Stress is attributed to approximately 90 % of all disease, and I’m not just talking psychological or mental stress. Globally recognized functional medicine leader, Chris Kresser, joins me on the show today to break some rules today concerning the misconceptions about adrenal fatigue and the “elephant in the room”–stress, a main driver of disease. Chris’s work and expertise is informed by his own experience recovering from a chronic, complex illness which began while he was traveling in Southeast Asia in his early 20s. After nearly 20 doctors could not help him recover, he decided to take his health into his hands. Today, he helps thousands of others do the same through his book the “Paleo Cure,” his ADAPT training course for functional medicine practitioners, his blog at chriskresser.com and clinical practice, the California Center for Functional Medicine.