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WEBINAR: The Health Effect - with Robb Wolf & Chris Kresser

What specific steps should you consider taking in your own life, and how can you best incorporate these into your current lifestyle? To answer those questions, we're producing our first Peak Prosperity 'Insider' webinar, titled "The Health Effect", featuring two of the absolute top experts today in functional health: Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser.

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WEBINAR: The Health Effect - with Robb Wolf & Chris Kresser

Learn the keys to functional health - Aug 23 @ noon EST
Friday, August 4, 2017, 2:45 PM

What specific steps should you consider taking in your own life to improve your physical and mental health, and how can you best incorporate these into your current lifestyle? To answer those questions, we're producing our next Peak Prosperity webinar, titled "The Health Effect", featuring two of the absolute top experts today in functional health: Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser.

The event itself will take place on Wednesday, August 23 at noon EST/9am PST. It will last approximately an hour and a half.

The price to participate in this webinar is $25, unless you are an enrolled member (i.e. paying subscriber) of PeakProsperity.com. In that case, it's FREE» Read more

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Stepping Way Out Of The Comfort Zone

Adam takes a big risk for charity
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 9:21 AM

Most people have nightmares about finding themselves onstage in front of an audience with no idea what they're doing. Perhaps an even worse fear is finding yourself naked (or nearly so) in public.

Mash those two phobias together and you pretty much get how last weekend went for me. » Read more

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Robb Wolf: Wired To Eat

Rewiring our diet for better health
Monday, March 20, 2017, 12:14 PM

As human animals, our genetic programming pushes us to optimize caloric intake with the minimal amount of effort expended. The food industry knows this, and has for decades been developing "foods" scientifically engineered to appeal to that evolutionary drive. That result? An explosion in obesity, chronic health conditions like diabetes, and a society shamed by itself.

Robb Wolf's guidance revolves around working with, not against, our primal wiring. Eating more, but of the fuel our body truly needs, is much better than merely eating less of the processed gunk sold to us in most aisles of the grocery store. » Read more

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Dave Murphy - Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate

Are we being fed poison for profit?
Sunday, January 1, 2017, 2:16 PM

In November, a very concerning report -- Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate -- was released by The Detox Project and Food Democracy Now!, raising the alarm of the high levels of glyphosate in the US food supply and the (deliberate?) low levels of awareness of its associated health risks.

Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now!, joins us this week to explain the finding of this new report on the world's most-used herbicide (more commonly known by its retail brand: Roundup). As happened in past decades with the alcohol and tobacco industries, there's compelling evidence that profits have taken a priority over consumer safety -- and as public health concerns are being raised, Big Ag is circling its wagons and attacking the questioners rather than embracing open scrutiny.

Are we being poisoned in the pursuit of profit? » Read more

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Why We're So Unhealthy

Our system makes & keeps us sick
Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:31 PM

I was fortunate to attend a permaculture conference, 'Better Soil, Better Food...A Better World' at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma, California this past weekend that Adam Taggart (co-founder of Peak Prosperity) was responsible for producing. Joel Salatin (author of nine books, including Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front and head farmer at Polyface Farms, Virginia), Paul Kaiser (Singing Frogs Farm, Sonoma, California), Toby Hemenway (author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition), and Robb Wolf (author of The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet) were on hand to explain the connections between the way our food is grown, processed and distributed and our ill-health.

Though these connections are common sense—we all know about garbage in, garbage out—the linkage between our extractive, monoculture agriculture and all the other subsystems of food and health remains opaque to most Americans. » Read more

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How To Lose Weight

Adam's first-hand experience
Friday, January 1, 2016, 1:15 PM

Happy New Year's Day!

If you're like most people around the world, you're spending time today planning your resolutions for 2016.

And if you're like most people, 'losing weight' is probably on your list. » Read more

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Robb Wolf: The Science Behind Healthy Diet & Fitness

And how good health takes less time than we think
Monday, August 31, 2015, 4:39 PM

There is a pretty clear path for those looking to pursue better health. Pretty much anyone can do it (Chris and I both did), and it doesn't cost a lot of money nor make you feel miserably deprived of life's joys. In fact, you'll look, feel, and actually be much better. » Read more

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The New Me (Round 2)

Adam's story
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 9:52 AM

Our longtime readers likely remember Chris' recount of his health transformation back in 2011, in which he trimmed off over 30 pounds through a process of prudent changes to his lifestyle.

I've gone through a similar transformation as Chris and have been meaning to share that story for a while now. » Read more

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Chris Kresser: Functional Health

More options for living better & longer
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 5:42 PM

In today's discussion, we explore the world of "functional medicine" and other approaches to health and wellness that offer potential to complement, or in cases, replace conventional western medical treatment. Some of these practices have been used by eastern cultures for millennia, others are just coming to light now. But the common thread in each is to focus on the biological uniqueness of each patient and use an evidence-based approach to identify and resolve the underlying condition -- rather than merely treating the symptoms, which modern health care (sometimes referred to instead as "sick care") is often guilty of. » Read more