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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
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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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    How To Improve Focus And Attention

    How To Improve Focus And Attention

    How To Improve Focus And Attention | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens
    Preserving, supporting, and strengthening brain function is crucial to aging optimally. While we once thought that declining brain function was a given as you get older, we now know that our brains have the ability to change structure and function all throughout our lives. Our diets and quality of sleep are crucial for a well-functioning brain but so is our ability to harness focus and attention.
    In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman speaks to Dr. Andrew Huberman about enhancing neuroplasticity to support learning, memory, alertness, and attention. He also speaks with Jim Kwik about the science of learning how to learn.
    Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills, and cognitive functioning. Dr. Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, and other top media outlets.
    Jim Kwik is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. For over two decades he has served as the brain coach to many of the world’s leading C-suite executives and celebrities. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Jim created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true brainpower to learn faster and perform smarter. His recent book, Limitless, provides the keys to accelerated learning and endless potential. 
    This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. 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. 
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrew Huberman, “How to Rewire Your Brain For Sleep” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrAndrewHuberman
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Jim Kwik, “How To Upgrade Your Brain And Learn Faster” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/JimKwik


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    • 16 min
    Reversing Multiple Sclerosis And Autoimmune Disease With Functional Medicine with Dr. Terry Wahls

    Reversing Multiple Sclerosis And Autoimmune Disease With Functional Medicine with Dr. Terry Wahls

    Reversing Multiple Sclerosis And Autoimmune Disease With Functional Medicine | This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE, BiOptimizers, and MitoPure
    The most profound cases of healing I see are in people who refuse to give up. Even if they’ve found some things that improve their condition, they continue searching for new ways to feel better and better. This is how we break down walls in medicine. It’s how people who are told they’ll never walk again end up biking to work every day. I’m honored to have one of those incredible people on today’s podcast to talk about her journey as a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Dr. Terry Wahls never stopped searching for answers and has changed the prognosis of MS and autoimmune diseases for herself and so many others in the process. Throughout this episode, we dive into Dr. Wahls latest tweaks and updates to the healing protocol that’s been so successful for her and countless others.
    Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. Her secondary progressive multiple sclerosis confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years, but she restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for mitochondrial health and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    The development of The Wahls Behavior Change Model and importance of attending to mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of overall health (7:00)
    Dr. Wahls’ use of hormesis (mild to moderate stress to the body followed by sufficient recovery and repair) to enhance her health (8:14) 
    The role that stress played in Dr. Wahls’ life prior to her MS diagnosis, and how she now incorporates stress management in her daily routine (13:16)
    The Wahls Protocol diet (20:07)
    Unique challenges and successes of clinically studying The Wahls Protocol (31:37)
    Patient stories of remarkable health improvements and disease management (40:24)
    Dr. Wahls’ current study of Clinically Isolated Syndrome and Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Dietary and lifestyle changes without drugs versus standard of care (44:55) 
    Why the NIH resists funding diet and lifestyle research, and the idea of creating health vs treating disease (50:37)
    Multiple Sclerosis and the gut microbiome (54:27)
    Getting to the root cause of autoimmune disease (59:01)
    Learn more about Dr. Terry Wahls and her work at https://terrywahls.com and on Facebook @TerryWahls, on Instagram @drterrywahls, and on Twitter @terrywahls.
    Get Dr. Wahl’s new book, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles at 
    https://www.amazon.com/Wahls-Protocol-Autoimmune-Conditions-Principles/dp/1583335544

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    How To Master Hunger And Cravings with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    How To Master Hunger And Cravings with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    How To Master Hunger And Cravings | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens
    So many of my patients tell me they feel their food cravings have gotten out of control and a lack of willpower is driving their weight gain, generally making them feel like crap. But, the truth is, this is not a matter of willpower. Our industrial food industry produces food-like substances specifically made to hook our taste buds with every bite, hijacking our brain chemistry and metabolism, and giving rise to disease. Our bodies actually have a finely-tuned appetite control system that is governed by certain hormones. However, our modern diet, elevated stress, and inadequate sleep impairs this system, leading us to crave the wrong foods and feel hungry all the time. 
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses our natural hunger regulator, ghrelin, with Dr. Elizabeth Boham. They talk about how this hormone works and what can interrupt its natural production. They also discuss strategies to help the body regulate hunger naturally.
    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 Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.
    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. 
    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 conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

    What ghrelin is and how it affects hunger and cravings
    How ghrelin works to tell us we are full
    The effects of gastric bypass surgery on ghrelin
    Why diet, sleep, and stress affect ghrelin
    Case study of a 45-year-old male’s weight loss
    The role of sleep apnea on ghrelin levels and weight 
    Functional Medicine strategy to regulate hunger
    Additional Resources:
    Why Obesity, Hunger, and Malnutrition are Found Together in the Same People
    How Sleep Apnea Drives Weight Gain, Memory Loss, High Blood Pressure, ADHD, and More
    We Got it Wrong When It Comes to Weight Loss with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
    The Secret to Losing Weight and Feeling Great
    Stopping the Stress Epidemic
    What is Driving Your Poor Sleep and How Can You Fix It?

    Book Mentioned in This Episode:
    Always Hungry? By David Ludwig, MD, PhD


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    • 36 min
    How To Quit Eating Ultra-Processed Foods

    How To Quit Eating Ultra-Processed Foods

    How to Quit Eating Ultra-Processed Foods | This episode is brought to you by Even
    The SAD (Standard American Diet) is over 60 percent ultra-processed food mostly from commodity crops—wheat, corn, and soy turned into hundreds of thousands of food-like products that bear little resemblance to our evolutionary diet. These addictive, nutrient-depleted foods not only make us obese and sick but drive us to consume more and more “food-like substances,” looking for the missing nutrients. Yet, a desire for real food is a fundamental part of our basic biological blueprint. Given the chance, our taste receptors will naturally gravitate toward the inherent goodness found in real, whole foods.
    In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks to Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dave Asprey, Fred Provenza, and Dr. Assem Malhotra about how our taste buds, hormones, and brain chemistry have been hijacked by the food industry. They discuss how ultra-processed foods are leading us to be overfed, yet undernourished and how we can reclaim our nutritional wisdom by eliminating ultra-processed foods from our diet.
    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.
    Dave Asprey is the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. 
    Fred Provenza grew up in Salida, Colorado, working on a ranch and attending school in Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University. He is professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University where he worked for 35 years, directing an award-winning research group that pioneered an understanding of how learning influences foraging behavior and how behavior links soil, plants, herbivores, and humans. He is the author of three books, including Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom; Foraging Behavior: Managing to Survive in a World of Change; and The Art & Science of Shepherding: Tapping the Wisdom of French Herders (co-written with Michel Meuret). He has published over 300 research papers in a wide variety of scientific journals. 
    Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a founding member of Action on Sugar and was the lead campaigner highlighting the harm caused by excess sugar consumption in the United Kingdom, particularly its role in type 2 diabetes and obesity. In 2015, he coordinated the Choosing Wisely campaign by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges as lead author in a BMJ paper to highlight the risks of overuse of medical treatments. In the same year, he became the youngest member to be

    • 17 min
    Food Justice: Why Our Bodies And Our Society Are Inflamed with Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel

    Food Justice: Why Our Bodies And Our Society Are Inflamed with Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel

    Food Justice: Why Our Bodies And Our Society Are Inflamed | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Pique Tea
    A large part of my work in Functional Medicine is addressing inflammation. I talk a lot about how the food we eat, and our current food system as a whole, promotes inflammation and leads to chronic disease. But it’s not just our bodies that are inflamed, it’s also our societies and our planet. Covid has only made racial disparities even more apparent, while the disasters that result from climate change continue to climb in frequency and severity as well. It’s all connected. I can’t tell you how excited I was to host Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, to dig into decolonizing the food system to address the inflammatory state of our world and our bodies. 
    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 co-founder 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, co-author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. A James Beard Leadership Award winner, he is the co-director of the award-winning documentary about climate change and the food system, The Ants & The Grasshopper. He serves on the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, and has advised governments on causes and solutions to crises of sustainability worldwide.
    This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Pique Tea.
    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.
     
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    The root causes of the rise of inflammatory disease around the world (12:21)
    How external stress creates disease and illness within our body (20:10)
    Monopolies and corporate dominance in the food industry (27:17)
    The anatomy of injustice (39:15)
    How has our food system been colonized, and what does a colonized food system look like? (42:38)
    Why singing is medicine (45:36)
    The populations with the most biodiverse gut microbiomes (48:05)
    The link between chronic disease and our political and economic structures (54:51)
    Going beyond food security to food sovereignty and nutritional security (1:06:42)
    Our food system and climate change (1:20:25)
    Learn more about Dr. Rupa Marya at https://rupamarya.org/ on Facebook @aprilfishes, Instagram @aprilfishes, and on Twitter @drrupamarya.
    Learn more about Raj Patel at https://rajpatel.org/ and on Facebook @RajPatel and on Twitter @_rajpatel.
    Get a copy of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice at https://www.amazon.com/Inflamed-Deep-Medicine-Anatomy-Injustice/dp/0374602514/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=inflamed&qid=

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Parkinson’s, Varicose Veins, And More

    Exclusive Dr. Hyman+ Ask Mark Anything: Parkinson’s, Varicose Veins, And More

    My team and I are excited to tell you about our revolutionary new platform, Dr. Hyman+, which offers premium content, perks, and information available exclusively for Dr. Hyman+ members. 
    In this teaser episode you’ll hear a preview of our monthly Dr. Hyman+ AMA.
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    • 17 min

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melodytennis ,

So helpful.

I’m going through a medical weight loss program now. I can not thank Dr Mark enough for helping me find meaningful solution based approaches to knowing what to eat and what not to eat. I’m a biologist and the info here is so scientifically sound which I also love. These episodes have been extremely helpful during my journey.
Keep it up Doc.

Rlment ,

Great information for your health!

Really appreciate the information given to help individuals live healthier lifestyles.

janespringer ,

Good info

The information and topics presented are excellent and helpful. I especially like it when he has Dr. Dale Bredesen and Dr. Terry Wahls on. He does have a habit of laughing inappropriately on hard subjects and interrupting guests. Overall very good info and interesting guests.

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