Pursue your personal health goals with help from these free eBooks which contain Chris’ evidence-based recommendations for how to improve your health and treat chronic disease with diet and lifestyle changes. Whether you have a thyroid or digestive disorder, chronic heartburn or high cholesterol, acne or depression, you’ll find answers for how to deal with these conditions in effective, natural ways – without resorting to drugs or surgery.

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Should You Go Gluten-Free? The Science Behind Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance

Since the discovery of Celiac disease (CD), the mainstream view of gluten intolerance has remained relatively black or white: Either you have celiac disease, or you don’t. The media has downplayed the significance of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), even going as far as to suggest that it doesn’t exist. However, it’s becoming more and more clear that celiac disease is only one manifestation of gluten intolerance, and that “non-celiac gluten sensitivity” (i.e. people that react… Read More

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The Low Down on Low Carb

Low carb diets have enjoyed popularity for many years in one form or another – despite the central role of grains in the recommended diets of most modern societies. From the introduction of the Atkins diet in 1972, to the recent surge in popularity of a Paleo diet, cutting out carbs, pasta, bread and sugar has been touted as a surefire way to lose weight, if not also an essential component to overall health. Today,… Read More


All About Sweeteners

A quick review of the most popular nutrition and cooking blogs, cookbooks, or recipe websites will make it very clear that no matter how health conscious we become, we are hard-wired to like sweet foods. While there’s certainly reason for concern about over-indulgence, historically sweet foods were an important part of our ancestors’ diet. Some researchers have even posited that honey, along with meat and starchy tubers, helped make us human by providing concentrated glucose… Read More


Food Additives

Even if you do your best to follow a Paleo-style diet today, many of the modern “Paleo friendly” foods are actually full of modern additives – and some of them are not so friendly to your health. In fact, many of these “Paleo” foods have far more additives than the ‘bad’ modern foods you are trying to avoid. For instance, commercial nut milks and coconut milk often contain thickeners like gums or carrageenan, while your… Read More

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Effortless Paleo Weight Loss

Let’s face it – losing weight can be hard. Really hard. Perhaps you’ve been on a diet before, and perhaps you’ve even lost a significant amount of weight. But more often than not, that weight creeps back on, until suddenly you’re back to the weight you were at when you started dieting. Sometimes, you end up weighing even more than you did before you went on a diet in the first place! It’s enough to… Read More

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Thyroid Disorders

Are you, or is someone you love, suffering from weight gain, hair loss, exhaustion, constipation, depression, or mental fog? Many people don’t realize that these symptoms are frequently caused by a thyroid disorder or imbalance. Did you know that an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease? One in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. And, the number of people suffering from thyroid disorders continues to rise each… Read More

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If you ask the average Joe on the street what causes heartburn, he’ll tell you “too much stomach acid.” So, when I explain to patients that GERD is caused by not enough stomach acid, rather than too much, they are initially doubtful. “If that’s true”, they say, “then why do my antacid drugs provide relief?” I’m not denying that the symptoms of heartburn and GERD are caused by stomach acid refluxing into the esophagus. Nor… Read More

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Gut Health

All disease begins in the gut. – Hippocrates Hippocrates said this more than 2,000 years ago, but we’re only now coming to understand just how right he was. Research over the past two decades has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism spectrum disorder, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. In fact, many researchers (including myself)… Read More

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B12 Deficiency

What do all of these diseases have in common? Alzheimer’s, dementia, cognitive decline and memory loss (collectively referred to as “aging”) Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis Learning or developmental disorders in kids Autoimmune disease and immune dysregulation Answer: they can all mimic the signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency. (So, next time you or someone you know is “having a senior moment”, remember: it might not be “just aging”. It could be B12 deficiency.)… Read More

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The Diet-Heart Myth

For the last half century, the medical establishment has vigorously promoted the notion that high cholesterol is a primary risk factor for coronary heart disease, and that a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol causes heart disease, despite the overwhelming body of evidence that suggests otherwise. Most of us grew up being told that foods like red meat, eggs and bacon raise our cholesterol levels. This idea is so deeply ingrained in our cultural… Read More

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Nutrition for Healthy Skin

People of all types and all ages struggle with skin conditions. It is all too common to be faced with conditions like acne, rosacea, or sun damage. Most people have experienced overly oily, or dry skin, and wrinkles. Skin problems can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, or even painful. While conventional medical professionals often discount the connection between skin health and nutrition, there is strong evidence to support the influence of our food choices on the… Read More

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Paleo Diet Challenges & Solutions

There’s no doubt that the majority of people that switch to a Paleo diet notice significant benefits right away. I’ve seen people reverse autoimmune disease, arthritis, insomnia, metabolic problems and so much more in a period of a few weeks. However, the transition to Paleo doesn’t always go so smoothly. As a clinician with a focus on Paleo nutrition, the people who need my help are those that didn’t get the experience the “Paleo brochure”… Read More