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Summary

The world is facing the greatest healthcare crisis it has ever seen. Chronic disease is shortening our lifespan, destroying our quality of life, bankrupting governments, and threatening the health of future generations. Sadly, conventional medicine, with its focus on managing symptoms, has failed to address this challenge. The result is burned-out physicians, a sicker population, and a broken healthcare system.

In Unconventional Medicine, Chris Kresser presents a plan to reverse this dangerous trend. He shows how the combination of functional medicine, an ancestral diet and lifestyle, and a collaborative practice model can create a system that better serves the needs of both patients and practitioners.

The epidemic of chronic disease can be stopped if patients and practitioners can adapt.

©2017 Chris Kresser (P)2017 Chris Kresser

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inspirational

This book gives me hope that we can turn things around if enough people embrace the functional medicine model. As normal citizens we all should keep asking our traditional doctors to change to this new model and insist on our politicians to embrace the concept too.

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Begin here, end with improved health!

This is you'r guide to making changes that will positively impact your health for life.

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Really informative , definitely suggest to someone in the medical profession (I am not, so it was abit heavy) he does talk abit slow so I played it on X2 so he’d speak at the pass of a millennial YouTuber

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Worth reading if you are interested in your health & the health of those around you

Clear, concise, informative description of a novel approach to healthcare, which avoids sensationalistic language or claims. Based on evidence, experience and transparent logical thought. Enjoyed it 👍🏽

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  • Tyler
  • 21-11-17

Helped a nursing student reignite their purpose

I am a second degree Nursing student expected to graduate soon. I was beginning to lose sight of my goal of working in functional medicine as a nurse practitioner. After listening to this book I was reminded why I chose this path. This is a must read for anyone medical or nursing student who is feeling burned out and questioning their career goals in conventional medicine.

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  • Travis D Wright
  • 07-12-17

Little new to offer

I have listened to and read Chris Kresser’s work for a couple years now and have always found him informative when it comes to using your diet to curb ailments and promote overall wellness.

That said, I found this book to be little more than a refresher on the basics of healthy ancestral living habits. Of course, the sections geared towards medical professionals are excluded from that opinion because I’m not in that field.

There are no mistakes or questionable ideas in the book, it’s just that most of the information is common knowledge she for those who have invested at least some time learning about ancestral diets and curbing chronic diseases.

I’ll continue to keep the author on my radar but would only recommend this book to those who have never considered healthy habits.

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  • Nathan S.
  • 10-12-17

Functional medicine is good

The only thing I got from this book is that functional medicine is good not how to implement it or where to start it just a lot of examples of doctors who where disenchanted with what they where doing and started trying functional medicine. I was really excited for this book and really let down. I'm not a follower of his or someone trying to discredit him just heard him talk about this book and decided to listen to it.

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  • G SARAMITE
  • 09-11-17

If not now, when? If not you, who?

Join the rally to end chronic diseases!

This book and audiobok have the great potential of changing our healthcare system. It empowers healthcare practitioners all the way to citizen scientists to change lives of millions of people.

Chronic diseases is the biggest health challenge we face: one in 2 americans has a chronic disease, one in four has multiple ones. Chronic diseases are responsible for 70% deaths.

Chriss K is at the forefront of the functional medecine movement which is transforming our health care system. Must listen, must read. Narrated by the Author.
If not now, when? If not you, who?

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  • Axl
  • 16-01-18

The performance could have been better.

if the performer would have just talked it through instead of reading it it would have been better

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  • Bill Ott
  • 13-04-18

Great read!

Would you listen to Unconventional Medicine again? Why?

Yes, very clear on what is wrong with the conventional system and provides a great model for health.

What did you like best about this story?

The adapt approach about functional medicine + ancestral diet + collaborative approach is excellent.

Have you listened to any of Chris Kresser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Makes you want to cry that so many people aren't getting the care they need and the fact that medicine today is largely driven by companies looking to make a profit or doctors trying to pay off their student loans.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend.

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  • ricky
  • 11-04-18

Great useful book.!

This was a great book because it is getting down to more of what is really going on with our health. The problem may be it’s really not that difficult but completely different, a paradigm shift. Who knew real food could be so beneficial. Every situation and person may be dealing with different problems so “this book is your answer” isn’t correct, but at the same time it just as easily could be. If you’re wanting to get healthy or dealing with a health problem, this could be of help. Practitioners and doctors I believe he said are the main audiences for this book, but since you’re a human it could help you. Personally, if it could help you to live a healthier life, that’s good.!

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  • ryan
  • 07-04-18

great info, every doctor should read it.

a little slow on pace but worth it in every way. very interesting listen indeed.

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  • Paul P.
  • 29-01-18

knowledge... this is so amazing best I've heard i

I've heard in a long time... everyone needs to read this book before it's too late!

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  • Mother of Chickens
  • 28-01-18

Great primer on functional medicine

Provided exactly what I was looking for — a really good primer on the principles of functional medicine. I recommend speeding up the reading to at least 1.25x.