Monday, November 13, 2017

Unconventional Medicine

Chris Kresser, Lac

Chris Kresser has long been one of my favorite bloggers.  With an acupuncturist (Lac) background, Chris operates one of the biggest naturopathic practices in the US. He freely shares information on his website.  He writes articles instead of blog posts, and many times has guest authors writing these articles. One of my favorites was an article written by Dr. Amy Nett, MD; How Resistant Starch Will Help to Make You Healthier and Thinner. Poor Dr. Nett was just not prepared for the interest generated by RS and she received over 600 comments!  What fun I had explaining how RS works.

I share and send people to Kresser's articles more than any other. He's generally spot-on and looks at things in a fair and balanced way. As long as I've been following him, he never opts for sensationalist headlines, but always manages to pump out current and appropriate material, like his discussion of Wildfires and Air Quality last month.  Some of my favorites and most shared over the years:

Plus his 10 free ebooks that you can get for just sharing your email with him.

Joe Rogan

Chris did me a real solid last week when he was on the Joe Rogan podcast. While they talked for almost 3 hours about every health topic under the sun, at the 1 hour 5 minute point, they started talking about Resistant Starch and The Potato Hack. Chris Kresser gave a perfect, short description of the diet and my book, and sounded really, really convincing!  I almost started believing it might work myself, haha.

Bottom line, this video was seen by well over a million people in the days since its been on air. Sales of the Potato Hack are at all time highs and my phone's been ringing off the hook by people asking about the potato hack, RS, and everything in between. I thought what a better way to repay him than with a review of Kresser's new book.

Unconventional Medicine 

Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love, (Available on Amazon)

I haven't read it yet, but from what I have heard Chris Kresser's latest book (released last week) is a wonderful discussion about the problems of the US health care system and solutions, most of which don't require a doctor at all!  A must-read for anyone wanting to start their own medical practice, doctors and health care professionals, but everyone who reads it should come away richer for the experience. Chris uses examples from his thriving practice to illustrate the problems in a very personal way. Listen to the full Joe Rogan podcast to hear Chris and Joe discuss the book.

Unconventional Medicine is a perfect follow-up to his last best-seller, The Paleo Cure

Get it on Amazon!

Happy Fall!

I hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for winter. We had a great gardening season here in North Pole, Alaska but we're now under a foot of snow. I'll try to write more this winter once things settle down here. I have a great gut story to tell you!



  1. Hi Tim! I also think Chris Kresser is an undiscovered jewel. I have read some articles on his site by Dr. Nett. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  2. +1 (and thanks for getting back to your blog!)

  3. That's great, Tim! Just great! All around!

  4. Glad to see you blogging again, looking forward to the New Year!