Do you need a health detective?

October 30, 2010 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

I’m excited to announce that I have officially launched my private practice. I specialize in working with people struggling with complex, chronic illness that haven’t been able to find help anywhere else. I see patients locally in my Berkeley, CA office, and I also offer long-distance consulting to people around the world via telephone and Skype.

If you or someone you know is in need of this kind of support, please watch the video below for an introduction to my approach, and visit my professional website for more information about how I may be able to help.

Special offer for blog subscribers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers!

For the next 30 days I’ll be offering a $50 discount on the Case Review fee for my blog readers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers. Please visit the services page of my website to learn more, and be sure to mention this offer during our initial phone appointment.


Hans Keer November 1, 2010 at 10:59 am

Great Chris, I wish you lots of success. Get those marbles out of those shoes. Hans

Jon November 1, 2010 at 11:02 am

The case review and follow-up services seem like a good deal. I know that my health insurance wouldn’t cover it, but I wonder if a medical flex account would cover the costs.

Jon November 1, 2010 at 11:05 am

P.S. It was just an “open” question. I understand that Chris can’t possibly know what my insurance or flex account will or won’t cover. I’ll have to check with HR.

Hap November 1, 2010 at 11:43 am

I think you’d do well to set narrower page and text column widths on your new website. It’d be more user-friendly if one didn’t have to scroll left and right to see the whole page. Text should wrap when window is re-sized; otherwise it disappears. Narrower text columns (as on this blog) would make for easier reading.

Best wishes.

Chris Kresser November 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Thanks for your feedback, Hap.

Paul Jaminet November 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Good luck Chris!

Eva November 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

You look friendly and relaxing in your picture, but still professional. I think that is very important. A lot of people are already nervous about seeing doctors and changing lifestyles. Looking friendly will make it easier for them to face the next step.

Eva November 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm

BTW, so what happened with the illness you got while traveling the world and how did you deal with it? I feel like I just watched the first part of an episode of “Mystery Diagnosis” but missed the ending! Is there a post somewhere that discusses this?

Julie November 2, 2010 at 11:31 am

Congratulations! I wish you much success and joy in your practice.

ben November 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I *think* I do all the right things…

I eat a low carb diet (<100g/day), try to limit the omega-6 intake, supplement regularly with vitd3/coq10/vitk2/resveratrol/tumeric/nordic naturals omega-3s, do *somewhat* regular high intensity exercise..

yet my cholesterol skyrockets to over 400 without statins! And my thyroid has been tested numerous times by several doctors and they all say it's normal

I'd like to do periodic and extensive blood work done to really figure out what's going on. All the doctors I've seen, seem reluctant to do all but the bare of tests!

Is it a cost issue? Why can't anyone do a FULL blood test.. thyroid markers, omega-3/6 ratio, vit d 25-oh2, cholesterol (pattern type), all of it?
There's gotta be a reason for my high cholesterol… maybe I do need a detective!

Chris Kresser November 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm


As you may be aware, there are genetic factors that can cause chronically high cholesterol. Have you been screened for familial hypercholesterolemia?

Blood work can be expensive, and insurance companies are for-profit. It’s in their best interest to spend as little as possible on your care. That’s just the economics of our health care system at work.

I’d be happy to work with you if you’re interested. Please visit my professional site for more info and to set up a free, 15-minute consult.

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