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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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    Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Acne, Weight Gain, Facial Hair, Hair Loss, Infertility: Is PCOS The Cause? | This episode is sponsored by Kettle & Fire and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class
    PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects between 5 to 10 percent of all women. PCOS symptoms include irregular or heavy periods, acne, facial hair, scalp hair loss, increased belly fat, and increased levels of testosterone. It is also strongly correlated with infertility. While conventional medicine typically views PCOS as a gynecological issue, it is actually commonly driven by things such as diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more.
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating patients with PCOS. They delve into topics including the relationship between PCOS and insulin resistance, gut health, and much more.
    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 sponsored by Kettle & Fire and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class.
    Right now, you can get 25% off Kettle & Fire bone broth plus free shipping. Just head over to kettleandfire.com/hyman and use the code 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 conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

    The continuum of symptoms that can occur with PCOS
    The role that insulin and insulin resistance plays in PCOS
    How conventional medicine treats PCOS
    Common drivers of PCOS, including diet, environmental toxins, genetics, and more
    The hormone/gut microbiome connection
    The Functional Medicine approach to treating and testing for PCOS
    How dairy affects hormones and can cause acne and digestion problems
    PCOS and infertility
    Additional Resources
    The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
    https://www.amazon.com/Fertility-Diet-Groundbreaking-Research-Ovulation/dp/0071627103
    A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues with Lisa Dreher
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/22/podcast-hc24/
    Clara’s Case Study: Overcoming Infertility
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/09/05/claras-case-study-overcoming-infertility/
    Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/


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    • 40 min
    Longevity Roadmap: Putting It All Together

    Longevity Roadmap: Putting It All Together

    In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 8 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, we discuss all of the tests that I recommend you look into so you can get a better idea of your current health status and best enable you to take actionable steps to improve your healthspan today. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com
    In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 


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    • 17 min
    Longevity Roadmap: Longevity Habits And Innovative Therapies

    Longevity Roadmap: Longevity Habits And Innovative Therapies

    In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 7 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, I share all of the innovative testing and information I’ve learned about longevity, and we’ll talk about the importance of community, mindset, and optimism when it comes to increasing our healthspan. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com
    In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 


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    • 17 min
    Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? with Dave Asprey

    Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? with Dave Asprey

    Fasting: Hype Or Ultimate Health Hack? | This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens, Paleovalley, and Cozy Earth
    There’s been a lot of buzz about fasting in recent years, but sometimes it can be hard to tell a true health-promoting practice from a trend that lacks any real science behind it. Well I’m here to tell you today that fasting falls into the first category, with plenty of proven benefits to optimize health and slow the symptoms of aging. Fasting also does more than change the physical body. It’s estimated that 30% of our thoughts are about our next meal. That’s a lot of time and energy wrapped up in food, and fasting can help us regain control of ourselves, our minds, and so much more. 
    On today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m thrilled to sit down with my good friend and an expert on fasting, Dave Asprey. Dave 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 three-time 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. 
    This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, Athletic Greens, and Cozy Earth.
    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.
    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.
    Cozy Earth is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners an incredible 50% off. Just go to cozyearth.com and use the code HYMANPODCAST50 at checkout.
    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    The first fast Dave ever did to confront his fears of being alone and being hungry (7:50)
    The three F-words that take up a bulk of our time and energy (13:04)
    How fasting works and how to eliminate the pain of fasting (15:50)
    How time-restricted eating and other types of fasting support healthy aging and full-body rejuvenation (21:52)    
    Supporting your body with supplements and electrolytes while fasting (26:16)
    Special considerations for women regarding fasting (33:48)
    Creating a sense of emotional safety while fasting (42:14)
    How our diet drives our emotions and societal divisiveness (46:38)
    Fasting as an entry point into self-awareness and spirituality (51:00)
    Breaking the cycle of overconsumption (58:30)
    Learn more about Dave Asprey at https://daveasprey.com/ and find his new book, Fast This Way, at https://fastthisway.com/.
    Follow Dave Asprey on Facebook @bulletproofexecutive, on Instagram @dave.asprey, and on Twitter @bulletproofexec.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Longevity Roadmap: Eating For Longevity

    Longevity Roadmap: Eating For Longevity

    In this special episode, you will hear a sneak peek into episode 6 of my new docu-series, Longevity Roadmap. In this episode, we discuss using food as medicine. We’ll talk about eating to prevent and beat disease, as well as all the superfoods that we recommend to enhance healthspan. Learn more and sign up to watch the Longevity Roadmap docu-series at longevityfilm.com
    In the Longevity Roadmap docuseries, we will walk you through the latest research on longevity, healthspan, and how to live better, longer. We also dive into the science behind preventing the most prevalent diseases of aging, and we’ll talk about what it means to build a resilient body. Each episode will take on a specific focus to help you understand the diseases of aging and what Functional Medicine teaches us about prevention, testing, nutrition, and more. 


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    • 17 min
    Panic Attacks: Biology or Psychology with Dr. George Papanicolaou

    Panic Attacks: Biology or Psychology with Dr. George Papanicolaou

    Panic Attacks: Biology or Psychology | This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class
     
    We are living in an age of anxiety; and we know that stress wreaks havoc on our health in so many ways, physiologically, emotionally, and mentally. For many people of all ages, stress can lead to anxiety and debilitating panic attacks. While conventional medicine typically treats anxiety and panic attacks as a diagnosis, Functional Medicine views anxiety and panic attacks as symptoms and seeks to get to the root cause underlying these issues.
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. George Papaicolaou to discuss the Functional Medicine approach to treating panic attacks. They explore the range of physiological considerations they explore when treating patients who are experiencing panic attacks, as well as how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma can be treated to reduce anxiety and eliminate panic attacks.
    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 ButcherBox and Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class. 
    When you sign up for ButcherBox today, you can get 2lbs of wild-caught Alaskan salmon free in your first box. Just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy. 
    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 conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:

    What are anxiety and panic?
    How conventional medicine typically treats anxiety and panic
    Patient cases they have treated
    How diet, hormone and blood sugar levels, nutrient deficiencies, gut issues, inflammation, and other physiological issues can lead to anxiety and panic attacks
    Foods and supplements to reduce anxiety
    The important role of sleep, exercise, and meditation in reducing anxiety and panic attacks
    Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma
    Emerging therapies for treating anxiety and PTSD, including CBD, psilocybin, and EMDR
    Additional Resources
    Is One Minute Of Meditation Enough?
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/01/09/podcast-ep35/
    How do psychedelics help you reach enlightenment or at least happiness?
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/06/26/podcast-ep60/
    Magical Magnesium
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2020/03/11/magic-magnesium/
    How to Naturally Support a Child with Anxiety
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2018/08/09/how-to-naturally-support-a-child-with-anxiety/
    Top 5 Lifestyle Changes to Combat Anxiety and Depression
    https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/06/22/top-5-lifestyle-changes-to-combat-anxiety-and-depression/
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html

    • 38 min

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Kerri Bee ,

Fasting with Dave Asprey

Thank you thank you thank you for this episode! I am recent cancer survivor - who was diagnosed at age 39. It was a scary wake up call to make radical changes to my diet. I started fasting - the wrong way at first. Eating carb-y breakfasts to break my fasts and drinking only plain water. I learned the hard way that I had to start putting sea salt in my water and eat proteins as my first meal. This episode gave me even more tools for my healthy lifestyle toolbox. I also LOVE all of your IG posts Dr Hyman!

sillychild! ,

Let the guest talk!

Please....your interview with Dr Elizabeth Boham could have been great but as a woman I could barely listen to it. You keep interrupting and basically man-sprained her. Stop!!! Let your guest speak, even if you know the information.

CamilleCappelen ,

Question: Panic Attacks

Hi! I just listened to your Panic Attacks pod and was wondering if you’ve heard of NET (neuro-emotional technique) as a therapy method for combating anxiety/depression?
Also, could you explain how someone should get off of SSRI’s like Zoloft? Coming off of a medicine you’ve been on for years is a terrifying mental battle. Thank you!!

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