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Mastering Nutrition

Hi, I'm Chris Masterjohn and I have a PhD in Nutritional Sciences. I am an entrepreneur in all things fitness, health, and nutrition. In this show I combine my scientific expertise with my out-of-the-box thinking to translate complex science into new, practical ideas that you can use to help yourself on your journey to vibrant health. This show will allow you to master the science of nutrition and apply it to your own life like a pro.
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Now displaying: May, 2018
May 31, 2018

Why should you bother spending time tracking calories or eating something so monotonous as “The Robot Diet” when there are plenty of dietary approaches out there that allow a variety of delicious foods, don’t require time spent tracking calories, and work for so many people?

These approaches are “the low-hanging fruit of weight loss.” Is there low-hanging fruit available to you? How do you know when you’ve picked it all? That’s what I answer in this episode.

This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Get your copy at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet

May 29, 2018

The most reliable way to lose weight is to track calories, but tracking calories is time consuming. With the Robot Diet, you can substitute consistency for tracking calories, and save tons of time. Eat like a robot to have the abs of a robot. Walk like a human, talk like a human, and act like a human, and no one will no where they came from.

Here are the two episodes I released last year on tracking calories:

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2017/05/02/reliable-way-lose-weight/

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2017/05/04/easiest-way-track-calories/

This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Get your copy at https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet

May 23, 2018

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.

You can buy his new book, Unconventional Medicine, on Amazon.

If you’re interested in becoming a health coach, or if you already are one and wish to undergo his new training to get his functional medicine perspective, you have up until June 3 to enroll. You can sign up here.

This episode is brought to you by Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Everything you could ever need to know to optimize your nutrition, all in one place. Easier to find and use than ever before. Yours for only $30.

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In this episode, you will find all of the following and more:

00:37 Cliff Notes

11:46 Introduction

12:29 Alternative medicine’s critique of conventional medicine and what Chris Kresser has to add to that critique

15:41 Why hasn’t alternative medicine outcompeted conventional medicine?

18:42 The differences between alternative medicine, integrative medicine, and functional medicine

25:14 The functional medicine approach to headaches

27:03 The California Center for Functional Medicine’s intake process for new patients

34:32 Why taking medications to reduce fever might be a bad idea in most cases but can be helpful in some rare cases

37:27 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.

42:01 Who will end up paying for functional medicine?

47:38 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.

52:53 Why doctors still need people skills

56:21 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

1:10:07 Advice for starting a career in functional medicine and deciding what degree to pursue

1:16:05 Advice for physicians who want to start practicing functional medicine

1:17:55 Who should read Unconventional Medicine and where to get it

 

 

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