RHR, February 8, 2012: Chris Masterjohn on Cholesterol and Heart Disease (Part 3)
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