Regular price: $27.79

OR
In Basket

Publisher's 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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    15
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    13
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

average

Nothing too exciting just general knowledge if you are semi healthy or know what you're doing

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Travis D Wright
  • 07-12-2017

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tyler
  • 21-11-2017

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan S.
  • 10-12-2017

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.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • G SARAMITE
  • 09-11-2017

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?

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Axl
  • 16-01-2018

The performance could have been better.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • chuck
  • 09-08-2018

Great book on integrated medicine

I love when authors read their book. Dr. Kresser does an amazing job at explaining the possible future of medicine as a whole. He also explains in full detail how we can help the medical system evolve and give many examples of resources to educate yourself further. Great read that I would encourage anyone dealing with the current medical system to read. This is great!!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • @ExceptionallyK
  • 19-07-2018

Loved it.

While it took some adjustment to get used to Chris narration tone, the content of the book was so rich and informative that you quickly forget about it. Chris offers great insight and truly breaks down the differences between functional medicine, integrative medicine, and functional medicine. I recommend this book to any healthcare provider/worker/patient. We have to be aware that there are more options to how we approach healthcare, with functional medicine being a valid scientific and more effective approach for chronic conditions compared to the current conventional medicine. At the very least, this book should have you take an honest audit on your own approach to healthcare and ignite or fuel your desire for something greater.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Happy2tinker
  • 20-06-2018

great information

the information in this book is incredibly timely and important. as the reader Chris is tonality is excellent sorry I'm writing this while voice typing overall I think the only thing that could be improved is more stories that help us to understand how functional medicine came to be and maybe how fun functional medicine ended up dominating our current Healthcare System

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Robert Navarro
  • 14-06-2018

Brilliant.

Chris Kresser's vision for the future of medicine gave me hope. Functional medicine is the wave of the future.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tamara Donnelly
  • 10-06-2018

Everyone should read this book

Especially all medical professionals. Chris Kresser does a great job of summarizing, with just the right amount of detail, the issues and potential cure for our failing medical system. He is so thorough in backing up all of his observations with specific research references. This book is an intro to Chris Kresser and, if you want to continue the conversation I'd recommend subscribing to his podcast.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Alan Potter
  • 17-01-2018

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • KeepyKeppy
  • 14-11-2017

Begin here, end with improved health!

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ben Albin
  • 11-05-2018

Loved it

Loved the evidence based stories and the science behind it. Narration could have been better

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • phil
  • 19-03-2018

Speed up X2

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Conor Murphy
  • 02-02-2018

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 👍🏽