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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. Hyman+

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 14 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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    How Innovators Are Disrupting Our Broken Food System

    How Innovators Are Disrupting Our Broken Food System

    This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens and Paleovalley.
     
    Our current food system is not working. Food waste is at an all-time high, food deserts exist in many neighborhoods, and our produce is falling short in flavor and nutrients. The good news is that innovators in various fields are implementing ideas that promote better access to fresh, nutritious, and tastier food for everyone.
     
    In today’s episode, I talk with Kavita Shukla, Tobias Peggs, and Dan Barber about a creative way to reduce food waste, growing the number of farmers in urban areas, and ideas to improve the flavor and nutrition profile of produce.
     
    Kavita Shukla is the founder and CEO of The FRESHGLOW Co. and the inventor of FreshPaper, a simple innovation taking on the massive global challenge of food waste by keeping food fresher longer. FreshPaper is used by farmers and families across the globe, and The FRESHGLOW Co. has partnered with some of the largest retailers in the world, from Whole Foods to Walmart, so that people everywhere can take advantage of this incredible product and the goodness of real food.
     
    Tobias Peggs is the cofounder and CEO of Square Roots, the Brooklyn-based urban farming company known for changing the way people think about growing local food and training the country’s future generations of farmers. Previously, he led Aviary, a mobile photo-editing company, as its CEO until its acquisition by Adobe and was also CEO at OneRiot, a social media analytics company, since acquired by Walmart. Tobias grew up in England and has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Cardiff University. 
     
    Dan Barber is breaking the conventional ways we eat, cook, and think about food. He is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns and the author of The Third Plate. He also cofounded Row 7 Seed Company, a seed company bringing together chefs and plant breeders in the development of new varieties of vegetables and grains. Dan has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country's Outstanding Chef (2009). In this episode, it’s clear how mutually passionate Dan and I are about changing the current food system and doing so in a way that promotes health and supports the environment.
     
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    Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:
    Kavita Shukla
    Tobias Peggs
    Dan Barber

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Addressing The Root Cause Of Heart Disease

    Addressing The Root Cause Of Heart Disease

    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Cozy Earth, and Rupa Health.
    Insulin resistance is a main driver of cardiovascular disease that we don’t hear enough about. Paying attention to our sugar and starch intake, eating plenty of healthy fats and vegetables, and getting enough exercise can all dramatically improve our insulin sensitivity and reduce our risk of heart disease and other metabolic issues. 
    For the next few weeks, I’ll be featuring in-depth episodes from my Longevity Roadmap docu-series. Today, we’re talking all about heart health. Throughout this episode, you’ll learn everything you need to know about preventing and treating cardiovascular disease from a functional perspective, from innovative testing to at-home lifestyle changes. 
    To get all of my longevity tips, sign up for my weekly Longevity newsletter at drhyman.com/longevity.
    In this series, I am joined by my colleagues at The UltraWellness Center: Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD, Medical Director and Physician; Todd LePine, MD, Physician; and George Papanicolaou, DO, Physician.
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    Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): 
    Why cardiovascular disease is not just about heart health (4:44 / 1:35)The true role of cholesterol in cardiovascular disease (7:58 / 4:35) What causes inflammation? (12:53 / 9:40) Are statin drugs effective for the prevention of heart disease? (14:28 / 11:21) Habits to prevent heart disease (18:27 / 15:14) The dangers of insulin resistance (20:23 / 17:00) The importance of LDL cholesterol particle size (24:19 / 19:45) What is insulin resistance? (31:47 / 27:18) Markers of inflammation (35:55 / 31:21) Four behaviors that reduce your risk of disease (49:54 / 45:44)

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    • 52 min
    Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Pancreatic Health, 5R Protocol, And More

    Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Pancreatic Health, 5R Protocol, And More

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    • 16 min
    What Causes Rapid Aging?

    What Causes Rapid Aging?

    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and Pendulum.
    Aging shouldn’t be something we dread; it should be something we celebrate. Yet, as a society, we are sicker than ever. We are so fixated on keeping people alive longer, but what about keeping people healthier? This is the difference between healthspan and life span. Your life span is how long you live. Your healthspan is how long you live a healthy, vibrant life. 
    I’ve learned so much about this topic over the last few years that my team at The UltraWellness Center and I got together to make a docu-series about the Functional Medicine approach to longevity. Over the next few weeks, I’m excited to share this series with you here. In this episode, we dive into an overview of the seven systems of Functional Medicine and how you can optimize these systems to improve your healthspan.
    To get all of my longevity tips, sign up for my weekly Longevity newsletter at drhyman.com/longevity.
    In this series, I am joined by my colleagues at The UltraWellness Center: Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD, Medical Director and Physician; Todd LePine, MD, Physician; and George Papanicolaou, DO, Physician.
    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and Pendulum.
    Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, and Great Plains. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.
    InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.
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    Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): 
    The difference between life span and healthspan (6:05 / 2:57) The science of creating health (10:54 / 7:44) The unified theory of aging (14:06 / 10:51) What role does genetics play in aging? (16:19 / 13:00)  This determines 90 percent of our health status (18:19 / 15:08) Our body’s seven basic systems (19:01 / 15:22)When inflammation leads to rapid aging (24:03 / 19:45) What are zombie cells? (27:44 / 23:12)

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    • 38 min
    Redesigning Our Food System To Make Health Accessible For All

    Redesigning Our Food System To Make Health Accessible For All

    This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens and Rupa Health.
     
    We are living in an epidemic of chronic disease that is destroying our health, our communities, and our economy. The common denominator between all of these things is food, or more specifically, our food system. The way our food is grown, transported, processed, and consumed is making us sick and driving health disparities related to income and race, especially among marginalized groups.
     
    In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Dr. Rupa Marya, Raj Patel, and Karen Washington about creating a society that cultivates health, how our existing social structures predispose us to illness, and how we can make great changes to our food system through grassroots efforts. 
     
    Dr. Marcia Chatelain is a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University. The author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration, she teaches about women’s and girls’ history, as well as black capitalism. Her latest book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, examines the intricate relationship among African American politicians, civil rights organizations, communities, and the fast food industry.
     
    Dr. Rupa Marya is an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she practices and teaches Internal Medicine. Her research examines the health impacts of social systems, from agriculture to policing. She is a cofounder of the Do No Harm Coalition, a collective of health workers committed to addressing disease through structural change. 
     
    Raj Patel is a research professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, a professor in the university’s department of nutrition, and a research associate at Rhodes University, South Africa. He is the author of Stuffed and Starved, the New York Times bestselling The Value of Nothing, and coauthor of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things.
     
    Karen Washington is a farmer, activist, and food advocate. She is the co-owner and farmer at Rise & Root Farm in Chester, New York. Karen cofounded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization supporting growers in both urban and rural settings. In 2012, Ebony magazine voted her one of the 100 most influential African Americans in the country, and in 2014 Karen was the recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens and Rupa Health.
     
    Right now when you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens, you will receive 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/hyman.
     
    Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.
     
    Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:
    Dr. Marcia Chatelain
    Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel
    Karen Washington


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Why Sugar And Fructose Are So Deadly with Dr. Richard Johnson

    Why Sugar And Fructose Are So Deadly with Dr. Richard Johnson

    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and HigherDOSE.
    Eighty-eight percent of people are metabolically unhealthy, and since the 1920s we’ve shamed them into believing it’s their fault—that they should just eat fewer calories and exercise more. 
    But the real culprit is sugar and the processed foods that contain it. The majority of foods on our market shelves contain insane amounts of added sugar and high-fructose corn syrup—ingredients that literally slow down our metabolism and turn on our internal fat storage switch. That means we have the power to turn that switch off by choosing to use food as medicine. Today, I’m excited to talk to Dr. Richard Johnson about how our biological fat storage process works and what we can do to positively affect it. 
    Dr. Richard Johnson is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver and has been a practicing physician and clinical scientist for over 25 years. He is internationally recognized for his seminal work on the role of sugar and its component fructose, in obesity and diabetes. His work has also suggested a fundamental role for uric acid (which is generated during fructose metabolism) in metabolic syndrome. He previously authored The Sugar Fix with Timothy Gower in 2008, and The Fat Switch in 2012. His new book, Nature Wants Us to Be Fat was just released.
    This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and HigherDOSE.
    Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, and Great Plains. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.
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    Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): 
    What makes sugar so bad? (5:50 / 2:44) How our body’s fat-storage switch works (7:25 / 4:06) Why eating certain foods makes us hungrier (15:07 / 11:58)Why eating sugar slows down your metabolism (18:08 / 14:59)  Comparing high-fructose corn syrup to table sugar (27:19 / 21:55)The physiology of how fructose affects your body’s energy production and weight gain (32:45 / 27:52) The difference between eating a high-carb and low-carb diet, even if calorie intake is the same (42:30 / 36:46) Why mitochondrial function is key to health and longevity (53:35 / 49:27) /Supplementing with vitamin C (59:44 / 55:51)  Is salt good or bad for us? (1:05:33 / 1:00:46)
    Get a copy of Dr. Johnson’s book, Nature Wants Us to Be Fat: The Surprising Science Behind Why We Gain Weight and How We Can Prevent—and Reverse—It, here.

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    • 1 hr 14 min

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