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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
    • 5.0 • 4 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 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. I hope you'll join me.
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    What Is Driving Your Poor Sleep And How Can You Fix It? with Dr. Cindy Geyer

    What Is Driving Your Poor Sleep And How Can You Fix It? with Dr. Cindy Geyer

    What Is Driving Your Poor Sleep And How Can You Fix It? | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens
    Inadequate sleep quantity and quality is a major problem for so many of us. Not only does it leave us feeling bad, it is also detrimental to our overall health. Poor sleep can lead to everything from mood swings to blood sugar imbalances, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, poor memory, and much more. So what is causing our poor sleep and what can we do to improve it?
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Cindy Geyer to discuss how they work with patients to get to the root cause of sleep issues. They share essential tips to get better sleep and discuss specific concerns that affect women when it comes to issues with sleep.
    Dr. Cindy Geyer received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She joined The Ultrawellness Center in 2021 after practicing and serving as the medical director at Canyon Ranch for 23 years. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a recently elected fellow of ACLM. Dr. Geyer has been a core faculty member at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) for 20 years, teaching physicians and other healthcare professionals how to use food and lifestyle to address health concerns in their own lives and those of their patients. A clinician, educator, and avid hiker, she is passionate about collaborative approaches to health and wellness: from the integrative team model in working with individual patients, to community partnerships that together can affect healthy changes in the places people live and work.
    This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens.
    When you sign up to ButcherBox, you’ll get 2 lbs of wild-caught Alaskan salmon free in your first box plus $10 off. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy to take advantage of this great offer. 
    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.
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Geyer discuss:

    Getting to the root causes of insomnia and sleep apnea
    Causes and treatments for restless leg syndrome, including its connection with autoimmune issues and gut health
    Commonly overlooked issues that drive poor sleep including heavy metals, hormone imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and more
    How PTSD and trauma history can impact sleep quality
    Best practices for optimal sleep hygiene 
    How when we eat, how we eat, and what we eat impacts our sleep 
    How light exposure impacts your sleep
    The value of sleep studies
    Additional Resources:
    Dr. Hyman’s 8-Part Sleep Course
    https://drhyman.com/sleep
    How to Rewire Your Brain For Sleep
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/07/07/podcast-178/
    Why Rhythm Is The Key To Health
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/04/26/podcast-hc53/
    Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/01/11/podcast-hc38/
    How Sleep Apnea Drives Weight Gain, Memory Loss, High Blood Pressure, ADHD, And More
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/06/25/podcast-minisode85/
    How Gut Health Impacts Sleep
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/10/16/podcast-minisode58/
    Hack Your Sleep
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/12/19/podcast-ep32/


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    • 40 min
    How Eating An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Is Key To Regaining Your Health

    How Eating An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Is Key To Regaining Your Health

    How Eating An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Is Key To Regaining Your Health | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker
    Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense system and can be a good thing in balance. However, when your immune system shifts out of balance, inflammation can run rampant—causing a chronic, smoldering fire inside your body that contributes to disease, weight gain, and more. What we eat is one of the biggest levers we have when it comes to driving or reducing inflammation. Industrial food drives inflammation, oxidative stress, hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances, overloads your detoxification system, depletes your energy, damages your microbiome, and changes your gene expression to turn on disease-causing genes. Real whole nutrient and phytonutrient-rich food does the opposite. It turns off inflammation, increases antioxidant systems, balances hormones and brain chemistry, boosts detoxification, increases energy, optimizes your microbiome, and turns on disease-preventing, health-promoting genes.
    In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Vani Hari and Dr. David Perlmutter about the dangers of inflammatory foods and how to eat a diet that is anti-inflammatory.
    Named as one of the “Most Influential People on the Internet” by Time Magazine, Vani Hari is the revolutionary food activist behind foodbabe.com, co-founder of organic food brand Truvani, New York Times best selling author of, The Food Babe Way, and Feeding You Lies. She has led campaigns against food giants like Kraft, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Subway and General Mills that attracted more than 500,000 signatures, and led to the removal of several controversial ingredients used by these companies. Through corporate activism, petitions, and social media campaigns, Vani and her Food Babe Army have become one of the most powerful populist forces in the health and food industries. 
    Her drive to change the food system inspired the creation of her new company, Truvani, where she produces real food without added chemicals, products without toxins, and labels without lies. Vani has been profiled in the New York Times and The Atlantic, and has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and NPR. 
    Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. His books have been published in 34 languages and include the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. Dr. Perlmutter’s new book Brain Wash, co-written with his son Austin Perlmutter, MD, was released in January 2020.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker. If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 25% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Vani Hari, “How To Be A Food Activist In Your Own Kitchen” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/VaniHari
     
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter, “How to Prevent Alzheimer’s with Your Fork” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDavidPerlmutter


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    • 20 min
    Meat or Plants: Which Is Better For Reversing Climate Change? with Nicolette Hahn Niman

    Meat or Plants: Which Is Better For Reversing Climate Change? with Nicolette Hahn Niman

    Meat or Plants: Which is Better for Reversing Climate Change? | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Rupa Health
    Using the lens of Functional Medicine, we know we can’t blame just one part of the body for disease or dysfunction. The same goes for agriculture and climate change. We can’t just blame cows and call it a day. It’s a complex issue that deserves a comprehensive plan of action. Regenerative agriculture recognizes the essential role of grazing animals in an ecosystem to create stronger soils, healthier crops, and produce better meat. On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Nicolette Hahn Niman to explore where we’ve gone wrong when it comes to raising meat, some of the biggest areas to focus on for a positive climate impact, and so much more. As a vegetarian rancher for almost two decades who now eats meat, she offers a unique perspective on raising and eating animals. 
    Nicolette Hahn Niman is a writer, attorney, and livestock rancher. She authored the books Defending Beef (2014, and second ed. 2021) and Righteous Porkchop (2009), as well as numerous essays for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. She has also written for The Atlantic, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Earth Island Journal, among others. Nicolette has appeared on The PBS Newshour, The Dr. Oz Show, and in numerous films and documentaries, including Eating Animals and Sustainable. Previously, she was the Senior Attorney for the environmental organization Waterkeeper, where she focused on agriculture and food production; before that, she was an environmental lawyer for National Wildlife Federation. Today, she lives in Northern California with her two sons, and her husband, Bill Niman, founder of the natural meat companies Niman Ranch and BN Ranch.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Rupa Health.
    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. 
    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.
     
    Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com. 
    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    Four popular camps of thinking around meat production and consumption (6:09)
    The history of how beef came to gain the reputation as the most environmentally destructive and least healthy food we eat, and why this is actually a much more nuanced issue than the question, is beef good or bad? (7:34)
    Is regenerative agriculture the solution to climate change? (13:13)
    Why Nicolette started eating meat again after decades of being a vegetarian and what she noticed about her food cravings after making this change (16:26) 
    The vital role that beef and animals play in creating healthy food and ecological systems (27:39)
    Soil as the foundation of the food system and planetary sustainability (31:42)
    Why we need to move away from the dualistic view of meat vs. no meat (40:22)
    Animal and human’s innate nutritional wisdom (44:18)
    The latest research on methane, cattle, and global warming and what we previously got wrong (54:56)
    The role of policy in mitigating climate change (1:04:07)
    Get a copy of Defending Beef: The Ecological and Nutritional Case for Meat at https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/defending-beef-pb/.



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    Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Endometriosis, Autoimmune Disease, Irregular Heartbeats, And More

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    In this teaser episode, you’ll hear a preview of our monthly Dr. Hyman+ AMA.
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    • 18 min
    A Root Cause Approach to Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease

    A Root Cause Approach to Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease

    A Root Cause Approach to Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease | This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and Paleovalley
    The thyroid gland is a small gland located in your neck that is part of your endocrine or hormonal system. It produces two major thyroid hormones, and the overproduction of these hormones is termed hyperthyroidism. Sixty to seventy percent of individuals with hyperthyroidism suffer from an autoimmune condition called Graves' disease. So, what is driving these issues and how can that information be used to treat the root causes of hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease?
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papanicolaou to discuss how they work with patients to treat the root causes of hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease. They discuss topics including environmental toxin exposure, the role of gut health in driving autoimmune disease, using thyroid hormone replacement therapy, and much more.
    George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. He is also an Institute for Functional Medicine Practitioner. Upon graduation from his residency he joined the Indian Health Service. He worked on the Navajo reservation for 4 years at the Chinle Comprehensive Medical Facility where he served as the Outpatient Department Coordinator. In 2000, he founded Cornerstone Family Practice in Rowley, MA. He practiced with a philosophy centered on personal relationships and treating the whole person, not just not the disease. He called that philosophy “Whole Life Wellness”. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive this kind of 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 2017.
    This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and Paleovalley.
    Rupa Health is a place for Functional Medicine practitioners to access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, Great Plains, and more. You can check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com. 
    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.
    In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:

    Characteristics and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease
    Common autoimmune issues that cluster with hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease
    Thyroid supporting nutrients
    The link between autoimmune disease, gut health, gluten sensitivity, and Celiac’s disease
    Traditional vs Functional Medicine approaches to testing, diagnosing, and treating hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease
    Hormone replacement therapy 
    Patient cases they have treated with hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease
    Additional Resources:
    The Functional Medicine Approach To Hypothyroidism And Hashimoto’s Disease
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/03/11/podcast-hc47/
    Is An Underactive Thyroid To Blame For Your Mysterious Symptoms? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/03/13/podcast-hc1-2/
    Is Your Environment Harming Your Thyroid
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/06/16/environment-harming-thyroid/
    House Call Highlight: Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/05/28/podcast-hc58/



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    • 35 min
    What To Eat And Do To Promote Detoxification

    What To Eat And Do To Promote Detoxification

    What To Eat And Do To Promote Detoxification | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens
    In a healthy body, the process of detoxification runs smoothly. When our detoxification system becomes overwhelmed and overloaded, we start developing symptoms and get sick. This is why supporting our innate detoxification system is a vital component of full body health. 
    In this miniepisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with his colleagues at The UltraWellness Center about how proper detoxification starts with our diets. They explore how food and lifestyle practices can be used to enhance detoxification and support our overall health. 
    Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. Maggie holds a master’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University which focuses on using whole foods for holistic Nutrition Therapy. In addition, she completed her requirements to become a registered dietitian at Westchester Medical Center in NY. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center team in 2008, Maggie worked at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York providing nutrition counseling to children and families dealing with HIV. She also taught at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and other sites throughout New York City, teaching nutritionally focused cooking classes for children and adults. Much of her focus is on food allergies, digestive disorders, inflammatory conditions, Pediatrics and Sports Nutrition. Maggie has been counseling individuals, families and business groups on therapeutic diets to address various health concerns for more than 15 years. Her ongoing clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine uses a systems biology approach when working with those who suffer from chronic and acute conditions to help them find their path to healing. She has a passion for cooking and reconnecting people with their potential to heal using whole, organic and local foods.
     
    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.
     
    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

    • 17 min

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Podcast 67: With Chris Kresser

I am loving all these podcasts! I’m a health and wellness coach in Hong Kong and these podcasts fill my wellness cup every week. I particularly loved this one with Chris Kresser. It’s tough with clients as nowadays they are well googled with information on nutrition and health. As I’m not a doctor ( not yet!) , it takes a lot of convincing as to why a diet may not be what it’s cracked or not cracked up to be. Especially veganism. I was also a vegan once and now I’m happy not being labeled as anything and just being grateful I can eat a wide selection of great quality foods. So much work still to do with the world!
Thank you so much for all the inspiration and knowledge. I’m truly grateful 🙏

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