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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
    • 4.6 • 5.6K 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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    Underweight, Overtired, And Malnourished: How To Get Your Health Back On Track with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Underweight, Overtired, And Malnourished: How To Get Your Health Back On Track with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Underweight, Overtired, And Malnourished: How To Get Your Health Back On Track | This episode is sponsored by Tushy and Cozy Earth
    The sad reality is that Americans suffer from massive nutritional deficiencies and our food is primarily to blame. These nutrient deficiencies are showing up in underweight and overweight people alike. Aside from a reduction in nutrient density in our food, we don’t eat enough whole, unprocessed foods and instead have diets rich in refined sugars and starches. And even when we are eating the right foods, our bodies sometimes have trouble digesting and absorbing the necessary nutrients from those foods. Simply put, low nutritional status equals a poorly functioning metabolism.
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the issue of malnutrition and what that means for our overall health. They dive into how they diagnose and treat the most prevalent nutrient and vitamin deficiencies and Dr. Boham shares cases of patients she has treated who have difficulty putting on and maintaining weight.
    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.
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    In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

    How malnutrition can occur in overweight and underweight individuals
    Symptoms and long-term effects of malnutrition
    How our modern food has created mass nutritional deficiencies
    The recommended amount of various nutrients and vitamins is not necessarily the optimal amount
    Diagnosing and treating the most common vitamin and nutritional deficiencies including, Omega-3s, magnesium, and vitamin D
    When malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies make it difficult to gain and keep weight on
    Additional Resources
    Supplements: Useful Or Useless? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/07/19/podcast-hc19/
    How Common Mineral Deficiencies Impact Our Health
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2021/05/12/podcast-ep170/


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    • 47 min
    How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits

    How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits

    How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market
    Meditation is now commonly accepted for its range of benefits, yet many of us still struggle with making it a regular practice in our daily lives. And this doesn’t just happen with meditation. Whether it be adopting healthier eating habits, spending more time in nature, or improving our sleep hygiene, the understanding that these things are good for us is rarely enough to change our behavior. The good news is having trouble changing habits is not about a lack of willpower or discipline.
    In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman talks with Dan Harris about his own journey into meditation and how just one minute a day may be enough to get you on the path towards all of meditation’s benefits. He also speaks with BJ Fogg about using the science of behavior to create new and lasting habits. 
    Dan Harris is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the co-anchor of ABC's Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, 10% Happier and Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book. 
    Dr. BJ Fogg is a behavior scientist with deep experience in innovation and teaching. For the past 20 years at Stanford University, he has directed a research lab and he also teaches his models and methods in graduate seminars. BJ has personally coached over 40,000 people in forming new habits, using his breakthrough method called “Tiny Habits.” His New York Times bestselling book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything, was published in early 2020 and is contracted to be published in over 25 languages.
    This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Right now, 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. 
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dan Harris, “Is One Minute Of Meditation Enough?” here:https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DanHarris
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with BJ Fogg, “How To Make Behavior Change Stick” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/BJFogg

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    • 20 min
    Understanding How The Microbiome Affects Every Aspect Of Your Health with Dr. Emeran Mayer

    Understanding How The Microbiome Affects Every Aspect Of Your Health with Dr. Emeran Mayer

    Understanding How The Microbiome Affects Every Aspect Of Your Health | This episode is brought to you by Joovv, ButcherBox, and TrueDark
    There’s a foundational piece of Functional Medicine that I find surprises many conventional health practitioners: it’s that the health of our gut impacts every other part of the body—even the brain. There are several reasons for this. When working correctly, our gut digests our food and absorbs nutrients so we can have energy and vitality. It eliminates toxins and fights pathogens. It’s also the home of trillions of microorganisms that aid in these processes and do so much more, like manage inflammation and produce neurotransmitters.
    I was excited to talk to Dr. Emeran Mayer on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, all about nurturing the microbiome to support whole-body health and fight the epidemic of chronic disease. Dr. Emeran Mayer is the author of the recently released book The Gut-Immune Connection as well as The Mind-Gut Connection. He has studied brain-body interactions for the last forty years and is the executive director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and the founding director of the UCLA Brain Gut Microbiome Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health for the past twenty-five years, and he is considered a pioneer and world leader in the area of brain-gut microbiome interactions and its clinical implications.
    This episode is brought to you by Joovv, ButcherBox, and TrueDark.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    The most common denominator in the chronic disease epidemic (8:01)
    How Dr. Mayer came to take a systems approach to medicine (11:04)
    Rethinking disease through our evolving understanding of the gut microbiome (16:32)
    Metabolites produced in our gut influence our health, for better and worse (24:53)
    Our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and stress affect our gut microbiome and full-body health, and vice versa (32:07)
    What will it take for conventional medicine to adopt a systems approach in patient treatment? (35:23)
    Treating neurodegenerative and cognitive issues through diet and lifestyle (43:02)
    Eating to support the gut microbiome and inequities in access to foods that strengthen microbiome health (47:20)
    Our gut microbiome interactions in our bodies mimic the soil microbiome’s relationship to plant root systems (56:25)
    How industrial agriculture has reduced the nutritional value of our food by damaging the soil (58:56)
    Learn more about Dr. Emeran Mayer at https://emeranmayer.com/ and get his new book,
    THE GUT-IMMUNE CONNECTION: How Understanding Why We’re Sick Can Help Us Regain Our Health at https://emeranmayer.com/the-gut-immune-connection-book/
    Follow Dr. Mayer on Facebook @emeranamayer, on Instagram @emeranmayer, and on Twitter @emeranamayer.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Is Lactose Intolerance Causing Your Gut Issues? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Is Lactose Intolerance Causing Your Gut Issues? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

    Is Lactose Intolerance Causing Your Gut Issues? | This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea and Paleovalley
    Most of us grew up hearing that dairy, and especially milk, is crucial for good health. In reality, dairy isn’t the vital source of calcium and strong bones that we were led to believe. Dairy can cause digestive problems for the majority of people with lactose intolerance, along with a range of other symptoms in people with and without lactose intolerance. These symptoms can include sinus issues, skin issues, headaches, autoimmune issues, and more. So how do you know if the lactose in dairy, or dairy overall, is a problem for you?
    In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss lactose intolerance and the myriad of ways dairy can cause digestive problems, and more. They also share how they work with patients to determine how dairy is being tolerated, and if it is the cause of other underlying health issues.
    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 Pique Tea and Paleovalley.
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    In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:

    The prevalence of lactose intolerance and how you can develop lactose intolerance as you age
    What is lactose intolerance, exactly?!
    The symptoms of lactose intolerance and how long it takes for them to appear after eating dairy
    Are some forms of dairy better than others?
    Non-dairy food sources of calcium
    Why everyone should experiment with a dairy-free diet for a period of time
    Additional Resources
    Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/
    A Simple Diet Experiment That May Solve Most Of Your Health Issues with Lisa Dreher
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/22/podcast-hc24/
    Milk and Health
    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1903547
    Time to Question Everything You Know About Milk
    https://elemental.medium.com/time-to-question-everything-you-know-about-milk-12c08b13e98a
    7 Takeaways About Dairy From My Book Food: What The Heck Should I Eat?
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/03/02/7-takeaways-dairy-book-food-heck-eat/
    Food: What The Heck Should I Eat?
    https://foodthebook.com/


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    • 24 min
    Why All Meat Is Not Created Equal

    Why All Meat Is Not Created Equal

    Why All Meat Is Not Created Equal | This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker
    There is a lot of controversy around whether meat is good or bad for our health but what if this is the wrong question to be asking? For example, grass-fed beef is extremely different from conventionally raised beef, and people buying grass-fed beef often have many other healthy habits that those buying Big Macs may not. Yet, nutrition research doesn’t take many of these variables into account. This is why when it comes to eating meat, like with all other foods, focusing on quality more than quantity is key to creating good health.
    In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman talks with Chris Kresser about how the type of meat being eaten is an important focus missing from many big dietary studies and they break down the myths and stigmas around red meat consumption. Dr. Hyman also speaks with Fred Provenza about how the way we eat meat, along with what the animal eats, can make such a difference when it comes to our health.
    Chris Kresser is the CEO of Kresser Institute for Functional & Evolutionary Medicine, the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure. He is known for his in-depth research uncovering myths and misconceptions in modern medicine and providing natural health solutions with proven results. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, and his blog is one of the top-ranked natural health websites in the world. He recently launched Kresser Institute, an organization dedicated to reinventing healthcare and reversing chronic disease by training healthcare practitioners in functional and evolutionary medicine. Chris lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and daughter.
    Fred 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-authored with Michel Meuret). He has also published over 300 research papers in a wide variety of scientific journals.
    This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker. If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker. Right now they’re offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 25% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Chris Kresser, “Is Meat As Bad As We Think: Breaking Down Nutrition Myths” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ChrisKresser
    Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Fred Provenza, “Meat That Is Good For You And The Planet” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/FredProvenza


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    • 19 min
    Why Modern Food Is Nutrient Depleted And How to Fix It with Dan Kittredge

    Why Modern Food Is Nutrient Depleted And How to Fix It with Dan Kittredge

    Why Modern Food Is Nutrient Depleted And How to Fix It | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Athletic Greens, and Tushy
    It might be easy to assume that if you’re eating a whole foods diet rich in plants, you’re getting lots of nutrients. Compared to a processed diet, that’s true, but you might not be getting all the nutrition you’d expect from one carrot to the next. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could measure the nutrient density in our food, to pick the most optimal bunch of spinach or package of berries at the market? Thanks to the convergence of technology and nutrition science, we can. 
    I was fascinated to talk to Dan Kittredge about intentionally eating for nutrient density on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dan Kittredge has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years and is the founder and executive director of the Bionutrient Food Association, a non-profit whose mission is to “increase quality in the food supply.” Known as one of the leading proponents of “nutrient density,” Dan works to demonstrate the connections between soil health, plant health, and human health. Out of these efforts was born the Real Food Campaign which has engineered a prototype of a hand-held consumer spectrometer designed to test nutrient density at point of purchase. Via the Bionutrient Meter, the goal is to empower consumers to choose for nutrient quality and thereby leverage economic incentives to drive full system regeneration.
    This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Athletic Greens, and Tushy.
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    Here are more of the details from our interview: 

    Dan’s experience growing up on an organic farm and how it shaped the way he thinks about farming (6:12)
    Limitations of organic agriculture and labeling agricultural practices overall (11:57)
    Agriculture’s historic focus on calorie abundance over nutrient density and flavor (14:10)
    Understanding the connection between soil health, planetary health, cultural health, and spiritual health (16:57)
    America’s malnutrition crisis (20:15)
    How flavor correlates to nutritional value in plant foods (23:17)
    Why soil health is key to human survival (28:45)
    How much has the nutrient density in our food dropped in the last 100 years? (35:12)
    Hand-held consumer spectrometer designed to test nutrient density of plant food at point of purchase (39:04)
    Driving beneficial changes in the food supply system (44:48) 
    Learn more about Dan’s work at https://bionutrient.org/ and at https://realfoodcampaign.org/.
    Follow Bionutrient Food Association on Facebook @bionutrientfoodassociation, Instagram @bionutrientfoodassociation, and on Twitter @BionutrientFood.
    Follow the Real Food Campaign on Facebook @realfoodcampaign2.0, on Instagram @realfoodcampaign, and on Twitter @realfoodorg.

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    • 50 min

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