Radio Blog: Kresser on Food

Women are in crisis, and our children are following suit.

What if there were a simple solution to infertility, poor obstetrical outcomes, and chronic disease in our kids? What if we could leverage the power of nutrition to right these wrongs?

Kelly Brogan grabs "health detective" and food expert Chris Kresser for an hour and asks our burning questions.

  • Where would we start?
  • What would the recommendations be?
  • Would they really make a difference?
  • What are optimal foods for fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding?
  • What are ideal first foods for babies?
  • What are the top three food toxins to avoid?
  • How should we be customizing our diets?

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Food Stress. I’ve Lost My Appetite!

by Alison MacNeil

Cooking dinner in my house is about as stressful as putting together two pieces of flat-pack Ikea furniture with my husband, hungover, on a deadline, with the kids milling about.

And the sad part is... I used to love to cook.

We have four people and four different diets going at my house. I am Paleo, my husband is dairy-free, my 13 year old daughter eats healthy stuff at home and buys junk food with her allowance whenever she gets a chance, and my son is everything-free.

You would be right to think the following:

Is this woman out of her mind?

Everything-free? Is that even a diet?

Why don’t you just do the same thing for everyone?

No wonder you don’t want to walk into the kitchen. I’d be running out of the house.

Honestly I’ve read so much about food over the last few years, I’ve lost my appetite. Food used to be about families coming together at the table, nourishing themselves, and then getting on with their lives ...Read More >>

Radio Blog: Kids, Allergies, and Food

In 2009, Robyn O'Brien published her landmark book, The Unhealthy Truth, and had parents across America shaking in their boots.

Motivated by her own children's severe allergic reactions to "normal food," this mom of four set out on a mission to figure out why. Using her research skills honed as a food industry analyst, she uncovered some basic facts:

1. The U.S. food supply is manipulated, subsidized, and toxic to a degree that is not seen in most developed countries.

2. It has the fingerprints of Big Food, Big Money, and Big Government all over it.

3. We're all sicker for it, especially our kids.

She became "one of those moms." You know, the mom with the my-kids-can't-eat-list. No corn. No soy. No dairy. No eggs. No yogurt. No processed. No nonorganic. And she desperately wished she could take back every uncharitable, "unsympathetic thought, misinformed reply, and every judgment" she had ever passed ...Read More >>