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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. Mark Hyman

    • Health & Fitness
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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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    How This Doctor Reversed Her Multiple Sclerosis With Food And Lifestyle

    How This Doctor Reversed Her Multiple Sclerosis With Food And Lifestyle

    How This Doctor Reversed Her Multiple Sclerosis With Food And Lifestyle | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens
    In 2000, Dr. Terry Wahls was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. By 2003, she had to start using a wheelchair because of the progression of this disease. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.
    Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. To do this, she adopted the nutrient-rich Paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. She went from almost being bedridden to completing an 18-mile bicycle tour.
    Dr. Hyman sat down with Dr. Wahls to discuss the types of plant foods, proteins, and fats that Dr. Wahls incorporates into her daily diet as well as the supplements she recommends. They also explore the lifestyle changes that she made including meditation, stress reduction, movement, and much more.
    Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.
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    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Terry Wahls, “Terry Wahls on How She Reversed Multiple Sclerosis Using the Power of Functional Medicine” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrTerryWahls


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    • 16 min
    The Future Of Medicine: Precision And Personalization with Dr. Daniel Kraft

    The Future Of Medicine: Precision And Personalization with Dr. Daniel Kraft

    The Future Of Medicine: Precision And Personalization | This episode is brought to you by TrueDark, BiOptimizers, and HigherDOSE
    It’s an exciting time to be in medicine, as we watch technological advances completely change the way we understand the body. There are revolutions happening on multiple levels: the “omics” revolution that looks at the interactions of the genome, microbiome, metabolome, transcriptome, and more; the digitization of data that involves tracking our biology through things like the Oura ring or a continuous glucose monitor; and the systems biology medicine movement that is reframing the way we look at preventing disease and healing the body at the root. I was excited to sit down with Dr. Daniel Kraft to talk about a different vision that will integrate this type of information into the future of healthcare. 
    Dr. Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard-trained physician-scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He is currently serving as the Chair of the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance Task Force. With over 30 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research, and healthcare innovation, Dr. Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University, and is founder and chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. He has multiple scientific publications and patents through NIH-funded faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine, and as clinical faculty at UCSF. Dr. Kraft is heavily involved in healthcare innovation, and recently founded Digital.Health, and is an advisor to several leading startups and healthcare organizations.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    Moving away from a reactive approach to healthcare towards an era informed by continuous data (6:34)
    Using our smartphones and other technology as integrative and preventive medical tools (10:07)
    How can we avoid filtering new medical data through outdated medical paradigms? (17:23)
    Promoting new medical paradigms by rewarding and incentivizing practitioners (21:56)
    Crowdsourcing medical data as the future of individual and public health (24:16)
    What is exponential medicine and how will it transform healthcare and behavior change? (28:14)
    What does the future of personalized nutrition look like? (39:24)
    Reimagining our approach to conducting medical research (45:35)
    Covid as a catalyst for change in the future of medicine (53:31)
    What will the patient experience of healthcare look like in 50 years? (58:15)
    Learn more about Dr. Daniel Kraft at https://danielkraftmd.net/ and follow him on Twitter @daniel_kraft.
    Check out Dr. Kraft’s podcast with CVS Heath, Healthy Conversations here.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Underweight, Overtired, And Malnourished: How To Get Your Health Back On Track with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Underweight, Overtired, And Malnourished: How To Get Your Health Back On Track with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Underweight, Overtired, And Malnourished: How To Get Your Health Back On Track | This episode is sponsored by Tushy and Cozy Earth
    The sad reality is that Americans suffer from massive nutritional deficiencies and our food is primarily to blame. These nutrient deficiencies are showing up in underweight and overweight people alike. Aside from a reduction in nutrient density in our food, we don’t eat enough whole, unprocessed foods and instead have diets rich in refined sugars and starches. And even when we are eating the right foods, our bodies sometimes have trouble digesting and absorbing the necessary nutrients from those foods. Simply put, low nutritional status equals a poorly functioning metabolism.
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the issue of malnutrition and what that means for our overall health. They dive into how they diagnose and treat the most prevalent nutrient and vitamin deficiencies and Dr. Boham shares cases of patients she has treated who have difficulty putting on and maintaining weight.
    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 Tushy and Cozy Earth.
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    In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

    How malnutrition can occur in overweight and underweight individuals
    Symptoms and long-term effects of malnutrition
    How our modern food has created mass nutritional deficiencies
    The recommended amount of various nutrients and vitamins is not necessarily the optimal amount
    Diagnosing and treating the most common vitamin and nutritional deficiencies including, Omega-3s, magnesium, and vitamin D
    When malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies make it difficult to gain and keep weight on
    Additional Resources
    Supplements: Useful Or Useless? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/19/podcast-hc19/
    How Common Mineral Deficiencies Impact Our Health
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/05/12/podcast-ep170/


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    • 47 min
    How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits

    How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits

    How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market
    Meditation is now commonly accepted for its range of benefits, yet many of us still struggle with making it a regular practice in our daily lives. And this doesn’t just happen with meditation. Whether it be adopting healthier eating habits, spending more time in nature, or improving our sleep hygiene, the understanding that these things are good for us is rarely enough to change our behavior. The good news is having trouble changing habits is not about a lack of willpower or discipline.
    In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman talks with Dan Harris about his own journey into meditation and how just one minute a day may be enough to get you on the path towards all of meditation’s benefits. He also speaks with BJ Fogg about using the science of behavior to create new and lasting habits. 
    Dan Harris is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the co-anchor of ABC's Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, 10% Happier and Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book. 
    Dr. BJ Fogg is a behavior scientist with deep experience in innovation and teaching. For the past 20 years at Stanford University, he has directed a research lab and he also teaches his models and methods in graduate seminars. BJ has personally coached over 40,000 people in forming new habits, using his breakthrough method called “Tiny Habits.” His New York Times bestselling book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, was published in early 2020 and is contracted to be published in over 25 languages.
    This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Right now, Thrive Market is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman. 
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dan Harris, “Is One Minute Of Meditation Enough?” here:https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DanHarris
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with BJ Fogg, “How To Make Behavior Change Stick” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/BJFogg

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    • 20 min
    Understanding How The Microbiome Affects Every Aspect Of Your Health with Dr. Emeran Mayer

    Understanding How The Microbiome Affects Every Aspect Of Your Health with Dr. Emeran Mayer

    Understanding How The Microbiome Affects Every Aspect Of Your Health | This episode is brought to you by Joovv, ButcherBox, and TrueDark
    There’s a foundational piece of Functional Medicine that I find surprises many conventional health practitioners: it’s that the health of our gut impacts every other part of the body—even the brain. There are several reasons for this. When working correctly, our gut digests our food and absorbs nutrients so we can have energy and vitality. It eliminates toxins and fights pathogens. It’s also the home of trillions of microorganisms that aid in these processes and do so much more, like manage inflammation and produce neurotransmitters.
    I was excited to talk to Dr. Emeran Mayer on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, all about nurturing the microbiome to support whole-body health and fight the epidemic of chronic disease. Dr. Emeran Mayer is the author of the recently released book The Gut-Immune Connection as well as The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years and is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and 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 twenty-five years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions and its clinical implications.
    This episode is brought to you by Joovv, ButcherBox, and TrueDark.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    The most common denominator in the chronic disease epidemic (8:01)
    How Dr. Mayer came to take a systems approach to medicine (11:04)
    Rethinking disease through our evolving understanding of the gut microbiome (16:32)
    Metabolites produced in our gut influence our health, for better and worse (24:53)
    Our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and stress affect our gut microbiome and full-body health, and vice versa (32:07)
    What will it take for conventional medicine to adopt a systems approach in patient treatment? (35:23)
    Treating neurodegenerative and cognitive issues through diet and lifestyle (43:02)
    Eating to support the gut microbiome and inequities in access to foods that strengthen microbiome health (47:20)
    Our gut microbiome interactions in our bodies mimic the soil microbiome’s relationship to plant root systems (56:25)
    How industrial agriculture has reduced the nutritional value of our food by damaging the soil (58:56)
    Learn more about Dr. Emeran Mayer at https://emeranmayer.com/ and get his new book,
    THE GUT-IMMUNE CONNECTION: How Understanding Why We’re Sick Can Help Us Regain Our Health at https://emeranmayer.com/the-gut-immune-connection-book/
    Follow Dr. Mayer on Facebook @emeranamayer, on Instagram @emeranmayer, and on Twitter @emeranamayer.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Is Lactose Intolerance Causing Your Gut Issues? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Is Lactose Intolerance Causing Your Gut Issues? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Is Lactose Intolerance Causing Your Gut Issues? | This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea and Paleovalley
    Most of us grew up hearing that dairy, and especially milk, is crucial for good health. In reality, dairy isn’t the vital source of calcium and strong bones that we were led to believe. Dairy can cause digestive problems for the majority of people with lactose intolerance, along with a range of other symptoms in people with and without lactose intolerance. These symptoms can include sinus issues, skin issues, headaches, autoimmune issues, and more. So how do you know if the lactose in dairy, or dairy overall, is a problem for you?
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss lactose intolerance and the myriad of ways dairy can cause digestive problems, and more. They also share how they work with patients to determine how dairy is being tolerated, and if it is the cause of other underlying health issues.
    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 Pique Tea and Paleovalley.
    Head over to piquetea.com/hyman to try Pique Tea’s Sun Goddess Matcha and the other delicious teas, and use the code HYMAN to get 5% off sitewide and free shipping when you purchase a bundle. 
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    In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

    The prevalence of lactose intolerance and how you can develop lactose intolerance as you age
    What is lactose intolerance, exactly?!
    The symptoms of lactose intolerance and how long it takes for them to appear after eating dairy
    Are some forms of dairy better than others?
    Non-dairy food sources of calcium
    Why everyone should experiment with a dairy-free diet for a period of time
    Additional Resources
    Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/
    A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues with Lisa Dreher
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/22/podcast-hc24/
    Milk and Health
    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1903547
    Time to Question Everything You Know About Milk
    https://elemental.medium.com/time-to-question-everything-you-know-about-milk-12c08b13e98a
    7 Takeaways About Dairy From My Book Food: What The Heck Should I Eat?
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/03/02/7-takeaways-dairy-book-food-heck-eat/
    Food: What The Heck Should I Eat?
    https://foodthebook.com/


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    • 24 min

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