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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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    • 4.6 • 30 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 Wednesday morning. I hope you'll join me.
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    How Lead And Other Environmental Toxins Are Affecting Us

    How Lead And Other Environmental Toxins Are Affecting Us

    How Lead And Other Environmental Toxins Are Affecting Us | This episode is brought to you by Simple Mills
    Eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, yet very few have been tested for their long-term impact on human health. This has both major health and economic consequences. Every year we spend 50 billion dollars and lose 23 million IQ points to lead toxicity alone, which affects people of color the most, regardless of social class and income level. And you may be surprised to learn that there are many government policies and even sanctioned decisions to dump toxins that end up poisoning communities of color and stealing children’s cognition and health.
    Dr. Hyman sat down with Harriet Washington to discuss how we are ignoring this massive health crisis and what can be done to fix it. 
    Harriet A. Washington has been the Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada’s Black Mountain Institute, a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law. She has held fellowships at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious Madness, and Medical Apartheid, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award.
    This episode is sponsored by Simple Mills. Right now, Simple Mills is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off. Just head over to simplemills.com and use code HYMAN20 to try their Artisan Bread Mix and other amazing products to stock up for the holidays. 
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation, “How We Are Poisoning Our Children,” with Harriet Washington here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/HarrietWashington


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    • 16 min
    Is Cancer Caused By Sugar? with Dr. Jason Fung

    Is Cancer Caused By Sugar? with Dr. Jason Fung

    Is Cancer Caused By Sugar? | This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Apeel
    If you or someone you know has had cancer, this episode is going to matter to you. And since the odds are now that 1 in 3 adults in the US will get cancer, this really is a topic that matters to all of us. 
    The school of thought around cancer used to be focused only on the genetic component. But we now know that our environment—the air we breathe, the food we eat, even our relationships—have an enormous cellular impact on our ability to prevent and treat cancer. 
    I’m excited to sit down with Dr. Jason Fung on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy to talk about his amazing work in the field of cancer research and why this environmental component should give us all hope. 
    Dr. Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies and challenged the conventional wisdom that diabetics should be treated with insulin. Dr. Fung is also the co-founder of The Fasting Method, a program to help people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally with fasting. His latest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, was just released. 
    This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Apeel.
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    Food waste is one of our most glaring environmental, climate, and social problems. Apeel, a family of plant-derived coatings that, when applied to the outside of produce, keeps it fresh two times longer, is doing amazing things to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. If you want to learn more about Apeel, check out their frequently asked questions page at apeel.com/faqs. 
    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    How our understanding of cancer and cancer treatment has shifted over the past several decades (7:10)
    Why cancer medicine has fallen behind other areas of medicine (11:19)
    The major role that diet and nutrition play in the development of cancer (13:05)
    What we can learn about cancer from Inuit people and other populations who historically ate traditional diets (16:57)
    Insulin’s role in cell growth, cancer development, and chronic disease (21:47)
    Snacking, fasting, cancer, and chemotherapy (29:49)
    The ketogenic diet and cancer treatment (38:02)
    The risks of environmental chemicals on the human body (41:09)
    How to reduce your risk of getting cancer, and the link between obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancer (43:57)
    New thinking around cancer screenings (49:07)
    Learn more about Dr. Jason Fung and get his new book, The Cancer Code, at https://thefastingmethod.com/book/the-cancer-code/.
    Follow Dr. Jason Fung on Facebook @thefastingmethod, on Instagram @drjasonfung, and on Twitter @drjasonfung.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health? with Maggie Ward

    Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health? with Maggie Ward

    Is Gluten-Free A Fad Or Is Gluten A Real Threat To Our Health? | This episode is sponsored by Bioptimizers and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class
    We are all aware that “gluten-free” has become a major buzz term. Supermarket aisles are now lined with gluten-free foods and restaurants are now catering to gluten-free diners. So how did gluten come to receive so much attention? Are people with celiac disease the only ones who should be on a gluten-free diet? And how do you know if gluten is making you sick?
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Maggie Ward to discuss why gluten sensitivity exists on a spectrum and how to determine if it is a threat to your health. They also share specific patient cases they have treated related to gluten sensitivity.
    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.
    This episode is sponsored by Bioptimizers and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class.
    Right now, BiOptimizers is offering their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal to Doctor’s Farmacy listeners during the entire month of November. Get free shipping, up to 40% off on select products and are giving away free bottles of their amazing enzyme, probiotic P30M as well as their HCL breakthrough supplement. Just go to bioptimizers.com/hyman and use code HYMAN10 at checkout.
    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 episode, Dr. Hyman and Maggie discuss:

    What is gluten? And why is gluten sensitivity and intolerance suddenly so prevalent?
    Testing for gluten sensitivity and intolerance
    How gluten sensitivity can be triggered by a stressful event
    The link between gluten sensitivity or celiac disease and other chronic disease, conditions, and autoimmune issues
    Patient cases Dr. Hyman and Maggie Ward have treated involving gluten sensitivity 
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    Additional Resources: 
    Why gluten needs to go if you have Hashimoto’s
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/10/08/why-gluten-needs-to-go-if-you-have-hashimotos/
    To Gluten or Not to Gluten
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/04/09/to-gluten-or-not-to-gluten/
    Should we all avoid gluten?
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/09/26/podcast-ep20/
    Here’s Why A Gluten-Free Diet Can Become Incredibly Unhealthy
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/01/19/heres-gluten-free-diet-can-become-incredibly-unhealthy/
    Gluten and Dairy-Free Recipes Even an Italian Can Love
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/20

    • 36 min
    What Does Food Have To Do With COVID-19?

    What Does Food Have To Do With COVID-19?

    What Does Food Have To Do With COVID-19? | This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic
    If we as a population were healthier (think less obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc.), the evidence supports that we’d be faring much better throughout this pandemic. 
    Unfortunately, in the United States, only 12% of us in the US are metabolically healthy, putting us at higher risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19. Of course, a major driver of chronic diseases and the risks they create is our food system. We can’t expect to be a resilient population if we aren’t feeding our bodies real food with real nutrients we can use to function optimally. 
    In this mini-episode, we revisit two conversations Dr. Hyman had with his colleagues Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian and Dr. Elizabeth Boham at the beginning of the pandemic about how food and nutrition are inextricably linked to COVID-19. Dr. Boham also shares how to use food as medicine for immune support.
    Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, and Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, the oldest and most renowned graduate school of nutrition in North America. He has authored more than 300 scientific publications on the dietary priorities to reduce cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity in the US and globally; and on evidence-based systems innovations and policies to effectively reduce these burdens.
    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 Four Sigmatic. Right now, you can try Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom Coffee and other amazing products for up to 50% off. Plus, Four Sigmatic is giving an exclusive additional 10% off all sale products, just for Doctors Farmacy listeners at foursigmatic.com/HYMAN. This sale ends November 30th, so make sure you head over and stock up now. 
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, “How COVID-19 Shines A Light On Our Broken Food System” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DariushMozaffarian
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dr. George Papanicolaou, and Dr. Todd LePine, “Special Episode: Medicine In The Age Of COVID-19 And Beyond,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/Medicine-In-The-Age-Of-COVID-19-And-Beyond



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    • 19 min
    Can Regenerative Agriculture Really Heal Humans And The Planet? with Jeff Tkach

    Can Regenerative Agriculture Really Heal Humans And The Planet? with Jeff Tkach

    Can Regenerative Agriculture Really Heal Humans And The Planet? | This episode is brought to you by Essentia, Athletic Greens, and ButcherBox
    The argument that is often made against organic farming is that it can’t feed the world. Opponents say it can’t be scaled to the level we need to feed our current and growing population, but the real data actually says otherwise. The Rodale Institute is leading the way when it comes to research in the area of regenerative agriculture. Their work over the last 40 years shows organic agriculture leads to equal or better yields than conventional (sometimes over 30% better) with less energy use and three to six times more profits for the farmer. And they’re not the only ones who’ve found this to be true—it’s been repeated in five different studies from various universities and the USDA. 
    Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m thrilled to sit down with Jeff Tkach to talk about the amazing work the Rodale Institute has done and is continuing to do to further the cause of regenerative agriculture.
    This episode is brought to you by Essentia, Athletic Greens, and ButcherBox.
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    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.
    For a limited time, new members to ButcherBox get 6 free grass-fed, grass-finished steaks when they go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy. This offer is good through Cyber Monday, November 30, 2020, so be sure to take advantage of it today. 
    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    How the Rodale Institute came to look at the linkages between healthcare and health (9:18)
    The meaning of regenerative healthcare (13:18)
    Our societal and governmental disconnect between agriculture and human health (17:41)
    Rodale’s research on regenerative organic farming practices (21:49)
    The Farming Systems Trial, a 40-year side by side comparison of organic vs conventional grain production methods, and the creation of the USDA’s organic standard (24:22)
    The benefits of feeding the world using organic farming methods (29:22)
    Is organic food more nutritious? (30:51)
    Are the chemicals and pesticides in conventional foods harmful or harmless? (40:36)
    Evolving beyond the current organic standard with the launch of the Regenerative Organic Certification (44:20)
    Are animals needed in regenerative agriculture? (55:49)
    Learn more about the Rodale Institute at https://rodaleinstitute.org/ and follow them on Facebook @rodaleinstitute, on Instagram @rodaleinstitute, and on Twitter @rodaleinstitute.
    Read Rodale Institute’s white paper, “The Power of the Plate: The Case for Regenerative Organic Agriculture in Improving Human Health,” here: https://rodaleinstitute.org/education/resources/power-of-the-plate-regenerative-organic-agriculture/ 
    Learn more about the Regenerative Organic Certification at https://regenorganic.org/.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Getting To The Root Of And Getting Rid Of Heartburn And Reflux with Dr. Todd LePine

    Getting To The Root Of And Getting Rid Of Heartburn And Reflux with Dr. Todd LePine

    Getting To The Root Of And Getting Rid Of Heartburn And Reflux | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley
    Most of us have experienced heartburn at one time or another, but for millions of people it is a chronic and painful condition. As a result, acid-blocking medications are among the top-selling drugs in America today. However, taking an acid blocker does nothing to address whatever is causing the heartburn and these drugs can have all sorts of negative side effects. Additionally, while acid blocking drugs block acid that can cause symptoms of heartburn and reflux, your body actually needs stomach acid to stay healthy. So, the key isn’t taking the drug. It’s finding the cause. 
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating heartburn and reflux. Together they discuss how to find the real causes of reflux and heartburn, get rid of them, and use the right foods, nutrients, and lifestyle therapies to heal the problem.
    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 Athletic Greens and Paleovalley.
    Right now 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.
    Until 12/4/20, Paleovalley is offering Doctor's Farmacy listeners 20% off the entire Paleovalley store. Just go to paleovalley.com and use the code Hyman20 to take advantage of this offer.
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:

    Common drivers of heartburn
    Why heartburn isn’t about having too much acid in the stomach
    The addictive quality, side effects, and danger of long-term use of PPI/acid-blocking drugs
    Foods that commonly cause heartburn
    The bacteria Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) which commonly causes not only ulcers but also reflux
    Patient cases in which Drs. Hyman and LePine treated heartburn and reflux
    Additional Resources:
    3 Simple Steps to Eliminate Heartburn and Acid Reflux
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/07/17/3-simple-steps-to-eliminate-heartburn-and-acid-reflux/
    Heartburn and Candida: What is Your Gut Trying to Tell You?
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/04/06/heartburn-candida-gut-trying-tell/
    7 Steps To Reverse Acid Reflux
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2013/09/26/7-steps-reverse-acid-reflux/
    Is Your Doctor Making You Sick?
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2015/02/12/doctor-making-sick/


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    • 37 min

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