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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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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 Real Story About COVID Vaccines: What We Know, What We Don’t with Dale Harrison

    The Real Story About COVID Vaccines: What We Know, What We Don’t with Dale Harrison

    The Real Story About COVID Vaccines: What We Know, What We Don’t | This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Athletic Greens.
    There’s no way around it, we’re being bombarded by an insane amount of information when it comes to COVID-19, and not all of it makes sense. As vaccines make their way across the country, the questions are only increasing and it can feel overwhelming to find answers from expert sources. While we don’t have all the answers, we are learning more every day. We’ve seen that for people 15 and older, COVID-19 can double our risk of dying this year. And while we know chronic disease puts us at an increased risk for severity and death, we don’t know why some perfectly healthy people still can’t fight this virus off. We’re seeing that vaccines will be a dramatic help for this virus, helping to reduce the risk of severe symptoms and death, but that they won’t stop transmission.
    I really wanted to talk to someone in-depth about where we are with COVID-19, what we can count on with the vaccines, and what we still don’t know. I knew Dale Harrison would be the perfect scientist to help me break down this topic. Dale is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in the biotech industry. He has held multiple VP and C-level positions with companies in the research tools and molecular diagnostics sectors. Dale currently works as a consultant with companies that are developing new clinical diagnostic platforms, including a company developing a CRISPR-based COVID test for the OTC market, and a metagenomics-based NGS platform for infectious disease testing in the human transplant market.
    This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Athletic Greens.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview:

    How COVID-19 vaccines are different from traditional vaccines (9:07)
    COVID risk considerations for young and healthy individuals (17:22)
    Unique elements of the AstraZeneca vaccine study, what vaccine effectiveness means, and why you can still spread the virus even if you are vaccinated (32:17)
    How the COVID vaccine is different from the measles and polio vaccines (38:10)
    What we do and do not know about potential short-term and long-term reactions to the vaccine (45:39)
    What the COVID vaccine does and does not protect against (58:30)
    The four things needed to achieve herd immunity and why Dale does not think it is realistic to think we will reach it (1:02:23)
    Weighing the effectiveness of wearing masks and social distancing (1:10:32)
    Vaccine mandates (1:27:25)
    How regularly will vaccination be needed to maintain immune protection? (1:33:59)
    Vaccine supply concerns and considerations (1:37:07)
    Protecting yourself from COVID-19 through diet, sleep, stress reduction, and other therapies (1:50:33)
    Subscribe to Dale’s Covid Updates Newsletter at https://dalewharrison.substack.com/ and access articles he’s written below:
    Results from the AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine Trials
    https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/results-from-the-astrazenecaoxford
    Pfizer Vaccine Report to FDA
    https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/pfizer-vaccine-report-to-fda
    Covid Vaccines Confer No Sterilizing Immunity
    https://dalewharrison.substack.com/p/covid-vaccines-confer-no-sterilzing
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? | This episode is sponsored by Kettle & Fire and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class
    PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects between 5 to 10 percent of all women. PCOS symptoms include irregular or heavy periods, acne, facial hair, scalp hair loss, increased belly fat, and increased levels of testosterone. It is also strongly correlated with infertility. While conventional medicine typically views PCOS as a gynecological issue, it is actually commonly driven by things such as diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more.
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating patients with PCOS. They delve into topics including the relationship between PCOS and insulin resistance, gut health, and much more.
    Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well.
    This episode is sponsored by Kettle & Fire and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class.
    Right now, you can get 25% off Kettle & Fire bone broth plus free shipping. Just head over to kettleandfire.com/hyman and use the code HYMAN.
    In this modern world we place too much value on staying busy and deprioritizing sleep, which is why Dr. Hyman created his first ever Master Class. It guides you through the most important steps to getting better sleep, starting today. Get free access to Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class at drhyman.com/sleep. 
    In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

    The continuum of symptoms that can occur with PCOS
    The role that insulin and insulin resistance plays in PCOS
    How conventional medicine treats PCOS
    Common drivers of PCOS, including diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more
    The hormone/gut microbiome connection
    The Functional Medicine approach to treating and testing for PCOS
    How dairy affects hormones and can cause acne and digestion problems
    PCOS and infertility
    Additional Resources
    The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
    https://www.amazon.com/Fertility-Diet-Groundbreaking-Research-Ovulation/dp/0071627103
    A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues with Lisa Dreher
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/22/podcast-hc24/
    Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/05/claras-case-study-overcoming-infertility/
    Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/


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    • 40 min
    Longevity Roadmap: Putting It All Together

    Longevity Roadmap: Putting It All Together

    In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 8 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, we discuss all of the tests that I recommend you look into so you can get a better idea of your current health status and best enable you to take actionable steps to improve your healthspan today. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com
    In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 


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    • 17 min
    Longevity Roadmap: Longevity Habits And Innovative Therapies

    Longevity Roadmap: Longevity Habits And Innovative Therapies

    In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 7 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, I share all of the innovative testing and information I’ve learned about longevity, and we’ll talk about the importance of community, mindset, and optimism when it comes to increasing our healthspan. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com
    In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 


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    • 17 min
    Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? with Dave Asprey

    Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? with Dave Asprey

    Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, Paleovalley, and Cozy Earth
    There’s been a lot of buzz about fasting in recent years, but sometimes it can be hard to tell a true health-promoting practice from a trend that lacks any real science behind it. Well I’m here to tell you today that fasting falls into the first category, with plenty of proven benefits to optimize health and slow the symptoms of aging. Fasting also does more than change the physical body. It’s estimated that 30% of our thoughts are about our next meal. That’s a lot of time and energy wrapped up in food, and fasting can help us regain control of ourselves, our minds, and so much more. 
    On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m thrilled to sit down with my good friend and an expert on fasting, Dave Asprey. Dave is the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. 
    This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, Athletic Greens, and Cozy Earth.
    Paleovalley is offering 15% off your entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/hyman to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal.
    Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.
    Cozy Earth is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners an incredible 50% off. Just go to cozyearth.com and use the code HYMANPODCAST50 at checkout.
    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    The first fast Dave ever did to confront his fears of being alone and being hungry (7:50)
    The three F-words that take up a bulk of our time and energy (13:04)
    How fasting works and how to eliminate the pain of fasting (15:50)
    How time-restricted eating and other types of fasting support healthy aging and full-body rejuvenation (21:52)    
    Supporting your body with supplements and electrolytes while fasting (26:16)
    Special considerations for women regarding fasting (33:48)
    Creating a sense of emotional safety while fasting (42:14)
    How our diet drives our emotions and societal divisiveness (46:38)
    Fasting as an entry point into self-awareness and spirituality (51:00)
    Breaking the cycle of overconsumption (58:30)
    Learn more about Dave Asprey at https://daveasprey.com/ and find his new book, Fast This Way, at https://fastthisway.com/.
    Follow Dave Asprey on Facebook @bulletproofexecutive, on Instagram @dave.asprey, and on Twitter @bulletproofexec.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Longevity Roadmap: Eating For Longevity

    Longevity Roadmap: Eating For Longevity

    In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 6 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, we discuss using food as medicine. We’ll talk about eating to prevent and beat disease, as well as all the superfoods that we recommend to enhance healthspan. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com
    In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 


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    • 17 min

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