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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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    The Pegan Diet: Leverage Personalized Nutrition For Optimal Health

    The Pegan Diet: Leverage Personalized Nutrition For Optimal Health

    Food is not just calories or energy; food is information, instructions that upgrade or downgrade your biology with every bite. Think of it like code that programs your software. Your hardware is your genes. Your software is how those genes are turned on or off. Food regulates not only your genes but also your hormones, like insulin, testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid. It alters your brain chemistry, producing happy chemicals, and it can even trigger addictive patterns. So how can you personalize your diet (and nutritional needs) to optimize your health?
    In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses how to leverage personalized nutrition for optimal health, the twelfth principle in his new book, “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World” available now at pegandiet.com
    The Pegan Diet is Dr. Hyman’s definitive guide to using food as medicine and understanding how food impacts every system of our body. It has 21 easy to follow principles for anyone, regardless of where they are on their health journey. It also contains 30 delicious Pegan-approved recipes. Get your copy today!

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    • 18 min
    Why Eliminating Meat From Our Diet Isn’t The Solution To Climate Change with Anya Fernald

    Why Eliminating Meat From Our Diet Isn’t The Solution To Climate Change with Anya Fernald

    Why Eliminating Meat From Our Diet Isn’t The Solution To Climate Change | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and BLUBlox
    Human health is dependent on planetary health. A healthy planet coincides with healthy animals; when we look at the way public health and our climate have changed with the industrialization of agriculture, animals are a key focus. We often hear the argument that in order to solve climate change we need to stop eating meat. What these people aren’t realizing is that animal agriculture done right is actually part of the solution. That is a big stipulation because the methods used to raise meat can make or break our climate crisis and our health. 
    I’m thrilled to sit down today with Anya Fernald to discuss the ins and outs of regenerative farming and animal practices. Anya Fernald is the co-founder and CEO of Belcampo. Belcampo operates 27,000 acres of organic farmland in California and processes its own livestock for sale in its own butcher shops and restaurants. Anya has two decades of leadership and entrepreneurship experience in high-quality, organic and premium foods. Given her expertise on meat and leadership within the meat industry, Anya has been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and has served as a regular judge on Iron Chef America on The Food Network since 2009. She has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders, one of the 40 under 40 by Food & Wine, and was named a Nifty Fifty by The New York Times.
    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Thrive Market, and BLUBlox.
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    Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. You will receive 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. 
    Right now BLUblox is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off. Just go to blublox.com/hyman and use code HYMAN20. BLUblox also offers free and fast shipping globally.
    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    Anya’s childhood love of cooking, her early career in the culinary world, and experiences working in Europe (8:19)
    Anya’s transition away from vegetarianism (12:16)
    The value of low and slow animal farming (15:44)
    How beef came to be villainized and why it isn’t the enemy (21:05)
    Animal wellness and its connection to human wellness (30:38)
    Why animal agriculture is needed to restore our ecosystems (36:25)
    Is a regenerative burger better or worse for the climate than an Impossible burger? (42:44)
    Why over a third of meat is thrown away in the United States (44:34)
    Scaling regenerative agriculture (49:09)
    The top policy recommendations Anya would make to improve agriculture (1:01:25)
    For a limited time, Belcampo is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a 20% discount for new customers using the code FARMACY20 at belcampo.com (exclusions do apply).
    Follow Belcampo on Facebook @belcampomeatco, on Instagram @belcampomeatco, and on Twitter @BelcampoMeat.
    Follow Anya on Facebook @anyaf, on Instagram @anyafernald, and on Twitter @anyafernald.


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    Ask Mark Q&A #9: Protein, Allergies, Lowering Cholesterol, And More

    Ask Mark Q&A #9: Protein, Allergies, Lowering Cholesterol, And More

    In this Q&A series, Dr. Mark Hyman takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dr. Hyman during a future Ask Mark Q&A, text your question to 413-225-8995 using the hashtag #askmark
    Topics covered in this episode include:

    Reaping the benefits of grass-fed, grass-finished beef
    Getting to the root cause of illness
    Detoxing from heavy metals
    Treating allergies
    Metabolic health, flexibility, and resilience
    What are the best skin products to use?
    Introducing the Pegan Diet to your household
    Genetically driven high cholesterol
    This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Right now, you will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/hymanfb. 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    How To Activate Nature’s Healing Potential with Zach Bush 
    Institute for Functional Medicine's webinar, COVID-19 Vaccines: Current Evidence and Clinical Considerations
    An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases
     
    Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
     
    10 Day Reset
    10 Day Reset - Free Guide
    Environmental Working Group (EWG)
    EWG’s Skin Deep
    EWG’s Healthy Living: Home Guide
    Eat Fat, Get Thin


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    • 45 min
    Autism: Getting To The Root Cause With Functional Medicine with Dr. George Papanicolaou

    Autism: Getting To The Root Cause With Functional Medicine with Dr. George Papanicolaou

    Autism: Getting To The Root Cause With Functional Medicine | This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Betterhelp
    Rates of autism have skyrocketed over the years, from an estimated 1 child in 5,000 in the 1960s and 1970s to just 1 in 54 kids today. The diagnosis of autism can be shocking and difficult for parents and families which may leave them feeling isolated, alone, helpless, and hopeless, but it doesn’t have to be that way. While we don’t have all the answers, and more research is needed to identify and validate the causes and treatment of autism, there are new signs of hope. And there is no such thing as “autism.” Rather there are “autisms”—different patterns of biological dysfunction unique to each child that result in multiple insults to the brain that all manifest with symptoms we call autism. Like every condition or illness, the key is to dig into the layers and peel the onion to discover what is really happening. It is not usually one thing but a collection of insults, toxins, and deficiencies piled on susceptible genetics that leads to autism.
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating children with autism. They also share specific patient stories that they have treated.
    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 to join The UltraWellness Center in 2017.
    This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and Betterhelp.
    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.
    Betterhelp lets you get affordable counseling anytime, from anywhere. They’ll match you with a licensed, professional therapist based on your unique needs. As a Doctor’s Farmacy listener you can get 10% off right now by going to betterhelp.com/drhyman.
    In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:

    The significant rise in autism cases 
    Recent changes to environmental factors, including food and toxins
    The role of inflammation in autism
    Conventional vs functional medicine treatment of autism
    Sleep and behavioral issues in children with autism
    Autism, gut health, and mitochondrial dysfunction 
    Eliminating gluten and dairy
    Additional Resources:
    New Science-Based Approaches to Treating Autism with Dr. Theresa Lyons
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/05/09/bb-ep54/
    A Functional Medicine Approach to Autism
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/09/08/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-autism/
    Improving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Does a Gluten and Dairy Free Diet Really Make a Difference?
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/08/21/improving-autism-spectrum-disorders-asd-does-a-gluten-and-dairy-free-diet-really-make-a-difference/
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    • 45 min
    The Pegan Diet: Eat Like A Regenetarian

    The Pegan Diet: Eat Like A Regenetarian

    Our agriculture system is destructive— for the earth and for human health. The food produced by industrial agriculture leads to at least 11 million deaths a year and drives our obesity epidemic. We need to build a regenerative system—one that regenerates the earth and human health. Regenerative agriculture is more profitable for farmers, produces higher yields, and better-quality food. When we vote with our dollars and our forks by choosing regeneratively grown food, we send a message to Big Food that we want more sustainable farms. In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman discusses how to eat like a regenetarian, the ninth principle in his new book, “The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World” out February 23, 2021. Learn more and pre-order the book at pegandiet.com
    The Pegan Diet is Dr. Hyman’s definitive guide to using food as medicine and understanding how food impacts every system of our body. It has 21 easy to follow principles for anyone, regardless of where they are on their health journey. It also contains 30 delicious Pegan-approved recipes. Get Dr. Hyman’s discount bundle which includes discounts to all of his favorite brands when you pre-order The Pegan Diet today. 

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    • 17 min
    Reflections On Living An Authentic Life with Matthew McConaughey

    Reflections On Living An Authentic Life with Matthew McConaughey

    Reflections On Living An Authentic Life | This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, ButcherBox, and Four Sigmatic
    I was lucky enough to learn at a young age that we can write our own stories. We can become the authors of our own lives instead of the victims—living authentically is a cornerstone of that process. Throughout life we’re posed with obstacles, successes, and everything in between. My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, the one and only Matthew McConaughey, shares how challenging events (redlights) can provide us with the opportunity for growth and success (greenlights), which is the focus of his new book Greenlights.
    Academy Award–winning actor Matthew McConaughey is a husband, father of three children, and a loyal son and brother. He considers himself a storyteller by occupation, believes it’s okay to have a beer on the way to the temple, feels better with a day’s sweat on him, and is an aspiring orchestral conductor. In 2009, Matthew and his wife, Camila, founded the just keep livin Foundation, which helps at-risk high school students make healthier mind, body, and spirit choices. In 2019, McConaughey became a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Minister of Culture/M.O.C. for the University of Texas and the City of Austin. McConaughey is also brand ambassador for Lincoln Motor Company, an owner of the Major League Soccer Club Austin FC, and co-creator of his favorite bourbon on the planet, Wild Turkey Longbranch.
    This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, ButcherBox, and Four Sigmatic.
    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.
    When you sign up for ButcherBox today, you can get 2 lbs of wild-caught Alaskan salmon free in your first box. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy. 
    Four Sigmatic is now providing an exclusive offer for Doctor’s Farmacy listeners. Receive up to 40% off on their bestselling Lion’s Mane Coffee bundles. To get this deal, just go to foursigmatic.com/hyman. 
    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    What Matthew found when he looked back on the journals he kept over 30 years (8:12)
    The science of satisfaction (11:25)
    Being an author vs. victim of your life (14:16)
    Reframing selfishness (16:28)
    Matthew’s recurring dream and what he did to follow it (23:16)
    The transformative wrestling match that Matthew inadvertently found himself participating in (29:36)
    Prioritizing what matters most to you (42:08)
    How relinquishing need can bring in more (48:09)
    The power of journaling and writing down your thoughts (49:10)
    Get a copy of Matthew’s book, Greenlights at https://greenlights.com/.
    Follow Matthew on Facebook @MatthewMcConaughey, on Instagram @officiallymcconaughey, and on Twitter @McConaughey.

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    • 59 min

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