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

By Dr. Mark Hyman

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

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 Jun 6, 2019

Joe Dasilva
 Mar 11, 2019
Top notch health podcast!

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


 Nov 14, 2018

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

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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.


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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.


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


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.


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: 


  • 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


Eliminate a belief for free at recreateyourlife.com.



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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.


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.


Ever since I’ve been using Joovv’s at-home red-light therapy devices, I’ve noticed I get deeper, more restful sleep and I feel more energized and focused during the day. Go to Joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY for an exclusive discount on Joovv’s newest devices.


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


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dhru Purohit, “How Our Food System Harms Humans And The Planet” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrMarkHyman21920




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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.


This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Paleovalley 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.


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.


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.


Join the Free 5-Day Program to Build Habits at https://www.tinyhabits.com/join and learn more about the Tiny Habits Certification Program at https://www.tinyhabits.com/certify.





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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. 


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 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.


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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. 


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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. 


Apeel, a family of plant-derived coatings that, when applied to the outside of produce, keeps it fresh two times longer, is doing amazing things to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. To learn more about Apeel, check out their frequently asked questions page at apeel.com/faqs


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.


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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)


Learn more about Dr. Jason Fung and get his new book, The Cancer Code, at https://thefastingmethod.com/book/the-cancer-code/.


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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 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 sponsored by Bioptimizers 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 Maggie discuss:


  • What is gluten? And why is gluten sensitivity and intolerance suddenly so prevalent?


  • Testing for gluten sensitivity and intolerance


  • How gluten sensitivity can be triggered by a stressful event


  • The link between gluten sensitivity or celiac disease and other chronic disease, conditions, and autoimmune issues


  • Patient cases Dr. Hyman and Maggie Ward have treated involving gluten sensitivity 


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Additional Resources: 


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/


To Gluten or Not to Gluten

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


Should we all avoid gluten?

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


Here’s Why A Gluten-Free Diet Can Become Incredibly Unhealthy

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/01/19/heres-gluten-free-diet-can-become-incredibly-unhealthy/


Gluten and Dairy-Free Recipes Even an Italian Can Love

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/12/gluten-and-dairy-free-recipes-even-an-italian-can-love/


Top 5 Diet Changes for Autoimmunity

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




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Nov 30, 2020
What Does Food Have To Do With COVID-19?
19:01

What Does Food Have To Do With COVID-19? | This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic


If we as a population were healthier (think less obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc.), the evidence supports that we’d be faring much better throughout this pandemic. 

Unfortunately, in the United States, only 12% of us in the US are metabolically healthy, putting us at higher risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19. Of course, a major driver of chronic diseases and the risks they create is our food system. We can’t expect to be a resilient population if we aren’t feeding our bodies real food with real nutrients we can use to function optimally. 


In this mini-episode, we revisit two conversations Dr. Hyman had with his colleagues Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian and Dr. Elizabeth Boham at the beginning of the pandemic about how food and nutrition are inextricably linked to COVID-19. Dr. Boham also shares how to use food as medicine for immune support.


Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, and Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, the oldest and most renowned graduate school of nutrition in North America. He has authored more than 300 scientific publications on the dietary priorities to reduce cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity in the US and globally; and on evidence-based systems innovations and policies to effectively reduce these burdens.


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 Four Sigmatic. Right now, you can try Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom Coffee and other amazing products for up to 50% off. Plus, Four Sigmatic is giving an exclusive additional 10% off all sale products, just for Doctors Farmacy listeners at foursigmatic.com/HYMAN. This sale ends November 30th, so make sure you head over and stock up now. 


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, “How COVID-19 Shines A Light On Our Broken Food System” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DariushMozaffarian


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dr. George Papanicolaou, and Dr. Todd LePine, “Special Episode: Medicine In The Age Of COVID-19 And Beyond,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/Medicine-In-The-Age-Of-COVID-19-And-Beyond






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Nov 27, 2020
Can Regenerative Agriculture Really Heal Humans And The Planet? with Jeff Tkach
1:03:51

Can Regenerative Agriculture Really Heal Humans And The Planet? | This episode is brought to you by Essentia, Athletic Greens, and ButcherBox


The argument that is often made against organic farming is that it can’t feed the world. Opponents say it can’t be scaled to the level we need to feed our current and growing population, but the real data actually says otherwise. The Rodale Institute is leading the way when it comes to research in the area of regenerative agriculture. Their work over the last 40 years shows organic agriculture leads to equal or better yields than conventional (sometimes over 30% better) with less energy use and three to six times more profits for the farmer. And they’re not the only ones who’ve found this to be true—it’s been repeated in five different studies from various universities and the USDA. 


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m thrilled to sit down with Jeff Tkach to talk about the amazing work the Rodale Institute has done and is continuing to do to further the cause of regenerative agriculture.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How the Rodale Institute came to look at the linkages between healthcare and health (9:18)


  • The meaning of regenerative healthcare (13:18)


  • Our societal and governmental disconnect between agriculture and human health (17:41)


  • Rodale’s research on regenerative organic farming practices (21:49)


  • The Farming Systems Trial, a 40-year side by side comparison of organic vs conventional grain production methods, and the creation of the USDA’s organic standard (24:22)


  • The benefits of feeding the world using organic farming methods (29:22)


  • Is organic food more nutritious? (30:51)


  • Are the chemicals and pesticides in conventional foods harmful or harmless? (40:36)


  • Evolving beyond the current organic standard with the launch of the Regenerative Organic Certification (44:20)


  • Are animals needed in regenerative agriculture? (55:49)


Learn more about the Rodale Institute at https://rodaleinstitute.org/ and follow them on Facebook @rodaleinstitute, on Instagram @rodaleinstitute, and on Twitter @rodaleinstitute.


Read Rodale Institute’s white paper, “The Power of the Plate: The Case for Regenerative Organic Agriculture in Improving Human Health,” here: https://rodaleinstitute.org/education/resources/power-of-the-plate-regenerative-organic-agriculture/ 


Learn more about the Regenerative Organic Certification at https://regenorganic.org/.



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Nov 25, 2020
Getting To The Root Of And Getting Rid Of Heartburn And Reflux with Dr. Todd LePine
37:47

Getting To The Root Of And Getting Rid Of Heartburn And Reflux | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


Most of us have experienced heartburn at one time or another, but for millions of people it is a chronic and painful condition. As a result, acid-blocking medications are among the top-selling drugs in America today. However, taking an acid blocker does nothing to address whatever is causing the heartburn and these drugs can have all sorts of negative side effects. Additionally, while acid blocking drugs block acid that can cause symptoms of heartburn and reflux, your body actually needs stomach acid to stay healthy. So, the key isn’t taking the drug. It’s finding the cause. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating heartburn and reflux. Together they discuss how to find the real causes of reflux and heartburn, get rid of them, and use the right foods, nutrients, and lifestyle therapies to heal the problem.


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 Paleovalley.


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


  • Common drivers of heartburn


  • Why heartburn isn’t about having too much acid in the stomach


  • The addictive quality, side effects, and danger of long-term use of PPI/acid-blocking drugs


  • Foods that commonly cause heartburn


  • The bacteria Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) which commonly causes not only ulcers but also reflux


  • Patient cases in which Drs. Hyman and LePine treated heartburn and reflux


Additional Resources:


3 Simple Steps to Eliminate Heartburn and Acid Reflux

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/07/17/3-simple-steps-to-eliminate-heartburn-and-acid-reflux/


Heartburn and Candida: What is Your Gut Trying to Tell You?

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/04/06/heartburn-candida-gut-trying-tell/


7 Steps To Reverse Acid Reflux

https://drhyman.com/blog/2013/09/26/7-steps-reverse-acid-reflux/


Is Your Doctor Making You Sick?

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2015/02/12/doctor-making-sick/




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Nov 23, 2020
Why Health Coaches Are Behavior Change Ninjas
12:08

Why Health Coaches Are Behavior Change Ninjas | This episode is brought to you by Swanwick


Most health plans, whether they’re about losing weight, exercising more, or quitting bad habits, aren’t designed to last. This is because they’re based on an incorrect assumption that all you need is willpower and motivation. In truth, we all need a support system to help guide us toward sustainable behavior and lifestyle change. And the reality is that the majority of healthcare actually happens outside of the doctor’s office.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and Chris Kresser about why behavior change recommendations from healthcare providers are largely ineffective, and why having the support of a health coach can make all the difference in achieving your health goals.


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.


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


This episode is brought to you by Swanwick. Right now, Swanwick is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 15% off. Just go to swannies.com/hyman, and enter code HYMAN at check out.


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


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




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Nov 20, 2020
Regenerative Medicine: Healing Chronic Pain and Addressing COVID-19 with Dr. Matt Cook
55:58

Regenerative Medicine: Healing Chronic Pain and Addressing COVID-19 | This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Farmacy, and Thrive Market


When it came to the chronic pain I had from an old surgery for a ruptured disk, I needed help finding the right fix so I could finally move on, pain-free. I found a doctor who combines the systems-based approach of Functional Medicine along with the most cutting-edge practices of Regenerative Medicine for maximum effect. Dr. Matthew Cook is my guest on today’s podcast and the one who was able to finally fix my back pain. And it just so happens that many of the modalities he’s found useful for treating chronic inflammation and pain are also showing major promise in the treatment of COVID-19.


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. 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. Today he shares that in-depth research with us and provides hope for treating COVID and its lingering effects, which we now refer to as post-COVID syndrome


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


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


  • Dr. Cook’s transition away from traditional medicine (1:35 / 4:23)


  • What is Regenerative Medicine? (3:44 / 6:32)


  • My personal experience with chronic back pain and how Dr. Cook treated me (6:26 / 9:14)


  • Why it’s important to treat the whole body when attending to musculoskeletal and joint issues (14:44 / 17:32)


  • Dr. Cook’s experience treating patients with and recovering from COVID-19 (22:16 / 25:32)


  • Supplementing with vitamin C, glutathione, quercetin, and vitamin D for COVID-19 (26:08 / 29:24)


  • Nebulizing protocols for COVID-19 (27:35 / 30:52)


  • Ozone therapy for COVID-19 (30:38 / 33:55)


  • Peptide therapy for COVID-19 (33:24 / 36:41)


  • Post-COVID syndrome and long haulers (37:47 / 41:04)


Learn more about Dr. Matt Cook and his practice at https://bioresetmedical.com/.


Find Dr. Cook’s podcast, BioReset™ Podcast at https://bioresetpodcast.com/.


Follow BioReset™ Medical on Facebook @BioResetMedical, on Instagram @bioresetmedical, and on Twitter @BioResetMedical.



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Nov 18, 2020
Getting To The Root Of Male And Female Hair Loss: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
43:48

Getting To The Root Of Male And Female Hair Loss: A Functional Medicine Approach | This episode is sponsored by Cozy Earth and Bioptimizers


Hair loss is an issue that an estimated 50% of men and women will experience at some point in their lifetime. And as there are many different types of hair loss, there are also many various drivers of hair loss. These drivers of hair loss range from everything including autoimmune issues, hormonal imbalances, poor gut health, insulin resistance, environmental toxicity, and more. In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating hair loss, and how it differs from the typical conventional medicine approach. They also share details about specific patient cases in which they have treated hair loss.


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


This episode is sponsored by Cozy Earth and Bioptimizers.


Cozy Earth is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners an incredible 50%, and as part of their special holiday campaign, Cozy Earth includes a scratch-off with every purchase, giving you the chance to win free items, exclusive discounts, and one lucky person could even win 2 free flights anywhere in the world! Just go to cozyearth.com and use the code HYMANPODCAST50 at


Right now, BiOptimizers is offering their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal to Doctor’s Farmacy listeners during the entire month of November. Get free shipping, up to 40% off on select products and are giving away free bottles of their amazing enzyme, probiotic P30M as well as their HCL breakthrough supplement. Just go to bioptimizers.com/hyman and use code HYMAN10 at checkout.


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


  • The various types of hair loss including male pattern baldness, diffuse hair loss, thinning, and more


  • How autoimmune issues can drive hair loss


  • The link between PCOS and hair loss and irregular hair growth


  • How insulin resistance can lead to hair loss


  • Hair loss and underactive thyroid function


  • Common dietary triggers and nutrient insufficiencies that cause hair loss


  • How environmental toxins can contribute to hair loss


  • Patient cases in which Drs. Hyman and Boham have treated hair loss



Additional Resources


Ultra Thyroid Video

https://drhyman.com/ty-thyroid/


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

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


Could it be your thyroid?

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/04/10/could-it-be-your-thyroid/


Supporting the Thyroid: Food as Medicine

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




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Nov 16, 2020
Free Happiness Hacks
14:09

Free Happiness Hacks | This episode is sponsored by Swanwick


We often fall into the trap of thinking that having more or better stuff will bring about happiness; the research, however, proves otherwise. Happiness doesn’t have to be something you have or you don’t—just like our health, it’s something we can work on. In fact, the acts of helping others and practicing gratitude are foundational to improving happiness. In this minisode, Dr. Hyman talks with Laurie Santos about science-based hacks for creating more happiness in your life, and even better, they don’t cost a thing!


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


This episode is brought to you by Swanwick. Right now, Swanwick is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 15% off. Just go to swannies.com/hyman, and enter code HYMAN at check out.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Laurie Santos, “The Science Of Creating Happiness” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/LaurieSantos




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Nov 13, 2020
How To Align Your Attention With Your Intention with Pedram Shojai
51:02

How To Align Your Attention With Your Intention | ButcherBox, Four Sigmatic, and Starseed


In our unpredictable and continually changing world, figuring out how to create a happy life means tending to the needs of our health, career, relationships, passions, and desires. Unfortunately, time can often feel like our biggest enemy, often seeming to be out of our own control. But what if it isn't? What if you had the ability to take control of how you trade your energy for time, and knew how to increase your body's "energy budget" to live your fullest life?


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was happy to sit down and talk with Dr. Pedram Shojai about how to find focus and make meaningful change to create the life we desire. 


Dr. Pedram Shojai is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Master Herbalist and Acupuncturist. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Urban Monk, and The Art of Stopping Time, and the founder of whole.tv and Well.org. He is an acclaimed Qigong Master and Taoist Abbot with a practical approach to modern living, using Eastern thinking and practices to help himself and others overcome the Westernized challenges of everyday life, and to wake up and live their lives fully. His latest book, Focus: Bringing Time, Energy, and Money into Flow, was just released and is about bringing your attention in line with your intention to get the life you want.  


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


Right now, ButcherBox is offering new members a free turkey with their first box. To take advantage of this special offer from ButcherBox, just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.


Four Sigmatic is now providing an exclusive offer for Doctor’s Farmacy listeners. Receive up to 40% off on their best selling Lion’s Mane Coffee bundles. To get this deal, just go to foursigmatic.com/hyman


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Pedram’s experience as a monk why he eventually chose to leave monastic life (5:27)


  • The benefits of learning to still your mind by controlling your breath (9:04)


  • Our societal crisis of consciousness (12:04)


  • Tending to our life garden (14:26)


  • Managing your time to reflect what's most important to you (18:23)


  • Instilling focus in our daily lives through brain training, consistent practice, and personal integrity (23:45)


  • Reflecting on the life lessons we’re being taught during the coronavirus pandemic (30:12)


  • Saying no to others as a way to say yes to yourself (34:48)


  • The three fundamentals of an effective meditation practice (39:31)


  • Pedram’s “100 Day Gong” practice to achieve your goals (44:17)


Learn more about Pedram at https://www.theurbanmonk.com/ and follow him on Facebook @pedramshojaiurbanmonk, on Instagram @official_urbanmonk, and on Twitter @PedramShojai.


Get Pedram’s new book, Focus: Bringing Time, Energy, and Money Into Flow, here.





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Nov 11, 2020
Ask Mark Q&A #7: Grains, Sleep Hacks, Fatty Liver, And More
51:09

Ask Mark Q&A #7: Grains, Sleep Hacks, Fatty Liver, And More | This episode is brought to you by Dr. Hyman's Sleep Master Class and the Pegan Shake


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:


  • Are grains okay to eat, and if so, what are the best grains to eat?


  • Tips for improving your quality of sleep


  • Resetting your adrenal glands


  • The best pre- and postnatal diet


  • Staying hydrated and the power of electrolytes


  • Sugar cravings and addiction


  • Food sensitivity testing 


  • Benefits of fasting 


  • Supplementing with protein powders 


  • Fatty liver and autoimmune disease



This episode is sponsored by Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class and the Pegan Shake.


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


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



Mentioned in this episode:


Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class


Ziva Meditation 


Cortisol Manager 


TB12™ Electrolytes


E-Lyte 


LyteShow


10 Day Reset



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Nov 09, 2020
What Is The Best Approach To The Ketogenic Diet?
15:35

What Is The Best Approach To The Ketogenic Diet? | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox.


We have all heard a lot about the benefits of the ketogenic diet in recent years; it has been shown to be an effective tool for weight loss, controlling and reversing diabetes, and improving brain function and overall whole-body health. So how does it work? Is it necessary to eat lots of meat and dairy if you are keto? And do you need to be keto forever to reap its benefits?


Dr. Hyman explored these questions in his conversations with one of the leading voices in the Paleo/Primal and keto movements, Mark Sisson, and with Dr. Carrie Diulus, who has found a vegan-keto diet to be the best approach for her when it comes to managing type 1 diabetes and maintaining a healthy weight. 


Mark Sisson is the founder of the popular daily health blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/Paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.


Dr. Diulus is an orthopedic spine surgeon, vice chief of the medical staff, and director of the Spine Wellness Center at the Crystal Clinic, in Akron, Ohio. Prior to that, she was both a spine surgeon for the Center for Spine Health at the Cleveland Clinic and also a medical director in their IT department. Dr. Diulus’ surgical practice focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery.  Her clinical interest involves strategies for improving patients’ musculoskeletal health and surgical outcomes by improving metabolic health with dietary and exercise strategies. She has type 1 diabetes and has published and is involved in ongoing research at Boston Children’s on the use of a low carbohydrate diet in the management of type 1 diabetes. 


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox. Right now, ButcherBox is offering new members a free turkey with their first box. To take advantage of this special offer from ButcherBox, just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Mark Sisson, “Do You Have To Eat A Ketogenic Diet All Of The Time To Get Its Benefits?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MarkSisson


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Carrie Diulus and Dr. Ethan Weiss, “Is It Possible To Be Vegan-Keto?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrEthanWeissDrCarrieDiulus




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Nov 06, 2020
A Simple Innovation That Will Save You Money And Help Save The Planet with Miki Agrawal
1:08:59

A Simple Innovation That Will Save You Money And Help Save The Planet | This episode is brought to you by Joovv, Thrive Market, and Farmacy


Since the 1800s, we have been led to believe that toilet paper does the job but, in reality, all it does is cost us money every month, kill millions of trees per year, and contribute to chronic infections. So what is the alternative? And how do we overcome social stigmas and challenge cultural norms to adopt a better practice?


My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Miki Agrawal, is here to answer these questions and discuss her insights into creating disruptive innovations for a healthier planet! Miki shares her personal story of battling a severe hyperthyroid condition, which made her poop up to eight times per day. Using a bidet changed everything for her, and inspired her to create TUSHY, a modern affordable, and easy to install bidet attachment.  


Miki Agrawal is the founder of several acclaimed social enterprises: WILD, THINX, and TUSHY. She is also the author of the #1 best-selling books DO COOL SH*T and DISRUPT-HER. Miki was named "Fast Company's Most Creative People," “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and INC's “Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs.” She passionately speaks about her 16 years of entrepreneurial adventures, from inventing products in taboo categories, to creatively launching them, to marketing and scaling them exponentially, to dealing with shocking setbacks—and she shares her colorful, authentic revelations along the way.  


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


Ever since I’ve been using Joovv’s at-home red-light therapy devices, I’ve noticed I get deeper, more restful sleep and I feel more energized and focused during the day. Go to Joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY for an exclusive discount on Joovv’s newest devices.


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


Everyone gets off track here and there, which is why the 10-Day Reset was designed to help you get back on track. It’s a protocol that combines eating the right food with key lifestyle habits and targeted supplementation. If you want to learn more and reclaim your health, visit GetFarmacy.com


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


  • How Miki’s upbringing shaped her solutions-based, entrepreneurial thinking (6:48)


  • Miki’s learnings from her early career as a restaurateur and co-founder of THINX period underwear (9:54)


  • Being a female entrepreneur in a “man’s world” (16:21)


  • What led Miki to create the TUSHY bidet (22:00)


  • Worldwide water scarcity and how bidet use saves more water than using toilet paper (27:16)


  • The historical reasons why Americans have not adopted bidet use (32:02)


  • Breaking through common myths and misconceptions about bidets (36:18)


  • Addressing the worldwide sanitation crisis (42:46)


  • Creating conscious businesses to improve the world (50:27)


  • Miki’s current efforts to develop a diaper that is good for the planet (52:43)


Learn more about Miki at mikiagrawal.com and follow her on Facebook @twinmiki, on Instagram @mikiagrawal, and on Twitter @twinmiki.


Learn more about TUSHY at hellotushy.com.





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Nov 04, 2020
Why ADHD Is Not A Psychiatric Disorder Or Brain Disease with Dr. George Papanicolaou
45:09

Why ADHD Is Not A Psychiatric Disorder Or Brain Disease | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley and Farmacy


The rates of attention deficit disorder (ADD), today referred to as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), have skyrocketed in recent years. But what is ADHD? ADHD is just a name we give to people who share a collection of symptoms: They can’t focus or pay attention, they’re inattentive, and they are hyperactive. These are symptoms. So, what are the causes?


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the common drivers of ADHD, and why it is so important to identify and treat its causes, rather than its symptoms. They also share specific cases in which they have treated patients for ADHD.


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 Paleovalley and Farmacy. 


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


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


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


  • The prevalence of ADHD in our society


  • Understanding ADHD as a cluster of symptoms, rather than a psychiatric disorder


  • The most common drivers of ADHD, including genetics, environmental influences, diet and lifestyle


  • How improving gut health, and addressing food sensitivities can improve ADHD


  • Testing for toxins and heavy metals in the body, including lead, mercury, and arsenic


  • Patients with ADHD that Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou have treated


  • The effectiveness of meditation for treating ADHD



Additional Resources


Getting to the Root: A Functional Medicine Approach to ADHD

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/05/17/getting-to-the-root-a-functional-approach-to-adhd/


ADHD and Negative Self-Talk

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/05/06/adhd-and-negative-self-talk/


Here’s How I Treat ADHD: A Functional Medicine Doctor Explains

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/06/heres-how-i-treat-adhd-a-functional-doctor-explains/


7 Strategies to Address ADHD

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/10/21/7-strategies-adhd/


How To Improve Your Handwriting Simply By Changing What You Eat

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/09/09/how-to-improve-your-handwriting-simply-by-changing-what-you-eat/


The Myth of Diagnosis

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




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Nov 02, 2020
What Are Zombie Cells?
13:47

What Are Zombie Cells? | This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto


We used to think that aging is synonymous with decline but we’re now learning that this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. We’re also learning that there are ways we can harness our body’s innate repair mechanisms to slow down, and even sometimes, reverse the aging process. One such way is to reduce the number of senescent--or zombie--cells that we have. So what are zombie cells, and how can we get rid of them? Dr. Hyman recently discussed this in his conversation with Dr. David Sinclair, Dave Asprey, and Max Lugavere.


Dr. David Sinclair is a professor in the Department of Genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, where he and his colleagues study longevity, aging, and how to slow its effects. More specifically, their focus is on studying sirtuins—protein-modifying enzymes that respond to changing NAD+ levels and to caloric restriction—as well as metabolism, neurodegeneration, cancer, cellular reprogramming, and more. Among other awards, he was included in Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and Time's “Top 50 in Healthcare.”


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


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, The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, is a lifestyle guide to living happily and healthily with proven, research-based lifestyle tactics, which we dig into more throughout this episode. 


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


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. David Sinclair, “Death is Inevitable but Aging is Not” here: 

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDavidSinclair


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dave Asprey, “Can You Age Backwards?” here:

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DaveAsprey


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

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MaxLugavere



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Oct 30, 2020
The Keys To Aging Well with Dr. Frank Lipman
1:02:00

The Keys To Aging Well | This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers and Paleovalley


When it comes to longevity, the goal isn’t just to live as long as possible. The true objective is to live as vibrantly and energetically as possible, for as long as possible. So how exactly do we do this?


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was happy to sit down and talk with Dr. Frank Lipman about the biggest controlling factor when it comes to aging, the main longevity regulators in the body, and what we can do to activate them. 


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.


This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers and Paleovalley.


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Paleovalley beef sticks are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, and non-GMO. Plus, they use 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, which not only adds to the flavorful taste, but also means they’re free of any harmful antibiotics or hormones that you’ll find in most meat. 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.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Combining ancient wisdom and modern research for healthy aging (8:06)


  • The changes Dr. Lipman has made in his own life to age well (11:01)


  • The biggest mistake people make in regards to food as it relates to aging (14:39)


  • Getting adequate protein to prevent muscle loss as you age (17:35)


  • How fasting supports the aging process, and the type of fasting that works best (20:15)


  • How sugar and starch drive the aging process, and why muscle function and recovery from injury is so essential as you age (27:35)


  • Why optimizing mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, is key to aging well (32:29)     


  • Our epigenome, and why genetic predisposition is not the same as being predestined (38:06)


  • How meaning and mindset influence aging (48:07)


  • Is it worthwhile to take supplements? (50:09)


Learn more about Dr. Frank Lipman at https://drfranklipman.com/ and his new book, The New Rules of Aging Well, at https://drfranklipman.com/new-rules-poi/


Follow Dr. Lipman on Facebook @DrFrankLipman, on Instagram @franklipmanmd, and on Twitter @drfranklipman.



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Oct 28, 2020
How To Optimize Your Body’s Detoxification System with Maggie Ward
59:42

How To Optimize Your Body’s Detoxification System | This episode is brought to by Thrive Market and my Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Course


In a healthy body, the process of detoxification runs smoothly. But when we are toxic, the mechanism for detoxification in the liver gets sluggish, and certain toxins can remain active longer than we want or than our systems can handle. This makes us sick and impedes normal metabolism. It also causes fluid retention, bloat, puffiness, and more.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Maggie Ward to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to assessing your toxic load, and how certain foods, gut health optimization, and other lifestyle factors can enhance detoxification.


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 sponsored by Thrive Market and my Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Course.


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


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 Maggie discuss:


  • Acute vs chronic, low grade toxicity from environmental toxins


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


  • Neurological effects of toxicity, ranging from brain fog to Parkinson’s disease


  • How our genetics can influence our detoxification 


  • Diagnostics to measure toxic body burden


  • Using food to enhance the body’s ability to detoxify


  • Patients who Dr. Hyman and Maggie have treated to improve detoxification


  • The importance of supporting gut health to optimize detoxification


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources: 


Environmental Working Group

https://www.ewg.org/


The Ultimate Detoxification Foods

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/06/12/ultimate-detoxification-foods/


Helpful or the Latest Fad? The Truth About Detoxification

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/03/07/truth-about-detoxification/


ULTRAMIND®: Key #5 Enhance Detoxification

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


How to Rid Your Body of Heavy Metals: A 3-Step Detoxification Plan

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/19/how-to-rid-your-body-of-mercury-and-other-heavy-metals-a-3-step-plan-to-recover-your-health/


Top 5 Food Picks to Support Liver Detoxification

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2016/07/22/top-5-food-picks-to-support-liver-detoxification/


Why Am I So Tired All The Time? Such Chronic Fatigue!

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/12/why-am-i-so-tired-all-the-time-such-chronic-fatigue/




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Oct 26, 2020
Why Food Should Be A Factor In Treating Mental Illness
15:46

Why Food Should Be A Factor In Treating Mental Illness | This episode is brought to you by Find My Formula


We know that our diet can have a major impact on mental health. Unfortunately, however, most medical education programs don’t include nutrition, so many psychiatrists and physicians, in general, aren’t as empowered as they should be to prescribe a healthy diet. Moreover, stigma around mental illness is still pervasive in our society and can keep people from feeling empowered that they can change their brain health and get the care they truly need. Dr. Hyman recently explored these topics with psychiatrists Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Drew Ramsey.


Dr. Daniel Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior, totaling more than 160,000 SPECT scans on patients from 121 countries. Dr. Amen’s research team has published more than 70 scientific articles. He is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, but also the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work.  His team also published the world’s largest functional brain imaging study on how the brain ages with over 62,000 SPECT scans. He is a double board-certified psychiatrist and ten-time NY Times bestselling author, with such blockbuster books as Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADD, Memory Rescue, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades, and The Daniel Plan, co-authored by Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman. His most recent book is The End of Mental Illness. 


Dr. Drew Ramsey is not your average psychiatrist. 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. He also spends much of his time with his family, growing their own food, on a 127 acre organic farm.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen, “How to End Mental Illness” here: 

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDanielAmen


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Drew Ramsey, “Can you beat depression with food?” here:

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Oct 23, 2020
Why Ice Water Immersion And Your Breath Is The Key To Health And Happiness with Wim Hof
1:09:03

Why Ice Water Immersion And Your Breath Is The Key To Health And Happiness | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Four Sigmatic


Frequent exposure to cold is linked to a number of different health benefits. Scientists have found evidence that exposure to cold speeds up metabolism, and reduces inflammation, swelling, and sore muscles. Many athletes use ice baths and other types of exposure to cold as a means to speed up recovery after physical exercise. Cold body therapy is also linked to improved quality of sleep, more focus, and even to an improved immune response.


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was happy to sit down and talk with Wim Hof about the benefits of cold therapy and what happens to our body when we’re exposed to extreme cold conditions. Wim shares how we can change our biochemistry through our breathing, and the boundless capacities of the human spirit when we test our physical limits. 


Wim Hof, also known as “The Iceman,” holds multiple world records for his feats of endurance and exposure to cold, and he is the author of The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential. The benefits of Wim’s method, now practiced by tens of thousands, have been validated by eight university research studies. He has been featured on goop Lab’s six-part Netflix series, the BBC, VICE Media, and the Discovery Channel, as well as in the bestselling book, What Doesn’t Kill Us by Scott Carney. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The origin of Wim’s journey to become the Iceman (6:42)


  • Our ability for voluntary control over bodily functions previously considered to be out of our control, such as our body temperature (11: 16)


  • The healing power of cold and deep breathing (23:44)


  • The benefits of cold showers (26:25)


  • The three pillars of the Wim Hof Method (30:29)


  • Awakening to the potential of accessing our inner mechanisms (34:49)


  • Wim’s experience being injected with, and overcoming the effects of, E. coli bacteria and its implications for doing the same with COVID-19 (35:56)


  • How to practice one of Wim’s breathing exercises (42:15)


  • Reversing and treating autoimmune and other disease through the Wim Hof Method (51:34)


  • How Wim’s techniques can help  with the alleviation of depression and anxiety (55:48)


Learn more about Wim Hof and the Wim Hof Method at https://www.wimhofmethod.com/. Follow Wim on Facebook @icemanwimhof, on Instagram @iceman_hof, and on Twitter @iceman_hof.


Get Wim’s new book, The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential here.


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Oct 21, 2020
Healing Psoriasis From The Inside Out with Dr. Todd LePine
40:33

Healing Psoriasis From The Inside Out with Dr. Todd LePine | This episode is sponsored by Bioptimizers and Farmacy


Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease of the skin that predominantly involves scaling and inflammation. Aside from its physical manifestations, psoriasis can also result in debilitating psychological effects for those suffering with it. While conventional medicine typically treats psoriasis from the outside in, the reality is that it is an issue that comes from within, and should be treated from the inside out. Things like your genetics, diet, and environmental influences can all contribute to psoriasis. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating psoriasis. They explain why addressing factors such as gut health, immunity, heavy metals, and more can all be instrumental in healing psoriasis.


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 Bioptimizers and Farmacy.


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Everyone gets off track here and there, which is why the 10-Day Reset was designed to help you get back on track. It’s a protocol that combines eating the right food with key lifestyle habits and targeted supplementation. If you want to learn more and reclaim your health, visit GetFarmacy.com


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


  • The various causes of psoriasis, including genetics, diet, environmental factors and toxins, strep bacteria, and more


  • Guttate psoriasis


  • Conventional steroid and drug treatment for psoriasis 


  • How addressing gut health can improve psoriasis


  • The psychological toll psoriasis can have on those suffering from it


  • Patient cases that Drs. Hyman and LePine have treated


  • Metabolic disease as a risk factor for psoriasis


  • The benefits of healthy sun exposure 


  • Why addressing stress and sleep are important factors when treating psoriasis


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources: 


8 Strategies to Eliminate Psoriasis

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/11/19/8-strategies-to-eliminate-psoriasis/


Bacterial Dysbiosis and Translocation in Psoriasis Vulgaris

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369634/


Psoriasis: A Functional Medicine Approach

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/02/20/psoriasis-functional-medicine-approach/


9 Strategies for Glowing, Vibrant Skin

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/10/28/9-strategies-for-glowing-vibrant-skin/


The Indoor Generation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygHU0mQGuJU




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Oct 19, 2020
How Gut Health Impacts Sleep
13:26

How Gut Health Impacts Sleep | This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto


Getting quality sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our overall health and well-being. We know that things like getting outside first thing in the morning, going to sleep and waking at the same time each day, and putting away our devices one or two hours before bed can help ensure quality sleep. But did you know that the health of your gut microbiome also plays an important role in sleep quality?


In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Shawn Stevenson about how the microbiome can affect sleep, and he also speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Boham about the Functional Medicine approach to optimizing gut health.


Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show - featured as the #1 Health podcast on iTunes with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of The University of Missouri - St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company, Forbes, Men's Health magazine, The Dr. Oz Show, ESPN, CNN, and many other major media outlets. To learn more about Shawn visit TheModelHealthShow.com.


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.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson, “Hack Your Sleep” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ShawnStevenson


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It? ” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/LeakyGut




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Oct 16, 2020
How To Be A Food Activist In Your Own Kitchen with Vani Hari
1:09:00

How To Be A Food Activist In Your Own Kitchen | This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Perfect Keto, and Thrive Market


We live in a world where our food is making us sick, tired, and overweight. Big Food brands design their packaged products to be addictive, so we over consume unhealthy ingredients, including cheap additives that are banned in other countries. Product labels are deceiving, hiding risky chemicals that contaminate our food and tout approval from organizations we’re led to believe are protecting our health, but in reality are doing anything but that. 


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was so happy to talk to Vani Hari about how Big Food manipulates nutrition research, purposely makes their food addictive, and how we can regenerate our health by getting in the kitchen. 


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. 


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


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Vani’s personal health journey that led her to food activism (9:28)


  • The prevalence of harmful food additives and chemicals in our food supply (17:30)


  • The myth government regulation and supervision of our food (19:41)


  • The importance of reading food labels and ingredient lists on our food (24:12)


  • The food industry’s funding of so-called independent groups (26:24)


  • Three question to train your mind to eat real food (34:58)


  • Why “natural flavors” should be avoided at all costs (37:11)


  • How government programs help drive food industry profit over protecting our health (41:18)


  • The best and worst cooking oils (46:21)


  • Vani’s “sweet blend,” sugar alternative (54:26)


Learn more about Vani Hari at https://foodbabe.com/ and follow her on Facebook @thefoodbabe, on Instagram @thefoodbabe, and on Twitter @thefoodbabe.


Get Vani’s new cookbook, “Food Babe Kitchen: More than 100 Delicious, Real Food Recipes to Change Your Body and Your Life,” at  https://foodbabekitchen.com/






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Oct 14, 2020
Why Muscle, Our Neglected Organ, Is The Key To Healthy Aging with Dr. Chris Rinsch and Dr. Stuart Phillips
50:03

Why Muscle, Our Neglected Organ, Is The Key To Healthy Aging | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley


When it comes to longevity, the goal isn’t just to live as long as possible. The true objective is to live as vibrantly and energetically as possible, for as long as possible. So how exactly do we do this?


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was happy to sit down and talk with Dr. Chris Rinsch and Dr. Stuart Phillips about the role of mitochondria in aging, and how we can use various compounds that are found in plants to upregulate our biology and increase not just our lifespan, but more importantly our healthspan.


Dr. Chris Rinsch is the co-founder and CEO of Amazentis, an innovative life science company dedicated to employing breakthrough research and clinical science to bring advanced therapeutic nutrition products to life. Dr. Rinsch has authored original publications in leading scientific journals, including Nature Medicine, Gene Therapy and others, for his research on Urolithin A, mitochondrial health, and cell and gene therapy. He is also an inventor on a number of internationally filed and granted patents. Dr. Rinsch holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Lausanne, a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

 

Dr. Stuart Phillips is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a member of the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also the Director of the McMaster University Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr. Phillips has authored more than 220 original research papers and 90 reviews. In 2018 and 2019, he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as a being in the top 1% of all cited researchers in nutrition and exercise research. Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The role of mitochondria and muscle function in healthy aging and longevity (4:20)


  • Why skeletal muscle is somewhat neglected in medicine ( 6:37)


  • Improving muscle mass and function as we age (7:13)


  • How mitochondrial function impacts heart, brain, and other tissue (10:48)


  • Renewing mitochondria through mitophagy (15:33)


  • Amazentis’ research on pomegranates and how it lead to an understanding of urolithin A’s effect on mitochondrial function (18:52)


  • How the gut microbiome interacts with the compounds in the food we eat (23:57)


  • Increasing the energy level inside the cells for optimal muscle function (27:16)


  • The research on, and development of, Mitopure Urolithin, Amazentis’ proprietary product, and how it affects mitochondrial function (29:24)


  • Boosting muscle health and function as we age (41:26)


Learn more about Amazentis at https://www.amazentis.com/.


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Oct 12, 2020
The Reemerging Field of Psychedelic Research
15:19

The Reemerging Field of Psychedelic Research | This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto


Hallucinogens like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin (a compound derived from certain species of mushrooms) were being researched in medicine as therapeutic agents before their recreational popularity boomed in the 1960s. Unfortunately, that era gave them a negative connotation and since then the research in medical psychedelics dramatically declined. Now, we are seeing a resurgence in interest for these types of therapies, and the research points to some positive benefits.


One of the most astounding things about using various compounds, like psilocybin, as medicine is the long-lasting and powerful benefits of a single dose. Dr. Hyman sits down for a conversation with Dr. Anthony Bossis, where he shares about his experience conducting psychedelic research.


Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D. conducts FDA-approved clinical trials in the reemerging field of psychedelic research. He is a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine investigating the effects of psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in specific species of mushrooms. Dr. Bossis was director of palliative care research, co-principal investigator, co-author, and session guide on the 2016 landmark study showing a significant reduction in emotional distress along with enhanced existential well being from a single psilocybin-generated mystical experience in persons with cancer.


Dr. Bossis is a supervisor of psychotherapy at Bellevue Hospital and co-founder and former co-director of the Bellevue Hospital Palliative Care Service and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in NYC.


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Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Anthony Bossis, “Are Psychedelics the New Wonder Drug for Mental Illness and the Fear of Death?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/AnthonyBossis



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Oct 09, 2020
How To Activate Nature’s Healing Potential with Zach Bush MD
1:05:37

How To Activate Nature’s Healing Potential | This episode is brought to you by Joovv and ButcherBox


The microbiome has now come to be seen as the foundation for our overall health. The gut microbiome contributes to our digestive, immune, and emotional health, so it plays a vital role in overall well-being.


Soil, like our gut, has its own microbiome, which supports the health of the plants growing in it. And just as our consumption of highly processed foods and overuse of antibiotics have destroyed key microbes in the human gut, we have also carelessly damaged the soil microbiome through overuse of chemical herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers and fungicides, heavy plowing and tillage, and the failure to add organic matter back into the soil.


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was happy to sit down and talk with Dr. Zach Bush about why the health of our soil microbiome is the single most potent factor determining how healthy—or unhealthy—we are. We discuss why we need to acknowledge soil as a major influence on the food system and our health, and most importantly what we can do to change soil composition for the better.


Dr. Zach 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.


This episode is brought to you by Joovv and ButcherBox.


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


  • The pivotal moment in which Zach came to understand that we need to work with nature to create health (6:10)


  • Zach’s post-academia journey to connect the dots between the microbiome, nutrition, and soil (10:50)


  • How Zach’s chemotherapy research led to his understanding of how nutrition, the microbiome, and soil are interconnected (15:59)


  • Uncovering soil’s medicinal qualities (19:38)


  • What research on the gut lining, and the rise of glyphosate (Round-Up) use, illustrated about the link between soil science and human health (28:44)


  • The depletion of 97% of our soil and its impact on human health (35:54)


  • Regulatory resistance to looking at the scientific demonstration of the harmful effects of glyphosate (Round-Up) (42:22)


  • Engineering the future that we want by catalyzing exponential rates of transformation (47:16)


  • Surrendering to nature’s healing principles (52:36)


  • Zach’s work with the nonprofit coalition, Farmer’s Footprint (54:16)


Learn more about Zach Bush at zackbushmd.com and follow him on Facebook @ZachBushMD, on Instagram @ZachBushMD, and on Twitter @drzachbush.


Learn more about Farmer’s Footprint at https://farmersfootprint.us/ and watch the film at https://farmersfootprint.us/watch/.


Find information about at ION*Biome at  https://ionbiome.com/.





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Oct 07, 2020
Cholesterol Is Not The Cause Of Heart Disease with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
47:47

Cholesterol Is Not The Cause Of Heart Disease | This episode is brought  to you by Perfect Keto


We have all heard that the secret to living a long, healthy, heart disease-free life is lowering your cholesterol, but is that really true? The reality is, most of us have little understanding about our cholesterol levels in our blood and the whole topic is much more complicated than we thought. Moreover, the standard cholesterol testing is outdated because it doesn’t check for particle size and particle number, and this information is what is needed to tell what’s really going on with your cholesterol.  


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss why cholesterol is only one factor in determining your overall health. They also discuss the factors that influence your cholesterol and whether or not statin drugs are the most effective way to prevent heart attacks.


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


For more information, please visit drhyman.com/uwc


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


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


  • If elevated cholesterol is always a problem


  • The cholesterol test you should be getting (either an NMR Lipid Panel from LabCorp or the Cardio IQ Test from Quest Diagnostics), and why cholesterol particle size matters


  • How diet, lifestyle, environmental influences, and genetics influence cholesterol 


  • The role that insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and metabolic health play in heart disease and overall health 


  • Oxidative stress, free radicals, and their influence on heart health


  • The benefits, side effects, and risks of taking statin drugs


  • Patient cases



Additional resources:


Why cholesterol may not be the cause of heart disease https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/10/03/podcast-ep21/


The Mind-Blowing Science of Fat-Burning and Insulin Resistance with Dr. Benjamin Bikman https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/09/24/bb-ep154/


Seven Ways To Optimize Cholesterol https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/01/14/7-ways-to-optimize-cholesterol/


6 Steps to Healthy Cholesterol, Or Why You Should Stop Your Statins Now https://drhyman.com/blog/2013/10/09/6-steps-healthy-cholesterol-stop-statins-now/




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Oct 05, 2020
How To Pursue Your Dreams In Uncertain Times
14:16

How To Pursue Your Dreams In Uncertain Times | This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic


Taking action toward creating the life you want can be challenging, even in the best of times. It can seem even more daunting when present moment conditions are different than you’d expected them to be. And often, we can feel that we don’t have the time or space to focus on our own dreams. 


Earlier this year, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Hyman spoke with Gabrielle Bernstein about the importance of taking spiritually aligned action toward the life you desire. Last year, he also explored how to create a vision for every area of your life with Jon and Missy Butcher.


Gabrielle Bernstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back and has written six additional bestsellers, including Super Attractor which launched in September 2019. She was featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader” and The Oprah Winfrey Network chose Gabrielle to be part of the “Super Soul 100,” a dynamic group of 100 trailblazers whose vision and life’s work are bringing a higher level of consciousness to the world. 


Jon and Missy Butcher are artist-entrepreneurs whose life together revolves around their amazing relationship, family, and work. Together, they have founded over a dozen companies, all organized around causes that matter. Their purpose and mission is to create the highest possible quality of life they can for themselves and the people they love while helping others around the world to do the same. Their program, Lifebook, is a complete life-development system for creating your very best life. 


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


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Gabrielle Bernstein, “How To Support Your Spiritual Health In The Time Of COVID-19,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/GabrielleBernstein


Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Jon and Missy Butcher, “Do You Dream Big Enough For Your Life?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/JonMissyButcher



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Oct 02, 2020
How Does Ultra-Processed Food Affect Our Mental Health? with Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai
1:16:54

How Does Ultra-Processed Food Affect Our Mental Health? | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Bioptimizers, and the Pegan Shake


Currently, one in five Americans live with a mental illness, and these rates have been tracking alongside increases in metabolic disease. Yet, conventional psychiatric care does not typically include discussion of food or an assessment of metabolic dysfunction, obesity, or insulin resistance in the evaluation or treatment of mental health conditions.


On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was happy to sit down and talk with Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai about the relationship between mental health and metabolic disease, and how we are gradually coming to understand that inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance may represent important root causes of many chronic brain illnesses, including many psychiatric disorders. 


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. 


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


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Dr. Sethi Dalai came to study and understand the need for metabolic psychiatry (7:02)


  • The connection between mental health and inflammation, and how ultra-processed food affects the brain (11:44)


  • Rising rates of binge eating, obesity, and addictive eating are coinciding with the rise of ultra-processed foods (15:29)


  • How diet drives hormonal responses in the brain (22:21)


  • Targeting inflammation to treat mental illness (31:02)


  • Dr. Sethi Dalai’s experience treating eating disorders, infertility, schizoaffective disorder, and more with diet (35:15)


  • Treating psychiatric issues using the ketogenic diet (47:59)


  • Why American’s metabolic health is particularly problematic when it comes to COVID-19, and how to protect yourself (56:22)


  • The influence of diet on attention deficit disorder (ADD) and autism (1:01:15)


  • The prevalence of undiagnosed insulin resistance and how to test for it (1:07:34)


Learn more about Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai, metabolic dysfunction and mental health, and the free online resource her group is creating at metabolicpsychiatry.com.


Follow Dr. Sethi Dalai on Twitter @ShebaniMD.


Join the Metabolic Psychiatry group on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/MetabolicPsychiatry.




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Sep 30, 2020
Ask Mark Q&A #6: Natural vs. Artificial Sugars, Caffeine, Preparing For Pregnancy, And More
25:17

Ask Mark Q&A #6: Natural vs. Artificial Sugars, Caffeine, Preparing For Pregnancy, And More | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley and the Pegan Shake


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


Topics covered in this episode include:


  • How our bodies process different types of sugars



  • Is caffeine good or bad for you?


  • Preparing your body for pregnancy 


  • Educating friends and family about healthy eating 


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


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


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



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Sep 28, 2020
Do Our Computers Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?
17:35

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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


  • The benefits of regenerative agriculture (20:33)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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





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

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


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


Topics covered in this episode include:


  • Celiac disease


  • Transitioning to a gluten-free diet


  • Addressing mold exposure


  • Testing for and treating physical mold toxicity 


  • Healing in community


  • Shared medical appointments


  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)


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


Mentioned in this episode:


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset - Free Guide


Moldy by Dave Asprey


The Daniel Plan


Functioning for Life™


FOOD: The Irritable Bowel Solution




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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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





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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


  • Ending food deserts (29:55)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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





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

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


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


Topics covered in this episode include:


  • The benefits of MCT oil


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


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


  • Nutritional deficiencies in children and teens


  • Pursuing a career in Functional Medicine


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


This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley and Farmacy.


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


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


Mentioned in this episode:


Brain Octane Oil from Bulletproof


Food Fix by Dr. Mark Hyman


FoodPolicyAction.org


Kiss The Ground


Food Fix Campaign


Food Fix Action Guide


Functional Medicine Coaching Academy


Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy


Institute for Functional Medicine


Tulane University's Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine



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Sep 14, 2020
How To Break Through Loneliness
14:34

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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


  • Discovering and protecting your purpose (39:11)


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


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


  • Finding calm in chaos (1:03:30)


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


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


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


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



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

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


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


Topics covered in this episode include:


  • Should we eliminate food subsidies?


  • The benefits of regenerative agriculture


  • Getting adequate levels of calcium


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


  • Cholesterol levels and saturated fat intake


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


Mentioned in this episode:


Rodale Institute


Soil Health Academy


Milk and Health - New England Journal of Medicine


Time to Question Everything You Know About Milk


Vital Choice



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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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 Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “Supplements: Useful or Useless?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/Supplements



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

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Establishing habits for low motivation (58:23)


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


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


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


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


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




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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Specific patient cases in which they have treated fatigue


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


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



Additional Resources:


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

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


Elimination Diets: Still the Gold Standard?

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


Supplements: Useful Or Useless? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

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


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset

https://getfarmacy.com


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset - Free Guide

https://getfarmacy.com/free




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

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


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


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


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




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

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


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


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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

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


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


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


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


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


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


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Lisa discuss:


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


  • The broad range of food sensitivity symptoms


  • Why we develop food sensitivities


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


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


  • Why gluten reaction and sensitivities are so prevalent 


  • Addictive properties in diary


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


Additional Resources:


Elimination Diets: Still the Gold Standard?

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



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


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

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


How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Fat

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


Should We All Avoid Gluten

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


To Gluten or Not To Gluten?

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


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

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


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset

https://getfarmacy.com


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset - Free Guide

https://getfarmacy.com/free



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Whole milk vs skim milk (36:40)


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


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


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




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

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


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


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


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


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


  • All the elements that make up the exposome 


  • Air pollution and water contamination


  • Endocrine disrupting properties of BPA and atrazine


  • How your thoughts influence your microbiome


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


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


  • Pesticides and herbicides


  • Autism and gut health


  • Supporting the detoxification system


  • The link between environmental toxins, obesity, and diabetes


  • EMF pollution


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


Environmental Working Group (EWG)

https://www.ewg.org/


EWG’s 2020 Dirty 12

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


Lesson 1: Environmental Inputs

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


Lesson 5: Detoxification

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


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

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


A Functional Medicine Approach to Autism

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




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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Bioptimizers.


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Take the free Emotional Agility Quiz here.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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


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


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


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


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


  • The conventional medicine approach to treating IBS


  • Stress and IBS


  • How the gut and the brain are connected


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • The relationship between the immune system and gut health


  • Common inflammatory foods


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


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


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


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

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


Getting to the Root: Tackling SIBO with Functional Medicine

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


10 Strategies to Eliminate IBS and Create Good Gut Health

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


5 Simple Steps to Cure IBS Without Drugs

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

How To Feed Your Gut

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


Do Probiotics Really Work?

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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Mental health issues in children (44:01)


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


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


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


Learn more about the research cited in this episode:







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

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


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


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


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


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


For more information, please visit drhyman.com/uwc


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Supporting gut health for COVID-19 recovery


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


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


  • Improving metabolic health in rapid time


Additional Resources


What Supplements Should I Take?


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


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



A Functional Medicine Approach To COVID-19

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Reversing Metabolic Disease

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


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

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


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

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


Telemedicine Through UWC: We’re Here for You

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


How To Feed Your Gut

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


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

https://getfarmacy.com/

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


For more information, please visit drhyman.com/uwc


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


  • The conventional vs functional medicine approach to treating hormone imbalances


  • Symptoms and drivers of hormonal imbalance in men 


  • How statin drugs can affect testosterone levels


  • The interconnectedness of all hormones


  • Improving testosterone levels through exercise and meditation


  • How Dr. Papanicolaou treated a patient for hormone imbalance


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


  • Testosterone and prostate cancer


  • Testosterone replacement for women


Additional resources:


Low T? 5 Steps to Boost Testosterone Naturally

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


Hormone Magic: Let’s Start With Testosterone

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


Man Magic: Testosterone Part 2

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


Getting to the Root of Male Hormone Imbalances

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


Getting to the Root | Male Hormones Part 2

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


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

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


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

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


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

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



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Jul 27, 2020
Reversing Metabolic Disease
15:12

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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Here are more of the details from our interview:


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


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


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


  • Social determinants of health (19:15)


  • How community keeps us healthy (23:37)


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


  • Reimagining our agriculture system (35:18)


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


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


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

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


Topics covered in this episode include:

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


Mentioned in this episode:

Our Place Always Pan

Dr. Hyman's 10 Day Reset and free guide

Hu Chocolate

The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman

Soil Health Academy

Genius Foods by Max Lugavere

Brain Maker by Dr. David Perlmutter

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

The Autoimmune Solution by Dr. Amy Myers

The Immune System Recovery Plan by Dr. Susan Blum



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

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


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


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


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


For more information, please visit drhyman.com/uwc


This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Audible.com has a special offer for The Doctor’s Farmacy listeners: you get two free credits for books when you sign up for your free 30 day trial. Just go to http://www.audibletrial.com/DRHYMAN


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


  • Personalizing supplement use


  • Why nutrient deficiencies are so prevalent 


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


  • Understanding research on the effectiveness of of vitamins and supplements


  • Physical signs of nutrient deficiencies


  • Functional Medicine testing for nutrient deficiencies


  • Why the quality of supplements matter


  • Symptoms of magnesium deficiency and things that deplete magnesium


  • The various forms of magnesium


Additional resources:


Optimizing Nutrition Through IV Therapy

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


Supplement Safety Demystified

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


Magical Magnesium

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


Do You Need Supplements?

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


Digesting Fat, Optimizing Your Health, and My Daily Supplements

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


Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available

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


Vitamin D – Why You are Probably NOT Getting Enough

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


Why You Should Not Stop Taking Your Vitamins

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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

 

This episode is brought to you by Tushy, ButcherBox, and chili.


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


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


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


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


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


  • Cattle and climate change (23:43)


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


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


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


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


  • Supporting food sovereignty (54:13)


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


Find more information at www.sacredcow.info 


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


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



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

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


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


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


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


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


  • Common indicators of lupus


  • Traditional treatments and medications used to treat lupus


  • Pharmaceutical triggered lupus 


  • Pre-autoimmune disease and preemptive personalized medicine


  • How Dr. LePine treated a patient with lupus 


  • The connection between Epstein Barr virus and autoimmune disease


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


  • Ozone therapy


  • The relationship between lupus and hormones


  • Foods to eat and to avoid for autoimmune disease


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


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


Additional resources:


Getting to the Root: Taking the Overwhelm Out of Autoimmunity

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


A New Approach to Autoimmune Disease

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


Top 5 Diet Changes for Autoimmunity

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


10 Steps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease

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


Is There A Cure For Autoimmune Disease?

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


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

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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DariushMozaffarian




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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


  • The Women’s Health Initiative and hormone replacement therapy


  • Perimenopause vs menopause


  • Common perimenopause and menopause symptoms


  • Why it matters how a woman goes into menopause


  • Hormones, cancer, and chemotherapy


  • How environmental toxins affect hormones


  • How nutritional deficiencies affect estrogen metabolism


  • Personalizing hormone use


  • Pros and cons of giving hormones orally and transdermally


  • Giving progesterone and testosterone


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources


The Underlying Causes And Solutions For Women’s Hormonal Imbalances

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/WomensHormones


How Do I Naturally Balance Female Sex Hormones?

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




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Jul 06, 2020
Decolonizing Our Food System
14:02

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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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


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


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


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


This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and chili.


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


Here are more of the details from our interview:


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


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


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


  • Food labeling and ingredient lists (25:56)


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


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


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


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



  • Worsening health metrics among children (58:08)


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


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



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

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


Topics covered in this episode include:

  • The best and worst oils for cooking
  • How to get involved in improving our food system
  • Staying healthy on a vegetarian diet
  • How medical students can work towards becoming physicians who understand larger systems issues
  • How to get restorative sleep
  • The #1 change Dr. Hyman would make to improve food policy
  • Gluten, heartburn, and GERD
  • High intensity exercise and autophagy
  • What to eat to prevent diabetes


Mentioned in this episode:

Eat Fat Get Thin by Dr. Mark Hyman

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

Food Fix by Dr. Mark Hyman

The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman

Food Fix Action Guide 

Food Policy Action 

Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine Patient Programs  

Chicago Food Policy Action Council 

Karen Washington, Rise and Root Farm 

Ron Finley, Gangsta Gardener

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

Institute for Functional Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class

Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset

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

Virta Health



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Gut fermentation is as a common cause of brain fog


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


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


  • The relationship between the immune system and the gut


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


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


Supporting Our Innate Resilience

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


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

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


Getting Healthy is an Inside Job

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


Building a Better Immune System for Lifelong Health and Vitality

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


A New Approach to Autoimmune Disease

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


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

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


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

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




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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Why high blood pressure is so dangerous


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


  • Why blood pressure needs to be treated


  • How to get an effective blood pressure measurement


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


  • Is salt an issue for high blood pressure?


  • The connection between gut issues and high blood pressure


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc 


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


Additional resources:


Natural Remedies for Healthy Blood Pressure

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


5 Strategies for Better Sleep

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


Magical Magnesium

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


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

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


10-Day Rest

GetFarmacy.com


Should We All Avoid Gluten

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


8 Simple Hacks for a Better Night’s Sleep

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


Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available

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



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

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


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


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


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

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/RevMichaelBeckwith


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



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

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



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


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


This episode is brought to you by AquaTru and chili.


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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

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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Saving the idea of America (3:08)


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


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


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


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


  • Creating a culture of values (22:55)


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


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


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


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




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

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


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


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


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


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


  • Why infertility may be on the rise


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


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


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


  • How insulin and thyroid issues can affect fertility


  • Celiac disease and nutrient deficiencies


  • The importance of good prenatal vitamins with folate


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc 


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


Additional resources:


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


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


Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility

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


A Functional Medicine Approach to Infertility

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


Supporting the Thyroid: Food as Medicine

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


Stop Drinking Your Calories

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


7 Strategies to Reverse Infertility

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


Food, Fat, and Infertility

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




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

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


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


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

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

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

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

influences foraging behavior and how behavior 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 was sponsored by Thrive Market, Joovv, and chili.


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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


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


*For context this interview was recorded in April 2020


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Listen to Robert’s podcast at https://bobthurman.com/bob-thurman-podcast/



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

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


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


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


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


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


  • Traditional therapies for arthritis and joint pain


  • Why obesity is a risk factor for arthritis


  • Microbiome of the gut can be found in the knee


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


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


  • How physical therapy can improve osteoarthritis


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


  • Dr. Hyman’s personal experience with ozone treatment


  • Supporting healing with nutrients 


  • How prolozone can rebuild cartilage 


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


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


Additional Resources:


Dr. George Papanicolaou | Medical Specializations

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


Nature’s Ibuprofen: Inflammation Pain Relief from Within!

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


Conquering Arthritis Naturally

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


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

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


Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset

https://getfarmacy.com



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

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


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


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





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

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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Post-traumatic growth (58:00)


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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • How sugar affects our microbiome and immune system


  • How Dr. Boham treated two patients with acne 


  • The gut-skin connection


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


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

 

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


For more information, visit drhyman.com/uwc


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


Additional resources:


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

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


“Inner Glow”

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


“Hormones and Neurotransmitters”

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


“Gut and Digestive Health”

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


“Detoxification”

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


“Energy, Mitochondria and Oxidative Stress”

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


“Clean Beauty”

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


“Why Is Sugar So Hard To Kick”

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


“Essential Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants”

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


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

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


“10 Simple Strategies to Eliminate Acne”

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


“Do Milk and Sugar Cause Acne”

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


“How to Feed the Gut”

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


“Get These Toxins Out of Your House:

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


“Enhance Detoxification”

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


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

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



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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Social emotional learning (57:58)


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




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

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


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


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


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


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


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


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


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


  • Food industry lobbying in Congress (15:44)


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


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


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


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


  • Our health and its effect on our national security (1:01:35)


Find Sen. Frist online at http://billfrist.com/ and follow him on Facebook @SenatorBillFrist and on Twitter @bfrist


Subscribe to Sen Frist’s podcast, A Second Opinion, at https://bit.ly/aso-podcast 



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May 25, 2020
How To Recover From Chronic Lyme And Tick Diseases with Dr. Todd LePine
52:55

Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases often go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. This is partially because Lyme mimics other illnesses such as the flu, manifesting as diverse symptoms including headaches, muscle aches, stomach ulcers, constipation, and joint pain, making diagnosing and treating Lyme very difficult. Left unchecked, Lyme symptoms can worsen, creating a long-running inflammatory response and autoimmune illness. Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which can proliferate to every area in your body. The good news is that with some work and effort, you can successfully treat Lyme disease.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to identifying and treating chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.


Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.  Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years.  Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body.  His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at   American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging  Medicine (A4M).  Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory.  He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:


  • Why conventional medicine doesn’t acknowledge chronic Lyme disease


  • Why chronic Lyme and other tick-borne illness can present, or exist along with, conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue system, autoimmune issues, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia, multiple sclerosis, SIBO and other gut issues, depression, and more


  • What syphilis can teach us about Lyme and other tick-borne illness


  • Conventional vs Functional Medicine testing, identification, and treatment for Lyme


  • Using botanicals, herbs, sauna, and sunshine exposure to treat Lyme


  • Can you get rid of Lyme?


  • Off-the-grid therapies for Lyme including stem cells, exosomes, hyperbaric oxygen, hyperthermia, ozone therapy, and peptides 


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


“7 Strategies To Tackle Lyme Disease”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/10/09/7-strategies-to-tackle-lyme-disease/


“Getting to the Root Cause of MS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/05/08/getting-root-cause-ms-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/


“The Myth of Diagnosis”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/05/04/the-myth-of-diagnosis/


“Innovative Treatments for Chronic Disease Not Available in the US”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/12/12/podcast-ep31/


“My Journey to Functional Medicine”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/03/20/my-journey-to-functional-medicine/




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May 22, 2020
Do You Have To Eat A Ketogenic Diet All Of The Time To Get Its Benefits? with Mark Sisson
1:04:26

The ketogenic diet has gained a lot of popularity in the past couple of years. If you’re not quite sure what it is, why it could be beneficial, or you’re well-acquainted with it and just want to learn more, this episode is for you. The ketogenic diet, or keto as it’s called, is a high-fat low carbohydrate diet. While some people take this to mean loads of conventionally raised meat and dairy, the true (and beneficial version) means lots of beneficial fats from things like avocados, nuts and seeds, and coconut; high-quality protein from clean sources like grass-fed meat and pasture-raised eggs; and plenty of non-starchy vegetables. 


To hash out more of the details about keto and how it can support good health, I was excited to talk with my friend and one of the leading voices in the Paleo/Primal and keto movements, Mark Sisson. Mark is the founder of the popular daily health blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint.


This episode is sponsored by Joovv, chili, and my Sleep Master Class.


I recently discovered Joovv, a red light therapy device. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin. It actually helps your cells produce collagen so it improves skin tone and complexion, diminishes signs of aging like wrinkles, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. Check out the Joovv products at joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY at checkout.


One of the easiest and most effective ways to get better sleep every single night is through temperature regulation, which is why I was so relieved to discover the transformative products from Chili. The chiliPAD and OOLER system are two really cool gadgets that fit over the top of your mattress and use water to control the temperature of your bed - which helps lower your internal temperature and trigger deep relaxing sleep. Right now chili is offering my audience a really great deal. Get 25% off the chiliPAD with code hyman25 or 15% off OOLER with code hyman15, just go to chilitechnology.com/drhyman


In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why I have created my first ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. To learn more about the Sleep Master Class, head over to drhyman.com/sleep


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Mark’s wake-up call to change how he ate and exercised at 28 years old (5:42)


  • Tenets of the Primal Blueprint (13:50)


  • Reversing the aging process through metabolic flexibility (19:36)


  • What is a ketogenic diet? (24:37)


  • How long does it take to adapt to the ketogenic diet and why do people get the “keto flu”? (33:15)


  • Can you eat too much on the ketogenic diet? (35:53)


  • The way to know if you’re doing a ketogenic diet properly (39:28)


  • Weightlifting and the importance of muscle, especially as you age (41:12)


  • Why burning fat is better than burning sugar for longevity (44:21)


  • Do you have to be “keto” all of the time to get the benefits of a ketogenic diet? (53:02)


Find Mark online at www.marksdailyapple.com and follow him on Facebook @marksdailyapple, on Instagram @marksdailyapple, and on Twitter @Mark_Sisson


Get Mark’s latest book Keto for Life at http://www.ketoreset.com/forlife/



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May 20, 2020
How COVID-19 Shines A Light On Our Broken Food System with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian
1:06:18

Only 12% of us in the US are metabolically healthy—it’s pretty alarming when the healthy population is the minority. And in the age of COVID-19, it’s important to recognize that those with a chronic disease are at an exponentially higher risk of hospitalization than someone who is metabolically healthy. If we as a population were healthier (think less obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc.), the evidence supports that we’d be faring much better throughout this pandemic. Of course, a major driver of chronic diseases and the risks they create is our food system. We can’t expect to be a resilient population if we aren’t feeding our bodies real food with real nutrients we can use to function optimally. 


To dig into this topic further, I was excited to sit down with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, Dean and Jean Mayer Professor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School. As one of the top nutrition institutions in the world, the Friedman School’s mission is to produce trusted science, future leaders, and real-world impact. Dr. Mozaffarian has authored more than 400 scientific publications on dietary priorities for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and on evidence-based policy approaches to reduce these burdens in the US and globally. He has served in numerous advisory roles including for the US and Canadian governments and, in 2016, Thomson Reuters named him as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.


For context, this interview was conducted on April 30, 2020.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Three ways COVID-19 influences food and nutrition, and visa versa (3:28)


  • How our national health and economic outcomes from COVID-19 might be different were we a metabolically healthy society (7:37)


  • We can improve our metabolic health in real time (9:53)


  • Micronutrients and their potential for preventing and reducing COVID-19 severity (11:32)


  • Strategies to address our chronic disease pandemic and problems with our food system (28:41)


  • How obesity is affecting our military and national security (33:23)


  • Why we need a coordinated national organizing office around food and nutrition policy (48:18)


  • Functional Medicine for our food system (54:55)


  • Obstacles to changing and improving our food system (56:12)


  • Educating policymakers through strategic collaboration among stakeholders (1:00:30)


Find the “Report of the 50th Anniversary of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health: Honoring the Past, Taking Actions for our Future” at https://sites.tufts.edu/foodnutritionandhealth2019/


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May 18, 2020
Why You Keep Getting Sinus Infections, Colds, Urinary Tract Infections, And Other Recurrent Infections with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
38:56

Many of us wonder why we keep getting sick and repeatedly suffer from recurrent infections—whether it be sinus infections, ear infections, urinary tract infections, cold and flu, or a range of other infections. While conventional medicine typically treats these infections with antibiotics, Functional Medicine digs deeper to determine the cause of the infection and what can be done to eliminate it.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to breaking the cycle of recurrent infections and how to make ourselves more immune resilient. 


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Strengthening our immune system to break the cycle of recurrent infections.


  • COVID-19.


  • How antibiotics can disrupt the balance of bugs in our microbiome, affecting the immune system, and leading to a cycle of infections.


  • A 10-year old patient Dr. Boham treated who was consistently getting sick from cold and flu.


  • Dairy as a common cause of congestion and recurrent ear infections.


  • Boosting the immune system with zinc and vitamin C.


  • How heavy metals, such as lead, interrupt gut function and affect the immune system.


  • Using probiotics and supplements to personalize treatment for recurrent infections.


  • Supporting the detoxification system to improve the immune system.


  • Treating recurrent bladder infections.


  • Common causes of urinary tract infections (UTIs).


  • Breaking the cycle of recurrent bladder infections by drinking a lot of water, urinating frequently, wiping from front to back, wearing cotton underwear, and urinating after sex as well as with probiotics, cranberry, D-mannose, and herbs.


  • Rejuvenating the immune system with sleep, exercise, stress reduction, a whole foods diet, getting off sugar, and eliminating ultra-processed foods.


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc 


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


Additional Resources: 


“Five Tips for Building a Better Immune System”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/02/08/five-tips-for-building-a-better-immune-system/


“5 Steps to Break the Cycle of Chronic Urinary Tract Infections”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/15/5-steps-to-break-the-cycle-of-chronic-urinary-tract-infections/


“Getting to the Root | Episode 3 | Supporting the Immune System”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/04/23/getting-to-the-root-episode-3-supporting-the-immune-system/


“Top 5 Foods to Support Your Immune System”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/11/12/top-5-foods-to-support-your-immune-system/


“The Wrong Gut Bugs Can Make You Fat and Sick (and How to Fix Them)”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/21/the-wrong-gut-bugs-can-make-you-fat-and-sick-and-how-to-fix-them/


“How To Feed Your Gut”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/04/13/how-to-feed-your-gut/


“Are You Still Consuming Dairy?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/07/27/still-consuming-dairy/


“Stuffy Nose, Headaches, and Honey”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/04/21/stuffy-nose-headaches-honey/


“Heartburn and Candida: What is Your Gut Trying to Tell You?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/04/06/heartburn-candida-gut-trying-tell/


“Here’s the Downside of Antibiotics Your Doctor Might Not Tell You” 

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/01/25/heres-downside-antibiotics-doctor-might-not-tell/


“A Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19/


Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset

getfarmacy.com


Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset free resource guide 

getfarmacy.com/free



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May 15, 2020
Why Pizza And Fries Can Be Claimed As Vegetables Through School Lunch Programs with Sam Kass
1:06:23

Food is political, whether we like it or not.  


From the subsidies used to grow the crops that produce our massive amounts of ultra-processed foods, to school lunches, to the meals being served on our own dinner tables and even in the White House, the state of our food system is impacted by policy on an incredible scale. My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy has played a very positive role in trying to impact those policies for the better to make America healthier as a whole. Sam Kass is the former Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition in the Obama administration.


After cooking for the Obamas in Chicago for two years, Sam joined the White House kitchen staff in 2009. During his White House tenure, he took on several additional roles including Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition. As one of the First Lady’s longest-serving advisors, he helped the First Lady create the first major vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden. Currently, Sam is a Partner at Acre Venture Partners. Acre is a venture capital fund investing in the future of food with a mission to improve human and environmental health in the food system. The fund focuses on early-stage, highly disruptive impactful companies in the food system focused on agriculture, supply chain, and consumer. Sam is also the author of Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World.


*For context, this episode was recorded in March 2020.


This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens, Thrive Market, Theragun and Farmacy.


I use Athletic Greens in the morning as part of my daily routine. It’s really one supplement that covers so many bases and you’d be hard-pressed to find something else this comprehensive in one place. Right now Athletic Greens is offering my audience their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to get your free bottle of Vitamin D3 and K2 with your first purchase. 


Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need. Get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up and any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


The Theragun is a percussive handheld therapy tool that I can use at home on myself or you can use it on a partner. There are a variety of devices to choose from and multiple head attachments to get different kinds of targeted muscle treatments. The Gen Four series, with an OLED screen, personalized Theragun app, and plenty of power for deep relaxation start at just $199. Just go to theragun.com/Hyman to get your Theragun today.


Here are more of the details from our interview : 


  • Sam’s experience training as a chef in Vienna and how it led him to think about agriculture and food policy (8:34)


  • How Sam began cooking for the Obama family and his experience working in the White House (12:24)


  • The passage of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act and the challenges around school lunch reform (16:05)


  • How tomato sauce, French fries, and pizza came to be considered vegetables in schools (19:39)


  • The impactfulness of the “Community Eligibility Program” provision in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act which allows schools to serve free breakfast to students (25:24)


  • The current administration’s attempts to roll back standards put into place through the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (31:26)


  • The reason why junk food is more affordable than healthy food (41:07)


  • Why government is not well positioned to change our food system (43:00)


  • Innovation in the food industry (45:00)


  • The negative feedback loop between food production and climate change (48:36)


Check out Sam’s cookbook, “Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World: A Cookbook” here.


Follow Sam on Twitter @chefsamkass and on Instagram @samkassdc



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May 13, 2020
COVID-19: Where Are We Now And Where Do We Go From Here? with Dr. Steven Gordon
55:15

While we can’t be sure what’s in store for us with the future of COVID-19, we can try to learn from the past to tackle this situation in the smartest way possible. That means looking at previous infectious disease epidemics and understanding zoonotic diseases like this one, that are passed from animals to humans, and how they’re different from the other pandemic diseases we’ve been able to eradicate. 


I was excited to connect with Dr. Steven Gordon to dig into these topics deeper, today on The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Gordon is the Chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western University. His clinical interests include infective endocarditis including cardiac electronic implantable device infections as well as opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. He is a Fellow in the American College of Internal Medicine and a Member of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Gordon is the person to talk to when it comes to gaining a better understanding of infectious diseases. He explains some of the unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 and how they will dictate the way we move forward with healthcare and as a society in the coming years. The good news is that Dr. Gordon has a positive outlook about our ability to cope with COVID-19. 


*For context, this episode was conducted on May 1, 2020


Here are more of the details from our interview:


  • Lessons learned from previous infectious disease epidemics (3:11)


  • Unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 and how they will influence our ability to move forward as a society over the next few years (6:12)


  • Evaluating infection rates, antibody testing, and mortality rates (9:39)


  • Do we need widespread testing, and is it even possible? (12:02)


  • Why are some locations affected more than others by coronavirus? (13:53)


  • Treatments for COVID-19, what we’ve tried and what might be coming (18:44)


  • Why a COVID-19 vaccine might not be the magic bullet we’ve been waiting for (22:51)


  • Wearing masks and other culture change for effective COVID-19 prevention (31:18)


  • Dr. Gordon’s coronavirus projections for the next two years (35:33)


  • Can you get COVID-19 more than once? (38:28)


  • How healthcare could improve if 5G and internet were a free utility for all (46:27)




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May 11, 2020
The Real Reasons We Have Trouble Sleeping with Dr. Todd LePine
30:21

Functional Medicine is all about looking at the way our systems function together, rather than focusing on one part of the body at a time. The steps you take to support whole-body health work in the same way. Diet, exercise, stress reduction—they simultaneously affect more than just one aspect of your health—and new research has revealed that choices around these things can have major impacts on our sleep, and how that cycles back to support overall optimal health.


In this episode I sit down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss why so many of us experience issues related to our sleep and what we can do about it.


Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


This episode is sponsored by my Sleep Master Class. In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why I have created my first ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. To learn more about the Sleep Master Class, head over to drhyman.com/sleep


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:


  • The value in asking if you are waking up refreshed


  • How artificial light at night disrupts hormones and sleep


  • The importance of getting exposure to natural light in the morning


  • How side effects from medication, caffeine, alcohol, eating late at night, and environmental toxins can all affect sleep


  • Sleep hygiene routines


  • The link between temperature and sleep


  • Consequences of chronic sleep deprivation


  • Sleep and the immune system


  • EMFs (or electric and magnetic fields) and their effects on our physiology 


  • Additional treatments for sleep issues


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Products mentioned in this episode:


TrueDark https://truedark.com/


Purity Coffee https://puritycoffee.com/


Oura Ring https://ouraring.com/


Chili https://www.chilitechnology.com/


10-Day Reset https://getfarmacy.com/


Additional Resources:


“Your Brain and Immunity: The Fascinating Connection You Need to Nurture”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/04/your-brain-and-immunity-the-fascinating-connection-you-need-to-nurture/


“Magical Magnesium”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/11/magic-magnesium/


“5 Strategies for Better Sleep”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/19/5-strategies-for-better-sleep-2/


“Why is my teenager so tired?: A personal story”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/25/why-is-my-teenager-so-tired-a-personal-story/


“8 Simple Hacks for a Better Night's Sleep”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/04/13/8-simple-hacks-for-a-better-nights-sleep/


“Sleep Heals”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/12/20/sleep-heals/


“Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/07/14/is-coffee-good-or-bad-for-you/


“Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Nighttime Snacking”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/05/15/food-bites-with-dr-hyman-nighttime-snacking/


“Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – What can I do to stay asleep and sleep more deeply?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/02/05/food-bites-dr-hyman-can-stay-asleep-sleep-deeply/


“Is There An Antidote to Stress?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/12/31/podcast-ep87/



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May 08, 2020
How To Upgrade Your Brain And Learn Faster with Jim Kwik
58:33

When’s the last time you remembered a new phone number? This used to be the norm, but now most of us rely on our digital devices for everything from phone numbers to directions and even basic math. This might feel harmless but it’s actually doing our brains a disservice. We’re living in an age of digital dementia, because we don’t have to rely on our brains for the memorization and navigation we used to. But it doesn’t have to be that way—we can retrain ourselves to learn faster, retain information better, and really maximize our time spent learning. The secret is meta-learning, or the science of learning how to learn. 


There’s no better person to dive into this topic than Jim Kiwk, my guest today on The Doctor’s Farmacy. Jim is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. For over two decades he has served as the brain coach to many of the world’s leading C-suite executives and celebrities. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Jim created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true brainpower to learn faster and perform smarter. His recent book, Limitless, provides the keys to accelerated learning and endless potential


This episode is sponsored by my Sleep Master Class and Joovv.


In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep which is why I have created my first ever Masterclass which guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep today. To learn more about the sleep masterclass, head over to drhyman.com/sleep. Sign-up today to watch the first three lessons of the sleep masterclass for free. 


Here are more of the details from our interview (video / audio): 


  • Jim’s brain injury at the age of 5 and how it affected him throughout his childhood education and beyond (8:26)


  • How technology is driving information overload, digital deluge, digital distraction, digital dementia, and digital deduction (12:03)


  • Who we spend time with is who we become (17:10)


  • How we grow is connected to how we learn (19:05)


  • Investment in knowledge pays the most in dividends (20:30)


  • The value of learning how to learn (21:45)


  • The Limitless Model to learn and achieve anything faster; and how mindset, motivation, and method can act as constraints between where you are and where you want to be (24:21)


  • Debunking lies that limit people from speed reading (38:30)


  • How to read a book a week (41:20)


  • Why Jim’s speed reading method works (50:47)


Get a copy of Jim’s book, Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life at https://www.limitlessbook.com/


Find Jim online at https://jimkwik.com and follow him on Facebook @kwiklearning, on Twitter @kwiklearning, and on Instagram @jimkwik




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May 06, 2020
How Diet Is Driving COVID-19 Outcomes with Dr. Aseem Malhotra
1:04:17

As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, we continue to see a pattern in those more at risk. People who aren’t metabolically healthy (think obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension) are much more likely to experience severe complications if they are to get the virus. And to put that in perspective, only 1 in 8 Americans are considered metabolically healthy. That means a lot of us are at risk during this already alarming time. We can start changing that today, though, and create a newfound health baseline while creating a greater level of resilience when it comes to chronic disease and future situations like this. 


The US isn’t the only place dealing with an epidemic of obesity and other metabolic diseases. The UK and other parts of the world are also struggling, thanks to the spread of the ultra-processed food and a sedentary lifestyle. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by Dr. Aseem Malhotra to talk about the impact COVID-19 is having on the UK, the risks that metabolic diseases pose with the virus, and much more. Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a founding member of Action on Sugar and was the lead campaigner highlighting the harm caused by excess sugar consumption in the United Kingdom, particularly its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. His first book, co-authored with Donal O' Neill, The Pioppi Diet, has become an international bestseller.


*For context, this episode was recorded on April 24, 2020


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Metabolic disease, excess body fat, and chronic inflammation lead to worse outcomes from COVID-19, as well as from the flu (5:13)


  • Dr. Aseem’s personal experience with belly fat and excessive sugar intake (13:53)


  • Five markers to assess metabolic health (17:49)


  • Risks associated with sarcopenic obesity and loss of muscle mass, especially among older people (21:30)


  • Health disparities and COVID-19 outcomes (25:24)


  • Why the idea of personal responsibility is fundamentally flawed when it comes to our current food environment, including the food environment in hospitals (27:51)


  • The role of public health interventions in improving life expectancy (34:11)


  • What is ultra processed food? (40:56)


  • Dr.  Malhotra’s diet recommendations for combating inflammation and preventing insulin resistance (43:30)



Learn more about Dr. Aseem Malhotra at http://doctoraseem.com/. Follow him on Facebook @aseem.malhotra.98, on Instagram @lifestylemedicinedoctor, and on Twitter @draseemmalhotra.



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May 04, 2020
Is Anxiety All in Your Head, Or Is It In Your Body? with Dr. George Papanicolaou
55:09

The body and brain are one interconnected system, which means you can’t treat anxiety effectively by using only drugs or psychotherapy. You need to treat the body, because the body and brain are one interconnected system. Unfortunately, conventional medicine plays the name and blame game. It says, you are “anxious;” you need an “anti-anxiety” medication. But saying you are anxious explains nothing about why you have anxiety. Functional Medicine takes a different approach. By taking a detailed history and personalized approach, it seeks to get to the root of the issue.  


In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with his colleague, Dr. George Papanicolaou, to discuss how they treat patients suffering with anxiety. 


George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Practitioner. Upon graduation from his residency he joined the Indian Health Service. He worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility where he served as the Outpatient Department Coordinator. In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He practiced with a philosophy centered on personal relationships and treating the whole person, not just not the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive this kind of personal care Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health – a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center in 2017. 


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:


  • The conventional medicine vs Functional Medicine approach to treating anxiety


  • Why making yourself more psychologically resilient makes you more physically resilient


  • How Dr. Papanicolaou treated a patient with panic attacks, difficulty focusing, and bloating 


  • DNA testing to determine how your genes might be influencing anxiety


  • How gut issues, including SIBO, IBS, and gluten sensitivity, can lead to anxiety 


  • Urine peptide testing 


  • How Dr. Papanicolaou treated a patient with, anxiety, brain fog, hair loss, and fatigue 


  • How anxiety can be related to hormones and autoimmune issues


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May 01, 2020
Why Loneliness Is A Public Health Issue with Dr. Vivek Murthy
56:22

When we think about health, we usually think about diet and exercise. We think about the things we are doing for our physical body to promote wellness. But what about the things we can’t see? Relationships are a big one. For example. committing just ten to fifteen minutes a day to talking to someone we love is a powerful way to keep ourselves happy and connected, especially now during this time of coronavirus quarantine. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk with Dr. Vivek Murthy about nurturing greater connection and what it means for our health. 


Dr. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States between 2014-2017. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access to prevention and treatment and for recognizing addiction as a chronic illness, not a character flaw. In 2017, Dr. Murthy focused his attention on chronic stress and loneliness as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. His book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World was just published on April 28th.


*For context, this episode was recorded in February 2020.


This episode is sponsored by Simple Mills and Branch Basics.


There are definitely not many baking mixes out there I trust. Simple Mills is an exception because they use real-food ingredients. Having a few boxes of Simple Mills mixes on hand is an easy kitchen hack for healthier baking on those days you just need a little extra help. Now until May 29th, 2020 you can get 20% off at simplemills.com using the code DRHYMAN20. 


Branch Basics makes a biodegradable, non-GMO, fragrance-free, multi-purpose concentrate that can clean everything in your house safely. You can honestly use it for anything - in the kitchen or bathroom or even for laundry or cleaning your wood floors. Right now Branch Basics is offering 15% off their Starter Kit, just go to branchbasics.com and use the code HYMAN15 at checkout. 


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Dr. Murthy came to focus on loneliness (9:04)


  • The science behind loneliness and its impact on our health (14:24)


  • Why we don’t always see the loneliness that exists around us (19:22)


  • Loneliness and its connection to addiction (20:45)


  • Building connection through love and kindness (29:51)


  • Steps we can take in our individual lives to combat loneliness and build a connected life (37:36)


  • Shifting culture to a society that focuses on people over reputation, power, and wealth (42:27)


  • Our connection to other people is built on having a strong connection to ourselves (44:01)


  • Why we often struggle with loneliness in the workplace (45:22)


  • Getting over the obstacles that keep us from investing in connection in our own lives (48:54)


Learn more about Dr. Murthy at www.vivekmurthy.com and get a copy of his book, “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World” at https://www.vivekmurthy.com/together-book


Follow Dr. Murthy on Facebook @drvivekmurthy, on Instagram @drvivekmurthy, and on Twitter @vivek_murthy



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Apr 29, 2020
How To Improve School Lunches, Grades, And Behavior At No Extra Cost with Jill Shah
52:26

One in three children born today will develop type 2 diabetes and four out of ten will be overweight. There’s a fundamental problem happening around our country when it comes to how we feed our kids and the lifelong health risks they face as a result. When we think about fixing the problem, it makes sense to look at our schools. In Boston, for example, 30,000 children a day rely on the school food system for 2 to 3 meals a day. That gives the educational system a lot of power to change the nutritional profile of our children’s diets with real food, but unfortunately, many districts are stuck relying on packaged and processed options.


Certain groups are making some amazing positive changes, though, by installing real school kitchens that serve real food. My friend Jill Shah, who joined me for this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, has led that fight in the Boston public school system with incredible results. Jill Shah is the President of the Shah Family Foundation, which supports innovative and transformative work where education, healthcare, and community intersect in the city of Boston. The foundation’s primary work and support is centered on Boston’s schools and community organizations, with the goal of sharing broadly the programs and solutions that prove successful. Jill’s civic interests include healthy food in schools, food access in high-needs neighborhoods, rigorous and successful public schools for all kids, and a deeper collaboration between education and healthcare around issues of physical, mental, emotional, and social health.


*For context, this interview was recorded on March 31, 2020


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • School food programs during school closings from COVID-19 (3:36)


  • The experience that led Jill to work on school food program reform in Boston (7:34)


  • Serving whole, real food in schools costs less, employs more people, and is completely scalable (10:58)


  • National policy rollbacks of guidelines implemented during the Obama administration (17:58)


  • Improvements in children’s health, behavior, and academic performance (21:01)


  • The role of local governments in addressing school food programs (25:22)


  • How school food program reform can support local economies (30:32)


  • Dealing with competitive foods in schools (33:00)


  • Getting My Way Cafe into your local school system (41:49)


  • Branding My Way Cafe as a lever for change (44:25)


Learn more about My Way Cafe and reforming school food programs at mywaycafe.org and shahfoundation.org


Find the documentary Eat Up at eatupfilm.com



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Apr 27, 2020
Why Food Is More Powerful Medicine Than Drugs with Maggie Ward
50:17

Mounting research shows that there is no magic bullet to treat heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, allergies, digestive disorders, headaches, fatigue, or any of the myriad problems we suffer from in the 21st century. But increasing evidence also shows us something else. It shows that food is the most powerful “drug” we have not just to prevent, but also treat, cure, and reverse most chronic illnesses. Food contains information that speaks to our genes, not just calories for energy. What you eat programs your body with messages of health or illness. We are learning from research in the field of nutrigenomics, that food “talks” to our DNA switching on or off genes that lead to health or disease. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Maggie Ward about the nutrition-focused appointments she conducts at The UltraWellness Center, and the power of treating people with food.


Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN, is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. Maggie holds a masters degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University which focuses on using whole foods for holistic Nutrition Therapy. In addition, she completed her requirements to become a registered dietitian at Westchester Medical Center in NY. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center team in 2008, Maggie worked at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York providing nutrition counseling to children and families dealing with HIV. She also taught at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and other sites throughout New York City, teaching nutritionally focused cooking classes for children and adults.Much of her focus is on food allergies, digestive disorders, inflammatory conditions, Pediatrics and Sports Nutrition. Maggie has been counseling individuals, families and business groups on therapeutic diets to address various health concerns for more than 15 years. Her ongoing clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine uses a systems biology approach when working with those who suffer from chronic and acute conditions to help them find their path to healing. She has a passion for cooking and reconnecting people with their potential to heal using whole, organic and local foods.


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode Dr. Hyman and Maggie discuss:


  • Foods that frequently cause reflux and digestive issues, including dairy and gluten 


  • Why taking deep breaths before you begin eating and chewing slower can improve digestive issues 


  • Using elimination diets to identify common food sensitivities and irritants


  • The danger of long-term acid blocking drug use


  • Nutritional testing and what can be gleaned from it


  • Sleep apnea and its relationship to high-blood pressure and weight gain


  • Using DNA testing and nutrigenomics to identify genetic variations and personalize your diet


  • The value of low carbohydrate diets and reducing starch and sugar intake


  • Supporting your detoxification system with foods such as cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, broccoli sprouts, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and through protein sources





Additional Resources:


“Nutrigenomics: Supporting Your Immune System and Beyond”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/04/15/nutrigenomics-supporting-your-immune-system-and-beyond/


“Lab Spotlight: Testing for Food Sensitivities”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/09/27/lab-spotlight-testing-for-food-sensitivities/


“Getting to the Root: Tackling SIBO with Functional Medicine”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/14/getting-to-the-root-tackling-sibo-with-functional-medicine/


“Gluten and Dairy-Free Recipes Even an Italian Can Love”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/12/gluten-and-dairy-free-recipes-even-an-italian-can-love/


“Getting to Know our UltraTeam: A Personal Interview with Functional Nutritionist Maggie Ward”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/03/15/getting-to-know-our-ultrateam-a-personal-interview-with-functional-nutritionist-maggie-ward/


“How I Changed My Life Using Functional Nutrition”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/08/02/how-i-changed-my-life-using-functional-nutrition/


“Natural Remedies for Healthy Blood Pressure”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/04/12/natural-remedies-for-healthy-blood-pressure/


“How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Fat”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/02/22/how-hidden-food-sensitivities-make-you-fat/

“Finding Trigger foods, The Right Amount of Fat and My Top Superfoods”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/03/12/finding-trigger-foods-right-amount-fat-top-superfoods/


“The Myth of Diagnosis”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/05/04/the-myth-of-diagnosis/



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Apr 24, 2020
How To Have Boundless Energy with Ben Greenfield
1:10:19

Energy is such a major piece to overall wellness—we don’t feel very motivated to practice self-care and pursue the things we love if we simply don’t have the energy. So what does it really look like to have great energy, and what can we do in our own lives to create more of it?


Today’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy is the perfect person to answer that. Ben Greenfield is a human performance consultant, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of 13 books, including the wildly popular titles, Beyond Training and Boundless. A former collegiate tennis, water polo, and volleyball player, as well as a bodybuilder, 13-time Ironman triathlete, and professional obstacle course racer, Ben has been voted by the NSCA as America’s top Personal Trainer and by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health and Fitness. Ben hosts the highly popular fitness, nutrition, and wellness website bengreenfieldfitness.com, a site with over a million monthly visitors, featuring articles, podcasts, and product reviews. His latest book, Boundless, is all about creating more energy to live the life of optimal health and happiness you deserve. This can happen through many different types of actions, so today Ben walks us through his extensive research and personal experience.


*For context, this episode was recorded in January 2020.


This episode is sponsored by Joovv and Athletic Greens.


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I use Athletic Greens in the morning as part of my daily routine. It’s really one supplement that covers so many bases and you’d be hard-pressed to find something else this comprehensive in one place. Right now Athletic Greens is offering my audience their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to get your free bottle of Vitamin D3 and K2 with your first purchase. 


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Ben’s new book and why he chose to focus on how to have a boundless amount of energy throughout the day (6:33)


  • Why doing Turkish Get-Up kettlebell exercises is one of Ben’s favorite workouts (10:21)


  • Traditional gym culture vs taking “movement snacks” throughout the day (14:40)


  • Using light therapy to reduce wrinkles, care for your skin, create energy, and more (17:13)


  • The benefits of creating a bit of stress to the system to activate a healing response, such as employing hot/cold routines and sauna (21:33)


  • Why the Carnivore and Paleo Diets were developed in response to plant’s built-in defense mechanisms (25:53)


  • Anti-aging, NAD, sirtuin activating compounds, and sirtuin activating foods (29:41)


  • Assessing what the best diet is for you, fasting, the pitfalls of eating while stressed, and why we should all avoid late night eating (46:12)


  • Eating meat, MTOR activation, and how to avoid high amounts of leucine and methionine (54:46)


  • Methods for optimal sleep (59:01)


Get Ben’s book, Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body and Defy Aging at https://boundlessbook.com/


Find Ben online at bengreenfieldfitness.com and follow him on Facebook @BGFittness, on Twitter @bengreenfield, and on Instagram @bengreenfieldfitness



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Apr 22, 2020
The New Science Of Immuno-Rejuvenation with Dr. Jeffrey Bland
1:05:29

People have never been more curious about strengthening the immune system than they are right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has got us all thinking seriously about our health and what it means to have immune strength, now and in the future. To get the most out of this trying time, we need to be open to looking at our health in ways we haven’t before. My guest today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, is a pro at that, and for this reason and so many others he is considered the father of Functional Medicine. Dr. Bland has been an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years. He’s authored five books on nutritional medicine for the healthcare professional and six books on nutrition and health. With his wife, Susan, Dr. Bland founded The Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991, a nonprofit organization focused on educating healthcare practitioners on effective approaches to treating and preventing chronic disease by getting to the root cause. 


Dr. Bland has always been a major inspiration for me. I was thrilled to have a video-call with him to discuss new ways of looking at optimal health and immunity in the face of this pandemic. In trying to better understand COVID-19, Dr. Bland went back to the basics of the immune system. He breaks down the processes at work, explains what the now often-heard phrase “cytokine storm” means, and talks about using food as medicine to promote immuno-rejuvenation. That means we’re not just supporting the current state of our immune system, we’re reviving it from the ground up. We talk about this and so much more on this week’s valuable episode. 


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Acknowledging the psycho-physical effects of COVID-19 and the three zones of learning the disease offers (4:35)



  • The flexibility and adaptability of our immune system (12:21)


  • Research from the HIV/AIDS epidemic showing dramatic effects of giving African women a simple multi-vitamin (16:35)


  • Immuno-rejuvenation and why our focus should not be on supporting our immune system but rejuvenating it (19:31)


  • How phytochemicals in plants impact human immune systems (24:03)


  • Himalayan tartary buckwheat and its immunopotentiating compounds (28:06)


  • How food influences the function of our immune system (40:30)



  • Five significant changes Dr. Bland predicts in how we will see healthcare globally post-COVID-19 (50:59)


  • The interrelatedness of our immune and nervous systems, and our control over the function of these systems (1:00:43)





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Apr 20, 2020
Why Eating Less And Exercising More Is A Recipe For Weight Gain with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
31:20

We’ve all heard the fiendishly simple and completely untrue colloquialism that to lose weight you just have to eat less and exercise more. Or that it’s all about willpower and that it’s the individual’s fault if they are fat. Not only are these ideas completely unsupported by the scientific literature, but they also lead to a blame-the-victim mentality that tells people who are struggling with their weight, in a not-so-subtle way, that if they only tried harder they would lose weight. There is only one problem with this point of view: It’s just not true.


What makes us thin, fat, or somewhere in between does indeed have something to do with how much we eat and exercise. But the oversimplification stops there. Complex forces that govern our survival control our weight and metabolism. In fact, there is no one simple reason why an individual may have trouble with his or her weight.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to weight gain and weight loss.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Common factors that contribute to weight gain such as blood sugar and insulin levels, environmental toxins, hormonal imbalances, mitochondrial Issues, and more.


  • The value in getting a detailed personal history from patients, and how weight loss is often a side effect of a personalized medicine approach.


  • The connection between the gut, food sensitivities, and weight.


  • The relationship between inflammation and weight.


  • What someone’s waist to hip ratio tells us.


  • Time-restricted eating and intermittent fasting.


  • Why when you eat matters.


  • How sleep issues and sleep apnea can lead to weight gain.


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional Resources:


Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Reset free resource guide 

getfarmacy.com/free


“A Functional Medicine Approach to Obesity: 10 Ways to Lose Weight & Keep It Off”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/04/03/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-obesity-10-ways-to-lose-weight-keep-it-off/


“How Toxins Make You Fat: 4 Steps to Get Rid of Toxic Weight”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/02/20/how-toxins-make-you-fat-4-steps-to-get-rid-of-toxic-weight/


“Top 5 Tips for Weight Loss”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/07/11/top-5-tips-for-weight-loss/


“Three Hidden Ways Wheat Makes You Fat”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/02/13/three-hidden-ways-wheat-makes-you-fat/


“Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/03/27/is-intermittent-fasting-right-for-you/


“Ketogenic Diets: Sorting Through the Pros and Cons”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/01/06/ketogenic-diets-sorting-pros-cons/


“8 Ways Nutrient Deficiencies Cause Weight Loss Resistance”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/06/02/8-ways-nutrient-deficiencies-cause-weight-loss-resistance/


“Why Can’t I Lose Weight?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/08/10/cant-lose-weight/


“Why Can’t I Lose Weight? (Part II)”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/08/16/cant-lose-weight-part-ii/


“UltraMetabolism™ Myth #1: Eat Less + Exercise More = Weight Loss”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/10/26/ultrametabolism/


“Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Key to Weight Loss and Health”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2014/06/09/diet-exercise-key-weight-loss-health/


“Three Days, Real Food, No More Insulin”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/20/three-days-real-food-no-more-insulin/


“The 7 Ways to Fix a Slow Metabolism”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/05/26/the-7-ways-to-fix-a-slow-metabolism/


“Is Your Lack of Sleep Making You Fat?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/07/18/is-your-lack-of-sleep-making-you-fat/


“Big Government and Big Food Give the Same Weight Loss Advice?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2014/05/11/big-government-big-food-give-weight-loss-advice/


“The Most Damaging Food Lie We Have Ever Been Told”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/02/07/damaging-food-lie-ever-told/


“Sweet Dreams: How to Sleep Better, Lose Weight, and Live Longer”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/20/how-to-sleep-better-lose-weight-and-live-longer/



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Apr 17, 2020
Coming To Terms With The New Reality Of COVID-19 with Katie Couric
57:10

We’re all going through this era of coronavirus—separately but together. I feel like humanity is taking one big existential breath; it’s a pause for us all to think about our previous normal lives, our currently abnormal lives, and how we want to reinvent life when this whole thing is over. And I know many of us have become confused by the different news outlets sharing different information. When it comes to deciding who is a reliable source, I know Katie Couric is always someone I can trust. I’m honored to have her chat with me for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. 


Katie is an award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. Since its launch in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than $600 million to support cutting-edge collaborative science and its research has contributed to six new FDA approved therapies. In 2017, she founded Katie Couric Media, which has developed a number of media projects, including a daily newsletter, a podcast, and digital video series. She has played a part in producing many documentaries, including Fed Up, which I was thrilled to be a part of. Couric was also the executive producer of Unbelievable on Netflix, is developing other scripted projects, and is currently writing her memoir.


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor and AquaTru. We need clean water and clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AquaTru and AirDoctor to offer you the AquaTru Water Purification System and AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


*For context, this conversation was recorded on 3/31/20.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • The unprecedented nature of COVID-19 (6:16)


  • Why now is not the time to turn to comfort foods (9:46)


  • What Katie has been hearing from healthcare providers, psychologists, business leaders, and others she has been interviewing during the coronavirus crisis (12:03)


  • The U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic (15:16)


  • The devastating disruption to standard autopsy, grieving, and burial practices in COVID-19 deaths (21:26)


  • Staying informed without obsessing over, or over-consuming, news updates (22:41)


  • Finding power and a sense of control by focusing on where you can be of service (25:06)


  • What our society will look like post-COVID-19 given our intense divisiveness, partisanship, current leadership, and media landscape (30:01)


  • Practices to manage and cope with our current reality (41:32)


  • Restoring national unity through leadership and empathy (48:42)





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Apr 15, 2020
Empowering Yourself In The Face Of COVID-19 with Dr. Patrick Hanaway
59:11

There are so many questions about how coronavirus can impact our health, and rightfully so. This novel virus has completely changed the way we function as a society and brought about a feeling of uncertainty most of us haven’t ever experienced. But we’re in this together. There is, of course, a wide range of common concerns—from how to protect ourselves and families to what kinds of treatment options exist—but also many new conversations popping up around what supplements we can safely trust for immune strength, if it’s safe to go outdoors, how the virus attaches to surfaces, and so much more. 


Last week I was lucky enough to sit down with Dr. Patrick Hanaway for a video-call to talk about these important questions from a Functional Medicine perspective. Dr. Hanaway is the Senior Advisor to the Institute for Functional Medicine, their COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, and Co-Chair of the IFM Expert Advisory Board. In case you missed it, we’re sharing that as the latest episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy.


*For context, this interview was recorded on April 8, 2020.


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Hanaway discuss:


  • The role of supplements in treating COVID-19 and boosting your immune system


  • What we know about taking things like vitamin D, elderberry, zinc, and other compounds to protect against COVID-19


  • Is IV ozone an effective treatment option for COVID-19?


  • Why what you eat is more essential than ever


  • Is intermittent fasting or the ketogenic diet a good way to boost immunity? 


  • The potential effectiveness of using hot-cold interaction, such as sauna, to protect against COVID-19


  • How long is a person still contagious after having the virus and how long does antibody immunity last?


  • Maintaining practices to ground yourself during this time


Find additional information at:


  • Institute for Functional Medicine 

Ifm.org


  • “A Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19” 

drhyman.com/c19


  • Special Episode: Medicine In The Age Of COVID-19 And Beyond

https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/Medicine-In-The-Age-Of-COVID-19-And-Beyond




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Apr 13, 2020
The Underlying Causes And Solutions For Women’s Hormonal Imbalances with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
31:07

Hormone imbalances are epidemic these days. For example, symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), like mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, fluid retention, bloating, breast tenderness, sugar cravings, headaches, and sleep disturbances, affect 75 percent of women. But just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you have to live with these symptoms. 


The real fact is that suffering related to menstrual cycles is unnecessary. You might never know this from conventional medicine, which seems to subscribe to the idea that women are destined to suffer throughout their reproductive life and beyond. However, there are actually many things you can do to fix hormonal imbalances. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating hormonal imbalances in women. 


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • The prevalence of hormonal imbalances in women


  • Using the birth control pill as medical therapy to address PMS, heavy bleeding, and other symptoms of hormonal imbalance


  • What happens during perimenopause


  • The interrelatedness of hormones and what causes them to be out of balance


  • The role of our adrenal glands and how to support them


  • The benefits of eating foods such as flax seeds, broccoli, and whole-food soy to support our hormonal health 


  • Why maintaining balanced blood sugar is so important for hormonal health


For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc


Additional resources:


“Getting to the Root: Perimenopause”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/02/16/getting-to-the-root-perimenopause/


“Lesson 3: Hormones and Neurotransmitters”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-3-hormones-and-neurotransmitters/


“Natural Approach to Alleviating PMS”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/04/25/natural-approach-to-alleviating-pms/


“Magical Magnesium”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/11/magic-magnesium/


“How Do I Naturally Balance Female Sex Hormones?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/08/14/how-do-i-naturally-balance-female-sex-hormones/


“How to Eliminate PMS in 5 Simple Steps”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/09/17/how-to-eliminate-pms-in-5-simple-steps/


“Relationships, Menopause, and Health”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2012/01/13/relationships-menopause-and-health/


“How to Get Your Mojo Back (Boosting Female Sex Drive)”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/07/09/how-to-get-your-mojo-back-boosting-female-sex-drive/


“ULTRAMIND®: Key #2 Balance Your Hormones”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2012/01/27/the-ultramind-solution-key-2-balance-your-hormones/


“A Functional Medicine Approach to Infertility”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-infertility/


“Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/05/claras-case-study-overcoming-infertility/


“Overcoming Postpartum Depression”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/01/16/overcoming-postpartum-depression/


“Meditation: Connecting to the Wisdom Within”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2014/04/10/meditation-connecting-wisdom-within/



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Apr 10, 2020
How To Support Your Spiritual Health In The Time Of COVID-19 with Gabrielle Bernstein
1:00:19

We’re all trying to make sense of the new world order. And while my wife and I stay at home and navigate these unusual times, we find routine and practice to be the core of our wellbeing. We’re meditating every morning, going for walks in the woods, and taking afternoon work breaks to check-in and find time to connect. These seemingly simple actions have become the parts of our day that keep us grounded and optimistic, so we actually even schedule them into our calendars. 


One of my favorite people to talk to about the benefits of spiritual and wellness practices is Gabrielle Bernstein. I was so happy to connect with her over a video-call for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Gabby is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back and has written six additional bestsellers, including Super Attractor which launched in September 2019. She was featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader” and The Oprah Winfrey Network chose Gabrielle to be part of the “Super Soul 100,” a dynamic group of 100 trailblazers whose vision and life’s work are bringing a higher level of consciousness to the world. Gabby provides a calm perspective to the crazy situation we find ourselves in.


This episode is sponsored by Joovv and Four Sigmatic.


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I’m excited to share an exclusive offer from Four Sigmatic on their best selling Immune Bundle that has their Ground Mushroom Coffee and Chaga Elixir - just for Doctor's Farmacy listeners. Right now you can get up to 20% off on their Immune Bundle plus an additional 20% off at checkout. Just go to Foursigmatic.com/HYMAN to take advantage of this awesome deal. You’ll see the full discount applied at checkout. 


Here are more of the details from our interview:


  • Navigating our current circumstances by doubling down on our spiritual tools and practices (6:25)


  • Scheduling time for spiritual practice for sustainable serenity (10:33)


  • The daily spiritual practices and routines that Gabrielle and I are relying upon (14:59)


  • Gabrielle’s Daily Design Method and why she and her husband practice it each morning (20:09)


  • Why feeling good is the key to manifesting the life that you want and Gabrielle’s Choose Again Method (22:26)


  • Gabrielle’s experience with postpartum depression, anxiety, insomnia, and suicidal thoughts (28:36)


  • Voo breathing exercise to stimulate the vagus nerve (33:15)


  • How we can pursue our dreams during this difficult and uncertain time (36:00)


  • What it means to say, “The universe is always a yes” (48:04)






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Apr 08, 2020
What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Testing with Steven Kleiboeker
49:16

Multiple times a day, even multiple times an hour, we’re hearing new information about COVID-19. Some of the most common questions I’ve received have to do with testing. We had our first case of novel coronavirus the same day South Korea had its first case. Yet they are much further ahead of us when it comes to testing, something that has helped them quickly control the virus in a way we haven’t been able to do in the US. They also rapidly took on measures like quarantining and tracing the transmission of the virus.


Of course, there are so many different components that go into successful testing and quelling a pandemic of this size. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I hope to shed some light on those with my guest Dr. Steven Kleiboeker. Throughout our conversation, we cover who should be tested, when, and how, and what kinds of tests are currently available or soon will be. He is the Vice President of Research and Development for Viracor, and is responsible for the scientific direction and oversight of the company's research and development programs as well as the BioPharma and Clinical Trial Biomarker Services research services. Dr. Kleiboeker is board certified as a high-complexity laboratory director, technical supervisor, and clinical consultant by the American Board of Bioanalysis. Over his career, he has published more than 60 scientific manuscripts and serves on editorial boards and as a reviewer for several virological and microbiological journals.


*For context, this interview was recorded on March 31, 2020.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • What we know today about coronavirus, how and when is it transmittable, and why good hygiene is so important as a protective measure (2:29)


  • The difference between the South Korean and American responses to initial cases, which were both reported on the same day (5:33)


  • Issues with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s initial COVID-19 tests and testing protocol (7:53)


  • The COVID-19 test that is currently approved for use (the RT-PCR test), what exactly it tests for, and why there is variation in how long it takes to get test results back (9:47)


  • Issues with scaling-up the supply chain for all necessary components of coronavirus testing (13:53)


  • The current approach to coronavirus testing and how it differs from what testing would look like in a perfect world (21:03)


  • The roll out of coronavirus antibody testing, what antibody tests tell us, and can you get COVID-19 more than once? (28:46)


  • What we could learn from quantitative testing, or knowing the viral load that an individual is carrying  (33:25)


  • What should you do if you have COVID-19 symptoms? (36:29)


  • Is it too late to do extensive testing to stop and slow the spread of COVID-19? (42:49)


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Apr 06, 2020
Special Episode: Medicine In The Age Of COVID-19 And Beyond
1:18:25

It’s natural to have a lot of questions right now. COVID-19 has quickly changed the way we think about health and go about our daily lives. And though we still have a lot to learn about the novel coronavirus, there are also a lot of ways we can keep ourselves, our families, and our communities strong and healthy.


I recently hosted a webinar, along with the doctors at The UltraWellness Center, to answer some of the most important questions about COVID-19. If you missed it, I am sharing it here as a special episode of my podcast, The Doctor’s Farmacy.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Practitioner. Upon graduation from his residency he joined the Indian Health Service. He worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility where he served as the Outpatient Department Coordinator. In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He practiced with a philosophy centered on personal relationship and treating the whole person, not just not the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive this kind of personal care Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health – a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. In August 2017, Dr. Hyman invited Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center. 


Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.


Here’s what we covered in the webinar:


1. How to establish immune resilience now and long term


2. Supplements that are effective in supporting immunity


3. Basic strategies to implement to protect yourself and your family


4. The importance of social distancing and how long we will need to implement this strategy


5. Important tips for anyone dealing with chronic disease


6. Telemedicine and the future of medical appointments


7. The role of Functional Medicine at a time like this 


For more information visit https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19/



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Apr 04, 2020
The Functional Medicine Approach To Cancer and Cancer Recurrence with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
32:49

Numerous things can contribute to cancer development and cancer recurrence. Studies show diet, exercise, thoughts, feelings, and environmental toxins all influence the initiation, growth, and progression of cancer. And when it comes to treating cancer, we are good at cutting it, burning it, and poisoning it with surgery, radiation, and drugs, but many doctors fail to treat the root cause of the cancer. Functional Medicine empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working collaboratively to address the root causes of disease. For example, a Functional Medicine practitioner might say that yes, we still need radiation and other conventional approaches, but what else can we do? 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to cancer and cancer recurrence prevention. Dr. Boham shares patient cases as well as her own experience with a breast cancer diagnosis.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:  


  • Dr. Boham’s personal experience as a breast cancer patient and how it led her to begin practicing Functional Medicine


  • The use of ketogenic and fasting-mimicking diets to treat and prevent cancer


  • Why Functional Medicine looks at markers such as blood sugar and insulin levels, inflammation levels, toxic load, nutritional status, stress levels, and genetics to identify the underlying risk and cause of cancer


  • Using diet and supplementation to influencing gene expression 


  • Why obesity is linked to estrogen-related cancers such as breast, uteran, and prostate


  • Environmental toxins and cancer


  • Dr. Boham’s Breast Wellness video “Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer.” Stream the video online here or visit http://www.drboham.com/order and use the code “breast30wellness” to receive 30% off your DVD purchase.


 

This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AirDoctor to offer you the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter


Additional Resources:


“Top 5 Tips for Preventing Cancer”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/07/07/top-5-tips-for-preventing-cancer/

 

“I Did Everything Right…But I Still Got Cancer”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/07/07/i-did-everything-rightbut-i-still-got-cancer/

 

“Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/05/09/breast-cancer-risk-and-prevention/

 

“My Top 5 Supplements for Breast Health”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/10/18/my-top-5-supplements-for-breast-health/

 

“Breast Wellness by Dr. Elizabeth W. Boham”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2013/10/21/breast-wellness-dr-elizabeth-w-boham/

 

“The UWC Team Shares Why Functional Medicine Matters to Them | A Personal Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Boham”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/11/16/uwc-team-shares-why-functional-medicine-matters-to-them-dr-elizabeth-boham/


“The Harm of Statins and the Right Diet for Cancer Prevention”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/03/05/harm-statins-right-diet-cancer-prevention/


“5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/08/07/5-strategies-to-prevent-and-treat-cancer/

 

“Dr. Elizabeth Boham on Breast Cancer, Women’s Wellness and Becoming the CEO of Your Health”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2016/12/15/dr-elizabeth-boham/

 

“10 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Breast Cancer”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/10/02/10-strategies-to-prevent-and-treat-breast-cancer/



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Apr 03, 2020
The Real Reason For America’s Obesity Crisis And Chronic Disease Epidemic with Dr. David Kessler
1:10:39

Only about 12% of Americans are considered “metabolically healthy.” That means the other 88% of us aren’t meeting basic medical guidelines for things like blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and other markers of metabolic health. Which percentage do you fall into? When it comes to answering that question, one common factor is how many fast carbs you’re consuming. These are the carbohydrates that have been processed—yes, that includes sugar—but it also means starches like refined flours and other processed grains. Whole wheat bread is indeed a fast carb. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I sat down with Dr. David Kessler to break down the differences between fast and slow carbs, how they affect our health, how our diet became so inundated with fast carbs and what we can do to regain metabolic strength. Dr. Kessler served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is the author of A Question of Intent and The End of Overeating, a New York Times bestseller. He is a pediatrician and has been the dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kessler is a graduate of Amherst College, the University of Chicago Law School, and Harvard Medical School.


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor and AquaTru. We need clean water and clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AquaTru and AirDoctor to offer you the AquaTru Water Purification System and AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why 87% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy (7:03)


  • What are fast carbs and how do processed carbohydrates affect us? (12:38)


  • The glycemic index of bread is higher than that of table sugar (18:41)


  • How processed carbs made from grains, corn, and wheat became the foundation of our diet (19:34)


  • The food industry’s resistance to clear ingredient lists and labels on food (23:20)


  • What are slow carbs? (26:02)


  • Why we should all be able to get behind the idea of limiting fast carbs (32:00)


  • Dr. Kessler’s own struggle with his weight, our tendency to turn to comfort foods in stressful time, and why it’s so difficult to break the vicious cycle that results from eating fast carb (33:29)


  • The need for additional reform to the government’s dietary guidelines and how regulation differs in its oversight of the food industry vs the tobacco industry (41:08)


  • Industry will follow the consumer (57:39)




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Apr 01, 2020
It Is Possible To Stop Or Reverse Dementia with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
40:04

For decades we were taught there was no stopping or reversing cognitive decline, now we know this simply is not true. The brain responds to all the same insults as the rest of the body — stress, poor diet, toxins, lack of exercise or sleep, nutritional deficiencies, high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and more. The term dementia is just a label or diagnosis we associate with a collection of symptoms, it doesn't get to why a person has those symptoms. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating cognitive health and to review patient cases in which they treated individuals with dementia, memory loss, and cognitive decline.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.  


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • The need for personalized treatment in stopping or reversing dementia and cognitive decline.


  • Addressing underlying root causes that may be driving dementia such as inflammation caused by high mercury levels, belly or visceral fat, diabetes, pre-diabetes, and insulin resistance.


  • The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), a global network of dentists, health professionals, and scientists who research the biocompatibility of dental products, including the risks of mercury fillings, fluoride, root canals, and jawbone osteonecrosis. https://iaomt.org/


  • How a high-fat diet can benefit the brain.


  • The ability for exercise and meditation to promote BDNF, which is like Miracle-Gro for the brain.


  • How the detoxification system works with the immune system to promote brain health.


 

Additional resources:


“Inflammation Causes Memory Loss and It Starts Sooner Than We Thought”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/05/24/inflammation-causes-memory-loss-and-it-starts-sooner-than-we-thought/

 

“Your Brain and Immunity: The Fascinating Connection You Need to Nurture”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/06/04/your-brain-and-immunity-the-fascinating-connection-you-need-to-nurture/

 

“5 Tips for Better Brain Health as You Age”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/05/10/5-tips-for-better-brain-health-as-you-age/


“Fixing Your Broken Brain + Lots More: 10 Takeaways from My Most-Asked Questions”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/01/08/fixing-broken-brain-lots-10-takeaways-asked-questions/


“The Science of Preventing (and Reversing) Dementia”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/08/podcast-ep52/


“9 Steps to Reverse Dementia and Memory Loss as You Age”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/06/14/9-steps-to-reverse-dementia-and-memory-loss-as-you-age-2/


“Being Proactive in the Face of Alzheimer’s”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/14/being-proactive-in-the-face-of-alzheimers/


“Can You Reverse Cognitive Decline?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/09/14/can-reverse-cognitive-decline/



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Mar 27, 2020
Time To Go In with IN-Q
59:27

Sometimes we need to get quiet to really find the answers we’re looking for. What better time to do that than during this down-time at home? Artists, creators, and dreamers have always been our best teachers on breaking free from the distractions of life and just “being” with ourselves. They take facts and turn them into stories from which we can gain new perspectives. We can all learn many different lessons through various mediums—one of my personal favorites is poetry. 


This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy* I sat down for a deep talk with poet IN-Q. IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah's SuperSoul 100 list of the world's most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO's Def Poetry Jam. He's inspired audiences around the world through his live performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with over 70 million views combined. 


This episode is sponsored by Joovv, AquaTru and AirDoctor purifiers, and Farmacy.


I recently discovered Joovv, a red light therapy device. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin. It actually helps your cells produce collagen so it improves skin tone and complexion, diminishes signs of aging like wrinkles, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. Check out the Joovv products at joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY at checkout. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. 


We need clean water and clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. That’s why I’m teaming up with AquaTru and AirDoctor to offer you the AquaTru Water Purification System

and AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier systems at a special price. Learn more at www.drhyman.com/filter.


Everyone gets off track from time to time, that’s why I founded a new company Farmacy to create best in class protocols that combine food, lifestyle habits, and supplementation to support true wellness. Our first protocol, The 10 Day Reset is a systems-based approach designed to help you get back on track and reclaim your health. Learn more at getfarmacy.com.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why IN-Q named his book Inquire Within (7:27)


  • The value of putting down our phones to just be with ourselves (13:26)


  • The week I spent alone and decided to become a doctor (15:29)


  • How we can feel connected by connecting with nature (17:23)


  • Reframing our pain (18:19)


  • IN-Q shares his poem “85” (25:55)


  • Examples of American’s creating Victory Gardens and coming together during World War II (38:34)


  • IN-Q share his poem about climate change, “One Little Dot” (40:26)


  • Being vs doing (48:00)




*For context, this interview was recorded prior to the World Health Organization’s declaration of the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.



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Mar 25, 2020
You Shouldn’t Need A PhD In Nutrition To Read a Food Label
14:44

Today’s food labels are deliberately misleading and confusing, which serves the interests of Big Food, but not the rest of us. Most of us are completely oblivious to what we are eating and its impact on our health and our world. We are mostly unaware of the chemicals that are added to our foods; how the hormones, antibiotics, plastics, and toxins we eat in our everyday foods harm our bodies. There are over 10,000 additives in our food supply, yet only 43% of them are recognized as safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And the average American consumes three to five pounds of these additives every year.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Mark Hyman talks about food labeling, food additives, and how the FDA is asleep at the wheel in protecting us. Learn more about these topics and the undeniable harm our food system is doing to human health and to the environment in Dr. Hyman’s new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com



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Mar 23, 2020
What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
48:57

Most of us (including most doctors) do not recognize or know that digestive problems wreak havoc in the entire body, leading to allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disease, rashes, acne, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, autism, dementia, cancer, and more. So having a healthy gut means more than simply being free of annoyances like bloating or heartburn. It is absolutely central to your health. It is connected to everything that happens in your body. That is why Functional Medicine almost always starts helping people treat chronic health problems by fixing their gut.


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to review two patient cases focused on treating the gut.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.  


This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter


In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • What is leaky gut, and why does it lead to so many other health issues, including food sensitivities?


  • How our diet, food supply, over-reliance on antibiotics, acid blockers, steroids, and more can lead to leaky gut


  • Using stool testing and Cyrex testing to assess gut health.


  • The ‘5R’ program (remove, replace, reinoculate, repair, and rebalance) that Functional Medicine uses as a guide to treat chronic issues. 


  • Remove stressors: get rid of things that negatively affect the environment of the GI tract including allergic foods and parasites or other bad bugs such as bacteria or yeast. This might involve using an allergy “elimination diet” to find out what foods are causing GI symptoms or it may involve taking drugs or herbs to eradicate a particular bug. 


  • Replace digestive secretions: add back things like digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid, and bile acids that are required for proper digestion and that may be compromised by diet, drugs, diseases, aging, or other factors.


  • Reinoculate. Help beneficial bacteria flourish by ingesting probiotic foods or supplements that contain the so-called “good” GI bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus species, and by consuming the high soluble fiber foods that good bugs like to eat, called “prebiotics.” Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms found in the gut that are also called “friendly bacteria.” Use of antibiotics kills both good and bad bacteria. Probiotics in the form of supplements or food are needed to re-inoculate the gut. Fermented foods, such as yogurt, miso, and tempeh are food sources of probiotics. Prebiotics are nondigestible food ingredients that selectively stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms already in the colon. In other words, prebiotics feed probiotics. Prebiotics are available in many foods that contain a fiber called inulin, including artichokes, garlic, leeks, onion, chicory, tofu, and other soy products. Grains such as barley, flax, oats, and wheat are also good sources of prebiotics. Another good prebiotic source is a supplement called “fructo-oligosaccharide” or FOS.


  • Repair. Help the lining of the GI tract repair itself by supplying key nutrients that can often be in short supply in a disease state, such as zinc, antioxidants (e.g. vitamins A, C, and E), fish oil, and the amino acid glutamine. 


  • Rebalance. Pay attention to lifestyle choices – sleep, exercise and stress can all affect the GI tract.




Additional resources:


“Is Your Digestive System Making You Sick, and Fat?”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/20/is-your-digestive-system-making-you-sick/


“How to Feed Your Gut”

https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/04/13/how-to-feed-your-gut/


“A New Approach to Autoimmune Disease”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/06/27/a-new-approach-to-autoimmune-disease/

“Lab Spotlight: Testing for Food Sensitivities”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2019/09/27/lab-spotlight-testing-for-food-sensitivities/


“The Wrong Gut Bugs Can Make You Fat and Sick (and How to Fix Them)”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/21/the-wrong-gut-bugs-can-make-you-fat-and-sick-and-how-to-fix-them/


“Top 5 Diet Changes for Autoimmunity”

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/06/30/top-5-diet-changes-for-autoimmunity/


“Gut & Digestive Health” 

https://ultrawellnesscenter.com/2012/10/17/lesson-4-gut-digestive-health/



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Mar 20, 2020
How To Fix Your Brain And Live A Genius Life with Max Lugavere
1:07:32

Did you know dementia begins in the brain decades before symptoms start showing up? We can see changes in brain scans 30 or 40 years before forgetfulness and other disconcerting symptoms creep in. But I’ve seen so many patients overcome symptoms of brain dysfunction through the right diet and lifestyle changes. If our actions can have that much power to reverse some forms of brain illness, why aren’t we talking more about using them for prevention?  I’ve seen people with genetic predispositions avoid a diagnosis altogether by living a conscious life. 


That’s exactly what my guest and good friend, Max Lugavere, and I get into on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Max lost his mom last year to a rare disease called Lewy body dementia, which comes along with the neurodegenerative and physical symptoms of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Max is a filmmaker, health, and science journalist and the author of the New York Times bestselling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. Max is excited to release his sophomore book, The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, a lifestyle guide to living happily and healthily with proven, research-based lifestyle tactics, which we dig into more throughout this episode.


This episode is brought to you by Lumen, Thrive Market, and Farmacy.


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Everyone gets off track from time to time, that’s why I founded a new company Farmacy to create best in class protocols that combine food, lifestyle habits, and supplementation to support true wellness. Our first protocol, The 10 Day Reset is a systems-based approach designed to help you get back on track and reclaim your health. Learn more at getfarmacy.com.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How Max’s mother’s illnesses as well as her life and death inspire him to become an expert how how to fix your brain (5:56)


  • The interconnectedness of our brains, our cognition, our emotional wellness and our gut health, hormones, heart health, and more (11:19)


  • The effects of natural and artificial light on the body and the brain (16:18)


  • The importance of our body’s relationship to temperature and how to activate our thermoregulatory pathways (22:20)


  • Nature as medicine and how air pollution affects cognitive function (27:54)


  • Vitamin D, its connection to Alzheimer’s and depression, and how to get optimal levels (32:04)


  • Fasting, intermittent fasting, and early time restricted eating (43:43)


  • The connection between brain health and exercise, the benefits of resistance training, how muscle supports the body, and high intensity interval training (50:21)


  • Max’s new book The Genius Life and his 21-Day plan for genius living to help us reset our brain and body to its factory settings  (59:11)


  • Healing our relationship to food and the importance of avoiding ultra processed foods (1:02:24)





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Mar 18, 2020
Why Big Food Spends Millions Every Year in Washington
15:23

We need to transform our food system and address one of the biggest threats to our well-being: our lack of a coordinated and comprehensive food policy. The outside influence that industrial food and agriculture lobbyists have on our policies encourages a food system that engenders disease. Lobbying power in Washington is rarely in the best interest of the public, supporting food and agriculture policies that undermine public health, harm the environment and increase private profits for Big Food. Big Food and Big Ag spend millions of dollars in Washington every year for the power to block policies that hurt their bottom lines and promote policies that make them money, whether or not it’s harmful to our society or the environment. 


On this week’s mini-episode, Dr. Mark Hyman talks about the dirty politics of Big Food, how that influences our government food policies, and why we need to change it. Learn more about these topics and the undeniable harm our food system is doing to human health and to the environment or climate in Dr. Hyman’s new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com




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Mar 16, 2020
Is An Underactive Thyroid To Blame For Your Mysterious Symptoms? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
30:32

The thyroid tends to be an underappreciated organ, but despite being a small gland it has massive implications for your health. While thyroid disease can occur in various forms, one of the most common is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid gland and diminishes its ability to create precious hormones—ones that impact every cell of the body. Hashimoto’s is the leading cause of hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) in the US and roughly 14 million people in the US are struggling with this diagnosis, with women at much higher risk, being 7 to 8 times more likely than men to get it. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to review patient cases in which thyroid issues were treated.


Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.  


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In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:


  • Symptoms of hypothyroidism which can include sluggishness in the morning, poor concentration and memory, low-grade depression, dry skin, hoarse voice, thinning hair, coarse hair, being very sensitive to cold and having cold hands and feet, low body temperature, muscle pain, weakness or cramps, low sex drive, fluid retention, high cholesterol.


  • Evaluating thyroid health by testing thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels as well as free T3, free T4, thyroid antibodies, reverse T3 testing, and DIO2 gene testing. 


  • Looking for associated problems such as gluten intolerance, food allergies, and heavy metals, as well as deficiencies of vitamin D, selenium, vitamin A, zinc, and omega-3 fats.


  • Choosing foods that offer nutritional support for your thyroid, such as
  • Eggs, sunflower seeds, whole grains, and brazil nuts. Just 1-2 brazil nuts a day can give your body all of the selenium it needs.
  • Seafood and sea vegetables (such as nori, seaweed, and iodized salt) which are rich in iodine. 
  • Zinc-rich foods such as oysters, beef, poultry, beans, nuts, and seeds. 


  • Avoiding raw cruciferous vegetables and GMO soy. Instead, steam or cook cruciferous vegetables and eat non-GMO, whole food soy.


  • Implementing lifestyle practices to support thyroid health such as reducing stress.


  • Using supplements and medication to support thyroid health.


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Mar 13, 2020
How Your Free Will And Data Are Being Hacked By Micro-Targeting Of Your Personality with Andy Russell
1:33:08

When I was growing up we had news sources we could trust. Under The Fairness Doctrine, news on the radio, TV, and in print was partial and fair. But in 1987 during the Reagan administration, this was repealed, leading to alternative media and more misinformation than ever before. And now with the internet, we are truly in the wild west of sharing information, collecting data, and trying to maintain privacy. Big companies take advantage of that from all angels with their marketing, which is now ultra-targeted (and often in ways you wouldn’t even be able to recognize). 


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Andy Russell to talk about what data really means, who has yours, how they got it, and how they use it. Andy is a digital media, ad-tech, marketing-tech, and data science innovator and pioneer as well as a self-taught Behavioral Economist. He has invested in, incubated, or run over 50 technology companies, including Daily Candy, Thrillist, Tasting Table, Idealbite, PureWow, Zynga, Betaworks, Business Insider, Sailthru, RapLeaf and LiveRamp, SpongeCell, AdRoll, and Bounce Exchange. He is the Founder and Chairman of Trigger Media, InsideHook, and Fevo. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • How much do sites like Facebook and Google watch our online actions and what are they doing with the information? (8:30)


  • Why we have an unregulated internet (14:14)


  • What does data really mean, who has yours, and how did they get it? (18:26)


  • The repeal of The Fairness Doctrine and the regulation that alleviates digital platforms from responsibility for third-party content posted on their sites (24:42)


  • The sale of your information by “Big Data” to Facebook and Google (27:27)


  • How a computer or database can “know you better than you know yourself” (34:04)


  • The current state of our personal data and political digital advertising (39:50)


  • What we can learn from the Rwandan genocide (1:04:51)


  • What you can do to know whether you’re being falsely advertised to (1:09:51)


  • Should Facebook and Google get rid of political ads? (1:17:55)


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Mar 11, 2020
What Could We Do If We Weren’t Paying So Much On Healthcare?
17:16

It has been estimated that over the next 35 years, it's going to cost our society $95 trillion to address chronic disease. And not only is this affecting us economically, but our overall quality of life is decreasing. Imagine what we could do If we didn't have to spend as much money as we are currently spending on chronic disease. We would have enough money for other important things such as providing free education and healthcare. We could bring people up out of poverty, end social injustice, restore the environment, and help fund the reversal of climate change. 


By addressing the overall dysfunctions in the food system, we can solve these problems. The solutions exist and they will call on a lot of us to fix it—multiple sectors and stakeholders from citizens and consumers to businesses and farmers, to policymakers in every level of government, including city and state to nonprofits, philanthropists, scientists. By coming together we can transform the food system. 


Dr. Hyman speaks to all this and more in this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. He also outlines the problems and the solutions in his new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com




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Mar 09, 2020
Only A Few Companies Control Our Entire Food System
16:07

Research has shown that for every 10% of your diet that comes from ultra-processed food, your risk of death goes up by 14%. Yet 60% of American diets are made up of ultra-processed food. And though the government tells us to eat more fruits and vegetables, existing food policy subsidizes thousands of acres of corn, soy, and wheat that are turned into processed junk food, while only 2% of our farmland is used to grow fruits and vegetables. In fact, if everybody ate the government-recommended amounts of vegetables and fruits, there actually wouldn’t be enough to go around. 


Part of what is driving these issues is that there is a major monopoly when it comes to seeds. Just a handful of companies control the majority of what and how crops are grown. We have to change our agricultural policies. 


Dr. Hyman dives into these topics and more in this mini-episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. He also outlines the problems and the solutions in his new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com



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Mar 06, 2020
How We Are Poisoning Our Children with Harriet Washington
1:16:58

Racism is still rampant in our country, and it might exist in places you didn’t expect it. For example, Black and Brown populations are at a higher risk of exposure to environmental toxins and have less access to high-quality medical care or clinical medical studies on their specific populations.


This is a major problem that can’t be ignored. And it’s hugely impacting our economy and the success of future generations in multiple ways. Every year we spend 50 billion dollars and lose 23 million IQ points to lead toxicity alone, which affects people of color the most, regardless of social class and income level. 


Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I sit down for an important conversation with Harriet Washington about these issues. Harriet has been the Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada's Black Mountain Institute, a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law. She has held fellowships at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious Madness, and Medical Apartheid, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award. Her new book, A Terrible Thing to Waste, is a “powerful and indispensable” looks at the devastating consequences of environmental racism—and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Communities of color in America are being poisoned as a result of decisions and policies that expose them to dangerous levels of environmental toxins (5:29)


  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sanctioned case of toxic dumping in Afton, North Carolina (12:25)


  • Lead poisoning, its effects on intelligence and cognition, and the populations it is most affecting (16:12)


  • The lack of precautionary testing of chemicals in the United States (22:24)


  • Unacknowledged fetal alcohol damage in Hispanic and African American communities (31:13)


  • Environmental toxin rates among African American communities across all income levels (33:54)


  • How to effectively test for and treat environmental toxin issues (39:38)


  • What actions individuals and communities can take to protect themselves from environmental toxins (44:29)


  • The connection between environmental racism and food injustice (48:39)


  • The role that government, communities, and public health needs to play in protecting citizens from environmental toxins (1:06:57)




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Mar 04, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on Revolution Health Radio with Chris Kresser - Fixing Our Broken Food System
48:31

In honor of Dr. Hyman's newly released book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), we are sharing a recent interview he did on Revolution Health Radio with Chris Kresser.


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RHR: Fixing Our Broken Food System, with Dr. Mark Hyman


I’ve often said that health is not just an individual endeavor—a multitude of other factors contribute to it, including our food system. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk with Dr. Mark Hyman about his upcoming book Food Fix, which delves deeply into the problems in our food system and discusses how they can worsen global crises like the chronic disease epidemic, climate change, poverty, and more.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • What’s wrong with our food system
  • How our food system affects our children
  • The role regulation can play in our health
  • Access to healthy food in underserved populations
  • The damage that our industrial food system causes
  • Hyman’s Food Fix Campaign


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Mar 03, 2020
What To Eat For Better Health
26:57

Eleven million people die every year from a bad diet. In America, six out of ten Americans have a chronic disease; four out of ten have two or more chronic diseases. And this is not just an American problem. Eighty percent of the world's chronic disease and obesity is in the developing world. We know that food is driving the majority of this death and disease but no one is really talking about it. 


In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman explores the global chronic disease crisis being driven by food and the food system. He also breaks down the principles of his “Pegan” diet, a middle ground between vegan and Paleo, focused on whole-foods; primarily colorful, high-fiber vegetables like kale, cauliflower, peppers, and radishes; healthy fats like extra-virgin olive oil and avocados; some low-glycemic fruits like blueberries and blackberries; free-range meats and eggs, used more like condiments than as the star of the plate; anti-inflammatory nuts and seeds, and flavorful herbs and spices. 


Learn more about these all of topics in Dr. Hyman's new book, Food Fix. FoodFixBook.com



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Mar 02, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on The Drive with Peter Attia MD - The Impact of the Food System on Our Health and the Environment
1:50:42

In honor of Dr. Hyman’s newly released book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), we are sharing a recent interview he did on The Drive with Peter Attia MD.


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Mark Hyman, M.D.: The impact of the food system on our health and the environment


In this episode, Mark Hyman, M.D., director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and the author of Food Fix, discusses that if we can fix the food system, we can solve many big problems—namely the chronic disease/obesity epidemic, the rising costs of healthcare, as well as the big problems facing the environment. Mark first briefly lays out the health consequences of processed food with a focus on the gut microbiome. From there, Mark discusses the environmental consequences of industrial farming and lays out how we can affect change on the individual level, through policy and regulations, and perhaps most importantly through regenerative agriculture. Additionally, Mark talks about the potential health risks of consuming GMO foods, herbicides, and other chemicals used in industrial farming as well as the environmental consequences, such as the loss of soil, caused by those same fertilizers and methods of farming.

We discuss:


The negative consequences of the existing food environment [3:46];

What makes processed food so unhealthy? [9:21];

The gut microbiome: Inflammation from gut permeability and how to measure gut health [18:51];

Steps to fixing a bad gut—The Five R’s [24:51];

Some staggering health statistics, and which races might be more genetically susceptible [27:36];

An argument for government regulations and policies to fight back against a massive food industry with unlimited resources (and what we can learn from the tobacco story) [29:21];

Industrial farming and climate change: The degradation of soil and use of fertilizer [42:06];

Regenerative agriculture: Could it be the answer to food waste, our health problems, and the environment? [52:06];

Comparing the Impossible Burger to regeneratively raised beef [1:06:21];

GMO and Roundup—The potential health risks of consuming GMO foods sprayed with Roundup (glyphosate) and other herbicides and pesticides [1:08:36];

How the livelihood of farmers are being affected by big ag companies and the current industrial farming system [1:16:51];

The loss of biodiversity in our food, and what “organic” really means [1:19:21];

What can people do on the individual level to protect themselves as well as affect change to the toxic food system? [1:25:21];

What role does the USDA play in this “toxic” food environment and how do we fix it? [1:30:36];

The top 3 changes Mark would make if he was “food czar” [1:35:36];

Mark’s rebuttal against the argument that it’s best for the environment if we stop farming animals and move to a fully plant-based diet (and his argument for “agriculture 2.0") [1:36:51];

What is Mark’s overall mission with the work that he’s doing? [1:40:51];

Bread in the US vs. Europe: Why does bread (and wheat products) taste different and potentially cause less health problems in Europe versus the US? [1:42:21]; and

More.

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Feb 29, 2020
Do We Need A Soda Tax?
17:38

How can we reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages? 


There are efforts globally around the world looking at soda taxes as a solution for bringing down the consumption of foods that we know cause obesity and chronic disease. When those taxes are paired with incentives for eating healthy food, it's a win-win for everybody. Consuming more healthy food and less soda creates more productivity, lower healthcare costs, and less chronic disease. Yet we see organizations such as the American Beverage Association spending millions of dollars fighting soda taxes. It’s obvious that they wouldn't spend that kind of money if they didn't think they would lose profits from a soda tax. Dr. Hyman talks about all this and more in this mini-episode. 


Learn more about these topics and the actions we can take for more transparency from the government and corporations in Dr. Hyman's new book, Food Fix. FoodFixBook.com




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Feb 28, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes - Build Your Health to Build Your Wealth
58:15

In honor of Dr. Hyman’s upcoming book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), out on February 25th we are sharing a recent interview he did on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes.


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Build Your Health to Build Your Wealth with Dr. Mark Hyman


Wealth without health isn't wealth at all. 


Let's say you're the richest person in the world. You have anything and everything you could ever want. You've started companies, written books, gone on tours—you name it. But your body isn't in the best shape. You've put it second to your career goals. And now, it's starting to show.


Your health is a different kind of wealth. Taking care of your finances is important, but so is taking care of your body. If you neglect your body, your body will neglect you. As you age, this only gets harder. You won't be able to enjoy life because you'll feel tired, sick, or miserable.


Of course, exercise is vital to maintaining good health, but so are the foods that you eat. The food we eat has an impact on our brain chemistry, our physical health, our community, and even climate change!


It's easy to eat the processed food that's offered to us daily, but if we want to start investing in our health, it's time for a change.


If there's one person who knows how to help, it's Dr. Mark Hyman.


Dr. Mark Hyman is leading a health revolution—one revolved around using food as medicine to support longevity, energy, mental clarity, happiness, and so much more.


Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He's the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, is the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, AND is the Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. 


And somehow, in the midst of all this, he's a twelve-time New York Times bestselling author and hosts one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor's Farmacy. He's also a regular medical contributor on several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, The Dr. Oz Show, and CNN. 


Needless to say, he's an expert. Dr. Hyman is one of my favorite people to learn from about health because he is so honest about what’s going on. Instead of trying to push his own agenda, he’s got humanity’s best interest at heart.


If you're wanting to invest in your health, look no further! Join me on Episode 916 with Dr. Mark Hyman to learn how eating the right foods can make you healthier and happier.


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How many people in the U.S. are actually sick (4:28)
  • The truth about what diabetes is and what causes it (9:55)
  • The history of processed food and what it does to the environment (14:50)
  • How much food we waste annually (19:48)
  • Why the FDA doesn’t regulate food the way other countries do (21:32)
  • How the food industry convinces people bad food is safe (26:22)
  • Why nut milks can be problematic (47:58)
  • Plus much more…


If you enjoyed this episode, show notes and more at http://www.lewishowes.com/916 and follow at instagram.com/lewishowes



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Feb 27, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on Feel Better, Live More with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - Why We Need To Fix Our Food System
1:24:17

In honor of Dr. Hyman’s upcoming book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), out on February 25th we are sharing a recent interview he did on Feel Better, Live More with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee.


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Why We Need To Fix Our Food System with Mark Hyman


Is it possible to create a food system that promotes health, not disease? One that regenerates ecosystems, reverses climate change and ensures no one, least of all the poorest in society, is endangered?

My guest on this week’s podcast believes it is. He is functional medicine doctor and New York Times bestselling author, Dr Mark Hyman. Mark and I talk about everything from how processed food is addictive by design, to the powerful role good nutrition, from real food, could have in hospitals, schools and prisons. We discuss why soil depletion from intensive farming is one of the biggest drivers of climate change – and why that vegan burger may not be the environmentally friendly option.

Despite the serious subject matter of this conversation, I’m sure you’ll come away feeling hopeful. Mark doesn’t simply highlight the problems we’re facing. He identifies the ‘fix’, providing practical, positive solutions. It’s a call to action that we can all do our bit to answer.

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Feb 26, 2020
How To Fix Our Food System To Save Humans And The Planet
53:12

It’s time we stopped thinking about the way we eat only in terms of our health—we need to recognize the global impact of food. We need to eat in a way that combines good science with common sense. We need to not just include our health in the equation but also the biodiversity of the planet and our ability to grow food for future generations. So how do we do that? We’ve all been told we should go vegan to save the planet, but even if you don’t eat animals conventional agriculture kills 7 billion animals a year through habitat destruction. Not to mention, massive amounts of greenhouse gases are emitted to produce processed soy foods even if you completely avoid beef. Then people preach Paleo or keto but eat lots of factory-farmed meat, which also produces massive amounts of greenhouse gases, and is not something you want to put in your body. 


Our food system is fundamentally flawed. That’s why I wrote my new book Food Fix that just hit shelves yesterday! To share all the solutions for creating a food system that helps both our bodies and the planet thrive. I’m really excited to tell you more about it. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy we’re sharing part two of the conversation we started last week, with my good friend and business partner Dhru Purohit as the host. We dig into the problems that led me to write Food Fix and how we can all take action starting today. 


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Why veganism isn’t the solution to climate change (6:17)


  • What is regenerative agriculture? (9:12)


  • The environmental effects an Impossible Burger vs a regeneratively-raised beef burger (10:19)


  • The Pegan diet, and my principles for how to eat (15:02)


  • Why I’ve cut back on eating almonds (19:07)


  • My daily diet and how I practice intermittent fasting (21:00)


  • How food pharmacies would save us money (30:50)


  • How the food industry tricks consumers and keeps us sick (35:25)


  • The good news and positive change in the food industry (40:50)


  • Why I wrote my new book, Food Fix, available now! (44:34)


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Feb 25, 2020
Why Do Our Tax Dollars Support Unhealthy Food?
10:01

U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill for the growing of processed foods (through agricultural subsidies for the raw materials of processed food—namely wheat, corn, and soy), and for providing the poor quality processed food and soda to the poor (through our food stamps program). Yet the federal government has repeatedly denied cities and states the right to enact basic policy reform measures, despite evidence to show that incentivizing healthy food and disincentivizing unhealthy food has been proven effective. 


And it is not just bureaucrats who have opposed policy change. Many anti-hunger groups and national food banks, like the Food Research Action Center, or FRAC, have used their political influence to resist efforts to ban sugary drinks from the food stamp program, or SNAP. 


In this mini-epissode, Dr. Hyman examines three government agencies that are promoting unhealthy foods and how a change in food policy could shift our health and the health of our communities and planet. Learn more in Dr. Hyman's new book, Food Fix. foodfixbook.com





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Feb 24, 2020
Special Episode: Mark Hyman on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu - Why You Need to Examine Your Entire Health History to Heal Properly | Health Theory
48:40

In honor of Dr. Hyman’s upcoming book, Food Fix (foodfixbook.com), out on February 25th we are sharing a recent interview he did on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.


Watch Impact Theory at https://www.youtube.com/tombilyeu


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Mark Hyman on Why You Need to Examine Your Entire Health History to Heal Properly | Health Theory 

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

 

Functional medicine aims to uncover the laws of biology, treats the human body as an ecosystem, and is about creating health, not just curing illness. Mark Hyman is one of the foremost practitioners of functional medicine, one of its earliest advocates, and is certainly one of its best spokesmen. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Mark Hyman explains the rationale behind functional medicine and describes its most important features. He also gives detailed advice on improving the diet, talks about what it means to say that food is information, and discusses the connection between the body, mind, gut and brain. 

 

Get a copy of Mark's new book "Food Fix" here: https://amzn.to/38mWyY8

 

SHOW NOTES:

 

What does it mean to say the body is an ecosystem? [1:18]

How do you find the root cause of an illness? [2:50]

Functional medicine is about creating health, not curing illness [5:45]

How should you deal with bacterial overgrowth in the upper gut? [9:42]

Mark explains how to test your microbiome [11:10]

There is lots of conflicting information on nutrition but there are some common principles [14:17]

Factory vegetarian diets harm the environment, but regenerative meat diets help [18:54]

Why should we eat more vegetables? [21:07]

What are the laws of biology regarding diet and nutrition? [22:56]

Soy traditionally was processed in a very different way than it is now [26:07]

All food is information [27:37]

Mark describes the dietary principles nearly everyone should follow [28:54]

Which kinds of vegetables should you be eating? [33:49]

Mark explains the effects of eliminating the most toxic foods from a diet [35:33]

We have the most inflammatory diet in history, and it directly causes illness [37:54]

Mark shares his journey towards Buddhism, wisdom and compassion [40:47]

Your brain, mind, body and gut are all connected [43:03]

Mark shares the one change people need to make [47:48]

 

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Feb 22, 2020
America's Eating Habits And The Rise Of Fast Food Around The World
11:08

Sales are going down for soda and processed food in the US and Europe, but they're dramatically rising in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, and it's not by accident. It's by design. 


The globalization of our processed industrial food has allowed Big Food and Big Agriculture to flood the world with disease causing products. Food companies are transforming local diets, uprooting healthy traditional foods that people have been eating for centuries, and replacing them with ultra-processed frankenfoods. It's a huge problem. 


Dr. Hyman dives in to the topic of globalized junk food and much more in this mini-episode. You can also learn more about these topics in Dr. Hyman's new book, Food Fix. www.foodfixbook.com



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Feb 21, 2020
How Our Food System Harms Humans And The Planet
1:18:55

The way we grow food now is destroying our ability to grow it in the future. And the way we’re growing it now is making us sicker and more broke than ever before. Food is our #1 killer, even more so than smoking and guns.Our government supports the overproduction of the top crops for processed foods—corn, soy, and wheat—and Big Food reaps the benefits by turning them into sugary, starchy, highly addictive foods that cause chronic diseases. Diseases that are killing us and could be prevented.


This all comes down to our food system. The way food is grown, transported, processed, consumed, and wasted in our country is contributing to these problems and so much more—especially some of our most urgent ones like climate change. That’s why I wrote my new book Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time. And today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I’m excited to trade places and be the interviewee with my good friend, business partner, and host of The Broken Brain Podcast, Dhru Purohit. When I got very sick decades ago, I took on the mission to use Functional Medicine to help myself and my patients get over needless suffering. There are so many things we can do to prevent unnecessary health struggles and related deaths, and food is one of the most powerful.


This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.


Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • When I realized I had to get out of the doctor’s office to get my patients healthy (11:12)


  • Who is most affected by our food system? (14:06)


  • The lack of nutrition guidelines in our Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps (23:21)


  • How the way we grow fo