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Chris Kresser, MS, LAc

Health and fitness influencer, functional and integrative healer

Chris Kresser is a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine, and has been studying, practicing, and teaching alternative medicine for almost two decades. His education in Chinese and integrative medicine began with a chronic, complex illness in his early 20s. He has since trained with world-renowned healers and educators in a variety of disciplines throughout the United States, Thailand, and Indonesia.

Co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, Chris recently founded and became the CEO of the Kresser Institute, an organization dedicated to reinventing healthcare and reversing chronic disease by training healthcare practitioners in functional and evolutionary medicine.

Known for his in-depth research uncovering myths and misconceptions in modern medicine and for providing proven natural health solutions, Chris was named one of the 100 most-influential people in health and fitness by, and his blog is one of the top-ranked natural health websites in the world. His personalized approach to health care recognizes the biological uniqueness of each patient, viewing the body as an interconnected whole.

Author of the New York Timesbest seller The Paleo Cureand of Unconventional Medicine, Chris lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and daughter.

Upcoming Programs

From Burnout to Brilliance

From Burnout to Brilliance

October 5 - 7, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Studies show that the majority of healthcare providers are burnt-out, thinking of quitting, and pessimistic about the future of a broken system. How did we get here? In this weekend retreat, integrative medicine physician Dr. Akil Palanisamy and co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine Chris Kresser, MS, LAc, examine the root causes of...