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

By Dr. Mark Hyman

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Paige Woodruff
 Feb 3, 2021
I am a regular listener, often passing along to the nursing team I support and lead. As a RN of more than 35 years I find the info shared here relevant and understandable. I just finished listening to the lengthy but outstanding episode, The Real Story about COVID vaccines that thoroughly unpacks all the necessary information about the vaccines. Thank you, Dr. Hyman, for continuously producing excellent content for your listeners.

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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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.

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 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. I hope you'll join me.

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Bloating: Getting Rid Of Your Food Baby With Functional Medicine with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
41:04

This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Tushy.


Bloating is a very common and uncomfortable condition where your belly increases in size, often occurring after eating and increasing as the day goes on. Twenty to thirty percent of the population regularly experiences bloating. If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, that percentage jumps to 96%. Bloating is a sign of an imbalance in the gut, often caused by dysbiosis, food intolerances, bacterial overgrowth, and stress. While conventional medicine usually treats the symptoms of bloating, Functional Medicine treats the entire ecosystem of the body, including repairing and rebuilding the gut.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses bloating and “food babies” with Dr. Elizabeth Boham. They talk about lactose intolerance as a common cause of bloating and how this uncomfortable condition can be successfully treated. They also share a case study of a 35-year-old man and the protocol that helped him.


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 ButcherBox and Tushy.


Right now, you can get a free turkey when you sign-up for ButcherBox. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy.


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


  • The prevalence and characteristics of bloating in the general population and IBS patients


  • How SIBO can be a cause of bloating


  • Conventional medicine vs Functional Medicine treatment of bloating


  • Why antibiotics can be harmful and helpful in gut health


  • Addressing imbalances in the gut


  • How foods and food intolerances may lead to bloating


  • Negative effects of PPIs on the gut


  • Dietary approach to treating bloating


  • Case study of a 35-year-old male


  • How different probiotics can affect the gut




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Oct 18, 2021
5 Steps To Destroy Negative Thoughts For Better Health
1:36:10

This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.

 

Our emotional health impacts our physical health, there is no way around it. Traumas and toxic beliefs are scary to unpack but when you do, you give yourself the freedom and opportunity for dynamic growth. In this episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Daniel Amen, Byron Katie, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, and Lauren Zander. They explore how focusing on your emotional health as much as your physical health will have big payoffs for your wellness and happiness throughout life.

 

Since 2010, Dr. Joe Dispenza has partnered with scientists and universities to perform extensive research on the effects that meditation has on the brain and body. During his advanced retreats around the world, his team has gathered more than 8,000 brain scans and 4,000 heart-rate variability measurements in an attempt to correlate the effects that sustained elevated emotions and self-regulation have on heart and brain function, immune response, and overall mind-body health.

 

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. 

 

Byron Katie's simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.

 

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help 100 million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More—which regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts and is listened to by over 2 million people every single month.

 

Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder 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 Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.

 

Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com

 

Right now, Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.





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Oct 15, 2021
Genetics, Obesity, Diabetes, And Risk Of COVID: A Functional Medicine Perspective with Dr. Ronesh Sinha
1:05:41

This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire, Beekeeper’s Naturals, and Thrive Market


Did you know that 63% of Covid-19 hospitalizations can be linked back to at least one of four pre-existing conditions, all of which are largely preventable through diet and lifestyle choices? Obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart failure are strongly linked to more severe Covid outcomes. These cardiometabolic diseases represented a different type of pandemic, long before Covid-19 hit. We can make incredible reductions to our risk of these health problems, and even reverse them, using the power of food. Even people with genetic predispositions can significantly reduce the risk of any of these diagnoses and the Covid consequences that can come with them.

 

Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk to Dr. Ronesh Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution. He is an internal medicine physician who runs a lifestyle clinic in Silicon Valley focused on reversing insulin resistance in ethnically diverse patients. He is also an expert in corporate wellness and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Silicon Valley Employer Forum, where he serves as a global adviser to shape health benefits for over 55 major Silicon Valley companies. 


This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire, Beekeeper’s Naturals, and Thrive Market.


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Here are more of the details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): 


  • Why South Asians are at uniquely high risk of developing insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (7:19 / 3:46)
  • The dangers of a high starch and sugar vegetarian diet (11:00 / 7:24)
  • Designing a healthy pregnancy (13:41 / 11:00)
  • The importance of muscle in metabolic health and aging (16:59 / 13:38)
  • The dietary framework Dr. Sinha uses with his patients (23:12 / 15:45)
  • Dr. Sinha’s approach to understanding cholesterol, metabolic disease, statins, and lipid panels (27:43 /  23:00)
  • Cooking with ghee and coconut oil vs. vegetable and seed oils (36:41 / 31:35)
  • Thinking of Covid-19 as a lifestyle disease (45:35 / 40:25)
  • The link between body fat, diet, and Covid-19 outcomes (47:39 / 42:30)
  • Simple lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19 (49:32 / 45:15)

 

Learn more about Dr. Ronesh Sinha at culturalhealthsolutions.com and check out his new podcast, Meta Health Podcast. Follow Dr. Sinha on Instagram @roneshsinhamd.



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Oct 13, 2021
Diverticulitis: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. George Papanicolaou
35:34

Diverticulitis: A Functional Medicine Approach | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens


Over 200,000 people per year are treated for diverticulitis, a painful condition in which small pouches in the colon, called diverticula, become infected. Symptoms of diverticulitis include nausea, fever, chills, loss of appetite, and constipation. While conventional medicine treatments for diverticulitis usually consist of antibiotics and surgery, Functional Medicine looks at a wide variety of things like microbiome diversity, dietary fiber consumption, gut health, inflammation, and more, to both prevent and treat this condition. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses diverticulitis with Dr. George Papanicolaou. They talk about how lifestyle habits, such as a low fiber diet and elevated stress, can contribute to diverticulitis. They also share certain foods and supplements that are supportive and healing to the body.


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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


Right now, Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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


  • How overall fiber consumption has reduced over time


  • What diverticula are and how they can progress to diverticulitis


  • The symptoms of diverticulitis


  • Risk factors for developing diverticulitis


  • The difference between conventional medicine and Functional Medicine treatments for diverticulitis


  • Using bone broth and clove tea to heal a flare up


  • Why it’s a myth that you shouldn’t eat nuts and seeds if you have diverticulitis


  • Suggestions for how to add fiber to your diet


  • Supplements to support the body


  • Case study of a 50-year-old woman with diverticulitis




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Oct 11, 2021
7 Steps To Biohack Your Health To Live Longer
2:34:38

7 Steps To Biohack Your Health To Live Longer | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


Increasing lifespan and healthspan are not just about treating disease but about building long-term resilience and vitality. Some say if you live longer, you will spend more time with chronic disease and disability,increasing the burden on society and our health care system. Not true. A famous Stanford University study found that if you kept your ideal weight, exercised, and didn’t smoke, you were likely to live a long, healthy life and die painlessly, quickly, and cheaply. In fact, simple, daily habits hold the key to unlocking your longevity potential. 


As my patients get older and more concerned about longevity, we focus on habits that create the most reward. Today, I dive into seven biohacks you can use to live longer with my guests: Dave Asprey, Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dr. Cindy Geyer, Drew Ramsey, Gary Taubes, and Dr. Louis Ignarro.


This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley. Right now, Paleovalley is offering 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.


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.


Dr. Elizabeth Boham is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Albany Medical School, and she is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and the Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center. She is on the faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine.


Dr. Cindy Geyer received her bachelor of science and her doctor of medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine.


Dr. Drew Ramsey is a writer, farmer, and doctor who focuses on the connection between mental health and food. He is passionate about nutritional interventions and creative media to share a different way of thinking about the brain and mood. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in active clinical practice in New York City. 


Gary Taubes is an award-winning science and health journalist, and co-founder and director of the Nutrition Science Initiative. He is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat, Good Calories, Bad Calories, and, most recently, The Case for Keto. He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, and is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. 


Dr. Louis Ignarro is a medical research scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his breakthrough discovery of nitric oxide and how it positively impacts health and longevity. His groundbreaking research on nitric oxide paved the way for—among other innovations—Viagra. He is an award-winning Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has his Ph.D. in Pharmacology with over 35 years of experience teaching.



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Oct 08, 2021
How To Practice Radical Acceptance In All Areas Of Life with Tara Brach
1:21:13

How To Practice Radical Acceptance In All Areas Of Life | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, MitoPure, and Athletic Greens


It can be really scary to be alone with ourselves and our thoughts. The stories that keep us suffering can sometimes get louder than ever when we aren’t embracing distraction, and we usually try to push them away. But what can help break this pattern is to stop being at war with the moment, just letting our feelings be without buying into the beliefs that come with them. 


This is one part of the process of radical acceptance, a topic I was excited to dive into today with the one and only Tara Brach. Tara Brach holds a PhD in clinical psychology and teaches meditation internationally. Founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW), Tara is the author of the bestsellers Radical Acceptance, Radical Compassion, True Refuge, and her new book, Trusting the Gold. Tara’s weekly podcasts are downloaded over two million times each month.  


This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, MitoPure, and Athletic Greens. 


You can try BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off by going to  magbreakthrough.com/hyman and using the code HYMAN10. For a limited time, BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases. 


MitoPure, from TimeLine Nutrition, regenerates mitochondria and supports cellular energy production. Right now, you can get 10% off MitoPure, which comes in a capsule, powder, or protein blend, at timelinenutrition.com/drhyman.


Right now, Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How suffering and “the trance of unworthiness” led Tara to mindfulness (6:14)


  • The power that cultural conditioning has over our thoughts and beliefs (12:37)


  • The type of beliefs that cause the most suffering (18:41)


  • Practicing radical acceptance of what is, without buying into thoughts and beliefs about what is (19:52)


  • Accepting and facing the fear of pausing to sit with what is (31:28)


  • Changing our brains, minds, hearts, and consciousness through the practice of RAIN (38:58)


  • The pervasiveness of disassociation, trauma, and PTSD in our society and how we can move through it to come back to our body and access our wholeness (49:10)


  • The greatest gift we can give to each other (1:04:10)


  • Practicing radical acceptance in the context of a troubled and divisive world (1:08:01)


Learn more about Tara Brach at https://www.tarabrach.com/ and on Facebook @tarabrach, on Instagram @tarabrach, and on Twitter @tarabrach.


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Oct 06, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Nutritional Testing, Time Restricted Eats, Cholesterol, And More
16:49

My team and I are excited to tell you about our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode you’ll hear a preview of our monthly Dr. Hyman+ AMA.


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With your yearly membership to Dr. Hyman+, you’ll gain access to:


  • Ad-Free Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast episodes
  • Access to all my docu-series, including Broken Brain 1, Broken Brain 2, Longevity Roadmap + bonus material
  • Exclusive monthly Functional Medicine Deep Dives
  • Monthly Ask Mark Anything by you and only for you




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Oct 05, 2021
Blood Clots: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
29:20

Blood Clots: A Functional Medicine Approach | This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and ButcherBox


Blood clots are a fairly prevalent issue that can become very serious if not treated promptly. They can occur as a result of injury to the lining of the blood vessels or lack of mobility for an extended period of time. And while the traditional approach to treatment is using a blood thinner or aspirin, Functional Medicine focuses on the prevention of blood clots as well as treatment options, which may include healing the gut, reducing inflammation, and supporting genetics.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses this topic with Dr. Elizabeth Boham. They explore how health conditions such as cancer, autoimmune disease, metabolic syndrome—and even certain genetics—may increase the risk of blood clotting. They also share their personal experiences with blood clots and how they work with patients to prevent and treat them.


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 Rupa Health and ButcherBox.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive ground beef for life. Sign up today and ButcherBox will send you 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. Just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.


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


  • Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham’s personal experiences with blood clots


  • The causes of blood clots


  • How other conditions and genetics increase the risk of blood clotting


  • The traditional approach to treating blood clots


  • Reducing risk of blood clots using preventative measures


  • The importance of keeping blood vessels healthy by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress


  • How a colorful diet can be protective


  • Case study of a 35-year-old woman with blood clots


Additional Resources


The Most Important Molecule for Health You Have Never Heard of: Nitric Oxide


How Leaky Gut is Making Us Sick and Driving Chronic Inflammation with Dr. Emeran Mayer


Postmenopausal Hormones: Helpful or Harmful? With Dr. Elizabeth Boham




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Oct 04, 2021
The Surprising Science Behind Cancer Prevention
1:20:49

The Surprising Science Behind Cancer Prevention | This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea


The right diet is so imperative in preventing cancer or during the healing process. This is in large part because of the role insulin plays in cancer; insulin acts as a growth factor in the body, which is one of the reasons too much insulin leads to obesity. It’s also why insulin will support the growth of cancer cells. 


In this compilation episode, Dr. Mark Hyman is joined by Dr. William Li and Dr. Jason Fung to discuss how recent research is now revealing the connection between insulin resistance and cancer, what you can eat to prevent cancer, and much more.


Dr. William Li is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of one of my favorite books, the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacted care for 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. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, Live with Kelly & Ryan and the Dr. Oz Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, Parade and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into COVID-19.


Dr. Jason Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies and challenged the conventional wisdom that diabetics should be treated with insulin. Dr. Fung is also the co-founder of The Fasting Method, a program to help people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally with fasting. His latest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, was just released.


This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea. Right now, you can take advantage of their limited time bundle that includes two cartons of Sun Goddess Matcha and a glass beaker, along with two premium bonus gifts: a handheld frother and 7-day coffee detox book.  Plus, if you head over to piquetea.com/hyman and use code HYMAN, you’ll get an additional 5% off this exclusive bundle with gifts


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. William Li, “Why Food Is Better Than Medication To Treat Disease” at: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrLi


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jason Fung, “Is Cancer Caused By Sugar?” at: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrJasonFung



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Oct 01, 2021
Why Tracking Your Blood Sugar Can Transform Your Health with Noosheen Hashemi
1:14:57

Why Tracking Your Blood Sugar Can Transform Your Health | This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire, Beekeeper’s Naturals, and Athletic Greens


What if you could get health advice that was completely tailored to your unique body? Forget the generalized blanket statements, like “Eat less, exercise more.” I’m talking about actual guidance based on massive amounts of data that can help you optimize your diet and lifestyle for real, maintainable results. This is the future of medicine, and it will be more precise than ever before. It might sound too futuristic or out of reach, but artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are getting us there, and we’re already seeing amazing health implications for those that are utilizing these technologies. 


In this episode, I talk about the exciting breakthroughs in health-focused AI and what the future holds with Noosheen Hashemi. Noosheen Hashemi is a Silicon Valley tech veteran, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. She is the founder and CEO of January AI, a precision health tech company that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to prevent, predict, and manage chronic disease. January AI is Noosheen’s answer to a healthcare industry that seemed to only address decline and disease, rather than prevention and progress; January AI partners with people to understand their body and optimize it for health and longevity. In 2021, January AI was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer.

 

Noosheen also guides a family office that includes diverse investments in over 100 companies and venture capital funds. She is the founder of the HAND Foundation, focused on supporting scholars and organizations that promote discourse and socioeconomic growth among the disenfranchised. She is a Harold Pratt Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the advisory boards of Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.


This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire, Beekeeper’s Naturals, and Athletic Greens.


Right now, you can get 25% off Kettle & Fire bone broth plus free shipping with code HYMAN. Just head over to kettleandfire.com/hyman. That’s kettle and fire dot com slash Hyman. 


Right now, Beekeeper’s Naturals is giving my community an exclusive offer. Just go to beekeepersnaturals.com/HYMAN and enter code “HYMAN” to get 20% off your first order.


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Noosheen’s journey into using data and AI to drive change in the healthcare space (6:33)


  • Using multiomics, or multivariate decision making, to understand health and disease (12:47)


  • Food: the missing piece of data in precision health (15:44)


  • Artificial intelligence vs. machine learning (17:37)


  • Using machine learning to better understand glycemic load and assist people in keeping their blood sugar stable (19:48)


  • Moving away from one-size-fits-all medicine (25:46)


  • The future of healthcare, continuous health monitoring, personalized health, and precision nutrition (30:03)


  • What can AI do for our health? (40:30)


  • The future of wearable technology, including the need for insulin monitors (46:12)


  • What we can learn from China about using AI to solve for population health issues (52:45)


Learn more about January AI at https://january.ai/ and on Instagram @hellojanuaryai, on Facebook @januaryai, and on Twitter @hellojanuaryai.





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Sep 29, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive: Environmental Toxins And Heavy Metals
16:22

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our latest Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive on environmental toxins and heavy metals with Dr. Judy Hinojosa.


To gain access to the full episode, head over to https://drhyman.com/plus/.


With your yearly membership to Dr. Hyman+, you’ll gain access to:


  • Ad-Free Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast episodes
  • Access to all my docu-series, including Broken Brain 1, Broken Brain 2, Longevity Roadmap + bonus material
  • Exclusive monthly Functional Medicine Deep Dives
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Sep 28, 2021
Treating OCD From A Functional Medicine Perspective with Dr. George Papanicolaou
35:13

Treating OCD From A Functional Medicine Perspective | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, affects approximately 2.2 million adults and 500,000 children in the US. Individuals with OCD often experience impulsive and intrusive thoughts that replay in the mind, in addition to behaviors such as excessive cleaning and repetitive counting. While conventional medicine approaches OCD as a chemical issue, Functional Medicine looks at genetic components, inflammation, gut health, and other lifestyle influences in its treatment of OCD. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses OCD with Dr. George Papanicolaou. They discuss just how debilitating this condition can be and share case studies of how they have treated patients with this condition.


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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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


  • What is OCD and who does it affect?


  • Common behaviors of someone with OCD


  • Conventional diagnosis and treatment of OCD


  • The genetic component to OCD


  • How the gut microbiome and lack of diversity may contribute to OCD


  • Identifying inflammation as a root cause  


  • A case study of someone who has OCD


  • Functional Medicine approach to treatment of OCD


Additional Resources:


How Eliminating Gluten May Improve Anxiety and Depression


Understanding How the Microbiome Affects Every Aspect of Your Health


The Science of Mood and Your Microbiome


How Leaky Gut is Making Us Sick and Driving Chronic Inflammation with Dr. Emeran Mayer




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Sep 27, 2021
How Diet And Stress Affect Your Immune System
15:41

How Diet And Stress Affect Your Immune System | This episode is sponsored by MitoPure


Your immune system is constantly responding to your internal and external conditions. For instance, most of us have experience with coming down with a bad cold or flu directly following a period in which we haven’t been eating or sleeping well. The same principle can apply to more severe or chronic disease as well; a dysregulated immune system opens the door for illness. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Bland about how the food you eat and the quality of your sleep, your thoughts and relationships, and more are fundamental when it comes to the regulation of your immune system. He also speaks with Dr. Leonard Calabrese about the role that movement and exercise play in supporting your immune health.


Dr. Jeffrey Bland is the founder of Big Bold Health, a company on a mission to transform the way people think about one of nature’s greatest innovations—the immune system. Through Big Bold Health, Jeff is advocating for the power of immuno-rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level, often through the rediscovery of ancient food crops and superfoods. To get there, Jeff is building a network of small farms and suppliers throughout the US that take a clear stance on regenerative agriculture, environmental stewardship, and planetary health. Jeff’s career in health spans more than 40 years. A nutritional biochemist by training, he began in academia as a university professor. Jeff then spent three decades in the natural products industry, working alongside other pioneers.


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. Dr. Calabrese is also the director of the RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology at Cleveland Clinic and holds joint appointments in the Department of Infectious Diseases and the Wellness Institute.


This episode is brought to you by MitoPure. MitoPure, from TimeLine Nutrition, regenerates mitochondria and supports cellular energy production. Right now, you can get 10% off MitoPure, which you can get in a capsule, powder, or protein blend, at timelinenutrition.com/drhyman.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Bland, “How The Most Important Superfood You’ve Never Heard About Will Rejuvenate Your Immune System” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrJeffBland2

 

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Leonard Calabrese, “The Secrets to Creating a Healthy Immune System” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrCalabrese




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Sep 24, 2021
Regeneration: The Key To Healing Humans And The Planet with Paul Hawken
1:43:24

Regeneration: The Key To Healing Humans And The Planet | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox, BiOptimizers, and Paleovalley


Most people are overwhelmed when it comes to the thought of climate change, which is preventing us from taking action. An estimated 92% of people are disengaged from the topic and feel they don’t know what to do. But today, I want to share some good news with you that will leave you feeling hopeful instead of hopeless in terms of saving our planet. Just like we use Functional Medicine to get to the root cause of disease in our bodies, we can come up with an actionable, results-oriented plan when we look at the root cause of our climate crisis. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was thrilled to sit down with Paul Hawken to talk about his framework for healing the planet in a way that dramatically changes the outlook of our world for future generations. 


Paul Hawken starts ecological businesses, writes about nature and commerce, and consults with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic, and ecological regeneration. He has appeared on numerous media including the Today Show, Talk of the Nation, Bill Maher, CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose, and others, and his work has been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, Forbes, and Business Week. He has written eight books, including five national and New York Times bestsellers: Growing a Business, The Next Economy, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest, and Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming


He is the founder of Project Drawdown, which worked with over two hundred scholars, students, scientists, researchers, and activists to map, measure, and model the one hundred most substantive solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming. He is the founder of Regeneration.org, and his latest work, Regeneration, Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, was just released.

 

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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Reframing the climate crisis from a focus on the problem to a focus on solutions and regeneration (8:00)


  • The current reality, speed, and impact of the climate crisis (14:29)


  • Solutions to cut energy emissions by 50% by 2028 (22:23)


  • What you can do in your own life to support the regeneration of our climate (31:30)


  • The role that governments and corporations are playing to promote solutions to the climate crisis at scale across the world (40:07)


  • Transforming our food and agricultural systems for regeneration of the climate (50:00)


  • Regeneration of human society and natural environments (1:00:32)


  • The economics of regeneration and regenerative practices (1:03:57)


  • Why the climate problem is not a science problem but a human problem (1:19:09)


  • Ending the climate crisis in one generation (1:27:17)


Learn more about Paul Hawken at https://paulhawken.com/ and follow him on Facebook @PaulHawkenAuthor, on Instagram @paulhawken, and on LinkedIn @paulhawken.


Get a copy of Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation at https://www.amazon.com/Regeneration-Ending-Climate-Crisis-Generation/dp/0143136976/


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Sep 22, 2021
Is An Autoimmune Condition Driving Your Raynaud's Syndrome? with Dr. Cindy Geyer
27:47

Is An Autoimmune Condition Driving Your Raynaud's Syndrome? | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens


Autoimmune conditions are rising in prevalence and oftentimes if you have one, you are likely to have several. In some people who experience autoimmune conditions such as Sjogren’s, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus, Raynaud’s Syndrome may be present. Raynaud’s is an uncomfortable vascular condition affecting the small arteries, prompting them to spasm, and can have a big impact on quality of life. Symptoms can include numbness and pain in fingers, toes, ears, or nose when exposed to cold weather or stress. Raynaud’s can also appear on its own in a milder form than if accompanied by another autoimmune condition. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses Raynaud's Syndrome with Dr. Cindy Geyer. They talk about who is at greatest risk of developing this condition and how it can lead to other more serious conditions such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, and stroke. They also explore the Functional Medicine approach to treating Raynaud’s, including healing the gut and incorporating stress management techniques.


Dr. Cindy Geyer received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She joined The Ultrawellness Center in 2021 after practicing and serving as the medical director at Canyon Ranch for 23 years. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a recently elected fellow of ACLM. Dr. Geyer has been a core faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) for 20 years, teaching physicians and other healthcare professionals how to use food and lifestyle to address health concerns in their own lives and those of their patients. A clinician, educator, and avid hiker, she is passionate about collaborative approaches to health and wellness: from the integrative team model in working with individual patients, to community partnerships that together can affect healthy changes in the places people live and work.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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


  • Raynaud’s Syndrome in relation to other autoimmune conditions


  • What is Raynaud’s and who does it affect?


  • How the arteries are affected in Raynaud’s


  • How Raynaud’s is diagnosed


  • What to look for to identify the root cause of Raynaud’s and other autoimmune conditions

  

  • Treating Raynaud’s from a Functional Medicine perspective


  • Supplements that can be helpful in the treatment of Raynaud’s 


Additional Resources


Three Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Terry Wahls


Top Healthy Foods that Prevent & Treat Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Elroy Vojdani


What Really Causes Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Todd LePine


How a Doctor Cured her Autoimmune Disease with Functional Medicine




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Sep 20, 2021
How To Improve Focus And Attention
16:15

How To Improve Focus And Attention | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens


Preserving, supporting, and strengthening brain function is crucial to aging optimally. While we once thought that declining brain function was a given as you get older, we now know that our brains have the ability to change structure and function all throughout our lives. Our diets and quality of sleep are crucial for a well-functioning brain but so is our ability to harness focus and attention.


In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman speaks to Dr. Andrew Huberman about enhancing neuroplasticity to support learning, memory, alertness, and attention. He also speaks with Jim Kwik about the science of learning how to learn.


Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills, and cognitive functioning. Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, and other top media outlets.


Jim Kwik 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 brought to you by Athletic Greens. Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full-year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer. 


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrew Huberman, “How to Rewire Your Brain For Sleep” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrAndrewHuberman


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Jim Kwik, “How To Upgrade Your Brain And Learn Faster” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/JimKwik




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Sep 17, 2021
Reversing Multiple Sclerosis And Autoimmune Disease With Functional Medicine with Dr. Terry Wahls
1:10:07

Reversing Multiple Sclerosis And Autoimmune Disease With Functional Medicine | This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE, BiOptimizers, and MitoPure


The most profound cases of healing I see are in people who refuse to give up. Even if they’ve found some things that improve their condition, they continue searching for new ways to feel better and better. This is how we break down walls in medicine. It’s how people who are told they’ll never walk again end up biking to work every day. I’m honored to have one of those incredible people on today’s podcast to talk about her journey as a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Dr. Terry Wahls never stopped searching for answers and has changed the prognosis of MS and autoimmune diseases for herself and so many others in the process. Throughout this episode, we dive into Dr. Wahls latest tweaks and updates to the healing protocol that’s been so successful for her and countless others.


Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. Her secondary progressive multiple sclerosis confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years, but she restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for mitochondrial health and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.


This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE, BiOptimizers, and MitoPure.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The development of The Wahls Behavior Change Model and importance of attending to mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of overall health (7:00)


  • Dr. Wahls’ use of hormesis (mild to moderate stress to the body followed by sufficient recovery and repair) to enhance her health (8:14) 


  • The role that stress played in Dr. Wahls’ life prior to her MS diagnosis, and how she now incorporates stress management in her daily routine (13:16)


  • The Wahls Protocol diet (20:07)


  • Unique challenges and successes of clinically studying The Wahls Protocol (31:37)


  • Patient stories of remarkable health improvements and disease management (40:24)


  • Dr. Wahls’ current study of Clinically Isolated Syndrome and Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Dietary and lifestyle changes without drugs versus standard of care (44:55)

 

  • Why the NIH resists funding diet and lifestyle research, and the idea of creating health vs treating disease (50:37)


  • Multiple Sclerosis and the gut microbiome (54:27)


  • Getting to the root cause of autoimmune disease (59:01)


Learn more about Dr. Terry Wahls and her work at https://terrywahls.com and on Facebook @TerryWahls, on Instagram @drterrywahls, and on Twitter @terrywahls.


Get Dr. Wahl’s new book, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles at 

https://www.amazon.com/Wahls-Protocol-Autoimmune-Conditions-Principles/dp/1583335544



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Sep 15, 2021
How To Master Hunger And Cravings with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
36:07

How To Master Hunger And Cravings | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens


So many of my patients tell me they feel their food cravings have gotten out of control and a lack of willpower is driving their weight gain, generally making them feel like crap. But, the truth is, this is not a matter of willpower. Our industrial food industry produces food-like substances specifically made to hook our taste buds with every bite, hijacking our brain chemistry and metabolism, and giving rise to disease. Our bodies actually have a finely-tuned appetite control system that is governed by certain hormones. However, our modern diet, elevated stress, and inadequate sleep impairs this system, leading us to crave the wrong foods and feel hungry all the time. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses our natural hunger regulator, ghrelin, with Dr. Elizabeth Boham. They talk about how this hormone works and what can interrupt its natural production. They also discuss strategies to help the body regulate hunger naturally.


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 Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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


  • What ghrelin is and how it affects hunger and cravings


  • How ghrelin works to tell us we are full


  • The effects of gastric bypass surgery on ghrelin


  • Why diet, sleep, and stress affect ghrelin


  • Case study of a 45-year-old male’s weight loss


  • The role of sleep apnea on ghrelin levels and weight 


  • Functional Medicine strategy to regulate hunger



Additional Resources:


Why Obesity, Hunger, and Malnutrition are Found Together in the Same People


How Sleep Apnea Drives Weight Gain, Memory Loss, High Blood Pressure, ADHD, and More


We Got it Wrong When It Comes to Weight Loss with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee


The Secret to Losing Weight and Feeling Great


Stopping the Stress Epidemic


What is Driving Your Poor Sleep and How Can You Fix It?



Book Mentioned in This Episode:


Always Hungry? By David Ludwig, MD, PhD




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Sep 13, 2021
How To Quit Eating Ultra-Processed Foods
17:15

How to Quit Eating Ultra-Processed Foods | This episode is brought to you by Even


The SAD (Standard American Diet) is over 60 percent ultra-processed food mostly from commodity crops—wheat, corn, and soy turned into hundreds of thousands of food-like products that bear little resemblance to our evolutionary diet. These addictive, nutrient-depleted foods not only make us obese and sick but drive us to consume more and more “food-like substances,” looking for the missing nutrients. Yet, a desire for real food is a fundamental part of our basic biological blueprint. Given the chance, our taste receptors will naturally gravitate toward the inherent goodness found in real, whole foods.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks to Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dave Asprey, Fred Provenza, and Dr. Assem Malhotra about how our taste buds, hormones, and brain chemistry have been hijacked by the food industry. They discuss how ultra-processed foods are leading us to be overfed, yet undernourished and how we can reclaim our nutritional wisdom by eliminating ultra-processed foods from our diet.


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.


Dave Asprey is the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. 


Fred Provenza 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 links 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-written with Michel Meuret). He has published over 300 research papers in a wide variety of scientific journals. 

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 the government on health policy. His first book, co-authored with Donal O’ Neill, The Pioppi Diet, has become an international bestseller.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “Underweight, Overtired, And Malnourished: How To Get Your Health Back On Track” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/uxosLUlE


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dave Asprey, “Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DaveAsprey2


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Fred Provenza, “How The Intelligence Of Plants and Animals Can Help Us Reclaim Our Health” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/FredProvenza2


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




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Sep 10, 2021
Food Justice: Why Our Bodies And Our Society Are Inflamed with Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel
1:40:30

Food Justice: Why Our Bodies And Our Society Are Inflamed | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Pique Tea


A large part of my work in Functional Medicine is addressing inflammation. I talk a lot about how the food we eat, and our current food system as a whole, promotes inflammation and leads to chronic disease. But it’s not just our bodies that are inflamed, it’s also our societies and our planet. Covid has only made racial disparities even more apparent, while the disasters that result from climate change continue to climb in frequency and severity as well. It’s all connected. I can’t tell you how excited I was to host Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, to dig into decolonizing the food system to address the inflammatory state of our world and our bodies. 


Dr. Rupa Marya is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where she practices and teaches Internal Medicine. Her research examines the health impacts of social systems, from agriculture to policing. She is a co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition, a collective of health workers committed to addressing disease through structural change. Raj Patel is a Research Professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, a professor in the University’s department of nutrition, and a Research Associate at Rhodes University, South Africa. He is the author of Stuffed and Starved, the New York Times bestselling The Value of Nothing, co-author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. A James Beard Leadership Award winner, he is the co-director of the award-winning documentary about climate change and the food system, The Ants & The Grasshopper. He serves on the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, and has advised governments on causes and solutions to crises of sustainability worldwide.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The root causes of the rise of inflammatory disease around the world (12:21)


  • How external stress creates disease and illness within our body (20:10)


  • Monopolies and corporate dominance in the food industry (27:17)


  • The anatomy of injustice (39:15)


  • How has our food system been colonized, and what does a colonized food system look like? (42:38)


  • Why singing is medicine (45:36)


  • The populations with the most biodiverse gut microbiomes (48:05)


  • The link between chronic disease and our political and economic structures (54:51)


  • Going beyond food security to food sovereignty and nutritional security (1:06:42)


  • Our food system and climate change (1:20:25)


Learn more about Dr. Rupa Marya at https://rupamarya.org/ on Facebook @aprilfishes, Instagram @aprilfishes, and on Twitter @drrupamarya.


Learn more about Raj Patel at https://rajpatel.org/ and on Facebook @RajPatel and on Twitter @_rajpatel.


Get a copy of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice at https://www.amazon.com/Inflamed-Deep-Medicine-Anatomy-Injustice/dp/0374602514/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=inflamed&qid=1627477973&sr=8-6




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Sep 08, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Parkinson’s, Varicose Veins, And More
17:58

My team and I are excited to tell you about our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode you’ll hear a preview of our monthly Dr. Hyman+ AMA.


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Sep 07, 2021
The Functional Medicine Approach To Gallbladder Disease with Dr. George Papanicolaou
31:04

The Functional Medicine Approach To Gallbladder Disease | This episode is brought to you by Essentia and Paleovalley


The gallbladder is an organ we don’t often pay much attention to, but if you or a loved one has had gallstones, you know they can be very painful. About 6-9% of adults experience gallstones and their associated symptoms which can include nausea and vomiting. The gallbladder plays a vital role in our digestive process by storing bile which helps us break down fats. If your bile is imbalanced, gallstones may form. The conventional approach to relieving gallbladder pain and discomfort is through the use of medication or surgery to remove the gallbladder, whereas the Functional Medicine approach seeks to uncover the root cause of the problem and approaches treatment from that place.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses gallbladder disease with Dr. George Papanicolaou. They talk about how they work with patients to determine what is causing the disease, and how an imbalance in the composition of bile can also result in gut problems like dysbiosis and SIBO. They also provide tips on supporting your body to optimize digesting fats if you’ve had your gallbladder removed.


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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


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


  • The root cause of gallbladder disease, including gallstones


  • What healthy bile is and why it’s so important in the role of digesting fats


  • The difference between the conventional medicine and Functional Medicine approach to treating gallbladder disease


  • How bile imbalances can lead to gut imbalances such as dysbiosis and SIBO


  • The tie between Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and gallbladder disease and the role of gluten


  • Consequences of surgery to remove the gallbladder


  • Supporting the body if you don’t have a gallbladder


Additional Resources:


Digesting Fat, Optimizing Your Health, and My Daily Supplements

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


A New Roadmap for Treating Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/05/16/a-new-roadmap-for-treating-disease/


Healing Psoriasis from the Inside Out with Dr. Todd LePine

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/10/16/podcast-hc27/


How to Prevent and Reverse Fatty Liver Disease with Functional Medicine

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/08/02/podcast-hc67/




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Sep 06, 2021
What Causes Brain Inflammation And How Can We Fix It?
14:45

What Causes Brain Inflammation And How Can We Fix It? | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox


While inflammation is a natural part of life that serves a beneficial role to protect us and help us heal, systemic inflammation leads to disease. This type of persistent inflammation not only affects the body, it also affects the brain. In fact, neuroinflammation may be linked to everything from Alzheimer’s and dementia to ADD, ALS, depression, and even schizophrenia.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks to Drs. Daniel Amen and Todd LePine about how the foods we eat, the toxins we’re exposed to, our stress levels, and our genetics are just some of the many aspects that can promote brain inflammation. They also discuss how they work with patients to reduce inflammation in the brain and in the body.


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 The End of Mental Illness, 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. 


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 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.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Todd LePine, “Is Brain Inflammation The Cause of Depression, Dementia, ADD, And Autism? A Functional Medicine Approach To Neuroinflammation” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/mRUGgEnr




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Sep 03, 2021
Baby’s Gut Instinct: Why Having A Healthy Gut Is Critical To Infant Health with Dr. Tracy Shafizadeh
1:12:07

Baby’s Gut Instinct: Why Having A Healthy Gut Is Critical To Infant Health | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Primal Kitchen, and Beekeeper’s Naturals


Today we’re talking about one of my favorite topics: poop. And we’re finding out that the most important time to pay attention to our poop and what it can tell us about the microbiome is in the earliest months of life. I recently did a really interesting webinar on this topic. It's such a critical aspect of creating lifelong health that I wanted to share it on the podcast, to make sure anyone who missed it had a chance to listen. With the huge rise in inflammatory diseases from obesity and diabetes to autoimmunity and so many more, it’s imperative we look at the gut to optimize whole body health—this is a fundamental piece of Functional Medicine that I’ve been using with my patients for decades. 


To dig into the specifics of how we can start kids off with the best health possible, I sat down with Dr. Tracy Shafizadeh. She is leading the work in understanding the infant microbiome, as a nutritional scientist who helps new and expectant moms learn about creating healthy gut bugs in their babies. Dr. Tracy translates her extensive scientific knowledge of breastmilk and the gut microbiome into practical terms to help parents understand how a balanced gut from infancy leads to a healthy immune system and metabolism for life. Dr. Shafizadeh received her PhD in nutritional biology from the University of California, Davis, and spends her free time "loving the guts" out of her two boys.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Our epidemic of chronic inflammatory diseases (4:32)


  • The vital importance of having a balanced microbiome (8:17)


  • How a baby receives gut microbes from its mother and how this process regularly gets disrupted (11:23)


  • Why 15% of human breast milk is indigestible by the baby (18:11)


  • Differences between human breast milk and baby formula (23:50)


  • What is Newborn Gut Deficiency and does it affect your baby? (30:23)


  • The long term consequences of having lack of B. infantis and how it can be restored (38:15)


  • How does Evivo work? (45:40)


  • Are probiotics good for you? (53:44)


  • Vaginal seeding and the gut microbiome (1:03:30)


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Sep 01, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive: Muscle Health and Longevity
19:33

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode you’ll hear a preview of our latest Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive on muscle health and longevity with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon.


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Aug 31, 2021
Fix Your Allergies By Fixing Your Gut And Changing Your Diet with Dr. Cindy Geyer
30:26

Fix Your Allergies By Fixing Your Gut And Changing Your Diet | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and MitoPure


Seasonal allergies are something we’re all familiar with, whether you’re personally affected or not—and they’re rising in prevalence. Allergies occur when the immune system reacts to substances in the environment making IgE antibodies that trigger mast cells to release histamine. High histamine levels cause symptoms like itchy watery eyes, sneezing, stuffy nose, headaches, and more. Conventional treatments may help reduce symptoms temporarily, but they often include steroids which can be detrimental to your immune system, may contribute to osteoporosis, and, most importantly, don’t address the root cause of the immune dysregulation.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses seasonal allergies with Dr. Cindy Geyer. They talk about how our early life informs the immune system and what steps parents can take to ensure a healthy gut flora and healthy immune system, right from the start. They also discuss ways to address the root cause of the allergy symptoms using diet, supplements, stress reduction, and more.


Dr. Cindy Geyer received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She joined The Ultrawellness Center in 2021 after practicing and serving as the medical director at Canyon Ranch for 23 years. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a recently elected fellow of ACLM. Dr. Geyer has been a core faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) for 20 years, teaching physicians and other healthcare professionals how to use food and lifestyle to address health concerns in their own lives and those of their patients. A clinician, educator, and avid hiker, she is passionate about collaborative approaches to health and wellness: from the integrative team model in working with individual patients, to community partnerships that together can affect healthy changes in the places people live and work.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and MitoPure.


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


  • How your environment since birth informs your immune system


  • Why over-the-counter allergy medications that include steroids can help in the short term, but may have negative long term implications


  • Benefits of breast milk and vaginal seeding in preventing and reducing allergies


  • How addressing other issues in the body can help to reduce allergies


  • Why the low histamine diet is a consideration for people who have severe allergies


  • Supplements to support the body and immune system


  • Stress reduction techniques that help support the nervous system


  • Worms as a treatment option for allergies


  • Nature’s medicine to calm the nervous system and stabilize the immune system


Additional Resources


The Problem With Our Vanishing Bacteria

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/21/the-problem-with-our-vanishing-bacteria/


What Does Your Microbiome Have to Do With Soil?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/17/what-does-your-microbiome-have-to-do-with-soil/


What is Leaky Gut and How Can You Treat It?

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


Behind the Scenes with Ara Katz, Pioneering Microbiome Entrepreneur, Mom, and Co-Founder of Seed

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/11/26/behind-the-scenes-with-ara-katz-pioneering-microbiome-entrepreneur-mom-and-co-founder-of-seed/


Supporting the Vaginal Microbiome, the Root Cause of Acne, and Why Your Dog Has Leaky Gut with Kiran Krishnan

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/09/12/bb-ep71/


Getting to Know Your Gut Bugs: Akkermansia Muciniphila

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/07/26/akkermansia-muciniphila/


Books mentioned in this episode


An Epidemic of Absence by Moises Valesquz-Manoff


Missing Microbes by Martin Blaser




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Aug 30, 2021
Is Dairy Good For Us?
19:46

Is Dairy Good For Us? | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox


We have no biological requirement for dairy, and yet, we’ve been told over and over again that this food is a great source of calcium and that milk makes healthy bones and we should drink it daily. However, the research shows that none of this is true. In fact, close to 70 percent of the world’s population is genetically unable to properly digest milk and other dairy products—a problem known as lactose intolerance. But even if you aren’t lactose intolerant, consuming dairy can lead to weight gain, bloating, acne, gas, allergies, eczema, brittle bones, and sometimes even cancer.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses why he often works with patients to eliminate dairy in conversations with his colleagues Lisa Dreher and Dr. Elizabeth Boham. He also speaks with Dr. David Ludwig about his recent research on milk and dairy products.


Lisa Dreher 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. 


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.


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.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Lisa Dreher, “A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/FeJHNRJ3

 

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/68G64S1Y


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Aug 27, 2021
How To Have Successful Relationships with Esther Perel
1:10:06

How To Have Successful Relationships | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Athletic Greens, and Cozy Earth


Modern love comes with an unprecedented list of expectations. Relationships can of course be a source of amazing connection and joy, but they can also be really hard. We want our partner to be our best friend, lover, confidant, coworker, therapist, and so much more. We want from one person what an entire village used to provide. To take it a step further, we want a soul mate; we want in another human what we used to look for in the realm of the divine. We want that person to help us become the best version of ourselves. I’ve been extremely lucky in my life with my career and friendships, but romantic relationships haven’t come easy for me. I was thrilled to take a deeper look at this part of my life in this episode with my dear friend Esther Perel.


Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED Talks have garnered more than 30 million views and her bestselling books, Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, are global phenomena translated into nearly 30 languages. Esther is also an executive producer and host of the popular podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work? Her latest project is Where Should We Begin - A Game of Stories with Esther Perel.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Athletic Greens, and Cozy Earth.


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Here are more of the details from our interview (time-stamps correlate with audio version of the podcast): 


  • Our expectations of romantic relationships have drastically changed over time (7:42)


  • Our childhood sets us up for difficulty in romantic relationships (10:42)


  • Why we choose partners who activate our own specific issues (14:53)


  • What drives couples to divorce and why the end of a relationship does not necessarily equate to failure (18:36)


  • What brings couples to couples therapy today vs. in past decades (23:13)


  • Four relationship killers (33:05)


  • What makes a relationship successful? (34:27)


  • The card game that Esther created during the pandemic to incorporate lightness and play into our relationships  (41:01)


  • How our relationship to giving and receiving impacts our relationships (51:51)


  • Esther’s main nuggets of wisdom from her work with couples (1:00:19)


Learn more about Esther Perel at https://www.estherperel.com/ and her new card game, Where Should We Begin - A Game of Stories at https://www.estherperel.com/where-should-we-begin-the-game.


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Aug 25, 2021
The Functional Medicine Approach To Precocious Puberty with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
30:20

The Functional Medicine Approach To Precocious Puberty | This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and Pique Tea


Hormone disruption is a growing concern, especially for children as many are reaching puberty at a younger age than ever before. Just under one in four children are facing some sort of hormonal dysregulation that impacts not only the onset of puberty, but also presents an increased risk for conditions such as obesity, infertility, endometriosis, and PCOS as they grow older. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses precocious puberty with Dr. Elizabeth Boham. They cover the role that diet, weight, and nutrition play in healthy hormones. They also talk about the effects on hormones from the many toxins in our homes and in our environment; toxins that are used without a lot of testing or experience.


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 Rupa Health and Pique Tea.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


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


  • The rise of hormone dysregulation in children


  • How poor diet and nutrition are driving hormonal changes


  • Toxins in our environment, children’s toys, and personal care products wreaking havoc on hormones


  • The Functional Medicine approach to treatment


  • Best ways to detox from toxins


  • A case study of a 10-year-old girl


Additional Resources


Addressing the Root Causes of Childhood Obesity

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/02/05/podcast-hc42/


How We Are Poisoning Our Children

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/03/04/podcast-ep96/


How Lead and Other Environmental Toxins are Affecting Us

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/12/04/podcast-minisode65/


A Holistic Approach To Balancing Your Hormones

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/12/27/bb-ep35/


How Eating An Anti-inflammatory Diet Is The Key To Regaining Your Health

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/07/23/podcast-minisode89/


The Real Reason for America’s Obesity Crisis and Chronic Disease Epidemic

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/01/podcast-ep100/




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Aug 23, 2021
The Mindblowing Healing Power Of Nature
16:41

The Mindblowing Healing Power Of Nature | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


While much of our culture and society supports a sedentary lifestyle, primarily spent indoors, there is a ton of scientific evidence that shows how connecting with nature can have profound effects on our health. Just spending small amounts of time connecting with nature—even by looking at a picture or getting a house plant—not only lowers our stress levels, it can lead to better sleep, better decision making, and a range of other health benefits. And nature is not only healing for humans, it also holds the key to healing planetary health as well.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses an array of ways that nature is beneficial to human health with guests Max Lugavere and Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter. He also speaks with Dr. Zach Bush about the ways he is working to create a new paradigm of health based on nature’s guidance as it relates to the challenging issues we have with glyphosate in our soils.


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’s sophomore book is 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. 


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 book Brain Wash, co-written with his son Austin Perlmutter, MD, was released last year.


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.


Dr. Zach Bush is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr. Zach founded Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut-brain health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and the planet.


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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 Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter, “The Brain Science Behind Social Conflict And Depression” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrsDavidAustinPerlmutter


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Zach Bush, “How To Activate Nature’s Healing Potential” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ZachBushMD




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Aug 20, 2021
How To Use The Power Of Your Mind For Spontaneous Healing with Dr. Joe Dispenza
1:13:30

How To Use The Power Of Your Mind For Spontaneous Healing | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and Athletic Greens


I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of human potential and the mind-body connection. Time and time again, I’ve seen that mindset is a defining factor in how successful my patients are on their healing journey. The mind-body connection is a powerful one, so much so that there are numerous reports of spontaneous remission of chronic pain and diseases when people change their headspace. How we think and feel creates our state of being. Digging into our subconscious thoughts and beliefs and redefining how we see our future can have real, long-lasting impacts on our physical health. 


I was so excited to sit down with Dr. Joe Dispenza to talk about his work in mind-body medicine, helping people overcome their biggest obstacles and form new, healthy, limitless lives. Dr. Joe’s passion can be found at the intersection of the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to explore the science behind spontaneous remissions. He uses that knowledge to teach people how to heal their bodies of health conditions, make significant changes in their lives, and evolve their consciousness.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and Athletic Greens.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Dr. Joe first became interested in studying spontaneous remissions (8:16)


  • Changing your reality requires changing yourself (10:49)


  • How your past can control your present and keep you unwell, and how to break free from it (14:14)


  • Moving out of stress to an elevated state of bliss, love, and ecstasy (23:22)


  • Rewiring your brain to break habitual thought and emotional patterns (31:21)


  • The power of using mental rehearsal to create our present and future reality (35:25)


  • The four necessary elements of healing your body with your mind (43:33)


  • Why practicing gratitude is a gateway to improving our health and wellbeing (46:02)


  • How our thoughts can change our gene expression (54:33)


  • Remarkable stories of healing and spontaneous remissions (1:03:53)


Learn more about Dr. Joe Dispenza, his online course, Dr. Joe Live, live events, and more at www.drjoedispenza.com and follow him on Facebook @DrJoeDispenzaOfficialNewsFanPage, on Instagram @drjoedispenza, and Twitter @drjoedispenza.



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Aug 18, 2021
Choosing Skin Care Products that Won’t Make You Sick with Dr. Cindy Geyer
29:08

Choosing Skin Care Products that Won’t Make You Sick | This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and HigherDOSE


What we put on our skin—the largest organ in our body—gets absorbed and travels through the bloodstream. It’s a simple fact, yet so many of us don’t think twice about how the ingredients in our favorite skin care products, such as shampoo, sunscreen, lotion, and insect repellent, affect our health. Even small amounts of toxic ingredients in skin products can add up and contribute to endocrine disorders, heart disease, cancer, and a range of other illnesses. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman talks to Dr. Cindy Geyer about why it’s important to take a good look at what we put on our skin. They discuss the dangers of ingredients such as parabens and phthalates, which can disrupt hormones, as well as how Dr. Hyman detoxes his body, where to find out how safe your favorite products are, and much more.


Dr. Cindy Geyer received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She joined The Ultrawellness Center in 2021 after practicing and serving as the medical director at Canyon Ranch for 23 years. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a recently elected fellow of ACLM. Dr. Geyer has been a core faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) for 20 years, teaching physicians and other healthcare professionals how to use food and lifestyle to address health concerns in their own lives and those of their patients. A clinician, educator, and avid hiker, she is passionate about collaborative approaches to health and wellness: from the integrative team model in working with individual patients, to community partnerships that together can affect healthy changes in the places people live and work.


This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and HigherDOSE.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


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


  • Why we need to pay attention to what we put on our skin


  • Ingredients in skin care products that are endocrine disruptors


  • What kind of sunscreen is best


  • Effects of toxins during developmental phases


  • Alternatives to deet for insect repellent


  • How to rid toxins from the body


  • Our favorite source to find non-toxic skin care products


Additional Resources


Why What You Put On Your Skin Matters

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/02/18/why-what-you-put-on-your-skin-matters/


What You Put On Your Skin Matters Just As Much As What You Eat

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/08/21/healthy-skin-inside/


The Broken Brain Podcast – A Holistic Approach to Balancing Your Hormones with Dr. Shawn Tassone

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/12/27/bb-ep35/


Environmental Toxins Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Inflamed

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/12/dp-minisode31/


How Environmental Toxins in Our Water, Air, and Products Wreak Havoc on Our Immune System with Dr. Aly Cohen

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/05/18/bb-ep112/


Get These Toxins Out of Your House

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



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Aug 16, 2021
What Is Your Mouth Telling You About Your Overall Health?
15:31

What Is Your Mouth Telling You About Your Overall Health? | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens


Traditional medicine approaches the body by isolating single organs and dividing them up into medical specialties. Yet, by seeking to identify the root cause of symptoms and correcting imbalances, long-lasting healing can be attained. It comes as no surprise then that oral health is connected to full-body health in myriad ways. From infectious and chronic diseases, chronic low energy, inflammation, and even protection from Alzheimer’s—it appears everything is tied to the health of your mouth, gums, teeth, and saliva.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Cynthia Li about how a trip to the dentist’s office led to valuable insight in her journey through autoimmune disease. He also speaks with Dr. Todd LePine about the important link between oral health and systemic health.


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 is the author of, Brave New Medicine: A Doctor's Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness.


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 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 brought to you by Athletic Greens. Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Cynthia Li, “How a Doctor Cured Her Autoimmune Disease with Functional Medicine” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/CynthiaLi

 

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Todd LePine, “The Functional Medicine Approach To Oral Health” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/92CPnu7E




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Aug 13, 2021
The Secret to Longevity, Reversing Disease and Optimizing Health: Fixing Metabolism with Dr. Casey Means
59:49

The Secret to Longevity, Reversing Disease and Optimizing Health: Fixing Metabolism | This episode is brought to you by Joovv, ButcherBox, BiOptimizers


There are three key biomarkers that can show us where a person’s metabolic health falls: blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. When we see these are higher than the optimal range, one of the main drivers they all relate back to is insulin resistance. Dysfunction in our metabolic health paves the road for chronic disease. That’s why it’s so important to regulate our blood sugar and insulin responses. Now, with the help of continuous glucose monitors, that’s becoming easier and more personalized than ever before. Today, I’m excited to talk to Dr. Casey Means about the importance of metabolic health for longevity and how we can use real-time feedback to cut through the mixed messages on nutrition and hone in our diets. 


Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Lecturer at Stanford University. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices. Dr. Means’ perspective has been recently featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Forbes, Business Insider, Techcrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, and more.


This episode is brought to you by Joovv, ButcherBox, BiOptimizers.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why Dr. Means left her role as an ENT surgeon to pursue Functional Medicine and work to improve metabolic health across the population (5:09)


  • Indicators of poor metabolic health and how metabolism works (13:47)


  • The same foods can affect blood sugar levels differently for different people (24:23)


  • What happens to your body when your blood sugar is out of control? (30:58)


  • Insulin resistance as a precursor to obesity and a range of chronic diseases (33:15)


  • How wearing a continuous glucose monitor can lead to personal empowerment around our own health and improve the doctor-patient relationship (38:54)


  • Insulin’s role in weight gain and loss (45:17)


  • Lessons learned from Levels users (47:23)


  • How the time of day that you eat can cause variation in glucose levels (50:10)


  • Changing dietary behavior (53:41)


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Follow Dr. Casey Means on Instagram @drcaseyskitchen and on Twitter @drcaseyskitchen.


Keep up to date with Levels at levelshealth.com/blog and on Instagram @levels and on Twitter @levels.



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Aug 11, 2021
A Functional Medicine Approach To Curing Crohn’s And Colitis with Dr. George Papanicolaou
41:08

A Functional Medicine Approach To Curing Crohn’s And Colitis | This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market and Primal Kitchen


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term for a variety of symptoms and diagnoses, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Approximately 3 million Americans are impacted by this inflammatory condition that affects the digestive tract and can greatly impact quality of life, disrupt daily routines, and carry very real emotional burdens. Symptoms of IBD include bloating, constipation, diarrhea, urgency, painful cramping, rectal bleeding, and more.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman talks to his UltraWellness Center colleague Dr. George Papanicolaou about the Functional Medicine approach to treating inflammatory bowel disease. They identify root causes and discuss why the health of your microbiome is vital when it comes to treating IBD. IBD is autoimmune in nature and may be helped by following autoimmune protocols also covered in this episode.


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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.

 

This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market and Primal Kitchen.


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Right now, Primal Kitchen is offering my community 20% off. Just go to primalkitchen.com and use the code DRHYMAN20 at checkout.


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


  • How highly-processed foods affect the gut


  • Causes of IBD, including a disordered microbiome, stress, and lack of exercise


  • Why toxins contribute to dis-ease in the body


  • What to investigate when treating inflammatory bowel disease


  • The importance of akkermansia in your gut microbiome


  • The use of the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet to treat Crohn’s and colitis


  • Tools to modulate the immune system


Additional Resources


Integrating Functional Medicine into Cleveland Clinic’s Inflammatory Bowel Program

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/01/16/podcast-ep36/


A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn’s and Colitis with Nishtha Patel

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/06/10/dp-ep221/


A Collaborative Approach to Heal Inflammatory Bowel Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/01/18/a-collaborative-approach-to-heal-ibd/


What Really Causes AutoImmune Disease with Dr. Todd LePine

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/10/podcast-hc18/




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Aug 09, 2021
How Food Can Cause And Heal Disease
15:21

How Food Can Cause And Heal Disease | This episode is sponsored by InsideTracker


The food we eat literally serves as information, instructions, or code that controls almost every function of the body—including our hormones, appetite, brain chemistry, immune system, gene expression, and even the microbiome. Our diets are the main driver of the chronic disease epidemic we are experiencing today. But food is also the most powerful medicine available to heal chronic disease, which will account for over 50 million deaths and cost the global economy $47 trillion by 2030. This is because the foods you eat are the keystrokes that send messages to your genes with every bite, telling them what to do—creating health or disease. What you put at the end of your fork is a more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle. 


In this miniepisode, Dr. Hyman speak with Dr. Josh Axe and Dr. William Li about eating to create health and how nature has an intelligent way of showing us how to use food as medicine


Dr. Josh Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, a doctor of chiropractic, and a clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy by empowering them to use nutrition to fuel their health. He is the bestselling author of Keto Diet, Eat Dirt, and Collagen Diet and author of the book Ancient Remedies. He is also the co-founder of Ancient Nutrition, which provides protein powders, holistic supplements, vitamins, essential oils and more to the modern world. Dr. Axe founded the natural health website DrAxe.com, one of the top natural health websites in the world today.


Dr. William Li is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of one of my favorite books, the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacted care for 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. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, Live with Kelly & Ryan and the Dr. Oz Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, Parade and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into COVID-19.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker. If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 25% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Josh Axe, “Returning To Ancient Remedies To Promote Health” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrJoshAxe

 

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. William Li, “Why Food Is Better Than Medication to Treat Disease” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrLi




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Aug 06, 2021
Why Success Is Not What We Think It Is with Gwyneth Paltrow
1:00:59

Why Success Is Not What We Think It Is | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, BiOptimizers, and Uqora


One thing COVID taught me, albeit the hardest way possible, was to slow down. I used to be hopping on a plane once or twice a week with a booked schedule daily. It was fun and sometimes exhilarating, but also exhausting. After this last year, I’ve learned to appreciate how to go through life more slowly and mindfully, appreciating small moments like pouring a good cup of coffee or the way the light floods through my window. On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I enjoyed sitting down with my good friend Gwyneth Paltrow, who can relate to hitting pause on the chaos of life to redefine joy and health. 


Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is also a bestselling cookbook author, singer, and entrepreneur. In 2008, Paltrow founded goop from her kitchen table. goop has grown into a lifestyle brand devoted to helping women make their own choices count in the various facets of their lives—from style, travel, work, food, and beauty to physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. goop now has a tightly edited digital shop, a book imprint, permanent and pop-up retail experiences, a live event series, and its own product lines, including skincare, fragrances, apparel, bath and body, and supplements.


This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, BiOptimizers, and Uqora.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Gwyneth’s father’s cancer treatment led her to an aha moment towards her own wellness path (5:54)


  • Gwyneth’s depression and realization about what was driving her success  following her Oscar win (11:39)


  • True measures of success (18:15) 


  • Why Gwyneth started goop (20:35)


  • Gwyneth’s semi-departure from acting and entry into the wellness field (30:01)


  • Bringing the search for magic, creativity, wonder, and awe into daily life (33:39)


  • Showing up for your own growth and learning how to have a slow life (36:31)


  • Waking up to self-exploration and presence in our daily life (46:09)


  • Wellness practices that Gwyneth loves and returns to often (47:06)


  • Gwyneth’s wellness routine (53:33)


Learn more about Gwyneth at https://gwynethpaltrow.com/ and follow her work at goop at https://goop.com/.





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Aug 04, 2021
How To Prevent And Reverse Fatty Liver Disease with Functional Medicine with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
31:17

How To Prevent And Reverse Fatty Liver Disease with Functional Medicine | This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens


Having a healthy liver is a vital component to combating the toxic junk and chemicals in our environment. A healthy liver means your body stays healthy, you don’t get sick, and you maintain plenty of energy. Unfortunately however, 90 million Americans—and a growing number of individuals worldwide—have what is called fatty liver disease, which literally means your liver fills with fat. This then paves the path for chronic disease and inflammation. But the good news is that fatty liver can be easily treated and reversed with some basic dietary and lifestyle changes.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss how our high-starch and high-sugar diets are largely responsible for driving fatty liver disease, how to know if you have a fatty liver, and how they work with patients to prevent and reverse 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 sponsored by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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


  • What is fatty liver and why are we seeing so much of it, even in children?


  • The difference between fatty liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver


  • How food, medication, alcohol consumption, and environmental toxins drive fatty liver disease


  • How fatty liver is connected to high blood sugar, insulin resistance, heart disease, metabolic dysfunction, cancer, Alzheimer’s and more


  • The types of foods, herbs, and nutritional supplements that can help heal fatty liver disease


  • How much alcohol consumption is too much?


  • Testing for and diagnosing fatty liver disease


  • Patients who they have worked with to treat fatty liver disease


Additional Resources


How Addictive Foods Are Driving Fatty Liver Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/05/07/podcast-minisode78/


Fatty Liver is More Dangerous than You Might Realize. Here’s How to Heal It

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/05/05/fatty-liver-is-more-dangerous-than-you-might-realize-heres-how-to-heal-it/


Do You Have a Fatty Liver? 90 Million Americans Do!

https://drhyman.com/blog/2013/09/26/fatty-liver-90-million-americans/


How to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/07/19/dp-minisode40/




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Aug 02, 2021
How Fasting Can Slow Aging And Optimize Health
16:25

How Fasting Can Slow Aging And Optimize Health | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker


Fasting has gotten a lot of attention in recent years and for good reason. In addition to supporting better aging, fasting has also been found beneficial for autoimmunity, gut issues, reducing belly fat, Alzheimer’s, and much more. While many people associate fasting with restricting eating for long periods of time, there are actually many styles with different timing, which can make fasting a much more approachable practice than you might think. And when done the right way, you won’t even feel hungry. 


In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Frank Lipman and Dave Asprey about how fasting works, how to identify the type of fasting that is best for you, and special considerations around fasting for women.


Dr. Frank Lipman is recognized as a vocal pioneer of integrative and Functional Medicine (or what he calls “good medicine”). Dr. Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and the Chief Medical Officer at The Well. He is a sought-after international speaker and the bestselling author of six books—How to Be Well, The New Health Rules, Young & Slim for Life, Revive and Total Renewal—and his newest book, The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program for Immune Resilience, Strength, and Vitality.


Dave Asprey is the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. 


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker. If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 25% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Frank Lipman, “The Keys To Aging Well” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrFrankLipman

 

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dave Asprey, “Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DaveAsprey2




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Jul 30, 2021
Four Questions To Free You From Suffering with Byron Katie
1:20:51

Four Questions To Free You From Suffering | This episode is brought to you by Primal Kitchen, BiOptimizers, and Cozy Earth


Suffering is part of the human condition. We create our own stories and believe them, however painful and untrue they may be. But it doesn’t have to be this way! We can find freedom from emotional, mental, and physical pain when we take the time to be quiet and ask some simple yet life-changing questions. I studied Buddhism for a long time and have always been interested in self-exploration. My guest on today’s episode, Byron Katie, has created a powerful shortcut to the process of unpacking and slowing down the mental processes that cause suffering, and her work has been one of my greatest tools for personal inquisition and growth. 


In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning in a state of joy. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe.

 

Byron has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, intensives, and nine-day School for The Work have brought freedom to people all over the world. Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. You can visit thework.com for more about Byron and to access the resources we talk about in this episode. 


This episode is brought to you by Primal Kitchen, BiOptimizers, and Cozy Earth.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Byron’s instantaneous insight into how to end suffering (9:18)


  • The power of questioning what we’re thinking or believing about any given situation using Byron’s method, The Work (14:00)


  • Why guilt drives addiction and is born of a victim mindset (19:12)


  • Asking the question, “Is it true?” as the gateway to free ourselves of suffering (28:50)


  • How to do The Work (32:17)


  • Creating peace, sanity, and physical healing in our lives by questioning the ego (41:48)


  • Using The Work to address fear of the future (44:09)


  • Sourcing our own happiness by living in the present moment and waking up to our true nature (52:30)


  • Loving where you are frees you of judgement and comparison (1:05:46)


  • How we miss our lives when we live in the past and future (1:16:36)


Learn more about The Work of Byron Katie at https://thework.com/


Learn more about At Home with BK at www.athomewithbk.com and check out Byron Katie’s podcast at http://podcast.thework.com.


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Jul 28, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive: Trauma -The Impact On Physical Health
17:21

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode you’ll hear a preview of our latest Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive on the impact that trauma has on physical health with Dr. Mary Pardee.


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Jul 27, 2021
What Is Driving Your Poor Sleep And How Can You Fix It? with Dr. Cindy Geyer
40:07

What Is Driving Your Poor Sleep And How Can You Fix It? | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens


Inadequate sleep quantity and quality is a major problem for so many of us. Not only does it leave us feeling bad, it is also detrimental to our overall health. Poor sleep can lead to everything from mood swings to blood sugar imbalances, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, poor memory, and much more. So what is causing our poor sleep and what can we do to improve it?


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Cindy Geyer to discuss how they work with patients to get to the root cause of sleep issues. They share essential tips to get better sleep and discuss specific concerns that affect women when it comes to issues with sleep.


Dr. Cindy Geyer received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She joined The Ultrawellness Center in 2021 after practicing and serving as the medical director at Canyon Ranch for 23 years. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a recently elected fellow of ACLM. Dr. Geyer has been a core faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) for 20 years, teaching physicians and other healthcare professionals how to use food and lifestyle to address health concerns in their own lives and those of their patients. A clinician, educator, and avid hiker, she is passionate about collaborative approaches to health and wellness: from the integrative team model in working with individual patients, to community partnerships that together can affect healthy changes in the places people live and work.


This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens.


When you sign up to ButcherBox, you’ll get 2 lbs of wild-caught Alaskan salmon free in your first box plus $10 off. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great offer. 


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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


  • Getting to the root causes of insomnia and sleep apnea


  • Causes and treatments for restless leg syndrome, including its connection with autoimmune issues and gut health


  • Commonly overlooked issues that drive poor sleep including heavy metals, hormone imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and more


  • How PTSD and trauma history can impact sleep quality


  • Best practices for optimal sleep hygiene 


  • How when we eat, how we eat, and what we eat impacts our sleep 


  • How light exposure impacts your sleep


  • The value of sleep studies


Additional Resources:


Dr. Hyman’s 8-Part Sleep Course

https://drhyman.com/sleep


How to Rewire Your Brain For Sleep

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/07/07/podcast-178/


Why Rhythm Is The Key To Health

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/26/podcast-hc53/


Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/01/11/podcast-hc38/


How Sleep Apnea Drives Weight Gain, Memory Loss, High Blood Pressure, ADHD, And More

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/06/25/podcast-minisode85/


How Gut Health Impacts Sleep

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/10/16/podcast-minisode58/


Hack Your Sleep

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/12/19/podcast-ep32/




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Jul 26, 2021
How Eating An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Is Key To Regaining Your Health
20:43

How Eating An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Is Key To Regaining Your Health | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker


Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense system and can be a good thing in balance. However, when your immune system shifts out of balance, inflammation can run rampant—causing a chronic, smoldering fire inside your body that contributes to disease, weight gain, and more. What we eat is one of the biggest levers we have when it comes to driving or reducing inflammation. Industrial food drives inflammation, oxidative stress, hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances, overloads your detoxification system, depletes your energy, damages your microbiome, and changes your gene expression to turn on disease-causing genes. Real whole nutrient and phytonutrient-rich food does the opposite. It turns off inflammation, increases antioxidant systems, balances hormones and brain chemistry, boosts detoxification, increases energy, optimizes your microbiome, and turns on disease-preventing, health-promoting genes.


In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Vani Hari and Dr. David Perlmutter about the dangers of inflammatory foods and how to eat a diet that is anti-inflammatory.


Named as one of the “Most Influential People on the Internet” by Time Magazine, Vani Hari is the revolutionary food activist behind foodbabe.com, co-founder of organic food brand Truvani, New York Times best selling author of, The Food Babe Way, and Feeding You Lies. She has led campaigns against food giants like Kraft, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Subway and General Mills that attracted more than 500,000 signatures, and led to the removal of several controversial ingredients used by these companies. Through corporate activism, petitions, and social media campaigns, Vani and her Food Babe Army have become one of the most powerful populist forces in the health and food industries. 


Her drive to change the food system inspired the creation of her new company, Truvani, where she produces real food without added chemicals, products without toxins, and labels without lies. Vani has been profiled in the New York Times and The Atlantic, and has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and NPR. 


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 released in January 2020.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker. If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 25% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Vani Hari, “How To Be A Food Activist In Your Own Kitchen” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/VaniHari

 

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter, “How to Prevent Alzheimer’s with Your Fork” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDavidPerlmutter




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Jul 23, 2021
Meat or Plants: Which Is Better For Reversing Climate Change? with Nicolette Hahn Niman
1:12:31

Meat or Plants: Which is Better for Reversing Climate Change? | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Rupa Health


Using the lens of Functional Medicine, we know we can’t blame just one part of the body for disease or dysfunction. The same goes for agriculture and climate change. We can’t just blame cows and call it a day. It’s a complex issue that deserves a comprehensive plan of action. Regenerative agriculture recognizes the essential role of grazing animals in an ecosystem to create stronger soils, healthier crops, and produce better meat. On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Nicolette Hahn Niman to explore where we’ve gone wrong when it comes to raising meat, some of the biggest areas to focus on for a positive climate impact, and so much more. As a vegetarian rancher for almost two decades who now eats meat, she offers a unique perspective on raising and eating animals. 


Nicolette Hahn Niman is a writer, attorney, and livestock rancher. She authored the books Defending Beef (2014, and second ed. 2021) and Righteous Porkchop (2009), as well as numerous essays for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. She has also written for The Atlantic, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Earth Island Journal, among others. Nicolette has appeared on The PBS Newshour, The Dr. Oz Show, and in numerous films and documentaries, including Eating Animals and Sustainable. Previously, she was the Senior Attorney for the environmental organization Waterkeeper, where she focused on agriculture and food production; before that, she was an environmental lawyer for National Wildlife Federation. Today, she lives in Northern California with her two sons, and her husband, Bill Niman, founder of the natural meat companies Niman Ranch and BN Ranch.

 

This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Rupa Health.


Thrive Market is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.

 

Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Four popular camps of thinking around meat production and consumption (6:09)


  • The history of how beef came to gain the reputation as the most environmentally destructive and least healthy food we eat, and why this is actually a much more nuanced issue than the question, is beef good or bad? (7:34)


  • Is regenerative agriculture the solution to climate change? (13:13)


  • Why Nicolette started eating meat again after decades of being a vegetarian and what she noticed about her food cravings after making this change (16:26) 


  • The vital role that beef and animals play in creating healthy food and ecological systems (27:39)


  • Soil as the foundation of the food system and planetary sustainability (31:42)


  • Why we need to move away from the dualistic view of meat vs. no meat (40:22)


  • Animal and human’s innate nutritional wisdom (44:18)


  • The latest research on methane, cattle, and global warming and what we previously got wrong (54:56)


  • The role of policy in mitigating climate change (1:04:07)


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Jul 21, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Endometriosis, Autoimmune Disease, Irregular Heartbeats, And More
18:35

My team and I are excited to tell you about our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our monthly Dr. Hyman+ AMA.


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With your yearly membership to Dr. Hyman+, you’ll gain access to:


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  • Access to all my docu-series, including Broken Brain 1, Broken Brain 2, Longevity Roadmap + bonus material
  • Exclusive monthly Functional Medicine Deep Dives
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Jul 20, 2021
A Root Cause Approach to Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease
35:13

A Root Cause Approach to Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease | This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and Paleovalley


The thyroid gland is a small gland located in your neck that is part of your endocrine or hormonal system. It produces two major thyroid hormones, and the overproduction of these hormones is termed hyperthyroidism. Sixty to seventy percent of individuals with hyperthyroidism suffer from an autoimmune condition called Graves' disease. So, what is driving these issues and how can that information be used to treat the root causes of hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease?


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papanicolaou to discuss how they work with patients to treat the root causes of hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease. They discuss topics including environmental toxin exposure, the role of gut health in driving autoimmune disease, using thyroid hormone replacement therapy, and much more.


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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and Paleovalley.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


Paleovalley is offering 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 conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:


  • Characteristics and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease


  • Common autoimmune issues that cluster with hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease


  • Thyroid supporting nutrients


  • The link between autoimmune disease, gut health, gluten sensitivity, and Celiac’s disease


  • Traditional vs Functional Medicine approaches to testing, diagnosing, and treating hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease


  • Hormone replacement therapy 


  • Patient cases they have treated with hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease


Additional Resources:


The Functional Medicine Approach To Hypothyroidism And Hashimoto’s Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/03/11/podcast-hc47/


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

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/03/13/podcast-hc1-2/


Is Your Environment Harming Your Thyroid

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/06/16/environment-harming-thyroid/


House Call Highlight: Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/05/28/podcast-hc58/







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Jul 19, 2021
What To Eat And Do To Promote Detoxification
17:25

What To Eat And Do To Promote Detoxification | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens


In a healthy body, the process of detoxification runs smoothly. When our detoxification system becomes overwhelmed and overloaded, we start developing symptoms and get sick. This is why supporting our innate detoxification system is a vital component of full body health. 


In this miniepisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with his colleagues at The UltraWellness Center about how proper detoxification starts with our diets. They explore how food and lifestyle practices can be used to enhance detoxification and support our overall health. 


Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. Maggie holds a master’s 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.

 

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.

 

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 Athletic Greens. Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Maggie Ward, “How To Optimize Your Body’s Detoxification System” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/M0AjgU6O

 

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Todd LePine, “The One Factor That Determines 90% Of Your Risk For Disease” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/fwsZNO7X


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “Heavy Metals And Health: The Untold Story” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/y3XzifJG




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Jul 16, 2021
How The Intelligence Of Plants and Animals Can Help Us Reclaim Our Health with Fred Provenza
2:01:14

How The Intelligence Of Plants and Animals Can Help Us Reclaim Our Health | This episode is brought to you by Joovv, BiOptimizers, and Primal Kitchen


If we take the time to be quiet, still, and curious, there’s an immeasurable amount of knowledge to be gained from our natural surroundings. In watching grazing animals and their food choices, we see they know how to personalize their nutritional intake to eat plants that match their exact needs. Though many of us have lost our innate wisdom to eat intuitively, upping our intake of phytochemicals and reducing processed foods means we can recalibrate our cravings to lean towards what we truly need. Vitamins and minerals often get most of the attention when it comes to eating for nutrient density, but phytochemicals are the real hidden talent for optimizing plant, animal, and human health. Unfortunately, modern agriculture has actually damaged the phytochemical richness of our food, by breeding for yield, appearance, and hardiness. I enjoyed sitting down with Fred Provenza in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy to talk about all this and so much more. 


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 links 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-written with Michel Meuret). He has published over 300 research papers in a wide variety of scientific journals. 

 

This episode is brought to you by Joovv, BiOptimizers, and Primal Kitchen.


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Here are more of the details from our interview (time-stamps correlate with audio podcast): 


  • The vital role that plant compounds play in plant, animal, and human health (7:22)


  • Our modern agricultural practices breed against phytochemical richness in our foods (14:38)


  • How animals self-medicate (19:21)


  • The interrelatedness of the soil microbiome and microbiome of plants, animals, and humans (22:50)


  • Our overreliance on GMO foods have negatively impacted plants natural ability to produce their own herbicides and fertilizers (32:54)


  • How we grow our food is driving the chronic disease epidemic and eliminating our body’s natural nutritional wisdom (39:29)


  • Food cravings and overeating are often attempts to correct nutritional deficiencies (49:54)


  • We’re not just feeding our gut when we eat, we’re feeding every cell and organ in our body (1:02:06)


  • Are plants sentient beings? (1:11:10)


  • Variations in feedlot meat, different types of grass-fed meat, and plant-based meat alternatives (1:21:44)


  • The importance of ecosystem diversity (1:38:31)


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Jul 14, 2021
Prevent And Reverse Heart Disease Using Functional Medicine with Dr. Cindy Geyer
50:33

Prevent And Reverse Heart Disease Using Functional Medicine | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and RupaHealth


Research shows that adhering to four simple behaviors can prevent 80% of heart disease. They are: not smoking, exercising 3.5 hours a week, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight. Unfortunately, fewer than 3% of Americans meet this criteria. And while traditional medicine relies mainly on medication to treat and prevent heart disease, we know that the way you eat, how much you exercise, how you manage stress, and minimizing your exposure to environmental toxins can all be much more effective levers for treating and reducing the risk of heart disease.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Cindy Geyer to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating heart disease. They dive into the root causes of inflammation, the role of cholesterol, insulin, and gut health in driving heart disease, and much more.


Dr. Cindy Geyer received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She joined The Ultrawellness Center in 2021 after practicing and serving as the medical director at Canyon Ranch for 23 years. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a recently elected fellow of ACLM. Dr. Geyer has been a core faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) for 20 years, teaching physicians and other healthcare professionals how to use food and lifestyle to address health concerns in their own lives and those of their patients. A clinician, educator, and avid hiker, she is passionate about collaborative approaches to health and wellness: from the integrative team model in working with individual patients, to community partnerships that together can affect healthy changes in the places people live and work.


This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and RupaHealth.


When you sign up to ButcherBox, you’ll get 2 lbs of wild-caught Alaskan salmon free in your first box plus $10 off. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great offer. 


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


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


  • The four basic characteristics that predict low risk of heart disease


  • What causes inflammation?


  • Traditional vs. Functional Medicine approaches to testing for, diagnosing, and treating heart disease


  • Why the quality and size of cholesterol matters


  • The relationship between poor metabolic health and heart disease


  • The role of insulin and gut microbiome health in driving cardiovascular disease


  • How environmental toxins drive heart disease


  • Patient cases that Drs. Hyman and Geyer have treated


  • Sleep apnea and heart disease


  • Eating for heart health


Additional Resources:


Cholesterol Is Not The Cause Of Heart Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/10/02/podcast-hc26/


The Cholesterol Test You Should Be Getting

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/23/podcast-minisode76/


How Sleep Apnea Drives Weight Gain, Memory Loss, High Blood Pressure, ADHD, And More

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/06/25/podcast-minisode85/


Treating The Underlying Causes Of High Blood Pressure

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/06/19/podcast-hc15/




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Jul 12, 2021
A Free Tool To Promote Health And Wellbeing
12:47

A Free Tool To Promote Health And Wellbeing | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


Research has shown that journaling practices can have a range of health benefits including reduction of inflammation, promotion of mental wellbeing, and even improved ventricular function. Whether it be through a focus on gratitude or expressive writing, journaling allows you to have an uninhibited discussion with yourself, oftentimes leading to an “aha” moment that was hiding under the surface all along. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Leonard Calabrese, Dr. Andrea Pennington, Matthew McConaughey, and Dr. Rangan Chatterjee about the psychological and mental benefits that various types of journaling can have on our overall health and wellbeing.


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. Dr. Calabrese is also the director of the RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology at 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. 


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. 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.


Academy Award–winning actor Matthew McConaughey is a husband, father of three children, and a loyal son and brother. He considers himself a storyteller by occupation, believes it’s okay to have a beer on the way to the temple, feels better with a day’s sweat on him, and is an aspiring orchestral conductor. In 2009, Matthew and his wife, Camila, founded the just keep livin Foundation, which helps at-risk high school students make healthier mind, body, and spirit choices. In 2019, McConaughey became a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Minister of Culture/M.O.C. for the University of Texas and the City of Austin. McConaughey is also brand ambassador for Lincoln Motor Company, an owner of the Major League Soccer Club Austin FC, and co-creator of his favorite bourbon on the planet, Wild Turkey Longbranch.


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.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Leonard Calabrese, “The Secrets to Creating a Healthy Immune System” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrCalabrese

 

Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington, “Is Self-Love Medicine?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrAndreaPennington


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Matthew McConaughey, “Reflections On Living An Authentic Life” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MatthewMcConaughey


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, “Simple Hacks To Feel Better In Five Minutes” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrRanganChatterjee2




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Jul 09, 2021
How to Rewire Your Brain For Sleep with Dr. Andrew Huberman
1:37:25

How to Rewire Your Brain For Sleep | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, BiOptimizers, and Cozy Earth


When I was in medical school, they taught us we can’t regenerate brain cells. If you stayed up too late studying or did drugs, you’d lose precious connections and that was that. Now, luckily, we know that isn’t true. There are multiple ways to encourage the plasticity of the brain at any age, to enhance everything from sleep to learning. Most people don’t realize that sleep is a keystone of health. When we’re sleep-deprived, it’s really hard to eat well or to have the energy to exercise. It’s hard to think straight. It’s even hard to stay in a good mood or have a positive outlook on life. Understanding the way the brain and our neurotransmitters work means we can hack our sleep to not just feel amazing but to level up our focus, skills, and knowledge. 

 

Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk to Dr. Andrew Huberman about the body-brain connection and how small actions can have huge payoffs for our brain health. Dr. Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills, and cognitive functioning. 

 

Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, and other top media outlets.

 

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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • What happens during the primary sleep and waking states (18:09)


  • How states of alertness and calmness affect our ability to do certain tasks (21:51)


  • Getting and avoiding bright light exposure at various points in the day is vitally important for sleep (28:24)


  • Supporting sleep with apigenin (or chamomile extract), magnesium threonate, magnesium bisglycinate, and waking state hypnosis (39:17)


  • Why you’re waking up in the middle of the night and unable to fall back asleep (42:01)


  • Eating for quality sleep (45:32)


  • Neuroplasticity and restoring brain function at any age (1:00:17)


  • The keys to learning new skills, enhancing memory, changing personality, and emotionality (1:06:11)


  • Tools to overcome the effects of technology on the brain (1:21:49)


  • Pharmaceuticals, supplements, and dietary habits to optimize focus, learning, and physical skill building (1:27:03)


Learn more about Dr. Andrew Huberman at https://hubermanlab.com/ and follow him on Facebook @hubermanlab, on Instagram @hubermanlab, and on Twitter @hubermanlab.



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Jul 07, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive: Nutritional Supplements
18:49

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our latest Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive on nutritional supplements with nutritionist, Maggie Ward.


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Jul 06, 2021
Are Parasites Driving Your Autoimmune Or Gut Issues? with Dr. George Papanicolaou
40:15

Are Parasites Driving Your Autoimmune Or Gut Issues? | This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market and Rupa Health


You may be surprised to learn that having a parasite, in and of itself, is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, our gut microbiome is made up of more than 500 different species of microbes, including various types of bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. Some of them help us, but others are harmful. Parasitic infection can result in an individual experiencing a range of symptoms from digestive issues to muscle ache, joint pain, skin rashes, and more; it can also signal issues with a weakened immune system. In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papanicolaou to discuss how parasites can influence our overall health, and why they sometimes trigger autoimmune disease, gut imbalance, and much more.


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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market and Rupa Health.


Thrive Market is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


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


  • The connection between the immune system and parasitic infection


  • The most common parasites and how you get them


  • Patient cases they have treated


  • When parasites can be helpful


  • Common symptoms of having a parasite


  • Testing and diagnosing for parasites


  • Treating parasites with herbs and pharmaceuticals 


  • The possible role of over-sanitization and parasitic infection, autoimmune issues, and other chronic health issues


  • Using parasitic worm therapy (i.e. helminth therapy) to treat autoimmune issues, asthma, allergies, and more



Additional Resources:


Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues

https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Microbes-Overuse-Antibiotics-Fueling/dp/0805098100


An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

https://www.amazon.com/Epidemic-Absence-Understanding-Allergies-Autoimmune/dp/1439199388


Fixing The Root Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/10/podcast-hc22/


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

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




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Jul 05, 2021
Can We Heal Ourselves From Trauma?
14:35

Can We Heal Ourselves From Trauma? | This episode is brought to you by Essentia


It can often feel like trauma is something that will always be with us, that we will just have to carry for the rest of our lives. But accessible methods for healing are proving otherwise and giving thousands of people a new lease on life. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Jim Gordon to discuss some incredibly powerful yet simple exercises that tap into the mind-body connection to produce long-lasting healing. There are many forms of trauma and it is, unfortunately, something we will all deal with at some point in life. The good news is we can address it and come out stronger using the right tools. 


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. 


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Jul 02, 2021
The Harmful Effects Of Weedkiller (Glyphosate) On Our Health And Our Future with Stephanie Seneff
57:01

The Harmful Effects of Weedkiller (Glyphosate) On Our Health And Our Future | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and TrueDark


The statistics on glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used pesticide, are pretty grim. Billions of pounds have been applied globally since the 70s. In the US, though we’re only 4% of the world’s population, we use 20% of the world’s supply annually. Then, we wonder why our rates of chronic disease are so much higher than other countries. The evidence against the use of glyphosate keeps mounting, yet it’s still legally drenching our food supply. I try to be as good as I can about eating organic, high-quality food, and my glyphosate test revealed I was still in the 50th percentile. Studies have linked glyphosate to cancer, endocrine disruption, infertility, immune dysfunction, liver and kidney damage, and disruption of the microbiome. And not only is glyphosate harming human health and the health of our future generations, it’s also destroying our ecosystems. 


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I dive into all-things glyphosate with Stephanie Seneff. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a bachelor's degree from MIT in Biology with a minor in Food and Nutrition Science, and a master’s degree, an engineer’s degree, and a PhD degree, all from MIT, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.   


Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, glyphosate, and the mineral, sulfur. Since 2008, she has authored over three dozen peer-reviewed journal papers on these topics.  She is the author of a new book on glyphosate titled Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate is Destroying Our Health and the Environment (July 2021).


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and TrueDark.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The history of glyphosate use (6:58)


  • How glyphosate harms human and soil health (9:15)


  • Glyphosate’s impact on mitochondrial function, metabolism, vitamin levels, glutathione production, and more (15:29)


  • What do we know about glyphosate’s role in cancer and liver disease? (17:55)


  • Why glyphosate’s impact on sulfur metabolism is so detrimental to our health (19:05)


  • How glyphosate makes other chemicals more toxic to humans than they otherwise would be (23:06)


  • The connection between autism and glyphosate (24:50)


  • How our body swaps out glyphosate for glycine (30:55)


  • Is there a safe amount of glyphosate in the environment and in humans? (34:16)


  • What can we do to decrease our body burden of glyphosate? (40:24)


  • The multiple ways glyphosate is detrimental to the environment (43:15)


  • Countries that have banned glyphosate (50:44)


Learn more about Stephanie Seneff at https://stephanieseneff.net/ and follow her on Facebook @stephanie.seneff.5 and on Twitter @stephanieseneff.


Get your copy of Stephanie Seneff’s new book, Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate is Destroying Our Health and the Environment here: https://bit.ly/ToxicLegacy_Amazon




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Jun 30, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Fish Oil Supplements, Leaky Gut, And More
18:19

My team and I are excited to tell you about our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our monthly Dr. Hyman+ AMA.


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Mentioned in this episode: Big Bold Health 


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  • Access to all my docu-series, including Broken Brain 1, Broken Brain 2, Longevity Roadmap + bonus material
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Jun 29, 2021
A Functional Medicine Approach To The Root Causes Of Endometriosis with Dr. Cindy Geyer
30:24

A Functional Medicine Approach To The Root Causes Of Endometriosis | This episode is sponsored by Paleovalley and Athletic Greens


Endometriosis is a very prevalent, but often difficult to diagnose, condition in which cells that normally line the uterus find their way into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to a range of symptoms including heavy, painful periods, painful intercourse, infertility, hormonal issues, and more. In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Cindy Geyer to discuss how they use the principles of Functional Medicine to get to the root causes of endometriosis. They discuss why addressing chronic inflammation and supporting gut health are primary focuses when treating patients, genetic and lifestyle factors that can lead to endometriosis, and much more.


Dr. Cindy Geyer received her bachelor of science and her doctor of medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She joined The Ultrawellness Center in 2021 after practicing and serving as the medical director at Canyon Ranch for 23 years. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a recently elected fellow of ACLM. Dr. Geyer has been a core faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) for 20 years, teaching physicians and other healthcare professionals how to use food and lifestyle to address health concerns in their own lives and those of their patients. A clinician, educator, and avid hiker, she is passionate about collaborative approaches to health and wellness: from the integrative team model in working with individual patients, to community partnerships that together can affect healthy changes in the places people live and work.


This episode is sponsored by Paleovalley and Athletic Greens.


Paleovalley is offering 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.


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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


  • What is endometriosis and why does it so often go undiagnosed?


  • Approaching endometriosis as an autoimmune issue


  • Root causes of endometriosis ranging from genetic to lifestyle and environmental factors


  • Diagnosing and treating endometriosis from a Functional Medicine perspective


  • The role of gut health and inflammation in endometriosis


  • Why gluten-free diets often help with endometriosis


  • Estrogen metabolism, estrogen dominance, and hormone detoxification


Additional Resources:


Get These Toxins Out Of Your House

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


Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health? with Maggie Ward

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/30/podcast-hc32/


What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It?

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


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

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




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Jun 28, 2021
How Sleep Apnea Drives Weight Gain, Memory Loss, High Blood Pressure, ADHD, And More
14:37

How Sleep Apnea Drives Weight Gain, Memory Loss, High Blood Pressure, ADHD, And More | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox


Sleep is a major cornerstone for an energetic, joyful, healthy life. Unfortunately, millions of people are affected by a condition called sleep apnea and an estimated 80% of cases go undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is an extreme form of sleep deprivation where you wake up several times throughout the night. You can’t sleep, you can’t breathe, and as a result, you lack oxygen. You don’t even realize you’re waking up throughout the night. This lack of sleep drives weight gain and blood sugar imbalances. It can also raise your risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and more.


In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with his colleagues at The UltraWellness Center, Dr. George Papanicolaou, Dr. Elizabeth Boham, and Maggie Ward, about patients they have treated for sleep apnea. They share cases on issues ranging from anxiety to low libido to high blood pressure in which sleep apnea was a contributing factor.


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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


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.


Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. Maggie holds a master’s 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.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. George Papanicolaou, “Treating The Underlying Causes Of High Blood Pressure” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/HighBloodPressure


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. George Papanicolaou, “Is Anxiety All In Your Head, Or Is It In Your Body?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/Anxiety


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “Why Eating Less and Exercising More is a Recipe for Weight Gain” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/WeightGain


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Maggie Ward, “Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/Gluten




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Jun 25, 2021
How The Most Important Superfood You've Never Heard About Will Rejuvenate Your Immune System with Dr. Jeffrey Bland
1:31:14

How The Most Important Superfood You've Never Heard About Will Rejuvenate Your Immune System | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, TrueDark, and Uqora


It seems like everywhere we look these days, there’s chronic disease. Our bodies are extremely intelligent, so why are they acting so dumb and having so many dysfunctions? Using the lens of Functional Medicine, we can see that a disease is so much more than its location. With inflammation smoldering throughout the body in many people, we need to zero in on the immune system, how it’s functioning, and what factors are negatively impacting it. We’re in an exciting time for research in this area, as we continue to learn how to fix the problems behind an aging immune system. 


There’s no better person to talk to about this topic than the one and only Dr. Jeff Bland. Dr. Bland is the founder of Big Bold Health, a company on a mission to transform the way people think about one of nature’s greatest innovations—the immune system. Through Big Bold Health, Jeff is advocating for the power of immuno-rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level, often through the rediscovery of ancient food crops and superfoods. To get there, Jeff is building a network of small farms and suppliers throughout the US that take a clear stance on regenerative agriculture, environmental stewardship, and planetary health. Jeff’s career in health spans more than 40 years. A nutritional biochemist by training, he began in academia as a university professor. Jeff then spent three decades in the natural products industry, working alongside other pioneers.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, TrueDark, and Uqora.


Thrive Market is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why diseases don’t exist and inflammation may not be the primary driver of chronic illness (11:26)


  • Our body’s ability to combat (or succumb to) the most common insults to our immune system (17:58)


  • How stem cell damage drives inflammation and can alter our genes (25:23)


  • Supporting the body’s innate ability to renew and rejuvenate its immune system (38:29)


  • Using food as medicine to prevent and reverse chronic illness (51:16)


  • The superfood you’ve probably never heard of: Himalayan Tartary buckwheat (54:18)


  • Flavor is connected to the medicine in food (1:05:29)


  • How Himalayan Tartary buckwheat rejuvenates your immune system (1:08:10)


  • Actionable steps to maximizing your immune system (1:11:10)


  • The way our food is grown affects our health (1:20:36)


Learn more about Big Bold Health at https://bigboldhealth.com/ and on Twitter @bigboldhealth, on Facebook @bigboldhealth, and on Instagram @bigboldhealth.


Learn more about Dr. Jeffrey Bland at https://jeffreybland.com/ and on Facebook @jeffreyblandphd, on Instagram @drjeffreybland, and on Twitter @jeffreyblandphd.



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Jun 23, 2021
House Call Highlight: The Functional Medicine Approach To Ending Migraine with Dr. Todd LePine
46:34

House Call Highlight: The Functional Medicine Approach To Ending Migraine | This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and InsideTracker


Migraines are a big problem for many people. These severe, nearly disabling headaches can occur anywhere from once a year to three to four times a week. They can last from hours to days. They are often associated with an aura, light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and severe throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. And migraines can be caused by many different factors. This is where Functional Medicine comes in. Functional Medicine is medicine by cause; not by symptom. It helps us discover the underlying triggers of disease. And the root cause of your migraine may not be in your head at all. In fact, migraines can be caused by things ranging from food sensitivities and allergies to hormonal imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, and more.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to ending migraines. They explore how to identify and eliminate what might be causing your migraines and share specific patient migraine cases they have treated.


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 Rupa Health and InsideTracker.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 25% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.


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


  • The conventional vs. Functional Medicine’s approach to preventing and treating migraines


  • The most common types of migraines, including menstrual migraines


  • The role of mitochondria in migraines, and the connection between migraines and seizures


  • The connection between gut health and migraines


  • How stress and lack of sleep can trigger migraines


  • Eliminating gluten and foods to treat migraines


  • Common nutrient deficiencies that can lead to migraines, including magnesium deficiency


  • How histamine sensitivity can be related to migraines


  • How your genetics can be a factor in driving migraines


Additional Resources:


Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset

https://getfarmacy.com/products/10-day-reset


Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset - Free Guide

https://getfarmacy.com/free


5 Steps To Solve Your Migraines

https://drhyman.com/blog/2013/12/27/5-steps-solve-migraines/


How To End Migraines

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/18/how-to-end-migraines/


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 21, 2021
How This Doctor Reversed Her Multiple Sclerosis With Food And Lifestyle
16:52

How This Doctor Reversed Her Multiple Sclerosis With Food And Lifestyle | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens


In 2000, Dr. Terry Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. By 2003, she had to start using a wheelchair because of the progression of this disease. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.


Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. To do this, she adopted the nutrient-rich Paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. She went from almost being bedridden to completing an 18-mile bicycle tour.


Dr. Hyman sat down with Dr. Wahls to discuss the types of plant foods, proteins, and fats that Dr. Wahls incorporates into her daily diet as well as the supplements she recommends. They also explore the lifestyle changes that she made including meditation, stress reduction, movement, and much more.


Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Terry Wahls, “Terry Wahls on How She Reversed Multiple Sclerosis Using the Power of Functional Medicine” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrTerryWahls





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Jun 18, 2021
The Future Of Medicine: Precision And Personalization with Dr. Daniel Kraft
1:06:46

The Future Of Medicine: Precision And Personalization | This episode is brought to you by TrueDark, BiOptimizers, and HigherDOSE


It’s an exciting time to be in medicine, as we watch technological advances completely change the way we understand the body. There are revolutions happening on multiple levels: the “omics” revolution that looks at the interactions of the genome, microbiome, metabolome, transcriptome, and more; the digitization of data that involves tracking our biology through things like the Oura ring or a continuous glucose monitor; and the systems biology medicine movement that is reframing the way we look at preventing disease and healing the body at the root. I was excited to sit down with Dr. Daniel Kraft to talk about a different vision that will integrate this type of information into the future of healthcare. 


Dr. Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard-trained physician-scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He is currently serving as the Chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force. With over 30 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research, and healthcare innovation, Dr. Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University, and is founder and chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. He has multiple scientific publications and patents through NIH-funded faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine, and as clinical faculty at UCSF. Dr. Kraft is heavily involved in healthcare innovation, and recently founded Digital.Health, and is an advisor to several leading startups and healthcare organizations.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Moving away from a reactive approach to healthcare towards an era informed by continuous data (6:34)


  • Using our smartphones and other technology as integrative and preventive medical tools (10:07)


  • How can we avoid filtering new medical data through outdated medical paradigms? (17:23)


  • Promoting new medical paradigms by rewarding and incentivizing practitioners (21:56)


  • Crowdsourcing medical data as the future of individual and public health (24:16)


  • What is exponential medicine and how will it transform healthcare and behavior change? (28:14)


  • What does the future of personalized nutrition look like? (39:24)


  • Reimagining our approach to conducting medical research (45:35)


  • Covid as a catalyst for change in the future of medicine (53:31)


  • What will the patient experience of healthcare look like in 50 years? (58:15)


Learn more about Dr. Daniel Kraft at https://danielkraftmd.net/ and follow him on Twitter @daniel_kraft.


Check out Dr. Kraft’s podcast with CVS Heath, Healthy Conversations here.




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Jun 16, 2021
Underweight, Overtired, And Malnourished: How To Get Your Health Back On Track with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
47:02

Underweight, Overtired, And Malnourished: How To Get Your Health Back On Track | This episode is sponsored by Tushy and Cozy Earth


The sad reality is that Americans suffer from massive nutritional deficiencies and our food is primarily to blame. These nutrient deficiencies are showing up in underweight and overweight people alike. Aside from a reduction in nutrient density in our food, we don’t eat enough whole, unprocessed foods and instead have diets rich in refined sugars and starches. And even when we are eating the right foods, our bodies sometimes have trouble digesting and absorbing the necessary nutrients from those foods. Simply put, low nutritional status equals a poorly functioning metabolism.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the issue of malnutrition and what that means for our overall health. They dive into how they diagnose and treat the most prevalent nutrient and vitamin deficiencies and Dr. Boham shares cases of patients she has treated who have difficulty putting on and maintaining weight.


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 Tushy and Cozy Earth.


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


  • How malnutrition can occur in overweight and underweight individuals


  • Symptoms and long-term effects of malnutrition


  • How our modern food has created mass nutritional deficiencies


  • The recommended amount of various nutrients and vitamins is not necessarily the optimal amount


  • Diagnosing and treating the most common vitamin and nutritional deficiencies including, Omega-3s, magnesium, and vitamin D


  • When malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies make it difficult to gain and keep weight on



Additional Resources


Supplements: Useful Or Useless? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

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


How Common Mineral Deficiencies Impact Our Health

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/05/12/podcast-ep170/




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Jun 14, 2021
How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits
20:03

How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market


Meditation is now commonly accepted for its range of benefits, yet many of us still struggle with making it a regular practice in our daily lives. And this doesn’t just happen with meditation. Whether it be adopting healthier eating habits, spending more time in nature, or improving our sleep hygiene, the understanding that these things are good for us is rarely enough to change our behavior. The good news is having trouble changing habits is not about a lack of willpower or discipline.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman talks with Dan Harris about his own journey into meditation and how just one minute a day may be enough to get you on the path towards all of meditation’s benefits. He also speaks with BJ Fogg about using the science of behavior to create new and lasting habits. 


Dan Harris is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the co-anchor of ABC's Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, 10% Happier and Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book. 


Dr. BJ Fogg is a behavior scientist with deep experience in innovation and teaching. For the past 20 years at Stanford University, he has directed a research lab and he also teaches his models and methods in graduate seminars. BJ has personally coached over 40,000 people in forming new habits, using his breakthrough method called “Tiny Habits.” His New York Times bestselling book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, was published in early 2020 and is contracted to be published in over 25 languages.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Right now, Thrive Market is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dan Harris, “Is One Minute Of Meditation Enough?” here:https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DanHarris


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with BJ Fogg, “How To Make Behavior Change Stick” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/BJFogg



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Jun 11, 2021
Understanding How The Microbiome Affects Every Aspect Of Your Health with Dr. Emeran Mayer
1:13:01

Understanding How The Microbiome Affects Every Aspect Of Your Health | This episode is brought to you by Joovv, ButcherBox, and TrueDark


There’s a foundational piece of Functional Medicine that I find surprises many conventional health practitioners: it’s that the health of our gut impacts every other part of the body—even the brain. There are several reasons for this. When working correctly, our gut digests our food and absorbs nutrients so we can have energy and vitality. It eliminates toxins and fights pathogens. It’s also the home of trillions of microorganisms that aid in these processes and do so much more, like manage inflammation and produce neurotransmitters.


I was excited to talk to Dr. Emeran Mayer on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, all about nurturing the microbiome to support whole-body health and fight the epidemic of chronic disease. Dr. Emeran Mayer is the author of the recently released book The Gut-Immune Connection as well as The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years and is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and the founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past twenty-five years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions and its clinical implications.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The most common denominator in the chronic disease epidemic (8:01)


  • How Dr. Mayer came to take a systems approach to medicine (11:04)


  • Rethinking disease through our evolving understanding of the gut microbiome (16:32)


  • Metabolites produced in our gut influence our health, for better and worse (24:53)


  • Our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and stress affect our gut microbiome and full-body health, and vice versa (32:07)


  • What will it take for conventional medicine to adopt a systems approach in patient treatment? (35:23)


  • Treating neurodegenerative and cognitive issues through diet and lifestyle (43:02)


  • Eating to support the gut microbiome and inequities in access to foods that strengthen microbiome health (47:20)


  • Our gut microbiome interactions in our bodies mimic the soil microbiome’s relationship to plant root systems (56:25)


  • How industrial agriculture has reduced the nutritional value of our food by damaging the soil (58:56)


Learn more about Dr. Emeran Mayer at https://emeranmayer.com/ and get his new book,

THE GUT-IMMUNE CONNECTION: How Understanding Why We’re Sick Can Help Us Regain Our Health at https://emeranmayer.com/the-gut-immune-connection-book/


Follow Dr. Mayer on Facebook @emeranamayer, on Instagram @emeranmayer, and on Twitter @emeranamayer.



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Jun 09, 2021
Is Lactose Intolerance Causing Your Gut Issues? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
24:44

Is Lactose Intolerance Causing Your Gut Issues? | This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea and Paleovalley


Most of us grew up hearing that dairy, and especially milk, is crucial for good health. In reality, dairy isn’t the vital source of calcium and strong bones that we were led to believe. Dairy can cause digestive problems for the majority of people with lactose intolerance, along with a range of other symptoms in people with and without lactose intolerance. These symptoms can include sinus issues, skin issues, headaches, autoimmune issues, and more. So how do you know if the lactose in dairy, or dairy overall, is a problem for you?


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss lactose intolerance and the myriad of ways dairy can cause digestive problems, and more. They also share how they work with patients to determine how dairy is being tolerated, and if it is the cause of other underlying health issues.


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 Pique Tea and Paleovalley.


Head over to piquetea.com/hyman to try Pique Tea’s Sun Goddess Matcha and the other delicious teas, and use the code HYMAN to get 5% off sitewide and free shipping when you purchase a bundle. 


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


  • The prevalence of lactose intolerance and how you can develop lactose intolerance as you age


  • What is lactose intolerance, exactly?!


  • The symptoms of lactose intolerance and how long it takes for them to appear after eating dairy


  • Are some forms of dairy better than others?


  • Non-dairy food sources of calcium


  • Why everyone should experiment with a dairy-free diet for a period of time


Additional Resources


Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/


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

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


Milk and Health

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1903547


Time to Question Everything You Know About Milk

https://elemental.medium.com/time-to-question-everything-you-know-about-milk-12c08b13e98a


7 Takeaways About Dairy From My Book Food: What The Heck Should I Eat?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/03/02/7-takeaways-dairy-book-food-heck-eat/


Food: What The Heck Should I Eat?

https://foodthebook.com/




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Jun 07, 2021
Why All Meat Is Not Created Equal
19:37

Why All Meat Is Not Created Equal | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker


There is a lot of controversy around whether meat is good or bad for our health but what if this is the wrong question to be asking? For example, grass-fed beef is extremely different from conventionally raised beef, and people buying grass-fed beef often have many other healthy habits that those buying Big Macs may not. Yet, nutrition research doesn’t take many of these variables into account. This is why when it comes to eating meat, like with all other foods, focusing on quality more than quantity is key to creating good health.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman talks with Chris Kresser about how the type of meat being eaten is an important focus missing from many big dietary studies and they break down the myths and stigmas around red meat consumption. Dr. Hyman also speaks with Fred Provenza about how the way we eat meat, along with what the animal eats, can make such a difference when it comes to our health.


Chris Kresser is the CEO of Kresser Institute for Functional & Evolutionary Medicine, the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure. He is known for his in-depth research uncovering myths and misconceptions in modern medicine and providing natural health solutions with proven results. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, and his blog is one of the top-ranked natural health websites in the world. He recently launched Kresser Institute, an organization dedicated to reinventing healthcare and reversing chronic disease by training healthcare practitioners in functional and evolutionary medicine. Chris lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and daughter.


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 links 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 is brought to you by InsideTracker. If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 25% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.


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


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Fred Provenza, “Meat That Is Good For You And The Planet” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/FredProvenza




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Jun 04, 2021
Why Modern Food Is Nutrient Depleted And How to Fix It with Dan Kittredge
50:16

Why Modern Food Is Nutrient Depleted And How to Fix It | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Athletic Greens, and Tushy


It might be easy to assume that if you’re eating a whole foods diet rich in plants, you’re getting lots of nutrients. Compared to a processed diet, that’s true, but you might not be getting all the nutrition you’d expect from one carrot to the next. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could measure the nutrient density in our food, to pick the most optimal bunch of spinach or package of berries at the market? Thanks to the convergence of technology and nutrition science, we can. 


I was fascinated to talk to Dan Kittredge about intentionally eating for nutrient density on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dan Kittredge has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years and is the founder and executive director of the Bionutrient Food Association, a non-profit whose mission is to “increase quality in the food supply.” Known as one of the leading proponents of “nutrient density,” Dan works to demonstrate the connections between soil health, plant health, and human health. Out of these efforts was born the Real Food Campaign which has engineered a prototype of a hand-held consumer spectrometer designed to test nutrient density at point of purchase. Via the Bionutrient Meter, the goal is to empower consumers to choose for nutrient quality and thereby leverage economic incentives to drive full system regeneration.


This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Athletic Greens, and Tushy.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Dan’s experience growing up on an organic farm and how it shaped the way he thinks about farming (6:12)


  • Limitations of organic agriculture and labeling agricultural practices overall (11:57)


  • Agriculture’s historic focus on calorie abundance over nutrient density and flavor (14:10)


  • Understanding the connection between soil health, planetary health, cultural health, and spiritual health (16:57)


  • America’s malnutrition crisis (20:15)


  • How flavor correlates to nutritional value in plant foods (23:17)


  • Why soil health is key to human survival (28:45)


  • How much has the nutrient density in our food dropped in the last 100 years? (35:12)


  • Hand-held consumer spectrometer designed to test nutrient density of plant food at point of purchase (39:04)


  • Driving beneficial changes in the food supply system (44:48)

 

Learn more about Dan’s work at https://bionutrient.org/ and at https://realfoodcampaign.org/.


Follow Bionutrient Food Association on Facebook @bionutrientfoodassociation, Instagram @bionutrientfoodassociation, and on Twitter @BionutrientFood.


Follow the Real Food Campaign on Facebook @realfoodcampaign2.0, on Instagram @realfoodcampaign, and on Twitter @realfoodorg.



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Jun 02, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Methylation, Making Healthier Choices, Lectins, And More
17:40

My team and I are excited to tell you about our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode you’ll hear a preview of our monthly Dr. Hyman+ AMA.


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Jun 01, 2021
House Call Highlight: Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
57:30

House Call Highlight: Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout | ButcherBox and Paleovalley


You have likely heard the term “adrenal fatigue.” We commonly associate this term with the feelings of extreme fatigue, hormonal dysregulation, and other physical symptoms that can occur from chronic stress. More accurately, we can look to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis for the cause of these discomforts. If you have chronic stress, your adrenals get beat up, and your energy plummets and it becomes difficult to manage your life. You could feel tired and wired, all at the same time. All these are clues that you could have an imbalance of your HPA axis.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the signs of HPA axis dysfunction and how to support your HPA axis to reverse burnout. They also share patient cases that they have 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.


This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Paleovalley.


New members to ButcherBox can get two New York Strip steaks and two pounds of wild-caught Alaskan salmon for free in your first box when you sign up at Butcherbox.com/farmacy


Paleovalley is offering 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 conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Symptoms of adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction


  • Acute vs. chronic stress


  • The stages of adrenal burnout


  • Cortisol level testing


  • The connection between your circadian rhythm and adrenal health


  • Stress-causing and stress-reducing foods


  • Why balancing your blood sugar is so important


  • Effectively discharging stress


  • Supplements to support the HPA axis


  • Emerging psychedelic therapies



Additional Resources


Are You Suffering From Adrenal Dysfunction?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/05/26/suffering-adrenal-dysfunction/


Wired, Tired, and Stressed? How Understanding Your HPA Axis Could be the Key to Achieving Optimal Health with Dr. Zandra Palma

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/16/bb-ep103/


Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class

https://drhyman.com/sleep


Biology of Belief

https://www.brucelipton.com/books/biology-of-belief


Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine

http://candacepert.com/books/


Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

https://www.robertsapolskyrocks.com/reading-materials.html




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May 31, 2021
Creating Health Outside Of The Doctor’s Office
16:18

Creating Health Outside Of The Doctor’s Office | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker


Even before the coronavirus pandemic, we were facing a loneliness crisis in America. And we know that loneliness is correlated with a range of negative health outcomes. While this information can feel a bit depressing and overwhelming, it also offers insight into how we can make essential shifts towards a healthier and happier society. Community-based healthcare offers amazing potential for creating long-lasting improvements to individual health and has the ability to revolutionize healthcare.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks to Dr. Vivek Murthy about how loneliness is affecting us. He also speaks with Tawny Jones about why community-supported healthcare is so successful; they dive into the amazing benefits that a group approach can have when it comes to reversing disease. 


Dr. Vivek Murthy is the current Surgeon General of the United States and also served as the 19th Surgeon General 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 published in April 2020.


Tawny Jones is an accomplished Administrator at the Cleveland Clinic. For over 20 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, 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 LifeTMshared 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.


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker. If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 25% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.


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


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Tawny Jones, “The Love Diet: Healing Through Community” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/JamesMaskellTawnyJones




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May 28, 2021
What Our Kids Don’t Learn In School Is The Key To Their Success And Happiness with Goldie Hawn
51:04

What Our Kids Don’t Learn In School Is The Key To Their Success And Happiness | This episode is brought to you by TrueDark, BiOptimizers, and Tushy


Throughout school, we learn arithmetic, biology, and how to read and write. But we don’t learn how to manage stress, understand our emotions, or connect the feelings in our bodies with the thoughts in our heads. Most of us don’t even really know how to breathe in a way that truly serves us. What if our children could learn these essential life skills early on? That’s the question Goldie Hawn asked herself after meeting kids all over the world and seeing their need for self-regulation. Today, I’m so excited to sit down with her to talk about the program she created and how it’s helped so many children grow into successful, grounded, emotionally intelligent adults. 


Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award-winning actress, producer, director, best-selling author, and true children’s advocate. She is the Founder of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, happier, and ultimately more productive lives. Alarmed by increases in school violence, youth depression and suicide, and the persistent failure of the education system to help children cope with increasingly stressful lives, Goldie started The Goldie Hawn Foundation in 2003, applying cutting edge scientific research to create educational programs that support the social and emotional development of children. Working with leading neuroscientists, educators, psychologists, and researchers, the Foundation developed MindUP™ an evidence-based curriculum and teaching model for grades K-12 that provide tools to help children self-regulate and understand their own emotions, reduce stress and anxiety, sharpen concentration, increase empathy, and improve academic performance.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Goldie’s quest to seek and understand joy and happiness (9:12)


  • Goldie’s personal experience with depression, what she learned from it, and how it led to the development of MindUP (11:04)


  • How MindUP serves as an antidote to the burdens that children face in today’s world (16:59)


  • Empowering children to manage stress (18:45)


  • The science of happiness, gratitude, and training of the mind (22:03)


  • The importance of understanding the brain and taking “brain breaks” to self-regulate (27:05)


  • Enhancing brain development to improve health and societal outcomes in children (32:14)


  • Savoring happiness, random acts of kindness, and the biology of altruism (36:04)


  • Goldie’s advice for following your dreams and passions at any stage of life (47:09)


Learn more about the MindUP program at https://mindup.org/ and on Facebook @TGHFMindUP, on Instagram @mindup, and on Twitter @mindup.



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May 26, 2021
Is Brain Inflammation The Cause of Depression, Dementia, ADD, And Autism? A Functional Medicine Approach To Neuroinflammation with Dr. Todd LePine
52:14

Is Brain Inflammation The Cause of Depression, Dementia, ADD, And Autism? A Functional Medicine Approach To Neuroinflammation | This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market and Athletic Greens


The emphasis on naming diseases is pervasive throughout medicine, and it is a primary obstacle to changing the way we do things and finding answers to our health problems. For instance, two brain disorders with two completely different names might have a lot more in common than you may otherwise think. The brain has an incredible connection to the immune system, called the glymphatic system, which helps it detoxify, receive valuable nutrients, and more. When the glymphatic system is threatened, neuroinflammation is created.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Todd LePine about inflammation in the brain. They discuss the many factors that can drive neuroinflammation, the range of conditions that are linked to brain inflammation, and how they work with patients to cool this inflammation.


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 Thrive Market and Athletic Greens.


Thrive Market is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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


  • Glial cells, microglial cells, and dark matter of the brain


  • How conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, depression, strep infection, PANDAS, and more are related to neuroinflammation


  • Drivers of inflammation in the body and brain, including stealth infections


  • Parkinson’s disease and gut health


  • Patient cases that Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine have treated


  • The genetics of schizophrenia


  • The microbiome of the brain


  • The oral-systemic health connection


  • The Functional Medicine approach to repairing the brain


  • Why diet and sleep are key to brain health


Additional Resources:


Is Alzheimer’s Reversible? Getting to the Root Causes

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/21/podcast-ep167/


The Science Of Mood And Your Microbiome

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/05/podcast-ep129/


How To Recover From Chronic Lyme And Tick Diseases with Dr. Todd LePine

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/05/21/podcast-hc11/


The Functional Medicine Approach To Oral Health with Dr. Todd LePine

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/03/19/podcast-hc48/


Hack Your Sleep

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/12/19/podcast-ep32/





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May 24, 2021
Why Fasting And The Ketogenic Diet Can Help With Cancer Treatment and Prevention
20:01

Why Fasting And The Ketogenic Diet Can Help With Cancer Treatment and Prevention | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker


The right diet is so imperative in preventing cancer or during the healing process. This is in large part because of the role insulin plays in cancer; insulin acts as a growth factor in the body, which is one of the reasons too much insulin leads to obesity. It’s also why insulin will support the growth of cancer cells. Recent research is now revealing some fascinating results of using fasting and/or the keto diet to dramatically decrease insulin. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks to Dr. Jason Fung about how fasting has been found as a useful adjunct to chemotherapy, as it helps to put cells into a quiet repair mode which lessens the really uncomfortable symptoms of chemo most people experience. He also speaks with Dr. Patrick Hanaway about his experience in managing stage IV cancer, using the ketogenic diet, fasting, radiation, chemotherapy, and his spiritual practices for maximum benefit. 


Dr. Jason Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies and challenged the conventional wisdom that diabetics should be treated with insulin. Dr. Fung is also the co-founder of The Fasting Method, a program to help people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally with fasting. His latest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, was just released. 


Dr. Patrick Hanaway is a board-certified family physician trained at Washington University. After 10 years as Chief Medical Officer at Genova Diagnostics, Dr. Hanaway became the Chief Medical Education Officer for the Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2014, Dr. Hanaway was the founding Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. His research focus is on nutrition, the microbiome, and evaluating value in Functional Medicine models of care. Currently, his teaching focus is on cancer, COVID, and uncertainty.

 

Dr. Hanaway was initiated in 2009 as a Mara’akame (Indigenous healer) by the Huichol people of the Sierra Madres in Mexico. He holds community fires, leads ceremonies, and offers traditional healing sessions. This part of his practice provides some much-welcome spiritual and emotional insight into addressing our imbalances as a nation. 


This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker. If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 25% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Jason Fung, “Is Cancer Caused By Sugar?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrJasonFung


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Patrick Hanaway, “The Functional Medicine Approach To Treating COVID-19 And Post-COVID Syndrome” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/PatrickHanaway





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May 21, 2021
Long-Haul COVID And The Mysteries Of Coronavirus: A Path To Healing with Dr. William Li
1:07:14

Long-Haul COVID And The Mysteries Of Coronavirus: A Path To Healing | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, BiOptimizers, and TrueDark


The symptoms of COVID-19 are scary enough. What I personally find even more terrifying, is the long-haulers syndrome so many people struggle with months after “recovering” from acute COVID. In many people, lingering symptoms are occurring 6 to 9 months after COVID infection, hence the term long-haulers syndrome. It comes with a slew of symptoms, from fatigue and body aches to difficulty breathing, racing heart, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and more. COVID-19 was originally viewed as a respiratory disease but we’ve now gained a new understanding of its impact on our blood vessels and how that affects the entire body. 


There’s no better person to dig into the vascular nature of COVID with than today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. William Li. Dr. William Li is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and author of one of my favorite books, the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacted care for 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. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, Live with Kelly & Ryan and the Dr. Oz Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, Parade and O Magazine. He is president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading research into COVID-19.


This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, BiOptimizers, and TrueDark.


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Dr. Li’s journey studying long-COVID thus far (8:44)


  • What is long-COVID doing to the body? Do long-haulers still have COVID-19? (15:13)


  • Assessing and healing vascular damage from COVID and long-COVID (20:09)


  • How COVID infection can change the genetics of our bone marrow (23:45)


  • Preventing and healing from long-COVID (24:51)


  • Treating COVID-19 and long-COVID with nitric oxide and with repurposed pharmaceuticals (30:45)


  • Why do COVID-19 vaccines improve symptoms in some long-haulers? (36:00)


  • Using Functional Medicine, regenerative medicine, therapies such as hyperbaric oxygen, and the body’s own intelligence to treat long-COVID (38:20)


  • Dr. Li’s perspective on the COVID-19 vaccines and why we saw complications with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in some patients (52:39)


  • Can you get long-COVID if you become infected with COVID-19 after being vaccinated? (59:45)


Learn more about Dr. Li at https://drwilliamli.com/ and follow him on Facebook @drwilliamli and on Instagram @drwilliamli.



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May 19, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive: Heart Health And Understanding Cholesterol
17:48

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our latest Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive on Heart Health And Understanding Cholesterol with Dr. Neel Patel.


To gain access to the full episode, head over to https://drhyman.com/plus/.


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  • Ad-Free Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast episodes
  • Access to all my docu-series, including Broken Brain 1, Broken Brain 2, Longevity Roadmap + bonus material
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May 18, 2021
House Call Highlight: Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
41:15

House Call Highlight: House Call Highlight: Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? | This episode is sponsored by HigherDOSE and Rupa Health


PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects between 5 to 10 percent of all women. PCOS symptoms include irregular or heavy periods, acne, facial hair, scalp hair loss, increased belly fat, and increased levels of testosterone. It is also strongly correlated with infertility. While conventional medicine typically views PCOS as a gynecological issue, it is actually commonly driven by things such as diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating patients with PCOS. They delve into topics including the relationship between PCOS and insulin resistance, gut health, and much 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.


This episode is sponsored by HigherDOSE and Rupa Health.


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Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com

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


  • The continuum of symptoms that can occur with PCOS


  • The role that insulin and insulin resistance plays in PCOS


  • How conventional medicine treats PCOS


  • Common drivers of PCOS, including diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more


  • The hormone/gut microbiome connection


  • The Functional Medicine approach to treating and testing for PCOS


  • How dairy affects hormones and can cause acne and digestion problems


  • PCOS and infertility


Additional Resources


The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

https://www.amazon.com/Fertility-Diet-Groundbreaking-Research-Ovulation/dp/0071627103


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

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


Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility

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


Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/




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May 17, 2021
Why Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Rarely Occurs On Its Own
19:31

Why Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Rarely Occurs On Its Own | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens


More than 500 different species of microbes live in our gut and our gut bacteria regulate many of our bodily functions, from creating vitamins to controlling our immune system, metabolism, brain function, and more. Simply put, they are critical to our long-term health. Imbalances in the gut ecosystem often trigger or exacerbate small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), along with many other issues.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papanicolaou to explain what SIBO is, how they diagnose and treat it in their patients, and why it is almost always paired with a number of other health issues. Dr. Hyman also shares his personal experience battling SIBO along with mercury poisoning.


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.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. George Papanicolaou,  “The Power Of Food To Heal Everything From Autoimmune Disease To Traumatic Brain Injury” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrGeorgePapanicolaou





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May 14, 2021
How Common Mineral Deficiencies Impact Our Health with Dr. James DiNicolantonio
1:03:33

How Common Mineral Deficiencies Impact Our Health | This episode is brought to you by Joovv, BiOptimzers, and TrueDark


Every second, there are 37 billion billion reactions (you read that right) happening inside our bodies. Each one needs enzymes to occur, and enzymes need nutrients like minerals to do their part of the job. Big picture, that means minerals have an enormous impact on our health. But we’re seeing an epidemic of mineral deficiencies, in an age of overnutrition with starch and sugar and undernutrition of essential nutrients. Even small amounts of insufficiency can lead to big problems. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m excited to connect with Dr. James DiNicolantonio to look at the increasing issue of mineral deficiencies, how we got here, and what we can do to consciously consume more minerals. 


Dr. DiNicolantonio is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a cardiovascular research scientist. A well-respected and internationally known scientist and an expert on health and nutrition, he

has contributed extensively to health policy and has testified in front of the Canadian Senate

regarding the harms of added sugars. He serves as the associate editor of the British Medical Journal’s Open Heart, a journal published in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society, and is on the editorial advisory boards of several other medical journals. Dr. DiNicolantonio is the author or coauthor of over 250 publications in the medical literature. He also is the author of five bestselling health books, The Salt Fix, Superfuel, The Longevity Solution, The Immunity Fix and The Mineral Fix.


This episode is brought to you by Joovv, BiOptimzers, and TrueDark


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Three main reasons why most of us are deficient in many minerals (6:12)


  • The four main minerals that are depleted in animal and plant foods (11:02)


  • How chronic disease and medications such as diuretics and acid blockers cause mineral depletion (12:08)


  • Testing for and diagnosing nutritional and mineral deficiencies (24:30)


  • Mineral deficiency and premature aging (32:59)


  • Our misguided thinking about salt (35:19)

  • Nutrient deficiencies and their correlation to poor outcomes from Covid-19 (41:50


  • How should we be thinking about iodine? (47:16)


  • How Dr. DiNicolantonio builds his diet (50:26)


  • Do you need to take supplements? (54:50)


Get Dr. DiNicolantonio’s book, The Mineral Fix: How to Optimize Your Mineral Intake for Energy, Longevity, Immunity, Sleep and More at https://www.amazon.com/Mineral-Fix-Optimize-Longevity-Immunity/dp/B08XXZX695


Learn more about Dr. DiNicolantonio at http://drjamesdinic.com/ and follow him on Facebook @drjamesdinic, Instagram @drjamesdinic, Twitter @drjamesdinic.





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May 12, 2021
How To Treat And Prevent Colon Polyps Using Functional Medicine with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
41:18

How To Treat And Prevent Colon Polyps Using Functional Medicine | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Paleovalley


Colon cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer in the United States. While traditionally a disease of older adults, we are sadly seeing an increase in colon cancer incidence and mortality in young people. Screening for colon polyps with regular colonoscopies is an important way to access your risk of developing colorectal cancer. But what are colon polyps, why do we develop them, and how can we prevent them from forming in the first place?


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to preventing and treating colon polyps. They dive into the importance of eating an anti-inflammatory diet and optimizing gut health to create a terrain in the body where cancer is less likely to grow. 


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 ButcherBox and Paleovalley.


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Paleovalley is offering 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 conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • What are colon polyps and are they all dangerous?


  • How a high fiber diet can lower risk of colorectal cancer and other factors that increase risk of polyp production 


  • How insulin resistance and diabetes can drive cancer development


  • Does eating meat increase risk of colorectal cancer? Is there a difference between processed and grass-fed meat?


  • The importance of good gut health and healthy bowel movements in preventing polyp production and colorectal cancer


  • Screening for colon cancer and polyps


  • Making your body inhospitable to cancer


  • Patients Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham have treated to reduce risk of colon polyp production


Additional Resources:


The Functional Medicine Approach To Cancer and Cancer Recurrence with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/03/podcast-hc4/


What Is Your Constipation Telling You About Your Overall Health And How To Fix It

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/03/29/podcast-hc49/


Is Cancer Caused By Sugar

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/12/02/podcast-ep147/


Is Meat As Bad As We Think: Breaking Down Nutrition Myths

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/08/14/podcast-ep67/


How to Feed Your Gut

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




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May 10, 2021
How Addictive Foods Are Driving Fatty Liver Disease
15:05

How Addictive Foods Are Driving Fatty Liver Disease | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or fatty liver, for short) affects 90 million Americans and is a major cause of chronic disease and inflammation in the body. This inflammation creates insulin resistance and pre-diabetes, which causes your body to deposit fat not just in your liver but also all around your organs and in your belly. So what is driving fatty liver and the whole cascade of issues it causes? And how do you fix it?


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Shawn Stevenson and Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai about the various mechanisms that are at work when our bodies process food. They also discuss how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise in our country due to the overconsumption of sugar, starch, and ultra-processed food. 


Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. 


Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai is a double board-certified physician in Obesity Medicine and Psychiatry. She is the Founding Director of Stanford University's Metabolic Psychiatry program and Silicon Valley Metabolic Psychiatry, a new center in the San Francisco Bay Area focused on optimizing brain health by integrating low-carb nutrition, comprehensive psychiatric care, and treatment of obesity with associated metabolic disease. She is clinical faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she leads a number of clinical trials investigating the important relationship between nutrition, metabolic dysfunction, inflammation, and mental health. She is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications, a recipient of numerous professional awards from organizations including the American Psychiatric Association, the Association of Women Psychiatrists, and the Obesity Treatment Foundation, and a widely featured speaker and thought leader. She holds an MD from Duke University, a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and completed residency at Stanford University.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson, “How To Eat Smarter” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ShawnStevenson2


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai, “How Does Ultra-Processed Food Affect Our Mental Health?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrShebaniSethiDalai




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May 07, 2021
The Link Between Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Fatigue, And Hidden Infections with Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish
49:50

The Link Between Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Fatigue, And Hidden Infections | This episode is brought to you by TrueDark, Essentia, and Tushy


Pandemic aside, we’re seeing a national immune crisis. Autoimmune conditions continue to rise to record numbers, not to mention all of the chronic mystery illnesses that so many people struggle with daily. I’ve experienced this firsthand, along with the corresponding frustration and fear. There is an intriguing hypothesis about these conditions that I get into with my guests, Dana Parish and Dr. Steven Phillips, today on The Doctor’s Farmacy: underlying infections. Sneaky tick-borne diseases like Lyme, parasitic infections, and certain viruses can be extremely hard to diagnose. Meanwhile, they can contribute to an immune system collapse and other life-threatening breakdowns throughout the entire body. 


Dr. Phillips and Dana Parish share their incredible stories of overcoming chronic stealth infections after numerous doctors couldn’t help them. Lyme was a common factor for both of them, while Dr. Phillips was also able to diagnose Bartonella in Dana. At their worst, they both had extremely limited mobility and felt their lives were at risk. Dana shares that in addition to recovering her mobility and strength, treating these infections also had a profound impact on her mental health by reducing her anxiety and depression. Dr. Phillips’ journey not only forced him to be his own detective to find healing, but also showed him how much discordance there is among conventional medicine in treating diseases like Lyme. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Dr. Phillips came to identify the pervasiveness of underlying infection driving autoimmune illness (7:39)


  • Dr. Phillips' personal life-threatening health crisis 8:54)


  • Lyme induced heart failure 14:01)


  • How a tick infection derailed Dana’s health in the prime of her life (18:24)


  • Testing for chronic tick, parasitic, and other latent infections (26:27)


  • Long-hauler Covid Syndrome (also called Long-Covid or Post-Covid) (28:56)


  • Out-of-the-box/under-the-radar treatment for chronic infection (37:06)


  • Infection induced mental health issues and the importance of advocating for your own health (38:44)


  • How conventional medicine often lacks a framework to uncover the root cause of illness (42:20)


  • Advice for individuals struggling to get answers for your mysterious symptoms (43:49)


Get Dr. Phillips and Dana Parish’s book, Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again, at https://www.thechronicbook.com/ and learn more on Facebook @thechronicbook, on Instagram @thechronicbook, and on Twitter @lymebook.


Learn more about Dr. Steven Phillips at https://stevenphillipsmd.com/.



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May 05, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Histamine Intolerance And Adrenal Fatigue
17:14

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode you’ll hear a preview of our monthly Dr. Hyman+ AMA.


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May 04, 2021
Do You Have Excess Belly Fat? Why It’s A Problem And What You Can Do About It with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
47:36

Do You Have Excess Belly Fat? Why It’s A Problem And What You Can Do About It | This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea and Thrive Market


You might be surprised to learn that not all body fat is created equal; where the fat is on your body makes a big difference when it comes to your overall health. The fat inside your belly is called “VAT” or visceral adipose tissue and this type of fat is particularly dangerous. When you begin to put on weight, especially this lethal belly fat, your biology shifts out of balance, veering into the unstable and unhealthy territory of disease—which in turn often leads to more weight gain.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to explain how belly fat contributes to other health issues. They also discuss the numerous factors that contribute to belly fat, including but not limited to diet, and how they work with patients to eliminate excess visceral fat. 


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 Pique Tea and Thrive Market.


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


  • Why visceral fat, or belly fat, is so concerning


  • Learnings from liposuction and bariatric surgery


  • How visceral fat drives inflammation and insulin resistance


  • Tests to determine if visceral fat is an issue for you, including your waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, DEXA body composition, liver fat measurement, LDL cholesterol particle size, C-reactive protein test, oxidative stress, uric acid, glucose tolerance test, and fasting insulin level


  • Symptoms of too much visceral fat including inflammation, abnormal cholesterol, high blood sugar, high insulin, high oxidative stress, and more


  • Foods that drive inflammation and insulin sensitivity and belly fat


  • Hidden drivers of excess visceral fat including loss of lean muscle mass, environmental toxins, imbalances in the gut microbiome


  • Patients they have worked with to decrease belly fat


Additional Resources:


Dr. Hyman has written several books on this topic; learn more here

https://drhyman.com/about/#section-6


7 Ways to Permanently Banish Belly Fat

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/01/29/7-ways-permanently-banish-belly-fat/


How Out of Control Blood Sugar Can Cause Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Chronic Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/19/bb-ep170/


Fatty Liver is More Dangerous than You Might Realize. Here’s How to Heal It

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/05/05/fatty-liver-is-more-dangerous-than-you-might-realize-heres-how-to-heal-it/


8 Strategies to Reverse Skinny-Fat Syndrome

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/12/11/8-strategies-to-reverse-skinny-fat-syndrome/




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May 03, 2021
Who Is Growing And Picking The Food You Eat And How Are They Being Treated?
16:01

Who Is Growing And Picking The Food You Eat And How Are They Being Treated? | This episode is brought to you by Belcampo


Most of us don’t think about food and farmworkers when we are eating or shopping for groceries, but this is actually the largest sector of workers in the United States. Unfortunately, these workers have historically been marginalized and are often unprotected and underpaid. 


In this minisode, Dr. Hyman offers a brief overview of why food and farmworkers were not included in the United States Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. He also talks to Kerry Kennedy about a group of farmworkers who banded together to create the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to fight for better wages and working conditions. This coalition of farmworkers found a creative solution to injustice by creating the Fair Food Program, which mandates that growers provide basic protections for their workers.


Kerry Kennedy 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 is brought to you by Belcampo. Right now, you can order Belcampo’s sustainably-raised meats to be delivered to your door using my code HYMAN at Belcampo.com/Hyman for 20% off for first-time customers. 


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Kerry Kennedy, “Is Your Food Grown by Oppressed Farmworkers?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/KerryKennedy


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



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Apr 30, 2021
How Food, Agriculture, And Energy Are The Cause And Solution To Environmental Collapse with Ken Cook
1:06:12

How Food, Agriculture, And Energy Are The Cause And Solution To Environmental Collapse | This episode is brought to you by Paleovally, ButcherBox, and Athletic Greens


The cost of our food and personal care items is much more than what we pay at checkout. The true cost is measured by the impact that thousands of chemicals have on our health, the environment and climate, our economy, and many other facets of life. Being an informed and engaged consumer is one of the most powerful ways to turn around our toxic world, and we have some incredible resources at our fingertips to do that, like the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Today, I’m excited to talk with Ken Cook from the EWG about food, conscious consumerism, and our impact on the planet.


Ken Cook is the president and co-founder of the EWG. He is widely recognized as one of the environmental community’s most prominent and influential critics of industrial agriculture and the nation’s broken approach to protecting families and children from toxic substances. Under Cook’s leadership, the EWG has pioneered the use of digital technologies to empower American families with easy-to-use, science-driven tools to help reduce their exposure to potentially harmful ingredients in food, drinking water, cosmetics, and other household products. Capitol Hill’s closely read newspaper, The Hill, regularly lists Cook in its annual roster of Washington’s top lobbyists. It has said Cook’s “influence spans the country” and called EWG “the tip of the green movement’s spear.”


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How the great farm crisis led Ken to begin working on agricultural policy (7:41)


  • Ken’s perspective on the regenerative agriculture movement (11:09)


  • How we can improve food and agriculture policy (13:37)


  • How glyphosate became the most widespread agrochemical in the world, and what we should do about it (31:16)


  • Improving government oversight and regulation of harmful chemicals (38:00)


  • Harnessing consumer action to drive policy and marketplace change (40:13)


  • EWG’s Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen, and Skin Deep resources (42:35)


  • The power of individual behavior and participation to create a healthier country, world, and planet (55:47)


  • The future of energy (1:00:10)


To learn more about the Environmental Working Group, please visit https://www.ewg.org/ and follow EWG on Facebook @ewg.org, on Instagram @environmentalworkinggroup, and on Twitter @ewg.



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Apr 28, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive: Long-Covid & The Immune System
18:10

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our third Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive on Long-Covid and the immune system with Dr. Elizabeth Boham.


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  • Access to all my docu-series, including Broken Brain 1, Broken Brain 2, Longevity Roadmap + bonus material
  • Exclusive monthly Functional Medicine Deep Dives
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Apr 27, 2021
Why Rhythm Is The Key to Health with Dr. Todd LePine
25:07

Why Rhythm Is The Key to Health | This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea and TrueDark


It’s easier than ever to get out of sync with the natural rhythms of our bodies. However, keeping our internal “clock” in rhythm is a vital component of our health and well-being. If you’ve ever experienced jet lag or pulled an all-nighter, you know just how off you can feel. When your biological and circadian rhythms become unbalanced, so does your health, and you feel it.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Todd LePine about the importance of keeping our circadian rhythm in sync. They also discuss how they work with patients to restore the body’s natural rhythm.


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 Pique Tea and TrueDark.


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


  • How disruptions to our circadian rhythm affect our health 


  • The important role that light, and specifically sunlight, plays in keeping our body in sync


  • Why it’s not just what you eat, it’s also when you eat


  • How time of day affects vaccination and chemotherapy treatments


  • Optimizing sleep


Additional Resources:

 

The Circadian Prescription: Get in Step with Your Body's Natural Rhythms

https://www.amazon.com/Circadian-Prescription-Bodys-Natural-Rhythms/dp/0399145966

 

Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival

https://www.amazon.com/Lights-Out-Sleep-Sugar-Survival/dp/0671038680

 

Circadian Rhythm Slide Presentation from Dr. LePine

https://drhyman.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/circadian-rhythm-.pdf

 

Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class

https://drhyman.com/sleep




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Apr 26, 2021
The Cholesterol Test You Should Be Getting
13:31

The Cholesterol Test You Should Be Getting | This episode is brought to you by Belcampo


Many of us have been told by our doctors that we need to lower our cholesterol levels. But what does that mean, exactly? And do standard lipid profiles really tell us the full story about what is going on with our cholesterol?


In this minisode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the importance of cholesterol particle testing. They explore why other cholesterol tests are outdated and why information about particle size and particle number is the only way to know what’s really going on with your cholesterol. 


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 Belcampo. Right now, you can order Belcampo’s sustainably-raised meats to be delivered to your door using my code HYMAN at Belcampo.com/Hyman for 20% off for first-time customers. 


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “Cholesterol Is Not The Cause Of Heart Disease” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/CholesterolIsNotTheCauseOfHeartDisease



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Apr 23, 2021
Is Alzheimer’s Reversible? Getting to the Root Causes with Dr. Dale Bredesen
1:12:10

Is Alzheimer’s Reversible? Getting to the Root Causes | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and TrueDark


Alzheimer’s doesn’t just happen overnight; it’s the severe end of a spectrum, that comes after decades of changes have already been occurring in the brain. So why is it that we’ve grown accustomed to dreading this diagnosis, instead of doing what we can to proactively stop it in its tracks? For one, we’ve long been told that once the brain starts downsizing we can’t reverse the process. Now, we know that’s not the case. It’s possible to avoid brain degradation and actually even rebuild it.


Today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy has been a pioneering detective for Alzheimer’s and other neurological issues. Dr. Dale Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and the author of the New York Times bestseller, The End of Alzheimer's. His latest book, The End of Alzheimer’s Program, goes into greater detail on the protocol he uses with his patients and how it can be tailored to anyone’s needs, at any age. Dale held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA, and the University of California, San Diego, and directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA and the Chief Science Officer at Apollo Health.


This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and TrueDark.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Addressing the root causes of dementia, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer's disease (8:02)


  • How a ketogenic diet and metabolic flexibility can support brain function (11:52)


  • The way your brain responds to inflammation and how inflammation drives cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease (15:46)


  • What is a cognoscopy and how can you get one? (26:01)


  • Your brain can grow and improve, even after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis (31:10)


  • The gut-brain connection (33:18)


  • Heavy metals and their effects on the brain (36:31)


  • Hormonal dysfunction and risk of Alzheimer’s disease (41:28)


  • How nutrient deficiencies drive cognitive decline and the diet that is best for your brain (45:01)


  • Is it possible to reverse Alzheimer’s disease, and if so, to what degree? (58:30)


Learn more about Dr. Dale Bredesen’s work at https://www.apollohealthco.com/.


Get his book, The End of Alzheimer’s Program: The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline at Any Age, at https://www.apollohealthco.com/book/the-end-of-alzheimers-program/.


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Apr 21, 2021
Your Lab Tests Are Normal But You Feel Sick: What Your Doctor Is Missing with Dr. Todd LePine
45:39

Your Lab Tests Are Normal But You Feel Sick: What Your Doctor Is Missing | This episode is sponsored by Sound and Tushy


Conventional medicine approaches illness as a name it, blame it, and tame it game. But these labels or diagnoses are just names we associate with a collection of symptoms. They have nothing to do with why you have those symptoms—with the root causes of the “disease.” Conversely, just because your standard lab panel comes back normal does not always mean you are experiencing optimum health.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Todd LePine about how Functional Medicine seeks to get to the root cause of health issues. They dive into the world of unconventional and advanced lab testing that they use to identify dysfunction in the body and optimize 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 Sound and Tushy.


Sound makes delicious bubbly sparkling water mixed with tea, botanicals, and fruit extracts. Right now, Sound is offering 20% off with code HYMAN at drinksound.com/hyman


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


  • The myth of diagnosis


  • Using conventional lab testing in conjunction with advanced, unconventional lab testing


  • Testing for heavy metal toxicity


  • Testing for gut health beyond standard stool testing


  • Assessing immune health and inflammation markers


  • Using lab testing to get to the root cause of low-energy, fatigue, adrenal and mitochondrial dysfunction


  • Advanced testing for Lyme disease, tick infections, Epstein-Barr virus, and more


  • EMF testing


Additional Resources:

 

Find a Functional Medicine Practitioner 

https://www.ifm.org/find-a-practitioner/

 

The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life

https://www.amazon.com/Disease-Delusion-Conquering-Chronic-Healthier/dp/0062290738




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Apr 19, 2021
Treating Post-COVID, Or Long-Hauler, Syndrome
17:06

Treating Post-COVID, Or Long-Hauler, Syndrome | This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp


By now, most of us are familiar with post-COVID syndrome, also called long-haulers syndrome, in which a patient who has had COVID-19 experiences long-lasting symptoms. While medicine is still trying to fully understand the reason why a percentage of COVID-19 patients go on to also experience post-COVID syndrome, there appear to be parallels to chronic fatigue syndrome experienced from the Epstein-Barr virus. In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Patrick Hanaway about using a Functional Medicine approach to treat post-COVID syndrome. He also speaks with Dr. Matt Cook about several cutting-edge therapies he is using to treat his patients with post-COVID syndrome.


Dr. Patrick Hanaway is a board-certified family physician trained at Washington University. After 10 years as Chief Medical Officer at Genova Diagnostics, Dr. Hanaway became the Chief Medical Education Officer for the Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2014, Dr. Hanaway was the founding Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. His research focus is on nutrition, the microbiome, and evaluating value in Functional Medicine models of care. Currently, his teaching focus is on cancer, COVID, and uncertainty.

 

Dr. Hanaway was initiated in 2009 as a Mara’akame (Indigenous healer) by the Huichol people of the Sierra Madres in Mexico. He holds community fires, leads ceremonies, and offers traditional healing sessions. This part of his practice provides some much-welcome spiritual and emotional insight into addressing our imbalances as a nation. 


Dr. Matthew Cook is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has completed a fellowship in Functional Medicine. His practice, BioReset™ Medical, provides treatments for conditions ranging from pain and complex illness to anti-aging and wellness. At BioReset™ Medical, Dr. Cook treats some of the most challenging to diagnose and difficult to live with ailments that people suffer from today, including Lyme disease, chronic pain, PTSD, and mycotoxin illness. His approach is to use the most non-invasive, natural, and integrative ways possible.  


Regarding the current pandemic, Dr. Cook has spent the past several months distilling the latest research, talking with experts around the world, and integrating his vast clinical experience to provide up-to-date information to the public and medical practitioners. 


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Patrick Hanaway, “The Functional Medicine Approach To Treating COVID-19 And Post-COVID Syndrome” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/PatrickHanaway


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Matt Cook, “Regenerative Medicine: Healing Chronic Pain and Addressing COVID-19” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrMattCook




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Apr 16, 2021
Who Should Eat Keto and Why? with Gary Taubes
1:22:57

Who Should Eat Keto and Why? | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, Joovv, and TrueDark


Chances are, you’ve heard a lot of buzz about the ketogenic (or keto) diet. This high-fat, low-carb approach to eating has become extremely popular in recent years for helping with everything from weight loss to cognition. So is it worth the hype? Like any diet, keto is great for some people and not-so-great for others. Genetics, family history, personal health goals, and so many other factors tie into what type of diet will work for an individual. The one-size-fits-all approach to diet has led way too many people down the wrong path.


Today, I’m excited to chat with Gary Taubes all about the keto diet, it’s complexities and benefits, and who might want to consider it. Gary is an award-winning science and health journalist, and co-founder and director of the Nutrition Science Initiative. He is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat, Good Calories, Bad Calories, and, most recently, The Case for Keto. Gary is a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for Science. He has written three cover articles on nutrition and health for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, and numerous "best of" anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, and is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.


This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, Joovv, and TrueDark.


Paleovalley is offering 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.


Right now, Joovv is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners an exclusive discount on Joovv’s Generation 3.0 devices. Just go to Joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY. Some exclusions do apply. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How an investigative journalism piece on salt and blood pressure led to Gary’s ongoing inquiry into the obesity epidemic (9:11)


  • Why we get fat (13:58)


  • Why science mistakenly began focusing on calories, instead of hormones, to understand obesity (17:58)


  • The origin and perpetuation of fat shaming and obesity stigma (21:45)


  • There is no one-size-fits-all diet (29:02)


  • Using a keto (or low-carb, high-fat) diet to decrease insulin levels (37:20)


  • How ultra-processed, starchy refined carbohydrates are driving most of our global issues (50:15)


  • Would humans and the planet be healthier if we all stopped eating meat and became vegan? (52:34)


  • Connecting what you eat with how you feel (57:57)


  • Research on treating and reversing type 2 diabetes using a ketogenic diet (1:04:41)


  • Using a ketogenic diet to treat cancer, heart disease, heart failure, dementia, epilepsy, and more (1:17:05)


Learn more about Gary Taubes at http://garytaubes.com/ and get a copy of his book, The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating at http://garytaubes.com/works/books/the-case-for-keto-2020/.


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Apr 14, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Heavy Metal Toxicity
19:32

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode you’ll hear a preview of our second Dr. Hyman+ AMA where I discuss heavy metal toxicity.


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Apr 13, 2021
Treating & Preventing Shingles From A Functional Medicine Perspective with Dr. George Papanicolaou
34:39

Treating & Preventing Shingles From A Functional Medicine Perspective | This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Cozy Earth


For anyone who has experienced shingles, or been around someone who has, you know this can be an incredibly painful condition. Symptoms include rash, hives, and nerve pain. Shingles  are caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. This virus tends to hide, or almost hibernate, in nerve cells long after someone has recovered from chickenpox, and can re-emerge as shingles down the line. In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss why supporting the immune system is so critical when it comes to preventing and treating shingles, and much more.


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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Cozy Earth.


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


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


  • The shingles-chicken pox connection


  • Symptoms associated with shingles, and why they are so painful


  • The role of the immune system in the development of shingles


  • The conventional vs. functional medicine approach to treating shingles


  • The shingles vaccine


  • Patients suffering from shingles who Dr. Papanicolaou has treated


  • How meditation and sleep hygiene supports the immune system


Additional Resources:


The New Science Of Immuno-Rejuvenation

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/20/podcast-ep105/


The Secrets To Creating A Healthy Immune System

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/02/27/podcast-ep42/


How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19: Supporting Your Immune System When You May Need It Most

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/03/17/protect-yourself-from-covid-19/


Why Meditation Is The New Medicine

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/02/20/podcast-ep41/


My 4-Week Celery Juice Challenge

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/05/03/my-4-week-celery-juice-challenge/




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Apr 12, 2021
Is Your Acne Caused By What You're Eating?
15:42

Is Your Acne Caused By What You're Eating? | This episode is brought to you by TrueDark


The food you eat can have a major influence on the quality of your skin. Yet, conventional medicine primarily deals with acne by lathering potions and lotions on the skin or tackling it with antibiotics or topical steroids. In fact, we spend over a billion dollars on prescriptions and over-the-counter products to cure acne. But eliminating acne is best approached as an inside job.


In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with his colleagues at The UltraWellness Center about how what we eat can drive acne. They also discuss the biggest food culprits, as well as how to tell what foods might be causing an issue for you.


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.


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.


Lisa Dreher 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 Master’s 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 brought to you by TrueDark. Right now, TrueDark is offering podcast listeners 15% with code DRHYMAN15. Just go to truedark.com.


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


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “Treating Acne From The Inside Out” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/5qJ6A9yu


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Lisa Dreher, “A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/FeJHNRJ3



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Apr 09, 2021
The Most Important Molecule for Health You Have Never Heard Of: Nitric Oxide with Dr. Louis Ignarro
1:06:12

The Most Important Molecule for Health You Have Never Heard Of: Nitric Oxide | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and Beekeeper’s Naturals


What if I told you one single thing could work as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neurotransmitter, and vasodilator and that it helps promote memory and learning, increase arousal in both men and women, protect against sun damage and skin cancer, and regulate digestive enzymes and hormones? You’d want some of that, wouldn’t you? Well, nitric oxide is capable of all of this and more. Our bodies naturally produce this molecule but, due to lifestyle factors, some of us make more than others. Luckily for us, there are many things we can do to increase our nitric oxide levels and reap the health benefits. 


Today I’m honored to sit down and talk with the man who actually discovered nitric oxide, Dr. Louis Ignarro. Dr. Ignarro is a medical research scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his breakthrough discovery of nitric oxide and how it positively impacts health and longevity. His groundbreaking research on nitric oxide paved the way for—among other innovations—Viagra. He is an award-winning Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has his Ph.D. in Pharmacology with over 35 years of experience teaching. 


This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and Beekeeper’s Naturals.


Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off their CogniBiotics, a brain and mood-enhancing probiotic that contains specifically chosen strains with a high level of research supporting mental health and performance. Just go to cognibiotics.com/hyman and use code hyman10 at checkout.


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For a limited time, Beekeeper’s Naturals will ship you a free two-week supply of B.Immune Propolis Throat Spray—you just pay $5 dollars for shipping. To take advantage of this amazing deal, just head over to beekeepersnaturals.com/HYMAN


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The observation that first got Dr. Ignarro thinking about nitric oxide (6:24)


  • How statin drugs boost nitric oxide (11:28)


  • The link between nitric oxide, inflammation, and antioxidants (14:39)


  • The surprising development of Viagra (16:18)


  • The many beneficial effects of nitric oxide (21:10)


  • How to boost nitric oxide with food and supplements (28:50)


  • How exercise boosts nitric oxide (44:14)


  • Producing nitric oxide with your breath (48:42)


  • Using nitric oxide to treat Covid-19 (54:02)


Learn more about Dr. Ignarro and his work at http://www.drignarro.com/. Follow Dr. Ignarro on Facebook @DrIgnarro and on Twitter @DrIgnarro.



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Apr 07, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive: IBS
18:12

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our second Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive on IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome with Dr. Mary Pardee.


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Apr 06, 2021
How To Tell If Mercury Toxicity Is The Cause Of Your Mysterious Symptoms with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
55:10

How To Tell If Mercury Toxicity Is The Cause Of Your Mysterious Symptoms | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Kettle & Fire


Changes in environmental mercury levels have been dramatic in recent decades; industrial exposure to mercury is significant and mostly comes from coal-burning and chlor-alkali plants. The more mercury we are exposed to, the more we are likely we are to be toxic. The main ways that humans are exposed to mercury are from contaminated fish and dental amalgams or silver fillings. And while some of us are very good at detoxifying mercury and other toxins, some people have genetic variations (called polymorphisms) that make them more prone to metal toxicity. Mercury can affect nearly all your organs, especially the brain, heart, kidneys, and gut, and many chronic diseases may be caused or worsened by mercury, including neurologic disease, ADHD, autism, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and more.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss how they test for, diagnose, and treat mercury toxicity. Dr. Hyman also shares his own personal experience recovering from mercury poisoning.


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 ButcherBox and Kettle & Fire.


New members to  ButcherBox can get two New York Strip steaks and two pounds of wild-caught Alaskan salmon for free in your first box when you sign up at Butcherbox.com/farmacy


Kettle & Fire is now offering 25% off its bone broth plus free shipping. Just head over to kettleandfire.com/hyman and use the code HYMAN.


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


  • Why mercury toxicity is often overlooked and ignored


  • Dr. Hyman’s personal experience with mercury poisoning


  • Mercury’s effects on the body


  • How mercury can be passed through the placenta and breast milk


  • Main sources of mercury, including coal-burning facilities, fish consumption, mercury dental fillings


  • Safely removing mercury fillings


  • Effectively testing for mercury levels


  • Patients with mercury toxicity that they have treated


  • Boosting your body’s natural detoxification pathways


Additional Resources:


How To Get Lethal Mercury Out Of Your System

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/06/07/how-to-get-lethal-mercury-out-of-your-system/


Mercury Detox – A 3-Step Plan to Recover Your Health

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/06/01/mercury-detox-a-3-step-plan-to-recover-your-health/


Mercury: Get This Heavy-Metal Poison Out of Your Body

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/20/mercury-get-this-poison-out-of-your-body/


Get These Toxins Out Of Your House

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


Heavy Metals And Health: The Untold Story

https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/02/12/podcast-hc43/


How Lead And Other Environmental Toxins Are Affecting Us

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/12/04/podcast-minisode65/




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Apr 05, 2021
How Food, Farming, And Health Disparities Are Interconnected
18:38

How Food, Farming, And Health Disparities Are Interconnected | This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp


Racial and ethnic disparities are sadly alive and well when it comes to health outcomes, land ownership, and how food is grown in the US. White farmers are at an overwhelming advantage when it comes to owning land and they see the greatest benefit from the 97% of the income generated by it. Additionally, lack of access to land and fresh food is a form of oppression that sets communities up for generational illness and strife. These are serious racial and ethnic inequalities happening in our current day and age, but they stem from the long-standing structural discrimination that our agricultural system is rooted in. In this minisode, Dr. Hyman explores these topics with Karen Washington and Leah Penniman.


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.


Karen shares her inspiring story of how starting a garden in her backyard in The Bronx led her to understand the bigger issues of food insecurity in underserved communities. As a former physical therapist looking into her patients’ health, she noticed Black and Brown clients were suffering with poor diet and inaccessibility to healthy foods, while white communities were not. 


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.  


From a young age, Leah had a deep reverence for nature and the land. This led her to learn about historical regenerative farming practices and share that knowledge with others. It also led her to a greater understanding of our food system and why it’s a major propellor in racial inequality. President Johnson’s 1865 overturn of General William Sherman’s “40 acres and a mule” Order had massive implications for the future of Black farmers that we are still feeling the consequences of today. 


This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. BetterHelp lets you get affordable counseling anytime, from anywhere. 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 Karen Washington, “A Way Out Of Food Racism And Poverty” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/KarenWashington


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Leah Penniman, “Why Food Is A Social Justice Issue” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/LeahPenniman



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Apr 02, 2021
The Secret To Losing Weight And Feeling Great with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
1:13:39

The Secret To Losing Weight And Feeling Great | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, Rupa Health, and Cozy Earth


If you stop to look at the real reasons you’re eating certain foods, it’s not a lack of self-control like the stigma suggests. It is a lack of other things in your life, though. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Chatterjee and I break down the factors that contribute to overeating and eating nutrient-poor foods and look at the best methods for healthy and lasting weight loss. 


Dr. Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants

to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help 100

million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More—which regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts and is listened to by over 2 million people every single month. Each of Dr. Chatterjee’s four books have been Sunday Times bestsellers including his latest, Feel Great, Lose Weight, which was just published in the US & Canada. 


This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, Rupa Health, and Cozy Earth.


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


Cozy Earth makes it super easy to try out their products with a 30-day free trial and 10-year warranty. Plus, right now they are offering my listeners a Spring cleaning, bedroom makeover offer of $100 off their sheet set. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use the code HYMAN100 at checkout.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • A personalized and compassionate approach to weight loss (7:39)


  • Why do we eat? (14:54)


  • Eliminating blame and shame around weight gain and weight loss (18:21)


  • Examining what we are hungry for (26:30)


  • Making your environment and home a “safe zone” (31:52)


  • Planning your nutritional week (40:48)


  • The cost, time, and skills needed to cook for yourself (42:33)

 

  • How close are you to feeling great? (54:49)


  • The role of exercise in weight loss (58:24)


  • The 3 daily habits that Dr. Chatterjee recommends (1:08:12)


Get Dr. Chatterjee’s new book, Feel Great, Lose Weight: Simple Habits for Lasting and Sustainable Weight Loss at https://drchatterjee.com/feel-great-lose-weight/

 

Learn more about Dr. Chatterjee at https://drchatterjee.com/ and follow him on Facebook @DrChatterjee, on Instagram @drchatterjee, and on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk.





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Mar 31, 2021
Ask Mark Q&A #10: Sleep Disturbances, School Lunches, Water Filtration, And More
26:25

Ask Mark Q&A #10: Sleep Disturbances, School Lunches, Water Filtration, And More | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market


In this 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:


  • Common drivers and fixes for sleep issues and disturbances


  • Reintroducing meat into a vegan diet


  • Supplementing with melatonin


  • How to get better food in schools


  • Fluoride and tooth enamel 


  • Gluten digestive enzymes


  • Farmed fish


  • Staying healthy while working the night shift


  • Post-exercise recovery


  • Water filtration


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Right now, you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/hymanfb


Mentioned in this episode:


8 Simple Hacks for a Better Night’s Sleep

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


Conscious Kitchen

https://www.consciouskitchen.org/


Big Green

https://biggreen.org/


My Way Cafe

https://www.mywaycafe.org/


Food Fix 

https://foodfixbook.com/


Food Fix Action Guide

https://foodfixbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Food-Fix-Action-Guide_v2.pdf


CleanFish

https://www.cleanfish.com/


Vital Choice

https://www.vitalchoice.com/


The Circadian Prescription: Get in Step with Your Body's Natural Rhythms

https://www.amazon.com/Circadian-Prescription-Bodys-Natural-Rhythms/dp/0399145966


LyteShow

https://www.lyteshow.com/




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Mar 30, 2021
What Is Your Constipation Telling You About Your Overall Health And How To FIx It with Dr. George Papanicolaou
31:47

What Is Your Constipation Telling You About Your Overall Health And How To Fix It | This episode is sponsored by Cozy Earth and Belcampo


Constipation is an often uncomfortable and extremely prevalent condition affecting close to 80 million people. And while constipation might be common, it is definitely not normal and it can have disastrous consequences. Having healthy digestion and eliminating waste every day (ideally twice or three times a day!) is critical to your overall health. Your liver flushes out toxins and dumps them into your intestines. However, if your digestive system isn’t working optimally, then all those toxins and waste can get reabsorbed into your body. So, it makes sense that constipation has been linked to multiple diseases, including cancer and even Parkinson’s disease, plus it actually makes you feel like crap!


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the importance of getting to the root cause of constipation. They share information on the most common drivers of constipation including diet, chronic stress, antibiotic overuse, and a wide range of many other issues. 


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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.


This episode is sponsored by Cozy Earth and Belcampo.


Cozy Earth makes it super easy to try out their products with a 30-day free trial and 10-year warranty. Plus, right now they are offering my listeners a Spring cleaning, bedroom makeover offer of $100 off their sheet set, just head over to cozyearth.com and use the code HYMAN100 at checkout.


Right now, you can order Belcampo’s sustainably-raised meats to be delivered to your door using my code HYMAN at Belcampo.com/Hyman for 20% off for first-time customers. 


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


  • Symptoms of constipation


  • The conventional vs. functional medicine approach to constipation


  • Are over-the-counter constipation remedies safe?


  • Why constipation can be a dangerous precursor to other health conditions


  • Main causes of constipation


  • How to heal your gut


  • Lifestyle practices to heal the gut


Additional Resources:


Simple Steps for Dealing with Constipation

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/01/13/simple-steps-dealing-constipation/


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/


What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It?

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


Fixing The Root Causes Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/10/podcast-hc22/


Magical Magnesium

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


Top Five Natural Remedies for Constipation

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/06/14/top-five-natural-remedies-for-constipation/




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Mar 29, 2021
Healing Foods That Taste Great
17:19

Healing Foods That Taste Great | This episode is brought to you by Belcampo


The more we can learn about using food as medicine, the more power we have to reach our health goals. Food has the power to prevent and reverse disease; there can be so many powerful (and delicious) benefits waiting for you in each bite. There are powerful compounds in foods—like curcumin, genistein, catechins, lycopene, resveratrol, quercetin—that have medicinal impacts on the body. By keeping flavor and health benefits on the same parallel, we can feed the body, mind, and soul with each well-planned bite.


In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Chef David Bouley and Dr. William Li about how we can cook our way out of illness by aligning our foods to feed our health and get incredible flavor and variety all at once. 


Among many accolades, Chef David 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.


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.


This episode is brought to you by Belcampo. Right now, you can order Belcampo’s sustainably-raised meats to be delivered to your door using my code HYMAN at Belcampo.com/Hyman for 20% off for first-time customers. 


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Chef David Bouley, “How Chefs Can Be Doctors, and Doctors Can Be Chefs” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DavidBouley


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. William Li, “Why Food Is Better Than Medication to Treat Disease” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrLi



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Mar 26, 2021
Can Regenerative Agriculture Reverse Climate Change And Chronic Disease? with Allen Williams
1:44:54

Can Regenerative Agriculture Reverse Climate Change And Chronic Disease? | This episode is sponsored by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and Cozy Earth


When we look at rapidly declining soil health, rising rates of depression and suicide in farmers, and our climate crisis, it can be easy to wonder how we got here. The answer is multifaceted, but a common theme of industrialized agriculture runs throughout. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I talk to Allen Williams about how we have strayed from beneficial regenerative farming practices to adopt destructive ones, and how to find our way back. 


Allen is a founding partner of Understanding Ag, LLC and the Soil Health Academy, and is a partner in Joyce Farms, Inc. He has consulted with more than 4,000 farmers and ranchers in the US and other countries, on operations ranging from a few acres to over 1 million acres. Allen and his partners pioneered many of the early regenerative agriculture principles and practices and now teach those to farmers globally. He is a “recovering academic,” having served 15 years on the faculty at Louisiana Tech University and Mississippi State University teaching genetics and physiology. Allen has been featured in the Carbon Nation film series, Soil Carbon Cowboys, on the Dr. Oz show, ABC Food Forecast News, and in Kiss The Ground, A Regenerative Secret, The Farmer’s Footprint film series, and the Sacred Cow film series.   


This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and Cozy Earth.


Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off their CogniBiotics, a brain and mood-enhancing probiotic that contains specifically chosen strains with a high level of research supporting mental health and performance. Just go to cognibiotics.com/hyman and use code hyman10 at checkout.


Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. You will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


Cozy Earth makes it super easy to try out their products with a 30-day free trial and 10-year warranty. Plus, right now they are offering my listeners a Spring cleaning, bedroom makeover offer of $100 off their sheet set, just head over to cozyearth.com and use the code HYMAN100 at checkout.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Allen’s experience farming in his early life (7:23)


  • The average experience of farmers today (14:06)


  • Educating farmers on the benefits of regenerative agriculture (23:47)


  • Six principles of soil health (30:39)


  • Major harms of our conventional agricultural system (44:04)


  • The importance of the soil microbiome and how it relates to the human microbiome (55:44)


  • Conventional vs. regenerative agricultural wisdom (1:03:00)


  • Animal agriculture and climate change (1:14:09)


  • Debunking a common misconception about carbon (1:26:45)


  • Allen’s experience working with big business through the organization Understanding Ag (1:33:10)


Learn more about Allen Williams’ work with the Soil Health Academy at https://soilhealthacademy.org/home and with Understanding Ag at https://understandingag.com/.



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Mar 24, 2021
The Functional Medicine Approach To Oral Health with Dr. Todd LePine
34:08

The Functional Medicine Approach To Oral Health | This episode is sponsored by Belcampo and BetterHelp


Oral health is connected to full-body health in myriad ways. In fact, conditions ranging from obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and even dementia are all directly connected to poor oral health. In this episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Todd LePine about how to address dental health from a functional medicine perspective. They discuss everything from basic oral hygiene to mercury fillings to root canals, and more. They also discuss cases they’ve treated in which there was a link between the patient’s oral health and their systemic 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 Belcampo and BetterHelp.


Right now, you can order Belcampo’s sustainably-raised meats to be delivered to your door using my code HYMAN at Belcampo.com/Hyman for 20% off for first-time customers. 


BetterHelp lets you get affordable counseling anytime, from anywhere. As a Doctor’s Farmacy listener you can get 10% off right now by going to betterhelp.com/drhyman.


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


  • The link between oral health and diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, diabetes, cancer, and many more


  • Traditional vs. biological approaches to dentistry


  • The dangers of metal fillings


  • Root canals


  • The connection between the mouth and the gut


  • How gluten can lead to weakened tooth enamel


  • Improving oral health through diet and nutrition


Additional Resources:


Functional Dentist Directory 

askthedentist.com/directory


The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) 

https://iaomt.org/


The Role of the Gut-Oral Microbiome In Systemic Health - Slides

https://drhyman.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/The-Role-of-the-Gut_Oral-Microbiome-in-systemic-health-1.pdf


Tooth & Gums Tonic

https://www.dentalherb.com/


Therabreath

https://www.therabreath.com/


Whole Health Dentistry: Why Your Mouth Is The Key To Your Body's Health

https://www.amazon.com/Whole-Body-Dentistry-Complete-Understanding-Impact/dp/0967844312


Wellness Dentistry Network

https://wellnessdentistrynetwork.com/


The Broken Brain Podcast – The Importance of Dental Care in Whole Body Health with Dr. Steven Lin

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/08/09/the-broken-brain-podcast-the-importance-of-dental-care-in-whole-body-health-with-dr-steven-lin-15/


Are Root Canals Dangerous? with Dr. Rouzita Rashtian, DDS

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/05/bb-ep166/


Clean Mouth, Clean Brain

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/12/03/clean-mouth-clean-brain/




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Mar 22, 2021
How Eliminating Gluten May Improve Anxiety & Depression
13:46

How Eliminating Gluten May Improve Anxiety & Depression | This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire


When it comes to diet and health, we most often think about physical health. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And recent studies have shown that diet can have a profound impact on mental health conditions ranging from ADHD to depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, dementia, and beyond.


In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Uma Naido about how one of the most common food offenders she sees with her patients is gluten. They discuss the correlation between anxiety and consuming gluten, even in those without celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. He also speaks with Maggie Ward to discuss why gluten sensitivity and intolerance have been on the rise in recent decades, and how to determine if it is a problem for you.


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, This is Your Brain on Food, released August 4, 2020. 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, from ADHD to anxiety, depression, OCD, and others.  


Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN, is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. Maggie holds a master’s 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.


This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire. Right now, you can get 25% off Kettle & Fire bone broth plus free shipping. Just head over to kettleandfire.com/hyman and use the code HYMAN.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Uma Naid, “The Science Of Mood And Your Microbiome” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrUmaNaidoo


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Maggie Ward, “Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/Gluten




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Mar 19, 2021
Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired? How To Reclaim Your Energy with Dr. Steven Gundry
58:07

Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired? How To Reclaim Your Energy | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, ButcherBox, and Four Sigmatic


We have an energy crisis on our hands. I’m not talking about fossil fuels, I’m talking about a breakdown of the body’s internal energy systems that now affects even young adults in their prime. It might surprise you to learn that it’s not normal to feel tired all the time. Our on-the-go culture has made it the norm. But when we take a look at how the body’s mitochondria function (these are our tiny but powerful cellular energy factories) we see that so much of our modern lives is damaging our mitochondria and resulting in this energy deficit. 


I’m so excited to talk to Dr. Steven Gundry about this topic on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Steven Gundry is one of the world’s top cardiothoracic surgeons and a pioneer in nutrition, as well as medical director at The International Heart and Lung Institute Center for Restorative Medicine. He has spent the last two decades studying the microbiome and now helps patients use diet and nutrition as a key form of treatment. He is author of many New York Times bestselling books including The Plant Paradox, and The Plant Paradox Cookbook, and The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age, and just released The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone. He also is the founder of GundryMD, a line of wellness products and supplements, and host of The Dr. Gundry Podcast.


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


Paleovalley is offering 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.


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 at ButcherBox.com/farmacy.


Four Sigmatic is now providing an exclusive offer for Doctor’s Farmacy listeners. Receive up to 40% off on their bestselling 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 two main actionable drivers causing our fatigue (6:39)


  • Brain fog is a warning sign (10:47)


  • How our overuse of antibiotics drives fatigue (13:14)


  • Glyphosate’s negative effects on our energy production (15:53)


  • Environmental toxins and our health (20:16)


  • Common OTC drugs that can lead to inflammation, leaky gut, and more (27:14)


  • The mitochondria-gut connection (30:54)


  • The effects of being overfed and underpowered (37:54)


  • The Energy Paradox’s dos and don’ts of eating (41:41)


  • How blue light (or “junk light”) is affecting our energy and why getting a dog is good for your health (49:09)


Get a copy of Dr. Gundry’s new book, The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and Go Has Got Up and Gone here.


Learn more about Dr. Gundry at https://drgundry.com/ and follow him on Facebook @DrStevenGundry, on Instagram @DrStevenGundry, and on Twitter @DrGundry.




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Mar 17, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive: Insulin Resistance
18:19

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our first Dr. Hyman+ Functional Medicine Deep Dive on insulin resistance with Dr. Elizabeth Boham from The UltraWellness Center.


To gain access to the full episode, head over to https://drhyman.com/plus/.


With your yearly membership to Dr. Hyman+, you’ll gain access to:


  • Ad-Free Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast episodes
  • Access to all my docu-series, including Broken Brain 1, Broken Brain 2, Longevity Roadmap + bonus material
  • Exclusive monthly Functional Medicine Deep Dives
  • Monthly Ask Mark Anything by you and only for you




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Mar 16, 2021
The Functional Medicine Approach To Hypothyroidism And Hashimoto’s Disease with Dr. George Papanicolaou
39:23

The Functional Medicine Approach To Hypothyroidism And Hashimoto’s Disease | This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Rupa 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, with women at much higher risk, being 7 to 8 times more likely than men to get it. Because of its autoimmune component, people with Hashimoto’s are actually at a higher risk of developing other autoimmune diseases as well. The good news is that the right diet and lifestyle choices can work wonders when it comes to treating and healing the thyroid. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease. They also delve into common triggers of Hashimoto’s disease, and much more.


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.


This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Rupa Health.


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com


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


  • What is Hashimoto’s disease, and why is it commonly treated as a thyroid issue when it is really an autoimmune disease?


  • Autoimmune disease triggers, including gluten, heavy metals, stress, and more


  • The relationship between pregnancy and Hashimoto’s/thyroid dysfunction


  • Thyroid boosting and damaging foods


  • Thyroid testing


  • Symptoms of low thyroid function


Additional Resources:


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

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/03/13/podcast-hc1-2/


Ultra Thyroid Solution

https://drhyman.com/ty-thyroid/


Are You Sick and Tired? Maybe It’s Your Thyroid

https://drhyman.com/blog/2013/10/18/sick-tired-maybe-thyroid/


How Hashimoto’s Impacts Brain Function and Restoring Thyroid Health

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/03/28/bb-ep48/


Why gluten needs to go if you have Hashimoto’s

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/10/08/why-gluten-needs-to-go-if-you-have-hashimotos/


Is Your Environment Harming Your Thyroid?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/06/16/environment-harming-thyroid/


Thyroid Nourishing Recipes

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/03/26/thyroid-nourishing-recipes/






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Mar 15, 2021
The Pegan Diet: Eat To Boost Mood
16:34

Believe it or not, food can be a powerful tool to improve our mood and brain health; it can actually make us happier. Every single brain disorder—depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, dementia, behavior problems, violence, and just plain old brain fog—is linked to diet, and often to the impact of our diet on our gut microbiome. Yet most people don’t realize the profound connection between what we eat and our brain function. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses how to eat to boost your mood, the seventeenth principle in his new book, “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World” available now at pegandiet.com


The Pegan Diet is Dr. Hyman’s definitive guide to using food as medicine and understanding how food impacts every system of our body. It has 21 easy-to-follow principles for anyone, regardless of where they are on their health journey. It also contains 30 delicious Pegan-approved recipes. Get your copy today!



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Mar 12, 2021
Is Climate Change Fixable? A Conversation With California’s EPA Secretary with Jared Blumenfeld
59:45

Is Climate Change Fixable? A Conversation With California’s EPA Secretary | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and Beekeepers Naturals


We’re divorced from nature and disconnected from wild places. I think this has really hurt us in multiple ways, some of which we are still figuring out, but especially in the way it’s allowed people to desecrate the land, air, and water we rely on for life. Yet people are so resistant to acknowledging climate change and what needs to be done. This could be because of the doom-and-gloom approach many folks take that can be outright depressing or the overwhelming amount of inputs that cause people to simply shut down. It might also just be hard to wrap our heads around how it’s possible to destroy something as vast as the ocean and sky. 


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m hoping to provide you with a different perspective on climate change revolving around hope and positivity. Yes, we still have a long way to go, but we’re seeing some great initiatives and outcomes in places like California where the climate and environment are deemed worthy investments. My guest today is the perfect person to share about those projects, challenges, and victories. Jared Blumenfeld is California’s Secretary for Environmental Protection. Appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in January, he is one of America’s most innovative environmental leaders, with more than 25 years of environmental policy and management experience at the local, national and international levels. 


This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and Beekeepers Naturals.


Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off their CogniBiotics, a brain and mood-enhancing probiotic that contains specifically chosen strains with a high level of research supporting mental health and performance. Just go to cognibiotics.com/hyman and use code hyman10 at checkout.


Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. You will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


Through the end of March, you can get a free three pack of Beekeepers Naturals B.LXR Brain Fuel when you visit beekeepersnaturals.com/HYMAN. You just pay $5 for shipping and if you don't love it they will refund your $5 no questions asked.  


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Jared became interested in environmental issues (7:22)


  • The detrimental effects of our disconnection from nature (10:41)


  • Simultaneously holding hope and grief around climate change (15:24)


  • The 50th anniversary of The Clean Air Act (21:12)


  • The importance of legal projections, political will, incentivizing good behavior, and punishing bad behavior (24:15)


  • The unequal effects of climate change (26:13)


  • Taking bold action to address climate change and decarbonizing our economy (31:37)


  • How soil can save the earth (40:58)


  • Supporting farmers through legislative incentives (45:54)


  • How to promote regenerative agricultural practices (54:37)


Listen to Jared Blumenfeld’s podcast, Podship Earth at https://www.podshipearth.com/about.




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Mar 10, 2021
Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: COVID-19 Vaccine, Functional Medicine, And More
19:37

My team and I are excited to introduce our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 


In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our first Dr. Hyman+ AMA, where I discuss the various COVID-19 vaccines, whether or not I’ll be taking a vaccine, how functional medicine differs from conventional medicine, and more.


To gain access to the full episode, head over to https://drhyman.com/plus/.


With your yearly membership to Dr. Hyman+, you’ll gain access to:


  • Ad-Free Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast episodes
  • Access to all my docu-series, including Broken Brain 1, Broken Brain 2, Longevity Roadmap + bonus material
  • Exclusive monthly Functional Medicine Deep Dives
  • Monthly Ask Mark Anything by you and only for you




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Mar 09, 2021
How To Prevent And Treat Gestational Diabetes With Functional Medicine with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
30:44

How To Prevent And Treat Gestational Diabetes With Functional Medicine | This episode is sponsored by AquaTru and BetterHelp


Gestational diabetes affects up to 10% of women during pregnancy. It can have long-term adverse effects for both the mother and the child. Not only does it put the baby at risk for above-average birth weight, but gestational diabetes in the mother can also lead to increased risk of insulin resistance, diabetes, and weight gain for the child in adulthood. It can also lead to higher rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes post-pregnancy for the mother.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to preventing and treating gestational diabetes. They discuss the common drivers of gestational diabetes, why pre-diabetes in the mother is also a concern, and much 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.


This episode is sponsored by AquaTru and BetterHelp.


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.


BetterHelp 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.


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


  • How gestational diabetes affects the child, in infancy and into adulthood 


  • Pre-diabetes and pregnancy


  • Foods to eat and to avoid during pregnancy


  • Conventional testing and diagnosis of gestational diabetes


  • Populations with increased risk for diabetes and gestational diabetes


  • Important nutrients for metabolic flexibility 


  • How to find a quality prenatal vitamin


Additional Resources:


How Out of Control Blood Sugar Contributes to Body Fat, Brain Fog, and Alzheimer’s with Dr. Ronesh Sinha

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/12/13/bb-ep84/


Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/11/01/nutrition-tips-for-a-healthy-pregnancy/


Pregnancy in the COVID Era

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2021/01/14/pregnancy-in-the-covid-era/


Overcoming Postpartum Depression

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/01/16/overcoming-postpartum-depression/


Getting Ready for Baby: How to Optimize Your Health for Fertility and Beyond with Dr. Afrouz Demeri

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/11/21/bb-ep81/




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Mar 08, 2021
The Pegan Diet: Eat For Gut Health
14:29

The gut microbiome is likely the most important regulator of our overall health. Unfortunately, our modern diet, gut-busting lifestyle, environmental toxins, and other factors all feed the bad bugs in our gut and drive inflammation, which is at the root of almost all chronic diseases and obesity. Sixty percent of our immune system is in our gut, right under a one-cell thin layer of gut lining. When we treat this lining unkindly, we develop a leaky gut, allowing food proteins, microbes, and microbial toxins to “leak” into our bloodstream, triggering our immune system to start fighting the foreign invaders. We call this dysbiosis (as opposed to symbiosis) an imbalanced gut microbiome. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses how to eat for gut health, the fifteenth principle in his new book, “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World” available now at pegandiet.com


The Pegan Diet is Dr. Hyman’s definitive guide to using food as medicine and understanding how food impacts every system of our body. It has 21 easy-to-follow principles for anyone, regardless of where they are on their health journey. It also contains 30 delicious Pegan-approved recipes. Get your copy today!




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Mar 05, 2021
Becoming Nobody: The Key To Freedom And Happiness with Rameshwar Das
1:14:48

Becoming Nobody: The Key To Freedom And Happiness | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, Joovv, and Athletic Greens


Our higher and lower-self are always around, but who are we listening to most of the time? Who is having the conversation in our heads? Taking a deeper look at my level of awareness led me to study Buddhism in college and though I changed course to pursue a career in medicine, spiritual growth has always remained a passion for me. I think as humans we need a mass recognition that we are all one; we need to see that inside we’re all the same. Learning from others is a key part of the journey to greater awareness and there are so many teachers I’ve found throughout my life that have helped me do that. Today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy is one of them. 


Rameshwar Das has been navigating a spiritual path for 50 years. Ramesh met Ram Dass in 1968 and spent time with Neem Karoli Baba in India from 1970-72. He learned Vipassana meditation from Goenka in India. Ramesh has worked as an artist, photographer, environmentalist, and writer. He has collaborated on many projects with Ram Dass over the years, including the original Be Here Now, and the Love Serve Remember recordings, and is co-author with Ram Dass on three books, Be Love Now, Polishing the Mirror, and Being Ram Dass.


This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, Joovv, and Athletic Greens.


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Right now, Joovv is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners an exclusive discount on Joovv’s Generation 3.0 devices. Just go to Joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY. Some exclusions do apply. 


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The cultural influence of Ram Dass’ book Be Here Now (6:21)


  • Ram Dass’ heart-opening introduction to Maharaji Neem Karoli Baba (9:33)


  • Maharaji Neem Karoli Baba simple teachings to love and serve everybody, including yourself (15:05)


  • Maharaji Neem Karoli Baba’s LSD trips, the surprising lack of effects from the drugs, and what it  implies about the ego and the soul (21:33)


  • Ram Dass’ personal journey and teachings around getting out of the ego (31:00)


  • Becoming Nobody, the documentary about Ram Dass’ life, and the practices that sustained him (33:50)


  • How Ram Dass approached life after his stroke, aging, and death (40:13)


  • The infinite soul and impermanence of life (44:18)


  • Developing a loving awareness of your higher self (56:41)


  • Applying Ram Dass’ teaching and wisdom to today’s world (1:02:37)


Get a copy of Being Ram Dass at https://www.amazon.com/Being-Ram-Dass/dp/1683646282/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=being+ram+dass&qid=1611259838&sr=8-1




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Mar 03, 2021
Treating Adult Acne & Rosacea From The Inside Out with Dr. Todd LePine
41:45

Treating Adult Acne & Rosacea From The Inside Out | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and AquaTru


Our skin is a reflection of what’s going on with our health beneath the surface; skin problems often signal that something is off in our body. Acne rosacea is an inflammatory condition that affects about 10% of adults. While conventional medicine typically treats acne rosacea by prescribing lotions and potions, Functional Medicine seeks to get at the problem’s root cause. In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to talk about common drivers of acne rosacea, why it is frequently related to gut health, and how they treat patients with this condition.


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 ButcherBox and AquaTru.


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


  • Acne rosacea triggers including alcohol consumption, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), leaky gut, and more


  • Traditional vs functional medicine treatments for acne rosacea


  • Increased skin mite density in people with rosacea


  • Healing the skin from the inside out


  • Why sun exposure can worsen rosacea


  • How low stomach acid can exacerbate rosacea


  • Foods that can exacerbate and improve rosacea


  • Patient cases


Additional Resources:


Treating Acne From The Inside Out with Dr. Elizabeth Boham 

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/05/28/podcast-hc12/


The Most Common Underlying Causes of Acne: Minisode #16

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/23/bb-minisode16-2/


Healing Psoriasis From The Inside Out with Dr. Todd LePine 

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/10/16/podcast-hc27/


9 Strategies for Glowing, Vibrant Skin

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/10/28/9-strategies-for-glowing-vibrant-skin/


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/




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Mar 01, 2021
The Pegan Diet: Leverage Personalized Nutrition For Optimal Health
18:49

Food is not just calories or energy; food is information, instructions that upgrade or downgrade your biology with every bite. Think of it like code that programs your software. Your hardware is your genes. Your software is how those genes are turned on or off. Food regulates not only your genes but also your hormones, like insulin, testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid. It alters your brain chemistry, producing happy chemicals, and it can even trigger addictive patterns. So how can you personalize your diet (and nutritional needs) to optimize your health?


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses how to leverage personalized nutrition for optimal health, the twelfth principle in his new book, “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World” available now at pegandiet.com


The Pegan Diet is Dr. Hyman’s definitive guide to using food as medicine and understanding how food impacts every system of our body. It has 21 easy to follow principles for anyone, regardless of where they are on their health journey. It also contains 30 delicious Pegan-approved recipes. Get your copy today!



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Feb 26, 2021
Why Eliminating Meat From Our Diet Isn’t The Solution To Climate Change with Anya Fernald
1:12:46

Why Eliminating Meat From Our Diet Isn’t The Solution To Climate Change | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and BLUBlox


Human health is dependent on planetary health. A healthy planet coincides with healthy animals; when we look at the way public health and our climate have changed with the industrialization of agriculture, animals are a key focus. We often hear the argument that in order to solve climate change we need to stop eating meat. What these people aren’t realizing is that animal agriculture done right is actually part of the solution. That is a big stipulation because the methods used to raise meat can make or break our climate crisis and our health. 


I’m thrilled to sit down today with Anya Fernald to discuss the ins and outs of regenerative farming and animal practices. Anya Fernald is the co-founder and CEO of Belcampo. Belcampo operates 27,000 acres of organic farmland in California and processes its own livestock for sale in its own butcher shops and restaurants. Anya has two decades of leadership and entrepreneurship experience in high-quality, organic and premium foods. Given her expertise on meat and leadership within the meat industry, Anya has been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and has served as a regular judge on Iron Chef America on The Food Network since 2009. She has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders, one of the 40 under 40 by Food & Wine, and was named a Nifty Fifty by The New York Times.


This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and BLUBlox.


Right now you can try BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to bioptimizers.com/hyman and use the code HYMAN10 at checkout.


Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. You will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


Right now BLUblox is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off. Just go to blublox.com/hyman and use code HYMAN20. BLUblox also offers free and fast shipping globally.

Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Anya’s childhood love of cooking, her early career in the culinary world, and experiences working in Europe (8:19)


  • Anya’s transition away from vegetarianism (12:16)


  • The value of low and slow animal farming (15:44)


  • How beef came to be villainized and why it isn’t the enemy (21:05)


  • Animal wellness and its connection to human wellness (30:38)


  • Why animal agriculture is needed to restore our ecosystems (36:25)


  • Is a regenerative burger better or worse for the climate than an Impossible burger? (42:44)


  • Why over a third of meat is thrown away in the United States (44:34)


  • Scaling regenerative agriculture (49:09)


  • The top policy recommendations Anya would make to improve agriculture (1:01:25)


For a limited time, Belcampo is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a 20% discount for new customers using the code FARMACY20 at belcampo.com (exclusions do apply).


Follow Belcampo on Facebook @belcampomeatco, on Instagram @belcampomeatco, and on Twitter @BelcampoMeat.


Follow Anya on Facebook @anyaf, on Instagram @anyafernald, and on Twitter @anyafernald.





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Feb 24, 2021
Ask Mark Q&A #9: Protein, Allergies, Lowering Cholesterol, And More
45:09

In this 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:


  • Reaping the benefits of grass-fed, grass-finished beef


  • Getting to the root cause of illness


  • Detoxing from heavy metals


  • Treating allergies


  • Metabolic health, flexibility, and resilience


  • What are the best skin products to use?


  • Introducing the Pegan Diet to your household


  • Genetically driven high cholesterol


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Right now, you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/hymanfb


Mentioned in this episode:


How To Activate Nature’s Healing Potential with Zach Bush 


Institute for Functional Medicine's webinar, COVID-19 Vaccines: Current Evidence and Clinical Considerations


An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

 

Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues

 

10 Day Reset


10 Day Reset - Free Guide


Environmental Working Group (EWG)


EWG’s Skin Deep


EWG’s Healthy Living: Home Guide


Eat Fat, Get Thin




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Feb 23, 2021
Autism: Getting To The Root Cause With Functional Medicine with Dr. George Papanicolaou
45:34

Autism: Getting To The Root Cause With Functional Medicine | This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Betterhelp


Rates of autism have skyrocketed over the years, from an estimated 1 child in 5,000 in the 1960s and 1970s to just 1 in 54 kids today. The diagnosis of autism can be shocking and difficult for parents and families which may leave them feeling isolated, alone, helpless, and hopeless, but it doesn’t have to be that way. While we don’t have all the answers, and more research is needed to identify and validate the causes and treatment of autism, there are new signs of hope. And there is no such thing as “autism.” Rather there are “autisms”—different patterns of biological dysfunction unique to each child that result in multiple insults to the brain that all manifest with symptoms we call autism. Like every condition or illness, the key is to dig into the layers and peel the onion to discover what is really happening. It is not usually one thing but a collection of insults, toxins, and deficiencies piled on susceptible genetics that leads to autism.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating children with autism. They also share specific patient stories that they have treated.


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.


This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Betterhelp.


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


Betterhelp 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.


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


  • The significant rise in autism cases

 

  • Recent changes to environmental factors, including food and toxins


  • The role of inflammation in autism


  • Conventional vs functional medicine treatment of autism


  • Sleep and behavioral issues in children with autism


  • Autism, gut health, and mitochondrial dysfunction 


  • Eliminating gluten and dairy


Additional Resources:


New Science-Based Approaches to Treating Autism with Dr. Theresa Lyons

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/09/bb-ep54/


A Functional Medicine Approach to Autism

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


Improving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Does a Gluten and Dairy Free Diet Really Make a Difference?

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/08/21/improving-autism-spectrum-disorders-asd-does-a-gluten-and-dairy-free-diet-really-make-a-difference/


Dr. Elizabeth Boham on The Doctor’s Farmacy: How to Find the Real Cause of Your Disease and How to Fix It

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/11/04/dr-boham-on-the-doctors-farmacy-how-to-find-the-real-cause-of-your-disease-and-how-to-fix-it/




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Feb 22, 2021
The Pegan Diet: Eat Like A Regenetarian
17:12

Our agriculture system is destructive— for the earth and for human health. The food produced by industrial agriculture leads to at least 11 million deaths a year and drives our obesity epidemic. We need to build a regenerative system—one that regenerates the earth and human health. Regenerative agriculture is more profitable for farmers, produces higher yields, and better-quality food. When we vote with our dollars and our forks by choosing regeneratively grown food, we send a message to Big Food that we want more sustainable farms. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses how to eat like a regenetarian, the ninth principle in his new book, “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World” out February 23, 2021. Learn more and pre-order the book at pegandiet.com


The Pegan Diet is Dr. Hyman’s definitive guide to using food as medicine and understanding how food impacts every system of our body. It has 21 easy to follow principles for anyone, regardless of where they are on their health journey. It also contains 30 delicious Pegan-approved recipes. Get Dr. Hyman’s discount bundle which includes discounts to all of his favorite brands when you pre-order The Pegan Diet today. 



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Feb 19, 2021
Reflections On Living An Authentic Life with Matthew McConaughey
59:52

Reflections On Living An Authentic Life | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, ButcherBox, and Four Sigmatic


I was lucky enough to learn at a young age that we can write our own stories. We can become the authors of our own lives instead of the victims—living authentically is a cornerstone of that process. Throughout life we’re posed with obstacles, successes, and everything in between. My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, the one and only Matthew McConaughey, shares how challenging events (redlights) can provide us with the opportunity for growth and success (greenlights), which is the focus of his new book Greenlights.


Academy Award–winning actor Matthew McConaughey is a husband, father of three children, and a loyal son and brother. He considers himself a storyteller by occupation, believes it’s okay to have a beer on the way to the temple, feels better with a day’s sweat on him, and is an aspiring orchestral conductor. In 2009, Matthew and his wife, Camila, founded the just keep livin Foundation, which helps at-risk high school students make healthier mind, body, and spirit choices. In 2019, McConaughey became a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Minister of Culture/M.O.C. for the University of Texas and the City of Austin. McConaughey is also brand ambassador for Lincoln Motor Company, an owner of the Major League Soccer Club Austin FC, and co-creator of his favorite bourbon on the planet, Wild Turkey Longbranch.


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


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • What Matthew found when he looked back on the journals he kept over 30 years (8:12)


  • The science of satisfaction (11:25)


  • Being an author vs. victim of your life (14:16)


  • Reframing selfishness (16:28)


  • Matthew’s recurring dream and what he did to follow it (23:16)


  • The transformative wrestling match that Matthew inadvertently found himself participating in (29:36)


  • Prioritizing what matters most to you (42:08)


  • How relinquishing need can bring in more (48:09)


  • The power of journaling and writing down your thoughts (49:10)


Get a copy of Matthew’s book, Greenlights at https://greenlights.com/.


Follow Matthew on Facebook @MatthewMcConaughey, on Instagram @officiallymcconaughey, and on Twitter @McConaughey.



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Feb 17, 2021
Heavy Metals And Health: The Untold Story with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
48:54

Heavy Metals And Health: The Untold Story | This episode is sponsored by Joovv and AquaTru


We live in an environment steeped in chemicals that our bodies were not designed to process. When it comes to toxins one plus one does not equal two. There is a compounded effect. Chronic toxicity can wreak havoc on our health and result in symptoms ranging from fatigue to sleep and skin issues. It can also be related to autoimmune issues, diabetes, hypertension, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism, and many other conditions. Unfortunately, conventional medicine rarely examines the role of toxic load when it comes to treating these conditions. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to assessing a patient's toxic load and supporting the body to detoxify and reduce high levels of heavy metals. They also share their personal experiences treating patients in this area.


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 Joovv and AquaTru.


Right now, Joovv is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners an exclusive discount on Joovv’s Generation 3.0 devices. Just go to Joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY. Some exclusions do apply. 


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 conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • How heavy metals affect the immune system, gut health, chronic disease, and more


  • Concerns over metal dental fillings


  • Testing heavy metal levels 


  • Lead exposure in our environment


  • Optimizing your detoxification system with food


  • Patients cases they have treated


  • Heavy metal chelator treatment


Additional Resources:


How To Optimize Your Body’s Detoxification System with Maggie Ward

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/10/26/podcast-hc28/


How Lead And Other Environmental Toxins Are Affecting Us

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/12/04/podcast-minisode65/


How Environmental Toxins in Our Water, Air, and Products Wreak Havoc on Our Immune System with Dr. Aly Cohen

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/05/18/bb-ep112/




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Feb 15, 2021
The Pegan Diet: Have Fats With Every Meal
12:33

Fat has been unfairly vilified for decades. The truth is that the right fats can make you healthy and lean, and can fuel your brain, while the wrong fats can be deadly. Unlike sugar, which is pretty much all bad, fats are complicated. Some people thrive on a high-fat diet, while others gain weight and struggle with abnormal cholesterol. However, even though fats are complicated, eating a fat-free diet is not good for your health. We need fats to survive. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses why we should be eating fats with every meal, the seventh principle in his new book, “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World” out February 23, 2021. Learn more and pre-order the book at pegandiet.com


The Pegan Diet is Dr. Hyman’s definitive guide to using food as medicine and understanding how food impacts every system of our body. It has 21 easy to follow principles for anyone, regardless of where they are on their health journey. It also contains 30 delicious Pegan-approved recipes. Get Dr. Hyman’s discount bundle which includes discounts to all of his favorite brands when you pre-order The Pegan Diet today. 



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Feb 12, 2021
The History Of Our Food System: What’s Wrong And How To Fix It with Mark Bittman
1:05:52

The History Of Our Food System: What’s Wrong And How To Fix It | This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Athletic Greens


What do wealth inequality, chronic disease, climate change, and the industrialization of agriculture all have in common? The answer is food, and more specifically our food system. Very few people are able to connect the dots between some of the world’s most pressing issues in a way that lets us see the big picture. My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Mark Bittman, is someone who does exactly that in an effort to achieve a different future for food. 


Mark Bittman is the author of thirty acclaimed books, including How to Cook Everything and the #1 New York Times bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health... for Good. He was a New York Times columnist for more than two decades and has hosted four TV series, including the Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He is currently on the faculty of Columbia University and is the editor in chief of the blog The Bittman Project, and his most recent book is Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal.


This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Athletic Greens.


Right now you can try Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off, just go to bioptimizers.com/hyman and use the code HYMAN10 at checkout.


Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. You will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


Here are more of the details from our interview:


  • Answering the question, what would a good food system look like? (9:29)


  • Looking back at the development and resulting consequences of our agricultural system (11:17)


  • Tracing today’s wealth inequality, food industrialization, and monocrop culture back to the agricultural pursuits of the nineteenth century (18:27)


  • Making measurable, incremental change to improve our modern food system (29:43)


  • What individuals can do to improve our food system (32:26)


  • The cost of failing to name that we are in a national food crisis (33:34)


  • Is Big Food rethinking its role in our food system? (38:29)


  • Incentivizing regenerative agriculture, nationally and internationally (40:46)


  • Improving national food policy (48:08)


  • The link between agriculture and climate change, and the role of animal production in climate change (50:30)


Learn more about Mark Bittman at https://www.markbittman.com/ and get his new book, Animal Vegetable Junk: A History of Food, From Sustainable to Suicidal at https://www.markbittman.com/book-covers-descriptions/yd23vsv00b8bbc0c5rupl6fzq5ofka.


Access Mark Bittman’s newsletter The Bittman Project at https://www.bittmanproject.com/.


Follow Mark on Facebook @markbittman, on Instagram @markbittman, and on Twitter @bittman.


Articles referenced:


Long-latency deficiency disease: insights from calcium and vitamin D https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14594776/


Paradigm Shift: The End of “Normal Science” in Medicine

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/12/21/paradigm-shift-the-end-of-normal-science-in-medicine/




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Feb 10, 2021
Ask Mark Q&A #8: Vitamins, Acid Reflux, Intermittent Fasting, And More
54:04

Ask Mark Q&A #8: Vitamins, Acid Reflux, Intermittent Fasting, And More | This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market


In this 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 you take vitamins, and if so, what kinds?


  • Sugar substitutes


  • Considerations for eating canned foods


  • Treating acid reflux


  • Omega-3’s and fish oil supplementation


  • Helping a friend improve their health


  • Intermittent fasting


  • “Kids food”


  • Treating osteoporosis 


  • Supporting gut health during and after antibiotic use


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Right now, you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/hymanfb


Mentioned in this episode:


Dr. Hyman Store


Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?


Getting To The Root Of And Getting Rid Of Heartburn And Reflux with Dr. Todd LePine


7 Steps to Reverse Acid Reflux


10 Day Reset


Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong


The Pegan Diet



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Feb 09, 2021
Addressing The Root Causes Of Childhood Obesity with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
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Addressing The Root Causes Of Childhood Obesity | This episode is sponsored by Beekeepers Naturals and BLUblox


Our children are unfortunately being born into a toxic food environment. Currently, a third of American kids are overweight or obese and in addition to rising rates of childhood obesity, we are also seeing a significant increase in type 2 diabetes in children. Overweight children not only face unfair stigma and judgment, but they are also more prone to battling weight issues in adulthood. Yet, food manufacturers continue to produce and peddle junk to our children that we loosely call food. The good news is that you have control over what foods you bring into your home and the type of modeling you provide for your children when it comes to what to eat.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to combating childhood obesity and they share patient cases they have treated related to childhood obesity. 


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 Beekeepers Naturals and BLUblox.


Beekeepers Naturals is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 15% off your first order. ​Go to beekeepersnaturals.com/hyman or use code HYMAN ​at checkout to claim this deal. 


Right now BLUblox is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off. Just go to blublox.com/hyman and use code HYMAN20. BLUblox also offers free and fast shipping globally.

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


  • Optimal birth weight


  • Should we feed children “kids food”?


  • Why prevention is so important when it comes to childhood obesity


  • Food marketing aimed at children


  • BMI measurements for childhood obesity


  • The danger of sugar-sweetened beverages, including juices, sports drinks, and soda


  • The benefits of breastfeeding


  • The recommended amount of screen time per age bracket


  • The link between sleep and weight gain


  • Making your home a safe zone for your children



Additional Resources


5 Ways To Raise Healthy Eaters

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/08/18/5-ways-to-raise-healthy-eaters/


Raising Healthy Eaters - Part I

https://drhyman.com/blog/2012/11/20/raising-healthy-eaters-part-i/


Fed Up movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceRFvhlcsiY


How Food Marketing Is Making Us Sick and Fat

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/10/30/podcast-ep25/


How To Improve School Lunches, Grades, And Behavior At No Extra Cost

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/27/podcast-ep107/


Food Fix

foodfixbook.com




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Feb 08, 2021
The Pegan Diet: Eat Your Meat As Medicine
26:27

The truth about meat is more nuanced than whether it is good or bad. While factory-farmed red meat is an environmental and climate catastrophe, is inhumane, and may have adverse health consequences, this is not true of meat from regeneratively raised animals. The real question we should be asking is, is meat healthy or harmful? In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses how to eat meat as medicine, the fifth principle in his new book, “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World” out February 23, 2021. Learn more and pre-order the book at pegandiet.com


The Pegan Diet is Dr. Hyman’s definitive guide to using food as medicine and understanding how food impacts every system of our body. It has 21 easy to follow principles for anyone, regardless of where they are on their health journey. It also contains 30 delicious Pegan-approved recipes. Get Dr. Hyman’s discount bundle which includes discounts to all of his favorite brands when you pre-order The Pegan Diet today. 





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Feb 05, 2021
Returning To Ancient Remedies To Promote Health with Dr. Josh Axe
52:52

Returning To Ancient Remedies To Promote Health | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, ButcherBox, and Athletic Greens


Modern medicine has come a long way, there’s no doubt about it. But our ancient ancestors had an in-depth understanding of how to use food and plants as medicine and this wisdom still holds true today. Our conventional medical system heavily relies on prescription medication to silence, or “manage,” symptoms. I call this the “pill-for-ever-ill” model of medicine. This often turns into a lifelong dependence without ever getting to the root of the problem. If we instead look at where the imbalance is stemming from and use a variety of tools to treat it—like food, stress reduction, herbs, etc.—we can see profound improvements and, many times, a reversal of disease. 


I was so happy to connect with Dr. Josh Axe to talk more about how ancient remedies can help us create the vibrant health we deserve and avoid lifelong health struggles. Dr. Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, a doctor of chiropractic, and a clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy by empowering them to use nutrition to fuel their health. He is the bestselling author of Keto Diet, Eat Dirt, and Collagen Diet and author of the book Ancient Remedies. He is also the co-founder of Ancient Nutrition, which provides protein powders, holistic supplements, vitamins, essential oils and more to the modern world. Dr. Axe founded the natural health website DrAxe.com, one of the top natural health websites in the world today.

This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, ButcherBox, and Athletic Greens.


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Here are more of the details from our interview:


  • The health crisis in Dr. Axe’s family that led to his interest in ancient remedies (6:32)


  • Our modern healthcare system’s overreliance on pharmaceuticals (11:30)


  • Getting to the root cause of hypothyroidism (14:23)


  • How many pharmaceutical drugs result in nutrient depletion (16:21)


  • Antibiotics in our food (18:08)


  • Ancient practices of using food as medicine (26:06)


  • Personalized medicine, using spices and herbs to optimize health, and how emotions drive disease (32:39)


  • Supporting our immune system to make ourselves more resilient to COVID-19, in addition to other illness and disease (35:53)


  • The benefits of the CBD compound (41:41)


  • Ancient remedies for PCOS, cancer, and hypothyroidism (44:50)


Learn more about Dr. Josh Axe at https://draxe.com/ and get his book, Ancient Remedies: Secrets to Healing with Herbs, Essential Oils, CBD, and the Most Powerful Natural Medicine in History Hardcover at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316496456.


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Feb 03, 2021
Is Histamine Intolerance The Cause Of Your Mysterious Symptoms? with Dr. Todd LePine
44:57

Is Histamine Intolerance The Cause Of Your Mysterious Symptoms? | This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Dr. Hyman's Sleep Master Class.


Most people are familiar with certain histamine conditions, such as the development of a welt from a bee sting or hives from a peanut allergy. However, symptoms ranging from brain fog to digestive problems, menstrual cycle problems, nausea, vomiting, edema, palpitations, and anxiety can all also result from issues of histamine intolerance. Unfortunately, this issue commonly goes undiagnosed, often resulting in years of ongoing frustration and suffering among individuals struggling to find the cause of their mysterious symptoms.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to talk about how they work with patients to get to the root cause of histamine intolerance. They discuss the rising prevalence of mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), how gut health influences histamine, 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 Athletic Greens and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class.


Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.


In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why Dr. Hyman created his first ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. Get free access to Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class at drhyman.com/sleep


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


  • Symptoms of histamine intolerance


  • The rising prevalence of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and the effect of EMFs on mast cells


  • Histamine producing foods, and the connection between histamine intolerance and leaky gut 


  • Testing and diagnosis of histamine intolerance


  • Pharmaceutical drugs that drive histamine intolerance


  • Nutrients that support histamine balance


  • Patient cases


Additional Resources:


The Functional Medicine Approach To Ending Migraines 

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/12/11/podcast-hc34/


What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It?

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


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

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


How To Recover From Chronic Lyme And Tick Disease

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/05/21/podcast-hc11/




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Feb 01, 2021
The Pegan Diet: Use Food As Your Farmacy
37:43

Many of us don’t understand the link between what we eat and how we feel, or between food and the myriad ailments to which humans are prone. Foods are made not of ingredients but of complex compounds, all dynamically influencing your biology. Think about the implications of every single bite of food you eat. You are literally programming your biological software for better or worse. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses the power of using food as your farmacy, the first principle in his new book, “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World” out February 23, 2021. Learn more and pre-order the book at pegandiet.com


The Pegan Diet is Dr. Hyman’s definitive guide to using food as medicine and understanding how food impacts every system of our body. It has 21 easy to follow principles for anyone, regardless of where they are on their health journey. It also contains 30 delicious Pegan-approved recipes. Get Dr. Hyman’s discount bundle which includes discounts to all of his favorite brands when you pre-order The Pegan Diet today. 





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Jan 29, 2021
The Real Story About COVID Vaccines: What We Know, What We Don’t with Dale Harrison
1:54:01

The Real Story About COVID Vaccines: What We Know, What We Don’t | This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Athletic Greens.


There’s no way around it, we’re being bombarded by an insane amount of information when it comes to COVID-19, and not all of it makes sense. As vaccines make their way across the country, the questions are only increasing and it can feel overwhelming to find answers from expert sources. While we don’t have all the answers, we are learning more every day. We’ve seen that for people 15 and older, COVID-19 can double our risk of dying this year. And while we know chronic disease puts us at an increased risk for severity and death, we don’t know why some perfectly healthy people still can’t fight this virus off. We’re seeing that vaccines will be a dramatic help for this virus, helping to reduce the risk of severe symptoms and death, but that they won’t stop transmission.


I really wanted to talk to someone in-depth about where we are with COVID-19, what we can count on with the vaccines, and what we still don’t know. I knew Dale Harrison would be the perfect scientist to help me break down this topic. Dale is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in the biotech industry. He has held multiple VP and C-level positions with companies in the research tools and molecular diagnostics sectors. Dale currently works as a consultant with companies that are developing new clinical diagnostic platforms, including a company developing a CRISPR-based COVID test for the OTC market, and a metagenomics-based NGS platform for infectious disease testing in the human transplant market.


This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Athletic Greens.


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Here are more of the details from our interview:


  • How COVID-19 vaccines are different from traditional vaccines (9:07)


  • COVID risk considerations for young and healthy individuals (17:22)


  • Unique elements of the AstraZeneca vaccine study, what vaccine effectiveness means, and why you can still spread the virus even if you are vaccinated (32:17)


  • How the COVID vaccine is different from the measles and polio vaccines (38:10)


  • What we do and do not know about potential short-term and long-term reactions to the vaccine (45:39)


  • What the COVID vaccine does and does not protect against (58:30)


  • The four things needed to achieve herd immunity and why Dale does not think it is realistic to think we will reach it (1:02:23)


  • Weighing the effectiveness of wearing masks and social distancing (1:10:32)


  • Vaccine mandates (1:27:25)


  • How regularly will vaccination be needed to maintain immune protection? (1:33:59)


  • Vaccine supply concerns and considerations (1:37:07)


  • Protecting yourself from COVID-19 through diet, sleep, stress reduction, and other therapies (1:50:33)


Subscribe to Dale’s Covid Updates Newsletter at https://dalewharrison.substack.com/ and access articles he’s written below:


Results from the AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine Trials

https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/results-from-the-astrazenecaoxford


Pfizer Vaccine Report to FDA

https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/pfizer-vaccine-report-to-fda


Covid Vaccines Confer No Sterilizing Immunity

https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/covid-vaccines-confer-no-sterilzing


New UK Coronavirus Variant

https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/new-uk-coronavirus-variant


Covid – YEAR 1

https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/covid-year-1


Covid Testing & Autoimmune Disease

https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/covid-testing-and-autoimmune-disease


Masks – Choosing Masks & Eye Protection for Covid-19

https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/masks



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Jan 27, 2021
Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
40:29

Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? | This episode is sponsored by Kettle & Fire and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class


PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects between 5 to 10 percent of all women. PCOS symptoms include irregular or heavy periods, acne, facial hair, scalp hair loss, increased belly fat, and increased levels of testosterone. It is also strongly correlated with infertility. While conventional medicine typically views PCOS as a gynecological issue, it is actually commonly driven by things such as diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating patients with PCOS. They delve into topics including the relationship between PCOS and insulin resistance, gut health, and much 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.


This episode is sponsored by Kettle & Fire and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class.


Right now, you can get 25% off Kettle & Fire bone broth plus free shipping. Just head over to kettleandfire.com/hyman and use the code HYMAN.


In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why Dr. Hyman created his first ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. Get free access to Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class at drhyman.com/sleep


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


  • The continuum of symptoms that can occur with PCOS


  • The role that insulin and insulin resistance plays in PCOS


  • How conventional medicine treats PCOS


  • Common drivers of PCOS, including diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more


  • The hormone/gut microbiome connection


  • The Functional Medicine approach to treating and testing for PCOS


  • How dairy affects hormones and can cause acne and digestion problems


  • PCOS and infertility


Additional Resources


The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

https://www.amazon.com/Fertility-Diet-Groundbreaking-Research-Ovulation/dp/0071627103


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

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


Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility

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


Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/




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Jan 25, 2021
Longevity Roadmap: Putting It All Together
17:13

In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 8 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, we discuss all of the tests that I recommend you look into so you can get a better idea of your current health status and best enable you to take actionable steps to improve your healthspan today. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com


In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 





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Jan 22, 2021
Longevity Roadmap: Longevity Habits And Innovative Therapies
17:13

In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 7 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, I share all of the innovative testing and information I’ve learned about longevity, and we’ll talk about the importance of community, mindset, and optimism when it comes to increasing our healthspan. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com


In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 




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Jan 21, 2021
Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? with Dave Asprey
1:09:28

Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, Paleovalley, and Cozy Earth


There’s been a lot of buzz about fasting in recent years, but sometimes it can be hard to tell a true health-promoting practice from a trend that lacks any real science behind it. Well I’m here to tell you today that fasting falls into the first category, with plenty of proven benefits to optimize health and slow the symptoms of aging. Fasting also does more than change the physical body. It’s estimated that 30% of our thoughts are about our next meal. That’s a lot of time and energy wrapped up in food, and fasting can help us regain control of ourselves, our minds, and so much more. 


On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m thrilled to sit down with my good friend and an expert on fasting, Dave Asprey. Dave is the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. 


This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, Athletic Greens, and Cozy Earth.


Paleovalley is offering 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.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The first fast Dave ever did to confront his fears of being alone and being hungry (7:50)


  • The three F-words that take up a bulk of our time and energy (13:04)


  • How fasting works and how to eliminate the pain of fasting (15:50)


  • How time-restricted eating and other types of fasting support healthy aging and full-body rejuvenation (21:52)    


  • Supporting your body with supplements and electrolytes while fasting (26:16)


  • Special considerations for women regarding fasting (33:48)


  • Creating a sense of emotional safety while fasting (42:14)


  • How our diet drives our emotions and societal divisiveness (46:38)


  • Fasting as an entry point into self-awareness and spirituality (51:00)


  • Breaking the cycle of overconsumption (58:30)


Learn more about Dave Asprey at https://daveasprey.com/ and find his new book, Fast This Way, at https://fastthisway.com/.


Follow Dave Asprey on Facebook @bulletproofexecutive, on Instagram @dave.asprey, and on Twitter @bulletproofexec.




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Jan 20, 2021
Longevity Roadmap: Eating For Longevity
17:23

In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 6 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, we discuss using food as medicine. We’ll talk about eating to prevent and beat disease, as well as all the superfoods that we recommend to enhance healthspan. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com


In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 





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Jan 19, 2021
Panic Attacks: Biology or Psychology with Dr. George Papanicolaou
38:11

Panic Attacks: Biology or Psychology | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class

 

We are living in an age of anxiety; and we know that stress wreaks havoc on our health in so many ways, physiologically, emotionally, and mentally. For many people of all ages, stress can lead to anxiety and debilitating panic attacks. While conventional medicine typically treats anxiety and panic attacks as a diagnosis, Functional Medicine views anxiety and panic attacks as symptoms and seeks to get to the root cause underlying these issues.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating panic attacks. They explore the range of physiological considerations they explore when treating patients who are experiencing panic attacks, as well as how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma can be treated to reduce anxiety and eliminate panic attacks.


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.


This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class. 


When you sign up for ButcherBox today, you can get 2lbs of wild-caught Alaskan salmon free in your first box. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy


In this modern world, we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why Dr. Hyman created his first-ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. Get free access to Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class at drhyman.com/sleep


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


  • What are anxiety and panic?


  • How conventional medicine typically treats anxiety and panic


  • Patient cases they have treated


  • How diet, hormone and blood sugar levels, nutrient deficiencies, gut issues, inflammation, and other physiological issues can lead to anxiety and panic attacks


  • Foods and supplements to reduce anxiety


  • The important role of sleep, exercise, and meditation in reducing anxiety and panic attacks


  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma


  • Emerging therapies for treating anxiety and PTSD, including CBD, psilocybin, and EMDR


Additional Resources


Is One Minute Of Meditation Enough?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/01/09/podcast-ep35/


How do psychedelics help you reach enlightenment or at least happiness?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/06/26/podcast-ep60/


Magical Magnesium

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


How to Naturally Support a Child with Anxiety

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/08/09/how-to-naturally-support-a-child-with-anxiety/


Top 5 Lifestyle Changes to Combat Anxiety and Depression

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/06/22/top-5-lifestyle-changes-to-combat-anxiety-and-depression/


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html


Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) 

https://maps.org/




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Jan 18, 2021
Longevity Roadmap: The Functional Medicine Approach To Optimal Brain Health
16:55

In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 5 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, we explore brain health by looking at how to prevent cognitive decline and optimize brain function. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com


In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 



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Jan 17, 2021
Longevity Roadmap: The Functional Medicine Approach To Balancing Hormones
16:53

In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 4 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, we examine all things hormones, muscle, and bones. We can take steps today to manage the changes that come with aging and remain strong and resilient. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com


In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 



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Jan 16, 2021
Longevity Roadmap: The Functional Medicine Approach To Cancer
16:26

In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 3 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, we delve into cancer. While conventional medicine is critical in cancer treatment, there is so much more that can be done to grow a healthy inner garden and prevent disease. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com


In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 



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Jan 15, 2021
Longevity Roadmap: The Functional Medicine Approach To Heart Disease
17:48

In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 2 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode we’ll discuss the biggest killer of our time: cardiovascular disease. There is so much misinformation out there about what causes cardiovascular disease. We’ll talk about innovative testing and recommendations around prevention. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com


In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 



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Jan 14, 2021
Changing Our Beliefs Changes Our Lives: Discover How with Shelly Lefkoe
1:03:37

Changing Our Beliefs Changes Our Life: Discover How | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Four Sigmatic


A belief is a statement about reality that we believe to be absolutely true—but that doesn’t mean that it is. A belief may be holding us back from reaching our goals and feeling truly content and we may not even be conscious that we have it. I’ve experienced how powerful it can be to recognize limiting beliefs and do the work to change them. I knew that I had traumatic experiences as a child that impacted me as an adult, but I had no idea how deeply they were affecting me. Working with a coach helped me identify the root of the belief (similar to the Functional Medicine approach to health) so that I could see the pattern and begin reframing what I know to be true. 


I’m so excited that my coach and good friend Shelly Lefkoe is today’s podcast guest. Shelly is a co-founder and Vice President of Lefkoe Institute, a San Francisco Bay Area firm whose mission is “To significantly improve the quality of life on the planet by having people recreate their lives and live as the unlimited possibilities they are.” Shelly has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients worldwide rid themselves of a wide variety of problems including phobias, relationships that never seem to work, violence, procrastination, unwillingness to confront people, health and wellness issues, and sexual dysfunction. Her clients have been able to eliminate emotional patterns such as fear, hostility, shyness, anxiety, depression, worry about what people think of them, and a negative sense of themselves.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • What is a limiting belief, and how are our beliefs formed? (7:42)


  • A limiting belief I worked with Shelly to overcome (11:00)


  • Eliminating patterns (15:08)


  • How our beliefs influence our behavior (22:12)


  • Why ‘I’m not important’ and ‘I’m not good enough’ are the most prevalent beliefs, and how to change them (27:00)


  • The meaning we give to things informs our emotions (38:13)


  • How to get rid of emotions you don’t want to experience (43:31)


  • Why our beliefs can hold us back from taking care of ourselves (50:12)


  • Shelly’s work with a client who had bulimia and her own personal work around eating and weight (55:13)


Learn more about Shelly’s work at www.LefkoeInstitute.com and on Facebook @recreateyourlife


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Jan 13, 2021
Introducing The Longevity Roadmap
18:02

In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 1 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In the Longevity Roadmap docu-series, we’ll dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com


In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 





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Jan 12, 2021
Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
57:30

Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout | This episode is brought to you by Starseed and Joovv


You have likely heard the term “adrenal fatigue.” We commonly associate this term with the feelings of extreme fatigue, hormonal dysregulation, and other physical symptoms that can occur from chronic stress. More accurately, we can look to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis for the cause of these discomforts. If you have chronic stress, your adrenals get beat up, and your energy plummets and it becomes difficult to manage your life. You could feel tired and wired, all at the same time. All these are clues that you could have an imbalance of your HPA axis.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the signs of HPA axis dysfunction and how to support your HPA axis to reverse burnout. They also share patient cases that they have 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.


This episode is sponsored by Starseed and Joovv.


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


  • Symptoms of adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction


  • Acute vs. chronic stress


  • The stages of adrenal burnout


  • Cortisol level testing


  • The connection between your circadian rhythm and adrenal health


  • Stress-causing and stress-reducing foods


  • Why balancing your blood sugar is so important


  • Effectively discharging stress


  • Supplements to support the HPA axis


  • Emerging psychedelic therapies



Additional Resources


Are You Suffering From Adrenal Dysfunction?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/05/26/suffering-adrenal-dysfunction/


Wired, Tired, and Stressed? How Understanding Your HPA Axis Could be the Key to Achieving Optimal Health with Dr. Zandra Palma

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/16/bb-ep103/


Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class

https://drhyman.com/sleep


Biology of Belief

https://www.brucelipton.com/books/biology-of-belief


Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine

http://candacepert.com/books/


Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

https://www.robertsapolskyrocks.com/reading-materials.html




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Jan 11, 2021
The Solution To Food Waste
15:06

The Solution To Food Waste | This episode is brought to you by Find My Formula


Food waste is one of the largest problems of our time. In this US alone, upwards of 40% of food is wasted. Sadly, because of quality standards that emphasize appearance, spoilage, transportation, and other challenges, the majority of that is nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables that should form the bulk of our diet, and that many people have little access to in the first place. 

And the issue of food waste is farther-reaching than you might think. It’s an incredible waste of resources—the water, land, energy, labor, and capital needed to grow it are all wasted, too, when food is thrown away. Plus, food waste is a major contributor to climate change in several ways. But there are also many things we can do to turn around the issue of food waste and the way it impacts our climate and food security. 


Dr. Hyman discussed some of the solutions with Walter Robb, former CEO of Whole Foods Market. Walter has a long and varied entrepreneurial history ranging from natural food retailer to farmer to consultant. He is a mentor and advisor to the next generation of American food companies and he is dedicated to transforming our food system. 


Dr. Hyman further discussed issues and solutions related to food waste when he sat down with his business partner, and host of the Broken Brain podcast, Dhru Purohit.


This episode is brought to you by Find My Formula, the world’s first personalized nootropics company. Right now, Find My Formula is giving The Doctor’s Farmacy listeners an exclusive discount. Visit findmyformula.com and get 15% off of your first box by using the code DRMARK at checkout.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Walter Robb, “The Future of Food is Better Than We Thought” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/WalterRobb


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Jan 08, 2021
How To Make Behavior Change Stick with BJ Fogg
1:11:12

How to Make Behavior Change Stick | This episode is sponsored by Bioptimizers, Paleovalley, and Athletic Greens


We’ve all been there—changing an old habit or creating a new one can be challenging. And we often incorporate our lack of success at habit change into part of our identity and feeling bad about ourselves. But when we use science to understand the secrets to lasting behavior change, it’s clear there are ways to overcome the struggle and get the results we want. One of those secrets is building off of small changes over time. I did this myself, by doing pushups while I waited for the shower to heat up I went from being able to do one to now doing 50! Today, I talk to Dr. BJ Fogg about the science of lasting behavior change and the success he’s seen in those who’ve used his system.  


Dr. Fogg is a behavior scientist with deep experience in innovation and teaching. For the past 20 years at Stanford University, he has directed a research lab and he also teaches his models and methods in graduate seminars. BJ has personally coached over 40,000 people in forming new habits, using his breakthrough method called “Tiny Habits.” His New York Times bestselling book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, was published in early 2020 and is contracted to be published in over 25 languages.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How BJ’s Mormon upbringing, homosexuality, and perfectionism set the groundwork for his work on behavior change ( 8:15)


  • Why feeling successful is the key to building new habits and behavior change (16:46)


  • The Fogg Behavior Model and the convergence of motivation, ability, and prompt (18:05)


  • Why specificity and simplicity are key to behavior change (23:23)


  • The pervasive myth that eating less and exercise more is the secret to weight loss (25:34)


  • Why behavior change is not about discipline and willpower (29:35)


  • Repetition does not create habits, emotion does (36:01)


  • Three ways to make lasting change (48:10)


  • Two overarching maxims for creating behavior change—help people do what they already want to do and help people feel successful (53:59)


  • Untangling vs. breaking habits (1:00:01)


Learn more about BJ’s work at tinyhabits.com and follow him on Facebook @TinyHabits, on Instagram @bjfogg, and on Twitter @bjfogg.


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Jan 06, 2021
A Functional Medicine Approach to Osteoporosis with Dr. Todd LePine
34:33

A Functional Medicine Approach to Osteoporosis | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class


We have been led to believe that drinking milk is the key to bone health. Unfortunately, the prevailing myth that drinking milk as children builds up a calcium bank that helps us avoid osteoporosis and fracture later in life is simply not true. Our bone health is determined by a number of things including what we eat, our stress and activity levels, our muscle mass, and other factors that contribute to the delicate balance between bone build-up and bone breakdown. Unfortunately, osteoporosis is a very common and life-threatening problem, it is also highly underdiagnosed. This is part of the reason why prevention is so important when it comes to osteoporosis. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to osteoporosis. They get into how chronic inflammation acts as one of the main drivers of osteoporosis, why both bone density and quality are so important, 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 ButcherBox and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class. 


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In this modern world, we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why Dr. Hyman created his first-ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. Get free access to Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class at drhyman.com/sleep


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


  • Why drinking milk is not the key to bone health


  • Common causes and risk factors of osteoporosis, including inflammation, diet, stress, and more


  • Why bone density and quality are both important


  • How smoking negatively affects bone health


  • The traditional vs functional medicine approach to diagnosing and treating osteoporosis


  • The benefit of getting your bone density tested at various ages


  • Leaky gut, gluten sensitivity, celiacs disease, and other unexpected precursors to osteoporosis


  • The benefits of resistance exercise for bone health, muscle mass, stability, and balance


  • Bone building foods


  • Lead toxicity and osteoporosis


Additional Resources:


Milk and Health

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1903547


Got Proof? Lack of Evidence for Milk’s Benefits

https://drhyman.com/blog/2013/07/05/got-proof-lack-of-evidence-for-milks-benefits/


Why Lead Poisoning May be Causing Your Health Problems

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/09/28/why-lead-poisoning-may-be-causing-your-health-problems/


Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/


Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health? with Maggie Ward

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/30/podcast-hc32/


Protein and Your Health: What you need to know

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/07/09/protein-and-your-health-what-you-need-to-know/


Calcium Without Dairy? It’s Possible!

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/10/31/calcium-without-dairy-its-possible/


Ultra-Aging: Ultra-Living at Any Age – Part One

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/05/21/ultra-aging-ultra-living-at-any-age-part-one/




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Jan 04, 2021
Why Small Stressors Can Actually Be Good For Us
12:33

Why Small Stressors Can Actually Be Good For Us | This episode is sponsored by Uqora


We know that chronic, long-term stress can wreak havoc on our health. However, short-term and/or mild stressors can have the exact opposite effect. For instance, when you practice resistance training by lifting heavy weights and inflicting damage on your muscles, your body responds by repairing the damaged fibers, thus creating bigger and stronger muscles. This is called hormesis, a phenomenon that demonstrates the beneficial effects of low-level stressors. A similar process called xenohormesis also occurs in plants, making them stronger and richer in phytochemicals that are good for us. Dr. Hyman recently spoke about these topics in his conversations with Ben Greenfield and Dr. Frank Lipman.


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.


Dr. Frank Lipman is recognized as a vocal pioneer of integrative and Functional Medicine (or what he calls “good medicine”). Dr. Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and the Chief Medical Officer at The Well. He is a sought-after international speaker and the best-selling author of six books—How to Be Well, The New Health Rules, Young & Slim for Life, Revive and Total Renewal—and his newest book, The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program for Immune Resilience, Strength, and Vitality.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Ben Greenfield, “How To Have Boundless Energy” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/BenGreenfield


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Frank Lipman, “The Keys To Aging Well” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrFrankLipman



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Jan 01, 2021
How To Eat Smarter with Shawn Stevenson
49:40

How To Eat Smarter | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Simple Mills


Our bodies are built and maintained by our food choices; we literally are what we eat. Unfortunately, that means the majority of our country is made of ultra-processed food-like substances that create disease. The good news, though, is that small dietary changes can have huge payoffs in a short amount of time. 


My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy has experienced the dramatic impacts of using food as medicine firsthand. At just 15, he broke his hip simply from running because his bones were so brittle from a diet void of nutrients. At 20, he was diagnosed with degenerative bone and disk disease. After just 9 months of revamping his diet to focus on whole foods, that diagnosis was completely reversed. Shawn Stevenson is here today to tell us how food affects our bodies on the deepest level and how we can eat smarter.

 

Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Simple Mills.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Shawn’s personal health journey and the physical injury that led him to understand the healing power of food (7:28)


  • The link between our societal issues, our diet, and the obesity epidemic (13:46)


  • How blood sugar swings impact our ability to resolve conflict (14:55)


  • The relationship between nutritional deficiency and violent behavior in prison inmates (16:40)


  • Why calories in, calories out is not the key to weight loss (18:41)


  • How the gut microbiome is impacted by obesity and visa versa (27:33)


  • Inflammation, non-alcoholic fatty liver, and body composition (31:10)


  • Why being slightly overweight or obese makes you more at risk for negative effects from COVID-19 and how you can make quick changes to improve your health (35:05)


  • Hormone dysfunction, metabolism, and weight loss (37:20)


  • Why it’s no just what we eat but how we’re eating, and who we’re eating with (43:08)


Learn more about Shawn Stevenson and his podcast at https://themodelhealthshow.com/. Follow Shawn on Facebook @TheModelHealthShow, on Instagram @shawnmodel, and on Twitter @ShawnModel.


Get Shawn’s new book, Eat Smarter, at https://eatsmarterbook.com/.



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Dec 30, 2020
How To Treat Erectile Dysfunction Without The Little Blue Pill with Dr. George Papanicolaou
40:34

How To Treat Erectile Dysfunction Without The Little Blue Pill | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class


Erectile dysfunction is a very common problem among men. In fact, 10% of men under the age of 40 have erectile dysfunction and 60% of men experience erectile dysfunction by the age of 70. When Viagra, commonly referred to as the little blue pill, hit the market in the late 1990s, it opened the door for a conversation about this prevalent issue. And while traditional medicine has focused on targeting erectile dysfunction as a local problem, Functional Medicine recognizes that it is actually a systemic issue, often brought about by our ultra-processed, high-starch and sugar diets.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to diagnosing and treating erectile dysfunction, and why it is so important to get to the root cause of this issue.


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.


This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class. 


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In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why Dr. Hyman created his first ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. Get free access to Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class at drhyman.com/sleep


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


  • Why erectile dysfunction is such a common problem


  • The traditional medicine approach to treating erectile dysfunction


  • How Viagra works


  • How stress, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, and poor metabolic health can lead to erectile dysfunction


  • The role that diet, alcohol, and sleep apnea can have in causing erectile dysfunction


  • Why testosterone drops as we age


  • Why lifestyle, meditation, and exercise can help improve erectile dysfunction


  • Up and coming treatments for erectile dysfunction including peptides, stem cells, shock wave, and exosome therapies


Additional Resources


Male Menopause, Low Libido and Testosterone Replacement

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/27/podcast-hc20/


Hormone Magic: Let’s Start With Testosterone

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


Man Magic: Part 2

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


The State of Science for Sex, Aging, and Regenerative Medicine

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/10/bb-ep53-2/


The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/09/24/bb-ep154/


How Do Stem Cells Heal

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/06/12/podcast-ep58/


How to Improve Your Sexual Pleasure with Dr. Amy Killen

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/13/bb-ep136/




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Dec 28, 2020
How To Reduce Stress And Improve Wellbeing
13:36

How To Reduce Stress And Improve Wellbeing | This episode is brought to you by Find My Formula


Stress is almost synonymous with our modern lifestyles. We experience external stressors from our jobs, family responsibilities, financial worries, and many other places, then compound them with unhealthy lifestyle choices. The result is an epidemic of stress and increased risk for chronic diseases. Most of us know that things such as eating well, getting quality sleep, exercise, and mediation are all effective ways to reduce and manage stress, but the value of pursuing the things that make us happy and fulfilled is a less commonly cited way to reduce stress. 


Late last year, Dr. Hyman sat down with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee to discuss how making time for the things that bring us joy gives us more resilience against stress and fatigue and an improved psychological outlook. They also share practical solutions and simple interventions to help you destress and reset your life, and how implementing small changes to your routine can reduce or completely eradicate stress. 


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. Chatterjee is known for finding the root cause of people's health problems, and he has highlighted his methods in the ground-breaking BBC television show, Doctor in the House, which has been shown in over 70 countries around the world. 


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Chatterjee, “Is There An Antidote To Stress?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrRanganChatterjee



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Dec 25, 2020
The Functional Medicine Approach To Treating COVID-19 And Post-COVID Syndrome with Dr. Patrick Hanaway
1:07:52

The Functional Medicine Approach To Treating COVID-19 And Post-COVID Syndrome | This episode is sponsored by Bioptimizers, Paleovalley, and Cozy Earth


COVID has taught us a lot over the last year, and continues to do so every day that we battle this pandemic. We’ve seen what an overburdened medical system looks like and been faced with the reality of social distancing for many months now. Perhaps one of the most important lessons we have learned, though, is that a body that’s already suffering from chronic disease has far greater risks of COVID severity and even death. In the US, where the majority of people are metabolically unhealthy, we’ve seen our population faring much worse than other countries against this virus. Here, there are 500 COVID deaths per million people (at the time of this episode recording). In China, that number is 3 per million. Look at that alongside the 42% obesity rate here and the 2.6% rate there. COVID has shown us just how out of balance we are as a nation and how our baseline of disease has gotten us into such a mess.


I sat down with my colleague, good friend, and former roommate Dr. Patrick Hanaway to talk about the Functional Medicine approach to treating COVID-19. Dr. Patrick Hanaway is a board-certified family physician trained at Washington University. After 10 years as Chief Medical Officer at Genova Diagnostics, Dr. Hanaway became the Chief Medical Education Officer for the Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2014, Dr. Hanaway was the founding Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. His research focus is on nutrition, the microbiome, and evaluating value in Functional Medicine models of care. Currently, his teaching focus is on cancer, COVID, and uncertainty.


This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Paleovalley, and Cozy Earth.


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


  • Rethinking our approach to COVID-19 by focusing on improving our overall health and well-being (9:12)


  • Why does the United States have the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world? (12:53)


  • The Functional Medicine approach to preventing and treating COVID-19 and post-COVID syndrome (14:08)


  • Is vitamin D effective as a treatment for COVID-19? (20:10)


  • How COVID and chosen therapeutic models highlight our response to life’s uncertainty (24:30)


  • How Dr. Hanaway treats COVID-19 patients (27:38)


  • The role of mitochondrial function in relation to COVID-19 and post-COVID syndrome (31:26)


  • The Functional Medicine approach to treating post-COVID syndrome, or long hauler syndrome (35:31)


  • Dr. Hanaway’s personal journey facing stage IV cancer (46:07)


  • Dr. Hanaway’s experience pairing a ketogenic diet, fasting, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy (52:41)


Learn more about Dr. Patrick Hanaway at https://www.ifm.org/about/profile/patrick-hanaway-md/


Learn more about the Institute for Functional Medicine’s course, Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery: Patient Care in a Pandemic here: www.ifm.org/pandemic-course 




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Dec 23, 2020
Getting Rid Of Cold Sores And Canker Sores with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
30:49

Getting Rid Of Cold Sores And Canker Sores | This episode is sponsored by Thrive Market and Apeel


While there is a difference between cold sores and canker sores, they are similar in that common occurrence of either is an indication that something is out of balance in the body. Most of us have had canker sores at one time or another. They usually occur at the side of your mouth, by your cheek, inside of your cheek, or underneath your tongue, and they can be quite painful. As opposed to cold sores, canker sores are not infections. Cold sores, however, are contagious, often forming inside your mouth, near your teeth, or on the lips; they result from herpes simplex virus. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss what frequent recurrence of cold sore or canker sores might be indicating, and how they treat patients experiencing these issues.


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 Thrive Market and Apeel.


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


  • The difference between canker sores and cold sores


  • Reasons for recurring canker sores, ranging from celiacs disease to immune dysfunction to food reactions, nutritional deficiencies, and more


  • The relationship between digestion and canker sores


  • The prevalence of herpes simplex virus I


  • Common cold sore triggers, including stress, nutritional deficiency, and more


  • The relationship between recurrent cold sores and the health of your immune system


Additional Resources


The New Science Of Immuno-Rejuvenation

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/20/podcast-ep105/


Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health? with Maggie Ward

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/30/podcast-hc32/


What Not To Eat

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/03/30/what-not-to-eat/


What Not To Eat: Part II

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/04/20/what-not-to-eat-part-2/




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Dec 21, 2020
How Your Emotional Vocabulary Can Affect Your Health
12:58

How Your Emotional Vocabulary Can Affect Your Health | This episode is sponsored by Starseed


Having a greater grasp on emotional understanding correlates to increased happiness and satisfaction, along with better management of stress, while a lack of emotional balance has been linked to poorer outcomes with physical health issues. But how can we achieve emotional balance when we don’t fully understand what our emotions are telling us?


Earlier this year, Dr. Hyman spoke to Susan David about how accurately labeling our emotions with a great degree of granularity can help us better understand our emotions, and know what to do about them. He also spoke with Jay Shetty about how expanding our emotional vocabulary can improve our relationship with ourselves and others.


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. 


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 sponsored by Starseed. Save 20% on your Starseed order at Amazon.com/Starseed by using the code 20MARKHYMAN at checkout. Be sure to try their seeds, Omega oil, and butters.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Susan David, “Attaining Freedom Through Emotional Agility” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/SusanDavid


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Jay Shetty, “Finding Peace And Purpose By Thinking Like A Monk” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/JayShetty



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Dec 18, 2020
Why The US Dietary Guidelines Don’t Apply to 90% Of Americans And How They Can with Nina Teicholz
1:04:45

Why The US Dietary Guidelines Don’t Apply to 90% Of Americans And How They Can | This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Essentia, and Four Sigmatic


The dietary guidelines laid out by the government are conflicting with good health in so many ways. For one, they are recommendations that would only work for someone who is already healthy, yet close to 90% of our population in the US is metabolically unhealthy. They also don’t take ethnicity and socioeconomic status into account, among many other factors. This is a big issue. Clearly, we should be providing Americans with guidelines that will actually serve their health. And research shows that whether we like it or not, as a society we’ve followed the guidelines over several decades and suffered the consequences of worsening health. 


Today’s guest has been a huge inspiration to me, as she’s challenged the conventional wisdom on nutrition and continues to expose the truth behind our guidelines and the food industry. Nina Teicholz is a science journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise, which upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat—especially saturated fat—and spurred a new conversation about whether these fats in fact cause heart disease. Named a Best Book of the Year by the Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Mother Jones, among others, it continues to be called a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the amazing story of how we came to believe fat is bad for our health—and what a better diet might look like. 


This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Essentia, and Four Sigmatic


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 

 

  • How we are all affected by the U.S. dietary guidelines, even if we think we aren’t (7:06)


  • Why the guidelines don’t apply to the majority of Americans (12:01)


  • 90% of scientific reviews that inform the U.S. dietary guidelines did not take race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status into account (17:43)


  • Conflicts of interest among scientists on the U.S. dietary guidelines scientific committee (21:22)


  • How the Office of Dietary Guidelines prohibits consideration of systematic reviews (31:21) 


  • Why the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Committee chose not to consider research on weight loss and low-carbohydrate diets (34:32)


  • The ongoing confusion about saturated fat, cholesterol, and heart disease (42:05)


  • What can the average person do to improve the U.S. dietary guidelines? (53:28)


  • How to design guidelines that would help fix chronic disease (56:24)


Learn more about Nina Teicholz at https://ninateicholz.com/ and follow her on Facebook @NinaTeicholz and on Twitter @bigfatsurprise.


Learn more about The Nutrition Coalition at https://www.nutritioncoalition.us/.


Read, “Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment and Proposal for Food-Based Recommendations: JACC State-of-the-Art Review” here:

https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/j.jacc.2020.05.077




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Dec 16, 2020
The Functional Medicine Approach To Ending Migraine with Dr. Todd LePine
47:02

The Functional Medicine Approach To Ending Migraine | This episode is sponsored by Simple Mills and Apeel


Migraines are a big problem for many people. These severe, nearly disabling headaches can occur anywhere from once a year to three to four times a week. They can last from hours to days. They are often associated with an aura, light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and severe throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. And migraines can be caused by many different factors. This is where Functional Medicine comes in. Functional Medicine is medicine by cause; not by symptom. It helps us discover the underlying triggers of disease. And the root cause of your migraine may not be in your head at all. In fact, migraines can be caused by things ranging from food sensitivities and allergies to hormonal imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, and more.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to ending migraines. They explore how to identify and eliminate what might be causing your migraines and share specific patient migraine cases they have treated.


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 Simple Mills and Apeel.


Right now, Simple Mills is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off. Just head over to simplemills.com and use code HYMAN20 to try their Artisan Bread Mix and other amazing products to stock up for the holidays. 


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


  • The conventional vs Functional Medicine’s approach to preventing and treating migraines


  • The most common types of migraines, including menstrual migraines


  • The role of mitochondria in migraines, and the connection between migraines and seizures


  • The connection between gut health and migraines


  • How stress and lack of sleep can trigger migraines


  • Eliminating gluten and foods to treat migraines


  • Common nutrient deficiencies that can lead to migraines, including magnesium deficiency


  • How histamine sensitivity can be related to migraines


  • How your genetics can be a factor in driving migraines


Additional Resources:


Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset

https://getfarmacy.com/products/10-day-reset


Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset - Free Guide

https://getfarmacy.com/free


5 Steps To Solve Your Migraines

https://drhyman.com/blog/2013/12/27/5-steps-solve-migraines/


How To End Migraines

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/18/how-to-end-migraines/


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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Dec 14, 2020
How To Break Your Sugar Addiction And Improve Your Overall Health
16:17

How To Break Your Sugar Addiction And Improve Your Overall Health | This episode is sponsored by Starseed


Sugar is the core ingredient used by the food industry to make bad ingredients (processed flour and chemicals) taste good. It is also the root cause of why so many of us are sick. We become stuck in a vicious cycle of cravings; eating sugary foods that spike our blood sugar, thereby lighting up our brain’s pleasure center. This triggers more cravings, and we become powerless against our brain’s hardwired response to seek pleasure. It’s no wonder so many people feel trapped!


In this mini-episode, we revisit Dr. Hyman’s conversation with actors Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper in which they discuss how they broke free from sugar addiction by becoming their own advocates, reading food labels, and choosing real, whole foods.


Keegan Allen 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. 


Tom Hopper 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 sponsored by Starseed. Save 20% on your Starseed order at Amazon.com/Starseed by using the code 20MARKHYMAN at checkout. Be sure to try their seeds, Omega oil, and butters.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper, “How To Overcome Sugar Addiction,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/KeeganAllenTomHopper/



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Dec 11, 2020
How Is Ozone Therapy Being Used To Treat COVID-19 in Europe? with Dr. Paolo Tordiglione
1:17:57

How Is Ozone Therapy Being Used To Treat COVID-19 in Europe? | This episode is brought to you by Simple Mills, Paleovalley, and Apeel


When we read the local headlines and stick to our own quarantine routines, it might be easy to forget that this virus is affecting the entire world. And as scary as that is, it also means we can collaborate with other countries to gain the best possible understanding of how to treat COVID-19. Since the spring, I’ve been reaching out to different doctors across the world to learn about their various COVID protocols. One of the most valuable contacts I’ve had, Dr. Paolo Tordiglione, has been seeing amazing results with ozone therapy and he is my guest on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy


Dr. Tordiglione is a Senior Consultant in Neuroanesthesia in the Neuro-ICU at Policlinico Umberto I University of Rome Sapienza, Italy. He is a specialist in pain medicine and an expert in ozone therapy. He is the former President of Doctors of the World Italy, founder of Physicians for Human Rights Italy, Vice President of the Academy of BioRegenerative Medicine, and a member of the Molecular Medicine Academy. He is currently developing a company called PLEYO, with the goal of scientifically improving the quality of human life, and has been researching ozone therapy since 2000.


This episode is brought to you by Simple Mills, Paleovalley, and Apeel.


Right now, Simple Mills is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off. Just head over to simplemills.com and use code HYMAN20 to try their Artisan Bread Mix and other amazing products to stock up for the holidays. 


Paleovalley is offering 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.


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Here are more of the details from our interview:  


  • Where are we now in our understanding of COVID-19 and treatment for it? (7:32)


  • What is ozone therapy and what is its history of use? (13:41)


  • The rationale for using ozone therapy to treat COVID-19 (20:42)


  • Various methods of ozone therapy and how Dr. Tordiglione uses ozone therapy in the treatment of COVID-19 patients (24:15)


  • Dr. Tordiglione’s research using ozone therapy in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer (34:46)


  • Case reports, studies, and clinical trials from around the world looking at ozone therapy in the treatment of COVID-19 (37:39)


  • Preliminary results from Dr. Tordiglione’s study of patient outcomes from ozone therapy in the treatment of COVID-19 (43:40)


  • How the FDA’s ruling on inhaled ozone in the ‘90s has blocked the use of ozone therapy in the United States (52:00)


  • My personal healing experience with ozone therapy (55:20)


  • Adjunctive nutritional and supplemental therapy for COVID-19 (1:00:08)

 

Learn more about Dr. Tordiglione at https://www.paolotordiglione.com/


Find his study, “Ozone as Adjuvant Support in the Treatment of COVID19: A Preliminary Report of Probiozovid Trial” here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jmv.26636


Additional research:


Oxygen-Ozone as Adjuvant Treatment in Early Control of COVID-19 Progression and Modulation of the Gut Microbial Flora (PROBIOZOVID) 

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04366089?term=oxygen+ozone&draw=2&rank=2


Oxygen-ozone (O2-O3) immunoceutical therapy for patients with COVID-19. Preliminary evidence reported

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567576920314946?via%3Dihub


Potential Role of Oxygen–Ozone Therapy in Treatment of COVID-19 Pneumonia

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32804917/




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Dec 09, 2020
Fungus Among Us: Diagnosing And Treating Yeast Problems with Dr. George Papanicolaou
34:04

Fungus Among Us: Diagnosing And Treating Yeast Problem | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens


Yeast overgrowth, including but not limited to candida, is quite common and can be triggered by a number of things. These include a high-sugar diet; impaired immunity; use of drugs, like antibiotics, birth control pills, estrogen, and steroids; and psychological stress. The symptoms of yeast overgrowth vary from person to person and some people may require aggressive treatment, while others many need only simple changes to make a significant difference in their health.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the functional medicine approach to diagnosing and treating yeast imbalance. They also share specific cases in which they have treated patients for candida and other fungal problems.


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.


This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens. 


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


  • What is candida, and why is it prevalent with autoimmune issues?


  • How do you know if candida overgrowth is causing your symptoms?


  • Common drivers of and reasons for fungal overgrowth and imbalance


  • The role of stress in triggering yeast problems


  • Testing to identify yeast overgrowth


  • Pitfalls of the anti-candida diet


  • Autism and yeast overgrowth



Additional Resources


Is Hidden Fungus Making You Ill?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/07/23/is-hidden-fungus-making-you-ill/


Heartburn and Candida: What is Your Gut Trying to Tell You?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/04/06/heartburn-candida-gut-trying-tell/




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Dec 07, 2020
How Lead And Other Environmental Toxins Are Affecting Us
16:51

How Lead And Other Environmental Toxins Are Affecting Us | This episode is brought to you by Simple Mills


Eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, yet very few have been tested for their long-term impact on human health. This has both major health and economic consequences. 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. And you may be surprised to learn that there are many government policies and even sanctioned decisions to dump toxins that end up poisoning communities of color and stealing children’s cognition and health.


Dr. Hyman sat down with Harriet Washington to discuss how we are ignoring this massive health crisis and what can be done to fix it. 


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.


This episode is sponsored by Simple Mills. Right now, Simple Mills is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off. Just head over to simplemills.com and use code HYMAN20 to try their Artisan Bread Mix and other amazing products to stock up for the holidays. 


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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Dec 04, 2020
Is Cancer Caused By Sugar? with Dr. Jason Fung
1:04:08

Is Cancer Caused By Sugar? | This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Apeel


If you or someone you know has had cancer, this episode is going to matter to you. And since the odds are now that 1 in 3 adults in the US will get cancer, this really is a topic that matters to all of us. 


The school of thought around cancer used to be focused only on the genetic component. But we now know that our environment—the air we breathe, the food we eat, even our relationships—have an enormous cellular impact on our ability to prevent and treat cancer. 


I’m excited to sit down with Dr. Jason Fung on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy to talk about his amazing work in the field of cancer research and why this environmental component should give us all hope. 


Dr. Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies and challenged the conventional wisdom that diabetics should be treated with insulin. Dr. Fung is also the co-founder of The Fasting Method, a program to help people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally with fasting. His latest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, was just released. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How our understanding of cancer and cancer treatment has shifted over the past several decades (7:10)


  • Why cancer medicine has fallen behind other areas of medicine (11:19)


  • The major role that diet and nutrition play in the development of cancer (13:05)


  • What we can learn about cancer from Inuit people and other populations who historically ate traditional diets (16:57)


  • Insulin’s role in cell growth, cancer development, and chronic disease (21:47)


  • Snacking, fasting, cancer, and chemotherapy (29:49)


  • The ketogenic diet and cancer treatment (38:02)


  • The risks of environmental chemicals on the human body (41:09)


  • How to reduce your risk of getting cancer, and the link between obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancer (43:57)


  • New thinking around cancer screenings (49:07)


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Dec 02, 2020
Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health? with Maggie Ward
36:27

Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health? | This episode is sponsored by Bioptimizers and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class


We are all aware that “gluten-free” has become a major buzz term. Supermarket aisles are now lined with gluten-free foods and restaurants are now catering to gluten-free diners. So how did gluten come to receive so much attention? Are people with celiac disease the only ones who should be on a gluten-free diet? And how do you know if gluten is making you sick?


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Maggie Ward to discuss why gluten sensitivity exists on a spectrum and how to determine if it is a threat to your health. They also share specific patient cases they have treated related to gluten sensitivity.


Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN, is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. Maggie holds a master’s 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 Medi