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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 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. I hope you'll join me.
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The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D‪.‬ Dr. Hyman+

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 288 Ratings

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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 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. I hope you'll join me.
Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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    How To Upgrade Your Metabolism with Dr. William Li

    How To Upgrade Your Metabolism with Dr. William Li

    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Cozy Earth, and InsideTracker.
    Many people think of metabolism as one specific system in the body, when in fact it’s the sum of many different processes that are serving other vital roles for us as well. Our bodies are not closed systems, so our environment, social networks, diet, hormones, microbiome, genetics, and more, all influence how well our metabolism works, or how well we can extract energy from our food. I’m so happy to sit down with my good friend Dr. William Li to talk about what metabolism really means, why the old way of thinking about metabolism hasn’t helped us, and how to make positive impacts on our metabolism at any age.
    Dr. William Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, speaker, and author of Eat to Beat Disease - The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. He is best known for leading the Angiogenesis Foundation. His groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases, including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. An author of over 100 scientific publications in leading journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and more, Dr. Li has served on the faculties of Harvard, Tufts, and Dartmouth Medical School.
    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Cozy Earth, and InsideTracker.
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    Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
    Shifting away from the idea that eating less and exercising more is the key to weight loss (4:51 / 2:12) How calories affect metabolism (13:14 / 11:25)  Research measuring the four phases of metabolism as we age (16:07 / 13:36) What is metabolism? (24:03 / 21:26) Common myths about metabolism (28:35 / 24:37) Supporting the gut microbiome to raise metabolism and promote health (36:18 / 32:03) Foods that mimic caloric restriction (40:27 / 36:10) Our body’s ability to reverse disease (52:59 / 46:21) Reducing stress in a doomscrolling society (54:07 / 49:30) How to restore health to your metabolism (56:03/ 51:56) 
    Mentioned in this episode
    Perspective: Obesity—an unexplained epidemic
    Competing paradigms of obesity pathogenesis: energy balance versus carbohydrate-insulin models
    Daily energy expenditure through the human life course
    Get a copy of Dr. Li’s book, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, here and check out his Masterclass with Dr. William Li here.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Special Episode: Get To Know Dr. Mark Hyman

    Special Episode: Get To Know Dr. Mark Hyman

    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Thrive Market, and Comvita.
    Today, as part of my Masterclass series, I’m answering personal questions my team put together from the “Let’s Get Closer” card deck. I am joined by my good friend and podcast host, Dhru Purohit, to give you a peek into my personal life as I answer questions about my greatest struggles, what I’m addicted to, the best advice I’ve received, and much more. 
    Dhru Purohit is a podcast host, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the health and wellness industry. His podcast, The Dhru Purohit Podcast, is a top 50 global health podcast with over 30 million unique downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.
    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Thrive Market, and Comvita.
     
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    In this episode, we discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
    The last time I asked for help (5:20 / 2:12)A time when I felt the most alive (7:04 / 4:45) The way I like to be comforted when I’m sad or upset (12:00 / 9:38) What I am addicted to (14:08 / 11:47) What I miss about being a kid (21:42 / 18:03)Characteristics I most admire in others (25:06 / 21:26) The greatest struggles I’ve overcome (25:50 / 22:10) The best advice I’ve received (27:57 / 24:18) My biggest fear (30:34 / 26:54)My definition of success (33:14 / 29:37) The most miraculous thing I’ve experienced (34:55 / 31:17)Something I can’t explain (40:55 / 37:15) How I’d like to be remembered (46:28 / 42:50) 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Let’s Get Closer by Intelligent Change
    Inner.U
    How to Conquer Your Mind to Live Your Best Life with Colin O’Brady
    The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra

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    • 49 min
    What's Driving Your IBS And Gut Issues?

    What's Driving Your IBS And Gut Issues?

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens.
     
    Our gut is a powerful control center, due to its bidirectional communication with the brain, which we call the gut-brain axis. This links the emotional and cognitive centers of the brain with intestinal function. Certain conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), are tied to imbalances in the gut-brain axis and can benefit from taking a systems approach in healing, which includes looking at diet, the microbiome, stress management, and more.
     
    In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Todd LePine, Dr. Emeran Mayer, and Dr. George Papanicolaou about various root causes of irritable bowel syndrome, including microbiome imbalance, parasites, and stress.
     
    Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is board certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine certified practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.
     
    Dr. Emeran Mayer is the author of The Gut-Immune Connection as well as The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last 40 years, is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and is the founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past 25 years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions and its clinical implications.⁣
     
    Dr. 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. He worked on the Navajo reservation for four 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. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health, a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.
     
    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens.
     
    If you sign up today, ButcherBox will give you two ribeye steaks for free in your first box. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy to claim this deal.
     
    Right now, when you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens, you will receive 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/hyman.
     
    Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:
    Dr. Todd LePine
    Dr. Emeran Mayer
    Dr. George Papanicolaou

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    What's Driving Your IBS And Gut Issues?

    What's Driving Your IBS And Gut Issues?

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens.

    Our gut is a powerful control center, due to its bidirectional communication with the brain, which we call the gut-brain axis. This links the emotional and cognitive centers of the brain with intestinal function. Certain conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), are tied to imbalances in the gut-brain axis and can benefit from taking a systems approach in healing, which includes looking at diet, the microbiome, stress management, and more.

    In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Todd LePine, Dr. Emeran Mayer, and Dr. George Papanicolaou about various root causes of irritable bowel syndrome, including microbiome imbalance, parasites, and stress.

    Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is board certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine certified practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.

    Dr. Emeran Mayer is the author of The Gut-Immune Connection as well as The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last 40 years, is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and is the founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past 25 years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions and its clinical implications.⁣

    Dr. 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. He worked on the Navajo reservation for four 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. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health, a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.

    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens.

    If you sign up today, ButcherBox will give you two ribeye steaks for free in your first box. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy to claim this deal.

    Right now, when you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens, you will receive 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/hyman.

    Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:
    Dr. Todd LePine
    Dr. Emeran Mayer
    Dr. George Papanicolaou

    August 2022 Ask Mark Anything: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elevated Uric Acid Levels, Vitiligo, and Cosmetics

    August 2022 Ask Mark Anything: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elevated Uric Acid Levels, Vitiligo, and Cosmetics

    Hey everyone! The August Ask Mark Anything is here and available exclusively to the Dr. Hyman+ Community. Over the past month, our team collected questions from the community and found the most popular topics to ask Dr. Hyman.

    Topics Discussed:
    •What is uric acid? What are the causes of having an elevated uric acid level, and what are the consequences of not reducing your uric acid levels? (00:32)
    •How can you reduce cellulite, and do you recommend any procedures to minimize the appearance of cellulite? (6:25)
    •What is carpal tunnel syndrome, and what is the best way to support or treat it? (7:23)
    •What is vitiligo, and what is the Functional Medicine approach to treating it? (9:56)
    •What are the best supplements to take when recovering from surgery? (15:44)
    •How can you improve bone density? (17:10)
    •What is the best way to treat a tapeworm infection? (23:46)
    •Can products like nail polish or cosmetics really impact our health? (25:43)
    •Should individuals be concerned about EMFs when wearing an Oura ring, CGM, or FITBITS? (28:13)
    •What is myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, and what is the best way to treat it? (31:02)
    •Does Dr. Hyman ever have treats? (33:43)

    Resources
    Drop Acid Book
    Environmental Working Group
    Five Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You
    Got Proof? Lack of Evidence for Milk’s Benefit Article
    Gut Food
    Why Sugar and Fructose Are So Deadly with Dr. Richard Johnson

    Why Vegan Diets May Not Be Good For Your Health with Jayne Buxton

    Why Vegan Diets May Not Be Good For Your Health with Jayne Buxton

    This episode is brought to you by Mitopure, InsideTracker, and Rupa Health.
    The topic of veganism is hotly debated in terms of health and environmental stewardship. But how did the idea that being vegan is the best way to eat for our bodies and the planet develop in the first place? The answer is more complex than you might think. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Jayne Buxton challenges the notion that veganism is the cure for disease and climate change and explains how we got here. 
    A British-Canadian, Jayne Buxton is an author of both fiction and non-fiction. She spent fifteen years doing research-intensive work as a management consultant for a major firm before writing her 1998 book, Ending the Mother War: Starting the Workplace Revolution, which explored the entrenched positions and false choices faced by women wanting to combine motherhood with careers. Jayne subsequently spent years working in the field of work-life balance, advising both parents and corporations, before turning to writing full time. Her new book, The Great Plant-Based Con, challenges the dominant narrative about the vegan diet and proposes a compelling new perspective.
    This episode is brought to you by Mitopure, InsideTracker, and Rupa Health.
    Get 10% off Mitopure at timelinenutrition.com/drhyman and use code DRHYMAN10 at checkout.
    Right now InsideTracker is offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.
    Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.
    Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
    The origins of the overarching mythology that veganism is best for human, animal, and planetary health (5:04 / 2:24) How Big Food, Big Agriculture, and Big Pharma benefit from widespread veganism (7:17 / 4:50) Why the movie The Game Changers was a tipping point for Jayne to write her book (10:58 / 8:13) Countries that have banned vegan diets for children (14:55 / 12:07) My experience treating vegan patients (19:01 / 16:07) Frequent health issues that occur from vegan diets (22:50 / 18:08) Navigating the science, and subsequent dietary recommendations, around vegan diets and eating meat (29:54 / 25:27) Building soil health through regenerative agriculture (51:05 / 45:35)Pervasive myths around cows and methane production (55:05 / 50:40) Jayne’s recommendations for how to eat for optimal human, animal, and planetary health (1:03:53 / 59:38)
    Learn more about Jayne Buxton and her work at thegreatplantbasedcon.com and get her book, The Great Plant-Based Con: Why eating a plants-only diet won't improve your health or save the planet, here.

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    • 1 hr 10 min

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