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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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    Why Obesity, Hunger, And Malnutrition Are Found Together In The Same People with Tom Colicchio

    Why Obesity, Hunger, And Malnutrition Are Found Together In The Same People with Tom Colicchio

    Why Obesity, Hunger, And Malnutrition Are Found Together In The Same People | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and AirDoctor
    Coronavirus has got us thinking about a lot, including many parts of daily life that may not have crossed our minds before. A big one of those topics is food, and with unemployment at an all-time high, we’re seeing many people who need to utilize food stamps to help make ends meet. Unfortunately, the SNAP program (food stamps) caters to the purchase of cheaper, calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods over healthy, real, wholesome foods. We see that people who are food insecure and rely on programs like this are actually much more likely to be overweight or obese. The “N” in SNAP is for “nutrition,” and while there are SNAP benefits at beneficial food institutions like farmers’ markets, the program still has a long way to go to serve public health. 
    Our food system is in desperate need of change, and as we look at current conditions in our world from COVID-19, we also see that the restaurant industry is in desperate need of help. The two actually go hand in hand. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk to Tom Colicchio, the chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, which currently includes New York’s Craft, Riverpark, and Temple Court; Los Angeles’ Craft Los Angeles; and Las Vegas’ Heritage Steak and Craftsteak. In an effort to broaden his long-standing activism around food issues, Tom served as an executive producer to the 2013 documentary A Place at the Table about the underlying causes of hunger in the United States. This eye-opening experience led Tom on a journey to Washington DC where he has been a mainstay in our nation’s capital in the years since. From holding members of Congress accountable on their voting records around food to working with former FLOTUS Michelle Obama on the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Tom has established himself as the leading “Citizen Chef” advocating for a food system that values access, affordability, and nutrition over corporate interests.
    This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and AirDoctor.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    Why those who are most food insecure have the highest risk of diabetes and obesity (8:08)
    How Tom when from being a chef to doing lobbying work in Congress (9:32)
    Making nutritious foods more accessible and affordable through SNAP and through the food supply system (18:15)
    Why SNAP doesn’t go far enough (24:06)
    Systemic racism in the food system (26:06)
    The populations who are on SNAP (27:02)
    Improving working conditions for food system workers by demonopolizing food production (30:57)
    The Independent Restaurant Coalition’s work to support the restaurant industry during the coronavirus pandemic (39:08)
    How Tom is approaching his restaurant operations at this time (46:03)
    Innovation in the food supply system (51:39)
    Check out Tom’s podcast Citizen Chef with Tom Colicchio at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/citizen-chef-with-tom-colicchio/id1513237410
    Follow Tom on Facebook @TomColicchio, on Instagram @tomcolicchio, and on Twitter @tomcolic

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

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

    Postmenopausal Hormones: Helpful Or Harmful? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham | This episode is brought to you by AquaTru
    Women experiencing menopause are not destined to suffer from hot flashes, impaired mood, muscle loss, poor sleep, memory difficulties, and sexual problems. Menopausal symptoms are signs of imbalances in your sex hormones; they are not the result of mutant genes that destroy our vitality as we age. Instead, they are treatable symptoms of underlying imbalance in one of the core systems in your body. While conventional medicine commonly jumps to prescribe hormone replacement, Functional Medicine seeks to figure out the “why” – what is causing the symptoms and how can you treat the underlying problem. While sometimes this does include hormone replacement,, the important thing is to find the way to replace them that most aligns with your body.
    In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating symptoms of menopause. They also discuss how they evaluate when to prescribe postmenopausal hormones and share patient case studies. 
    Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the latest chapter on Obesity for the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. She is part of the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and in a variety of publications and media including Huffington Post, The Chalkboard Magazine, and Experience Life. Her DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer explores the functional medicine approach to keeping your breasts and whole body well. 
    This episode is sponsored by AquaTru. We need clean water not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AquaTru water filter at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

    The Women’s Health Initiative and hormone replacement therapy
    Perimenopause vs menopause
    Common perimenopause and menopause symptoms
    Why it matters how a woman goes into menopause
    Hormones, cancer, and chemotherapy
    How environmental toxins affect hormones
    How nutritional deficiencies affect estrogen metabolism
    Personalizing hormone use
    Pros and cons of giving hormones orally and transdermally
    Giving progesterone and testosterone
    For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc
    Additional Resources
    The Underlying Causes And Solutions For Women’s Hormonal Imbalances
    https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/WomensHormones
    How Do I Naturally Balance Female Sex Hormones?
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/08/14/how-do-i-naturally-balance-female-sex-hormones/


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    • 32 min
    Decolonizing Our Food System

    Decolonizing Our Food System

    Decolonizing Our Food System | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley
    Many of our sustainable farming practices actually stem from African and indigenous roots. However, the division of land, government subsidies, and financial resources that are available favor white farmers. In fact, since 1920 African-American farmers have lost over 14 million acres of land. This decline of Black, Brown, and Native farmers has had far-reaching negative impacts. It means a decline of wealth and continued generational financial hardship. It means a disconnection from history and cultural practices that connect people to the land. It also means that these communities don’t have access to the same fresh, healthy foods as predominantly white communities
    In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses these topics with Leah Penniman.
    Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land. 
    As Co-Executive Director, Leah is part of a team that facilitates powerful food sovereignty programs—including farmer training for Black and Brown people, a subsidized farm food distribution program for communities living under food apartheid, and domestic and international organizing toward equity in the food system. Her book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land is a love song for the land and her people.  
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Leah Penniman: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/LeahPenniman
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    • 14 min
    How To Overcome Sugar Addiction with Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper

    How To Overcome Sugar Addiction with Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper

    How To Overcome Sugar Addiction with Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and chili
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say they wish they had more willpower to be able to quit sugar. But here’s the thing: it’s an actual physical addiction and the food industry strives to get us hooked on sugar. So, it’s not about willpower, it’s about biochemistry. The great news is that we can reset our biochemistry and those sugar cravings and take back our health. The more you avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates (which just turn into sugar in your body) the more your body recognizes the natural sweetness in healthy foods like blueberries or even a red bell pepper. 
    My guests on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Keegan Allen and Tom Hopper, have both been through the sugar struggle, and they’re here to share their inspiring stories of overcoming the addiction to discover their most vibrant health. 
    Keegan is an American actor, musician, photographer, and author. He’s known for his main role as Toby Cavanaugh on the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Allen's passion in his younger years tended towards photography, cinematography, and other roles behind the camera. Tom is an English actor. He has appeared as Sir Percival in Merlin, Billy Bones in Black Sails, Dickon Tarly in Game of Thrones, and Luther Hargreeves in Netflix’s new show The Umbrella Academy.
    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and chili.
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    With the summer heat creeping up this is the perfect time to improve your sleep with a cooler bed and support your overall wellness routine at the same time. Right now, chili is celebrating Christmas in July with the gift of 20% off any sleep system. Just go to chilitechnology.com and enter code HYMAN20 at checkout to get 20% off any chili sleep system until July 8th.
    Here are more of the details from our interview:

    The health scare that led Tom to cut out sugar and start to view food as medicine (3:58)
    Keegan’s health journey from being pre-diabetic to understanding that his diet was making him unwell (12:42)
    Lactose intolerance, infertility, and sugar (17:10)
    Food labeling and ingredient lists (25:56)
    The first step to take to improve your diet (32:43)
    The science of sugar and how sugar affects your immune system (35:53)
    Keegan’s experience resetting his diet and improving his health (43:43)
    Sugar, cancer, and the ketogenic diet (48:07)
    The 10-Reset available at getfarmacy.com or getfarmacy.com/free (51:26)
    Worsening health metrics among children (58:08)
    Follow Keegan Allen on Instagram @keeoone and on Twitter @KeeganAllen
    Follow Tom Hopper on Instagram @tom.hopperhops and on Twitter @Tomhopperhops

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ask Mark Q&A #1: The Best Oils, Food Activism, What To Eat To Prevent Diabetes, And More

    Ask Mark Q&A #1: The Best Oils, Food Activism, What To Eat To Prevent Diabetes, And More

    In this new Q&A series, Dr. Mark Hyman takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dr. Hyman during a future Ask Mark Q&A, text your question to 413-225-8995 using the hashtag #AskMark
    Topics covered in this episode include:
    The best and worst oils for cookingHow to get involved in improving our food systemStaying healthy on a vegetarian dietHow medical students can work towards becoming physicians who understand larger systems issuesHow to get restorative sleepThe #1 change Dr. Hyman would make to improve food policyGluten, heartburn, and GERDHigh intensity exercise and autophagyWhat to eat to prevent diabetes
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Eat Fat Get Thin by Dr. Mark Hyman
    Food: What the Heck Should I Eat by Dr. Mark Hyman
    Food Fix by Dr. Mark Hyman
    The UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman
    Food Fix Action Guide 
    Food Policy Action 
    Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine Patient Programs  
    Chicago Food Policy Action Council 
    Karen Washington, Rise and Root Farm 
    Ron Finley, Gangsta Gardener
    The Moral Determinants of Health by Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
    Institute for Functional Medicine
    Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
    Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class
    Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset
    Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Reset: How To Do The 10-Day Reset (Without the Kit)
    Virta Health

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    • 51 min
    Is Brain Fog Caused By Your Microbiome? with Dr. Todd LePine

    Is Brain Fog Caused By Your Microbiome? with Dr. Todd LePine

    Is Brain Fog Caused By Your Microbiome? with Dr. Todd LePine | This episode is brought to you by AirDoctor
    Many of us have experienced an inability to sustain our train of thought, difficulty focusing, the feeling like you’re living in a daze, and other types of brain fog. So what causes brain fog? The key insight is that your brain is not just some object sitting on the top of your shoulders. Your brain is an organ that’s connected to everything else happening in your body. And fixing your brain starts with fixing your body. When it comes to brain fog, that usually means attending to your gut health. 
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating brain fog. They explain why brain fog is so inextricably linked to gut health and how brain fog can be triggered by a range of things from diet to allergies to autoimmune conditions to environmental toxins and much, much more.
    Dr. LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine teaches around the world, and has given lectures to doctors and patients at American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG), the University of Miami Integrative Medicine Conference, The Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA, and is on the faculty for American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. LePine is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Designs for Health and a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires, and is a fitness enthusiast.
    This episode is sponsored by AirDoctor. We need clean air not only to live but to create vibrant health and protect ourselves and loved ones from toxin exposure and disease. Learn more about the AirDoctor Professional Air Purifier system at a special price at www.drhyman.com/filter
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:

    Brain fog is not a condition, it is a symptom
    Gut fermentation is as a common cause of brain fog
    How gluten, dairy, diet, food sensitivities, and gut dysbiosis can lead to brain fog
    Other reasons for brain fog including infections, tick infections, allergies, environmental toxins, autoimmune conditions, and more
    The relationship between the immune system and the gut
    How Dr. LePine worked with and treated a patient experiencing brain fog
    For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc
    Additional Resources:
    Supporting Our Innate Resilience
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/08/25/supporting-our-innate-resilience/
    The Wrong Gut Bugs Can Make You Fat and Sick (and How to Fix Them)
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/21/the-wrong-gut-bugs-can-make-you-fat-and-sick-and-how-to-fix-them/
    Getting Healthy is an Inside Job
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2016/03/16/getting-healthy-is-an-inside-job/
    Building a Better Immune System for Lifelong Health and Vitality
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/11/06/building-a-better-immune-system-for-lifelong-health-and-vitality/
    A New Approach to Autoimmune Disease
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/06/27/a-new-approach-to-autoimmune-disease/
    Fixing Your Broken Brain + Lots More: 10 Takeaways from My Most-Asked Questions
    https://www.ultrawellnessce

    • 38 min

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