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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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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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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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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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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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Life changing book!

Great information!! Awesome book, but author should have had someone with a more upbeat voice to read the book. His monotone voice makes listening quite boring.

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

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The beginning of the end of chronic disease

I really enjoyed this book by Chris Kresser! Functional Medicine is quite clearly a very effective method for treating people with chronic illnesses. Please give this book a chance! It could very well be the beginning of a massive and positive shift in the way we deliver healthcare to our fellow humans.

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  • 01-04-18

Great book, narrator makes me want to fall asleep

This is a great book, but could not have chosen a worse narrator. His voice is unenthusiastic and monotone, and makes me want to fall asleep, let alone get excited about the book content! Recommend doing a re-recording with someone a little more clinical and upbeat.

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Inspiring and Informational

Great information, but you need to keep in mind the book seems to be geared primarily towards healthcare professionals. I've already started sharing as much of his information as I can and will continue to do so. I truly hope his vision for what a healthcare system COULD look like comes to fruition.

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So much IMPORTANT information!

Don’t miss this book! Incredibly valuable for everyone who has or knows somebody that has a chronic health issue (this basically includes everyone on planet earth). A definite MUST READ.

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  • 11-14-17

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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  • Alan Potter
  • 01-17-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-15-18

The future

Chris outlines the inevitable future model of healthcare in a clear concise manner. with lots of great case studies and further study options.

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  • Jocelyn Walker
  • 12-03-17

The change Health Care needs

This is just what the world needs to transform it's health care systems and start reversing the damage that industrialisation has created on the health of people.