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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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    How To Optimize Your Body’s Detoxification System with Maggie Ward

    How To Optimize Your Body’s Detoxification System with Maggie Ward

    How To Optimize Your Body’s Detoxification System | This episode is brought to by Thrive Market and my Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Course
    In a healthy body, the process of detoxification runs smoothly. But when we are toxic, the mechanism for detoxification in the liver gets sluggish, and certain toxins can remain active longer than we want or than our systems can handle. This makes us sick and impedes normal metabolism. It also causes fluid retention, bloat, puffiness, and more.
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Maggie Ward to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to assessing your toxic load, and how certain foods, gut health optimization, and other lifestyle factors can enhance detoxification.
    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 Thrive Market and my Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Course.
    Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. Select a free gift from Thrive Market when you sign up for a 1 year membership. And, any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman. 
    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:

    Acute vs chronic, low grade toxicity from environmental toxins
    Dr. Hyman’s personal experience with chronic fatigue syndrome and mercury poisoning
    Neurological effects of toxicity, ranging from brain fog to Parkinson’s disease
    How our genetics can influence our detoxification 
    Diagnostics to measure toxic body burden
    Using food to enhance the body’s ability to detoxify
    Patients who Dr. Hyman and Maggie have treated to improve detoxification
    The importance of supporting gut health to optimize detoxification
    For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc
    Additional Resources: 
    Environmental Working Group
    https://www.ewg.org/
    The Ultimate Detoxification Foods
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2017/06/12/ultimate-detoxification-foods/
    Helpful or the Latest Fad? The Truth About Detoxification
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/03/07/truth-about-detoxification/
    ULTRAMIND®: Key #5 Enhance Detoxification
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/08/30/the-ultramind-solution-key-5-enhance-detoxification/
    How to Rid Your Body of Heavy Metals: A 3-Step Detoxification Plan
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/19/how-to-rid-your-body-of-mercury-and-other-heavy-metals-a-3

    • 59 min
    Why Food Should Be A Factor In Treating Mental Illness

    Why Food Should Be A Factor In Treating Mental Illness

    Why Food Should Be A Factor In Treating Mental Illness | This episode is brought to you by Find My Formula
    We know that our diet can have a major impact on mental health. Unfortunately, however, most medical education programs don’t include nutrition, so many psychiatrists and physicians, in general, aren’t as empowered as they should be to prescribe a healthy diet. Moreover, stigma around mental illness is still pervasive in our society and can keep people from feeling empowered that they can change their brain health and get the care they truly need. Dr. Hyman recently explored these topics with psychiatrists Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Drew Ramsey.
    Dr. Daniel Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior, totaling more than 160,000 SPECT scans on patients from 121 countries. Dr. Amen’s research team has published more than 70 scientific articles. He is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, but also the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work.  His team also published the world’s largest functional brain imaging study on how the brain ages with over 62,000 SPECT scans. He is a double board-certified psychiatrist and ten-time NY Times bestselling author, with such blockbuster books as Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Healing ADD, Memory Rescue, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades, and The Daniel Plan, co-authored by Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman. His most recent book is The End of Mental Illness. 
    Dr. Drew Ramsey is not your average psychiatrist. A writer, farmer, and doctor who focuses on the connection between mental health and food, he is passionate about nutritional interventions and creative media to share a different way of thinking about the brain and mood. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in active clinical practice in New York City. He also spends much of his time with his family, growing their own food, on a 127 acre organic farm.
    This episode is brought to you by Find My Formula, the world’s first personalized nootropics company. Right now, Find My Formula is giving The Doctor’s Farmacy listeners an exclusive discount. Visit findmyformula.com and get 15% off of your first box by using the code ‘drmark’ at checkout.
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen, “How to End Mental Illness” here: 
    https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDanielAmen
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Drew Ramsey, “Can you beat depression with food?” here:
    https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrDrewRamsey


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    • 15 min
    Why Ice Water Immersion And Your Breath Is The Key To Health And Happiness with Wim Hof

    Why Ice Water Immersion And Your Breath Is The Key To Health And Happiness with Wim Hof

    Why Ice Water Immersion And Your Breath Is The Key To Health And Happiness | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Four Sigmatic
    Frequent exposure to cold is linked to a number of different health benefits. Scientists have found evidence that exposure to cold speeds up metabolism, and reduces inflammation, swelling, and sore muscles. Many athletes use ice baths and other types of exposure to cold as a means to speed up recovery after physical exercise. Cold body therapy is also linked to improved quality of sleep, more focus, and even to an improved immune response.
    On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was happy to sit down and talk with Wim Hof about the benefits of cold therapy and what happens to our body when we’re exposed to extreme cold conditions. Wim shares how we can change our biochemistry through our breathing, and the boundless capacities of the human spirit when we test our physical limits. 
    Wim Hof, also known as “The Iceman,” holds multiple world records for his feats of endurance and exposure to cold, and he is the author of The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential. The benefits of Wim’s method, now practiced by tens of thousands, have been validated by eight university research studies. He has been featured on goop Lab’s six-part Netflix series, the BBC, VICE Media, and the Discovery Channel, as well as in the bestselling book, What Doesn’t Kill Us by Scott Carney. 
    This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Four Sigmatic.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    The origin of Wim’s journey to become the Iceman (6:42)
    Our ability for voluntary control over bodily functions previously considered to be out of our control, such as our body temperature (11: 16)
    The healing power of cold and deep breathing (23:44)
    The benefits of cold showers (26:25)
    The three pillars of the Wim Hof Method (30:29)
    Awakening to the potential of accessing our inner mechanisms (34:49)
    Wim’s experience being injected with, and overcoming the effects of, E. coli bacteria and its implications for doing the same with COVID-19 (35:56)
    How to practice one of Wim’s breathing exercises (42:15)
    Reversing and treating autoimmune and other disease through the Wim Hof Method (51:34)
    How Wim’s techniques can help  with the alleviation of depression and anxiety (55:48)
    Learn more about Wim Hof and the Wim Hof Method at https://www.wimhofmethod.com/. Follow Wim on Facebook @icemanwimhof, on Instagram @iceman_hof, and on Twitter @iceman_hof.
    Get Wim’s new book, The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential here.
    Get Wim’s Free Mobile App here.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Healing Psoriasis From The Inside Out with Dr. Todd LePine

    Healing Psoriasis From The Inside Out with Dr. Todd LePine

    Healing Psoriasis From The Inside Out with Dr. Todd LePine | This episode is sponsored by Bioptimizers and Farmacy
    Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease of the skin that predominantly involves scaling and inflammation. Aside from its physical manifestations, psoriasis can also result in debilitating psychological effects for those suffering with it. While conventional medicine typically treats psoriasis from the outside in, the reality is that it is an issue that comes from within, and should be treated from the inside out. Things like your genetics, diet, and environmental influences can all contribute to psoriasis. 
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Todd LePine to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating psoriasis. They explain why addressing factors such as gut health, immunity, heavy metals, and more can all be instrumental in healing psoriasis.
    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 Bioptimizers and Farmacy.
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    Everyone gets off track here and there, which is why the 10-Day Reset was designed to help you get back on track. It’s a protocol that combines eating the right food with key lifestyle habits and targeted supplementation. If you want to learn more and reclaim your health, visit GetFarmacy.com. 
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman and Dr. LePine discuss:

    The various causes of psoriasis, including genetics, diet, environmental factors and toxins, strep bacteria, and more
    Guttate psoriasis
    Conventional steroid and drug treatment for psoriasis 
    How addressing gut health can improve psoriasis
    The psychological toll psoriasis can have on those suffering from it
    Patient cases that Drs. Hyman and LePine have treated
    Metabolic disease as a risk factor for psoriasis
    The benefits of healthy sun exposure 
    Why addressing stress and sleep are important factors when treating psoriasis
    For more information visit drhyman.com/uwc
    Additional Resources: 
    8 Strategies to Eliminate Psoriasis
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2015/11/19/8-strategies-to-eliminate-psoriasis/
    Bacterial Dysbiosis and Translocation in Psoriasis Vulgaris
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6369634/
    Psoriasis: A Functional Medicine Approach
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/02/20/psoriasis-functional-medicine-approach/
    9 Strategies for Glowing, Vibrant Skin
    https://drhyman.com/blog/

    • 40 min
    How Gut Health Impacts Sleep

    How Gut Health Impacts Sleep

    How Gut Health Impacts Sleep | This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto
    Getting quality sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our overall health and well-being. We know that things like getting outside first thing in the morning, going to sleep and waking at the same time each day, and putting away our devices one or two hours before bed can help ensure quality sleep. But did you know that the health of your gut microbiome also plays an important role in sleep quality?
    In this minisode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Shawn Stevenson about how the microbiome can affect sleep, and he also speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Boham about the Functional Medicine approach to optimizing gut health.
    Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show - featured as the #1 Health podcast on iTunes with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of The University of Missouri - St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company, Forbes, Men's Health magazine, The Dr. Oz Show, ESPN, CNN, and many other major media outlets. To learn more about Shawn visit TheModelHealthShow.com.
    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 brought to you by Perfect Keto. Right now, Perfect Keto is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off plus free shipping with the code DRMARK. Just go to perfectketo.com/drmark, and make sure you try their Nut Butters and Keto Cookies.
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Shawn Stevenson, “Hack Your Sleep” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ShawnStevenson
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, “What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It? ” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/LeakyGut


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    • 13 min
    How To Be A Food Activist In Your Own Kitchen with Vani Hari

    How To Be A Food Activist In Your Own Kitchen with Vani Hari

    How To Be A Food Activist In Your Own Kitchen | This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Perfect Keto, and Thrive Market
    We live in a world where our food is making us sick, tired, and overweight. Big Food brands design their packaged products to be addictive, so we over consume unhealthy ingredients, including cheap additives that are banned in other countries. Product labels are deceiving, hiding risky chemicals that contaminate our food and tout approval from organizations we’re led to believe are protecting our health, but in reality are doing anything but that. 
    On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was so happy to talk to Vani Hari about how Big Food manipulates nutrition research, purposely makes their food addictive, and how we can regenerate our health by getting in the kitchen. 
    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. 
    This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Perfect Keto, and Thrive Market.
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    This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. Right now, Perfect Keto is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off plus free shipping with the code DRMARK. Just go to perfectketo.com/drmark, and make sure you try their Nut Butters and Keto Cookies.
    Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. Select a free gift from Thrive Market when you sign up for a 1 year membership. And, any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman. 
    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    Vani’s personal health journey that led her to food activism (9:28)
    The prevalence of harmful food additives and chemicals in our food supply (17:30)
    The myth government regulation and supervision of our food (19:41)
    The importance of reading food labels and ingredient lists on our food (24:12)
    The food industry’s funding of so-called independent groups (26:24)
    Three question to train your mind to eat real food (34:58)
    Why “natural flavors” should be avoided at all costs (37:11)
    How government programs help drive food industry profit over protecting our health (41:18)
    The best and worst cooking oils (46:21)
    Vani’s “sweet blend,” sugar alternative (54:26)
    Learn more about Vani Hari at https://foodbabe.com/ and follow her on Facebook @thefoodbabe, on Instagram @thefoodbabe, and on Twitter @thefoodbabe.
    Get Vani’s new cookbook, “Food Babe Kitchen: More than 100 Delicious, Real Food Recipes to Change Your Body and Your Life,” at  https://foodbabekitchen

    • 1 hr 9 min

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