The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

By Dr. Mark Hyman

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Daree @breakingchains2wellness
 Sep 22, 2019
This is perfect for where I am right now in my self discovery, and why I want to help women overcome using food as a way to avoid dealing with traumatic events. I am a Wellness Coach in training. Thank you for yet another amazing podcast

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 Jun 6, 2019

Joe Dasilva
 Mar 11, 2019
Top notch health podcast!

JEG
 Dec 11, 2018
very thought provoking, I learn something new every episode from the variety of experts. one of my favorite podcasts.


 Nov 14, 2018

Description

We are seeing an ever-increasing burden of chronic disease, primarily driven by our food and food system. This is perpetuated by agricultural, food and health care policies that don’t support health. We need to rethink disease and reimagine a food system and a health care system the protects health, unburdens the economy from the weight of obesity and chronic disease, protects the environment, helps reverse climate change and creates a nation of healthy children and citizens. This podcast is a place for deep conversations about the critical issues of our time in the space of health, wellness, food and politics. New episodes are released every Wednesday morning. I hope you'll join me.

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Do Our Computers Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?
17:35

Do Our Computers Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves? | This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto


Studies have shown humans only actually remember 0.05% of our memories, whereas databases can remember it all! It’s a scary realization, but computers can know us in a way we don’t even know ourselves. We like to think we aren’t easily persuaded, but when companies know our likes, wants, needs, and purchase history it all adds up to an easier sale. 


Earlier this year, Dr. Hyman sat down to discuss this topic with Andy Russell. Andy explains how big companies like Google and Facebook access and use our data. He also shares what we can do to maintain control over the content we see.


Andy Russell is a digital media, ad-tech, marketing-tech, and data science innovator and pioneer as well as a self-taught Behavioral Economist. He has invested in, incubated, or run over 50 technology companies, including Daily Candy, Thrillist, Tasting Table, Idealbite, PureWow, Zynga, Betaworks, Business Insider, Sailthru, RapLeaf and LiveRamp, SpongeCell, AdRoll, and Bounce Exchange. He is the Founder and Chairman of Trigger Media, InsideHook, and Fevo.


This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. Right now, Perfect Keto is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off plus free shipping with the code DRMARK. Just go to perfectketo.com/drmark, and make sure you try their Nut Butters and Keto Cookies.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Andy Russell, “How Your Free Will And Data Are Being Hacked By Micro-Targeting Of Your Personality,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/AndyRussell



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Sep 25, 2020
How Regenerative Agriculture Can Fix Our Health, Our Food System, And Our Planet with Gabe Brown
1:19:16

How Regenerative Agriculture Can Fix Our Health, Our Food System, And Our Planet | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and the Pegan Shake


It can be easy to forget where our food really comes from. The overflowing shelves in the supermarket may trick you into thinking food just appears. The reality is that strong healthy soils are the foundation for food production, and without them, we can’t survive. 


That’s why we need to shift our agricultural focus from growing commodity mono-crops like soy, corn, and wheat into a diversified system that encourages soil health, biodiversity, and sustainability for future generations. This is what regenerative agriculture is all about. 


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was so happy to sit down and talk with Gabe Brown, one of the pioneers of the current soil health movement which focuses on the regeneration of our resources. Gabe and his family own and operate Brown's Ranch, a diversified 5,000-acre farm and ranch near Bismarck, North Dakota. The ranch consists of several thousand acres of native perennial rangeland along with perennial pastureland and cropland. Their ranch focuses on farming and ranching in nature's image.


The Browns holistically integrate their grazing and no-till cropping systems, which include a wide variety of cash crops, multi-species cover crops, and grass-finished beef and lamb. They also raise pastured laying hens, broilers, and swine. This diversity and integration has regenerated the natural resources on the ranch without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides. Gabe and Brown's Ranch have received many forms of recognition for their work, including a Growing Green Award from the Natural Resource Defense Council, an Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and a Zero-Till Producer of the Year Award, to name a few. Gabe has also been named one of the twenty-five most influential agricultural leaders in the United States. Gabe recently authored the book Dirt to Soil, One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture, and stars in the newly released Netflix movie, Kiss The Ground, which is about a revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians who band together in a global movement of regenerative agriculture that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and the Pegan Shake.


For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. To this limited time offer, go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.


The Pegan Shake features a combination of collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein with healthy fats from my two favorites: MCT oil which is great for fat burning and brain power as well as avocado oil. I’ve also included acacia fiber to help with gut motility and digestion. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Gabe’s entree to farming using the industrial model and how he came to see this model as problematic (8:08)


  • The benefits of regenerative agriculture (20:33)


  • Gabe’s definition and principles of regenerative agriculture (22:49)


  • The difference between dirt and soil (28:54)


  • How carbon sequestration works and how animals can play an instrumental role in capturing carbon in the soil (36:08)


  • The decline of nutrient density in our food (44:01)


  • How industrial farmers get stuck in the industrial model (53:53)


  • Crop insurance’s influence on food pricing (1:00:03)


  • Gabe’s work with General Mills (1:02:03)


  • Can we feed the world through regenerative agriculture? (1:07:42)


Learn more about Gabe Brown and Brown’s Ranch at https://brownsranch.us/. And get his book, Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture here.


Learn more about the Soil Health Academy at https://soilhealthacademy.org/. Follow the Soil Health Academy on Facebook @soilhealthacademy and on Twitter @academysoil.


Learn more about Understanding Ag at https://understandingag.com/. Follow Understanding Ag on Facebook @understandingag.





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Sep 23, 2020
Ask Mark Q&A #5: Celiac Disease, Mold Exposure, Gut Issues, And More
29:52

Ask Mark Q&A #5: Celiac Disease, Mold Exposure, Gut Issues, And More | This episode is brought to you by the Pegan Shake


In this new Q&A series, Dr. Mark Hyman takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dr. Hyman during a future Ask Mark Q&A, text your question to 413-225-8995 using the hashtag #askmark


Topics covered in this episode include:


  • Celiac disease


  • Transitioning to a gluten-free diet


  • Addressing mold exposure


  • Testing for and treating physical mold toxicity 


  • Healing in community


  • Shared medical appointments


  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)


This episode is brought to you by the Pegan Shake. The Pegan Shake features a combination of collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein with healthy fats from my two favorites: MCT oil which is great for fat burning and brain power as well as avocado oil. I’ve also included acacia fiber to help with gut motility and digestion. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.


Mentioned in this episode:


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset - Free Guide


Moldy by Dave Asprey


The Daniel Plan


Functioning for Life™


FOOD: The Irritable Bowel Solution




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Sep 21, 2020
How Does Your Body Make Energy?
13:44

How Does Your Body Make Energy? | This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto


If you think back to your early years of biology class, chances are you might recall learning about mitochondria, which are often equated to little energy factories. Mitochondria are the microscopic powerhouses hiding within most cells and they have huge consequences for our health. Damaged mitochondria can lead to a host of insults, including metabolic disease. Healthy mitochondria, on the other hand, can result in optimal aging.


Dr. Hyman discussed the topic of mitochondria, and how we can best support them in recent conversations with Dave Asprey and Dr. Todd LePine. 


Dave Asprey is the founder and CEO of Bulletproof 360, creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, the host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, serial entrepreneur, and global change agent. By employing the principles of biohacking (a term added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in September of 2018 with Dave’s influence) Dave has lost over 100 pounds, upgraded his brain, learned to sleep more efficiently in less time, and become a more effective entrepreneur, husband, father, and overall human being. In this episode, he shares his top tips and tricks for being superhuman and living to be 180 or beyond. 


Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining my team at The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s goal is to help patients achieve vitality through focusing on optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.


This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. Right now, Perfect Keto is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off plus free shipping with the code DRMARK. Just go to perfectketo.com/drmark, and make sure you try their Nut Butters and Keto Cookies.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dave Asprey, “Can You Age Backwards?” here: https://drmarkhyman.lnk.to/DaveAsprey


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Todd LePine, “Why Fixing The Gut Is The Key To Healing Chronic Disease,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrToddLePine





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Sep 18, 2020
How Feeding Hungry People Is An Act Of Love with José Andrés
1:05:38

How Feeding Hungry People Is An Act Of Love | This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Thrive Market, and the Pegan Shake


Heroes run toward danger rather than away from it, and Chef José Andrés is no stranger to disaster zones. Over the past few years, he has responded to several major crises. After an earthquake devastated Haiti, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, wildfires scorched Southern California, and a refugee crisis intensified on the Venezuelan border, José quickly mobilized volunteer chefs to prepare meals for thousands of people in need through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen. 


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was so happy to sit down and talk with José Andrés, an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, New York Times best-selling author, educator, humanitarian, chef, and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, the award-winning collective of nearly 30 restaurants throughout the country and beyond. A naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has been a tireless advocate for immigration reform and on July 4, 2014 was named by President Barack Obama as that year’s “Outstanding American by Choice.” José was twice named to Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list and recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. 


This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Thrive Market, and the Pegan Shake.


Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. Select a free gift from Thrive Market when you sign up for a 1 year membership. And, any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


The Tushy bidet is a sleek attachment that clips onto your existing toilet and connects to the water supply behind your toilet to spray you with clean, fresh water. And it’s really affordable, starting at only $79. Right now Tushy is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 10% off, too, so it’s a better time than ever to make the switch to a bidet. Just go to hellotushy.com/HYMAN


The Pegan Shake features a combination of collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein with healthy fats from my two favorites: MCT oil which is great for fat burning and brain power as well as avocado oil. I’ve also included acacia fiber to help with gut motility and digestion. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The people who inspired José in his childhood (7:08) 


  • World Central Kitchen and José’s approach to serving food in an emergency (12:01)


  • The paradox of hunger in America (16:53)


  • Replicating the World Central Kitchen model (27:53)


  • Ending food deserts (29:55)


  • Why every school should have full functioning kitchen as part of an emergency preparedness plan (38:53)


  • Developing school curriculums to teach history, science, and other subjects through food (42:40)


  • The FEED Act and other legislative solutions that José has backed to feed the vulnerable in emergency situations (44:57)


  • World Central Kitchen’s work feeding hospital workers, the elderly, homeless people, and others during the coronavirus pandemic (47:10)


  • The value of breaking bread with people who exist outside of your comfort zone (57:10)


Learn more about José Andres at http://www.joseandres.com. Follow him on Twitter @chefjoseandres, on Instagram @chefjoseandres, and on Facebook @chefjoseandres.


Learn more about World Central Kitchen at https://wck.org. Follow World Central Kitchen on Facebook @worldcentralkitchen, on Instagram @WCKitchen, and on Twitter @WCKitchen.





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Sep 16, 2020
Ask Mark Q&A #4: MCT Oil, Reversing Diabetes, Pursuing A Career In Functional Medicine, And More
33:31

Ask Mark Q&A #4: MCT Oil, Reversing Diabetes, Pursuing A Career In Functional Medicine, And More | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley and The Pegan Shake


In this new Q&A series, Dr. Mark Hyman takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dr. Hyman during a future Ask Mark Q&A, text your question to 413-225-8995 using the hashtag #askmark


Topics covered in this episode include:


  • The benefits of MCT oil


  • Improving our food system by becoming a regenetarian, reducing food waste, and more


  • Reversing pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, and measuring blood sugar


  • Nutritional deficiencies in children and teens


  • Pursuing a career in Functional Medicine


  • How to control candida and yeast, or fungal, overgrowth


This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley and Farmacy.


Right now, Paleovalley is offering my listener's 15% off your entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/hyman to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal.


The Pegan Shake features a combination of collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein with healthy fats from my two favorites: MCT oil which is great for fat burning and brainpower as well as avocado oil. I’ve also included acacia fiber to help with gut motility and digestion. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.


Mentioned in this episode:


Brain Octane Oil from Bulletproof


Food Fix by Dr. Mark Hyman


FoodPolicyAction.org


Kiss The Ground


Food Fix Campaign


Food Fix Action Guide


Functional Medicine Coaching Academy


Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy


Institute for Functional Medicine


Tulane University's Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine



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Sep 14, 2020
How To Break Through Loneliness
14:35

How To Break Through Loneliness | This episode is brought to you by PerfectKeto


Studies have shown that loneliness can be extremely detrimental to our health. Posing a higher health risk than smoking, loneliness can lead to inflammation and a host of other precursors to disease. And we know that loneliness does not only result from being alone; even those who live with others can feel lonely and isolated, meaning the quality of our relationships is extremely important to our health. While it might seem intimidating to branch out of loneliness, it can do wonders for your health, attitude, and mindset.


In Dr. Hyman’s recent conversation with Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Murthy shares some of the common challenges that keep us stuck in a rut of loneliness, and he walks us through some really simple ways to become more connected. 


Dr. Vivek Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States between 2014-2017. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access to prevention and treatment and for recognizing addiction as a chronic illness, not a character flaw. 


In 2017, Dr. Murthy focused his attention on chronic stress and loneliness as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. His book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World was just published in April 2020.


This episode is brought to you by PerfectKeto. Right now, PerfectKeto is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off plus free shipping with the code DRMARK. Just go to perfectketo.com/drmark, and make sure you try their Nut Butters and Keto Cookies.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Vivek Murthy, “Why Loneliness Is A Public Health Issue,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/VivekMurthy



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Sep 11, 2020
Finding Peace And Purpose By Thinking Like A Monk with Jay Shetty
1:17:55

Finding Peace And Purpose By Thinking Like A Monk | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Four Sigmatic


Never before have so many people been so dissatisfied—or so preoccupied with chasing “happiness.” Our culture and media feed us images and concepts about who and what we should be, while holding up models of what accomplishment and success should look like. We seek more and more, in a circuit that leads to frustration, disillusion, dissatisfaction, unhappiness, and exhaustion.


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was excited to chat with Jay Shetty about how to uncover your true passion and purpose, stop living based on other people’s opinions, and start living a life that is true to you. Jay Shetty is a storyteller, podcaster, and former monk. Jay’s vision is to Make Wisdom Go Viral. He is on a mission to share the timeless wisdom of the world in an accessible, relevant, and practical way. Jay has created over 400 viral videos with over 7.5 billion views, and hosts the #1 Health and Wellness podcast in the world, On Purpose.


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Four Sigmatic.


For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. To this limited time offer, go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.


Four Sigmatic is now providing an exclusive offer for Doctor’s Farmacy listeners. Receive up to 39% off on their best selling Lion’s Mane Coffee bundles. To get this deal, just go to foursigmatic.com/hyman


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The event that inspired Jay to become a monk (7:02)


  • Jay’s realization that he was ultimately not meant to be a monk, and his transition back to non-monastic life (17:07)


  • Understanding your mind, and how it creates happiness or dissatisfaction (22:26)


  • The difference between loneliness and solitude (28:07)


  • Questions to ask yourself to start living a life true to yourself (31:32)


  • Discovering and protecting your purpose (39:11)


  • What Jay’s monk training taught him about facing rejection (42:17)


  • Engaging pain help heal yourself and others (52:38)


  • Finding calm in chaos (1:03:30)


  • Applying monk qualities to our relationships with others (1:07:29)


Learn more about Jay at https://jayshetty.me/. Follow him on Facebook @JayShettyIW, on Instagram @jayshetty, and on Twitter @JayShettyIW.


Get Jay’s book, Think Like a Monk at https://thinklikeamonkbook.com/.


Listen to Jay’s podcast, On Purpose at https://jayshetty.me/podcast/.



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Sep 09, 2020
Ask Mark Q&A #3: Regenerative Agriculture, Getting Adequate Calcium, Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, And More
34:55

Ask Mark Q&A #3 | This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers


In this new Q&A series, Dr. Mark Hyman takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dr. Hyman during a future Ask Mark Q&A, text your question to 413-225-8995 using the hashtag #askmark


Topics covered in this episode include:


  • Should we eliminate food subsidies?


  • The benefits of regenerative agriculture


  • Getting adequate levels of calcium


  • The benefits of, and best recipes for, eating sardines


  • Cholesterol levels and saturated fat intake


This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers. Dr. Hyman’s new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers. Their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains seven different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off. Just go to bioptimizers.com/hyman and use code HYMAN10.


Mentioned in this episode:


Rodale Institute


Soil Health Academy


Milk and Health - New England Journal of Medicine


Time to Question Everything You Know About Milk


Vital Choice




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Sep 07, 2020
Do You Need To Take A Vitamin D Supplement?
17:21

Do You Need To Take A Vitamin D Supplement? | This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp


Vitamin D has a huge impact on the health and function of your cells. Among its many functions, vitamin D reduces cellular growth (which promotes cancer) and improves cell differentiation (which puts cells into an anti-cancer state). But what’s even more fascinating is how vitamin D regulates and controls genes. When we don’t get enough it impacts every area of our biology, because it affects the way our cells and genes function.


Your body makes vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight. The problem is that most of us aren’t exposed to enough sunlight or eating enough of the few natural dietary sources of vitamin D. The good news is that supplementing with vitamin D3 can be an effective way to reverse a vitamin D deficiency. However, it is important to test your vitamin D levels to assess your personalized needs before starting any supplementation.


Dr. Hyman recently spoke to this topic in his conversations with Max Lugavere and Dr. Elizabeth Boham.


Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health, and science journalist and the author of the New York Times bestselling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. Max is excited to release his sophomore book, The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, a lifestyle guide to living happily and healthily with proven, research-based lifestyle tactics, which we dig into more throughout this episode.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well


This episode is brought to you by Betterhelp. Betterhelp is an app that lets you get affordable counseling anytime, from anywhere. They’ll match you with a licensed, professional therapist based on your unique needs. As a Doctor’s Farmacy listener you can get 10% off right now by going to betterhelp.com/drhyman


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Max Lugavere, “How To Fix Your Brain And Live A Genius Life” here:  https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MaxLugavere


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “Supplements: Useful or Useless?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/Supplements



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Sep 04, 2020
Simple Hacks To Feel Better In Five Minutes with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
1:16:07

Simple Hacks To Feel Better In Five Minutes | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Joovv


The vast majority of today’s health problems are rooted in our busy, modern lifestyles. So many people say they don’t have time for the gym, to overhaul their diet, to spend the quality time they want to with their loved ones—our wellbeing often gets added to a to-do list.

 

Trying to implement healthy lifestyle changes can be overwhelming for many people, but my guest on today’s podcast says that all it takes is 5 minutes a day to make a real difference in your health. 

 

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, ‘Feel Better, Live More’. His first three books have all been #1 Sunday Times Bestsellers and his latest, Feel Better in 5, shows people how to transform their health in just 5 minutes. It has been a smash hit in the UK, selling almost 100,000 copies in just 7 months, and has just been published in the United States. Professor BJ Fogg, the world’s leading expert in human behavior, calls this book, one of the best habit change programs he has seen—deceptively simple but remarkably effective.” Dr. Chatterjee regularly appears on BBC News and Television and has been featured in numerous international publications including The New York Times, Forbes, The Guardian and Vogue, and his TED talk, How To Make Disease Disappear, has been viewed almost 3 million times.

 

All of us have made short-term changes before, but how do you get them to last? Dr. Chatterjee shares his plan, Feel Better in 5, which is based on three easy practices, which he calls, “health snacks.” Each one takes no more than 5 minutes to complete—short enough to be able to fit into your busy day, yet long enough to ensure you gain real benefits. 

 

This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Joovv.


Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. Select a free gift from Thrive Market when you sign up for a 1 year membership. And, any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


Our mitochondria get weaker and less abundant as we get older, plus lots of things in our lives like stress, bad food, and toxins damage them over time. But a modality called red light therapy helps me support healthier mitochondria and fight inflammation—I use Joovv red light therapy devices to do this at home. If you want to check out Joovv’s various red light therapy devices for yourself just head over to joovv.com/farmacy.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Inspiration and knowledge doesn’t necessarily lead to application (8:40)


  • BJ Fogg and the science of behavior change (11:52)


  • How Dr. Chatterjee worked with a patient to establish a consistent exercise routine (16:50)


  • The power of attaching a new, easy behavior to an existing habit (22:56)


  • Why experiencing success is key to lasting behavior change (28:15)


  • The relationship between eating behavior and stress (32:09)


  • “Health snacks” for your mental health and emotional heart health (34:16)


  • Why we should luxuriate in the feelings we get from our positive behaviors (53:01)


  • Establishing habits for low motivation (58:23)


  • Dr. Chatterjee’s personal daily “health snack” practices  (1:07:55)


  • Why these practices can be especially impactful for caretakers (1:11:24)


Learn more about Dr. Chatterjee at https://drchatterjee.com/ and get his new book, Feel Better in 5, at https://drchatterjee.com/feel-better-in-5/.


Get Dr. Chatterjee’s Feel Better in 5 Success Chart at drchatterjee.com/chart


Follow Dr. Chatterjee on Facebook @DrChatterjee, on Instagram @DrChatterjee, and on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk




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Sep 02, 2020
Getting To The Root Causes Of Why We Are All Tired with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
40:29

Getting To The Root Causes Of Why We Are All Tired | This episode is brought to you by Essentia


Twenty to thirty percent of patients visit their primary care physician with the chief complaint of fatigue; they're tired all the time and want to feel better. Unfortunately, conventional medicine rarely allows for physicians to spend enough time with patients to explore the many reasons someone might be experiencing fatigue. Functional Medicine, on the other hand, uses an extensive personal history to look at a patient’s patterns over his or her entire lifetime and connect the dots.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the common drivers of fatigue and the Functional Medicine approach to treating it.  


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well


This episode is brought to you by Essentia. I didn’t even realize how bad my old mattress was until I upgraded it to an Essentia Organic Mattress. From now until September 8th, Essentia is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners an exclusive offer 25% off your purchase along with two free pillows (a $300 value)! Just go to myessentia.com/hyman.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • The importance of getting a patient’s full-life timeline when treating fatigue


  • How factors such as lifestyle, sleep, diet, exercise, stress, gut health, chronic infections, environmental toxins, hormones, and more can influence energy levels 


  • Dr. Hyman’s personal experience with chronic fatigue syndrome due to mercury poisoning


  • Common drivers of fatigue, including nutritional deficiencies, genetic variations, digestive issues, sleep apnea, and more


  • Specific patient cases in which they have treated fatigue


  • How acid blocking drugs (PPIs) can affect amino acid absorption and lead to energy loss


Learn more about The UltraWellness Center’s upcoming “Eliminate To Feel Great” program at https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/08/17/eliminate-to-feel-great/



Additional Resources:


A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues with Lisa Dreher

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/22/podcast-hc24/


Elimination Diets: Still the Gold Standard?

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/08/21/elimination-diets-still-the-gold-standard/


Supplements: Useful Or Useless? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/19/podcast-hc19/


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset

https://getfarmacy.com


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset - Free Guide

https://getfarmacy.com/free




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Aug 31, 2020
Are GMOs Safe To Eat?
15:40

Are GMOs Safe To Eat? | This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp


Over twenty years ago, Europe banned genetically modified organisms (GMOs) while the United States went full steam ahead, especially with soybeans and corn. In fact, it’s estimated that about 75 percent of the food in our supermarkets contains genetically modified ingredients. The promise of GMO foods held lots of promise—they would produce high yields, solve our world hunger problems, and be insect resistant, thereby decreasing our dependence on toxic pesticides. But did GMOs live up to their promise? Dr. Hyman explored these topics in his interview with Ocean Robbins. 


Ocean Robbins is the author of 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, & Transform Your World. He serves as CEO and cofounder of the Food Revolution Network—one of the largest communities of healthy eating advocates on the planet, with more than 500,000 members. Ocean comes from a long line of food-lovers, though they didn’t all necessarily fit the same bill. His grandfather and great-uncle founded Baskin Robbins and his father walked away from the family fortune to pursue a career that promoted a cleaner and more nourishing diet. Ocean continues the legacy his father started by encouraging people to vote with their fork and think of the impacts our food choices have on the environment, socioeconomics, and of course health. 


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Ocean Robbins, “From 31 Flavors of Ice Cream to a 31-Day Food Revolution,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/OceanRobbins




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Aug 28, 2020
A Way Out Of Food Racism And Poverty with Karen Washington
1:07:09

A Way Out Of Food Racism And Poverty | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Bioptimizers


Food is a way to empower people and create change. It’s time for us to use it as a tool for changing racial injustice and helping Black, Brown, and low-income communities achieve better health, economic opportunities, and even generational legacies in the form of land ownership. 


Many of us have heard the term “food desert” as a way to describe places where fresh, healthy food is not accessible within a certain distance. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, my guest, Karen Washington, takes this concept to a greater level with her coining of the phrase “food apartheid,” to really portray the overarching inequalities in our food system when it comes to the demographics of race, location, affluence, and economics.


Karen Washington is a farmer, activist, and food advocate. She is the Co-owner and Farmer at Rise & Root Farm in Chester, New York. In 2010, Karen Co-Founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization supporting growers in both urban and rural settings. In 2012, Ebony magazine voted her one of the 100 most influential African Americans in the country, and in 2014 Karen was the recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award. Karen serves on the boards of the New York Botanical Gardens, SoulFire Farm, the Mary Mitchell Center, Why Hunger, and Farm School NYC.


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Bioptimizers.


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My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers—their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to bioptimizers.com/hyman and use the code HYMAN10 at checkout.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Karen came to see the relationship between food and health growing up and working as a physical therapist in The Bronx (7:44)


  • Lack of access to healthy foods in low-income communities and issues of structural racism that are driving health disparities in our society (12:57)


  • The notion of food deserts vs. food apartheid (16:39)


  • Encouraging Black youth to embrace farming (24:12)


  • The broken promise of 40 acres and a mule, Black land loss, Black land ownership, and reparations (27:20)


  • The power of grassroots efforts, voting, and holding elected officials accountable (34:40)


  • Why there is no going back from this moment in history (43:55)


  • Recognizing the impact of structural racism in our food system and beyond (48:00)


  • Improving communities by implementing school kitchens, financial education, job training, and community wealth building (52:06)


  • Understanding the history of how food has been used as a weapon among BIPOC communities (1:00:59)


Learn more about Karen Washington at https://www.karenthefarmer.com. Follow her on Facebook @KarenWashingtonNY, Instagram @karwasher, and on Twitter @karwasher.


Learn more about Rise & Root Farm at www.riseandrootfarm.com.




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Aug 26, 2020
A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues with Lisa Dreher
42:37

A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


Symptoms like bloating, brain fog, poor sleep, poor digestion, skin rashes, mood issues, hormonal issues, joint pain, and many, many others can all be caused by food sensitivities. Food sensitivities might affect you immediately or it might take a few days. This can make it difficult to determine what foods might be causing various problems. Eliminating specific trigger foods such as gluten, dairy, grains, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine for a duration of time is a way for your body to hit the reset button on your health. After following an elimination diet for a certain period of time, you can then strategically add foods back in to see how you tolerate them.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Lisa Dreher to discuss how they use elimination diets to identify and treat food sensitivities in their patients.


Lisa is a registered dietitian who got her undergraduate nutrition degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology and completed a dietetic internship through Cornell University. Lisa first worked in the acute care hospital setting and became a Clinical Nutrition Specialist working in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. At the same time, she pursued her Masters degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and started practicing integrative and functional nutrition in private practice before joining UWC in 2015. She has since received additional training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. 


Over the past 10 years, Lisa has delivered several public health lectures on the role of food as medicine and her work has been showcased in Reader’s Digest, on National Public Radio, and she was featured in the Broken Brain 2 series. She also developed the Digestive Health and Gut Microbiome training module for the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine practice group through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 


This episode is sponsored by Paleovalley. Right now, Paleovalley is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 15% off your entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/hyman to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Lisa discuss:


  • The difference between food allergies, food intolerances, and food sensitivities


  • The broad range of food sensitivity symptoms


  • Why we develop food sensitivities


  • What is leaky gut, what causes it, and how gut health is related to food sensitivities 


  • The importance of working with a healthcare practitioner while doing an elimination diet and during the reintroduction process


  • Why gluten reaction and sensitivities are so prevalent 


  • Addictive properties in diary


Learn more about The UltraWellness Center’s upcoming “Eliminate To Feel Great” program at https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/08/17/eliminate-to-feel-great/


Additional Resources:


Elimination Diets: Still the Gold Standard?

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/08/21/elimination-diets-still-the-gold-standard/



For more information on the House Call series and becoming a patient at The UltraWellness Center visit drhyman.com/uwc


Got Acne? What You Put IN Your Body is More Important Than What You Put on Your Skin 

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/08/01/got-acne-what-you-put-in-your-body-is-more-important-than-what-you-put-on-your-skin/


How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Fat

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/02/22/how-hidden-food-sensitivities-make-you-fat/


Should We All Avoid Gluten

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/09/26/podcast-ep20/


To Gluten or Not To Gluten?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/04/09/to-gluten-or-not-to-gluten/


What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/03/20/podcast-hc2/


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset

https://getfarmacy.com


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset - Free Guide

https://getfarmacy.com/free



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Aug 24, 2020
How To Support The Next Generation Of Farmers
13:57

How To Support The Next Generation Of Farmers | This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic


The average age of a farmer in the United States today is 58 years old. And it’s been projected that about 40% of the continental United States’ farm and ranch acreage will have changed hands between 2015 and 2035. However, young people who are looking to get into farming are unfortunately faced with a number of barriers to entry, including difficulty accessing land, education, and financing. This is why it is so important that we begin to spur business innovation and create policy supports to bring in the next generation of farmers, and innovators in the food system.


Dr. Hyman explored these topics in three conversations he had last year with guests Kimbal Musk, Tobias Peggs, and Danielle Nierenberg.


Kimbal Musk is a chef, restaurateur, and philanthropist. His personal mission is to pursue an America where everyone has access to real food. He’s been named a Global Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum and is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of three businesses—The Kitchen Restaurant Group, Big Green, and Square Roots—with real food missions that are rapidly growing across the US. The Kitchen Restaurant Group (with its three concepts Next Door, Hedge Row, and The Kitchen) serves real food at every price point and has created over a thousand mission-driven jobs. The restaurants source sustainably grown food from American farmers, stimulating the local farm economy to the tune of millions of dollars a year. Kimbal’s nonprofit organization, Big Green, builds permanent, outdoor Learning Garden classrooms in hundreds of underserved schools across America reaching over 350,000 students every day. His tech-enabled food company, Square Roots, builds urban farms in climate-controlled shipping containers with the mission to bring real food to people in cities around the world by empowering next-gen farmers. 


Tobias Peggs is co-founder and CEO of Square Roots, the Brooklyn-based urban farming company known for changing the way people think about growing local food and training the country’s future generations of farmers. Previously, he led Aviary, a mobile photo editing company as its CEO until its acquisition by Adobe, and was also CEO at OneRiot, a social media analytics company, acquired by Walmart. Tobias grew up in England and has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Cardiff University. 


Danielle Nierenberg co-founded the non-profit Food Tank in 2013 as an organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Prior to starting Food Tank, Danielle spent two years traveling to more than 60 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America, meeting with farmers and farmers’ groups, scientists and researchers, policymakers and government leaders, students and academics, along with journalists, documenting what’s working to help alleviate hunger and poverty, while protecting the environment at the same time.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Kimbal Musk, “How To Fix Nutrition In Schools,” here:  https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/KimbalMusk


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Tobias Peggs, “What Is Hyper-Local Food?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/TobiasPeggs


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Danielle Nierenberg, “How One Woman is Transforming the Food System,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DanielleNierenberg


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Aug 21, 2020
Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong with Dr. David Ludwig
1:05:57

Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Tushy


There are so many myths when it comes to nutrition and health. One of the most prominent, that is still being supported by our government policies today, is that we need three servings of dairy a day to get enough calcium and achieve optimal wellness. We now have plenty of research to show us this just isn’t the case. Not to mention, upwards of 65% of the world’s population are lactose intolerant after infancy! Cow’s milk is not nature’s perfect food for human adults, despite what the lobbying efforts of the dairy industry say. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was excited to sit down with Dr. David Ludwig, whose research I’ve followed for the past 20 years and has helped shape the way I practice medicine. 


David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital. He holds the rank of Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ludwig is co-director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center and founder of the Optimal Weight for Life program, one of the country’s oldest and largest clinics for the care of overweight children. For more than 25 years, Dr. Ludwig has studied the effects of dietary composition on metabolism, body weight, and risk for chronic disease. Described as an “obesity warrior” by Time Magazine, Dr. Ludwig has fought for fundamental policy changes to improve the food environment. He has been a Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and philanthropic organizations and has published over 200 scientific articles. Dr. Ludwig was a Contributing Writer at JAMA for 10 years and presently serves as an editor for The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and The BMJ. He has written 3 books for the general public, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Always, Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Tushy.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Examining the potential impact of people following the US dietary guidelines for drinking milk, and how these guidelines originated (10:59)


  • Debunking the “Got Milk?” campaign (14:40)


  • The importance of considering the impact of milk in the context of its interaction with overall diet quality (17:19)


  • Do you really need to drink milk to get enough calcium, and for healthy bones? (19:54)


  • How industrial agriculture results in higher amounts of naturally occurring hormones in milk (30:13)


  • The misguided school lunch requirements for milk (34:35)


  • Whole milk vs skim milk (36:40)


  • Butter and saturated fat from dairy (40:02)


  • How is the quality of the dairy we consume today different than it was 100 years ago? (49:43)


  • Summary of Dr. Ludwig’s findings on dairy consumption (58:38)




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Aug 19, 2020
The One Factor That Determines 90% Of Your Risk For Disease with Dr. Todd LePine
45:40

The One Factor That Determines 90% Of Your Risk For Disease | This episode is brought to you by Uqora


You’ve probably never heard of the exposome, yet it’s one of the most important things that determines your health, your gene expression, and your risk of disease. The exposome is the term for the sum total of all the exposures in our lifetime, starting in utero. These exposures include everything from the food we eat, environmental toxin exposure, the air that we breath, the water we drink, heavy metal exposure, and even our thoughts and emotions.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to the exposome, and together they explore how they assess the way that patient exposomes may be contributing to their overall health. 


Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


This episode is sponsored by Uqora. If you’ve struggled with urinary tract infections, check out Uqora’s potent line of products to promote better urinary health. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 30% off when you go to uqora.com/doctor and use the code Hyman30 at checkout. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:


  • All the elements that make up the exposome 


  • Air pollution and water contamination


  • Endocrine disrupting properties of BPA and atrazine


  • How your thoughts influence your microbiome


  • Why your DNA is not your destiny
  • Heavy metal toxicity (i.e. iron, arsenic, mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and more)


  • Types of testing for heavy metals, including hair, blood, urine, and challenge testing


  • Pesticides and herbicides


  • Autism and gut health


  • Supporting the detoxification system


  • The slink between environmental toxins, obesity, and diabetes


  • EMF pollution


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


Environmental Working Group (EWG)

https://www.ewg.org/


EWG’s 2020 Dirty 12

https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php


Lesson 1: Environmental Inputs

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-1-environmental-inputs/


Lesson 5: Detoxification

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-5-detoxification/


How Toxins Make You Fat: 4 Steps to Get Rid of Toxic Weight

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/02/20/how-toxins-make-you-fat-4-steps-to-get-rid-of-toxic-weight/


A Functional Medicine Approach to Autism

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/08/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-autism/




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Aug 17, 2020
Why Muscle Is Key For Longevity
13:48

Why Muscle Is Key For Longevity | This episode is brought to you by Hairprint


You may be surprised to learn that muscle is our body’s largest organ. And unfortunately, the natural loss of muscle mass and strength as we age is associated with all-cause mortality and slinked to the incidence of many chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and stroke, hypertension, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. For these reasons, it’s especially important to maintain muscle mass through exercise and eat more protein as we age. But what kinds of protein, and how much do we need?


Dr. Hyman explores these questions in his conversation with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, and they explain why muscle is key for longevity.


Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is an integrative physician who completed her fellowship in Nutritional Sciences & Geriatrics at Washington University, St. Louis. She is board-certified in Family Medicine and completed her undergraduate work in Human Nutrition Vitamin & Mineral Metabolism. Dr. Lyon works closely with current and retired Special Operations military operators as a part of the Task Force Dagger Foundation. In addition, her practice services professional athletes, executives, and anyone looking to level up their health. Her Manhattan-based practice focuses on combining the physical with mental optimization.

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, “Are we eating too much (or not enough) protein for good health?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrGabrielleLyon


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Aug 14, 2020
Attaining Freedom Through Emotional Agility with Susan David
1:00:06

Attaining Freedom Through Emotional Agility | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Bioptimizers


How do we want to show up, especially when things get tough? This is a great question to ask ourselves right now. But many of us are resistant to acknowledging when things just don’t feel all that great. We’ve grown up trying to gloss over uncomfortable feelings and society has put an emphasis on avoiding vulnerability. Being vulnerable and showing up in our difficult emotions are actually super important steps, though, if we want to be emotionally agile. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was excited to chat with Susan David about emotional agility and skills for dealing with the real world from an open and honest place, without running from the feelings that we don’t like. 


Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Her new #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility, describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Susan’s TED Talk on the topic went viral with over 1 million views in its first week of release. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and guest on national radio and television. Susan is the CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, a Cofounder of the Institute of Coaching (a Harvard Medical School/McLean affiliate), and on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Thrive Global and Virgin Pulse.


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Bioptimizers.


ButcherBox makes it super easy to get humanely raised meat that you can trust delivered right to your doorstep. ButcherBox has everything you could want—like 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef and wild Alaskan salmon—and shipping is always free. Visit ButcherBox.com/farmacy.


My new favorite magnesium is from a company called Bioptimizers. Their Magnesium Breakthrough formula contains 7 different forms which all have different functions in the body. There is truly nothing like it on the market. Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off. Just go to bioptimizers.com/hyman and use code HYMAN10.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The key question that drives Susan’s work (7:55)


  • How an invitation to, “write like no one is reading” started Susan on her path to understanding the importance of emotional agility (11:37)


  • Emotional agility vs. positive psychology (12:51)


  • How bottling and brooding emotions negatively impacts us (17:03)


  • How being outpaced by technology has affected our emotional lives (21:55)


  • What is emotional agility, and what are values-connected steps? (24:05)


  • Why we need to become more aware of how we treat our difficult emotions and do away with the judgement we have about certain emotions (37:28)


  • The importance of practicing greater emotional granularity (42:45)


  • A tool for working with someone who feels stuck (50:35)


  • The emotions of fear, grief, anxiety, and anger that so many of us are feeling during the coronavirus pandemic are normal (55:03)


Learn more about Susan David at https://www.susandavid.com/


Get your copy of Emotional Agility here.


Take the free Emotional Agility Quiz here.

 

Watch Susan’s TED Talk, The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage here.     

 

Listen to Susan’s podcast, Checking In with Susan David here.

 

Follow Susan on Facebook @SusanDavidPhd, on Twitter @SusanDavid_PhD, and on Instagram @susandavid_phd.



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Aug 12, 2020
Fixing The Root Causes Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Dr. Todd LePine
49:22

Fixing The Root Causes Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome | This episode is brought to you by AirDoctor


Millions of people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). These people struggle with miserable, often disabling symptoms like bloating, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and pain. IBS can be caused by a range of factors, including food allergies, overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine (SIBO), a lack of digestive enzymes, parasites living in the gut, zinc or magnesium deficiency, and heavy metal toxicity. That’s why it is so critically important to personalize treatment based on the unique circumstances that exist for each person who suffers from IBS. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the numerous underlying issues that can contribute to IBS, what type of testing they conduct when working with patients experiencing IBS, and much more. 


Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why we’ve teamed up with AirDoctor to offer you the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:


  • The conventional medicine approach to treating IBS


  • Stress and IBS


  • How the gut and the brain are connected


  • Why an IBS diagnosis tells you nothing about the cause of IBS


  • How having a history of colic as a baby, having been vaginally birthed or breast fed, your childhood diet, past antibiotic use, family history of digestive issues, and other information can provide insight into identifying the cause of and treating IBS


  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), having a “food baby,” and auto-brewery symptom


  • Types of testing to diagnose IBS, including GI map testing, hydrogen methane breath testing, gastric level testing, IBSSure testing, and organic urine testing


  • The negative effect of long-term use of acid blockers


  • Reasons for IBS including food sensitivities, allergies, parasites, enzyme deficiencies, heavy metals, Lyme disease, autoimmune issues, akkermansia levels, and more


  • How eating a colorful diversity of vegetables and fruits benefits gut health and the microbiome


  • The relationship between the immune system and gut health


  • Common inflammatory foods


  • Stimulation of the vagus nerve for “resting and digesting”


  • Treating leaky gut with prebiotics, probiotics, diet, and nutrients


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


The Wrong Gut Bugs Can Make You Fat and Sick (and How to Fix Them)

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/21/the-wrong-gut-bugs-can-make-you-fat-and-sick-and-how-to-fix-them/


Getting to the Root: Tackling SIBO with Functional Medicine

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/14/getting-to-the-root-tackling-sibo-with-functional-medicine/


10 Strategies to Eliminate IBS and Create Good Gut Health

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/08/26/10-strategies-to-eliminate-ibs-and-create-good-gut-health/


5 Simple Steps to Cure IBS Without Drugs

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/09/16/5-simple-steps-to-cure-ibs-without-drugs/

How To Feed Your Gut

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/04/13/how-to-feed-your-gut/


Do Probiotics Really Work?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/09/08/do-probiotics-really-work/



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Aug 10, 2020
What You Need To Know About Eating Fish And Taking Fish Oil
15:42

What You Need To Know About Eating Fish And Taking Fish Oil | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


Fish and seafood is one of the best dietary sources of protein around. It is also chock-full of nutrients like iodine, selenium, and vitamins D and B12. But the biggest health benefit of fish comes from omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s lower our risk of cancer, type-2 diabetes, autoimmune disease, depression, and inflammation.  They are essential for the functioning of every cell in our bodies. But many of us do not consume enough of them. And there is so much confusion about supplementing with fish oil as well as what the best types of fish to eat are.


Dr. Hyman recently sat down with Paul Greenberg to discuss these topics and how to know if fish oil supplementation is right for you.


Paul is the bestselling author of Four Fish, American Catch, and The Omega Principle. A regular contributor to the New York Times and many other publications, Mr. Greenberg is the writer-in-residence at the Safina Center, a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation and the recipient of a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. He appears frequently on American and international radio and television programs and is the featured correspondent and co-writer of the 2017 PBS Frontline documentary The Fish On My Plate which, along with his TED talk, has reached millions of viewers.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Paul Greenberg, “A Fish Story: How To Improve Your Health While Protecting The Oceans,” here:  https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/PaulGreenberg


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Aug 07, 2020
The Science of Mood And Your Microbiome with Dr. Uma Naidoo
1:03:30

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We often hear about food in the context of physical health—eating for a strong heart, healthy weight, and glowing skin. But what about the other impacts of food, like how it makes us feel emotionally and mentally? The growing field of nutritional psychiatry is shedding light on this profound connection, and it’s something I’m personally really excited about. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was so happy to talk to Dr. Uma Naidoo about the connection between food and mood, looking at how what we eat impacts everything from anxiety and depression to ADHD, and more. 


Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first “triple threat” in the food as medicine space. She is a Harvard trained psychiatrist, professional chef, and Nutrition Specialist. Her niche work is in nutritional psychiatry and she is regarded both nationally and internationally as a medical pioneer in this more newly recognized field. In her role as a Clinical Scientist, Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first hospital-based clinical service in Nutritional Psychiatry in the US. She is the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Naidoo is the author of the recently released book, This is Your Brain on Food. In her book, she shows the cutting-edge science explaining the ways in which food contributes to our mental health and how a sound diet can help treat and prevent a wide range of psychological and cognitive health issues.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Dr. Naidoo’s cancer diagnosis and how she used food to help her anxiety while undergoing treatment (7:49)


  • How Dr. Naidoo came to think about nutritional psychiatry (10:31)


  • America’s mental health crisis and reliance on medications to treat anxiety, depression, etc. (14:23)


  • Creating a personalized nutritional plan to treat mental illness (17:47)


  • The relationship between gut health, diet, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, etc. (20:15)


  • The correlation between anxiety, depression, gluten, omega-3 fats, and folate (21:41)


  • How the food we eat can drive neuroinflammation (25:20)


  • Is food driving divisiveness in our society? (39:00)


  • Mental health issues in children (44:01)


  • The benefits of eating a diversity of vegetables and fruits (52:42)


Get Dr. Naidoo’s book, This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More, at https://book.umanaidoomd.com/


Learn more about Dr. Naidoo at https://umanaidoomd.com/ and follow her on Facebook @DrUmaNaidoo, on Instagram @DrUmaNaidoo,  and on Twitter @DrUmaNaidoo


Learn more about the research cited in this episode:







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Aug 05, 2020
Post-COVID Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
40:43

Post-COVID Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Approach | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


COVID-19 has had an incredible impact on all of our lives, with over 17 million confirmed cases worldwide to date. In the United States, up to 20% of infected individuals are hospitalized and those with a chronic disease are at an exponentially higher risk of hospitalization than someone who is metabolically healthy. Unfortunately, only 12% of us in the U.S. are metabolically healthy. So one of the best things we can do for our individual bodies, and our collective body is to fix our metabolic health as fast as possible.


In every infection, there are two factors at play: the microbe and the host. While we can’t control the microbe, we have extraordinary control over us, the host. This is why it is so important to support your immune system so you are more resilient to infection. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss how we can build resiliency to both prevent poor outcomes and recover from COVID-19 using the principles of Functional Medicine.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.


For more information, please visit drhyman.com/uwc


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In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • How diet-related, inflammatory chronic diseases put people at higher risk for worse outcomes from COVID-19


  • Building a strong immune system and improving the nutritional status of our population 


  • The role that zinc plays in regulating our immune system, the prevalence of zinc deficiency in the United States, and how zinc levels may influence the severity of COVID-19; food sources include oysters and pumpkin seeds


  • Vitamin D deficiency and optimizing Vitamin D levels for a healthy immune system


  • Quercetin and its influence on COVID-19 outcomes; food sources include dill, onion, oregano, chili pepper, apples, leafy green vegetables, broccoli


  • The benefits of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a component in green tea; recommended 4 cups of green tea a day or 225mg from a supplement


  • The importance of glutathione, a master antioxidant and detoxifier, on the immune system and its effects on COVID-19 outcomes; food sources include cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale), green tea, garlic, onions and shallots


  • Increasing glutathione levels through NAC: (n-acetylcysteine) supplementation, taking liposomal glutathione, IV therapy, and inhaled glutathione


  • Melatonin’s influence on our immune system; supplementing with 3-5mg of melatonin at night 


  • Post-COVID Syndrome and applying the principles of Functional Medicine to COVID-19 recovery; boosting mitochondria and adrenal function


  • Supporting gut health for COVID-19 recovery


  • Using herbs and medicinal mushrooms to support COVID-19 recovery and boost our immune system


  • Oxidative therapies including intravenous vitamin C, intravenous glutathione, intravenous NAD, and ozone therapy 


  • Improving metabolic health in rapid time


Additional Resources


What Supplements Should I Take?


After decades of collective experience our team at The UltraWellness Center developed the following guidelines. These are generally safe but you should always consult with your health care provider before starting anything new.


Those most helpful for supporting your immune function are the following:



A Functional Medicine Approach To COVID-19

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19/


The Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19: Nutrition and Lifestyle Practices for Strengthening Host Defense

https://athmjournal.com/covid19/research/the-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19-nutrition-and-lifestyle-practices-for-strengthening-host-defense/?fbclid=IwAR3SWp3VKQMvQirJ8Wm-9iAArKUcq2hd0FSjFpeGp10iGA6iQfnQbPHzywI&mc_cid=ba135c1a32&mc_eid=bebb318eda


How Diet Is Driving COVID-19 Outcomes with Dr. Aseem Malhotra

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/05/04/podcast-ep109/


How COVID-19 Shines A Light On Our Broken Food System

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/05/18/podcast-ep113/


Reversing Metabolic Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/24/minisode-46/


Special Episode: Medicine In The Age Of COVID-19 And Beyond

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/04/special-episode-covid-19/


Should We Wear Masks? Will Vaccines Work or Be Safe?

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=721896768593656


Telemedicine Through UWC: We’re Here for You

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/04/07/telemedicine-through-uwc-were-here-for-you/


How To Feed Your Gut

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/04/13/how-to-feed-your-gut/


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset and Free Guide

https://getfarmacy.com/

https://getfarmacy.com/free




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Aug 03, 2020
Why Cultural Competency Is Key To A Healthy Population
13:45

Why Cultural Competency Is Key To A Healthy Population | This episode is brought to you Four Sigmatic


Black, Indigenous, and people of color are far more likely to get sick and die from the 10 leading causes of death due to a range of factors. Among these is lack of access and the cascading effects of racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and unconscious bias on minority health. And unfortunately, this is a historic problem, with injustices such as the Tuskegee syphilis experiment that started in the 1930s leading to a deep mistrust of the medical system that still lingers in the Black community today. 


Dr. Hyman recently explored this history and current practices in the medical system in conversations with Dr. Charles Modlin and Harriet Washington. He also spoke with Dr. Modlin and Tawny Jones about the importance of creating culturally competent healthcare initiatives to remove many of the barriers that perpetuate racial health disparities.


Dr. Charles Modlin is a Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Urologist, Executive Director of Minority Health, and the Cleveland Clinic Physician Lead for Public Health. He is the past President of Cleveland Clinic Medical Staff, Member Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. He founded and directs Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center (MMHC) and in 2003 established Cleveland Clinic’s Annual Minority Men’s Health Fair. In 2011, he was named by The Atlanta Post as one of the Top 21 Black Doctors in America. He graduated from Northwestern University and Northwestern University Medical School, completed a six-year residency in Urology at New York University, a three-year fellowship in kidney transplantation surgery at Cleveland Clinic and joined the Cleveland Clinic Staff in 1996. He is a noted national leader for eliminating health disparities. Honors include appointment to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health by two Ohio Governors, Northwestern University Presidential Alumni Medal, 2007 MLK Community Service Award, Call & Post 100 Top Influential Leaders, Cleveland Magazine Best Doctors, Cleveland Clinic Bruce Hubbard Stewart Humanitarianism Award, and 2015 Black Professional Association Professional of the Year recognition.


Harriet A. Washington has been the Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada's Black Mountain Institute, a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law. She has held fellowships at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious Madness, and Medical Apartheid, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award.


Tawny Jones is an accomplished Administrator at the Cleveland Clinic. For 19 years, she has served as a well-respected leader, managing patient concentric care initiatives, creating value, and delivering results in quality improvement, efficient resource management, and health system optimization for various clinical departments. Currently, Tawny leads clinical operations at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine where the goal is to establish the efficacy of Functional Medicine and demonstrate its cost effectiveness and its ability to improve health. Her passion for the promotion of preventative health services and community-based interventions gave impetus to the development of several clinical programs. The Functioning for LifeTM shared medical program for chronic disease management is her brainchild and has proven to be a successful model for addressing lifestyle and behavior change. Tawny is also on the African Employee Resource Group Steering Committee and is committed to helping minorities achieve their career goals.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation, “Why We Have The Worst Health Outcomes Of All Industrialized Nations,” with Dr. Charles Modlin, Dr. Leonor Osorio, and Tawny Jones here:  https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ModlinOsorioJones


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation, “How We Are Poisoning Our Children,” with Harriet Washington here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/HarrietWashington


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Jul 31, 2020
The Harmful Effects Of Glyphosate, The Most Common Agrochemical with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
1:07:56

The Harmful Effects Of Glyphosate, The Most Common Agrochemical | This episode is brought to you by Tushy and ButcherBox


We’re living in an age where it’s increasingly hard to avoid exposure to toxins. Some of the most ubiquitous are right on our food, on some of the most commonly eaten items in the American diet. It’s no wonder that illnesses related to toxicity, like cancer, infertility, and neurological diseases, are on the rise. The most widely used pesticide in our food supply is glyphosate. It’s used all over the world on more than 70 different food crops, including corn, soy, and wheat and is slinked to some serious health risks, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It’s terrifying to consider that a bowl of Cheerios has more glyphosate per serving than vitamins D and B12, both of which are added to try to boost nutritional value. 


We need to change our food system if we want to change our health, and it’s issues like these that need our help. I was so happy to sit down with my good friend Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to dig into the topic of glyphosate and corruption in the agricultural industry. Bobby Kennedy serves as President of Waterkeeper Alliance, Chairman of the Board and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense, and of counsel to Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice. He was previously Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How glyphosate is used, its prevalence, any why it’s so bad for us (6:03)


  • Monsanto, Rachel Carson, and the chemical industry’s efforts to quash dissent of its products (9:01)


  • Monsanto’s introduction of Roundup ready corn and patented seeds (18:25)


  • The incidence of spraying Roundup on crops at time of harvest and how that coincides with the rise of gluten allergies, celiac disease, and other illnesses (21:59)


  • How the Daubert standard kept a legal suit from being filed against Monsanto until 2015 (23:53)


  • Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, the first case brought against Monsanto for toxic effects of Roundup (32:11)


  • Glyphosate’s toxic effects on the human and soil microbiome (41:33)


  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s relationship and support of Monsanto (44:12)


  • Halting the freefall of our democracy into plutocracy (55:15)


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Jul 29, 2020
Male Menopause, Low Libido, And Testosterone Replacement with Dr. George Papanicolaou
39:45

Male Menopause, Low Libido, And Testosterone Replacement | This episode is brought to you by Audible


Many of us are living life completely out of balance—and the type of imbalance that affects almost everyone in our society is hormonal imbalance. Men tend to have declining hormone levels as they age, and low testosterone can cause men to lose muscle and gain fat, leading to sexual dysfunction, low sex drive, fatigue, mental fogginess, and bone loss. However, making changes to your diet and lifestyle can have an incredible effect on rebalancing hormone levels and increasing testosterone. Additionally, testosterone replacement therapy can also be used to rebalance your hormones and increase happiness, vitality, and health. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papanicolaou to discuss the functional medicine approach to treating low testosterone and how they determine when to use hormone replacement therapy.


George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Practitioner. Upon graduation from his residency he joined the Indian Health Service. He worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility where he served as the Outpatient Department Coordinator. In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He practiced with a philosophy centered on personal relationships and treating the whole person, not just not the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive this kind of personal care Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health – a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


For more information, please visit drhyman.com/uwc


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In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:


  • The conventional vs functional medicine approach to treating hormone imbalances


  • Symptoms and drivers of hormonal imbalance in men 


  • How statin drugs can affect testosterone levels


  • The interconnectedness of all hormones


  • Improving testosterone levels through exercise and meditation


  • How Dr. Papanicolaou treated a patient for hormone imbalance


  • Methods for testosterone replacement including topicals, injectables, and pellets


  • Testosterone and prostate cancer


  • Testosterone replacement for women


Additional resources:


Low T? 5 Steps to Boost Testosterone Naturally

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2015/05/29/5-steps-to-boost-testosterone-naturally/


Hormone Magic: Let’s Start With Testosterone

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/09/23/hormone-magic-lets-start-with-testosterone/


Man Magic: Testosterone Part 2

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/11/22/man-magic-testosterone-part-2/


Getting to the Root of Male Hormone Imbalances

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/08/16/getting-to-the-root-of-male-hormone-imbalances/


Getting to the Root | Male Hormones Part 2

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/11/18/getting-to-the-root-male-hormones-part-2


The Power Of Food To Heal Everything From Autoimmune Disease To Traumatic Brain Injury

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/12/18/podcast-ep85/


The Underlying Causes and Solutions for Women’s Hormonal Balances with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/10/podcast-hc6/


Postmenopausal Hormones: Helpful Or Harmful? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/06/podcast-hc17/



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Jul 27, 2020
Reversing Metabolic Disease
15:12

Reversing Metabolic Disease | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


Only 1 in 8 Americans are considered metabolically healthy (think obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension). Our poor metabolic health is driving our chronic disease epidemic and putting people at higher risk of experiencing severe complications from COVID-19, if they are to get the virus. The good news is that it is possible to become metabolically healthy in a matter of months, if not weeks.


In recent conversations with Dr. Aseem Malhotra and Chris Kresser, Dr. Hyman discusses the drivers of poor metabolic health and how, with the right support, making changes to your diet and lifestyle can rapidly optimize your health.


Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a founding member of Action on Sugar and was the lead campaigner highlighting the harm caused by excess sugar consumption in the United Kingdom, particularly its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. In 2015, he coordinated the Choosing Wisely campaign by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges as lead author in a BMJ paper to highlight the risks of overuse of medical treatments. In the same year, he became the youngest member to be appointed to the board of trustees of UK health think tank, The King's Fund, that advises government on health policy. His first book, co-authored with Donal O' Neill, The Pioppi Diet, has become an international bestseller.


Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, founder of Kresser Institute, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and has trained over 1,500 clinicians and health coaches in his unique approach. His health coaching program, called ADAPT, is the one I recommend for my staff at Cleveland Clinic and he’s the guy I trust with my own health.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Aseem Malhotra, “How Diet Is Driving COVID-19 Outcomes,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrAseemMalhotra


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Chris Kresser, “Is Meat As Bad As We Think: Breaking Down Nutrition Myths,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ChrisKresser


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Jul 24, 2020
Why Health Is Not Determined By Our Healthcare System with Paulette Jordan
1:00:57

Why Health Is Not Determined By Our Healthcare System | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and AquaTru


We can’t expect to create healthy bodies if we aren’t growing healthy food. But our food system is broken and involves many barriers, especially for underserved communities like North American Indigenous people living on reservations. I talk a lot about the overwhelming burden of chronic disease. Unfortunately, tribes relying on government commodities (white sugar, white flour, and white fat) are among some of the most susceptible to those illnesses and we’re now seeing them fare much worse against COVID-19 as a result. For that reason, food sovereignty is an extremely important topic of our time. 


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Paulette Jordan to talk about her experiences as a proud member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and what kinds of changes are needed in order to reverse the health issues that Indigenous and other populations like these are facing at increasing rates. Paulette was the 2018 democratic gubernatorial nominee in Idaho, becoming the first woman nominated to the position by a major party in the state and the first Native American woman nominated for Governor in US history. More Idahoans cast their votes for Paulette Jordan in 2018 than they had for any Democratic gubernatorial or congressional candidate in Idaho history. As a candidate for the US Senate, she set the record for most votes in a Democratic primary. She is recognized in Idaho and across the nation as an inspirational and audacious leader.


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Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need. Get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up and any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


We need clean water and clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AquaTru and AirDoctor to offer you the AquaTru Water Purification System and AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


Here are more of the details from our interview:


  • How Paulette’s upbringing helped shape her views on food, healthcare, and community sustainability (5:23)


  • People first healthcare, food sovereignty, and social determinants of health (9:00)


  • Solving food sovereignty issues by relearning how to connect to and grow the food we eat (15:07)


  • Social determinants of health (19:15)


  • How community keeps us healthy (23:37)


  • Fixing the healthcare system through preventative care and reversing chronic disease (30:38)


  • Reimagining our agriculture system (35:18)


  • The influence our unhealthy food system has had on the concept of cultural foods (43:18)


  • How COVID-19 has humbled Paulette (54:40)


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Jul 22, 2020
Ask Mark Q&A #2: My Favorite Non-Stick Pots And Pans, Improving Brain Function, Managing PMS, And More
57:53

In this new Q&A series, Dr. Mark Hyman takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dr. Hyman during a future Ask Mark Q&A, text your question to 413-225-8995 using the hashtag #AskMark


Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Dr. Hyman's favorite non-stick pots and pans
  • Making a living as a health coach helping disadvantaged communities
  • Successfully transitioning off an anti-depressant
  • Breaking free from sugar addiction
  • How farmers can help improve the food system
  • Improving brain function
  • Managing PMS
  • Inflammation and autoimmune disease
  • Getting to the root of fatigue when you're already doing everything right


Mentioned in this episode:

Our Place Always Pan

Dr. Hyman's 10 Day Reset and free guide

Hu Chocolate

The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman

Soil Health Academy

Genius Foods by Max Lugavere

Brain Maker by Dr. David Perlmutter

The Underlying Causes and Solutions for Women’s Hormonal Balances with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

The Autoimmune Solution by Dr. Amy Myers

The Immune System Recovery Plan by Dr. Susan Blum



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Jul 21, 2020
Supplements: Useful Or Useless? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
44:53

Supplements: Useful Or Useless? | This episode is brought to you by Audible


Even with a perfect diet, the combination of many things—including our depleted soils, the storage and transportation of our food, genetic alterations of traditional heirloom species, and the increased stress and nutritional demands resulting from a toxic environment—make it impossible for us to get all the vitamins and minerals we need solely from the foods we eat. And large-scale deficiencies of nutrients in our population—including omega-3 fats, vitamin D, folate, zinc, magnesium, and iron—have been well documented. So what do we need to know when it comes to combating these deficiencies with supplementation?


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss common nutrient deficiencies and what you need to know about determining what supplements are best for you.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.


For more information, please visit drhyman.com/uwc


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In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Personalizing supplement use


  • Why nutrient deficiencies are so prevalent 


  • Common nutrient deficiencies including magnesium, zinc, vitamin D, and folate  


  • Understanding research on the effectiveness of of vitamins and supplements


  • Physical signs of nutrient deficiencies


  • Functional Medicine testing for nutrient deficiencies


  • Why the quality of supplements matter


  • Symptoms of magnesium deficiency and things that deplete magnesium


  • The various forms of magnesium


Additional resources:


Optimizing Nutrition Through IV Therapy

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/06/03/optimizing-nutrition-through-iv-therapy/


Supplement Safety Demystified

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/12/11/supplement-safety-demystified/


Magical Magnesium

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/11/magic-magnesium/


Do You Need Supplements?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/04/02/do-you-need-supplements/


Digesting Fat, Optimizing Your Health, and My Daily Supplements

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/04/28/digesting-fat-optimizing-health-daily-supplements/


Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/20/magnesium-the-most-powerful-relaxation-mineral-available/


Vitamin D – Why You are Probably NOT Getting Enough

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/08/24/vitamin-d-why-you-are-probably-not-getting-enough/


Why You Should Not Stop Taking Your Vitamins

https://drhyman.com/blog/2013/06/11/why-you-should-not-stop-taking-your-vitamins-2/



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Jul 20, 2020
How To Move Through Difficult Emotions
11:06

How To Move Through Difficult Emotions | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


The body and the brain are inextricably slinked. So when we suppress our hardest experiences and emotions, they linger in our bodies and hold more power over us. Befriending our emotions and facing them head-on provides us the support and space to heal our emotional wounds. And using our physical state to change our mental state, and vice versa, is an incredible tool for moving through difficult emotions and attending to our overall health and wellbeing. In his conversations with Tom Bilyeu and Dr. Jim Gordon, Dr. Hyman discussed specific strategies to do just that using simple physical exercises and practices.


Tom Bilyeu is a filmmaker and serial entrepreneur who chased money hard for nearly a decade and came up emotionally bankrupt. To that end, he and his partners sold their technology company and founded Quest Nutrition—a company predicated not on money, but rather on creating value for people with the mission to end metabolic disease, something impacting Tom’s own family. After exiting Quest and generating extraordinary personal wealth, Bilyeu turned his attention to the other pandemic facing society, the poverty of poor mindset. To solve the mindset problem at scale and help hundreds of millions of people adopt an empowering mindset he has co-founded the media studio Impact Theory with his business partner and wife, Lisa Bilyeu. Their aim is to influence the cultural subconscious by creating content that empowers people.


Dr. Jim Gordon is the author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma and is a Harvard educated psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He has worked with traumatized children and families in Bosnia, Gaza, Haiti, post-9/11 New York, and Parkland, among many other areas across the world facing tragedy and trauma. Dr. Gordon also works with veterans and active-duty military to address PTSD. 


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation, “Why Your Mindset Matters If You Want Health And Wealth” with Tom Bilyeu here:  https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/TomBilyeu


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation, “Is It Possible to Truly Heal From Trauma?” with Dr. James Gordon here:  https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrJimGordon


This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley. Paleovalley is offering my listener's 15% off your entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/hyman to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal. I definitely recommend trying the Grass-Fed Beef Sticks, Bone Broth Protein, and the Organ Complex.




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Jul 17, 2020
Are Cows The Cause Or Cure For Climate Change? with Robb Wolf and Diana Rodgers
1:01:06

Are Cows The Cause Or Cure For Climate Change? | This episode is brought to you by Tushy, ButcherBox, and chili


If you’re confused about meat and its relationship with the climate, human health, and animal welfare, this is the podcast for you.


These topics have been extremely conflated and many have turned to veganism as an answer. Unfortunately, it’s not so simple. And a black and white approach to diet can be dangerous not only for our individual nutritional needs, but it can slow much-needed progress when it comes to truly supporting and protecting our environment. There’s no doubt that factory farming should be illegal, but that is a far cry from stating that all meat is bad. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I’m thrilled to sit down with Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf to talk about the nuances of regeneratively raised meat and how it can reverse climate change, support better health for those that eat it, and provide natural and caring conditions for the animals it involves. 


Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist, is the two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat. Robb is the co-founder of The Healthy Rebellion, a social movement with the goal of liberating 1 million people from the sick-care system. Robb is the executive producer of the film Sacred Cow. Diana Rodgers, RD, is a “real food” nutritionist living on a working organic farm near Boston, Massachusetts. She’s an author, runs a clinical nutrition practice, hosts the Sustainable Dish Podcast, and is an advisory board member of Animal Welfare Approved and Savory Institute. Her new book, Sacred Cow: The Case For Better Meat, just launched, and the Sacred Cow film she directed and produced will be out later this summer. 

 

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One of the easiest and most effective ways to get better sleep every single night is through temperature regulation, which is why I was so relieved to discover the transformative products from chili. The chiliPAD and OOLER system are two really cool gadgets that fit over the top of your mattress and use water to control the temperature of your bed—which helps lower your internal temperature and trigger deep relaxing sleep. Right now chili is offering my audience a really great deal. Get 25% off the chiliPAD with code hyman25 or 15% off OOLER with code hyman15, just go to chilitechnology.com/drhyman.


Here are more of the details from our interview (audio): 


  • Is now the time to end meat? (6:32)


  • Death is part of life and part of farming and agriculture (9:35)


  • Robb’s personal experience eating a vegan diet (16:28)


  • Cattle and climate change (23:43)


  • Understanding the nuance of greenhouse gas and methane production (27:56)


  • Can we feed the world using regenerative agriculture? (34:24)


  • How much water does it take to raise cattle? (40:17)


  • Is meat bad for your health? (45:12)


  • Supporting food sovereignty (54:13)


  • Should we reduce our meat intake overall, even if it is quality meat? (55:37)


Find more information at www.sacredcow.info 


Find more information about Diana Rodgers at www.sustainabledish.com. Follow Diana on Facebook @sustainabledish, on Twitter @sustainabledish, and on Instagram @sustainabledish


Find more information about Robb Wolf at https://robbwolf.com/. Follow Robb on Facebook @robbwolfonline, on Twitter @robbwolf, and on Instagram @dasrobbwolf



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Jul 15, 2020
What Really Causes Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Todd LePine
35:59

What Really Causes Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Todd LePine | This episode is brought to you by AirDoctor


Autoimmune diseases are a huge issue, affecting over 80 million Americans. They include type 1 diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and dozens of others, but they all have one thing in common: The body attacks itself. Conventional medicine uses pharmaceutical drugs to treat autoimmune disease but fails to answer one simple question: Why is the body out of balance to begin with, and how do we help it regain the proper balance? Functional Medicine, on the other hand, applies a personalized approach to treating autoimmune disease providing a map to find the root cause underlying autoimmune disease.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating autoimmune disease, and lupus specifically.


Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:


  • Common indicators of lupus


  • Traditional treatments and medications used to treat lupus


  • Pharmaceutical triggered lupus 


  • Pre-autoimmune disease and preemptive personalized medicine


  • How Dr. LePine treated a patient with lupus 


  • The connection between Epstein Barr virus and autoimmune disease


  • Five main triggers of autoimmune disease
  • Lectins and mannose binding lectin deficiency


  • Ozone therapy


  • The relationship between lupus and hormones


  • Foods to eat and to avoid for autoimmune disease


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


Additional resources:


Getting to the Root: Taking the Overwhelm Out of Autoimmunity

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/09/04/10-steps-to-reverse-autoimmune-disease/


A New Approach to Autoimmune Disease

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/06/27/a-new-approach-to-autoimmune-disease/


Top 5 Diet Changes for Autoimmunity

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/06/30/top-5-diet-changes-for-autoimmunity/


10 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/09/04/10-steps-to-reverse-autoimmune-disease/


Is There A Cure For Autoimmune Disease?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/10/09/is-there-a-cure-for-autoimmune-disease/


How to Stop Attacking Yourself: 9 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/07/30/how-to-stop-attacking-yourself-9-steps-to-heal-autoimmune-disease/



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Jul 13, 2020
Why Food Companies Make Unhealthy Products, And What We Can Do About It
16:15

Why Food Companies Make Unhealthy Products, And What We Can Do About It | This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic


Here’s the simple truth: Food companies are in business to make money. If people eat or drink less of their products, they lose. This is the primary reason for why Big Food seeks to hook  consumers and keep us coming back for more. The food industry approaches food as “engineering projects,” with the end goal of creating “heavy users”—a disturbing internal term used by food manufacturers that helps them make as much money as possible at the expense of public health. But as more and more consumers demand healthier foods, many companies are working hard to meet that demand. So how can we support this innovation and reward companies who are trying to do the right thing?


Dr. Hyman explores these topics in his past interviews with Michael Moss and Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian.


Michael Moss is a New York Times investigative reporter turned food-focused journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner for Explanatory Reporting, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”. He also has another book coming out soon called, “Hooked: Food and Free Will,” focused around food and addiction.


Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, Dean and Jean Mayer Professor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School. As one of the top nutrition institutions in the world, the Friedman School’s mission is to produce trusted science, future leaders, and real-world impact. Dr. Mozaffarian has authored more than 400 scientific publications on dietary priorities for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and on evidence-based policy approaches to reduce these burdens in the US and globally. He has served in numerous advisory roles including for the US and Canadian governments and, in 2016, Thomson Reuters named him as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.


This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. Right now Four Sigmatic is offering up to 40% off on their best selling Lion’s Mane Coffee bundles exclusively for listeners of The Doctor’s Farmacy. To get this deal, just go to foursigmatic.com/hyman. This is a really incredible deal so it’s the perfect time to branch out from your regular morning cup of coffee and try Four Sigmatic’s mushroom blends to enhance your brain-power, energy, and immunity throughout the day. 



Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Michael Moss here:  https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MichaelMoss


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Mozaffarian here:  

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DariushMozaffarian




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Jul 10, 2020
Why Obesity, Hunger, And Malnutrition Are Found Together In The Same People with Tom Colicchio
1:00:38

Why Obesity, Hunger, And Malnutrition Are Found Together In The Same People | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and AirDoctor


Coronavirus has got us thinking about a lot, including many parts of daily life that may not have crossed our minds before. A big one of those topics is food, and with unemployment at an all-time high, we’re seeing many people who need to utilize food stamps to help make ends meet. Unfortunately, the SNAP program (food stamps) caters to the purchase of cheaper, calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods over healthy, real, wholesome foods. We see that people who are food insecure and rely on programs like this are actually much more likely to be overweight or obese. The “N” in SNAP is for “nutrition,” and while there are SNAP benefits at beneficial food institutions like farmers’ markets, the program still has a long way to go to serve public health. 


Our food system is in desperate need of change, and as we look at current conditions in our world from COVID-19, we also see that the restaurant industry is in desperate need of help. The two actually go hand in hand. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk to Tom Colicchio, the chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, which currently includes New York’s Craft, Riverpark, and Temple Court; Los Angeles’ Craft Los Angeles; and Las Vegas’ Heritage Steak and Craftsteak. In an effort to broaden his long-standing activism around food issues, Tom served as an executive producer to the 2013 documentary A Place at the Table about the underlying causes of hunger in the United States. This eye-opening experience led Tom on a journey to Washington DC where he has been a mainstay in our nation’s capital in the years since. From holding members of Congress accountable on their voting records around food to working with former FLOTUS Michelle Obama on the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Tom has established himself as the leading “Citizen Chef” advocating for a food system that values access, affordability, and nutrition over corporate interests.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and AirDoctor.


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need. Get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up and any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AirDoctor to offer you the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why those who are most food insecure have the highest risk of diabetes and obesity (8:08)


  • How Tom when from being a chef to doing lobbying work in Congress (9:32)


  • Making nutritious foods more accessible and affordable through SNAP and through the food supply system (18:15)


  • Why SNAP doesn’t go far enough (24:06)


  • Systemic racism in the food system (26:06)


  • The populations who are on SNAP (27:02)


  • Improving working conditions for food system workers by demonopolizing food production (30:57)


  • The Independent Restaurant Coalition’s work to support the restaurant industry during the coronavirus pandemic (39:08)


  • How Tom is approaching his restaurant operations at this time (46:03)


  • Innovation in the food supply system (51:39)


Check out Tom’s podcast Citizen Chef with Tom Colicchio at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/citizen-chef-with-tom-colicchio/id1513237410


Follow Tom on Facebook @TomColicchio, on Instagram @tomcolicchio, and on Twitter @tomcolicchio



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Jul 08, 2020
Postmenopausal Hormones: Helpful Or Harmful? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
32:02

Postmenopausal Hormones: Helpful Or Harmful? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham | This episode is brought to you by AquaTru


Women experiencing menopause are not destined to suffer from hot flashes, impaired mood, muscle loss, poor sleep, memory difficulties, and sexual problems. Menopausal symptoms are signs of imbalances in your sex hormones; they are not the result of mutant genes that destroy our vitality as we age. Instead, they are treatable symptoms of underlying imbalance in one of the core systems in your body. While conventional medicine commonly jumps to prescribe hormone replacement, Functional Medicine seeks to figure out the “why” – what is causing the symptoms and how can you treat the underlying problem. While sometimes this does include hormone replacement,, the important thing is to find the way to replace them that most aligns with your body.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating symptoms of menopause. They also discuss how they evaluate when to prescribe postmenopausal hormones and share patient case studies. 


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


This episode is sponsored by AquaTru. We need clean water not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AquaTru water filter at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • The Women’s Health Initiative and hormone replacement therapy


  • Perimenopause vs menopause


  • Common perimenopause and menopause symptoms


  • Why it matters how a woman goes into menopause


  • Hormones, cancer, and chemotherapy


  • How environmental toxins affect hormones


  • How nutritional deficiencies affect estrogen metabolism


  • Personalizing hormone use


  • Pros and cons of giving hormones orally and transdermally


  • Giving progesterone and testosterone


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources


The Underlying Causes And Solutions For Women’s Hormonal Imbalances

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/WomensHormones


How Do I Naturally Balance Female Sex Hormones?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/08/14/how-do-i-naturally-balance-female-sex-hormones/




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Jul 06, 2020
Decolonizing Our Food System
14:02

Decolonizing Our Food System | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


Many of our sustainable farming practices actually stem from African and indigenous roots. However, the division of land, government subsidies, and financial resources that are available favor white farmers. In fact, since 1920 African-American farmers have lost over 14 million acres of land. This decline of Black, Brown, and Native farmers has had far-reaching negative impacts. It means a decline of wealth and continued generational financial hardship. It means a disconnection from history and cultural practices that connect people to the land. It also means that these communities don’t have access to the same fresh, healthy foods as predominantly white communities


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses these topics with Leah Penniman.


Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land. 


As Co-Executive Director, Leah is part of a team that facilitates powerful food sovereignty programs—including farmer training for Black and Brown people, a subsidized farm food distribution program for communities living under food apartheid, and domestic and international organizing toward equity in the food system. Her book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land is a love song for the land and her people.  


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Leah Penniman: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/LeahPenniman


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Jul 03, 2020
How To Overcome Sugar Addiction with Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper
1:06:41

How To Overcome Sugar Addiction with Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and chili


I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say they wish they had more willpower to be able to quit sugar. But here’s the thing: it’s an actual physical addiction and the food industry strives to get us hooked on sugar. So, it’s not about willpower, it’s about biochemistry. The great news is that we can reset our biochemistry and those sugar cravings and take back our health. The more you avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates (which just turn into sugar in your body) the more your body recognizes the natural sweetness in healthy foods like blueberries or even a red bell pepper. 


My guests on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper, have both been through the sugar struggle, and they’re here to share their inspiring stories of overcoming the addiction to discover their most vibrant health. 


Keegan is an American actor, musician, photographer, and author. He’s known for his main role as Toby Cavanaugh on the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Allen's passion in his younger years tended towards photography, cinematography, and other roles behind the camera. Tom is an English actor. He has appeared as Sir Percival in Merlin, Billy Bones in Black Sails, Dickon Tarly in Game of Thrones, and Luther Hargreeves in Netflix’s new show The Umbrella Academy.


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and chili.


ButcherBox makes it super easy to get humanely raised meat that you can trust by delivering it right to your doorstep. ButcherBox is committed to humanely raised animals that are never given antibiotics or added hormones and since they take out the middleman you get extra savings. ButcherBox is now gradually welcoming new customers due to increased demand, but only if you’re on the waitlist! So reserve your spot today at ButcherBox.com/FARMACY, and you’ll get an email when they’re ready to take your order. 


With the summer heat creeping up this is the perfect time to improve your sleep with a cooler bed and support your overall wellness routine at the same time. Right now, chili is celebrating Christmas in July with the gift of 20% off any sleep system. Just go to chilitechnology.com and enter code HYMAN20 at checkout to get 20% off any chili sleep system until July 8th.


Here are more of the details from our interview:


  • The health scare that led Tom to cut out sugar and start to view food as medicine (3:58)


  • Keegan’s health journey from being pre-diabetic to understanding that his diet was making him unwell (12:42)


  • Lactose intolerance, infertility, and sugar (17:10)


  • Food labeling and ingredient lists (25:56)


  • The first step to take to improve your diet (32:43)


  • The science of sugar and how sugar affects your immune system (35:53)


  • Keegan’s experience resetting his diet and improving his health (43:43)


  • Sugar, cancer, and the ketogenic diet (48:07)



  • Worsening health metrics among children (58:08)


Follow Keegan Allen on Instagram @keeoone and on Twitter @KeeganAllen


Follow Tom Hopper on Instagram @tom.hopperhops and on Twitter @Tomhopperhops



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Jul 01, 2020
Ask Mark Q&A #1: The Best Oils, Food Activism, What To Eat To Prevent Diabetes, And More
51:03

In this new Q&A series, Dr. Mark Hyman takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dr. Hyman during a future Ask Mark Q&A, text your question to 413-225-8995 using the hashtag #AskMark


Topics covered in this episode include:


  • The best and worst oils for cooking


  • How to get involved in improving our food system


  • Staying healthy on a vegetarian diet


  • How medical students can work towards becoming physicians who understand larger systems issues


  • How to get restorative sleep


  • The #1 change Dr. Hyman would make to improve food policy


  • Gluten, heartburn, and GERD


  • High intensity exercise and autophagy


  • What to eat to prevent diabetes


Mentioned in this episode:

Eat Fat Get Thin by Dr. Mark Hyman

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat by Dr. Mark Hyman

Food Fix by Dr. Mark Hyman

The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman

Food Fix Action Guide 

Food Policy Action 

Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine Patient Programs  

Chicago Food Policy Action Council 

Karen Washington, Rise and Root Farm 

Ron Finley, Gangsta Gardener

The Moral Determinants of Health by Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP

Institute for Functional Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class

Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset

Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset: How To Do The 10-Day Reset (Without the Kit)

Virta Health




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Jun 30, 2020
Is Brain Fog Caused By Your Microbiome? with Dr. Todd LePine
38:44

Is Brain Fog Caused By Your Microbiome? with Dr. Todd LePine | This episode is brought to you by AirDoctor


Many of us have experienced an inability to sustain our train of thought, difficulty focusing, the feeling like you’re living in a daze, and other types of brain fog. So what causes brain fog? The key insight is that your brain is not just some object sitting on the top of your shoulders. Your brain is an organ that’s connected to everything else happening in your body. And fixing your brain starts with fixing your body. When it comes to brain fog, that usually means attending to your gut health. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating brain fog. They explain why brain fog is so inextricably slinked to gut health and how brain fog can be triggered by a range of things from diet to allergies to autoimmune conditions to environmental toxins and much, much more.


Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:


  • Brain fog is not a condition, it is a symptom


  • Gut fermentation is as a common cause of brain fog


  • How gluten, dairy, diet, food sensitivities, and gut dysbiosis can lead to brain fog


  • Other reasons for brain fog including infections, tick infections, allergies, environmental toxins, autoimmune conditions, and more


  • The relationship between the immune system and the gut


  • How Dr. LePine worked with and treated a patient experiencing brain fog


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


Supporting Our Innate Resilience

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/08/25/supporting-our-innate-resilience/


The Wrong Gut Bugs Can Make You Fat and Sick (and How to Fix Them)

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/21/the-wrong-gut-bugs-can-make-you-fat-and-sick-and-how-to-fix-them/


Getting Healthy is an Inside Job

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2016/03/16/getting-healthy-is-an-inside-job/


Building a Better Immune System for Lifelong Health and Vitality

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/11/06/building-a-better-immune-system-for-lifelong-health-and-vitality/


A New Approach to Autoimmune Disease

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/06/27/a-new-approach-to-autoimmune-disease/


Fixing Your Broken Brain + Lots More: 10 Takeaways from My Most-Asked Questions

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/01/08/fixing-broken-brain-lots-10-takeaways-asked-questions/


The Broken Brain Podcast – My Personal Journey to Fixing My Brain with Dr. Mark Hyman

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/08/02/the-broken-brain-podcast-my-personal-journey-to-fixing-my-brain-with-dr-mark-hyman-14/




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Jun 29, 2020
How To Stop Stress From Controlling Your Life
12:59

It can often feel like stress is all around us. Stress can come in many different forms. Socioeconomic stress is a real burden for many people, as is the stress of taking care of several generations within a family, or meeting the demands of our jobs. Stress can also come in the form of bad food and poor or inadequate sleep. In all its many forms stress leads to inflammation. And inflammation actually kills the brain cells that help us make good decisions, and it makes those in the fight or flight part of the brain grow. This leads to anger and opposition and supports negative behavior and decision making.


Dr. Hyman explores how stress can lead us to make unhealthy choices in his recent conversations with Drs. Rangan Chatterjee, Austin Perlmutter, and David Perlmutter. They also share information about what we can do to stop the negative effects of stress in our lives.


Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. He hosts the biggest health podcast in Europe, Feel Better, Live More, which Apple has announced as one of the most downloaded new podcasts of the past year. His first book, How to Make Disease Disappear, is an international bestseller all over the world and has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide in just 18 months. His most recent book, the #1 bestseller, The Stress Solution, tackles what the WHO calls the health epidemic of our time—stress.


Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. His books have been published in 34 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Dr. Perlmutter’s new book Brain Wash, co-written with his son Austin Perlmutter, MD, was just released on January 14, 2020.


Dr. Austin Perlmutter is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His academic focus is on understanding the decision-making process, how it is influenced by internal and external factors, and how it changes our health and illness outcomes. He is also interested in methods of improving burnout and poor mental health in the medical field. He writes for Psychology Today on his blog, The Modern Brain.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length interview with Dr. Chatterjee here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrRanganChatterjee


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length interview with Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrsDavidAustinPerlmutter




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Jun 26, 2020
What’s Wrong With The Business Of Politics And How To Fix It with Katherine Gehl
1:03:53

What’s Wrong With The Business Of Politics And How To Fix It with Katherine Gehl | This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic and Thrive Market


Politics is Big Business, there’s no way around it. We’re in an extremely divisive time, and we used to be able to get things done with a much more bipartisan approach. In the 60s, voting patterns were greatly blended, but they’ve only continued to move further apart since then. This hinders things like improvements to public health in favor of private gain. You know I always want to find the space for positive change, though, so I was excited to sit down and talk about solutions for improving our current political system on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy with Katherine Gehl. 


Katherine is a business leader, writer, speaker, and political innovation activist. She was president and CEO of Gehl Foods, a $250 million, high-tech food manufacturing company in Wisconsin with approximately 350 employees. Prior to joining Gehl Foods in 2007, Gehl held a range of positions in industry and government. Katherine recently authored The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy.


This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic and Thrive Market.


From now through June 28, 2020 Four Sigmatic is having their biggest sale of the year with savings up to 50% off. Plus, Doctor’s Farmacy listeners receive an EXTRA 20% off with code HYMAN. This is a really incredible deal so it’s the perfect time to branch out from your regular morning cup of coffee and try Four Sigmatic’s mushroom blends to enhance your brain-power, energy, and immunity throughout the day. Just go to foursigmatic.com/HYMAN or use code HYMAN at checkout. 


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need. Get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up and any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Katherine’s realization that our political system is not broken, it’s working exactly as it was designed to work (8:46)


  • The disconnection between elected officials acting in the public interest and getting elected (or re-elected) (13:33)


  • How party primaries keep us from seeing results in Congress (15:28)


  • How Democrats and Republicans effectively work together to rig the rules of the game and prevent new competition from entering our political industrial complex (21:49)


  • Why increasing the power of the vote would be more impactful than reducing money in politics (24:30)


  • Getting new competition into our political industrial system (27:34)


  • Changing our voting rules to empower voters and get more results in Congress (34:17)


  • How “Final Five Voting” can fix our troubled political system (45:53)


  • Why The Hastert Rule is problematic (53:52)


  • Creating incentives for elected officials to change the rules of Congress to get more done (58:01)


Learn more and order your copy of “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy” at gehlporter.com


Find Katherine online at katherinegehl.com and follow her on Facebook @KatherineMGehl and on Twitter @katherinegehl



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Jun 24, 2020
Treating The Underlying Causes Of High Blood Pressure with Dr. George Papanicolaou
37:04

Treating The Underlying Causes Of High Blood Pressure with Dr. George Papanicolaou | This episode is brought to you by AirDoctor


Almost a quarter of the worldwide adult population has high blood pressure or hypertension. An additional third of American adults have what is called a pre-hypertensive condition. Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and can lead to kidney failure, stroke, dementia, and more. Conventional medicine typically treats hypertension with medications which is generally effective in reducing risk of these complications. However, these medications frequently come with unintended side effects. Functional Medicine, on the other hand, seeks to get to and treat the root cause of whatever is causing hypertension.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papanicolaou to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating high blood pressure. They discuss how things like diet, sleep apnea, insulin resistance, and more are often the driving forces of hypertension.


George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Practitioner. Upon graduation from his residency he joined the Indian Health Service. He worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility where he served as the Outpatient Department Coordinator. In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He practiced with a philosophy centered on personal relationships and treating the whole person, not just not the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive this kind of personal care Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health – a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:


  • What’s is considered normal blood pressure and why this metric is constantly changing


  • Why high blood pressure is so dangerous


  • The traditional medicine vs Functional Medicine approach to treating high blood pressure


  • Why blood pressure needs to be treated


  • How to get an effective blood pressure measurement


  • Major causes of hypertension including insulin resistance, sleep apnea, low magnesium, low Omega-3 fats, and environmental causes


  • Is salt an issue for high blood pressure?


  • The connection between gut issues and high blood pressure


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc 


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


Additional resources:


Natural Remedies for Healthy Blood Pressure

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/04/12/natural-remedies-for-healthy-blood-pressure/


5 Strategies for Better Sleep

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/19/5-strategies-for-better-sleep-2/


Magical Magnesium

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/11/magic-magnesium/


A Functional Medicine Approach to Obesity: 10 Ways to Lose Weight & Keep It Off

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/04/03/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-obesity-10-ways-to-lose-weight-keep-it-off/


10-Day Rest

GetFarmacy.com


Should We All Avoid Gluten

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/09/26/podcast-ep20/


8 Simple Hacks for a Better Night’s Sleep

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/04/13/8-simple-hacks-for-a-better-nights-sleep/


Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/20/magnesium-the-most-powerful-relaxation-mineral-available/



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Jun 22, 2020
How To Live In Flow-Motion
11:42

Many of us live in a constant state of low-grade dissatisfaction that we don’t need or deserve. Yet there are tools waiting within all of us that can connect us to our purpose—and show us how to share our unique gifts with the world. In his conversations with Reverend Michael Beckwith and Dr. Andrea Pennington, Dr. Hyman explores how we can connect to our highest selves through simple practices, even in the face of relentlessly hostile messages from society.


Reverend Michael Beckwith is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community headquartered in Los Angeles, comprised of thousands of local members and global live streamers. In 2012, Rev. Michael Beckwith addressed the UN General Assembly during its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. As co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought, he hosts conferences featuring harbingers of world peace including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and had the distinguished honor of presenting Nelson Mandela with the Gandhi King Award. Dr. Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process™.


Dr. Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, and #1 international bestselling author. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Washington University School of Medicine, trained at Georgetown University Hospital, and received certification in Age Management Medicine with the Cenegenics Medical Institute. Her extensive study of medical nutrition, positive psychology, and neuroscience-inspired biohacking led her to create a holistic media platform, In8Vitality, to teach people how to blend ancient wisdom and modern science for enhanced vitality and life mastery. In Andrea’s latest book, The Real Self Love Handbook, she explores her personal journey from depression to real self-love and how The Cornerstone Process, a 5-step self-discovery framework, is setting people free from the drama of past trauma.


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full conversation with Reverend Michael Beckwith at

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/RevMichaelBeckwith


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington at https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrAndreaPennington



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Jun 19, 2020
Why We Have To Face Death To Be Fully Alive with Lauren Zander
54:43

Why We Have To Face Death To Be Fully Alive with Lauren Zander | This episode is brought to you by AquaTru and chili



We could all use a little help figuring out life sometimes. Or even a lot of help! And when we are willing to ask for it and also ask ourselves some tough questions, we can live more deeply, openly, and joyfully. One of the big parts of digging into things that make us unhappy is thinking about the ultimate “Why?” And it really comes down to making the most of this precious life because we know death is coming eventually. This can be a scary topic, but it doesn’t have to be. In facing the idea of death myself and enlisting the help of a life coach, I’ve become happier, healthier, and more successful without fear of what comes next. 


Today I’m excited to talk to my best friend and life coach, Lauren Zander, on The Doctor’s Farmacy. Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group®, an executive life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in over 50 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also the creator of Inner.U: Learn to Human BetterⓇ , the online coaching course that teaches the entirety of The Handel Method, which has been used by dozens of celebrities, CEOs, and entrepreneurs since 2004, and she is the author of Maybe It’s You, a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there. 


This episode is brought to you by AquaTru and chili.


We need clean water and clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AquaTru and AirDoctor to offer you the AquaTru Water Purification System and AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


One of the easiest and most effective ways to get better sleep every single night is through temperature regulation, which is why I was so relieved to discover the transformative products from chili. The chiliPAD and OOLER system are two really cool gadgets that fit over the top of your mattress and use water to control the temperature of your bed—which helps lower your internal temperature and trigger deep relaxing sleep. Right now chili is offering my audience a really great deal. Get 25% off the chiliPAD with code hyman25 or 15% off OOLER with code hyman15, just go to chilitechnology.com/drhyman.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The twelve areas of life that Lauren typically works with clients on (5:12)


  • How facing death makes you face life better (7:44)


  • My fascination with death as a college student and my experience as a hospice worker (9:41)


  • Coaching Lauren did with a dying mother and her adult son (12:32)


  • Lauren’s tool of having clients write parent letters (16:56)


  • Dealing with feelings of helplessness and hopelessness in response to the circumstances of 2020 (31:06)


  • Building a life you love when your dreams and visions have been disrupted (37:18)


  • Work I’ve been doing with Lauren around my sleep issues (40:59)


  • Changing your life by working with your mind (44:44)


  • Lauren’s online coaching course, Inner.U (45:12)


Sign up for Inner.U LIFE for just $325 (regular price $650) at https://www.handelgroup.com/markhyman/ and use the code HYMAN75 at checkout.


Talk to a human and see if Handel Group coaching options are right for you at https://bit.ly/0604FARM-con


Find the Handel Group online at HGLife.Coach and follow them on Facebook @HGLifeCoaching and on Instagram @handelgroup




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Jun 17, 2020
Do We Really Want To Get Back To Normal? with John Grossenbacher
55:15

“I can’t breathe” has become a powerful phrase to symbolize the problem of systemic racism and unchecked prejudiced violence in our country. It’s also a powerful metaphor for the weight of how people feel when it comes to the social, economic, and healthcare inequalities that continue to thrive. And in the age of COVID-19, we keep hearing people say they can’t wait to get back to normal. But if this is what normal has looked like, do we really want it? It’s time for us to get more involved than ever before to create a new normal that includes social justice, civil rights, and compassion.


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talked with John Grossenbacher about how to begin this reimagining of America and so much more. John is a Navy veteran, was the Captain of a nuclear attack submarine, and rose to be a Vice Admiral and Commander of the US Submarine Forces. Following the Navy, John became the Director of the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL). INL is a sprawling industrial-scale research facility that covers 900 square miles and employs 4,000 people. There he led science and engineering research in energy, environmental, national, and homeland security fields. He also advised Governors, Senators, Congressmen, state, and local leaders in the region and Canada on energy, environmental, and homeland security matters.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Saving the idea of America (3:08)


  • Monopolization of wealth and industry in America (5:29)


  • Managing our way out of the coronavirus pandemic with competence and compassion (8:37)


  • Reforming America’s broken systems (12:26)


  • They mythology of America and the American dream (16:28)


  • Creating a culture of values (22:55)


  • The impact of technology on our lives (25:39)


  • Do we really want to get back to normal? (28:48)


  • Reforming the food system and why you can’t separate the food system from politics (32:13)


  • Learning from history and science, and John’s book recommendations include, “American Gospel” by John Meacham, “Thinking in Systems” by Donella H. Meadows, and “Trust” by Francis Fukuyama (48:53)




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Jun 15, 2020
Addressing The Underlying Causes Of Infertility with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
35:46

Addressing The Underlying Causes Of Infertility with Dr. Elizabeth Boham | This episode is sponsored by Inner.U


About 10% of women of reproductive age are struggling with infertility and that number is on the rise. Individuals struggling with infertility can often feel hopeless. And while there is no across the board explanation for what causes infertility, by looking at the underlying issues that may be factoring in, it can often be reversed. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating infertility. They discuss specific patient cases and share why it is important to consider a wide range of factors including toxin exposure, nutritional deficiencies, stress management, and more.  


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Why infertility may be on the rise


  • The difference between the traditional and Functional Medicine approach to infertility


  • Reasons why people may struggle with infertility including diet, toxin exposure, nutritional deficiencies, stress management, exercise, sleep, and more


  • What your waist to hip ratio and body composition can tell you


  • How insulin and thyroid issues can affect fertility


  • Celiac disease and nutrient deficiencies


  • The importance of good prenatal vitamins with folate


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc 


When you sign up for Inner.U LIFE , you get a lifetime subscription to the program, 1 free session with an Handel Group Certified Coach, and access to Inner.University, with a 6-week coaching Masterclass to kick start your journey in the program. You can now get Inner.U Life for half off using code HYMAN75. Just visit https://www.handelgroup.com/markhyman to get Inner.U Life for only $325. The next Masterclass kicks off on July 1.


Additional resources:


Is An Underactive Thyroid To Blame For Your Mysterious Symptoms? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham


The Underlying Causes and Solutions for Women’s Hormonal Balances with Dr. Elizabeth Boham


Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/05/claras-case-study-overcoming-infertility/


A Functional Medicine Approach to Infertility

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-infertility/


Supporting the Thyroid: Food as Medicine

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/03/15/supporting-thyroid-food-medicine/


Stop Drinking Your Calories

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/03/05/stop-drinking-calories/


7 Strategies to Reverse Infertility

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/10/14/7-strategies-to-reverse-infertility/


Food, Fat, and Infertility

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/06/05/food-fat-infertility/




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Jun 12, 2020
Meat That Is Good For You And The Planet with Fred Provenza
1:31:38

Meat That Is Good For You And The Planet with Fred Provenza | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Joovv, and chili


Eating a variety of phytonutrients is a powerful way to support optimal health, from things like colorful fruits and veggies. Another really cool side of phytonutrients is the impact they have on making animals healthier, too. In fact, animals who graze on a diverse variety of pasture, with lots of different kinds of wild plants, get an incredible array of phytonutrients. They will even intuitively mix and match their nutritional needs to what plants are available, making sure they get the right balance of vitamins and minerals. Animals who’ve been able to graze like this provide much healthier meat that passes more nutritional benefits along to us. Plus they get to live happier, more natural lives! Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk to Fred Provenza about the amazing world of phytochemicals and what they can do for animals and our own bodies. 


Fred grew up in Salida, Colorado, working on a ranch and attending school in Wildlife

Biology at Colorado State University. He is professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the

Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University where he worked for 35 years,

directing an award-winning research group that pioneered an understanding of how learning

influences foraging behavior and how behavior slinks soil, plants, herbivores, and humans.

He is the author of three books, including Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About

Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom; Foraging Behavior: Managing to Survive in a World of

Change; and The Art & Science of Shepherding: Tapping the Wisdom of French Herders (co-authored with Michel Meuret). He has also published over 300 research papers in a wide variety of scientific journals.


This episode was sponsored by Thrive Market, Joovv, and chili.


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need. Get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up and any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


I recently discovered Joovv, a red light therapy device. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin. It actually helps your cells produce collagen so it improves skin tone and complexion, diminishes signs of aging like wrinkles, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. Check out the Joovv products at joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY at checkout.


One of the easiest and most effective ways to get better sleep every single night is through temperature regulation, which is why I was so relieved to discover the transformative products from Chili. The chiliPAD and OOLER system are two really cool gadgets that fit over the top of your mattress and use water to control the temperature of your bed—which helps lower your internal temperature and trigger deep relaxing sleep. Right now chili is offering my audience a really great deal. Get 25% off the chiliPAD with code hyman25 or 15% off OOLER with code hyman15, just go to chilitechnology.com/drhyman


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Fred started thinking about the relationship between phytochemicals, plant diversity, and animal health (8:08)


  • Nutrient deficiencies in animals and in humans that have resulted from industrial agriculture and mono diets (13:32)


  • How animals naturally meet their nutritional requirements by eating a diversity of plants (17:58)


  • How palatability illustrates our innate nutritional wisdom, and the innate nutritional wisdom of animals (23:40)


  • What animals in feedlots are fed (30:50)


  • The four reasons why food quality has declined from our modern agricultural practices (34:10)


  • Is eating grass-fed meat better for our health, and is all grass-fed meat created equal? (41:39)


  • Would it be better for the environment if humans stopped eating meat altogether? (52:43)


  • Are we eating too much meat? (1:05:58)


  • What you eat with meat, and spices may influence the effects of meat on our health (1:11:45)


  • Flavor is developed in utero and early in life (1:19:02)


Get Fred’s book, Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom via Chelsea Green here, at Barnes & Noble here, and via Amazon here


Find Fred’s paper, “Is Grassfed Meat and Dairy Better for Human and Environmental Health?” here



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Jun 10, 2020
Why We Suffer And How Not To with Robert Thurman
1:19:11

Before I became a doctor, I actually studied Buddhism. I wanted to understand the root of human suffering, and through that understand the way to creating happiness. I realized that by becoming a doctor, I could help people alleviate suffering in multiple ways. Better yet, through Functional Medicine, I could get to the root cause of why the body is struggling and correct it from the ground up. My interest in Buddhism was sparked when my sister took me, at just 15 years old, to a lecture by Professor Robert Thurman, the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism. My life has never been the same, and I was thrilled to sit down and tell him that on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy


Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University; President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization; and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, a non-profit affiliated with the Center for Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and dedicated to the publication of translations of important artistic and scientific treatises from the Tibetan Tengyur. Time chose Professor Thurman as one of its 25 most influential Americans in 1997, describing him as a “larger than life scholar-activist destined to convey the Dharma, the precious teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, from Asia to America.”


*For context this interview was recorded in April 2020


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Robert’s description of “Buddhism in a nutshell” (11:04)


  • The first Noble Truth (or fact) of Buddhism: Recognizing that we suffer (15:30)


  • The second Noble Truth (or fact) of Buddhism: Misunderstanding that our reality causes suffering (20:13)


  • The third Noble Truth (or fact) of Buddhism: Freedom from suffering (22:44)


  • The fourth Noble Truth (or fact) of Buddhism: The 8-fold path of education, or training (26:24)


  • Using Buddhism as a lens for dealing with COVID-19 and all the resulting suffering (31:02)


  • Changing our relationship to fear through empathy (37:37)


  • Robert’s experience as a young man, traveling to India, and meeting the Dalai Lama (42:16)


  • Robert’s psychedelic experience and how psychedelics be used to treat and educate (45:21)


  • Book recommendations to go inward, and learn more about Buddhist thought and the environmental movement (59:02)


Learn more about Robert Thurman at https://bobthurman.com/


Follow Robert on Facebook @Robert.A.F.Thurman and on Twitter @bobthurman


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Jun 08, 2020
Prolozone and Nutritional Therapy for Osteoarthritis with Dr. George Papanicolaou
28:59

Prolozone and Nutritional Therapy for Osteoarthritis with Dr. George Papanicolaou | This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor


Millions of Americans suffer from chronic joint pain, most commonly in the knee, due to osteoarthritis. Conventional medicine typically treats the symptoms of osteoarthritis but does not necessarily do anything to reverse it. Functional Medicine approaches these issues differently, treating and reversing chronic inflammation through lifestyle, diet, botanicals, targeted supplements, and more—including more “out of the box” therapies like ozone and prolozone.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with his colleague, Dr. George Papanicolaou, to discuss their experiences treating chronic joint pain in patients with nutritional and prolozone therapy.


George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Practitioner. Upon graduation from his residency he joined the Indian Health Service. He worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility where he served as the Outpatient Department Coordinator. In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He practiced with a philosophy centered on personal relationships and treating the whole person, not just not the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive this kind of personal care Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health – a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center in 2017. 


In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:


  • Traditional therapies for arthritis and joint pain


  • Why obesity is a risk factor for arthritis


  • Microbiome of the gut can be found in the knee


  • Using an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle interventions to treat osteoarthritis


  • Why going gluten and dairy free, along with eliminating sugar, can improve joint pain


  • How physical therapy can improve osteoarthritis


  • How ozone and prolozone therapy works, and how it is used to treat arthritis, and how many treatments are typically needed


  • Dr. Hyman’s personal experience with ozone treatment


  • Supporting healing with nutrients 


  • How prolozone can rebuild cartilage 


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


Additional Resources:


Dr. George Papanicolaou | Medical Specializations

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/11/19/dr-george-papanicolaou-medical-specializtions/


Nature’s Ibuprofen: Inflammation Pain Relief from Within!

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2015/02/09/natures-ibuprofen-inflammation-pain-relief/


Conquering Arthritis Naturally

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/12/01/conquering-arthritis-naturally/


How Traumatic Stress Fuels the Flame of Gut Issues (and Arthritis)

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/10/03/traumatic-stress-fuels-flame-gut-issues-arthritis/


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset

https://getfarmacy.com



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Jun 05, 2020
Speaking Up About The Things That Matter: Hidden Forms of Racism
12:20

Like most of you, I’m feeling the heaviness of our national news. The injustice we continue to be reminded of through violent, devastating acts needs to stop. We cannot tolerate a system that ignores equality and deems it acceptable to ignore a human plea for air, for life. On April 4, 2018, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, I was honored to be asked to speak at Riverside Church in Harlem. 


The day was focused on MLK Jr.’s fight for civil rights and social justice for minorities and the poor. Today, in lieu of airing our previously planned episode, I am instead sharing that talk I gave at Riverside Church just over two years ago, as an acknowledgment of the targeting of Black lives in our society and the need for systemic change to protect Black health and Black lives.


Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” We can no longer be silent about this.





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Jun 03, 2020
The Science Of Creating Happiness with Laurie Santos
1:00:56

Over 40% of college students report feeling too depressed to function on a daily basis. Over 60% are overwhelmingly anxious. This was not always the case. COVID-19 aside, what is it about our modern times that is leading to stress instead of joy? One of my observations is that we’re meant to be human beings, not humans doing, yet we’re constantly just trying to get things done, to accumulate more possessions, to achieve power and success. But we can reframe our perspective of what matters and focus more on simply being—on sitting, listening, noticing—to improve our happiness and satisfaction in life. Today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Laurie Santos, is the perfect person to talk to about actively working on increasing our happiness. 


Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology and the Head of Silliman College at Yale University, as well as the host of the critically acclaimed podcast The Happiness Lab. After observing a disturbing level of unhappiness and anxiety among her students, she began teaching a course entitled "Psychology and the Good Life," which quickly became the most popular course in Yale's history and has also reached almost 2 million people from all over the world online. Although she’s now best known as a "happiness expert,” Santos's research explores the much broader question of "What makes the human mind unique?" and often includes comparing the cognitive capacities of non-human animals to humans.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • When Laurie began to notice the mental health crisis among her students (2:18)


  • How we are misguided about what will make us happy by our culture and our intuition (5:32)


  • The happiest countries in the world and one likely reason why the United States doesn’t make the list (9:09)


  • How happiness is created through gratitude practices and serving others (12:17)


  • Using social media and our technological devices more productively (22:49)


  • Hacking your stress through your breath, diet, and more (40:24)


  • Exercise your compassion muscle and fight compassion fatigue through metta, or loving kindness meditation (44:34)


  • Creating new habits and rituals to build happiness (50:43)


  • Ways in which the coronavirus pandemic is changing and affecting us (55:08)


  • Post-traumatic growth (58:00)


Check out Laurie’s podcast, The Happiness Lab at https://www.happinesslab.fm/ and follow her on Twitter @lauriesantos



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Jun 01, 2020
Treating Acne From The Inside Out with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
39:15

Treating Acne From The Inside Out with Dr. Elizabeth Boham | This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor


Acne is the #1 skin condition in the United States, affecting not just millions of teenagers but an increasing number of adults as well. We spend over a billion dollars for prescriptions and over-the-counter (OTC) products to cure acne, yet at best these are short-term solutions. Conventional medicine deals with symptoms, so their solutions for acne include lathering on potions and lotions, and taking antibiotics or strong liver-damaging medications. Functional Medicine, on the other hand, addresses the problem’s root cause. From this lens, we can understand that numerous factors contribute to acne, including nutritional status, stress, toxicity, inflammation and hormonal and gut imbalances.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating acne and other skin issues.


Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine as part of my team at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their wellness goals. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well, a topic she is passionate about as a breast cancer survivor.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Why what you’re eating is so much more important than what you put on your skin


  • How topical skin treatments can work in short term but cause issues in the long term 


  • Foods that can commonly cause acne, including sugar, starch, dairy, and processed foods


  • How sugar affects our microbiome and immune system


  • How Dr. Boham treated two patients with acne 


  • The gut-skin connection


  • Nutrients that are really important for skin to turn over, including vitamin A and zinc


  • How toxins such as pesticides and BPA can affect skin and overall health

 

  • Supporting your detoxification system through diet, hydration, sweat, and more


For more information, visit drhyman.com/uwc


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


Additional resources:


“Got Acne? What You Put IN Your Body is More Important Than What You Put on Your Skin”

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/08/01/got-acne-what-you-put-in-your-body-is-more-important-than-what-you-put-on-your-skin/


“Inner Glow”

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/07/17/inner-glow/


“Hormones and Neurotransmitters”

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-3-hormones-and-neurotransmitters/


“Gut and Digestive Health”

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-4-gut-digestive-health/


“Detoxification”

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-5-detoxification/


“Energy, Mitochondria and Oxidative Stress”

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-6-energy-mitochondria-oxidative-stress/


“Clean Beauty”

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/04/25/clean-beauty/


“Why Is Sugar So Hard To Kick”

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/08/15/why-is-sugar-so-hard-to-kick/


“Essential Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/19/glutathione-the-mother-of-all-antioxidants/


“Defeating Acne, Quick Meal Prep, and How to Gain Weight on a Low Carb Diet”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/04/17/defeating-acne-quick-meal-prep-gain-weight-low-carb-diet/


“10 Simple Strategies to Eliminate Acne”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/11/04/10-simple-strategies-to-eliminate-acne/


“Do Milk and Sugar Cause Acne”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2011/02/11/do-milk-and-sugar-cause-acne/


“How to Feed the Gut”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/04/13/how-to-feed-your-gut/


“Get These Toxins Out of Your House:

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/07/25/get-these-toxins-out-of-your-house/


“Enhance Detoxification”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/08/30/the-ultramind-solution-key-5-enhance-detoxification/


“EWG’s 5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic BPA”

https://www.ewg.org/news-and-analysis/2018/02/5-ways-reduce-your-exposure-toxic-bpa



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May 29, 2020
Is Your Food Grown by Oppressed Farmworkers? with Kerry Kennedy
1:01:24

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Social injustice is all around us. With the age of COVID-19, we see it in the higher rates of illness in our most underserved communities. On a larger, everyday scale we see it in the exploitation of farmworkers we all rely on to produce our food. Of course, these are only two examples of many human rights issues that we all should be thinking about. We often make a mistake in thinking we’re too insignificant to help. We’re not politicians, lobbyists, philanthropists, so what could we possibly do? The answer is a lot—with each small step of activism we take, we send positive ripples out into our communities and the rest of the world. I was so excited to sit down with my good friend Kerry Kennedy to talk about human rights activism and how her family has historically been a part of producing positive social change. 


Kerry is the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Since 1981, she has worked on diverse human rights issues including child labor, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, impunity, women's rights, and the environment. Kerry is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Being Catholic Now, Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope, and Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World. Kerry founded RFK Compass, which convenes biannual meetings of institutional investors who collectively control $5 to $7 trillion in assets to address the impact of human rights violations on investment outcomes. She serves on the boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Human Rights First, Ethics in Action, SDG USA, Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa, Health eVillages, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, Nizami Ganjavi International Center as well as several public companies. 


This episode was sponsored by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Theragun.


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need. Get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up and any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


I use Athletic Greens in the morning as part of my daily routine. It’s really one supplement that covers so many bases and you’d be hard-pressed to find something else this comprehensive in one place. Right now Athletic Greens is offering my audience their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to get your free bottle of Vitamin D3 and K2 with your first purchase. 


The Theragun is a percussive handheld therapy tool that I can use at home on myself or you can use it on a partner. There are a variety of devices to choose from and multiple head attachments to get different kinds of targeted muscle treatments. The Gen Four series, with an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and plenty of power for deep relaxation start at just $199. Just go to theragun.com/Hyman to get your Theragun today.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s social justice work and how it influenced Kerry’s human rights work (7:06)


  • Exploitation of food and farm workers in the U.S. and New York state (17:51)


  • How Black people were intentionally excluded from the Fair Labor legislation passed by President Roosevelt (23:34)


  • The importance of allowing collective bargaining among farm workers (26:10)


  • The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ work preventing exploitation of farm workers and how their model is being replicated around the world (30:15)


  • The Fair Food Program and how it’s different from most social responsibility compacts (36:59)


  • Health, economic, and human rights inequities in the United States (40:24)


  • The silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic (43:27)


  • RFK’s moral imagination, his role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the speech he gave on the night of MLK Jr.’s assassination (48:56)


  • Social emotional learning (57:58)


Learn more about Kerry’s work at RFK Human Rights at https://rfkhumanrights.org/ and follow her on Facebook @KerryKennedyRFK and on Twitter @KerryKennedyRFK




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May 27, 2020
How Food Policy Impacts Your Health with Senator Bill Frist, MD
1:09:20

Maintaining good health is front and center in most of our minds right now, and for good reason. As we take in the latest news on COVID-19 each day, it’s the perfect time to take a deeper look at why some of us are more susceptible to this virus. How can we collectively improve our immunity to combat this pandemic more successfully? How can we protect ourselves in the future? There are many ways. And you won’t be surprised that food and the policies that influence our food system are a huge piece of that puzzle. 


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I talk with Senator Bill Frist, a politician, doctor, farmer, author, and much more. Senator Frist is a heart and lung transplant surgeon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate for 12 years and was elected Majority Leader in 2003. He led passage of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the historic PEPFAR HIV/AIDS legislation that has saved millions of lives worldwide.  As the founder and director of the Vanderbilt Multi-Organ Transplant Center, he performed over 150 heart and lung transplants, authored over 100 peer-reviewed medical articles, and published seven books on topics such as bioterrorism, transplantation, and leadership. 


Throughout this episode, we discuss how a lack of appreciation for data and science among policymakers is affecting how we handle COVID-19, as well as healthcare in general.


*For context, this interview was recorded on May 1, 2020.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Lack of appreciation for data and science among policymakers, as it relates to COVID-19 and healthcare in general (4:35)


  • Is there an opportunity to improve our food system through policy at this moment in time? (7:28)


  • Health and economic benefits of providing medically tailored meals to people with chronic disease (11:03)


  • Food industry lobbying in Congress (15:44)


  • Reforming our national food stamp and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (22:06)


  • How policy moves from an idea to implementation, and why language and storytelling are critical to this process (26:03)


  • Training COVID-19 contract tracers to be community health workers (41:24)


  • Addressing challenges around the way we grow food and our commodity crop food system (52:13)


  • Our health and its effect on our national security (1:01:35)


Find Sen. Frist online at http://billfrist.com/ and follow him on Facebook @SenatorBillFrist and on Twitter @bfrist


Subscribe to Sen Frist’s podcast, A Second Opinion, at https://bit.ly/aso-podcast 



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May 25, 2020
How To Recover From Chronic Lyme And Tick Diseases with Dr. Todd LePine
52:55

Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases often go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. This is partially because Lyme mimics other illnesses such as the flu, manifesting as diverse symptoms including headaches, muscle aches, stomach ulcers, constipation, and joint pain, making diagnosing and treating Lyme very difficult. Left unchecked, Lyme symptoms can worsen, creating a long-running inflammatory response and autoimmune illness. Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which can proliferate to every area in your body. The good news is that with some work and effort, you can successfully treat Lyme disease.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to identifying and treating chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.


Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.  Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years.  Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body.  His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at   American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging  Medicine (A4M).  Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory.  He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:


  • Why conventional medicine doesn’t acknowledge chronic Lyme disease


  • Why chronic Lyme and other tick-borne illness can present, or exist along with, conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue system, autoimmune issues, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia, multiple sclerosis, SIBO and other gut issues, depression, and more


  • What syphilis can teach us about Lyme and other tick-borne illness


  • Conventional vs Functional Medicine testing, identification, and treatment for Lyme


  • Using botanicals, herbs, sauna, and sunshine exposure to treat Lyme


  • Can you get rid of Lyme?


  • Off-the-grid therapies for Lyme including stem cells, exosomes, hyperbaric oxygen, hyperthermia, ozone therapy, and peptides 


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


“7 Strategies To Tackle Lyme Disease”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/10/09/7-strategies-to-tackle-lyme-disease/


“Getting to the Root Cause of MS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/05/08/getting-root-cause-ms-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/


“The Myth of Diagnosis”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/05/04/the-myth-of-diagnosis/


“Innovative Treatments for Chronic Disease Not Available in the US”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/12/12/podcast-ep31/


“My Journey to Functional Medicine”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/03/20/my-journey-to-functional-medicine/




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May 22, 2020
Do You Have To Eat A Ketogenic Diet All Of The Time To Get Its Benefits? with Mark Sisson
1:04:26

The ketogenic diet has gained a lot of popularity in the past couple of years. If you’re not quite sure what it is, why it could be beneficial, or you’re well-acquainted with it and just want to learn more, this episode is for you. The ketogenic diet, or keto as it’s called, is a high-fat low carbohydrate diet. While some people take this to mean loads of conventionally raised meat and dairy, the true (and beneficial version) means lots of beneficial fats from things like avocados, nuts and seeds, and coconut; high-quality protein from clean sources like grass-fed meat and pasture-raised eggs; and plenty of non-starchy vegetables. 


To hash out more of the details about keto and how it can support good health, I was excited to talk with my friend and one of the leading voices in the Paleo/Primal and keto movements, Mark Sisson. Mark is the founder of the popular daily health blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint.


This episode is sponsored by Joovv, chili, and my Sleep Master Class.


I recently discovered Joovv, a red light therapy device. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin. It actually helps your cells produce collagen so it improves skin tone and complexion, diminishes signs of aging like wrinkles, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. Check out the Joovv products at joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY at checkout.


One of the easiest and most effective ways to get better sleep every single night is through temperature regulation, which is why I was so relieved to discover the transformative products from Chili. The chiliPAD and OOLER system are two really cool gadgets that fit over the top of your mattress and use water to control the temperature of your bed - which helps lower your internal temperature and trigger deep relaxing sleep. Right now chili is offering my audience a really great deal. Get 25% off the chiliPAD with code hyman25 or 15% off OOLER with code hyman15, just go to chilitechnology.com/drhyman


In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why I have created my first ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. To learn more about the Sleep Master Class, head over to drhyman.com/sleep


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Mark’s wake-up call to change how he ate and exercised at 28 years old (5:42)


  • Tenets of the Primal Blueprint (13:50)


  • Reversing the aging process through metabolic flexibility (19:36)


  • What is a ketogenic diet? (24:37)


  • How long does it take to adapt to the ketogenic diet and why do people get the “keto flu”? (33:15)


  • Can you eat too much on the ketogenic diet? (35:53)


  • The way to know if you’re doing a ketogenic diet properly (39:28)


  • Weightlifting and the importance of muscle, especially as you age (41:12)


  • Why burning fat is better than burning sugar for longevity (44:21)


  • Do you have to be “keto” all of the time to get the benefits of a ketogenic diet? (53:02)


Find Mark online at www.marksdailyapple.com and follow him on Facebook @marksdailyapple, on Instagram @marksdailyapple, and on Twitter @Mark_Sisson


Get Mark’s latest book Keto for Life at http://www.ketoreset.com/forlife/



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May 20, 2020
How COVID-19 Shines A Light On Our Broken Food System with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian
1:06:18

Only 12% of us in the US are metabolically healthy—it’s pretty alarming when the healthy population is the minority. And in the age of COVID-19, it’s important to recognize that those with a chronic disease are at an exponentially higher risk of hospitalization than someone who is metabolically healthy. If we as a population were healthier (think less obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc.), the evidence supports that we’d be faring much better throughout this pandemic. Of course, a major driver of chronic diseases and the risks they create is our food system. We can’t expect to be a resilient population if we aren’t feeding our bodies real food with real nutrients we can use to function optimally. 


To dig into this topic further, I was excited to sit down with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, Dean and Jean Mayer Professor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School. As one of the top nutrition institutions in the world, the Friedman School’s mission is to produce trusted science, future leaders, and real-world impact. Dr. Mozaffarian has authored more than 400 scientific publications on dietary priorities for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and on evidence-based policy approaches to reduce these burdens in the US and globally. He has served in numerous advisory roles including for the US and Canadian governments and, in 2016, Thomson Reuters named him as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.


For context, this interview was conducted on April 30, 2020.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Three ways COVID-19 influences food and nutrition, and visa versa (3:28)


  • How our national health and economic outcomes from COVID-19 might be different were we a metabolically healthy society (7:37)


  • We can improve our metabolic health in real time (9:53)


  • Micronutrients and their potential for preventing and reducing COVID-19 severity (11:32)


  • Strategies to address our chronic disease pandemic and problems with our food system (28:41)


  • How obesity is affecting our military and national security (33:23)


  • Why we need a coordinated national organizing office around food and nutrition policy (48:18)


  • Functional Medicine for our food system (54:55)


  • Obstacles to changing and improving our food system (56:12)


  • Educating policymakers through strategic collaboration among stakeholders (1:00:30)


Find the “Report of the 50th Anniversary of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health: Honoring the Past, Taking Actions for our Future” at https://sites.tufts.edu/foodnutritionandhealth2019/


Follow Dr. Mozaffarian on Twitter @Dmozaffarian.




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May 18, 2020
Why You Keep Getting Sinus Infections, Colds, Urinary Tract Infections, And Other Recurrent Infections with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
38:56

Many of us wonder why we keep getting sick and repeatedly suffer from recurrent infections—whether it be sinus infections, ear infections, urinary tract infections, cold and flu, or a range of other infections. While conventional medicine typically treats these infections with antibiotics, Functional Medicine digs deeper to determine the cause of the infection and what can be done to eliminate it.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to breaking the cycle of recurrent infections and how to make ourselves more immune resilient. 


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Strengthening our immune system to break the cycle of recurrent infections.


  • COVID-19.


  • How antibiotics can disrupt the balance of bugs in our microbiome, affecting the immune system, and leading to a cycle of infections.


  • A 10-year old patient Dr. Boham treated who was consistently getting sick from cold and flu.


  • Dairy as a common cause of congestion and recurrent ear infections.


  • Boosting the immune system with zinc and vitamin C.


  • How heavy metals, such as lead, interrupt gut function and affect the immune system.


  • Using probiotics and supplements to personalize treatment for recurrent infections.


  • Supporting the detoxification system to improve the immune system.


  • Treating recurrent bladder infections.


  • Common causes of urinary tract infections (UTIs).


  • Breaking the cycle of recurrent bladder infections by drinking a lot of water, urinating frequently, wiping from front to back, wearing cotton underwear, and urinating after sex as well as with probiotics, cranberry, D-mannose, and herbs.


  • Rejuvenating the immune system with sleep, exercise, stress reduction, a whole foods diet, getting off sugar, and eliminating ultra-processed foods.


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc 


Additional Resources: 


“Five Tips for Building a Better Immune System”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/02/08/five-tips-for-building-a-better-immune-system/


“5 Steps to Break the Cycle of Chronic Urinary Tract Infections”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/15/5-steps-to-break-the-cycle-of-chronic-urinary-tract-infections/


“Getting to the Root | Episode 3 | Supporting the Immune System”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/04/23/getting-to-the-root-episode-3-supporting-the-immune-system/


“Top 5 Foods to Support Your Immune System”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/11/12/top-5-foods-to-support-your-immune-system/


“The Wrong Gut Bugs Can Make You Fat and Sick (and How to Fix Them)”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/21/the-wrong-gut-bugs-can-make-you-fat-and-sick-and-how-to-fix-them/


“How To Feed Your Gut”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/04/13/how-to-feed-your-gut/


“Are You Still Consuming Dairy?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/07/27/still-consuming-dairy/


“Stuffy Nose, Headaches, and Honey”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/04/21/stuffy-nose-headaches-honey/


“Heartburn and Candida: What is Your Gut Trying to Tell You?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/04/06/heartburn-candida-gut-trying-tell/


“Here’s the Downside of Antibiotics Your Doctor Might Not Tell You” 

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/01/25/heres-downside-antibiotics-doctor-might-not-tell/


“A Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19/


Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset

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Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset free resource guide 

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May 15, 2020
Why Pizza And Fries Can Be Claimed As Vegetables Through School Lunch Programs with Sam Kass
1:06:23

Food is political, whether we like it or not.  


From the subsidies used to grow the crops that produce our massive amounts of ultra-processed foods, to school lunches, to the meals being served on our own dinner tables and even in the White House, the state of our food system is impacted by policy on an incredible scale. My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy has played a very positive role in trying to impact those policies for the better to make America healthier as a whole. Sam Kass is the former Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition in the Obama administration.


After cooking for the Obamas in Chicago for two years, Sam joined the White House kitchen staff in 2009. During his White House tenure, he took on several additional roles including Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition. As one of the First Lady’s longest-serving advisors, he helped the First Lady create the first major vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden. Currently, Sam is a Partner at Acre Venture Partners. Acre is a venture capital fund investing in the future of food with a mission to improve human and environmental health in the food system. The fund focuses on early-stage, highly disruptive impactful companies in the food system focused on agriculture, supply chain, and consumer. Sam is also the author of Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World.


*For context, this episode was recorded in March 2020.


This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens, Thrive Market, Theragun and Farmacy.


I use Athletic Greens in the morning as part of my daily routine. It’s really one supplement that covers so many bases and you’d be hard-pressed to find something else this comprehensive in one place. Right now Athletic Greens is offering my audience their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to get your free bottle of Vitamin D3 and K2 with your first purchase. 


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need. Get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up and any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


The Theragun is a percussive handheld therapy tool that I can use at home on myself or you can use it on a partner. There are a variety of devices to choose from and multiple head attachments to get different kinds of targeted muscle treatments. The Gen Four series, with an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and plenty of power for deep relaxation start at just $199. Just go to theragun.com/Hyman to get your Theragun today.


Here are more of the details from our interview : 


  • Sam’s experience training as a chef in Vienna and how it led him to think about agriculture and food policy (8:34)


  • How Sam began cooking for the Obama family and his experience working in the White House (12:24)


  • The passage of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act and the challenges around school lunch reform (16:05)


  • How tomato sauce, French fries, and pizza came to be considered vegetables in schools (19:39)


  • The impactfulness of the “Community Eligibility Program” provision in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act which allows schools to serve free breakfast to students (25:24)


  • The current administration’s attempts to roll back standards put into place through the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (31:26)


  • The reason why junk food is more affordable than healthy food (41:07)


  • Why government is not well positioned to change our food system (43:00)


  • Innovation in the food industry (45:00)


  • The negative feedback loop between food production and climate change (48:36)


Check out Sam’s cookbook, “Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World: A Cookbook” here.


Follow Sam on Twitter @chefsamkass and on Instagram @samkassdc



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May 13, 2020
COVID-19: Where Are We Now And Where Do We Go From Here? with Dr. Steven Gordon
55:15

While we can’t be sure what’s in store for us with the future of COVID-19, we can try to learn from the past to tackle this situation in the smartest way possible. That means looking at previous infectious disease epidemics and understanding zoonotic diseases like this one, that are passed from animals to humans, and how they’re different from the other pandemic diseases we’ve been able to eradicate. 


I was excited to connect with Dr. Steven Gordon to dig into these topics deeper, today on The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Gordon is the Chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western University. His clinical interests include infective endocarditis including cardiac electronic implantable device infections as well as opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. He is a Fellow in the American College of Internal Medicine and a Member of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Gordon is the person to talk to when it comes to gaining a better understanding of infectious diseases. He explains some of the unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 and how they will dictate the way we move forward with healthcare and as a society in the coming years. The good news is that Dr. Gordon has a positive outlook about our ability to cope with COVID-19. 


*For context, this episode was conducted on May 1, 2020


Here are more of the details from our interview:


  • Lessons learned from previous infectious disease epidemics (3:11)


  • Unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 and how they will influence our ability to move forward as a society over the next few years (6:12)


  • Evaluating infection rates, antibody testing, and mortality rates (9:39)


  • Do we need widespread testing, and is it even possible? (12:02)


  • Why are some locations affected more than others by coronavirus? (13:53)


  • Treatments for COVID-19, what we’ve tried and what might be coming (18:44)


  • Why a COVID-19 vaccine might not be the magic bullet we’ve been waiting for (22:51)


  • Wearing masks and other culture change for effective COVID-19 prevention (31:18)


  • Dr. Gordon’s coronavirus projections for the next two years (35:33)


  • Can you get COVID-19 more than once? (38:28)


  • How healthcare could improve if 5G and internet were a free utility for all (46:27)




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May 11, 2020
The Real Reasons We Have Trouble Sleeping with Dr. Todd LePine
30:21

Functional Medicine is all about looking at the way our systems function together, rather than focusing on one part of the body at a time. The steps you take to support whole-body health work in the same way. Diet, exercise, stress reduction—they simultaneously affect more than just one aspect of your health—and new research has revealed that choices around these things can have major impacts on our sleep, and how that cycles back to support overall optimal health.


In this episode I sit down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss why so many of us experience issues related to our sleep and what we can do about it.


Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


This episode is sponsored by my Sleep Master Class. In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why I have created my first ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. To learn more about the Sleep Master Class, head over to drhyman.com/sleep


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:


  • The value in asking if you are waking up refreshed


  • How artificial light at night disrupts hormones and sleep


  • The importance of getting exposure to natural light in the morning


  • How side effects from medication, caffeine, alcohol, eating late at night, and environmental toxins can all affect sleep


  • Sleep hygiene routines


  • The link between temperature and sleep


  • Consequences of chronic sleep deprivation


  • Sleep and the immune system


  • EMFs (or electric and magnetic fields) and their effects on our physiology 


  • Additional treatments for sleep issues


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Products mentioned in this episode:


TrueDark https://truedark.com/


Purity Coffee https://puritycoffee.com/


Oura Ring https://ouraring.com/


Chili https://www.chilitechnology.com/


10-Day Reset https://getfarmacy.com/


Additional Resources:


“Your Brain and Immunity: The Fascinating Connection You Need to Nurture”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/04/your-brain-and-immunity-the-fascinating-connection-you-need-to-nurture/


“Magical Magnesium”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/11/magic-magnesium/


“5 Strategies for Better Sleep”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/19/5-strategies-for-better-sleep-2/


“Why is my teenager so tired?: A personal story”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/25/why-is-my-teenager-so-tired-a-personal-story/


“8 Simple Hacks for a Better Night's Sleep”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/04/13/8-simple-hacks-for-a-better-nights-sleep/


“Sleep Heals”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/12/20/sleep-heals/


“Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/07/14/is-coffee-good-or-bad-for-you/


“Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Nighttime Snacking”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/05/15/food-bites-with-dr-hyman-nighttime-snacking/


“Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – What can I do to stay asleep and sleep more deeply?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/02/05/food-bites-dr-hyman-can-stay-asleep-sleep-deeply/


“Is There An Antidote to Stress?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/12/31/podcast-ep87/



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May 08, 2020
How To Upgrade Your Brain And Learn Faster with Jim Kwik
58:33

When’s the last time you remembered a new phone number? This used to be the norm, but now most of us rely on our digital devices for everything from phone numbers to directions and even basic math. This might feel harmless but it’s actually doing our brains a disservice. We’re living in an age of digital dementia, because we don’t have to rely on our brains for the memorization and navigation we used to. But it doesn’t have to be that way—we can retrain ourselves to learn faster, retain information better, and really maximize our time spent learning. The secret is meta-learning, or the science of learning how to learn. 


There’s no better person to dive into this topic than Jim Kiwk, my guest today on The Doctor’s Farmacy. Jim is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. For over two decades he has served as the brain coach to many of the world’s leading C-suite executives and celebrities. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Jim created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true brainpower to learn faster and perform smarter. His recent book, Limitless, provides the keys to accelerated learning and endless potential


This episode is sponsored by my Sleep Master Class and Joovv.


In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep which is why I have created my first ever Masterclass which guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep today. To learn more about the sleep masterclass, head over to drhyman.com/sleep. Sign-up today to watch the first three lessons of the sleep masterclass for free. 


Here are more of the details from our interview (video / audio): 


  • Jim’s brain injury at the age of 5 and how it affected him throughout his childhood education and beyond (8:26)


  • How technology is driving information overload, digital deluge, digital distraction, digital dementia, and digital deduction (12:03)


  • Who we spend time with is who we become (17:10)


  • How we grow is connected to how we learn (19:05)


  • Investment in knowledge pays the most in dividends (20:30)


  • The value of learning how to learn (21:45)


  • The Limitless Model to learn and achieve anything faster; and how mindset, motivation, and method can act as constraints between where you are and where you want to be (24:21)


  • Debunking lies that limit people from speed reading (38:30)


  • How to read a book a week (41:20)


  • Why Jim’s speed reading method works (50:47)


Get a copy of Jim’s book, Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life at https://www.limitlessbook.com/


Find Jim online at https://jimkwik.com and follow him on Facebook @kwiklearning, on Twitter @kwiklearning, and on Instagram @jimkwik




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May 06, 2020
How Diet Is Driving COVID-19 Outcomes with Dr. Aseem Malhotra
1:04:17

As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, we continue to see a pattern in those more at risk. People who aren’t metabolically healthy (think obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension) are much more likely to experience severe complications if they are to get the virus. And to put that in perspective, only 1 in 8 Americans are considered metabolically healthy. That means a lot of us are at risk during this already alarming time. We can start changing that today, though, and create a newfound health baseline while creating a greater level of resilience when it comes to chronic disease and future situations like this. 


The US isn’t the only place dealing with an epidemic of obesity and other metabolic diseases. The UK and other parts of the world are also struggling, thanks to the spread of the ultra-processed food and a sedentary lifestyle. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by Dr. Aseem Malhotra to talk about the impact COVID-19 is having on the UK, the risks that metabolic diseases pose with the virus, and much more. Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a founding member of Action on Sugar and was the lead campaigner highlighting the harm caused by excess sugar consumption in the United Kingdom, particularly its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. His first book, co-authored with Donal O' Neill, The Pioppi Diet, has become an international bestseller.


*For context, this episode was recorded on April 24, 2020


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Metabolic disease, excess body fat, and chronic inflammation lead to worse outcomes from COVID-19, as well as from the flu (5:13)


  • Dr. Aseem’s personal experience with belly fat and excessive sugar intake (13:53)


  • Five markers to assess metabolic health (17:49)


  • Risks associated with sarcopenic obesity and loss of muscle mass, especially among older people (21:30)


  • Health disparities and COVID-19 outcomes (25:24)


  • Why the idea of personal responsibility is fundamentally flawed when it comes to our current food environment, including the food environment in hospitals (27:51)


  • The role of public health interventions in improving life expectancy (34:11)


  • What is ultra processed food? (40:56)


  • Dr.  Malhotra’s diet recommendations for combating inflammation and preventing insulin resistance (43:30)



Learn more about Dr. Aseem Malhotra at http://doctoraseem.com/. Follow him on Facebook @aseem.malhotra.98, on Instagram @lifestylemedicinedoctor, and on Twitter @draseemmalhotra.



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May 04, 2020
Is Anxiety All in Your Head, Or Is It In Your Body? with Dr. George Papanicolaou
55:09

The body and brain are one interconnected system, which means you can’t treat anxiety effectively by using only drugs or psychotherapy. You need to treat the body, because the body and brain are one interconnected system. Unfortunately, conventional medicine plays the name and blame game. It says, you are “anxious;” you need an “anti-anxiety” medication. But saying you are anxious explains nothing about why you have anxiety. Functional Medicine takes a different approach. By taking a detailed history and personalized approach, it seeks to get to the root of the issue.  


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with his colleague, Dr. George Papanicolaou, to discuss how they treat  patients suffering with anxiety. 


George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Practitioner. Upon graduation from his residency he joined the Indian Health Service. He worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility where he served as the Outpatient Department Coordinator.  In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He practiced with a philosophy centered on personal relationships and treating the whole person, not just not the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive this kind of personal care Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health – a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center in 2017. 


In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:


  • The conventional medicine vs Functional Medicine approach to treating anxiety


  • Why making yourself more psychologically resilient makes you more physically resilient


  • How Dr. Papanicolaou treated a patient with panic attacks, difficulty focusing, and bloating 


  • DNA testing to determine how your genes might be influencing anxiety


  • How gut issues, including SIBO, IBS, and gluten sensitivity, can lead to anxiety 


  • Urine peptide testing 


  • How Dr. Papanicolaou treated a patient with, anxiety, brain fog, hair loss, and fatigue 


  • How anxiety can be related to hormones and autoimmune issues


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May 01, 2020
Why Loneliness Is A Public Health Issue with Dr. Vivek Murthy
56:22

When we think about health, we usually think about diet and exercise. We think about the things we are doing for our physical body to promote wellness. But what about the things we can’t see? Relationships are a big one. For example. committing just ten to fifteen minutes a day to talking to someone we love is a powerful way to keep ourselves happy and connected, especially now during this time of coronavirus quarantine. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk with Dr. Vivek Murthy about nurturing greater connection and what it means for our health. 


Dr. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States between 2014-2017. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access to prevention and treatment and for recognizing addiction as a chronic illness, not a character flaw. In 2017, Dr. Murthy focused his attention on chronic stress and loneliness as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. His book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World was just published on April 28th.


*For context, this episode was recorded in February 2020.


This episode is sponsored by Simple Mills and Branch Basics.


There are definitely not many baking mixes out there I trust. Simple Mills is an exception because they use real-food ingredients. Having a few boxes of Simple Mills mixes on hand is an easy kitchen hack for healthier baking on those days you just need a little extra help. Now until May 29th, 2020 you can get 20% off at simplemills.com using the code DRHYMAN20. 


Branch Basics makes a biodegradable, non-GMO, fragrance-free, multi-purpose concentrate that can clean everything in your house safely. You can honestly use it for anything - in the kitchen or bathroom or even for laundry or cleaning your wood floors. Right now Branch Basics is offering 15% off their Starter Kit, just go to branchbasics.com and use the code HYMAN15 at checkout. 


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Dr. Murthy came to focus on loneliness (9:04)


  • The science behind loneliness and its impact on our health (14:24)


  • Why we don’t always see the loneliness that exists around us (19:22)


  • Loneliness and its connection to addiction (20:45)


  • Building connection through love and kindness (29:51)


  • Steps we can take in our individual lives to combat loneliness and build a connected life (37:36)


  • Shifting culture to a society that focuses on people over reputation, power, and wealth (42:27)


  • Our connection to other people is built on having a strong connection to ourselves (44:01)


  • Why we often struggle with loneliness in the workplace (45:22)


  • Getting over the obstacles that keep us from investing in connection in our own lives (48:54)


Learn more about Dr. Murthy at www.vivekmurthy.com and get a copy of his book, “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World” at https://www.vivekmurthy.com/together-book


Follow Dr. Murthy on Facebook @drvivekmurthy, on Instagram @drvivekmurthy, and on Twitter @vivek_murthy



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Apr 29, 2020
How To Improve School Lunches, Grades, And Behavior At No Extra Cost with Jill Shah
52:26

One in three children born today will develop type 2 diabetes and four out of ten will be overweight. There’s a fundamental problem happening around our country when it comes to how we feed our kids and the lifelong health risks they face as a result. When we think about fixing the problem, it makes sense to look at our schools. In Boston, for example, 30,000 children a day rely on the school food system for 2 to 3 meals a day. That gives the educational system a lot of power to change the nutritional profile of our children’s diets with real food, but unfortunately, many districts are stuck relying on packaged and processed options.


Certain groups are making some amazing positive changes, though, by installing real school kitchens that serve real food. My friend Jill Shah, who joined me for this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, has led that fight in the Boston public school system with incredible results. Jill Shah is the President of the Shah Family Foundation, which supports innovative and transformative work where education, healthcare, and community intersect in the city of Boston. The foundation’s primary work and support is centered on Boston’s schools and community organizations, with the goal of sharing broadly the programs and solutions that prove successful. Jill’s civic interests include healthy food in schools, food access in high-needs neighborhoods, rigorous and successful public schools for all kids, and a deeper collaboration between education and healthcare around issues of physical, mental, emotional, and social health.


*For context, this interview was recorded on March 31, 2020


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • School food programs during school closings from COVID-19 (3:36)


  • The experience that led Jill to work on school food program reform in Boston (7:34)


  • Serving whole, real food in schools costs less, employs more people, and is completely scalable (10:58)


  • National policy rollbacks of guidelines implemented during the Obama administration (17:58)


  • Improvements in children’s health, behavior, and academic performance (21:01)


  • The role of local governments in addressing school food programs (25:22)


  • How school food program reform can support local economies (30:32)


  • Dealing with competitive foods in schools (33:00)


  • Getting My Way Cafe into your local school system (41:49)


  • Branding My Way Cafe as a lever for change (44:25)


Learn more about My Way Cafe and reforming school food programs at mywaycafe.org and shahfoundation.org


Find the documentary Eat Up at eatupfilm.com


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Apr 27, 2020
Why Food Is More Powerful Medicine Than Drugs with Maggie Ward
50:17

Mounting research shows that there is no magic bullet to treat heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, allergies, digestive disorders, headaches, fatigue, or any of the myriad problems we suffer from in the 21st century. But increasing evidence also shows us something else. It shows that food is the most powerful “drug” we have not just to prevent, but also treat, cure, and reverse most chronic illnesses. Food contains information that speaks to our genes, not just calories for energy. What you eat programs your body with messages of health or illness. We are learning from research in the field of nutrigenomics, that food “talks” to our DNA switching on or off genes that lead to health or disease. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Maggie Ward about the nutrition-focused  appointments she conducts at The UltraWellness Center, and the power of treating people with food.


Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN, is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. Maggie holds a masters degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University which focuses on using whole foods for holistic Nutrition Therapy. In addition, she completed her requirements to become a registered dietitian at Westchester Medical Center in NY. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center team in 2008, Maggie worked at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York providing nutrition counseling to children and families dealing with HIV. She also taught at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and other sites throughout New York City, teaching nutritionally focused cooking classes for children and adults.Much of her focus is on food allergies, digestive disorders, inflammatory conditions, Pediatrics and Sports Nutrition. Maggie has been counseling individuals, families and business groups on therapeutic diets to address various health concerns for more than 15 years. Her ongoing clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine uses a systems biology approach when working with those who suffer from chronic and acute conditions to help them find their path to healing. She has a passion for cooking and reconnecting people with their potential to heal using whole, organic and local foods.

In this episode Dr. Hyman and Maggie discuss:


  • Foods that frequently cause reflux and digestive issues, including dairy and gluten 


  • Why taking deep breaths before you begin eating and chewing slower can improve digestive issues 


  • Using elimination diets to identify common food sensitivities and irritants


  • The danger of long-term acid blocking drug use


  • Nutritional testing and what can be gleaned from it


  • Sleep apnea and its relationship to high-blood pressure and weight gain


  • Using DNA testing and nutrigenomics to identify genetic variations and personalize your diet


  • The value of low carbohydrate diets and reducing starch and sugar intake


  • Supporting your detoxification system with foods such as cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, broccoli sprouts, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and through protein sources





Additional Resources:


“Nutrigenomics: Supporting Your Immune System and Beyond”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/04/15/nutrigenomics-supporting-your-immune-system-and-beyond/


“Lab Spotlight: Testing for Food Sensitivities”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/09/27/lab-spotlight-testing-for-food-sensitivities/


“Getting to the Root: Tackling SIBO with Functional Medicine”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/14/getting-to-the-root-tackling-sibo-with-functional-medicine/


“Gluten and Dairy-Free Recipes Even an Italian Can Love”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/12/gluten-and-dairy-free-recipes-even-an-italian-can-love/


“Getting to Know our UltraTeam: A Personal Interview with Functional Nutritionist Maggie Ward”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/03/15/getting-to-know-our-ultrateam-a-personal-interview-with-functional-nutritionist-maggie-ward/


“How I Changed My Life Using Functional Nutrition”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/08/02/how-i-changed-my-life-using-functional-nutrition/


“Natural Remedies for Healthy Blood Pressure”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/04/12/natural-remedies-for-healthy-blood-pressure/


“How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Fat”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/02/22/how-hidden-food-sensitivities-make-you-fat/

“Finding Trigger foods, The Right Amount of Fat and My Top Superfoods”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/03/12/finding-trigger-foods-right-amount-fat-top-superfoods/


“The Myth of Diagnosis”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/05/04/the-myth-of-diagnosis/



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Apr 24, 2020
How To Have Boundless Energy with Ben Greenfield
1:10:19

Energy is such a major piece to overall wellness—we don’t feel very motivated to practice self-care and pursue the things we love if we simply don’t have the energy. So what does it really look like to have great energy, and what can we do in our own lives to create more of it?


Today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy is the perfect person to answer that. Ben Greenfield is a human performance consultant, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of 13 books, including the wildly popular titles, Beyond Training and Boundless. A former collegiate tennis, water polo, and volleyball player, as well as a bodybuilder, 13-time Ironman triathlete, and professional obstacle course racer, Ben has been voted by the NSCA as America’s top Personal Trainer and by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health and Fitness. Ben hosts the highly popular fitness, nutrition, and wellness website bengreenfieldfitness.com, a site with over a million monthly visitors, featuring articles, podcasts, and product reviews. His latest book, Boundless, is all about creating more energy to live the life of optimal health and happiness you deserve. This can happen through many different types of actions, so today Ben walks us through his extensive research and personal experience.


*For context, this episode was recorded in January 2020.


This episode is sponsored by Joovv and Athletic Greens.


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I use Athletic Greens in the morning as part of my daily routine. It’s really one supplement that covers so many bases and you’d be hard-pressed to find something else this comprehensive in one place. Right now Athletic Greens is offering my audience their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to get your free bottle of Vitamin D3 and K2 with your first purchase. 


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Ben’s new book and why he chose to focus on how to have a boundless amount of energy throughout the day (6:33)


  • Why doing Turkish Get-Up kettlebell exercises is one of Ben’s favorite workouts (10:21)


  • Traditional gym culture vs taking “movement snacks” throughout the day (14:40)


  • Using light therapy to reduce wrinkles, care for your skin, create energy, and more (17:13)


  • The benefits of creating a bit of stress to the system to activate a healing response, such as employing hot/cold routines and sauna (21:33)


  • Why the Carnivore and Paleo Diets were developed in response to plant’s built-in defense mechanisms (25:53)


  • Anti-aging, NAD, sirtuin activating compounds, and sirtuin activating foods (29:41)


  • Assessing what the best diet is for you, fasting, the pitfalls of eating while stressed, and why we should all avoid late night eating (46:12)


  • Eating meat, MTOR activation, and how to avoid high amounts of leucine and methionine (54:46)


  • Methods for optimal sleep (59:01)


Get Ben’s book, Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body and Defy Aging at https://boundlessbook.com/


Find Ben online at bengreenfieldfitness.com and follow him on Facebook @BGFittness, on Twitter @bengreenfield, and on Instagram @bengreenfieldfitness


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Apr 22, 2020
The New Science Of Immuno-Rejuvenation with Dr. Jeffrey Bland
1:05:29

People have never been more curious about strengthening the immune system than they are right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has got us all thinking seriously about our health and what it means to have immune strength, now and in the future. To get the most out of this trying time, we need to be open to looking at our health in ways we haven’t before. My guest today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, is a pro at that, and for this reason and so many others he is considered the father of Functional Medicine. Dr. Bland has been an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years. He’s authored five books on nutritional medicine for the healthcare professional and six books on nutrition and health. With his wife, Susan, Dr. Bland founded The Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991, a nonprofit organization focused on educating healthcare practitioners on effective approaches to treating and preventing chronic disease by getting to the root cause. 


Dr. Bland has always been a major inspiration for me. I was thrilled to have a video-call with him to discuss new ways of looking at optimal health and immunity in the face of this pandemic. In trying to better understand COVID-19, Dr. Bland went back to the basics of the immune system. He breaks down the processes at work, explains what the now often-heard phrase “cytokine storm” means, and talks about using food as medicine to promote immuno-rejuvenation. That means we’re not just supporting the current state of our immune system, we’re reviving it from the ground up. We talk about this and so much more on this week’s valuable episode. 


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Acknowledging the psycho-physical effects of COVID-19 and the three zones of learning the disease offers (4:35)



  • The flexibility and adaptability of our immune system (12:21)


  • Research from the HIV/AIDS epidemic showing dramatic effects of giving African women a simple multi-vitamin (16:35)


  • Immuno-rejuvenation and why our focus should not be on supporting our immune system but rejuvenating it (19:31)


  • How phytochemicals in plants impact human immune systems (24:03)


  • Himalayan tartary buckwheat and its immunopotentiating compounds (28:06)


  • How food influences the function of our immune system (40:30)



  • Five significant changes Dr. Bland predicts in how we will see healthcare globally post-COVID-19 (50:59)


  • The interrelatedness of our immune and nervous systems, and our control over the function of these systems (1:00:43)




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Apr 20, 2020
Why Eating Less And Exercising More Is A Recipe For Weight Gain with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
31:20

We’ve all heard the fiendishly simple and completely untrue colloquialism that to lose weight you just have to eat less and exercise more. Or that it’s all about willpower and that it’s the individual’s fault if they are fat. Not only are these ideas completely unsupported by the scientific literature, but they also lead to a blame-the-victim mentality that tells people who are struggling with their weight, in a not-so-subtle way, that if they only tried harder they would lose weight. There is only one problem with this point of view: It’s just not true.


What makes us thin, fat, or somewhere in between does indeed have something to do with how much we eat and exercise. But the oversimplification stops there. Complex forces that govern our survival control our weight and metabolism. In fact, there is no one simple reason why an individual may have trouble with his or her weight.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to weight gain and weight loss.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Common factors that contribute to weight gain such as blood sugar and insulin levels, environmental toxins, hormonal imbalances, mitochondrial Issues, and more.


  • The value in getting a detailed personal history from patients, and how weight loss is often a side effect of a personalized medicine approach.


  • The connection between the gut, food sensitivities, and weight.


  • The relationship between inflammation and weight.


  • What someone’s waist to hip ratio tells us.


  • Time-restricted eating and intermittent fasting.


  • Why when you eat matters.


  • How sleep issues and sleep apnea can lead to weight gain.


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset free resource guide 

getfarmacy.com/free


“A Functional Medicine Approach to Obesity: 10 Ways to Lose Weight & Keep It Off”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/04/03/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-obesity-10-ways-to-lose-weight-keep-it-off/


“How Toxins Make You Fat: 4 Steps to Get Rid of Toxic Weight”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/02/20/how-toxins-make-you-fat-4-steps-to-get-rid-of-toxic-weight/


“Top 5 Tips for Weight Loss”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/07/11/top-5-tips-for-weight-loss/


“Three Hidden Ways Wheat Makes You Fat”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/02/13/three-hidden-ways-wheat-makes-you-fat/


“Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/03/27/is-intermittent-fasting-right-for-you/


“Ketogenic Diets: Sorting Through the Pros and Cons”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/01/06/ketogenic-diets-sorting-pros-cons/


“8 Ways Nutrient Deficiencies Cause Weight Loss Resistance”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/06/02/8-ways-nutrient-deficiencies-cause-weight-loss-resistance/


“Why Can’t I Lose Weight?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/08/10/cant-lose-weight/


“Why Can’t I Lose Weight? (Part II)”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/08/16/cant-lose-weight-part-ii/


“UltraMetabolism™ Myth #1: Eat Less + Exercise More = Weight Loss”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/10/26/ultrametabolism/


“Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Key to Weight Loss and Health”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2014/06/09/diet-exercise-key-weight-loss-health/


“Three Days, Real Food, No More Insulin”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/20/three-days-real-food-no-more-insulin/


“The 7 Ways to Fix a Slow Metabolism”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/05/26/the-7-ways-to-fix-a-slow-metabolism/


“Is Your Lack of Sleep Making You Fat?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/07/18/is-your-lack-of-sleep-making-you-fat/


“Big Government and Big Food Give the Same Weight Loss Advice?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2014/05/11/big-government-big-food-give-weight-loss-advice/


“The Most Damaging Food Lie We Have Ever Been Told”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/02/07/damaging-food-lie-ever-told/


“Sweet Dreams: How to Sleep Better, Lose Weight, and Live Longer”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/20/how-to-sleep-better-lose-weight-and-live-longer/


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Apr 17, 2020
Coming To Terms With The New Reality Of COVID-19 with Katie Couric
57:10

We’re all going through this era of coronavirus—separately but together. I feel like humanity is taking one big existential breath; it’s a pause for us all to think about our previous normal lives, our currently abnormal lives, and how we want to reinvent life when this whole thing is over. And I know many of us have become confused by the different news outlets sharing different information. When it comes to deciding who is a reliable source, I know Katie Couric is always someone I can trust. I’m honored to have her chat with me for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. 


Katie is an award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. Since its launch in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than $600 million to support cutting-edge collaborative science and its research has contributed to six new FDA approved therapies. In 2017, she founded Katie Couric Media, which has developed a number of media projects, including a daily newsletter, a podcast, and digital video series. She has played a part in producing many documentaries, including Fed Up, which I was thrilled to be a part of. Couric was also the executive producer of Unbelievable on Netflix, is developing other scripted projects, and is currently writing her memoir.


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor and AquaTru. We need clean water and clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AquaTru and AirDoctor to offer you the AquaTru Water Purification System and AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


*For context, this conversation was recorded on 3/31/20.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The unprecedented nature of COVID-19 (6:16)


  • Why now is not the time to turn to comfort foods (9:46)


  • What Katie has been hearing from healthcare providers, psychologists, business leaders, and others she has been interviewing during the coronavirus crisis (12:03)


  • The U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic (15:16)


  • The devastating disruption to standard autopsy, grieving, and burial practices in COVID-19 deaths (21:26)


  • Staying informed without obsessing over, or over-consuming, news updates (22:41)


  • Finding power and a sense of control by focusing on where you can be of service (25:06)


  • What our society will look like post-COVID-19 given our intense divisiveness, partisanship, current leadership, and media landscape (30:01)


  • Practices to manage and cope with our current reality (41:32)


  • Restoring national unity through leadership and empathy (48:42)




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Apr 15, 2020
Empowering Yourself In The Face Of COVID-19 with Dr. Patrick Hanaway
59:11

There are so many questions about how coronavirus can impact our health, and rightfully so. This novel virus has completely changed the way we function as a society and brought about a feeling of uncertainty most of us haven’t ever experienced. But we’re in this together. There is, of course, a wide range of common concerns—from how to protect ourselves and families to what kinds of treatment options exist—but also many new conversations popping up around what supplements we can safely trust for immune strength, if it’s safe to go outdoors, how the virus attaches to surfaces, and so much more. 


Last week I was lucky enough to sit down with Dr. Patrick Hanaway for a video-call to talk about these important questions from a Functional Medicine perspective. Dr. Hanaway is the Senior Advisor to the Institute for Functional Medicine, their COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, and Co-Chair of the IFM Expert Advisory Board. In case you missed it, we’re sharing that as the latest episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy.


*For context, this interview was recorded on April 8, 2020.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Hanaway discuss:


  • The role of supplements in treating COVID-19 and boosting your immune system


  • What we know about taking things like vitamin D, elderberry, zinc, and other compounds to protect against COVID-19


  • Is IV ozone an effective treatment option for COVID-19?


  • Why what you eat is more essential than ever


  • Is intermittent fasting or the ketogenic diet a good way to boost immunity? 


  • The potential effectiveness of using hot-cold interaction, such as sauna, to protect against COVID-19


  • How long is a person still contagious after having the virus and how long does antibody immunity last?


  • Maintaining practices to ground yourself during this time


Find additional information at:


  • Institute for Functional Medicine 

Ifm.org


  • “A Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19” 

drhyman.com/c19


  • Special Episode: Medicine In The Age Of COVID-19 And Beyond

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/Medicine-In-The-Age-Of-COVID-19-And-Beyond



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Apr 13, 2020
The Underlying Causes And Solutions For Women’s Hormonal Imbalances with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
31:07

Hormone imbalances are epidemic these days. For example, symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), like mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, fluid retention, bloating, breast tenderness, sugar cravings, headaches, and sleep disturbances, affect 75 percent of women. But just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you have to live with these symptoms. 


The real fact is that suffering related to menstrual cycles is unnecessary. You might never know this from conventional medicine, which seems to subscribe to the idea that women are destined to suffer throughout their reproductive life and beyond. However, there are actually many things you can do to fix hormonal imbalances. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating hormonal imbalances in women. 


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • The prevalence of hormonal imbalances in women


  • Using the birth control pill as medical therapy to address PMS, heavy bleeding, and other symptoms of hormonal imbalance


  • What happens during perimenopause


  • The interrelatedness of hormones and what causes them to be out of balance


  • The role of our adrenal glands and how to support them


  • The benefits of eating foods such as flax seeds, broccoli, and whole-food soy to support our hormonal health 


  • Why maintaining balanced blood sugar is so important for hormonal health


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional resources:


“Getting to the Root: Perimenopause”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/02/16/getting-to-the-root-perimenopause/


“Lesson 3: Hormones and Neurotransmitters”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-3-hormones-and-neurotransmitters/


“Natural Approach to Alleviating PMS”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/04/25/natural-approach-to-alleviating-pms/


“Magical Magnesium”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/11/magic-magnesium/


“How Do I Naturally Balance Female Sex Hormones?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/08/14/how-do-i-naturally-balance-female-sex-hormones/


“How to Eliminate PMS in 5 Simple Steps”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/09/17/how-to-eliminate-pms-in-5-simple-steps/


“Relationships, Menopause, and Health”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2012/01/13/relationships-menopause-and-health/


“How to Get Your Mojo Back (Boosting Female Sex Drive)”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/07/09/how-to-get-your-mojo-back-boosting-female-sex-drive/


“ULTRAMIND®: Key #2 Balance Your Hormones”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2012/01/27/the-ultramind-solution-key-2-balance-your-hormones/


“A Functional Medicine Approach to Infertility”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-infertility/


“Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/05/claras-case-study-overcoming-infertility/


“Overcoming Postpartum Depression”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/01/16/overcoming-postpartum-depression/


“Meditation: Connecting to the Wisdom Within”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2014/04/10/meditation-connecting-wisdom-within/



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Apr 10, 2020
How To Support Your Spiritual Health In The Time Of COVID-19 with Gabrielle Bernstein
1:00:19

We’re all trying to make sense of the new world order. And while my wife and I stay at home and navigate these unusual times, we find routine and practice to be the core of our wellbeing. We’re meditating every morning, going for walks in the woods, and taking afternoon work breaks to check-in and find time to connect. These seemingly simple actions have become the parts of our day that keep us grounded and optimistic, so we actually even schedule them into our calendars. 


One of my favorite people to talk to about the benefits of spiritual and wellness practices is Gabrielle Bernstein. I was so happy to connect with her over a video-call for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Gabby is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back and has written six additional bestsellers, including Super Attractor which launched in September 2019. She was featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader” and The Oprah Winfrey Network chose Gabrielle to be part of the “Super Soul 100,” a dynamic group of 100 trailblazers whose vision and life’s work are bringing a higher level of consciousness to the world. Gabby provides a calm perspective to the crazy situation we find ourselves in.


This episode is sponsored by Joovv and Four Sigmatic.


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I’m excited to share an exclusive offer from Four Sigmatic on their best selling Immune Bundle that has their Ground Mushroom Coffee and Chaga Elixir - just for Doctor's Farmacy listeners. Right now you can get up to 20% off on their Immune Bundle plus an additional 20% off at checkout. Just go to Foursigmatic.com/HYMAN to take advantage of this awesome deal. You’ll see the full discount applied at checkout. 


Here are more of the details from our interview:


  • Navigating our current circumstances by doubling down on our spiritual tools and practices (6:25)


  • Scheduling time for spiritual practice for sustainable serenity (10:33)


  • The daily spiritual practices and routines that Gabrielle and I are relying upon (14:59)


  • Gabrielle’s Daily Design Method and why she and her husband practice it each morning (20:09)


  • Why feeling good is the key to manifesting the life that you want and Gabrielle’s Choose Again Method (22:26)


  • Gabrielle’s experience with postpartum depression, anxiety, insomnia, and suicidal thoughts (28:36)


  • Voo breathing exercise to stimulate the vagus nerve (33:15)


  • How we can pursue our dreams during this difficult and uncertain time (36:00)


  • What it means to say, “The universe is always a yes” (48:04)





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Apr 08, 2020
What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Testing with Steven Kleiboeker
49:16

Multiple times a day, even multiple times an hour, we’re hearing new information about COVID-19. Some of the most common questions I’ve received have to do with testing. We had our first case of novel coronavirus the same day South Korea had its first case. Yet they are much further ahead of us when it comes to testing, something that has helped them quickly control the virus in a way we haven’t been able to do in the US. They also rapidly took on measures like quarantining and tracing the transmission of the virus.


Of course, there are so many different components that go into successful testing and quelling a pandemic of this size. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I hope to shed some light on those with my guest Dr. Steven Kleiboeker. Throughout our conversation, we cover who should be tested, when, and how, and what kinds of tests are currently available or soon will be. He is the Vice President of Research and Development for Viracor, and is responsible for the scientific direction and oversight of the company's research and development programs as well as the BioPharma and Clinical Trial Biomarker Services research services. Dr. Kleiboeker is board certified as a high-complexity laboratory director, technical supervisor, and clinical consultant by the American Board of Bioanalysis. Over his career, he has published more than 60 scientific manuscripts and serves on editorial boards and as a reviewer for several virological and microbiological journals.


*For context, this interview was recorded on March 31, 2020.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • What we know today about coronavirus, how and when is it transmittable, and why good hygiene is so important as a protective measure (2:29)


  • The difference between the South Korean and American responses to initial cases, which were both reported on the same day (5:33)


  • Issues with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s initial COVID-19 tests and testing protocol (7:53)


  • The COVID-19 test that is currently approved for use (the RT-PCR test), what exactly it tests for, and why there is variation in how long it takes to get test results back (9:47)


  • Issues with scaling-up the supply chain for all necessary components of coronavirus testing (13:53)


  • The current approach to coronavirus testing and how it differs from what testing would look like in a perfect world (21:03)


  • The roll out of coronavirus antibody testing, what antibody tests tell us, and can you get COVID-19 more than once? (28:46)


  • What we could learn from quantitative testing, or knowing the viral load that an individual is carrying  (33:25)


  • What should you do if you have COVID-19 symptoms? (36:29)


  • Is it too late to do extensive testing to stop and slow the spread of COVID-19? (42:49)

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Apr 06, 2020
Special Episode: Medicine In The Age Of COVID-19 And Beyond
1:18:25

It’s natural to have a lot of questions right now. COVID-19 has quickly changed the way we think about health and go about our daily lives. And though we still have a lot to learn about the novel coronavirus, there are also a lot of ways we can keep ourselves, our families, and our communities strong and healthy.


I recently hosted a webinar, along with the doctors at The UltraWellness Center, to answer some of the most important questions about COVID-19. If you missed it, I am sharing it here as a special episode of my podcast, The Doctor’s Farmacy.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Practitioner. Upon graduation from his residency he joined the Indian Health Service. He worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility where he served as the Outpatient Department Coordinator. In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He practiced with a philosophy centered on personal relationship and treating the whole person, not just not the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive this kind of personal care Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health – a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. In August 2017, Dr. Hyman invited Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center. 


Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


Here’s what we covered in the webinar:


1. How to establish immune resilience now and long term


2. Supplements that are effective in supporting immunity


3. Basic strategies to implement to protect yourself and your family


4. The importance of social distancing and how long we will need to implement this strategy


5. Important tips for anyone dealing with chronic disease


6. Telemedicine and the future of medical appointments


7. The role of Functional Medicine at a time like this 


For more information visit https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19/


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Apr 04, 2020
The Functional Medicine Approach To Cancer and Cancer Recurrence with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
32:49

Numerous things can contribute to cancer development and cancer recurrence. Studies show diet, exercise, thoughts, feelings, and environmental toxins all influence the initiation, growth, and progression of cancer. And when it comes to treating cancer, we are good at cutting it, burning it, and poisoning it with surgery, radiation, and drugs, but many doctors fail to treat the root cause of the cancer. Functional Medicine empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working collaboratively to address the root causes of disease. For example, a Functional Medicine practitioner might say that yes, we still need radiation and other conventional approaches, but what else can we do? 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to cancer and cancer recurrence prevention. Dr. Boham shares patient cases as well as her own experience with a breast cancer diagnosis.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:  


  • Dr. Boham’s personal experience as a breast cancer patient and how it led her to begin practicing Functional Medicine


  • The use of ketogenic and fasting-mimicking diets to treat and prevent cancer


  • Why Functional Medicine looks at markers such as blood sugar and insulin levels, inflammation levels, toxic load, nutritional status, stress levels, and genetics to identify the underlying risk and cause of cancer


  • Using diet and supplementation to influencing gene expression 


  • Why obesity is linked to estrogen-related cancers such as breast, uteran, and prostate


  • Environmental toxins and cancer


  • Dr. Boham’s Breast Wellness video “Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer.” Stream the video online here or visit http://www.drboham.com/order and use the code “breast30wellness” to receive 30% off your DVD purchase.


 

This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AirDoctor to offer you the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter


Additional Resources:


“Top 5 Tips for Preventing Cancer”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/07/07/top-5-tips-for-preventing-cancer/

 

“I Did Everything Right…But I Still Got Cancer”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/07/07/i-did-everything-rightbut-i-still-got-cancer/

 

“Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/05/09/breast-cancer-risk-and-prevention/

 

“My Top 5 Supplements for Breast Health”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/10/18/my-top-5-supplements-for-breast-health/

 

“Breast Wellness by Dr. Elizabeth W. Boham”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2013/10/21/breast-wellness-dr-elizabeth-w-boham/

 

“The UWC Team Shares Why Functional Medicine Matters to Them | A Personal Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Boham”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/11/16/uwc-team-shares-why-functional-medicine-matters-to-them-dr-elizabeth-boham/


“The Harm of Statins and the Right Diet for Cancer Prevention”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/03/05/harm-statins-right-diet-cancer-prevention/


“5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/08/07/5-strategies-to-prevent-and-treat-cancer/

 

“Dr. Elizabeth Boham on Breast Cancer, Women’s Wellness and Becoming the CEO of Your Health”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/12/15/dr-elizabeth-boham/

 

“10 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Breast Cancer”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/10/02/10-strategies-to-prevent-and-treat-breast-cancer/


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Apr 03, 2020
The Real Reason For America’s Obesity Crisis And Chronic Disease Epidemic with Dr. David Kessler
1:10:39

Only about 12% of Americans are considered “metabolically healthy.” That means the other 88% of us aren’t meeting basic medical guidelines for things like blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and other markers of metabolic health. Which percentage do you fall into? When it comes to answering that question, one common factor is how many fast carbs you’re consuming. These are the carbohydrates that have been processed—yes, that includes sugar—but it also means starches like refined flours and other processed grains. Whole wheat bread is indeed a fast carb. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I sat down with Dr. David Kessler to break down the differences between fast and slow carbs, how they affect our health, how our diet became so inundated with fast carbs and what we can do to regain metabolic strength. Dr. Kessler served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is the author of A Question of Intent and The End of Overeating, a New York Times bestseller. He is a pediatrician and has been the dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kessler is a graduate of Amherst College, the University of Chicago Law School, and Harvard Medical School.


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor and AquaTru. We need clean water and clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AquaTru and AirDoctor to offer you the AquaTru Water Purification System and AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why 87% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy (7:03)


  • What are fast carbs and how do processed carbohydrates affect us? (12:38)


  • The glycemic index of bread is higher than that of table sugar (18:41)


  • How processed carbs made from grains, corn, and wheat became the foundation of our diet (19:34)


  • The food industry’s resistance to clear ingredient lists and labels on food (23:20)


  • What are slow carbs? (26:02)


  • Why we should all be able to get behind the idea of limiting fast carbs (32:00)


  • Dr. Kessler’s own struggle with his weight, our tendency to turn to comfort foods in stressful time, and why it’s so difficult to break the vicious cycle that results from eating fast carb (33:29)


  • The need for additional reform to the government’s dietary guidelines and how regulation differs in its oversight of the food industry vs the tobacco industry (41:08)


  • Industry will follow the consumer (57:39)



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Apr 01, 2020
It Is Possible To Stop Or Reverse Dementia with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
40:04

For decades we were taught there was no stopping or reversing cognitive decline, now we know this simply is not true. The brain responds to all the same insults as the rest of the body — stress, poor diet, toxins, lack of exercise or sleep, nutritional deficiencies, high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and more. The term dementia is just a label or diagnosis we associate with a collection of symptoms, it doesn't get to why a person has those symptoms. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating cognitive health and to review patient cases in which they treated individuals with dementia, memory loss, and cognitive decline.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.  


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • The need for personalized treatment in stopping or reversing dementia and cognitive decline.


  • Addressing underlying root causes that may be driving dementia such as inflammation caused by high mercury levels, belly or visceral fat, diabetes, pre-diabetes, and insulin resistance.


  • The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), a global network of dentists, health professionals, and scientists who research the biocompatibility of dental products, including the risks of mercury fillings, fluoride, root canals, and jawbone osteonecrosis. https://iaomt.org/


  • How a high-fat diet can benefit the brain.


  • The ability for exercise and meditation to promote BDNF, which is like Miracle-Gro for the brain.


  • How the detoxification system works with the immune system to promote brain health.


 

Additional resources:


“Inflammation Causes Memory Loss and It Starts Sooner Than We Thought”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/05/24/inflammation-causes-memory-loss-and-it-starts-sooner-than-we-thought/

 

“Your Brain and Immunity: The Fascinating Connection You Need to Nurture”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/04/your-brain-and-immunity-the-fascinating-connection-you-need-to-nurture/

 

“5 Tips for Better Brain Health as You Age”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/05/10/5-tips-for-better-brain-health-as-you-age/


“Fixing Your Broken Brain + Lots More: 10 Takeaways from My Most-Asked Questions”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/01/08/fixing-broken-brain-lots-10-takeaways-asked-questions/


“The Science of Preventing (and Reversing) Dementia”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/08/podcast-ep52/


“9 Steps to Reverse Dementia and Memory Loss as You Age”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/06/14/9-steps-to-reverse-dementia-and-memory-loss-as-you-age-2/


“Being Proactive in the Face of Alzheimer’s”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/14/being-proactive-in-the-face-of-alzheimers/


“Can You Reverse Cognitive Decline?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/09/14/can-reverse-cognitive-decline/


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Mar 27, 2020
Time To Go In with IN-Q
59:27

Sometimes we need to get quiet to really find the answers we’re looking for. What better time to do that than during this down-time at home? Artists, creators, and dreamers have always been our best teachers on breaking free from the distractions of life and just “being” with ourselves. They take facts and turn them into stories from which we can gain new perspectives. We can all learn many different lessons through various mediums—one of my personal favorites is poetry. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy* I sat down for a deep talk with poet IN-Q. IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah's SuperSoul 100 list of the world's most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO's Def Poetry Jam. He's inspired audiences around the world through his live performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with over 70 million views combined. 


This episode is sponsored by Joovv, AquaTru and AirDoctor purifiers, and Farmacy.


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We need clean water and clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AquaTru and AirDoctor to offer you the AquaTru Water Purification System

and AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


Everyone gets off track from time to time, that’s why I founded a new company Farmacy to create best in class protocols that combine food, lifestyle habits, and supplementation to support true wellness. Our first protocol, The 10 Day Reset is a systems-based approach designed to help you get back on track and reclaim your health. Learn more at getfarmacy.com.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why IN-Q named his book Inquire Within (7:27)


  • The value of putting down our phones to just be with ourselves (13:26)


  • The week I spent alone and decided to become a doctor (15:29)


  • How we can feel connected by connecting with nature (17:23)


  • Reframing our pain (18:19)


  • IN-Q shares his poem “85” (25:55)


  • Examples of American’s creating Victory Gardens and coming together during World War II (38:34)


  • IN-Q share his poem about climate change, “One Little Dot” (40:26)


  • Being vs doing (48:00)




*For context, this interview was recorded prior to the World Health Organization’s declaration of the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.


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Mar 25, 2020
You Shouldn’t Need A PhD In Nutrition To Read a Food Label
14:44

Today’s food labels are deliberately misleading and confusing, which serves the interests of Big Food, but not the rest of us. Most of us are completely oblivious to what we are eating and its impact on our health and our world. We are mostly unaware of the chemicals that are added to our foods; how the hormones, antibiotics, plastics, and toxins we eat in our everyday foods harm our bodies. There are over 10,000 additives in our food supply, yet only 43% of them are recognized as safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And the average American consumes three to five pounds of these additives every year.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Mark Hyman talks about food labeling, food additives, and how the FDA is asleep at the wheel in protecting us. Learn more about these topics and the undeniable harm our food system is doing to human health and to the environment in Dr. Hyman’s new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com


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Mar 23, 2020
What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
48:57

Most of us (including most doctors) do not recognize or know that digestive problems wreak havoc in the entire body, leading to allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disease, rashes, acne, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, autism, dementia, cancer, and more. So having a healthy gut means more than simply being free of annoyances like bloating or heartburn. It is absolutely central to your health. It is connected to everything that happens in your body. That is why Functional Medicine almost always starts helping people treat chronic health problems by fixing their gut.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to review two patient cases focused on treating the gut.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.  


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • What is leaky gut, and why does it lead to so many other health issues, including food sensitivities?


  • How our diet, food supply, over-reliance on antibiotics, acid blockers, steroids, and more can lead to leaky gut


  • Using stool testing and Cyrex testing to assess gut health.


  • The ‘5R’ program (remove, replace, reinoculate, repair, and rebalance) that Functional Medicine uses as a guide to treat chronic issues. 


  • Remove stressors: get rid of things that negatively affect the environment of the GI tract including allergic foods and parasites or other bad bugs such as bacteria or yeast. This might involve using an allergy “elimination diet” to find out what foods are causing GI symptoms or it may involve taking drugs or herbs to eradicate a particular bug. 


  • Replace digestive secretions: add back things like digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid, and bile acids that are required for proper digestion and that may be compromised by diet, drugs, diseases, aging, or other factors.


  • Reinoculate. Help beneficial bacteria flourish by ingesting probiotic foods or supplements that contain the so-called “good” GI bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus species, and by consuming the high soluble fiber foods that good bugs like to eat, called “prebiotics.” Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms found in the gut that are also called “friendly bacteria.” Use of antibiotics kills both good and bad bacteria. Probiotics in the form of supplements or food are needed to re-inoculate the gut. Fermented foods, such as yogurt, miso, and tempeh are food sources of probiotics. Prebiotics are nondigestible food ingredients that selectively stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms already in the colon. In other words, prebiotics feed probiotics. Prebiotics are available in many foods that contain a fiber called inulin, including artichokes, garlic, leeks, onion, chicory, tofu, and other soy products. Grains such as barley, flax, oats, and wheat are also good sources of prebiotics. Another good prebiotic source is a supplement called “fructo-oligosaccharide” or FOS.


  • Repair. Help the lining of the GI tract repair itself by supplying key nutrients that can often be in short supply in a disease state, such as zinc, antioxidants (e.g. vitamins A, C, and E), fish oil, and the amino acid glutamine. 


  • Rebalance. Pay attention to lifestyle choices – sleep, exercise and stress can all affect the GI tract.




Additional resources:


“Is Your Digestive System Making You Sick, and Fat?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/20/is-your-digestive-system-making-you-sick/


“How to Feed Your Gut”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/04/13/how-to-feed-your-gut/


“A New Approach to Autoimmune Disease”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/06/27/a-new-approach-to-autoimmune-disease/

“Lab Spotlight: Testing for Food Sensitivities”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/09/27/lab-spotlight-testing-for-food-sensitivities/


“The Wrong Gut Bugs Can Make You Fat and Sick (and How to Fix Them)”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/21/the-wrong-gut-bugs-can-make-you-fat-and-sick-and-how-to-fix-them/


“Top 5 Diet Changes for Autoimmunity”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/06/30/top-5-diet-changes-for-autoimmunity/


“Gut & Digestive Health” 

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-4-gut-digestive-health/


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Mar 20, 2020
How To Fix Your Brain And Live A Genius Life with Max Lugavere
1:07:32

Did you know dementia begins in the brain decades before symptoms start showing up? We can see changes in brain scans 30 or 40 years before forgetfulness and other disconcerting symptoms creep in. But I’ve seen so many patients overcome symptoms of brain dysfunction through the right diet and lifestyle changes. If our actions can have that much power to reverse some forms of brain illness, why aren’t we talking more about using them for prevention?  I’ve seen people with genetic predispositions avoid a diagnosis altogether by living a conscious life. 


That’s exactly what my guest and good friend, Max Lugavere, and I get into on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Max lost his mom last year to a rare disease called Lewy body dementia, which comes along with the neurodegenerative and physical symptoms of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Max is a filmmaker, health, and science journalist and the author of the New York Times bestselling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. Max is excited to release his sophomore book, The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, a lifestyle guide to living happily and healthily with proven, research-based lifestyle tactics, which we dig into more throughout this episode.


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Everyone gets off track from time to time, that’s why I founded a new company Farmacy to create best in class protocols that combine food, lifestyle habits, and supplementation to support true wellness. Our first protocol, The 10 Day Reset is a systems-based approach designed to help you get back on track and reclaim your health. Learn more at getfarmacy.com.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Max’s mother’s illnesses as well as her life and death inspire him to become an expert how how to fix your brain (5:56)


  • The interconnectedness of our brains, our cognition, our emotional wellness and our gut health, hormones, heart health, and more (11:19)


  • The effects of natural and artificial light on the body and the brain (16:18)


  • The importance of our body’s relationship to temperature and how to activate our thermoregulatory pathways (22:20)


  • Nature as medicine and how air pollution affects cognitive function (27:54)


  • Vitamin D, its connection to Alzheimer’s and depression, and how to get optimal levels (32:04)


  • Fasting, intermittent fasting, and early time restricted eating (43:43)


  • The connection between brain health and exercise, the benefits of resistance training, how muscle supports the body, and high intensity interval training (50:21)


  • Max’s new book The Genius Life and his 21-Day plan for genius living to help us reset our brain and body to its factory settings  (59:11)


  • Healing our relationship to food and the importance of avoiding ultra processed foods (1:02:24)




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Mar 18, 2020
Why Big Food Spends Millions Every Year in Washington
15:23

We need to transform our food system and address one of the biggest threats to our well-being: our lack of a coordinated and comprehensive food policy. The outside influence that industrial food and agriculture lobbyists have on our policies encourages a food system that engenders disease. Lobbying power in Washington is rarely in the best interest of the public, supporting food and agriculture policies that undermine public health, harm the environment and increase private profits for Big Food. Big Food and Big Ag spend millions of dollars in Washington every year for the power to block policies that hurt their bottom lines and promote policies that make them money, whether or not it’s harmful to our society or the environment. 


On this week’s mini-episode, Dr. Mark Hyman talks about the dirty politics of Big Food, how that influences our government food policies, and why we need to change it. Learn more about these topics and the undeniable harm our food system is doing to human health and to the environment or climate in Dr. Hyman’s new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com



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Mar 16, 2020
Is An Underactive Thyroid To Blame For Your Mysterious Symptoms? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
30:32

The thyroid tends to be an underappreciated organ, but despite being a small gland it has massive implications for your health. While thyroid disease can occur in various forms, one of the most common is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid gland and diminishes its ability to create precious hormones—ones that impact every cell of the body. Hashimoto’s is the leading cause of hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) in the US and roughly 14 million people in the US are struggling with this diagnosis, with women at much higher risk, being 7 to 8 times more likely than men to get it. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to review patient cases in which thyroid issues were treated.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.  


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Symptoms of hypothyroidism which can include sluggishness in the morning, poor concentration and memory, low-grade depression, dry skin, hoarse voice, thinning hair, coarse hair, being very sensitive to cold and having cold hands and feet, low body temperature, muscle pain, weakness or cramps, low sex drive, fluid retention, high cholesterol.


  • Evaluating thyroid health by testing thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels as well as free T3, free T4, thyroid antibodies, reverse T3 testing, and DIO2 gene testing. 


  • Looking for associated problems such as gluten intolerance, food allergies, and heavy metals, as well as deficiencies of vitamin D, selenium, vitamin A, zinc, and omega-3 fats.


  • Choosing foods that offer nutritional support for your thyroid, such as
  • Eggs, sunflower seeds, whole grains, and brazil nuts. Just 1-2 brazil nuts a day can give your body all of the selenium it needs.
  • Seafood and sea vegetables (such as nori, seaweed, and iodized salt) which are rich in iodine. 
  • Zinc-rich foods such as oysters, beef, poultry, beans, nuts, and seeds. 


  • Avoiding raw cruciferous vegetables and GMO soy. Instead, steam or cook cruciferous vegetables and eat non-GMO, whole food soy.


  • Implementing lifestyle practices to support thyroid health such as reducing stress.


  • Using supplements and medication to support thyroid health.


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Mar 13, 2020
How Your Free Will And Data Are Being Hacked By Micro-Targeting Of Your Personality with Andy Russell
1:33:08

When I was growing up we had news sources we could trust. Under The Fairness Doctrine, news on the radio, TV, and in print was partial and fair. But in 1987 during the Reagan administration, this was repealed, leading to alternative media and more misinformation than ever before. And now with the internet, we are truly in the wild west of sharing information, collecting data, and trying to maintain privacy. Big companies take advantage of that from all angels with their marketing, which is now ultra-targeted (and often in ways you wouldn’t even be able to recognize). 


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Andy Russell to talk about what data really means, who has yours, how they got it, and how they use it. Andy is a digital media, ad-tech, marketing-tech, and data science innovator and pioneer as well as a self-taught Behavioral Economist. He has invested in, incubated, or run over 50 technology companies, including Daily Candy, Thrillist, Tasting Table, Idealbite, PureWow, Zynga, Betaworks, Business Insider, Sailthru, RapLeaf and LiveRamp, SpongeCell, AdRoll, and Bounce Exchange. He is the Founder and Chairman of Trigger Media, InsideHook, and Fevo. 


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Joovv.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How much do sites like Facebook and Google watch our online actions and what are they doing with the information? (8:30)


  • Why we have an unregulated internet (14:14)


  • What does data really mean, who has yours, and how did they get it? (18:26)


  • The repeal of The Fairness Doctrine and the regulation that alleviates digital platforms from responsibility for third-party content posted on their sites (24:42)


  • The sale of your information by “Big Data” to Facebook and Google (27:27)


  • How a computer or database can “know you better than you know yourself” (34:04)


  • The current state of our personal data and political digital advertising (39:50)


  • What we can learn from the Rwandan genocide (1:04:51)


  • What you can do to know whether you’re being falsely advertised to (1:09:51)


  • Should Facebook and Google get rid of political ads? (1:17:55)

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Mar 11, 2020
What Could We Do If We Weren’t Paying So Much On Healthcare?
17:16

It has been estimated that over the next 35 years, it's going to cost our society $95 trillion to address chronic disease. And not only is this affecting us economically, but our overall quality of life is decreasing. Imagine what we could do If we didn't have to spend as much money as we are currently spending on chronic disease. We would have enough money for other important things such as providing free education and healthcare. We could bring people up out of poverty, end social injustice, restore the environment, and help fund the reversal of climate change. 


By addressing the overall dysfunctions in the food system, we can solve these problems. The solutions exist and they will call on a lot of us to fix it—multiple sectors and stakeholders from citizens and consumers to businesses and farmers, to policymakers in every level of government, including city and state to nonprofits, philanthropists, scientists. By coming together we can transform the food system. 


Dr. Hyman speaks to all this and more in this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. He also outlines the problems and the solutions in his new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com



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Mar 09, 2020
Only A Few Companies Control Our Entire Food System
16:07

Research has shown that for every 10% of your diet that comes from ultra-processed food, your risk of death goes up by 14%. Yet 60% of American diets are made up of ultra-processed food. And though the government tells us to eat more fruits and vegetables, existing food policy subsidizes thousands of acres of corn, soy, and wheat that are turned into processed junk food, while only 2% of our farmland is used to grow fruits and vegetables. In fact, if everybody ate the government-recommended amounts of vegetables and fruits, there actually wouldn’t be enough to go around. 


Part of what is driving these issues is that there is a major monopoly when it comes to seeds. Just a handful of companies control the majority of what and how crops are grown. We have to change our agricultural policies. 


Dr. Hyman dives into these topics and more in this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. He also outlines the problems and the solutions in his new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com


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Mar 06, 2020
How We Are Poisoning Our Children with Harriet Washington
1:16:58

Racism is still rampant in our country, and it might exist in places you didn’t expect it. For example, Black and Brown populations are at a higher risk of exposure to environmental toxins and have less access to high-quality medical care or clinical medical studies on their specific populations.


This is a major problem that can’t be ignored. And it’s hugely impacting our economy and the success of future generations in multiple ways. Every year we spend 50 billion dollars and lose 23 million IQ points to lead toxicity alone, which affects people of color the most, regardless of social class and income level. 


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I sit down for an important conversation with Harriet Washington about these issues. Harriet has been the Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada's Black Mountain Institute, a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law. She has held fellowships at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious Madness, and Medical Apartheid, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award. Her new book, A Terrible Thing to Waste, is a “powerful and indispensable” looks at the devastating consequences of environmental racism—and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Communities of color in America are being poisoned as a result of decisions and policies that expose them to dangerous levels of environmental toxins (5:29)


  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sanctioned case of toxic dumping in Afton, North Carolina (12:25)


  • Lead poisoning, its effects on intelligence and cognition, and the populations it is most affecting (16:12)


  • The lack of precautionary testing of chemicals in the United States (22:24)


  • Unacknowledged fetal alcohol damage in Hispanic and African American communities (31:13)


  • Environmental toxin rates among African American communities across all income levels (33:54)


  • How to effectively test for and treat environmental toxin issues (39:38)


  • What actions individuals and communities can take to protect themselves from environmental toxins (44:29)


  • The connection between environmental racism and food injustice (48:39)


  • The role that government, communities, and public health needs to play in protecting citizens from environmental toxins (1:06:57)


Mar 04, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on Revolution Health Radio with Chris Kresser - Fixing Our Broken Food System
48:31

In honor of Dr. Hyman's newly released book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), we are sharing a recent interview he did on Revolution Health Radio with Chris Kresser.


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RHR: Fixing Our Broken Food System, with Dr. Mark Hyman


I’ve often said that health is not just an individual endeavor—a multitude of other factors contribute to it, including our food system. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk with Dr. Mark Hyman about his upcoming book Food Fix, which delves deeply into the problems in our food system and discusses how they can worsen global crises like the chronic disease epidemic, climate change, poverty, and more.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • What’s wrong with our food system
  • How our food system affects our children
  • The role regulation can play in our health
  • Access to healthy food in underserved populations
  • The damage that our industrial food system causes
  • Hyman’s Food Fix Campaign


Show notes:


Mar 03, 2020
What To Eat For Better Health
26:57

Eleven million people die every year from a bad diet. In America, six out of ten Americans have a chronic disease; four out of ten have two or more chronic diseases. And this is not just an American problem. Eighty percent of the world's chronic disease and obesity is in the developing world. We know that food is driving the majority of this death and disease but no one is really talking about it. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman explores the global chronic disease crisis being driven by food and the food system. He also breaks down the principles of his “Pegan” diet, a middle ground between vegan and Paleo, focused on whole-foods; primarily colorful, high-fiber vegetables like kale, cauliflower, peppers, and radishes; healthy fats like extra-virgin olive oil and avocados; some low-glycemic fruits like blueberries and blackberries; free-range meats and eggs, used more like condiments than as the star of the plate; anti-inflammatory nuts and seeds, and flavorful herbs and spices. 


Learn more about these all of topics in Dr. Hyman's new book, Food Fix. FoodFixBook.com

Mar 02, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on The Drive with Peter Attia MD - The Impact of the Food System on Our Health and the Environment
1:50:42

In honor of Dr. Hyman’s newly released book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), we are sharing a recent interview he did on The Drive with Peter Attia MD.


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Mark Hyman, M.D.: The impact of the food system on our health and the environment


In this episode, Mark Hyman, M.D., director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and the author of Food Fix, discusses that if we can fix the food system, we can solve many big problems—namely the chronic disease/obesity epidemic, the rising costs of healthcare, as well as the big problems facing the environment. Mark first briefly lays out the health consequences of processed food with a focus on the gut microbiome. From there, Mark discusses the environmental consequences of industrial farming and lays out how we can affect change on the individual level, through policy and regulations, and perhaps most importantly through regenerative agriculture. Additionally, Mark talks about the potential health risks of consuming GMO foods, herbicides, and other chemicals used in industrial farming as well as the environmental consequences, such as the loss of soil, caused by those same fertilizers and methods of farming.

We discuss:


The negative consequences of the existing food environment [3:46];

What makes processed food so unhealthy? [9:21];

The gut microbiome: Inflammation from gut permeability and how to measure gut health [18:51];

Steps to fixing a bad gut—The Five R’s [24:51];

Some staggering health statistics, and which races might be more genetically susceptible [27:36];

An argument for government regulations and policies to fight back against a massive food industry with unlimited resources (and what we can learn from the tobacco story) [29:21];

Industrial farming and climate change: The degradation of soil and use of fertilizer [42:06];

Regenerative agriculture: Could it be the answer to food waste, our health problems, and the environment? [52:06];

Comparing the Impossible Burger to regeneratively raised beef [1:06:21];

GMO and Roundup—The potential health risks of consuming GMO foods sprayed with Roundup (glyphosate) and other herbicides and pesticides [1:08:36];

How the livelihood of farmers are being affected by big ag companies and the current industrial farming system [1:16:51];

The loss of biodiversity in our food, and what “organic” really means [1:19:21];

What can people do on the individual level to protect themselves as well as affect change to the toxic food system? [1:25:21];

What role does the USDA play in this “toxic” food environment and how do we fix it? [1:30:36];

The top 3 changes Mark would make if he was “food czar” [1:35:36];

Mark’s rebuttal against the argument that it’s best for the environment if we stop farming animals and move to a fully plant-based diet (and his argument for “agriculture 2.0") [1:36:51];

What is Mark’s overall mission with the work that he’s doing? [1:40:51];

Bread in the US vs. Europe: Why does bread (and wheat products) taste different and potentially cause less health problems in Europe versus the US? [1:42:21]; and

More.

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Feb 29, 2020
Do We Need A Soda Tax?
17:38

How can we reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages? 


There are efforts globally around the world looking at soda taxes as a solution for bringing down the consumption of foods that we know cause obesity and chronic disease. When those taxes are paired with incentives for eating healthy food, it's a win-win for everybody. Consuming more healthy food and less soda creates more productivity, lower healthcare costs, and less chronic disease. Yet we see organizations such as the American Beverage Association spending millions of dollars fighting soda taxes. It’s obvious that they wouldn't spend that kind of money if they didn't think they would lose profits from a soda tax. Dr. Hyman talks about all this and more in this mini-episode. 


Learn more about these topics and the actions we can take for more transparency from the government and corporations in Dr. Hyman's new book, Food Fix. FoodFixBook.com


Feb 28, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes - Build Your Health to Build Your Wealth
58:15

In honor of Dr. Hyman’s upcoming book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), out on February 25th we are sharing a recent interview he did on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes.


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Build Your Health to Build Your Wealth with Dr. Mark Hyman


Wealth without health isn't wealth at all. 


Let's say you're the richest person in the world. You have anything and everything you could ever want. You've started companies, written books, gone on tours—you name it. But your body isn't in the best shape. You've put it second to your career goals. And now, it's starting to show.


Your health is a different kind of wealth. Taking care of your finances is important, but so is taking care of your body. If you neglect your body, your body will neglect you. As you age, this only gets harder. You won't be able to enjoy life because you'll feel tired, sick, or miserable.


Of course, exercise is vital to maintaining good health, but so are the foods that you eat. The food we eat has an impact on our brain chemistry, our physical health, our community, and even climate change!


It's easy to eat the processed food that's offered to us daily, but if we want to start investing in our health, it's time for a change.


If there's one person who knows how to help, it's Dr. Mark Hyman.


Dr. Mark Hyman is leading a health revolution—one revolved around using food as medicine to support longevity, energy, mental clarity, happiness, and so much more.


Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He's the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, is the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, AND is the Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. 


And somehow, in the midst of all this, he's a twelve-time New York Times bestselling author and hosts one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor's Farmacy. He's also a regular medical contributor on several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, The Dr. Oz Show, and CNN. 


Needless to say, he's an expert. Dr. Hyman is one of my favorite people to learn from about health because he is so honest about what’s going on. Instead of trying to push his own agenda, he’s got humanity’s best interest at heart.


If you're wanting to invest in your health, look no further! Join me on Episode 916 with Dr. Mark Hyman to learn how eating the right foods can make you healthier and happier.


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How many people in the U.S. are actually sick (4:28)
  • The truth about what diabetes is and what causes it (9:55)
  • The history of processed food and what it does to the environment (14:50)
  • How much food we waste annually (19:48)
  • Why the FDA doesn’t regulate food the way other countries do (21:32)
  • How the food industry convinces people bad food is safe (26:22)
  • Why nut milks can be problematic (47:58)
  • Plus much more…


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/916 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes

Feb 27, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on Feel Better, Live More with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - Why We Need To Fix Our Food System
1:24:17

In honor of Dr. Hyman’s upcoming book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), out on February 25th we are sharing a recent interview he did on Feel Better, Live More with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee.


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Why We Need To Fix Our Food System with Mark Hyman


Is it possible to create a food system that promotes health, not disease? One that regenerates ecosystems, reverses climate change and ensures no one, least of all the poorest in society, is endangered?

My guest on this week’s podcast believes it is. He is functional medicine doctor and New York Times bestselling author, Dr Mark Hyman. Mark and I talk about everything from how processed food is addictive by design, to the powerful role good nutrition, from real food, could have in hospitals, schools and prisons. We discuss why soil depletion from intensive farming is one of the biggest drivers of climate change – and why that vegan burger may not be the environmentally friendly option.

Despite the serious subject matter of this conversation, I’m sure you’ll come away feeling hopeful. Mark doesn’t simply highlight the problems we’re facing. He identifies the ‘fix’, providing practical, positive solutions. It’s a call to action that we can all do our bit to answer.

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Feb 26, 2020
How To Fix Our Food System To Save Humans And The Planet
53:12

It’s time we stopped thinking about the way we eat only in terms of our health—we need to recognize the global impact of food. We need to eat in a way that combines good science with common sense. We need to not just include our health in the equation but also the biodiversity of the planet and our ability to grow food for future generations. So how do we do that? We’ve all been told we should go vegan to save the planet, but even if you don’t eat animals conventional agriculture kills 7 billion animals a year through habitat destruction. Not to mention, massive amounts of greenhouse gases are emitted to produce processed soy foods even if you completely avoid beef. Then people preach Paleo or keto but eat lots of factory-farmed meat, which also produces massive amounts of greenhouse gases, and is not something you want to put in your body. 


Our food system is fundamentally flawed. That’s why I wrote my new book Food Fix that just hit shelves yesterday! To share all the solutions for creating a food system that helps both our bodies and the planet thrive. I’m really excited to tell you more about it. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy we’re sharing part two of the conversation we started last week, with my good friend and business partner Dhru Purohit as the host. We dig into the problems that led me to write Food Fix and how we can all take action starting today. 


This episode is brought to you by Joovv and ButcherBox.


I recently discovered Joovv, a red light therapy device. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin. It actually helps your cells produce collagen so it improves skin tone and complexion, diminishes signs of aging like wrinkles, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. To check out the Joovv products for yourself head over to joovv.com/farmacy. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout. 


Now through March 31, 2020, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive ground beef for life. When you sign up today, ButcherBox will send you 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. Plus listeners will get an additional $20 off their first box. All you have to do is head over to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why veganism isn’t the solution to climate change (6:17)


  • What is regenerative agriculture? (9:12)


  • The environmental effects an Impossible Burger vs a regeneratively-raised beef burger (10:19)


  • The Pegan diet, and my principles for how to eat (15:02)


  • Why I’ve cut back on eating almonds (19:07)


  • My daily diet and how I practice intermittent fasting (21:00)


  • How food pharmacies would save us money (30:50)


  • How the food industry tricks consumers and keeps us sick (35:25)


  • The good news and positive change in the food industry (40:50)


  • Why I wrote my new book, Food Fix, available now! (44:34)
Feb 25, 2020
Why Do Our Tax Dollars Support Unhealthy Food?
10:01

U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill for the growing of processed foods (through agricultural subsidies for the raw materials of processed food—namely wheat, corn, and soy), and for providing the poor quality processed food and soda to the poor (through our food stamps program). Yet the federal government has repeatedly denied cities and states the right to enact basic policy reform measures, despite evidence to show that incentivizing healthy food and disincentivizing unhealthy food has been proven effective. 


And it is not just bureaucrats who have opposed policy change. Many anti-hunger groups and national food banks, like the Food Research Action Center, or FRAC, have used their political influence to resist efforts to ban sugary drinks from the food stamp program, or SNAP. 


In this mini-epissode, Dr. Hyman examines three government agencies that are promoting unhealthy foods and how a change in food policy could shift our health and the health of our communities and planet. Learn more in Dr. Hyman's new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com



Feb 24, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu - Why You Need to Examine Your Entire Health History to Heal Properly | Health Theory
48:40

In honor of Dr. Hyman’s upcoming book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), out on February 25th we are sharing a recent interview he did on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.


Watch Impact Theory at https://www.youtube.com/tombilyeu


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Mark Hyman on Why You Need to Examine Your Entire Health History to Heal Properly | Health Theory 

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

 

Functional medicine aims to uncover the laws of biology, treats the human body as an ecosystem, and is about creating health, not just curing illness. Mark Hyman is one of the foremost practitioners of functional medicine, one of its earliest advocates, and is certainly one of its best spokesmen. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Mark Hyman explains the rationale behind functional medicine and describes its most important features. He also gives detailed advice on improving the diet, talks about what it means to say that food is information, and discusses the connection between the body, mind, gut and brain. 

 

Get a copy of Mark's new book "Food Fix" here: https://amzn.to/38mWyY8

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

What does it mean to say the body is an ecosystem? [1:18]

How do you find the root cause of an illness? [2:50]

Functional medicine is about creating health, not curing illness [5:45]

How should you deal with bacterial overgrowth in the upper gut? [9:42]

Mark explains how to test your microbiome [11:10]

There is lots of conflicting information on nutrition but there are some common principles [14:17]

Factory vegetarian diets harm the environment, but regenerative meat diets help [18:54]

Why should we eat more vegetables? [21:07]

What are the laws of biology regarding diet and nutrition? [22:56]

Soy traditionally was processed in a very different way than it is now [26:07]

All food is information [27:37]

Mark describes the dietary principles nearly everyone should follow [28:54]

Which kinds of vegetables should you be eating? [33:49]

Mark explains the effects of eliminating the most toxic foods from a diet [35:33]

We have the most inflammatory diet in history, and it directly causes illness [37:54]

Mark shares his journey towards Buddhism, wisdom and compassion [40:47]

Your brain, mind, body and gut are all connected [43:03]

Mark shares the one change people need to make [47:48]

 

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Feb 22, 2020
America's Eating Habits And The Rise Of Fast Food Around The World
11:08

Sales are going down for soda and processed food in the US and Europe, but they're dramatically rising in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, and it's not by accident. It's by design. 


The globalization of our processed industrial food has allowed Big Food and Big Agriculture to flood the world with disease causing products. Food companies are transforming local diets, uprooting healthy traditional foods that people have been eating for centuries, and replacing them with ultra-processed frankenfoods. It's a huge problem. 


Dr. Hyman dives in to the topic of globalized junk food and much more in this mini-episode. You can also learn more about these topics in Dr. Hyman's new book, Food Fix. www.foodfixbook.com

Feb 21, 2020
How Our Food System Harms Humans And The Planet
1:18:55

The way we grow food now is destroying our ability to grow it in the future. And the way we’re growing it now is making us sicker and more broke than ever before. Food is our #1 killer, even more so than smoking and guns.Our government supports the overproduction of the top crops for processed foods—corn, soy, and wheat—and Big Food reaps the benefits by turning them into sugary, starchy, highly addictive foods that cause chronic diseases. Diseases that are killing us and could be prevented.


This all comes down to our food system. The way food is grown, transported, processed, consumed, and wasted in our country is contributing to these problems and so much more—especially some of our most urgent ones like climate change. That’s why I wrote my new book Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time. And today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I’m excited to trade places and be the interviewee with my good friend, business partner, and host of The Broken Brain Podcast, Dhru Purohit. When I got very sick decades ago, I took on the mission to use Functional Medicine to help myself and my patients get over needless suffering. There are so many things we can do to prevent unnecessary health struggles and related deaths, and food is one of the most powerful.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • When I realized I had to get out of the doctor’s office to get my patients healthy (11:12)


  • Who is most affected by our food system? (14:06)


  • The lack of nutrition guidelines in our Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps (23:21)


  • How the way we grow food is destroying our ability to grow food in the future (30:54)


  • The connection between our food system and climate change, as both a cause and a solution (35:21)


  • The solution to food waste (47:53)


  • Why your participation is needed to bring about global food policy shifts (52:49)


  • How my early life experiences and education led to my advocacy energy and interest in social justice and spirituality (58:18)


  • The biggest threat to global economic development (1:08:12


  • How starting at the seed level solves all of our global crises (1:12:09)


Visit foodfixbook.com for more information about my new book, Food Fix, and for bonus material including the Food Fix Action Guide and my Longevity Masterclass.

Feb 19, 2020
How The Food Industry Manipulates Public Opinion, Science, And Government
9:54

Money is corrupting science, our government’s food policies, and the media. So where is this money coming from? There is a multi-trillion dollar global food industry that is growing, processing, manufacturing, marketing, and serving food like substances that are making us sick and fat. They are cheap to make and rake in big profits for ”Big Food” which is furiously promoting false science. And many of the nutrition myths that are prevalent today were spread like propaganda by the food industry.


Taxpayers are footing the bill for the growing of processed foods (through agricultural subsidies for the raw materials of processed food—namely wheat, corn, and soy), and for providing the poor quality processed food and soda to the poor (through our food stamps program). Then, we also pay for the costs of obesity and chronic disease caused by that food through Medicaid and Medicare. Not to mention the costs of soil degradation, depletion of our water supplies, climate change, and the widespread damage to humans and ecosystems from pesticides. This is because the food industry lobbyists push policies that use our tax dollars against us.  


Dr. Hyman talks about all this and more in this mini-episode. Learn more about these topics and the actions we can take for more transparency from the government and corporations in Dr. Hyman's new book, Food Fix. FoodFixBook.com

Feb 17, 2020
What Is Your Body Trying To Tell You?
9:14

Tapping into our own intuition can be extremely powerful when it comes to creating our optimal health. It is a tool available to each of us, any time of day, any day of the week—we just have to take the time to listen and be willing to dig deeper. We are all unique when it comes to the precise ingredients we need to create health and at the end of the day, your body is the smartest doctor in the room—it will tell you what works and what doesn’t—if you simply observe and listen. Dr. Hyman explored this topic in interviews with Dr. Cynthia Li and Dr. Andrea Pennington.


Dr. Cynthia Li received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She’s practiced as an internist in many settings, including Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and St. Anthony Medical Clinic serving the homeless. She currently has a private practice in Berkeley, CA and recently published her first book, Brave New Medicine: A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness.


Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, and #1 international bestselling author. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Washington University School of Medicine, trained at Georgetown University Hospital, and received certification in Age Management Medicine with the Cenegenics Medical Institute. She created a holistic media platform, In8Vitality, to teach people how to blend ancient wisdom and modern science for enhanced vitality and life mastery. In her latest book, The Real Self Love Handbook, she explores her personal journey from depression to real self-love and how The Cornerstone Process, a 5-step self-discovery framework, is setting people free from the drama of past trauma.


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Cynthia Li: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/CynthiaLi


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrAndreaPennington

Feb 14, 2020
A Fish Story: How To Improve Your Health While Protecting The Oceans with Paul Greenberg
1:25:53

Fish is one of the most nutritious food sources on the planet, especially when it comes to protein. But I’m usually scared to eat it. That’s because some seafood is at risk for toxicity that can harm our health, not to mention certain aquaculture methods are contributing to declining populations and even the acidification of our oceans. It’s not all bad, but it is complex. There are several important things we should think about in order to reap the health benefits from fish and act as environmental stewards at the same time. 


To better understand seafood I sat down to talk with Paul Greenberg for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Paul is the bestselling author of Four Fish, American Catch, and The Omega Principle. A regular contributor to the New York Times and many other publications, Mr. Greenberg is the writer-in-residence at the Safina Center, a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation and the recipient of a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. He appears frequently on American and international radio and television programs and is the featured correspondent and co-writer of the 2017 PBS Frontline documentary The Fish On My Plate which, along with his TED talk, has reached millions of viewers.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why I’m scared to eat fish and why Paul is optimistic about our oceans (6:55)


  • Overfishing and the declining fish population around the world (17:57)


  • How our monoculture is leading to the creation of dead zones in our waters (25:48)


  • Pros and cons of aquaculture (27:26)


  • The nutritional value and toxin levels of farmed salmon (31:37)


  • The decline of our oceans from an environmental point of view and the death of phytoplankton (38:36)


  • The most effective way to test for mercury exposure (44:10)


  • The best types of fish for you to eat (53:13)


  • Fish oil, omega-3 deficiency, and veganism (1:00:47)


  • The issue of microplastics in the ocean (1:15:44)




  • Resources:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) https://www.msc.org/home 

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) https://www.asc-aqua.org/ 

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) https://www.bapcertification.org/ 

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch https://www.seafoodwatch.org/

Greenpeace’s Carting Away the Oceans Report: 2018 Supermarket Seafood Ranking https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/research/carting-away-the-oceans-10/

Seek out a “Community Supporting Fishery” or CSF through www.localcatch.org 



Feb 12, 2020
What Is The True Cost Of Your Food?
13:37

What is the true cost of what we’re eating to society, humans, to our natural resources, our natural capital and economies?
 Looking past sticker price, what is the cost when we consider the benefit or burden that food has on your health, our environment, our climate, our farmworkers, the economy, and so much more. ⁣

Our food system drives the production of processed food which is the biggest killer on the planet, killing 11 million people a year. The biggest expenditure of the U.S. government is Medicare, and the Medicare trust fund is projected to run out of money by 2025 from dealing with the chronic illnesses caused by our food. ⁣

Our food system is also causing a loss of biodiversity, which is essential to growing nutritious food. Conventional farming practices that rely on agricultural chemical inputs, over-tilling, nitrogen fertilizers, monoculture, deforestation, and more, contribute to a massive loss of biological diversity on the planet.⁣ In fact, we’re currently experiencing the most extreme loss of life on Earth since the extinction of the dinosaurs. This has major consequences for our food security, as we have less fertile soil, a decline in pollinators essential for food production, and other direct food losses like fish from polluted waterways. ⁣

The good news is we can solve this issue together. ⁣

Dr. Hyman speaks to all of these topics in this episode featuring topics from his new book, Food Fix, which is out on February 25th. Visit FoodFixBook.com⁣ to learn more.

Feb 10, 2020
Could This Practice Be Our Saving Grace?
10:43

Regenerative farming takes a clear approach to agriculture, in that it’s not just about sustaining the land in its current state, it’s about bringing it back to its original, vibrant state. This creates greater biodiversity, more nutrients, stronger soils, and healthier food. Regenerative farming encompasses numerous practices that benefit the soil in which crops are being farmed. It is about being minimally invasive and supporting natural symbiotic relationships, so that bacteria in the soil, grazing cattle, and everything in between, are working together. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Miriam Horn as she shares the story of a midwest soil farmer who is using regenerative practices to restore his land back to its original Prairie state.


Miriam Horn works at the Environmental Defense Fund and is a New York Times best-selling author. Her books include, Rebels in White Gloves, Coming of Age with Hillary's Class, Wellesley '69, Earth: The Sequel, The Race to Reinvent Energy Stop Global Warming, which was co-authored with the Environmental Defense Fund president Fred Krupp, and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland.


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Miriam Horn: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MiriamHorn

Feb 07, 2020
How Can You Wake Up To Your Highest Intelligence? with Deepak Chopra
1:06:41

You are the creator of your mind, body, and universe. Our experience of the world, our identity, and our physical reality are based on our learned perceptions. But when we get aware of our own awareness and ask ourselves some important questions, we can break down false beliefs of our own experience in this life to end suffering and find infinite joy and possibility. If this sounds pretty deep, it is. But as my guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy explains it can actually be quite simple. 


Dr. Deepak Chopra is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on wellbeing and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of over 89 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential, unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • What is the universe made of and how do we know? (6:51)


  • The basis of conscious experience, how we know that anything exists, and the effects of this on our identity (12:57)


  • How our learned perceptions create our reality (17:41)


  • The five reasons humans suffer according to the great wisdom traditions of the world (20:44)


  • The four things that create all experiences (24:32)


  • The questions you can ask yourself to break out of your conditioned mind and contribute to a collective awakening (27:55)


  • Digitaldeepak.ai, a digital version of himself that Deepak created to interact with other luminaries and provide the latest understanding of consciousness, science, evolution, and biology (30:20)


  • The phenomenon of synchronicity (33:25)


  • Applying consciousness to the understanding that we are never actually alone (43:35)


  • The question to ask yourself next time you’re stressed (57:22)



Feb 05, 2020
How Is The Food Our Kids Are Eating Affecting Their Behavior?
15:06

Our children’s future is threatened by an achievement gap caused in large part by their inability to learn on a diet of processed foods and sugar served in schools.⁣⁣

We are feeding our kids a diet that is making them anti-social in their behavior, promoting trouble focusing/ADD, and resulting not only in significant weight gain and health issues, but also in depression and mental health issues. ⁣

Most schools now only have deep fryers and microwaves and serve up industrial food-like-substances prepared by corporations, not by humans. Food companies also target children and minorities with billions in marketing of the worst “foods”.


We must put a stop to this. ⁣⁣

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Dr. Hyman talks about this issue and how how we can change the health of our children, ourselves, and our planet in his new book, Food Fix, out February 25. FoodFixBook.com

Feb 03, 2020
How Trauma Affects The Gut
10:14

We all deal with trauma at some point in life, but the good news is we can address it and come out stronger using the right tools. Since trauma is kept in both the mind and body, it makes sense that modalities that tap into the mind-body connection are successful to produce long-lasting healing. In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman is joined by world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma, Jim Gordon, to discuss how trauma affects the gut and why nutrition is part of his trauma-healing protocol to help the entire body heal. 


Dr. Jim Gordon is the author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma and is a Harvard educated psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He has worked with traumatized children and families in Bosnia, Gaza, Haiti, post-9/11 New York, and Parkland, among many other areas across the world facing tragedy and trauma. Dr. Gordon also works with veterans and active-duty military to address PTSD.


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jim Gordon:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrJimGordon


Jan 31, 2020
The Brain Science Behind Social Conflict And Depression with Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter
1:08:53

We’re living in a more divisive time than ever before. I’m not just talking about politics—we’re at aggressive odds over everything from diet (vegan versus Paleo) to sports and we’re even seeing an escalation in road rage. There’s actually a reason this is happening. We’re disconnected. Social media is actually isolating us; we ignore the importance of sleep and nature; stress is at epidemic proportions. These lifestyle disconnects cause structural and functional disconnects in the brain that lead to more divisive and angry behavior. Our ability to make good decisions pretty much goes out the window. But it’s not too late to reverse these negative effects. I was so excited to sit down with my good friends Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter on The Doctor’s Farmacy to talk about these modern challenges and how we can detox the brain to restore better decision making and overall health. 


Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist. His books have been published in 34 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Dr. Perlmutter’s new book Brain Wash, co-written with his son Austin Perlmutter, MD, was just released on January 14, 2020. Dr. Austin Perlmutter is a board-certified internal medicine physician. His academic focus is on understanding the decision-making process, how it is influenced by internal and external factors, and how it changes our health and illness outcomes. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview:


-How the prefrontal cortex acts as the adult in your brain (11:56)


-The way in which chronic stress rewires your brain and affects empathy and decision making (14:28)


-Regaining control of the ways in which our brains are being manipulated by media (18:15)


-How making bad food decisions affects the brain, drives inflammation, creates depression, and leads to more unhealthy decision making (27:39)


-How excessive social media use affects the brain (34:44)


-The fundamentally important and underrated role of sleep on the brain (42:57)


-Removing blame from our inability to make healthy decisions (48:27)


-Why healthcare providers need to reframe their perspective and approach to working patients who do not follow through with lifestyle changes (52:27)


-How Inflammatory food perpetuates impulsivity, aggression, and violence (1:01:29)


-Learn more about the book Brain Wash at brainwashbook.com


-Find Dr. David Perlmutter online at https://www.drperlmutter.com/ and follow him on Facebook @DavidPerlmutterMD, on Instagram @davidperlmutter, and on Twitter @DavidPerlmutter


-Follow Dr. Austin Perlmutter on Instagram @austinperlmutter and on Twitter @austinperlmd

Jan 29, 2020
Corruption In The Food Industry And The Challenge With Our Dietary Guidelines
18:42

Imagine if there was a virus that killed 11 million people a year. There would be a global effort to eradicate it. Yet, this is what bad food is doing to us, and no one is sounding the alarm.


In this mini-episode of The Doctor's Farmacy, Dr. Hyman explains how corruption in the food industry and our dietary guidelines contributed to our current mess and what we can do about it.


Learn more at foodfixbook.com.

Jan 27, 2020
Why Neuroscientists Love Running
9:13

For decades we were taught there was no stopping cognitive and physical decline, now we know it’s possible to maintain a youthful brain and body into old age using accessible means. Given the right conditions, you can continue to thrive well into old age. In fact, the personality trait of “openness to experience” was a major predictor of good physical activity at age 75, because of a willingness to participate in athletics and try new things. That means, no matter what age you are now, keeping an open and adventurous mind and trying new types of movement in your own routine can help you stay active and healthy as you get older. In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with brain health experts Dr. Marwan Sabbagh and Dr. Daniel Amen, and age management medicine expert Dr. George Shapiro about the tools available to each of us to promote optimal health at any age.


Dr. Sabbagh is a board-certified neurologist and considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and BMC Neurology and is now editor in chief of Neurology and Therapy and is the author of The Alzheimer’s Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health. Dr. Sabbagh’s latest book, Fighting for My Life: How to Thrive in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s, was released last year.


The Washington Post called Dr. Daniel Amen the most popular psychiatrist in America and Discover Magazine listed his brain imaging research as the top neuroscience story for 2015. He is a double board-certified psychiatrist and ten-time New York Times bestselling author, with such blockbuster books as Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADD, Memory Rescue, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades, and The Daniel Plan, co-authored by Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman. In March 2020, his book The End of Mental Illness will be published.


Dr. George Shapiro has been a practicing physician for 30 years, specializing in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and age management medicine. Dr. Shapiro was the recipient of the 10th Annual Alan P. Mintz, MD Award, for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine, as he has become known nationwide as an expert in age management medicine, and leads one of the most prominent age management practices in the country as president of Cenegenics New York City. He has long been known as one of New York’s foremost cardiologists, specializing in regenerative medicine and improving longevity, including the genomics of cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure. 


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Marwan Sabbagh:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrMarwanSabbagh


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen:  

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDanielAmen


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. George Shapiro:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrGeorgeShapiro


Jan 24, 2020
Is It Possible To Be Vegan-Keto? with Dr. Ethan Weiss and Dr. Carrie Diulus
1:36:37

Despite what conventional medicine has told us, type 1 diabetes is not a sentence for a heavy reliance on insulin. For many people, a diet that carefully monitors carb intake can dramatically reduce blood sugar swings and reduce the amount of insulin needed. 


Keto (or the ketogenic diet) has gotten a lot of buzz lately, and this fat-heavy very low-carb approach to eating is showing some promise for diabetics and many other metabolic diseases as well. With that being said, there is no perfect diet for everyone, and each person needs to find what works best for them. One of my guests on this week’s Doctor’s Farmacy podcast, Dr. Carrie Diulus, has found vegan keto is the best approach for managing her type 1 diabetes and maintaining a healthy weight. We’re also joined by Dr. Ethan Weiss, who’s been steadily in ketosis for about 2 years using a plant-heavy, mostly pescatarian keto approach.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and SomniFix. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview:


-How Dr. Diulu became vegan keto (9:13)


-The evolution in thinking about heart disease and heart-healthy diets (22:26)


-The idea of “the best diet” (26:36)


-Saturated vs unsaturated fats and the ketogenic diet (32:38)


-Why fiber is a significant factor and calories still matter with the ketogenic diet (43:58)


-Do you need to go in and out of ketosis and can you achieve longevity through diet? (50:55)


-Sarcopenia of aging and eating for mobility as you age (1:00:53)


-The benefits of testing blood insulin levels (1:12:37)


-What you need to know if you want to try keto (1:20:15)


-What a typical day of eating looks like for Dr. Diulu and Dr. Weiss (1:31:03)


-Learn more about Keyto, which aims to make the ketogenic diet more accessible through a breath meter device and phone app at www.getketyo.com

Jan 22, 2020
Why Eating Fake Meat Won't Solve Our Climate Problem
17:33

Wendell Berry said, "To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd."


We need to revolutionize the food system completely. We have as system that fuels destruction, not only of our own health, but the health of the planet and animals. ⁣⁣

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My new book, Food Fix, both defines the problems and maps out the policies, business innovations and grass roots solutions. And what we can each do to improve our health and the health of our communities and the planet. ⁣⁣


I cannot cure obesity and diabetes in my office. It is cured on the farm, in the grocery store, in the restaurant, in our kitchens, schools, workplaces, and faith based communities. ⁣⁣This book will show you how. If you care about your health and the health of your community and the planet, visit foodfixbook.com.

Jan 20, 2020
How To Feed Your Gut
13:14

There are so many angles we need to look at with gut health and they can tell us an amazing amount of information about the rest of the body. Our gut bacteria regulate many of our bodily functions, from creating vitamins to controlling our immune system, our brain function and of course, our metabolism and weight. They are critical to our long-term health. In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman explores the role of the gut microbiome and how best to feed it with his colleagues at The UltraWellness Center. Dr. Todd LePine, Dr. George Papanicolaou, and Dr. Elizabeth Boham.


Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s goal is to help patients achieve vitality through focusing on optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.


Dr. George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive personal care, Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health—a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou joined The UltraWellness Center in August 2017. 


Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their wellness goals. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well, a topic she is passionate about as a breast cancer survivor.


Learn more about The UltraWellness Center at https://ultrawellnesscenter.com


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Todd LePine: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrToddLePine


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. George Papanicolaou: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrGeorgePapanicolaou


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrElizabethBoham


Jan 17, 2020
Why We Have The Worst Health Outcomes Of All Industrialized Nations with Dr. Charles Modlin, Dr. Leonor Osorio, and Tawny Jones
1:09:26

Nobody wants to name the problem, but let’s call it what it is: social injustice is part of our healthcare system. Black and Hispanic people are far more likely to get sick and die from the 10 leading causes of death due to a range of factors, including lack of access and discrimination in our healthcare system and policies. When you consider that most treatments and drugs are only tested on white males, it’s clear we’re ignoring the unique wellness needs of so many other populations. And the result of these disparities gets passed down through generations. We need to work on solutions now. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I sat down with Dr. Charles Modlin, Dr. Leonor Osorio, and Tawny Jones from Cleveland Clinic to talk about these issues and ways to create a new multi-cultural dynamic in healthcare. 


Dr. Charles Modlin is a Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Urologist, Executive Director of Minority Health, and the Cleveland Clinic Physician Lead for Public Health. He founded and directs Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center. Dr. Leonor Osorio has been on staff at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital practicing Internal medicine since 2001. She was instrumental in the opening of the Lutheran Hospital Hispanic Clinic, which connects patients to Spanish speaking physicians. Tawny Jones is an accomplished Administrator at the Cleveland Clinic who leads clinical operations at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


-Racial health disparity statistics and factors driving these disparities (4:37)


-The Tuskegee syphilis experiment how it continues to perpetuate distrust of the healthcare system (12:50)


-The cascading effects of racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and unconscious bias on minority health (15:47)


-Targeted food marketing to minority populations and acknowledging the reality of food injustice (19:53)


-The role of sugar and the sugar industry in driving health disparities (30:32)


-How community-based conversations and initiatives can improve health literacy and outcomes (35:40)


-The importance of prioritizing cultural sensitivity in creating health programs (42:43)


-Economic implications of the healthcare disparities crisis and incentivizing value-based healthcare (55.47)


-Multicultural specialty centers (1:01:06)


-Calling for hospitals and healthcare practitioners to give voice to our national food crisis (1:06:28)

Jan 15, 2020
How To Address The Lies We All Tell Ourselves
10:48

Nourishing our spirit through addressing the inner challenges we all face—whether it’s discontent in a marriage or job or self-sabotaging beliefs about not being good enough—has a major impact on our overall well-being. When we address the lies we tell ourselves and others, connect with our personal integrity, and embrace the spirit we’re often keeping locked away, some truly amazing things can happen.  In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with his personal coach and best friend, Lauren Zander to discuss the transformative steps that helped him reach his goals and Lauren shares a wealth of knowledge, and humor, on how to address the lies we all tell ourselves and instead pursue our dreams.


Lauren Zander is an executive life coach, author, and creator of The Handel Method® and Inner.U. She is the coach to coaches, gurus, CEOs, and stars. She has 40+ coaches trained in her proven method, developed and taught at MIT, Stanford, and NYU, as well as at Fortune 500 companies and to people wanting to human better worldwide.


Learn to human better in love and life with Lauren's online coaching course, Inner.U LOVE. Pre-order now through Jan. 15, 2020 and also get Inner.U LIFE, Lauren's life coaching course in a special bundle price of just $650. Or, pre-order Inner.U LOVE individually for just $325. Your lifetime subscription includes: 12 audio coaching sessions from Lauren Zander, 1 free private coaching session with an HG coach, and 1 six-week coaching bootcamp with an HG Coach. Get Started at handelgroup.com/markhyman


Jan 10, 2020
Why Healthcare Policy Needs To Focus On Prevention with Dr. Anand Parekh
1:04:49

We have the best hospitals, most highly trained doctors, and people come from all over the world to get medical treatments in the US. Yet, we’re lagging behind almost every other country in health metrics, including life expectancy and infant mortality. That’s because we’re not being set up for success: The policies and systems we rely on for healthcare aren’t supporting prevention, education, and accessibility for all our communities. We are spending a massive amount of money on healthcare (1 of every 5 federal dollars) but we’re not spending on the social services to invest in lifestyle wellness that prevents disease in the first place. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Dr. Anand Parekh to talk about solutions to our country’s healthcare crisis and examine what’s already working. Dr. Parekh is the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) chief medical advisor, providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization, particularly in the areas of aging, prevention, and global health. Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a HHS deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness, and care management. He has spoken widely and written extensively on a variety of health topics and is the author of a new book entitled Prevention First – Policymaking for a Healthier America.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


-Why life expectancy and other health metrics are so poor in the United States (5:09)


-Why policymakers do not focus on prevention and proactive policies to improve health (13:21)


-Personal responsibility in a toxic health environment (19:24)


-Challenges with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or our food stamp system (21:06)


-Social needs vs social determinants of health (28:12)


-Obesity: the public health crisis of our century (31:46)


-Dr. Parekh’s 5 key takeaways for policymakers (38:48)


-Targeting and creating pathways for existing healthcare programs and interventions that have been shown effective (47:02)


-Why the government is so important in scaling healthcare solutions (52:04)


-The need for clinical-community linkages (52:31)


Find Dr. Parekh’s book, Prevention First: Policymaking for a Healthier America here.  

Check out the work being done by at the Bipartisan Policy Center here.

Jan 08, 2020
How Metal Toxicity Affects Health And Aging
11:10

Unfortunately, in today’s world we’ve become exposed to a greater number of environmental toxins than ever before. Heavy metals including mercury, lead, and arsenic pose many threats to our health, from increased risk of cancer to autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances, gut issues, and much more. In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman talks to Dave Asprey about the best ways to test for and detoxify from heavy metals.


Dave Asprey is an expert in biohacking and reversing the aging process. He is the founder and CEO of Bulletproof 360, creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, the host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, serial entrepreneur, and global change agent. 


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dave Asprey: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DaveAsprey


Jan 03, 2020
Is There An Antidote To Stress? with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
1:16:02

We’re up against a chronic epidemic: stress. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% or more of doctors’ visits are due to illnesses related to stress. This can come in many different forms. Socioeconomic stress is a real burden for many people, as is the stress of taking care of several generations within a family, or meeting the demands of our jobs. Stress can also come in the form of bad food and poor or inadequate sleep, which send negative signals to the brain that produce stress hormones. That doesn’t mean we’re stuck with stress though. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by my good friend Dr. Rangan Chatterjee to look at the many sides of stress and all the actions we can take to stop it in its tracks. 


Dr. Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. He hosts the biggest health podcast in Europe, Feel Better, Live More, which Apple has announced as one of the most downloaded new podcasts of the past year. His first book, How to Make Disease Disappear, is an international bestseller all over the world and has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide in just 18 months. His most recent book, the #1 bestseller, The Stress Solution, tackles what the WHO calls the health epidemic of our time—stress.


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Joovv.


ButcherBox is currently offering listeners of the podcast 2 lbs of wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon PLUS $20 off your first box. Just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great deal.


Check out the Joovv products at joovv.com/farmacy. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout. 


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


-The personal experience that changed Dr. Chatterjee’s approach to practicing medicine (6:22)


-Why Dr. Chatterjee chose to focus on the topic of stress in his latest book, The Stress Solution (15:25)


-The power of identifying if there is a trigger point in your week that leads to the bulk of your stress (19:26)


-How stress affects your physiology and why finding meaning and purpose in your life is so important to your stress resiliency  (23:53)


-Managing your mindset as it relates to what you can vs what you cannot control (36:15)


-How lack of downtime contributes to stress, the brain’s default mode network, and our toxic relationship to technology (38:34)


-How to create a morning routine in as little as 5 minutes (48:32)


-Creating new behaviors and habits (55:34)


-The daily gratitude exercise Dr. Chatterjee practices with his family (57:33)


-The importance of touch and intimacy (1:00:37)


Find Dr. Chatterjee online at https://drchatterjee.com/ and follow him on Facebook @DrChatterjee, on Instagram @DrChatterjee, and on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk.


Dec 31, 2019
How Much Is Your Food Waste Costing You?
9:33

Food waste is one of the largest problems of our time. In fact, about 30% of all food produced globally (1.3 billion tons) is wasted—and it’s costing us. Food waste is also a major contributor to climate change; if food waste was represented as its own country it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter! In this minisode, Dr. Hyman dives into this topic and what we can do about it in our own homes with Kavita Shukla and Paul Hawken.


Kavita Shukla is the Founder and CEO of The FRESHGLOW Co. and the inventor of FreshPaper, a simple innovation taking on the massive global challenge of food waste by keeping food fresher, longer. FreshPaper is used by farmers and families across the globe, and The FRESHGLOW Co. has partnered with some of the largest retailers in the world, from Whole Foods to Walmart so that people everywhere can take advantage of this incredible product and the goodness of real food.


Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. His book, Drawdown, outlines the most comprehensive plan to reverse global warming.


Tune-in to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Kavita Shukla:

DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/KavitaShukla


Tune-in to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Paul Hawken: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/PaulHawken

Dec 27, 2019
How To Fix Nutrition In Schools with Kimbal Musk
1:09:20

As we see a rise in the hyperlocal movement, urban farming, school gardening programs, and farm to table restaurants it’s clear there are some really exciting solutions in the works for a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable food system. We just need to embrace them and keep the innovations coming. When it comes to innovative ideas that support a more sustainable, nutritious, and beneficial food system, there’s no better person to talk to than Kimbal Musk. I was thrilled to sit down with him for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy to dig into our changing landscape of food and how he’s managed to scale sustainable eating and education as part of his model. 


Kimbal is a chef, restaurateur, and philanthropist. His personal mission is to pursue an America where everyone has access to real food. He’s been named a Global Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum and is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of three businesses—The Kitchen Restaurant Group, Big Green, and Square Roots—with real food missions that are rapidly growing across the US. The Kitchen Restaurant Group sources sustainably grown food from American farmers, stimulating the local farm economy to the tune of millions of dollars a year. Kimbal’s nonprofit organization, Big Green, builds permanent, outdoor Learning Garden classrooms in hundreds of underserved schools across America reaching over 350,000 students every day. His tech-enabled food company, Square Roots, builds urban farms in climate-controlled shipping containers with the mission to bring real food to people in cities around the world by empowering next-gen farmers. 


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


-The development of Kimbal’s love of cooking (4:27)


-Kimbal’s decision to leave Silicon Valley, move to New York and go to cooking school, and his experience cooking for firefighters after September 11th (10:27)


-Community restaurants and Kimbal’s move to Boulder, CO to open The Kitchen restaurant (15:53)


-Scaling the industrial food system to provide local produce to more areas (19:36)


-America’s aging farmer population, the average income of farmers, and why it’s so difficult to bring innovation into farming (21:27)


-How the ethanol mandate is keeping young farmers from gaining access to land, and how this lead Kimbal to start Square Roots urban farming company (25:45)


-Ecosystem services and the challenges that farmers face in efforts to break away from the monocrop system  (39:47)


-Kimbal’s experience breaking his spine and how it led him to dedicate his life to scale bringing learning gardens to schools through his organization Big Green (47:16)


-National Young Farmers Coalition and its efforts to get young people into farming  (56:57)


-Scaling regenerative farming (1:01:50)


Learn more about Kimbal at kimbalmusk.com and follow him on Facebook @kimbalmuskofficial, on Instagram @kimbalmusk, and on Twitter @kimbal.

Dec 24, 2019
Understanding Nutrition Research
10:28

We’re always hearing extreme results from nutritional research. Ranging from the “dangers” of coconut oil and eggs to completely contradictory statements, like that a low-carb diet shortens lifespan and also increases it, we are bombarded with confusing information that can make deciding what to eat totally overwhelming. But with the right knowledge and resources, we can learn to decipher dietary studies to get the real truth. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Chris Kresser, an expert in Functional Medicine and a leader in nutritional research, to dissect what you need to evaluate to understand nutrition research.


Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, founder of Kresser Institute, creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and has trained over 1,500 clinicians and health coaches in his unique approach.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Chris Kresser at: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ChrisKresser

Dec 20, 2019
The Power Of Food To Heal Everything From Autoimmune Disease To Traumatic Brain Injury with Dr. George Papanicolaou
1:24:44

One of the reasons Functional Medicine is so transformative is that it recognizes disease does not occur in isolation. If one part of the body is compromised the entire body is thrown out of balance. SIBO, or small intestine bacterial overgrowth, is a great example of this. It rarely occurs on its own, and is often paired with a number of other issues, from neurological symptoms to migraines, arthritis, and more. When we focus on healing the gut in these instances, the entire body shifts for the better. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I’m joined by Dr. George Papanicolaou to talk about the Functional Medicine matrix as a framework for healing, as well as his own journey in overcoming a traumatic brain injury. 


Dr. Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive personal care, Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health—a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. In August 2017, I invited Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center and we’ve been successfully helping people together ever since. 


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by ButcherBox. Now through December 31, 2019, ButcherBox is offering listeners of the podcast 2 lbs of wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon and 4 grass-fed, grass-finished sirloin steaks for free in your first order PLUS $20 off your first box. Just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great deal.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


-The 4 principles of osteopathic medicine and what attracted Dr. Papanicolaou to become a DO before he discovered Functional Medicine (6:05)


-Why prevention, as thought about it in conventional medicine, is really early detection (11:29)


-Treating SIBO and how the Functional Medicine Matrix is used to identify issues and create health (17:19)


-Leaky gut, why SIBO is rarely seen in patients by itself, and how to test for it (27:09)


-Patient cases in which Dr. Papanicolaou and I have treated gut issues (32:40)


-The reason why people get so-called “food babies” (36:29)


-The 5 R’s of Functional Medicine (40:10)


-Why Functional Medicine uses genetic and toxicity testing not regularly used in conventional medicine (48:33)


-Gluten as the trigger for autoimmune disease, how sugar and starch can cause hormonal issues, and Dr. Papanicolaou’s experience treating his teenage daughter’s fatigue (1:00:34)


-Dr. Papanicolaou’s personal experience with brain injury and how he healed himself (1:09:24)


Learn more about working with Dr. George Papanicolaou at The UltraWellness Center at https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/team-member/george-papanicolaou/


Dec 18, 2019
How Meditation Activates Our Healing Mechanisms
8:06

We have all heard that meditation can provide stress relief, but the benefits do not stop there. Meditation also provides immune support, can lead to better sleep, and even better sex; it also provides the immune system a rest five times deeper than sleep. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with his own meditation teacher, Emily Fletcher, to talk about the science behind meditation’s benefits. It is possible to let go of the stress we’ve all accumulated throughout life; Emily explains how this works down to the cellular level. 


Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva, the creator of The Ziva Technique, and regarded as a leading expert in meditation for high performers. She is also the author of, “Stress Less, Accomplish More.”


Tune in to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Emily Fletcher: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/EmilyFletcher


Dec 13, 2019
Why Food Is A Social Justice Issue with Leah Penniman
56:40

There’s a part of our food system that’s not being talked about: racial inequality. The division of land, government subsidies, and financial resources that are available favor white farmers. Meanwhile, many of our sustainable farming practices actually stem from African and indigenous roots. Since 1920 African-American farmers have lost over 14 million acres of land. Combine this with the fact that Black communities are also at a higher risk of illnesses due to a lack of access to fresh, nutritious food. It’s food apartheid. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I was joined by Leah Penniman to dig into the racial injustice that continues to smolder in our current food system. Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land. As Co-Executive Director, Leah is part of a team that facilitates powerful food sovereignty programs—including farmer training for Black and Brown people, a subsidized farm food distribution program for communities living under food apartheid, and domestic and international organizing toward equity in the food system. Her book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land is a love song for the land and her people.


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Joovv and Thrive Market.


I always love checking out the latest science for anti-aging and recently I discovered Joovv, a red light therapy device. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin. It actually helps your cells produce collagen so it improves skin tone and complexion, diminishes signs of aging like wrinkles, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. To check out the Joovv products for yourself head over to joovv.com/farmacy. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout. Make sure to also check out Joovv's website for some special holiday deals while supplies last!


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


Here are more of the details from the interview: 


-How Leah got into farming (5:53)


-Why the term “food apartheid” is more accurate than “food desert” (11:44)


-Soul Fire Farm and how it is working to create a new food and farm system (19:43)


-Overcoming the obstacles that keep people of color from becoming farmers (27:35)


-The potential benefits of regenerative agriculture (29:55)


-Leah’s work getting community-supported agriculture paid for with funds from The Farm Bill  (34:34)


-The Fairness for Farm Workers Act and why labor protection laws historically excluded farmers (36:22)


-Costa Rica’s ecosystem services model (42:13)


-Internalized racism and the food system (45:20)


-The role of the land in the civil rights movement (53:13)


Learn more about and order Leah’s book, Farming While Black, at https://www.farmingwhileblack.org/. Follow on Facebook @farmingwhileblack, on Instagram @farmingwhileblack, and on Twitter @blkfarmer.


Learn more about the work of Soul Fire Farm at http://www.soulfirefarm.org/ and follow on Facebook @soulfirefarm, on Instagram @soulfirefarm, and on Twitter @soulfirefarm.


Follow Leah on Facebook @leah.penniman and on Instagram @leahpenniman

Dec 11, 2019
How To Fast Without Feeling Hungry
8:53

Food has an amazing ability to heal, but the timing of when we eat or abstain from eating can also have really amazing impacts on our health. Autoimmunity, gut issues, Alzheimer’s, and aging have all been found to benefit from the right kind of fasting. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Valter Longo to discuss the Fasting Mimicking Diet, a diet that helps you feel fed and nourished without completely starving the body, and has been found to support anti-inflammatory gut bacteria and support the mechanisms that lead to better aging. 


Dr. Valter Longo is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of aging studies and related diseases. Known as a “Guru of Longevity,” Dr. Longo is currently Professor of Biogerontology and Biological Sciences and Director of the Institute of Longevity of the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, as well as Director of the Oncology and Longevity Program at IFOM in Milan. He is also the Scientific Director of the Create Cures Foundation and the Valter Longo Foundation. Valter is the author of, “The Longevity Diet.” The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, it provides an easy-to-understand, accessible and implementable road map to living well longer through improved nutrition.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full- length conversation with Dr. Valter Longo:  https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ValterLongo


Dec 06, 2019
Why Your Mindset Matters If You Want Health And Wealth with Tom Bilyeu
1:11:21

Ever notice how a growth mindset leads to opportunity and success and how a poverty mindset leaves you with nothing but want, and often spirals downwards into an ongoing funk? We have to use our physical state to change our mental state, and vice versa. There’s a feedback loop between our bodies and brains, which is why mindset and behavior are so powerful for creating the reality we desire. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I dig into how to do that, and so much more, with Tom Bilyeu. Tom a filmmaker and serial entrepreneur who chased money hard for nearly a decade and came up emotionally bankrupt. To that end, he and his partners sold their technology company and founded Quest Nutrition—a company predicated not on money, but rather on creating value for people with the mission to end metabolic disease, something impacting Tom’s own family. After exiting Quest and generating extraordinary personal wealth, Bilyeu turned his attention to the other pandemic facing society, the poverty of poor mindset. To solve the mindset problem at scale and help hundreds of millions of people adopt an empowering mindset he has co-founded the media studio, Impact Theory with his business partner and wife, Lisa Bilyeu. Their aim is to influence the cultural subconscious by creating content that empowers people.


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by ButcherBox. Now through December 31, 2019, ButcherBox is offering listeners of the podcast 2lbs of wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon and 4 grass-fed, grass-finished sirloin steaks for free in your first order PLUS $20 off your first box. Just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great deal.

Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Tom’s journey away from chasing money to identifying his true top values (5:20)


  • How the morbid obesity of his family members lead Tom to learn about health and nutrition (13:37)


  • The poverty of poor mindset (16:11)


  • Why Tom believes narrative is so fundamental to shifting mindset (23:15) 


  • The brain’s default mode network, psychedelics, and thought patterns (27:39)


  • Changing your physical state changes your mental state 34:24)


  • How a poverty mindset can become a fixed mindset, as opposed to one of growth (42:51)


  • Why believing you can improve is the only belief that matters (45:48) 


  • The benefits of being anti-fragile (54:15)


  • The success of Tom’s marriage (56:57)


Find Impact Theory online at https://impacttheory.com/. Follow Tom Bilyeu on Facebook @TomBilyeu, on Instagram @TomBilyeu, and on Twitter @ImpactTheory.

Dec 04, 2019
How To Avoid Falling Prey To Food Marketing
10:06

Creating optimal health and a life you love is about setting the right foundation and putting in the right inputs to get the right results. And the first step is your vision. What do you want your present and future to look like? How do you see yourself? What can you do to get there? In this mini-sode, Dr. Hyman explores with his guests, Mark Bittman, Cal Newport, and Vishen Lakhiani, the importance of creating a vision for your life, particularly in the face of the barrage of food marketing to which we are all exposed.


Mark Bittman is the author of more than 20 acclaimed books, including the “How to Cook Everything” series. He was a food columnist, opinion columnist, and the lead magazine food writer at the New York Times, where he started writing in 1984 and still writes occasionally.

Mark is currently a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and is writing a new cookbook called “Dinner for Everyone” to share how simple and delicious it can be to cook at home, no matter what your dietary preferences are.


Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and writes about the impact of technological innovations on our culture. He is the author of six books, including Digital Minimalism and Deep Work.


Vishen Lakhiani is the founder of Mindvalley University, a former computer engineer, and is noted for his ability to integrate information across the field of human transformation into unified models. His book, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind,” was a New York Times bestseller and hit the coveted number one spot on Amazon five times in 2017. Vishen also founded A-Fest, the transformational festival described as the “TED meets Coachella” of the industry.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Mark Bittman: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MarkBittman


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Cal Newport: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/CalNewport


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full- length conversation with Vishen Lakhiani: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/VishenLakhiani

Nov 29, 2019
Why Fixing The Gut Is The Key To Healing Chronic Disease with Dr. Todd LePine
1:11:22

The impact the gut has on the entire body should not be underestimated, but unfortunately in conventional medicine it often is. We are shuttling pounds and pounds of food into this tube we have called the digestive system several times a day and we don’t give it a second thought—it’s pretty crazy when you think about it. The gut is responsible for our ability to turn food into fuel; to absorb and even create certain nutrients; to rid the body of harmful toxins on a daily basis. We rely on it to do so much for us. 


It’s also one of my favorite topics as a Functional Medicine doctor—poop, the microbiome, the gut-immune and gut-brain connections—there are so many angles we need to look at with gut health and they can tell us an amazing amount of information about the rest of the body. That’s why I’m so excited for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, where I sit down with my friend and colleague Dr. Todd LePine to take a deeper look at digestive health and the fascinating collection of life forms we carry around inside and on us, called the microbiome. 


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Joovv and Thrive Market.


Recently I shared with you that I’m really excited to be working out with a trainer. And while I’m loving these new workouts, I am not always loving feeling sore the next day. That’s why I’m so excited about a new tool I found that helps me recover faster, it’s a red light therapy device called Joovv. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin and cells. It helps your body produce more cellular energy and reduce oxidative stress, which helps tired and damaged muscle tissue repair and regenerate faster. To check out the Joovv products for yourself head over to joovv.com/farmacy. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout. Make sure to also check out Joovv's website for some special holiday deals while supplies last!


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.



Nov 27, 2019
How Psychedelics And Meditation Affect The Brain
11:01

Currently, psychedelics are getting renewed interest from the medical community. From anxiety and depression to addiction and even overcoming fear of death, research is showing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy has a lot to offer. And science is showing us that the same part of the brain that is suppressed with psychedelics—the default mode network— is also suppressed in very experienced meditators. In this minisode, Dr. Hyman explores this topic in his conversations with Michael Pollan, Anthony Bossis and Daniel Goleman. 


Michael Pollan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and his latest book How to Change Your Mind, which is all about the new science of psychedelics. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley where he is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Science Journalism. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.


Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D. conducts FDA-approved clinical trials in the reemerging field of psychedelic research. He is a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine investigating the effects of psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in specific species of mushrooms. Dr. Bossis was director of palliative care research, co-principal investigator, co-author, and session guide on the 2016 landmark study showing a significant reduction in emotional distress along with enhanced existential wellbeing from a single psilocybin-generated mystical experience in persons with cancer.

Dr. Bossis is a supervisor of psychotherapy at Bellevue Hospital and co-founder and former co-director of the Bellevue Hospital Palliative Care Service and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in NYC.


Daniel Goleman is best known for his worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence and most recently co-authored the book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. Goleman has been ranked among the 25 most influential business leaders by several business publications including TIME and The Wall Street Journal. Apart from his writing on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, eco-literacy, and the ecological crisis.


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Michael Pollan:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MichaelPollan


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full- length conversation with Anthony Bossis:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/AnthonyBossis


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Daniel Goleman:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DanielGoleman

Nov 22, 2019
Is Food A Laughing Matter? with Mia Lux
39:36

Eating unhealthy food and trying to improve your health is like mopping up the floor while the sink is still overflowing—it just doesn’t work! But it can be hard to decide what we really should be eating for optimal health, considering the diet wars (Paleo or vegan?), the non-stop exposure to sugary foods in every market isle, and clever marketing by Big Food to make us think things are good for us when they really aren’t. Instead of getting overwhelmed and defeated, I like to take a lighter look at food and focus on solutions. That’s what this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is all about, where I’m actually the guest. My talented and funny wife Mia Lux interviews me on her show, The Conscious-ish Show, and we focus on taking the many confusing ideas about food with a grain of salt and approaching wellness with humor and action.


Mia merges the playful and the profound, drawing on her experience as a stand-up comedian, personal growth junkie, and recovering lawyer. For over 5 years, Mia has been an international host, comedian, and facilitator, specializing in top wellness/personal development events around the world. Last year, I was thrilled to have her help host my Feel Good Summit. It is her mission to make the world's most powerful ideas more accessible by making them truly enjoyable. I personally love seeing how she inspires others to take a positive spin on life. 

Nov 20, 2019
What To Do Today To Be Healthy At 100
11:26

With deliberate attention, we can create the physical, mental, and emotional health we desire at any age. The first step is identifying where we want to be at “X” age. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Peter Attia about his personal action plan for longevity, and as he likes to put it, training for the Centenarian Olympics.


Dr. Peter Attia is the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City, focusing on the applied science of longevity. His approach focuses on increasing lifespan by delaying the onset of chronic disease, while simultaneously improving “healthspan,” or quality of life. To do this, his practice applies nutritional biochemistry, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, techniques to increase distress tolerance, lipidology, pharmacology, and endocrinology.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length interview with Dr. Peter Attia here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrPeterAttia

Nov 15, 2019
The Love Diet: Healing Through Community with James Maskell and Tawny Jones
1:01:21

Success comes from support. We are actually more strongly impacted by our peers and social networks than by our genetics—this is huge when it comes to changing our health. That’s why I’m such an advocate for community-based healthcare. Putting people in groups, where they can be heard by others in similar situations, supported, and held accountable is an incredible tool for creating long-lasting change. I’ve seen this thousands of times at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, where we provide a Functioning for Life program using this model, and it’s revolutionizing healthcare. I’m really excited to talk more about this on my latest episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, with James Maskell and Tawny Jones. 


James Maskell has spent the past decade innovating at the cross-section of Functional Medicine and community and created the Functional Forum, the world’s largest Functional Medicine conference with record-setting participation. His organization and first book of the same name, Evolution of Medicine, prepares health professionals for this new era of preventive medicine. Tawny has been an accomplished Administrator at the Cleveland Clinic for 19 years. She leads clinical operations at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, sharing the efficacy of Functional Medicine and demonstrating its cost-effectiveness and ability to improve health. The Functioning for Life shared medical program for chronic disease management is her brainchild. 


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Joovv and Thrive Market.


I have a goal to live to be 120 and do it well, so I’m always looking for ways to support my mitochondria. I recently found an amazing new tool that makes it easy to support healthy mitochondria and fight inflammation: Joovv red light therapy devices. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin and cells. This boosts energy production and regeneration in your mitochondria. To check out the Joovv products for yourself head over to joovv.com/farmacy. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout.


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. I never let myself get into a food emergency. Instead, I always carry enough food with me when I’m on the go, for at least a full day. I order real, whole foods online from Thrive Market. Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a great deal: you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30-day membership to Thrive. There’s no minimum amount to buy and no code at checkout. All you have to do is head over to http://thrivemarket.com/farmacy.

Nov 13, 2019
Why You Should Avoid Vegetable Oils
9:45

Many of us grew up believing that vegetable oils were good and butter was bad. We were told, even by government and medical associations, to use more vegetable, seed and bean oils (like soybean, corn, safflower, canola). Now we know this advice was completely wrong. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman explores the origin story of how Americans began embracing vegetable oil with his guest, Nina Teicholz, and we consider what the best oils actually are.


Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist and author. Her international bestseller, “The Big Fat Surprise,” has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat–especially saturated fat. It was named a 2014 *Best Book* by The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library Journal. Teicholz is also the Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit group that promotes evidence-based nutrition policy. 


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Nina Teicholz:

https://drmarkhyman.lnk.to/NinaTeicholz


Nov 08, 2019
How to End Mental Illness with Dr. Daniel Amen
1:02:21

There’s a certain stigma around mental illness, one that can, unfortunately, keep people from feeling empowered that they can change their brain health and get the care they truly need. But think about it—would we ever shame someone with cancer, autoimmunity, or dementia for needing help? Of course not. Unfortunately, the past methods of treating mental health disorders didn’t actually look at what was happening inside the brain. It was a guessing game based on symptoms without knowing the real cause, location, or severity of the imbalance. The good news is that now, with technology like brain scans, we can get a clear picture of what is happening in the brain to get real solutions. 


My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Daniel Amen, has been paving the way for a new type of psychiatry, looking at the actual brain and using an integrative approach to prevent disease and successfully treat it. The Washington Post called Dr. Daniel Amen the most popular psychiatrist in America and Discover Magazine listed his brain imaging research as the top neuroscience story for 2015. He is a double board-certified psychiatrist and ten-time New York Times bestselling author, with such blockbuster books as Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADD, Memory Rescue, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades, and The Daniel Plan, co-authored by Pastor Rick Warren and myself. In March 2020, his book The End of Mental Illness will be published (and I highly recommend it).


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by ButcherBox. Now, through November 17, 2019, ButcherBox is offering its new customers a free, completely traceable from farm to fork, animal welfare certified turkey plus $20 off your first box. To take advantage of this special offer from ButcherBox just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy OR enter promo code FARMACY at checkout. 

Nov 06, 2019
Why Millennials Are Shaping Our Future
8:45

There is an exciting shift happening in the relationship between consumers and companies—consumers are driving industry change through a higher level of awareness when it comes to where they spend their money. A new generation of consumers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders is focused on transparency, sourcing, production practices, and company values, forcing industries like Big Food and Big Ag to get with the times. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman explores this topic with Walter Robb and Daniel Goleman. 


Walter Robb is the former CEO of Whole Foods Market. He has a long and varied entrepreneurial history ranging from natural food retailer to farmer to consultant. Walter is a mentor and advisor to the next generation of American food companies and he is dedicated to transforming our food system.


Daniel Goleman is best known for his worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence and most recently co-authored the book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. Goleman has been ranked among the 25 most influential business leaders by several business publications including TIME and The Wall Street Journal. Apart from his writing on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, eco-literacy, and the ecological crisis.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Walter Robb:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/WalterRobb


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Daniel Goleman:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DanielGoleman


Nov 01, 2019
How to Find the Real Cause of Your Disease and How to Fix It with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
1:15:40

So many Functional Medicine practitioners like myself have gone through their own healing crisis. For me, it was a total brain and body breakdown 30 years ago due to mercury poisoning from when I lived in China. For my good friend and fellow Functional Medicine doctor Elizabeth Boham, it was triple-negative breast cancer diagnosed at the young age of 30, despite already embracing many principles of a healthy life. Going through these experiences has led us to want to help others heal on the deepest level, which is what brought us both to the power using Functional Medicine and food and lifestyle choices to truly heal. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Boham joins me to discuss what it means to get to the root cause of disease and how the principles we practice do exactly that. Dr. Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine as part of my team at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their wellness goals. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well, a topic she is passionate about as a breast cancer survivor.


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Theragun and by Thrive Market. 


The Theragun has quickly become one of my favorite tools to relieve my muscle soreness and give my body a deep massage at home. It’s a percussive therapy tool and handheld device that helps to relieve tension and increases blood flow to sore areas. I like to use it after training, yoga, sports, and even just on off days or if I’m sitting for too long. The Theragun has made a huge difference in my recovery, and I know you’re going to love it too. If you order right now you’ll get two free attachments with your purchase for a $40 savings, just go to http://theragun.com/drhyman.


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. I never let myself get into a food emergency. Instead, I always carry enough food with me when I’m on the go, for at least a full day. I order real, whole foods online from Thrive Market. Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a great deal: you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30-day membership to Thrive. There’s no minimum amount to buy and no code at checkout. All you have to do is head over to http://thrivemarket.com/farmacy.

Oct 30, 2019
How Hedonism Can Change Our Food System
7:00

You might be surprised to learn that there is a major monopoly when it comes to seeds. Globally, 68% of seeds are in the hands of just three companies. This has major implications for our food system at every level. In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman talks with Dan Barber about how seeds are the blueprint for better food, better soil, and a better food system. Dan explains why seeds are the foundation for a new food system and why making food taste great opens the doorway for healthier people and a healthier planet.


Dan Barber is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns and the author of The Third Plate. He also co-founded Row 7 Seed Company, a seed company bringing together chefs and plant breeders in the development of new varieties of vegetables and grains. Dan has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country’s Outstanding Chef (2009).


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dan Barber here https://drmarkhyman.lnk.to/DanBarber

Oct 25, 2019
Is Self-Love Medicine? with Dr. Andrea Pennington
1:08:27

It might sound too good to be true, but there are tools waiting within all of us, that can improve everything from depression to addiction, anxiety, discontent, or numerous other unbeneficial feelings or states of dis-ease. We just have to open ourselves up to them and be willing to dig deeper. Tapping into creativity and passion is one key component; another is slowing down and taking the time to meditate, reflect, and practice self-care. So many of these tools are at our disposal, any time of day, any day of the week—but we have to realize their potential and prioritize their practice before the magic can happen.


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by Dr. Andrea Pennington to talk about how we can begin this process, and so much more. Dr. Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, and #1 international bestselling author. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Washington University School of Medicine, trained at Georgetown University Hospital, and received certification in Age Management Medicine with the Cenegenics Medical Institute. Her extensive study of medical nutrition, positive psychology, and neuroscience-inspired biohacking led her to create a holistic media platform, In8Vitality, to teach people how to blend ancient wisdom and modern science for enhanced vitality and life mastery.


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by ButcherBox and Sunlighten.


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Oct 23, 2019
The Key to Behavior Change
7:39

Having a coach or community to support your health journey can be instrumental in creating and sustaining lifestyle and behavioral change. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman talks with Functional Medicine practitioner, Chris Kresser, about the challenges involved in altering behaviors that affect your health, and how external support can be the key to making lasting change. He also talks with Dr. Sean Lucan about the power of shared medical visits in overall health outcomes.


Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, founder of Kresser Institute, creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and has trained over 1,500 clinicians and health coaches in his unique approach.


Dr. Sean Lucan is a practicing family physician in the Bronx treating children and adults. He is an award-winning NIH-funded investigator who has published numerous articles on food-related issues. Dr. Lucan has co-authored one textbook on nutrition and another on biostatistics, epidemiology, preventive medicine, and public health.


You can find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Chris Kresser at

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ChrisKresser


You can find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Sean Lucan at

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/SeanLucan


Oct 18, 2019
What Is Hyper-Local Food? with Tobias Peggs
56:22

Imagine getting the freshest basil, lettuce, and tomatoes for your favorite salad, right in your own neighborhood, no matter where you live or what time of year it is. With urban farming, this is the future we can all look forward to. It’s changing our food system for the better by reducing transportation (a leading cause of climate change) and allowing us to access fresher, more nutritious food. It’s also disrupting social issues by making fresh produce available in areas called food deserts, where convenience stores were previously the only place within many miles to shop. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by Tobias Peggs to talk about the amazing impacts urban farming is already having and what we can expect to see as this practice grows. Tobias is co-founder and CEO of Square Roots, the Brooklyn-based urban farming company known for changing the way people think about growing local food and training the country’s future generations of farmers. Previously, he led Aviary, a mobile photo editing company as its CEO until its acquisition by Adobe, and was also CEO at OneRiot, a social media analytics company, acquired by Walmart. Tobias grew up in England and has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Cardiff University. 


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. I never let myself get into a food emergency. Instead, I always carry enough food with me when I’m on the go, for at least a full day. I order real, whole foods online from Thrive Market. Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a great deal: you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30-day membership to Thrive. There’s no minimum amount to buy and no code at checkout. All you have to do is head over to http://thrivemarket.com/farmacy

Oct 16, 2019
How Your Health Is Connected to Soil Health
8:49

You may be surprised to learn that we see genetic crosstalk between the bacteria we harbor in our bodies and the bacteria or microbes within our soil. In fact, food acts as a language helping the two communicate. In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks to Drs. Daphne Miller and Jeffrey Bland about the evolving understanding of soil’s incredibly important role in creating, and maintaining a healthy ecosystem—for both the environment and our bodies.


Dr. Daphne Miller is a practicing family physician, Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco, and Founder of the Health from the Soil Up Initiative. She is the author of two books: The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World and Farmacology: Total Health from the Soil Up.


Dr. Jeffrey Bland is the father of the Functional Medicine movement. With his wife, Dr. Bland founded The Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991, a nonprofit organization focused on educating healthcare practitioners on effective approaches to treating and preventing chronic disease. Dr. Bland has authored five books on nutritional medicine for the healthcare professional and six books on nutrition and health including The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life, Your Health Under Siege: Using Nutrition to Fight Back, and Genetic Nutritioneering. He is also the principal author of over 120 peer-reviewed research papers on nutritional biochemistry and medicine.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Daphne Miller:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDaphneMiller


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Bland:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrJeffreyBland

Oct 11, 2019
Can You Age Backwards? with Dave Asprey
1:33:15

Getting older is inevitable, but aging is not. What society thinks of as aging—wrinkly skin, poor memory, weight gain, aches and pains—is actually abnormal aging, and it doesn’t have to be this way. There are reasons for these symptoms, and when we tap into the root cause we can prevent and even reverse them and feel youthful despite our age. We can do that using the principles of Functional Medicine, as well as the power of biohacking our biology. 


My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is an expert in biohacking and reversing the aging process. My good friend Dave Asprey is the founder and CEO of Bulletproof 360, creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, the host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, serial entrepreneur, and global change agent. By employing the principles of biohacking (a term added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in September of 2018 with Dave’s influence) Dave has lost over 100 pounds, upgraded his brain, learned to sleep more efficiently in less time, and become a more effective entrepreneur, husband, father, and overall human being. In this episode, he shares his top tips and tricks for being superhuman and living to be 180 or beyond. 


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by ButcherBox. Now through October 15, 2019, ButcherBox is offering listeners of the podcast 2lbs of wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon and 4 grass-fed, grass-finished sirloin steaks for free in your first order PLUS $20 off your first box. Just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great deal.


Oct 09, 2019
What the World's Longest-Lived People Eat
11:26

We all want to know what it takes to live a long, healthy, and happy life. In this mini-episode of the podcast, Dr. Hyman speaks with longevity expert and bestselling author of, “Blue Zones,” Dan Buettner, about the commonalities amongst several geographic regions around the world where high percentages of centenarians are enjoying remarkably long, full lives. Specifically, Dan shares the pillars of all longevity diets in the world and how Americans can apply this information to their own diets..


Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and

producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world –dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the BlueZones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date. Buettner also holds three Guinness World Records in distance cycling.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dan Buettner https://drmarkhyman.lnk.to/DanBuettner

Oct 04, 2019
How a Doctor Cured Her Autoimmune Disease with Functional Medicine with Dr. Cynthia Li
1:20:24

Think about how different our medical system would be if all doctors were required to have an extreme health crisis before practicing medicine. It’s through those toughest times with our own health that many of us turn to Functional Medicine, as we realize conventional care isn’t getting us what we need. But sometimes, being so involved in treating others’ diseases makes it difficult for doctors to even see our own symptoms for what they really are. This week’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Cynthia Li, is here to share her personal journey through autoimmunity and realizing her symptoms had deeper meaning.


Dr. Li received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She’s practiced as an internist in many settings, including Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and St. Anthony Medical Clinic serving the homeless. She currently has a private practice in Berkeley, CA and recently published her first book which I highly recommend, Brave New Medicine: A Doctor's Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness.


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Thrive Market and by SomniFix. 


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. I never let myself get into a food emergency. Instead, I always carry enough food with me when I’m on the go, for at least a full day. I order real, whole foods online from Thrive Market. Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a great deal: you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30-day membership to Thrive. There’s no minimum amount to buy and no code at checkout. All you have to do is head over to http://thrivemarket.com/farmacy


Most of us aren’t getting our best rest. But there is actually a proven solution I’ve found for getting high-quality rest, simply by helping you breathe through your nose instead of your mouth. They’re called SomniFix Strips. Breathing through your nose has so many benefits—it protects against mouth dryness and nasal congestion, boosts oxygen saturation for enhanced focus, and helps naturally produce nitric oxide that kills bacteria and supports immunity. SomniFix is now offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 15% off of your first order. Just go to somnifix.com, and use the code FARMACY at checkout.

Oct 02, 2019
How Diet Influences Everything From Gut Health to Decision Making
9:09

The health of our digestive system greatly impacts the health of our whole body. This is because our gut is designed to help us digest food, absorb nutrients, keep invaders out, and even produce helpful compounds like the neurotransmitter serotonin, among so many other powerful functions. This is why the whole body will suffer when the gut is out of balance.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Stanley Hazen about how the microbiome can influence disease risk and why this is an essential piece to the future of medicine. He also talks to Dr. David Perlmutter about how what we eat influences everything from our mood to our tiniest gut friends—microbes—and how well they function and fight off invaders. 


Dr. Stanley Hazen is both the chair of the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine at the Lerner Research Institute and section head of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation at the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. He’s published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and has over 50 patents from his pioneering discoveries in atherosclerosis and inflammatory disease. Dr. Hazen made the seminal discovery linking microbial pathways to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease.


Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and four-time New York Times best selling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. His books include the #1 New York Times bestseller, “Grain Brain,” “The Surprising Truth About Wheat,” “Carbs and Sugar,” with over 1 million copies in print. He is the editor of the upcoming collection, “The Microbiome and the Brain,” that will be authored by top experts in the field and will be published in 2019 by CRC Press. Dr. Perlmutter’s new book, “Brain Wash,” co-written with Austin Perlmutter, MD, will be published in January 2020.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Dr. Hazen

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrStanleyHazen


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Dr. Perlmutter:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDavidPerlmutter


Sep 27, 2019
Can Eating Regenerative Meat Help Reverse Climate Change? with Tom Newmark
1:29:06

Soil is the most important answer to climate change, and also one of the most underappreciated. Without soil, we have no food, and I don’t think I need to elaborate on how catastrophic that would be. The positive news is that we can work on our soil integrity right now to preserve it for many future generations to come—you might be surprised that using regeneratively raised cattle is part of that solution. There is still hope for our children and grandchildren to inherit a balanced and beautiful planet with abundant food production. 


Because we rely on soil for food production, big companies are starting to pay attention to the work that needs to be done to preserve it. My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Tom Newmark, is helping them understand what they can do and how to get involved in saving our soils. Tom was CEO of the dietary supplement brand New Chapter, which was acquired by Proctor & Gamble about seven years ago. Since that time Tom has focused on environmental activism with specific attention on regenerative agriculture. He is the co-owner of Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, an organic and biodynamic farm and ecolodge in the mountainous rainforest of Costa Rica that teaches regenerative agriculture. Tom is the co-founder and board chair of The Carbon Underground, co-founder of the Soil Carbon Initiative, and a founding member of the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative of California State University – Chico.


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by ButcherBox. Now through September 29, 2019, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive ground beef for life. When you sign up today, ButcherBox will send you 2lbs of 100% pasture-raised grass-fed, grass finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. Plus listeners will get an additional $20 off their first box. All you have to do is head over to ButcherBox.com/farmacy

Sep 25, 2019
Is convenience depleting your health and your bank account?
8:31

As a society, we have been brainwashed into thinking that cooking real food costs too much, is too hard, and takes too long. Fast food manufacturers and grocers lure us into convenient, heavily processed meals that take a toll on our health and our wallet. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Marco Canora and Ocean Robbins about reframing our relationship to cooking and how it can save us time and money, improve our health, and even combat food waste.


As a chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Marco Canora promotes delicious, simple, and healthful food. In 2003, he opened Hearth in Manhattan, which has a positive two-star review from The New York Times and a prestigious “Outstanding Restaurant" nomination from the James Beard Foundation. In 2017 Marco won the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef NYC. Marco is also the founder of Brodo, a popular to-go window serving coffee cups of hot, nourishing bone broths. 


Ocean Robbins is the author of 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, & Transform Your World. He serves as CEO and co-founder of the Food Revolution Network—one of the largest communities of healthy eating advocates on the planet, with more than 500,000 members.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Marco Canora: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MarcoCanora


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Ocean Robbins: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/OceanRobbins


Sep 20, 2019
Is It Possible to Truly Heal From Trauma? with Dr. Jim Gordon
1:09:34

Trauma comes in many forms, and it’s something we’re all going to face at one point or another. Though it might seem in the moment that we should push away negative feelings and pretend everything is fine, true healing can’t happen unless we open ourselves to our traumatic experiences and work through them. Despite what many of us in search of help have been told, this doesn’t necessarily need to involve years of therapy or countless medications—we already have tools existing within each of us to work through the emotional, mental, and physical effects of trauma and feel happier and healthier. I think you’ll be surprised just how accessible some of these solutions are. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by Dr. Jim Gordon to take a further look into healing trauma. He is one of the most extraordinary men I've ever met and I’ve been lucky to call him a friend for 20 years. Dr. Gordon is the author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma and is a Harvard educated psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He has worked with traumatized children and families in Bosnia, Gaza, Haiti, post-9/11 New York, and Parkland, among many other areas across the world facing tragedy and trauma. Dr. Gordon also works with veterans and active-duty military to address PTSD.


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. I never let myself get into a food emergency. Instead, I always carry enough food with me when I’m on the go, for at least a full day. I order real, whole foods online from Thrive Market.


Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a great deal: you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30-day membership to Thrive. There’s no minimum amount to buy and no code at checkout. All you have to do is head over to http://thrivemarket.com/farmacy

Sep 18, 2019
Can Food Reactivate Your Stem Cells?
7:22

Among the major superpowers of our stem cells is their ability to self renew. Stem cells can also sense damaged cells and tissues and send signals that promote self-healing. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. William Li about the things that both enhance, and impair, our body’s regenerative abilities, including our diet. Dr. Li shares information on which foods have been scientifically proven to activate our body’s stem cells.


William Li, MD, is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. An author of over 100 scientific publications in leading journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and more, Dr. Li has served on the faculties of Harvard, Tufts, and Dartmouth Medical School.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Li: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrLi


Sep 13, 2019
Death is Inevitable but Aging is Not with Dr. David Sinclair
1:05:00

Age is not the definitive factor it’s made out to be when it comes to our health. We can use our age as a baseline for tracking our health and longevity, but it isn’t stagnant. For example, certain types of testing can help us compare our biological age to our calendar age in order to tinker with our wellness routine and achieve the milestones we’re after. With the right steps, we can slow down and even sometimes reverse the aging process.


When it comes to our biological age, or the measure of how well our body is actually functioning for whatever life stage we are in, there are many things that impact it. Diet, lifestyle patterns like exercise and sleep, and stress are all involved in forming our biological age, along with many other factors like blood sugar, inflammation, and genetics. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by Dr. David Sinclair to explore the topic of longevity and anti-aging and how he reduced his own internal age by more than 20 years. Dr. Sinclair is a professor in the Department of Genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, where he and his colleagues study longevity, aging, and how to slow its effects. 


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by ButcherBox. Now through September 29, 2019, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive ground beef for life. When you sign up today, ButcherBox will send you 2lbs of 100% pasture-raised grass-fed, grass finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. Plus listeners will get an additional $20 off their first box. All you have to do is head over to ButcherBox.com/farmacy

Sep 11, 2019
Why You Should Feel Optimistic About the Future
7:31

While we are in an incredibly exciting time when it comes to preventing and reversing disease, issues such as misleading scientific research, imperfect policy, corporate financial interests, and other biases often act as roadblocks to enhancing the health of our population and our planet. Yet, when we recently reflected on a number of conversations from The Doctor’s Farmacy, we couldn’t help but hear a common and hopeful message. In this mini-episode, we revisit four conversations Dr. Hyman has had with guests on this podcast, each with a common refrain: Progress is being made and it’s happening fast! 


Michael Pollan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and his latest book How to Change Your Mind, which is all about the new science of psychedelics. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley where he is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Science Journalism. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.


Dr. Hallberg is a Medical Director at Virta Health and a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovator Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is also the Medical Director and founder of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at Indiana University Health Arnett and an adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Hallberg is serving as Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council for The Nutrition Coalition. Dr. Hallberg is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine, and The American Board of Clinical Lipidology and is a Registered Exercise Physiologist by the ACSM. She is also a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and The National Lipid Association.


David Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York magazine and the author of the international bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, published in February 2019, which the New York Times called both “brilliant” and “the most terrifying book I have ever read.”


Dr. Sonia Angell is a former Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), where she oversaw the Division of Prevention and Primary Care. Dr. Angell is a practicing physician, board certified in internal medicine, and on faculty at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Michael Pollan: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MichaelPollan

Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Dr. Sarah Hallberg: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrSarahHallberg

Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with David Wallace-Wells: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DavidWallaceWells

Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Dr. Sonia Angell: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrSoniaAngell

Sep 06, 2019
Have We Discovered the Cause of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS? with Dr. Jay Lombard
1:00:25

The gut and brain are strongly interconnected. That’s why in Functional Medicine we always take the gut into account, along with the rest of the body, when trying to understand a brain disease. Unfortunately, conventional medicine likes to look at each part of the body separately, which may be why doctors have a hard time effectively treating neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. Knowing that the gut affects the brain and understanding the far-reaching role of the microbiome has led this week’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy to approach neurodegenerative conditions with a whole new perspective. 


Dr. Jay Lombard is an internationally acclaimed neurologist, author, and keynote speaker specializing in neuroimmunological conditions and medical mysteries. Dr. Lombard integrates biological, psychological, and existential components in his holistic treatment approach. Dr. Lombard’s clinical experience revealed an interesting pattern: one patient with ALS also had small intestine bacterial overgrowth, then another who had ulcerative colitis, another had Crohn’s, and so on. He started seeing the connection between these bacterial imbalances and Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, and the link to neurological symptoms. 


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. I never let myself get into a food emergency. Instead, I always carry enough food with me when I’m on the go, for at least a full day. I order real, whole foods online from Thrive Market.


Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a great deal: you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30 day membership to Thrive. There’s no minimum amount to buy and no code at checkout. All you have to do is head over to http://thrivemarket.com/farmacy

Sep 04, 2019
Awakening to Our Authentic Selves and Families
9:02

Wellness is more than just eating right and exercising; feeling well means feeling whole, balanced, vibrant, and alive. And there are many moving pieces that we can tap into to feel empowered in our own wellness journey. In this miniepisode, Dr. Hyman sits down with his friend and life coach Lauren Zander to explore the importance of personal integrity, and how it relates to overall well-being. He also speaks with Dr. Shefali about reclaiming our connection to our innate authentic spirit, both in relationship to ourselves and our families


Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method, is taught in over 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is the creator of Inner.U: Learn to Human BetterR, the online coaching course that teaches the entirety of The Handel Method, which has been used by dozens of celebrities, CEOs, and entrepreneurs since 2004. She is also the author of, “Maybe It’s You,” a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there. 


Dr. Shefali Tsabary, is a clinical psychologist, an international speaker and wisdom teacher. She has written two bestselling books, “The Conscious Parent,” and, “The Awakened Family.”


Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Lauren Zander: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/LaurenZander

Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Dr. Shefali:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrShefali

Aug 30, 2019
Meditation, Kindness, and Compassion: The Secret To Your Life and Financial Abundance with Daniel Goleman
52:14

You may have heard about emotional intelligence, but have you really ever paused to think about where you fall on the spectrum, and how it’s influencing your relationships and place in the world? It actually impacts everything, from our family lives to our leadership abilities and careers. But it’s something we’re never taught in school and often pressured to ignore when it comes to “being professional.” Luckily, emotional intelligence is something we can work on and grow like many other parts of our lives—you probably won’t be surprised that meditation is one way to do just that. 


Personally, I have noticed that when I’m staying current with my meditation practice, I’m less easily triggered and more emotionally resilient, which allows me to be more present for my family and my work. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I had the pleasure of sitting down with my good friend Dan Goleman to talk about cultivating emotional intelligence through meditation, and why it matters more than you might think. 


Daniel is best known for his worldwide bestseller, “Emotional Intelligence,” and most recently co-authored the book, “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body.” Goleman has been ranked among the 25 most influential business leaders by several business publications including TIME and The Wall Street Journal. Apart from his writing on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, eco-literacy, and the ecological crisis.

Aug 28, 2019
What Science Got Wrong About Weight Gain
10:13

We’ve all heard the fiendishly simple and completely untrue colloquialism about how to lose weight: Just eat less and exercise more. The idea that all calories are created equal has been one of the most pervasive and damaging food lies in history. Not only is it completely unsupported by science, it develops a blame-the-victim mentality that tells people who are struggling with their weight that it is just a matter of willpower. In this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Hyman talks with Gary Taubes about this topic and the history behind how science got it so wrong.


Gary Taubes is co-founder and President of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He’s an investigative science and health journalist, the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories. Gary is a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous “Best of” anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Gary Taubes:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/GaryTaubes

Aug 23, 2019
A Simple But Profound Solution to Food Waste with Kavita Shukla
1:04:58

Sometimes the best ideas are the most simple. In an age where technology is ever-evolving and often responsible for the latest inventions, it can be easy to forget that even the most basic of ideas can add up to massive change. But it’s accessible, small steps that our food system needs now, more than ever, if we want to see a global shift. Food waste, in particular, is one of the biggest problems of our food system that desperately needs new solutions. 


Think of just one head of lettuce: It takes lots of water, manpower, and resources to grow, then it’s picked and transported in a refrigerated truck, moved to a refrigerated cooler, and you take your car to go to the market and buy it. That’s a lot of resources that are all for nothing if that head of lettuce goes bad and gets thrown in the trash before you have a chance to enjoy it. 


Today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy has the answer for this common problem, one that is making huge impacts on our food system from farm to fork. Kavita Shukla is the Founder and CEO of The FRESHGLOW Co. and the inventor of FreshPaper, a simple innovation taking on the massive global challenge of food waste by keeping food fresher, longer. FreshPaper is used by farmers and families across the globe, and The FRESHGLOW Co. has partnered with some of the largest retailers in the world, from Whole Foods to Walmart so that people everywhere can take advantage of this incredible product and the goodness of real food. 

Aug 21, 2019
How the Food System Makes Food Choices For Us
7:27

How much personal choice do we really have when it comes to our food choices? The science is clear—our processed, sugary, starchy diet is the single biggest cause of disease and death. And health outcomes are disproportionately worse in minority communities. There are social and cultural inputs at play and many reasons we need to begin looking at health beyond the individual to a community and population-based level.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Sonia Angell about how when it comes to social determinants and what we view as cultural tendencies for food choices, much has been imposed from outside influences. He also speaks with Pam Koch about the need to move away from a system that overwhelmingly supports growing commodity crops such as corn, soy, and wheat, and move toward incentivizing the production and purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables.


Dr. Sonia Angell is a former Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), where she oversaw the Division of Prevention and Primary Care. Dr. Angell is a practicing physician, board certified in internal medicine, and on faculty at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Pam Koch, EdD, RD. Pam teaches both Nutritional Ecology and Community Nutrition to master and doctoral students at Teachers College, Columbia University. She conducts research about the connections between a just, sustainable food system and healthy eating. She translates her research into curricula for schoolteachers and recommendations for policymakers. 


Find Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Dr. Sonia Angell:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrSoniaAngell


Find Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Pam Koch:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/PamKoch


Aug 16, 2019
Is Meat As Bad As We Think: Breaking Down Nutrition Myths with Chris Kresser
1:16:20

When it comes to looking at studies on nutrition, we need to ask the right questions. What type of study is it? Who funded it? What kinds of variables were and weren’t accounted for? And so much more. There is a lot of information out there to sort through in order to truly understand what the science says about diet and health. One of the most important things to remember, that is often taken out of context in the nutritional studies shared by the media, is that correlation does not equal causation. 


Part of being a Functional Medicine doctor is staying up to date with the latest research from sources I know and trust, and there’s no one better to break down the science than today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Chris Kresser. Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, founder of Kresser Institute, creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and has trained over 1,500 clinicians and health coaches in his unique approach. His health coaching program, called ADAPT, is the one I recommend for my own staff at Cleveland Clinic and he’s the guy I trust with my own health. Chris and I dive right into this episode, discussing good versus bad research and what to keep in mind when reading the latest news. 


Learn more about the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program at https://training.chriskresser.com/info-packet

Aug 14, 2019
How Women Are Leading the Way to a Conscious Food System
7:30

Globally women are leading the way when it comes to caring for biodiversity, water quality and quantity, soil health, and other aspects of consciously producing food for an ever-growing population. They are also producing 43% of the world’s food, despite lesser accessibility to own land, receive loans, and other essential components of farming. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman talks with Danielle Nierenberg and Paul Hawken about the potential for women to fundamentally improve our broken global food system, and in doing so, significantly contribute to the reversal of global warming.


Danielle co-founded the non-profit Food Tank in 2013, an organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Prior to starting Food Tank, Danielle spent two years traveling to more than 60 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America, meeting with farmers and farmers’ groups, scientists and researchers, policymakers and government leaders, students and academics, along with journalists, documenting what’s working to help alleviate hunger and poverty, while protecting the environment at the same time.


Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. His book, Drawdown, outlines the most comprehensive plan to reverse global warming.


Tune-in to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Danielle Nierenberg: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DanielleNierenberg


Tune-in to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Paul Hawken: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/PaulHawken

Aug 09, 2019
Why Food Matters More Than You Think: From Plate to Planet with Mark Bittman
1:02:48

Food impacts everything, which is why changing the way we eat and working towards a new food system can be so powerful and far-reaching. Cooking at home used to be the norm but it’s become the exception. Food marketing has convinced us our kitchens are holding us hostage and that true freedom is convenience, found in packaged and fast foods. In fact, 50% of meals are now eaten away from home. 


That’s why cooking at home is a revolutionary act. When we prepare our own meals, we can control what’s really going into our bodies, and we also get to buy ingredients that meet our standards and values, like humane treatment of farmworkers and animals. Today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy is one of my personal mentors and idols as a leader in the food movement. Mark Bittman is the author of more than 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series. He was a food columnist, opinion columnist, and the lead magazine food writer at the New York Times, where he started writing in 1984 and still writes occasionally. Mark is currently a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and is writing a new cookbook called Dinner for Everyone to share how simple and delicious it can be to cook at home, no matter what your dietary preferences are.


This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy  is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market  has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. I never let myself get into a food emergency. Instead, I always carry enough food with me when I’m on the go, for at least a full day. I order real, whole foods online from Thrive Market.


Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a great deal: you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase plus a free 30 day membership to Thrive. There’s no minimum amount to buy and no code at checkout. All you have to do is head over to http://thrivemarket.com/farmacy


Aug 07, 2019
Do Your Genes Determine Your Destiny?
8:57

Epigenetics suggests that our behavior can influence which of our genes are turned on or off. This has been one of the biggest breakthroughs in medicine. Predisposition is not pre-destiny and a familial history of disease does not render you powerless.


In this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, we revisit two recent interviews in which Dr. Hyman and his guests discuss epigenetics and how things like food, movement, sleep, detoxification, and mindfulness influence our genes to create health or disease. 


Dr. Marwan Sabbagh is a board-certified neurologist and considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and BMC Neurology and is now editor in chief of Neurology and Therapy and is the author of The Alzheimer’s Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health. Dr. Sabbagh’s latest book is, Fighting for My Life: How to Thrive in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s.


Alberto Villoldo is a medical anthropologist and psychologist. He is the founder of the world-renowned Four Winds Society and of the Light Body School. Alberto has authored several incredible books including his latest book, Grow A New Body.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length interview with Dr. Marwan Sabbagh

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrMarwanSabbagh


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length interview with Alberto Villoldo https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/AlbertoVilloldo

Aug 02, 2019
Enhancing Your "Healthspan" to Live Well for 100+ Years with Dr. Peter Attia
1:32:41

When it comes to aging well, we all have to set our own standards and goals. That might mean playing with your grandkids on the floor, carrying groceries up several flights of stairs, or being able to be present emotionally and mentally for your spouse. Thinking of these detailed goals helps us reverse engineer our lives to achieve the quality and longevity in life we truly desire. It just takes a little thought and planning, and of course the right actions to make it happen. 


Today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Peter Attia, shares his own story of setting those kinds of goals, a process called backcasting, and how he overcame obesity and pre-diabetes by establishing a foundation of healthier aging. Dr. Attia is the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City, focusing on the applied science of longevity. His approach focuses on increasing lifespan by delaying the onset of chronic disease, while simultaneously improving “healthspan,” or quality of life. To do this, his practice applies nutritional biochemistry, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, techniques to increase distress tolerance, lipidology, pharmacology, and endocrinology.

Jul 31, 2019
The Antidote to Loneliness and Social Isolation
9:36

Lack of community and strong social connection can have a disastrous outcome on your health, which is why taking the time to strengthen existing relationships and build your personal community is an integral part of any wellness plan. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman talks to Radha Agrawal about the importance of fostering a loving community, starting with going inward and acknowledging our own values and gifts and then taking those gifts out into the world to make friendships that matter. He also sits down with Marie Forleo to discuss the power of community and the idea that friend power is more powerful than willpower. 


Radha Agrwal is the Co-founder, CEO, and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness move-ment. She is also the author of Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life.


Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, Marie Forleo is the creator of the award-winning online show MarieTV and is also the founder of B-School, an online business school for modern entrepreneurs.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length interview with Radha Agrawal https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/RadhaAgrawal


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length interview with Marie Forleo https://drmarkhyman.lnk.to/marieforleo


Jul 26, 2019
Lucid Dreaming: How to Learn, Grow, and Heal While You Are Asleep with Charlie Morley
1:11:05

I often talk about the importance of high-quality restful sleep and getting the right amount when it comes to creating great health. But what about the role of dreaming? You might be surprised to learn that the way we dream can have a multitude of benefits on our waking life—specifically through lucid dreaming, or the act of knowing we are dreaming while we are, in fact, completely asleep. To dig into this intriguing topic further, I sat down with expert lucid-dreamer Charlie Morley on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. 


Charlie is a bestselling author and teacher of lucid dreaming and shadow integration. He was authorized to teach within the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008 and has since developed a holistic approach to dreamwork called Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep, and has written three books which have been translated into 13 languages. In 2018 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship grant to research mindfulness-based PTSD treatment and continues to teach on retreats for armed forces veterans. In this lively conversation, Charlie and I get into why lucid dreaming is such a powerful technique. 

Jul 24, 2019
Why Wasn’t Gluten an Issue 50 Years Ago?
10:33

A few decades ago, most people didn’t know anything about gluten. Today there is an unmistakable trend of people going gluten-free in the hopes of solving all of their gut woes. Why is this?


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman explores this question with the world’s top gluten expert, Dr. Alessio Fasano. Dr. Fasano founded the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1996. In 2013, he moved the Center to Massachusetts General Hospital and renamed it the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. He is chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Fassano here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrAlessioFasano

Jul 19, 2019
Why Climate Change is Worse Than You Think with David Wallace-Wells
1:19:17

Climate change is not moving as slowly as we’d like to think. In fact, half of all the damage done through burning fossil fuels has been just over the last 30 years. Unfortunately, every year is now more damaging than the last. The good news is that we are not at a point of no return. While we will never have the same climate we had before industrialization, we can make a positive impact on the future of climate change by taking action now. 


My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is here to tell us how. David Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York magazine and the author of the international bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, published in February 2019, which the New York Times called both "brilliant" and "the most terrifying book I have ever read." While the real truth about climate change can be scary, it’s a more important conversation than ever. Throughout our talk, David shares the history of climate change and the three major issues at hand: speed, scope, and severity.

Jul 17, 2019
Sugar, Statins and Heart Health
10:21

For so long we were told that having low LDL cholesterol is the key to preventing heart disease, which led to doctors overprescribing statins to keep LDL low. Many people still believe that eating cholesterol and fat, especially saturated fat, causes heart attacks and that taking statin drugs provides a powerful way to reduce your risk of heart attacks. But is this really true?


In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman sits down with internationally renowned Consultant Cardiologist and best-selling author of The Pioppi Diet, Dr. Aseem Malhotra. Dr. Malhotra has become one of the most influential and well-known health campaigners, and a pioneer of the lifestyle medicine movement in the UK. Together, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Malhotra discuss the effectiveness of statin drugs on heart disease, and Dr. Malhotra discusses why he believes that reducing insulin resistance may be the key to better heart health. 


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Aseem Malhotra 

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/AseemMalhotra

Jul 12, 2019
How Chefs Can Be Doctors, and Doctors Can Be Chefs with David Bouley
1:05:24

Many of us are in the middle of an identity crisis when it comes to what we eat. We’re pulled one way or another about macronutrients and labels, all the while missing the most important concept of all: food is medicine. We can align our foods to feed our health and get incredible flavor and variety all at once. We can cook our way out of illness and overcome the fear and overwhelm of dietary choices by getting more personal with our kitchens. 


There’s no one better than the world-renowned Chef David Bouley to dive into this topic with— he’s this week’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy. Among many accolades, Bouley earned several four-star reviews in The New York Times; seven James Beard Foundation awards for best restaurant and best chef; he was named “Best Chef in America” by Herald-Tribune; he received the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards “The Best Restaurant in the United States” and #14 in the world; a 29 out of 30 rating in Zagat, and ranked #1 in New York City for many years. Chef Bouley is known as one of the most health-conscious chefs in the world, with a strong focus for diners with health concerns. He is currently contracted for a new book, Living Pantry, that will provide the building blocks for home cooking to deliver great taste and health benefits with easy execution.

Jul 10, 2019
How the Food Industry Targets Children
7:49

Our children are being bombarded by powerful marketing messages from the food industry promoting unhealthy processed food-like substances. In fact, the food industry spends billions of dollars on marketing junk food to our kids every year. The average child in the United States sees over 6,000 ads for junk food and soda on TV and even more through social media. And poor and minority children are targeted more aggressively. 


In this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Hyman speaks with researcher and family physician in the Bronx, Dr. Sean Lucan, and investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Moss, about Big Food’s addictive mission to hook the most vulnerable consumers - our children - and keep them coming back for more.


You can find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Sean Lucan at

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/SeanLucan


You can find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Michael Moss at

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MichaelMoss

Jul 05, 2019
Are we eating too much (or not enough) protein for good health? with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
54:34

These days, we hear a lot about carbs versus fats. But what about protein? It’s become the forgotten macronutrient. The diet-wars have been tough on protein, as strict vegans and believers in Paleo strongly disagree on the best forms of it to consume. But protein plays an essential role in good health. So despite the emotional response it elicits in many, it’s about time we pay it more attention. Protein is responsible for the growth and maintenance of new tissue (the building blocks for a strong body!) and makes up certain hormones that act as messengers, as well as the enzymes that we need for metabolic reactions.


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon about the importance of protein and why we should shift our dietary focus. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is an integrative physician who completed her fellowship in Nutritional Sciences and Geriatrics at Washington University, St. Louis. She is board-certified in Family Medicine and completed her undergraduate work in Human Nutrition Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism. Dr. Lyon works closely with current and retired Special Operations military operators as a part of the Task Force Dagger Foundation.


Find more information about Dr. Gabrielle Lyon at her website https://drgabriellelyon.com/


Learn more about Dr. Lyon’s work with taskforcedagger.org 

Jul 03, 2019
Does Your Immune System Listen To Your Thoughts?
6:38

Emerging research is giving us a more comprehensive picture than ever before about the way our mind can impact our health. While science continues to reveal the dramatic impacts of stress on the immune system, more and more clinical research is also emerging around topics such as the immunology of joy and the immunology of gratitude. In this mini-episode, Dr. Mark Hyman speaks to Dr. Leonard Calabrese, an expert in immunology and rheumatology, about how the right practices to support these areas of life actually improve the immune system. 


Dr. Leonard Calabrese is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Vice Chair of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases. He is the director of the RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic and holds joint appointments in the Department of Infectious Diseases and the Wellness Institute. Dr. Calabrese has made significant contributions to science in the fields of chronic viral infections and autoimmunity and vascular inflammatory diseases of the brain. He has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the advancements of immunology and wellness.


You can find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Calabrese here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrCalabrese

Jun 28, 2019
How Do Psychedelics Help You Reach Enlightenment or At Least Happiness? with Michael Pollan
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As we see the amount of information and technology we have access to growing, we also gain a stronger view of universal human tendencies that are overarching in time and culture. One of those that is particularly fascinating is our desire to change consciousness, to alter our brain and our mood, whether it’s with drugs, food, or even activities like meditation and breathwork. 


That’s one of the many reasons the emerging research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is so interesting, especially considering it was completely written-off for decades after getting a bad rap in the 60s, despite having shown therapeutic promise in the 50s. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by world-renowned author Michael Pollan to talk about the exciting reemergence of psychedelic therapy and the possibilities it holds for the future of healthcare. Michael Pollan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and his latest book How to Change Your Mind, which is all about the new science of psychedelics. 


Jun 26, 2019
The Ground-Breaking Study You Haven’t Heard About
8:56

Ketogenic diets have gained significant popularity in the mainstream. However, ketogenic diets have actually been around in medicine for a long time. For example, they are used for treating intractable epilepsy when medications fail. Yes, that’s right, when meds fail we use food! Now mounting research has also found them to be effective in reversing type 2 diabetes, a disease previously thought to be non-reversible.


Diabetes expert Dr. Sarah Hallberg has studied the impact of a low-carb, high-fat diet (essentially a ketogenic diet) in treating type 2 diabetes. Her results have been ground-breaking yet largely overlooked by mainstream media and the medical community. Why is this?


In this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Hyman explores this question with author, researcher and executive director of the Nutrition Coalition, Nina Teicholz and also talks to Dr. Sarah Hallberg about her research and the importance of acknowledging that type 2 diabetes reversal is possible.


To listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Nina Teicholz visit https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/NinaTeicholz


To listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Sarah Hallberg visit https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrSarahHallberg

Jun 21, 2019
Do You Dream Big Enough for Your Life? with Jon and Missy Butcher
58:39

We don’t have any control over the cards we’re dealt, but we do have control over how we play them. Part of playing those cards right is believing we can have everything we want and figuring out exactly what it takes to get there. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Jon and Missy Butcher sit down with me to talk about their program Lifebook, that helps others do just that. And it really works! I’ve personally gone through their system to bring my own vision of a happy life to fruition and upend limiting beliefs and it’s changed my life in unbelievable ways.


Jon and Missy are artist-entrepreneurs whose life together revolves around their amazing relationship, family, and work. Together, they have founded over a dozen companies, all organized around causes that matter. Their purpose and mission is to create the highest possible quality of life they can for themselves and the people they love while helping others around the world to do the same.


To learn more and to enroll in Lifebook Online, please visit https://go.mindvalley.com/mark


Jun 19, 2019
Why You Should Avoid Sweet Fat
4:44

Many of us were taught that eating dietary fat makes us fat and leads to heart disease. This assumption has been catastrophic for our health. In fact, fats are essential for optimal health, and saturated fat, specifically, is not the boogeyman we once thought. We know now that there is no monolithic saturated fat. There are many saturated fats, each with its own effects. The saturated fat in coconut, for instance is different from the saturated fat in butter.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman talks with neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter about how saturated fat came to get such a bad rap. They dive into many of the ways the right saturated fats are beneficial to your health and discuss why, what Dr. Hyman calls “sweet fat,” is so harmful.


*A Note on Fat: While a high fat diet does not work for everyone, we now know that fat is not the enemy it was previously made out to be. Some people do well with less fats and some do better with more fats. It is important to determine what work specifically for your body.


**Please also note, we caught an error in the narration at the end of this episode. The final message is, "The kind of fat you eat is what matters most. Focus on eating a diet of whole foods and avoid processed junk.


To hear Dr. Hyman’s full length interview with Dr. David Perlmutter please visit https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDavidPerlmutter


Jun 14, 2019
How Do Stem Cells Heal?
49:12

Stem cells are a major player in the future of medicine. They have the potential to become many other types of tissue—they are essentially like a smart-bomb that we can use to target a specific problem. But the magic doesn’t stop there. Not only can stem cells home in on damaged cells and tissues, they then send signals to those damaged cells or tissues encouraging them to heal. As someone who is always trying to improve my own health, and since I want to live to be 120, I love to seek out the latest therapies and try them myself so I can truly understand the benefits and improve my longevity.


27 years ago I had surgery for a ruptured disk and I’ve been plagued with issues from that as I’ve aged (which I know many of you can relate to); I was excited to try stem cell therapy as a treatment option for my own pain and mobility. So today on The Doctor’s Farmacy podcast, I’m going to share my conversation with the very doctors I trusted to do my own stem cell makeover. Dr. Harry Adelson, Dr. Amy Killen, and Dr. Duckworth sat down with me at Docere Clinics in Park City, Utah to talk about regenerative medicine and what stem cell therapy can do for every part of the body from joints to hair and even our sex organs.


Learn more about Dr. Adelson’s work by visiting https://docereclinics.com

Learn more about Dr. Killen’s work by visiting https://doceremedical.com

Jun 12, 2019
Reclaim Your Time By Changing Your Relationship to Technology
7:32

We are living in a stressed-out, super-busy, hyper-caffeinated world, often pushing aside what matters most to us when things get hectic. And technology is everywhere—in our pockets, on desks, our nightstands, and even on our wrists. Yet, most of us have never given its role in our lives a second thought. In this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Hyman talks to Marie Forleo and Cal Newport about making time for what’s most important to you by establishing an intentional relationship with technology.


Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, Marie Forleo is the creator of the award-winning online show MarieTV and the founder of B-School, an online business school for modern entrepreneurs.


Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and writes about the impact of technological innovations on our culture. He is the author of six books, including Digital Minimalism and Deep Work.


We are living in a stressed-out, super-busy, hyper-caffeinated world. And technology is everywhere—our pockets, desks, nightstands, kitchens, and even on our wrists. Yet, most of us have never given its role in our lives a second thought.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full length episode with Marie Forleo: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MarieForleo


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full length episode with Cal Newport: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/CalNewport

Jun 07, 2019
How One Woman Is Transforming the Food System with Danielle Nierenberg
1:08:30

What if we could lift 150 million people out of hunger? By empowering women farmers with education, money, and other resources we could increase crop yields by 20 to 30% and do just that. And if you’re wondering why I’m specifically talking about women, it’s because on a global scale women do not have the same accessibility to own land, receive loans, and other essential components of farming. Yet, they are leading the way when it comes to agriculture.


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I’m joined by Danielle Nierenberg to talk about the foundational role women play in agriculture all over the world and how we can all become better food activists. Danielle co-founded the non-profit Food Tank in 2013 as an organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters.


To learn more about Food Tank, please visit https://foodtank.com/ and to find opportunities to get involved in your area, check out the Good Food Org Guide at https://goodfoodorgguide.com/.

Jun 05, 2019
Foods That Fight Depression & Improve Sleep
8:59

We know that a diet comprised of foods from our industrial diet—one high in processed sugar, starch, refined fat, and low in whole foods, fruits, and vegetables—can wreak havoc on your physical health. But what does that same diet do to your mental health and quality of sleep? Are there specific foods and nutrients that are especially effective in combating depression and promoting better sleep?


In this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Mark Hyman talks with Dr. Drew Ramsey, a writer, farmer, and psychiatrist who practices nutritional psychiatry, and Shawn Stevenson, author of the international best-selling book “Sleep Smarter,” to find out what to eat to support your mental health and get quality sleep.


Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full length episode with Dr. Drew Ramsey: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDrewRamsey

Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full length episode with Shawn Stevenson: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ShawnStevenson


May 31, 2019
Why Big Food Should Be Afraid of You with Vishen Lakhiani
51:39

We are all human first, after all, and connection can help us create the right systemic shifts. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was joined by visionary Vishen Lakhiani to talk about the role of education in creating transformation.


Vishen is the founder of Mindvalley University, a former computer engineer, and is noted for his ability to integrate information across the field of human transformation into unified models. His book, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind was a New York Times bestseller and hit the coveted number one spot on Amazon five times in 2017. Vishen also founded A-Fest, the transformational festival described as the “TED meets Coachella” of the industry, which is actually where I met my wife Mia.

May 29, 2019
How Our Food System Acts as an Invisible Form of Oppression
9:22

We know all too well the visible forms of racism in our society. Less visible, however, is how our food system acts as the deadliest weapon used against the poor and minorities— keeping them poor, sick and fat, hijacking their brains and biology.


The science is clear—our processed, sugary, starchy diet is the single biggest cause of disease and death—type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and even dementia.  And your zip code is more important than your genetic code in determining your risk of disease and death. If you are African American you are 80% more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, over 4 times as likely to have kidney failure, and 3.5 times as likely to suffer amputations as whites. I’ve explored these topics with a number of my guests on this podcast.


This mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy includes portions of my past conversations on this podcast with president of Black Lives Matter for the area of Greater New York, Hawk Newsome, Columbia University and Teachers College researcher Pam Koch and award winning NIH funded investigator and practicing family physician, Dr. Sean Lucan.


May 24, 2019
Why Making Food Taste Better Makes it Healthier with Dan Barber
1:00:58

I’m a big believer in the farm to table movement, but with one major caveat: you can’t skim the cream! What I’m saying is that we can’t cherry pick when it comes to our crops, growing the same ones over and over (even if they're grown organically), and assume that it is a sound ecological practice. Just like humans need a diversity of foods to get the right nutrients, soil needs a diversity of plants grown on it and even the right animal inputs in order to be nutrient dense, too. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by mastermind chef and regenerative agriculture advocate Dan Barber.


Dan is breaking the conventional ways we eat, cook, and think about food. He is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and the author of The Third Plate. He also co-founded Row 7 Seed Company, a seed company bringing together chefs and plant breeders in the development of new varieties of vegetables and grains. Dan has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country's Outstanding Chef (2009). In this episode, it’s clear how mutually passionate Dan and I are about changing the current food system and doing so in a way that promotes health and supports the environment.

May 22, 2019
Finding Your Purpose Through Happiness, Intention and Surrender
6:31

Our internal dialogue is intimately connected to our physical body, and our mitochondria are always eavesdropping on our thoughts. In fact, our mindset can be one of our strongest guiding forces. The overwhelming stresses in today’s world can create enormous strain on our nervous system, leading to burnout and breakdown. Through working on our mindset, we can lessen our reactions to stress. But it takes practice and loyalty to our intentions to make our good mindset habitual.


Your thoughts have real and measurable effects on your overall health and wellbeing. Feeling we have a purpose in life and sharing our unique gifts with the world allows us to tap into more joyful living. And a major part of pursuing a sense of purpose is identifying what makes you feel your best. I’ve explored this topic with a number of my guests on this podcast.


This mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy includes portions of my past conversations on this podcast with Bulletproof founder and CEO, Dave Asprey and Reverend Michael Beckwith, Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center.


May 17, 2019
Why Your Health Depends on the Soil with Dr. Daphne Miller
40:16