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

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    • 4.6, 11 Ratings

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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    Attaining Freedom Through Emotional Agility with Susan David

    Attaining Freedom Through Emotional Agility with Susan David

    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.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    The key question that drives Susan’s work (7:55)
    How an invitation to, “write like no one is reading” started Susan on her path to understanding the importance of emotional agility (11:37)
    Emotional agility vs. positive psychology (12:51)
    How bottling and brooding emotions negatively impacts us (17:03)
    How being outpaced by technology has affected our emotional lives (21:55)
    What is emotional agility, and what are values-connected steps? (24:05)
    Why we need to become more aware of how we treat our difficult emotions and do away with the judgement we have about certain emotions (37:28)
    The importance of practicing greater emotional granularity (42:45)
    A tool for working with someone who feels stuck (50:35)
    The emotions of fear, grief, anxiety, and anger that so many of us are feeling during the coronavirus pandemic are normal (55:03)
    Learn more about Susan David at https://www.susandavid.com/
    Get your copy of Emotional Agility here.
    Take the free Emotional Agility Quiz here.
     
    Watch Susan’s TED Talk, The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage here.     
     
    Listen to Susan’s podcast, Checking In with Susan David here.
     
    Follow Susan on Facebook @SusanDavidPhd, on Twitter @SusanDavid_PhD, and on Instagram @susandavid_phd.

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    Fixing The Root Causes Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Dr. Todd LePine

    Fixing The Root Causes Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Dr. Todd LePine

    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
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    Additional Resources:
    The Wrong Gut Bugs Can Make You Fat and Sick (and How to

    • 49 min
    What You Need To Know About Eating Fish And Taking Fish Oil

    What You Need To Know About Eating Fish And Taking Fish Oil

    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
    This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley. Paleovalley is offering Doctor’s Farmacy 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. 

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    • 15 min
    The Science of Mood And Your Microbiome with Dr. Uma Naidoo

    The Science of Mood And Your Microbiome with Dr. Uma Naidoo

    The Science of Mood And Your Microbiome | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Joovv
    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.
    This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and Joovv.
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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:

    Persistent microbiome alterations modulate the rate of post-dieting w

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Post-COVID Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Post-COVID Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    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
    This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley. Paleovalley is now offering Doctor’s Farmacy 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. 
    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 sy

    • 40 min
    Why Cultural Competency Is Key To A Healthy Population

    Why Cultural Competency Is Key To A Healthy Population

    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 goa

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