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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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Despite what conventional medicine has told us, type 1 diabetes is not a sentence for a heavy reliance on insulin. For many people, a diet that carefully monitors carb intake can dramatically reduce blood sugar swings and reduce the amount of insulin needed. Keto (or the ketogenic diet) has gotten a lot of buzz lately, and this fat-heavy very low-carb approach to eating is showing some promise for diabetics and many other metabolic diseases as well. With that being said, there is no perfect diet for everyone, and each person needs to find what works best for them. One of my guests on this week’s Doctor’s Farmacy podcast, Dr. Carrie Diulus, has found vegan keto is the best approach for managing her type 1 diabetes and maintaining a healthy weight. We’re also joined by Dr. Ethan Weiss, who’s been steadily in ketosis for about 2 years using a plant-heavy, mostly pescatarian keto approach.This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and SomniFix. 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.Most of us aren’t getting our best rest. But there is actually a proven solution I’ve found for getting high-quality rest, simply by helping you breathe through your nose instead of your mouth. They’re called SomniFix Strips. Breathing through your nose has so many benefits—it protects against mouth dryness and nasal congestion, boosts oxygen saturation for enhanced focus, and helps naturally produce nitric oxide that kills bacteria and supports immunity. SomniFix is now offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off of your order. Just go to somnifix.com, and use the code HYMAN20 at checkout.Here are more of the details from our interview:-How Dr. Diulu became vegan keto (9:13)-The evolution in thinking about heart disease and heart-healthy diets (22:26)-The idea of “the best diet” (26:36)-Saturated vs unsaturated fats and the ketogenic diet (32:38)-Why fiber is a significant factor and calories still matter with the ketogenic diet (43:58)-Do you need to go in and out of ketosis and can you achieve longevity through diet? (50:55)-Sarcopenia of aging and eating for mobility as you age (1:00:53)-The benefits of testing blood insulin levels (1:12:37)-What you need to know if you want to try keto (1:20:15)-What a typical day of eating looks like for Dr. Diulu and Dr. Weiss (1:31:03)-Learn more about Keyto, which aims to make the ketogenic diet more accessible through a breath meter device and phone app at www.getketyo.com
Wendell Berry said, "To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd." We need to revolutionize the food system completely. We have as system that fuels destruction, not only of our own health, but the health of the planet and animals. ⁣⁣⁣⁣My new book, Food Fix, both defines the problems and maps out the policies, business innovations and grass roots solutions. And what we can each do to improve our health and the health of our communities and the planet. ⁣⁣I cannot cure obesity and diabetes in my office. It is cured on the farm, in the grocery store, in the restaurant, in our kitchens, schools, workplaces, and faith based communities. ⁣⁣This book will show you how. If you care about your health and the health of your community and the planet, visit foodfixbook.com.
How To Feed Your Gut

How To Feed Your Gut

2020-01-1700:13:143

There are so many angles we need to look at with gut health and they can tell us an amazing amount of information about the rest of the body. Our gut bacteria regulate many of our bodily functions, from creating vitamins to controlling our immune system, our brain function and of course, our metabolism and weight. They are critical to our long-term health. In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman explores the role of the gut microbiome and how best to feed it with his colleagues at The UltraWellness Center. Dr. Todd LePine, Dr. George Papanicolaou, and Dr. Elizabeth Boham.Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s goal is to help patients achieve vitality through focusing on optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.Dr. George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive personal care, Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health—a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou joined The UltraWellness Center in August 2017. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their wellness goals. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the Functional Medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well, a topic she is passionate about as a breast cancer survivor.Learn more about The UltraWellness Center at https://ultrawellnesscenter.comListen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Todd LePine: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrToddLePineListen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. George Papanicolaou: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrGeorgePapanicolaouListen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrElizabethBoham
Nobody wants to name the problem, but let’s call it what it is: social injustice is part of our healthcare system. Black and Hispanic people are far more likely to get sick and die from the 10 leading causes of death due to a range of factors, including lack of access and discrimination in our healthcare system and policies. When you consider that most treatments and drugs are only tested on white males, it’s clear we’re ignoring the unique wellness needs of so many other populations. And the result of these disparities gets passed down through generations. We need to work on solutions now. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I sat down with Dr. Charles Modlin, Dr. Leonor Osorio, and Tawny Jones from Cleveland Clinic to talk about these issues and ways to create a new multi-cultural dynamic in healthcare. Dr. Charles Modlin is a Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Urologist, Executive Director of Minority Health, and the Cleveland Clinic Physician Lead for Public Health. He founded and directs Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center. Dr. Leonor Osorio has been on staff at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital practicing Internal medicine since 2001. She was instrumental in the opening of the Lutheran Hospital Hispanic Clinic, which connects patients to Spanish speaking physicians. Tawny Jones is an accomplished Administrator at the Cleveland Clinic who leads clinical operations at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Joovv. I recently I discovered Joovv, a red light therapy device. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin. It actually helps your cells produce collagen so it improves skin tone and complexion, diminishes signs of aging like wrinkles, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. To check out the Joovv products for yourself head over to joovv.com/farmacy. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout. Here are more of the details from our interview: -Racial health disparity statistics and factors driving these disparities (4:37)-The Tuskegee syphilis experiment how it continues to perpetuate distrust of the healthcare system (12:50)-The cascading effects of racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and unconscious bias on minority health (15:47)-Targeted food marketing to minority populations and acknowledging the reality of food injustice (19:53)-The role of sugar and the sugar industry in driving health disparities (30:32)-How community-based conversations and initiatives can improve health literacy and outcomes (35:40)-The importance of prioritizing cultural sensitivity in creating health programs (42:43)-Economic implications of the healthcare disparities crisis and incentivizing value-based healthcare (55.47)-Multicultural specialty centers (1:01:06)-Calling for hospitals and healthcare practitioners to give voice to our national food crisis (1:06:28)
Nourishing our spirit through addressing the inner challenges we all face—whether it’s discontent in a marriage or job or self-sabotaging beliefs about not being good enough—has a major impact on our overall well-being. When we address the lies we tell ourselves and others, connect with our personal integrity, and embrace the spirit we’re often keeping locked away, some truly amazing things can happen.  In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with his personal coach and best friend, Lauren Zander to discuss the transformative steps that helped him reach his goals and Lauren shares a wealth of knowledge, and humor, on how to address the lies we all tell ourselves and instead pursue our dreams.Lauren Zander is an executive life coach, author, and creator of The Handel Method® and Inner.U. She is the coach to coaches, gurus, CEOs, and stars. She has 40+ coaches trained in her proven method, developed and taught at MIT, Stanford, and NYU, as well as at Fortune 500 companies and to people wanting to human better worldwide.Learn to human better in love and life with Lauren's online coaching course, Inner.U LOVE. Pre-order now through Jan. 15, 2020 and also get Inner.U LIFE, Lauren's life coaching course in a special bundle price of just $650. Or, pre-order Inner.U LOVE individually for just $325. Your lifetime subscription includes: 12 audio coaching sessions from Lauren Zander, 1 free private coaching session with an HG coach, and 1 six-week coaching bootcamp with an HG Coach. Get Started at handelgroup.com/markhyman
We have the best hospitals, most highly trained doctors, and people come from all over the world to get medical treatments in the US. Yet, we’re lagging behind almost every other country in health metrics, including life expectancy and infant mortality. That’s because we’re not being set up for success: The policies and systems we rely on for healthcare aren’t supporting prevention, education, and accessibility for all our communities. We are spending a massive amount of money on healthcare (1 of every 5 federal dollars) but we’re not spending on the social services to invest in lifestyle wellness that prevents disease in the first place. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Dr. Anand Parekh to talk about solutions to our country’s healthcare crisis and examine what’s already working. Dr. Parekh is the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) chief medical advisor, providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization, particularly in the areas of aging, prevention, and global health. Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a HHS deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness, and care management. He has spoken widely and written extensively on a variety of health topics and is the author of a new book entitled Prevention First – Policymaking for a Healthier America.This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.Here are more of the details from our interview: -Why life expectancy and other health metrics are so poor in the United States (5:09)-Why policymakers do not focus on prevention and proactive policies to improve health (13:21)-Personal responsibility in a toxic health environment (19:24)-Challenges with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or our food stamp system (21:06)-Social needs vs social determinants of health (28:12)-Obesity: the public health crisis of our century (31:46)-Dr. Parekh’s 5 key takeaways for policymakers (38:48)-Targeting and creating pathways for existing healthcare programs and interventions that have been shown effective (47:02)-Why the government is so important in scaling healthcare solutions (52:04)-The need for clinical-community linkages (52:31)Find Dr. Parekh’s book, Prevention First: Policymaking for a Healthier America here.  Check out the work being done by at the Bipartisan Policy Center here.
Unfortunately, in today’s world we’ve become exposed to a greater number of environmental toxins than ever before. Heavy metals including mercury, lead, and arsenic pose many threats to our health, from increased risk of cancer to autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances, gut issues, and much more. In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman talks to Dave Asprey about the best ways to test for and detoxify from heavy metals.Dave Asprey is an expert in biohacking and reversing the aging process. He is the founder and CEO of Bulletproof 360, creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, the host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, serial entrepreneur, and global change agent. Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dave Asprey: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DaveAsprey
We’re up against a chronic epidemic: stress. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% or more of doctors’ visits are due to illnesses related to stress. This can come in many different forms. Socioeconomic stress is a real burden for many people, as is the stress of taking care of several generations within a family, or meeting the demands of our jobs. Stress can also come in the form of bad food and poor or inadequate sleep, which send negative signals to the brain that produce stress hormones. That doesn’t mean we’re stuck with stress though. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by my good friend Dr. Rangan Chatterjee to look at the many sides of stress and all the actions we can take to stop it in its tracks. Dr. Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. He hosts the biggest health podcast in Europe, Feel Better, Live More, which Apple has announced as one of the most downloaded new podcasts of the past year. His first book, How to Make Disease Disappear, is an international bestseller all over the world and has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide in just 18 months. His most recent book, the #1 bestseller, The Stress Solution, tackles what the WHO calls the health epidemic of our time—stress.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Joovv.ButcherBox is currently offering listeners of the podcast 2 lbs of wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon PLUS $20 off your first box. Just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great deal.Check out the Joovv products at joovv.com/farmacy. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout. Here are more of the details from our interview: -The personal experience that changed Dr. Chatterjee’s approach to practicing medicine (6:22)-Why Dr. Chatterjee chose to focus on the topic of stress in his latest book, The Stress Solution (15:25)-The power of identifying if there is a trigger point in your week that leads to the bulk of your stress (19:26)-How stress affects your physiology and why finding meaning and purpose in your life is so important to your stress resiliency (23:53)-Managing your mindset as it relates to what you can vs what you cannot control (36:15)-How lack of downtime contributes to stress, the brain’s default mode network, and our toxic relationship to technology (38:34)-How to create a morning routine in as little as 5 minutes (48:32)-Creating new behaviors and habits (55:34)-The daily gratitude exercise Dr. Chatterjee practices with his family (57:33)-The importance of touch and intimacy (1:00:37)Find Dr. Chatterjee online at https://drchatterjee.com/ and follow him on Facebook @DrChatterjee, on Instagram @DrChatterjee, and on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk.
Food waste is one of the largest problems of our time. In fact, about 30% of all food produced globally (1.3 billion tons) is wasted—and it’s costing us. Food waste is also a major contributor to climate change; if food waste was represented as its own country it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter! In this minisode, Dr. Hyman dives into this topic and what we can do about it in our own homes with Kavita Shukla and Paul Hawken.Kavita Shukla is the Founder and CEO of The FRESHGLOW Co. and the inventor of FreshPaper, a simple innovation taking on the massive global challenge of food waste by keeping food fresher, longer. FreshPaper is used by farmers and families across the globe, and The FRESHGLOW Co. has partnered with some of the largest retailers in the world, from Whole Foods to Walmart so that people everywhere can take advantage of this incredible product and the goodness of real food.Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. His book, Drawdown, outlines the most comprehensive plan to reverse global warming.Tune-in to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Kavita Shukla:DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/KavitaShuklaTune-in to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Paul Hawken: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/PaulHawken
As we see a rise in the hyperlocal movement, urban farming, school gardening programs, and farm to table restaurants it’s clear there are some really exciting solutions in the works for a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable food system. We just need to embrace them and keep the innovations coming. When it comes to innovative ideas that support a more sustainable, nutritious, and beneficial food system, there’s no better person to talk to than Kimbal Musk. I was thrilled to sit down with him for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy to dig into our changing landscape of food and how he’s managed to scale sustainable eating and education as part of his model. Kimbal is a chef, restaurateur, and philanthropist. His personal mission is to pursue an America where everyone has access to real food. He’s been named a Global Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum and is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of three businesses—The Kitchen Restaurant Group, Big Green, and Square Roots—with real food missions that are rapidly growing across the US. The Kitchen Restaurant Group sources sustainably grown food from American farmers, stimulating the local farm economy to the tune of millions of dollars a year. Kimbal’s nonprofit organization, Big Green, builds permanent, outdoor Learning Garden classrooms in hundreds of underserved schools across America reaching over 350,000 students every day. His tech-enabled food company, Square Roots, builds urban farms in climate-controlled shipping containers with the mission to bring real food to people in cities around the world by empowering next-gen farmers. This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.Here are more of the details from our interview: -The development of Kimbal’s love of cooking (4:27)-Kimbal’s decision to leave Silicon Valley, move to New York and go to cooking school, and his experience cooking for firefighters after September 11th (10:27)-Community restaurants and Kimbal’s move to Boulder, CO to open The Kitchen restaurant (15:53)-Scaling the industrial food system to provide local produce to more areas (19:36)-America’s aging farmer population, the average income of farmers, and why it’s so difficult to bring innovation into farming (21:27)-How the ethanol mandate is keeping young farmers from gaining access to land, and how this lead Kimbal to start Square Roots urban farming company (25:45)-Ecosystem services and the challenges that farmers face in efforts to break away from the monocrop system  (39:47)-Kimbal’s experience breaking his spine and how it led him to dedicate his life to scale bringing learning gardens to schools through his organization Big Green (47:16)-National Young Farmers Coalition and its efforts to get young people into farming  (56:57)-Scaling regenerative farming (1:01:50)Learn more about Kimbal at kimbalmusk.com and follow him on Facebook @kimbalmuskofficial, on Instagram @kimbalmusk, and on Twitter @kimbal.
We’re always hearing extreme results from nutritional research. Ranging from the “dangers” of coconut oil and eggs to completely contradictory statements, like that a low-carb diet shortens lifespan and also increases it, we are bombarded with confusing information that can make deciding what to eat totally overwhelming. But with the right knowledge and resources, we can learn to decipher dietary studies to get the real truth. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Chris Kresser, an expert in Functional Medicine and a leader in nutritional research, to dissect what you need to evaluate to understand nutrition research.Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, founder of Kresser Institute, creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health and has trained over 1,500 clinicians and health coaches in his unique approach.Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Chris Kresser at: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ChrisKresser
One of the reasons Functional Medicine is so transformative is that it recognizes disease does not occur in isolation. If one part of the body is compromised the entire body is thrown out of balance. SIBO, or small intestine bacterial overgrowth, is a great example of this. It rarely occurs on its own, and is often paired with a number of other issues, from neurological symptoms to migraines, arthritis, and more. When we focus on healing the gut in these instances, the entire body shifts for the better. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I’m joined by Dr. George Papanicolaou to talk about the Functional Medicine matrix as a framework for healing, as well as his own journey in overcoming a traumatic brain injury. Dr. Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive personal care, Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health—a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. In August 2017, I invited Dr. Papanicolaou to join The UltraWellness Center and we’ve been successfully helping people together ever since. This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by ButcherBox. Now through December 31, 2019, ButcherBox is offering listeners of the podcast 2 lbs of wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon and 4 grass-fed, grass-finished sirloin steaks for free in your first order PLUS $20 off your first box. Just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great deal.Here are more of the details from our interview: -The 4 principles of osteopathic medicine and what attracted Dr. Papanicolaou to become a DO before he discovered Functional Medicine (6:05)-Why prevention, as thought about it in conventional medicine, is really early detection (11:29)-Treating SIBO and how the Functional Medicine Matrix is used to identify issues and create health (17:19)-Leaky gut, why SIBO is rarely seen in patients by itself, and how to test for it (27:09)-Patient cases in which Dr. Papanicolaou and I have treated gut issues (32:40)-The reason why people get so-called “food babies” (36:29)-The 5 R’s of Functional Medicine (40:10)-Why Functional Medicine uses genetic and toxicity testing not regularly used in conventional medicine (48:33)-Gluten as the trigger for autoimmune disease, how sugar and starch can cause hormonal issues, and Dr. Papanicolaou’s experience treating his teenage daughter’s fatigue (1:00:34)-Dr. Papanicolaou’s personal experience with brain injury and how he healed himself (1:09:24)Learn more about working with Dr. George Papanicolaou at The UltraWellness Center at https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/team-member/george-papanicolaou/. 
We have all heard that meditation can provide stress relief, but the benefits do not stop there. Meditation also provides immune support, can lead to better sleep, and even better sex; it also provides the immune system a rest five times deeper than sleep. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with his own meditation teacher, Emily Fletcher, to talk about the science behind meditation’s benefits. It is possible to let go of the stress we’ve all accumulated throughout life; Emily explains how this works down to the cellular level. Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva, the creator of The Ziva Technique, and regarded as a leading expert in meditation for high performers. She is also the author of, “Stress Less, Accomplish More.”Tune in to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Emily Fletcher: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/EmilyFletcher
There’s a part of our food system that’s not being talked about: racial inequality. The division of land, government subsidies, and financial resources that are available favor white farmers. Meanwhile, many of our sustainable farming practices actually stem from African and indigenous roots. Since 1920 African-American farmers have lost over 14 million acres of land. Combine this with the fact that Black communities are also at a higher risk of illnesses due to a lack of access to fresh, nutritious food. It’s food apartheid. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I was joined by Leah Penniman to dig into the racial injustice that continues to smolder in our current food system. Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land. As Co-Executive Director, Leah is part of a team that facilitates powerful food sovereignty programs—including farmer training for Black and Brown people, a subsidized farm food distribution program for communities living under food apartheid, and domestic and international organizing toward equity in the food system. Her book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land is a love song for the land and her people.This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Joovv and Thrive Market.I always love checking out the latest science for anti-aging and recently I discovered Joovv, a red light therapy device. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin. It actually helps your cells produce collagen so it improves skin tone and complexion, diminishes signs of aging like wrinkles, and speeds the healing of wounds and scars. To check out the Joovv products for yourself head over to joovv.com/farmacy. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout. Make sure to also check out Joovv's website for some special holiday deals while supplies last!Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.Here are more of the details from the interview: -How Leah got into farming (5:53)-Why the term “food apartheid” is more accurate than “food desert” (11:44)-Soul Fire Farm and how it is working to create a new food and farm system (19:43)-Overcoming the obstacles that keep people of color from becoming farmers (27:35)-The potential benefits of regenerative agriculture (29:55)-Leah’s work getting community-supported agriculture paid for with funds from The Farm Bill  (34:34)-The Fairness for Farm Workers Act and why labor protection laws historically excluded farmers (36:22)-Costa Rica’s ecosystem services model (42:13)-Internalized racism and the food system (45:20)-The role of the land in the civil rights movement (53:13)Learn more about and order Leah’s book, Farming While Black, at https://www.farmingwhileblack.org/. Follow on Facebook @farmingwhileblack, on Instagram @farmingwhileblack, and on Twitter @blkfarmer.Learn more about the work of Soul Fire Farm at http://www.soulfirefarm.org/ and follow on Facebook @soulfirefarm, on Instagram @soulfirefarm, and on Twitter @soulfirefarm.Follow Leah on Facebook @leah.penniman and on Instagram @leahpenniman. 
Food has an amazing ability to heal, but the timing of when we eat or abstain from eating can also have really amazing impacts on our health. Autoimmunity, gut issues, Alzheimer’s, and aging have all been found to benefit from the right kind of fasting. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Valter Longo to discuss the Fasting Mimicking Diet, a diet that helps you feel fed and nourished without completely starving the body, and has been found to support anti-inflammatory gut bacteria and support the mechanisms that lead to better aging. Dr. Valter Longo is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of aging studies and related diseases. Known as a “Guru of Longevity,” Dr. Longo is currently Professor of Biogerontology and Biological Sciences and Director of the Institute of Longevity of the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, as well as Director of the Oncology and Longevity Program at IFOM in Milan. He is also the Scientific Director of the Create Cures Foundation and the Valter Longo Foundation. Valter is the author of, “The Longevity Diet.” The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, it provides an easy-to-understand, accessible and implementable road map to living well longer through improved nutrition.Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full- length conversation with Dr. Valter Longo:  https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ValterLongo
Ever notice how a growth mindset leads to opportunity and success and how a poverty mindset leaves you with nothing but want, and often spirals downwards into an ongoing funk? We have to use our physical state to change our mental state, and vice versa. There’s a feedback loop between our bodies and brains, which is why mindset and behavior are so powerful for creating the reality we desire. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I dig into how to do that, and so much more, with Tom Bilyeu. Tom a filmmaker and serial entrepreneur who chased money hard for nearly a decade and came up emotionally bankrupt. To that end, he and his partners sold their technology company and founded Quest Nutrition—a company predicated not on money, but rather on creating value for people with the mission to end metabolic disease, something impacting Tom’s own family. After exiting Quest and generating extraordinary personal wealth, Bilyeu turned his attention to the other pandemic facing society, the poverty of poor mindset. To solve the mindset problem at scale and help hundreds of millions of people adopt an empowering mindset he has co-founded the media studio, Impact Theory with his business partner and wife, Lisa Bilyeu. Their aim is to influence the cultural subconscious by creating content that empowers people.This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by ButcherBox. Now through December 31, 2019, ButcherBox is offering listeners of the podcast 2lbs of wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon and 4 grass-fed, grass-finished sirloin steaks for free in your first order PLUS $20 off your first box. Just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great deal.Here are more of the details from our interview: Tom’s journey away from chasing money to identifying his true top values (5:20)How the morbid obesity of his family members lead Tom to learn about health and nutrition (13:37)The poverty of poor mindset (16:11)Why Tom believes narrative is so fundamental to shifting mindset (23:15) The brain’s default mode network, psychedelics, and thought patterns (27:39)Changing your physical state changes your mental state 34:24)How a poverty mindset can become a fixed mindset, as opposed to one of growth (42:51)Why believing you can improve is the only belief that matters (45:48) The benefits of being anti-fragile (54:15)The success of Tom’s marriage (56:57)Find Impact Theory online at https://impacttheory.com/. Follow Tom Bilyeu on Facebook @TomBilyeu, on Instagram @TomBilyeu, and on Twitter @ImpactTheory.
Creating optimal health and a life you love is about setting the right foundation and putting in the right inputs to get the right results. And the first step is your vision. What do you want your present and future to look like? How do you see yourself? What can you do to get there? In this mini-sode, Dr. Hyman explores with his guests, Mark Bittman, Cal Newport, and Vishen Lakhiani, the importance of creating a vision for your life, particularly in the face of the barrage of food marketing to which we are all exposed.Mark Bittman is the author of more than 20 acclaimed books, including the “How to Cook Everything” series. He was a food columnist, opinion columnist, and the lead magazine food writer at the New York Times, where he started writing in 1984 and still writes occasionally.Mark is currently a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and is writing a new cookbook called “Dinner for Everyone” to share how simple and delicious it can be to cook at home, no matter what your dietary preferences are.Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and writes about the impact of technological innovations on our culture. He is the author of six books, including Digital Minimalism and Deep Work.Vishen Lakhiani is the founder of Mindvalley University, a former computer engineer, and is noted for his ability to integrate information across the field of human transformation into unified models. His book, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind,” was a New York Times bestseller and hit the coveted number one spot on Amazon five times in 2017. Vishen also founded A-Fest, the transformational festival described as the “TED meets Coachella” of the industry.Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Mark Bittman: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MarkBittmanListen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Cal Newport: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/CalNewportListen to Dr. Hyman’s full- length conversation with Vishen Lakhiani: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/VishenLakhiani
The impact the gut has on the entire body should not be underestimated, but unfortunately in conventional medicine it often is. We are shuttling pounds and pounds of food into this tube we have called the digestive system several times a day and we don’t give it a second thought—it’s pretty crazy when you think about it. The gut is responsible for our ability to turn food into fuel; to absorb and even create certain nutrients; to rid the body of harmful toxins on a daily basis. We rely on it to do so much for us. It’s also one of my favorite topics as a Functional Medicine doctor—poop, the microbiome, the gut-immune and gut-brain connections—there are so many angles we need to look at with gut health and they can tell us an amazing amount of information about the rest of the body. That’s why I’m so excited for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, where I sit down with my friend and colleague Dr. Todd LePine to take a deeper look at digestive health and the fascinating collection of life forms we carry around inside and on us, called the microbiome. This episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is brought to you by Joovv and Thrive Market.Recently I shared with you that I’m really excited to be working out with a trainer. And while I’m loving these new workouts, I am not always loving feeling sore the next day. That’s why I’m so excited about a new tool I found that helps me recover faster, it’s a red light therapy device called Joovv. Red light therapy is a super gentle non-invasive treatment where a device with medical-grade LEDs delivers concentrated light to your skin and cells. It helps your body produce more cellular energy and reduce oxidative stress, which helps tired and damaged muscle tissue repair and regenerate faster. To check out the Joovv products for yourself head over to joovv.com/farmacy. Once you’re there, you’ll see a special bonus the Joovv team is giving away to my listeners. Use the code FARMACY at checkout. Make sure to also check out Joovv's website for some special holiday deals while supplies last!Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.Here are more of the details from our interview: The patient who first lead Dr. LePine to observe the gut-brain connection (6:01)Why the gut microbiome is so central to overall health and what to eat to best feed your gut (11:15)Fatty liver and the disruption of the gut microbiome (18:14)The gut-immune system connection and treating autoimmune disease (24:46)Functional Medicine vs conventional medicine (29:18)Why skin issues require you to treat the gut (33:32)Your mitochondria are actually ancient bacteria, how Dr. LePine tests mitochondrial health, and how fasting can benefit your health (37:39)Treating and preventing Parkinson’s disease (48:25)How toxins affect the body and why clean water, food, and air is so important to detoxifying  (53:00)How Dr. LePine stopped and reversed Alzheimer’s disease in a recent patient (1:02:46)Learn more about working with Dr. Todd LePine at The UltraWellness Center at https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/team-member/todd-r-lepine-md/. 
Currently, psychedelics are getting renewed interest from the medical community. From anxiety and depression to addiction and even overcoming fear of death, research is showing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy has a lot to offer. And science is showing us that the same part of the brain that is suppressed with psychedelics—the default mode network— is also suppressed in very experienced meditators. In this minisode, Dr. Hyman explores this topic in his conversations with Michael Pollan, Anthony Bossis and Daniel Goleman. Michael Pollan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and his latest book How to Change Your Mind, which is all about the new science of psychedelics. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley where he is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Science Journalism. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D. conducts FDA-approved clinical trials in the reemerging field of psychedelic research. He is a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine investigating the effects of psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in specific species of mushrooms. Dr. Bossis was director of palliative care research, co-principal investigator, co-author, and session guide on the 2016 landmark study showing a significant reduction in emotional distress along with enhanced existential wellbeing from a single psilocybin-generated mystical experience in persons with cancer.Dr. Bossis is a supervisor of psychotherapy at Bellevue Hospital and co-founder and former co-director of the Bellevue Hospital Palliative Care Service and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in NYC.Daniel Goleman is best known for his worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence and most recently co-authored the book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. Goleman has been ranked among the 25 most influential business leaders by several business publications including TIME and The Wall Street Journal. Apart from his writing on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, eco-literacy, and the ecological crisis.Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full length conversation with Michael Pollan:https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/MichaelPollanTune into Dr. Hyman’s full- length conversation with Anthony Bossis:https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/AnthonyBossisTune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Daniel Goleman:https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DanielGoleman
Eating unhealthy food and trying to improve your health is like mopping up the floor while the sink is still overflowing—it just doesn’t work! But it can be hard to decide what we really should be eating for optimal health, considering the diet wars (Paleo or vegan?), the non-stop exposure to sugary foods in every market isle, and clever marketing by Big Food to make us think things are good for us when they really aren’t. Instead of getting overwhelmed and defeated, I like to take a lighter look at food and focus on solutions. That’s what this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is all about, where I’m actually the guest. My talented and funny wife Mia Lux interviews me on her show, The Conscious-ish Show, and we focus on taking the many confusing ideas about food with a grain of salt and approaching wellness with humor and action.Mia merges the playful and the profound, drawing on her experience as a stand-up comedian, personal growth junkie, and recovering lawyer. For over 5 years, Mia has been an international host, comedian, and facilitator, specializing in top wellness/personal development events around the world. Last year, I was thrilled to have her help host my Feel Good Summit. It is her mission to make the world's most powerful ideas more accessible by making them truly enjoyable. I personally love seeing how she inspires others to take a positive spin on life. Here are more of the details from our interview: Why food is the most powerful drug on the planet (16:41)How I came to understand the power of food in creating health or disease (17:42)Two success stories of patients whose health was turned around by using food as medicine (18:38)Why we are so confused about what to eat (21:27)So what should we eat? (22:40)How whole grain flour acts like sugar in your body (23:52)Is meat good or bad for your health? (24:42)Why food policy matters and why our food policies are so bad (27:27)How Big Food takes away our personal choice (31:06)What are the possibilities for changing our food system (33:30)Watch all six episodes of The Conscious-ish Show at https://www.consciousish.com/. Follow on Facebook @consciousish and on Instagram @consciousish. Follow Mia Lux on Instagram at @mymialux.
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Fanjaah Fox

This was such a great episode! I will be listening again. As a black woman, I love the diversity highlighted in this episode as well as the dialogue from all of the different perspectives. Jam packed with knowledge and really has motivated me to be in even better health. THANK YOU!

Jan 18th
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Mike

I have been trying to detox from mercury toxicity using the Andy cutler protocol for over 2 years and results seem very slow. I am really struggling and have been poisoned since 20. How do you chelate the patients in your practice Mark?

Jan 5th
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Mike

I love you mark but this is a clickbaity title with no practical tips on how to be healthy at 100 😕

Nov 17th
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Lisette Guerrero-Aguilar

this was awesome! I'd like to know what is the best way to chelate heavy metals from the brain? I'm starting I have heavy metal toxicity and I want a detox as soon as possible

Oct 17th
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Niclas Daniels

Interesting. I like the part about #heavyMetals and its importance in chronic disease.

Oct 10th
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Marinda Gerber

This was absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much

Oct 3rd
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Jen J

can you do an episode on ADHD?

Sep 25th
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Kelin Law

look into berberine as natural alternative to Metformin... studies look promising and it's a plant 😊

Sep 25th
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Glory Dey

Meditation is not a new concept but an ancient eastern philosophy of India later adopted by the religion of Buddhism. The Hindu sages & yogis have perfected this technique over thousands of years. Very few people understand the true meaning. It involves learning your divine soul identity in union with the Creator energy of God and universe. Kindness & compassion for all living beings humans, animal, nature, planet. earth and universe in totality. One cannot preach & practice meditation while simultaneously living unethical lifestyle, eating animals, or causing damage to the planet. We must be mindful of our practices and what ideals we support. I think quite a few of the speakers on this channel practice non vegetarian lifestyle and promote their own agendas. So all the talk of compassion, kindness, ecology crisis, and spirituality is not really authentic. They lack spiritual consciousness. They should first examine their own life principles and lead by example. Real meditation is spiritual awakening and living in harmony with the universe. It should not be used for selfish material greed. When we live authentically all prosperity naturally comes in life! The Law Of Karma - Action & Reaction is fair and our deeds are judged accordingly. These are lessons I have learnt from my own experience in metaphysics & esoteric studies in life! Peace & Blessings!

Sep 17th
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Gus Prieto

So profound, thank you for sharing this. Absolutely correct and it's free, develop Meditation at your pace.

Sep 11th
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Kenneth Hunt

Inspiring. I started to meditate after hearing this.

Sep 5th
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Niclas Daniels

31:06 Improvement in #als using #hyperthermia 42:56 The thing he's most interested in regarding neuroprotection is Taurodeoxycholic acid. 44:05 #taurine for sleep 48:50 #leakyGut and #leakyBrain

Sep 4th
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Tiffany Thomas

I loved this episode. I was a chef at a restaurant of one of his chefs and I created menus around this concept: healing through food and creating multi-course menus around the guests specific dietary needs where they left feeling amazing. It was great hearing from the originator of this concept for the restaurant industry.

Jul 15th
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Marinda Gerber

So much info. Brilliant podcast

Jun 22nd
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Niclas Daniels

Interesting episode about #stemCells and #exosomes.

Jun 15th
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Niclas Daniels

Interesting. 19:53 Test results showing #organophosphate even though he's so healthy!

Jun 6th
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Dimitri Thevenin

can't download this. error every time 😕

Jun 5th
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Pepper Ebert

great information. what was the first book mentioed?

May 30th
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Keith Dulaney

Absolutely enlightening, thoughtful, intelligent conversation full of humility and priceless information for a fulfilling life.

May 21st
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Randall Wilkinson

this one seriously information dense podcast

May 16th
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