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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+

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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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    Why the Vegan Twin Study Got it Wrong

    Why the Vegan Twin Study Got it Wrong

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    Today, we're zooming in on a groundbreaking study that comes from Stanford University and was recently published in JAMA Network Open. The researchers put a vegan diet head-to-head with an omnivorous diet in twenty-two pairs of identical twins. The buzz around this study has been immense, sparking conversations everywhere—from social media to professional circles. Adding to the excitement, this research forms the basis of a new Netflix documentary called "You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment." 
    In this episode of my Health Bites series, I discuss the many conflicts of interest, funding sources, and hidden agendas that were not fully disclosed but could have had a major hand in clouding the study's conclusions and real-world applications. We’ll also get into the Netflix docuseries itself—what they got right vs. what they got wrong, as well as the Functional Medicine approach to diet and how we can feed our bodies to create health while taking care of the planet in a healthy, sustainable, and ethical way.
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    In this episode, I discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
    Why nutrition research is so confusing (7:26 / 5:36)Overview of the Stanford study design and findings (11:57 / 10:07)Issues with the study design (27:10 / 24:10)Conflicts of interest and ethical considerations with this study (38:19 / 35:19)Other research on vegan diets (44:44 / 41:44)What the Netflix documentary got right and wrong (1:00:23 / 57:23)How to eat for your health and the environment (1:08:43 / 1:05:43)

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen: How to Address Dementia, Autism, and Other Chronic Diseases with Genomic Testing

    Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen: How to Address Dementia, Autism, and Other Chronic Diseases with Genomic Testing

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    Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen is the Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of IntellxxDNA and has been in the field of integrative medicine for over 25 years. She is the co-author of many publications and a textbook chapter on using genomics to improve outcomes in cognitive decline and autism.
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    In this episode we discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
    What are genes and what do they do? (6:37 / 4:33)Genetic predisposition does not mean predestined (9:22 / 7:18)The difference between genetics vs genomics (13:10 / 11:06)Polygenic risk scoring for chronic disease (18:18 / 16:14)Dementia risk and treatment (33:59 / 29:24)Mental and cognitive health issues in children (46:00 / 41:25)The similarities between Autism and Alzheimer’s patients (49:49 / 45:14)My genomic test results, specifically related to detoxification and osteoporosis (52:21 / 47:45)Genetic vs genomic testing (1:06:29 / 1:01:54)
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    How the Gut Microbiome Influences Everything from Cancer Treatment to Inflammation

    How the Gut Microbiome Influences Everything from Cancer Treatment to Inflammation

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    Your gut microbiome is your inner garden—the more good bugs you have in it, the more likely it is to flourish. Our gut bacteria regulate many bodily functions, from creating vitamins to controlling our immune system, brain function, and, of course, our metabolism and weight. They are critical to our long-term health. But even if you’re eating the right things, you may need outside assistance to maintain plentiful and diverse gut bacteria.
    In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Steven Gundry, Dr. Mark Pimentel, Dr. Uma Naidoo, and Dr. Zach Bush about the importance of the microbiome and why it should be considered in any disease treatment plan.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Why LDL is Not Enough: The Tests Your Doctor is Missing to Assess Your Risk of Heart Disease | Know Your Numbers

    Why LDL is Not Enough: The Tests Your Doctor is Missing to Assess Your Risk of Heart Disease | Know Your Numbers

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    Heart disease is the world's leading cause of death. For years, the diet-heart hypothesis, which centers on high cholesterol as the primary culprit, has dominated the medical discourse. But now, we're beginning to appreciate the complexity and nuance of how the outer workings of our environment influence the inner workings of our physiology and risk for heart disease.
    In today’s episode of a new series I’m calling Know Your Numbers, I deep dive into the Functional Medicine approach to assessing cardiovascular risk and why this is key to preventing and, in some cases, reversing cardiovascular disease.
    You can test your cardiovascular risk with Function Health, a company I co-founded. It has been a lifelong dream for me. Function is the first-ever membership that includes 100+ lab tests and personalized insights from globally renowned doctors based on your results. Join Function at FunctionHealth.com.
    This episode is brought to you by AG1, Sweetgreen, and OPEN.
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    Here are more details from the episode (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
    Prevalence of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks (9:38 / 8:08)Why conventional medicine misses the mark in assessing and treating cardiovascular disease risk and “high” cholesterol (10:50 / 9:20)The testing you should be getting to assess cardiovascular risk (28:23 / 26:53)The major root causes of heart disease (46:38 / 44:10)Cholesterol: What is it and how is it related to heart disease? (47:20 / 44:52)Insulin resistance and heart disease (55:09 / 52:50)Total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL cholesterol, and other relevant biomarkers (58:12 / 55:44)Root causes of suboptimal biomarkers (1:28:05 / 1:25:37)Additional diagnostic testing (1:31:04 / 1:28:36)Diet, lifestyle, and supplements for reducing cardiovascular risk (1:37:30 / 1:35:02)
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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Why LDL is Not Enough: The Tests Your Doctor is Missing to Assess Your Risk of Heart Disease | Know Your Numbers

    Why LDL is Not Enough: The Tests Your Doctor is Missing to Assess Your Risk of Heart Disease | Know Your Numbers

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    Heart disease is the world's leading cause of death. For years, the diet-heart hypothesis, which centers on high cholesterol as the primary culprit, has dominated the medical discourse. But now, we're beginning to appreciate the complexity and nuance of how the outer workings of our environment influence the inner workings of our physiology and risk for heart disease.

    In today’s episode of a new series I’m calling Know Your Numbers, I deep dive into the Functional Medicine approach to assessing cardiovascular risk and why this is key to preventing and, in some cases, reversing cardiovascular disease.

    You can test your cardiovascular risk with Function Health, a company I co-founded. It has been a lifelong dream for me. Function is the first-ever membership that includes 100+ lab tests and personalized insights from globally renowned doctors based on your results. Join Function at FunctionHealth.com.

    This episode is brought to you by AG1, Sweetgreen, and OPEN.

    Get your daily serving of vitamins, minerals, adaptogens, and more with AG1. Head to DrinkAG1.com/Hyman and get 10 FREE travel packs + a FREE Welcome Kit with your first order.

    We could use more Sweetgreens in the world. So check out your nearest Sweetgreen or go to Sweetgreen.com to learn more.

    Take your meditation practice further and start your FREE 30-day trial of Open by visiting withopen.com/MARK today.

    Here are more details from the episode (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
    •Prevalence of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks (9:38 / 8:08)
    •Why conventional medicine misses the mark in assessing and treating cardiovascular disease risk and “high” cholesterol (10:50 / 9:20)
    •The testing you should be getting to assess cardiovascular risk (28:23 / 26:53)
    •The major root causes of heart disease (46:38 / 44:10)
    •Cholesterol: What is it and how is it related to heart disease? (47:20 / 44:52)
    •Insulin resistance and heart disease (55:09 / 52:50)
    •Total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL cholesterol, and other relevant biomarkers (58:12 / 55:44)
    •Root causes of suboptimal biomarkers (1:28:05 / 1:25:37)
    •Additional diagnostic testing (1:31:04 / 1:28:36)
    •Diet, lifestyle, and supplements for reducing cardiovascular risk (1:37:30 / 1:35:02)

    Dr. Eric Topol: Can AI Fix Our Health and Our Healthcare System?

    Dr. Eric Topol: Can AI Fix Our Health and Our Healthcare System?

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    Dr. Eric Topol is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, Professor of Molecular Medicine, and Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research. He has published over 1,200 peer-reviewed articles with more than 330,000 citations, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine. His principal scientific focus has been on individualized medicine using genomic, digital, and AI tools.
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    In this episode we discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):
    The first phase of AI’s application in medicine (7:19 / 5:40)How medicine will incorporate AI over the next few years (9:59 / 8:19)Retinal imaging (16:45 / 15:05)Expert-informed AI (20:02 / 18:23)The impending and biggest shake-up in the history of medicine (22:18 / 20:38)How AI can improve issues of medical error (26:08 / 24:29)Using AI to personalize medicine and prevent disease (33:01 / 29:11)The obesity crisis and toxic food environment (41:04 / 37:14)How AI can help restore the patient-doctor relationship (46:53 / 43:03)Using AI as a guide for medical self care (50:34 / 46:44)Reimagining research in the era of AI-enabled medicine (56:58 / 53:07)
    Dr. Topol’s Substack, Ground Truths.
    Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again


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    • 1 hr 4 min

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I really appreciated your honest, thorough and expert explanation of the COVID vaccine and vaccines in general. Thank you. Millions of people are owed a very serious apology.

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Questionable: Stephen Gundry

I like Dr. Hyman quite a bit, but his episode with Stephen Gundry was way off base. I tried to have my friend — a cell scientist of 40 years — listen to it, and we couldn’t get through it because he was so infuriated with Dr. Gundry’s misinformation. Gundry doesn’t understand “mitochondrial uncoupling” and mischaracterizes what is actually going on. My friend had me stop it every few minutes to explain what is actually true, and after 30 minutes he couldn’t take it anymore. I like Dr. Hyman but this guest was ridiculous.

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