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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.

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.

    Is It Possible To Be Vegan-Keto? with Dr. Ethan Weiss and Dr. Carrie Diulus

    Is It Possible To Be Vegan-Keto? with Dr. Ethan Weiss and Dr. Carrie Diulus

    Despite what conventional medicine has told us, type 1 diabetes is not a sentence for a heavy reliance on insulin. For many people, a diet that carefully monitors carb intake can dramatically reduce blood sugar swings and reduce the amount of insulin needed. 
    Keto (or the ketogenic diet) has gotten a lot of buzz lately, and this fat-heavy very low-carb approach to eating is showing some promise for diabetics and many other metabolic diseases as well. With that being said, there is no perfect diet for everyone, and each person needs to find what works best for them. One of my guests on this week’s Doctor’s Farmacy podcast, Dr. Carrie Diulus, has found vegan keto is the best approach for managing her type 1 diabetes and maintaining a healthy weight. We’re also joined by Dr. Ethan Weiss, who’s been steadily in ketosis for about 2 years using a plant-heavy, mostly pescatarian keto approach.
    This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and SomniFix. 
    Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview:
    -How Dr. Diulu became vegan keto (9:13)
    -The evolution in thinking about heart disease and heart-healthy diets (22:26)
    -The idea of “the best diet” (26:36)
    -Saturated vs unsaturated fats and the ketogenic diet (32:38)
    -Why fiber is a significant factor and calories still matter with the ketogenic diet (43:58)
    -Do you need to go in and out of ketosis and can you achieve longevity through diet? (50:55)
    -Sarcopenia of aging and eating for mobility as you age (1:00:53)
    -The benefits of testing blood insulin levels (1:12:37)
    -What you need to know if you want to try keto (1:20:15)
    -What a typical day of eating looks like for Dr. Diulu and Dr. Weiss (1:31:03)
    -Learn more about Keyto, which aims to make the ketogenic diet more accessible through a breath meter device and phone app at www.getketyo.com

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Why Eating Fake Meat Won't Solve Our Climate Problem

    Why Eating Fake Meat Won't Solve Our Climate Problem

    Wendell Berry said, "To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd."
    We need to revolutionize the food system completely. We have as system that fuels destruction, not only of our own health, but the health of the planet and animals. ⁣⁣
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    My new book, Food Fix, both defines the problems and maps out the policies, business innovations and grass roots solutions. And what we can each do to improve our health and the health of our communities and the planet. ⁣⁣
    I cannot cure obesity and diabetes in my office. It is cured on the farm, in the grocery store, in the restaurant, in our kitchens, schools, workplaces, and faith based communities. ⁣⁣This book will show you how. If you care about your health and the health of your community and the planet, visit foodfixbook.com.

    • 17 min
    How To Feed Your Gut

    How To Feed Your Gut

    There are so many angles we need to look at with gut health and they can tell us an amazing amount of information about the rest of the body. Our gut bacteria regulate many of our bodily functions, from creating vitamins to controlling our immune system, our brain function and of course, our metabolism and weight. They are critical to our long-term health. In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman explores the role of the gut microbiome and how best to feed it with his colleagues at The UltraWellness Center. Dr. Todd LePine, Dr. George Papanicolaou, and Dr. Elizabeth Boham.
    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 goal is to help patients achieve vitality through focusing on optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.
    Dr. George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive personal care, Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health—a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou joined The UltraWellness Center in August 2017. 
    Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their wellness goals. 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, a topic she is passionate about as a breast cancer survivor.
    Learn more about The UltraWellness Center at https://ultrawellnesscenter.com
    Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Todd LePine: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrToddLePine
    Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. George Papanicolaou: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrGeorgePapanicolaou
    Listen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrElizabethBoham

    • 13 min
    Why We Have The Worst Health Outcomes Of All Industrialized Nations with Dr. Charles Modlin, Dr. Leonor Osorio, and Tawny Jones

    Why We Have The Worst Health Outcomes Of All Industrialized Nations with Dr. Charles Modlin, Dr. Leonor Osorio, and Tawny Jones

    Nobody wants to name the problem, but let’s call it what it is: social injustice is part of our healthcare system. Black and Hispanic people are far more likely to get sick and die from the 10 leading causes of death due to a range of factors, including lack of access and discrimination in our healthcare system and policies. When you consider that most treatments and drugs are only tested on white males, it’s clear we’re ignoring the unique wellness needs of so many other populations. And the result of these disparities gets passed down through generations. We need to work on solutions now. This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy I sat down with Dr. Charles Modlin, Dr. Leonor Osorio, and Tawny Jones from Cleveland Clinic to talk about these issues and ways to create a new multi-cultural dynamic in healthcare. 
    Dr. Charles Modlin is a Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Urologist, Executive Director of Minority Health, and the Cleveland Clinic Physician Lead for Public Health. He founded and directs Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Center. Dr. Leonor Osorio has been on staff at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital practicing Internal medicine since 2001. She was instrumental in the opening of the Lutheran Hospital Hispanic Clinic, which connects patients to Spanish speaking physicians. Tawny Jones is an accomplished Administrator at the Cleveland Clinic who leads clinical operations at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 
    -Racial health disparity statistics and factors driving these disparities (4:37)
    -The Tuskegee syphilis experiment how it continues to perpetuate distrust of the healthcare system (12:50)
    -The cascading effects of racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and unconscious bias on minority health (15:47)
    -Targeted food marketing to minority populations and acknowledging the reality of food injustice (19:53)
    -The role of sugar and the sugar industry in driving health disparities (30:32)
    -How community-based conversations and initiatives can improve health literacy and outcomes (35:40)
    -The importance of prioritizing cultural sensitivity in creating health programs (42:43)
    -Economic implications of the healthcare disparities crisis and incentivizing value-based healthcare (55.47)
    -Multicultural specialty centers (1:01:06)
    -Calling for hospitals and healthcare practitioners to give voice to our national food crisis (1:06:28)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How To Address The Lies We All Tell Ourselves

    How To Address The Lies We All Tell Ourselves

    Nourishing our spirit through addressing the inner challenges we all face—whether it’s discontent in a marriage or job or self-sabotaging beliefs about not being good enough—has a major impact on our overall well-being. When we address the lies we tell ourselves and others, connect with our personal integrity, and embrace the spirit we’re often keeping locked away, some truly amazing things can happen.  In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with his personal coach and best friend, Lauren Zander to discuss the transformative steps that helped him reach his goals and Lauren shares a wealth of knowledge, and humor, on how to address the lies we all tell ourselves and instead pursue our dreams.
    Lauren Zander is an executive life coach, author, and creator of The Handel Method® and Inner.U. She is the coach to coaches, gurus, CEOs, and stars. She has 40+ coaches trained in her proven method, developed and taught at MIT, Stanford, and NYU, as well as at Fortune 500 companies and to people wanting to human better worldwide.
    Learn to human better in love and life with Lauren's online coaching course, Inner.U LOVE. Pre-order now through Jan. 15, 2020 and also get Inner.U LIFE, Lauren's life coaching course in a special bundle price of just $650. Or, pre-order Inner.U LOVE individually for just $325. Your lifetime subscription includes: 12 audio coaching sessions from Lauren Zander, 1 free private coaching session with an HG coach, and 1 six-week coaching bootcamp with an HG Coach. Get Started at handelgroup.com/markhyman

    • 10 min
    Why Healthcare Policy Needs To Focus On Prevention with Dr. Anand Parekh

    Why Healthcare Policy Needs To Focus On Prevention with Dr. Anand Parekh

    We have the best hospitals, most highly trained doctors, and people come from all over the world to get medical treatments in the US. Yet, we’re lagging behind almost every other country in health metrics, including life expectancy and infant mortality. That’s because we’re not being set up for success: The policies and systems we rely on for healthcare aren’t supporting prevention, education, and accessibility for all our communities. We are spending a massive amount of money on healthcare (1 of every 5 federal dollars) but we’re not spending on the social services to invest in lifestyle wellness that prevents disease in the first place. 
    This week on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Dr. Anand Parekh to talk about solutions to our country’s healthcare crisis and examine what’s already working. Dr. Parekh is the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) chief medical advisor, providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization, particularly in the areas of aging, prevention, and global health. Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a HHS deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness, and care management. He has spoken widely and written extensively on a variety of health topics and is the author of a new book entitled Prevention First – Policymaking for a Healthier America.
    This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.
    Here are more of the details from our interview: 
    -Why life expectancy and other health metrics are so poor in the United States (5:09)
    -Why policymakers do not focus on prevention and proactive policies to improve health (13:21)
    -Personal responsibility in a toxic health environment (19:24)
    -Challenges with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or our food stamp system (21:06)
    -Social needs vs social determinants of health (28:12)
    -Obesity: the public health crisis of our century (31:46)
    -Dr. Parekh’s 5 key takeaways for policymakers (38:48)
    -Targeting and creating pathways for existing healthcare programs and interventions that have been shown effective (47:02)
    -Why the government is so important in scaling healthcare solutions (52:04)
    -The need for clinical-community linkages (52:31)
    Find Dr. Parekh’s book, Prevention First: Policymaking for a Healthier America here.  
    Check out the work being done by at the Bipartisan Policy Center here.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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MY 2 FAVOURITE DOCTORS IN CONVERSATION! 💙

Just fantastic to listen to my 2 favourite doctors inspiring us as you always do! I have learnt so much from both of you and thank you sincerely for your knowledge, passion and compassion. Truly a gift in my life to listen to you both. I send you both such immense gratitude 🙏

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Fantastic guy and so updated with the lasted trials and studies , but mostly food is medicine !! He has a passion for helping people and understands life is tough.

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Great and Very Infomative

I go to bed listening to Dr Hyman's podcast shows which are so inspirational. Great guests and podcast production. Learned so many facts about well-being and nutrition. Why isn’t my doctor offering the well-being advice that Dr Hyman offers - it’s clear that it’s all about the drugs to cure the symptoms and not the causes for most doctors in the Western world. Keep up the great work Dr H. Tony London UK

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