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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 d
Latest Episode5/7/2021

How Addictive Foods Are Driving Fatty Liver Disease

How Addictive Foods Are Driving Fatty Liver Disease | This episode is brought to you by Athletic GreensNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or fatty liver, for short) affects 90 million Americans and is a major cause of chronic disease and inflammation in the body. This inflammation creates insulin resistance and pre-diabetes, which causes your body to deposit fat not just in your liver but also all around your organs and in your belly. So what is driving fatty liver and the whole cascade of issues it causes? And how do you fix it?In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Shawn Stevenson and Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai about the various mechanisms that are at work when our bodies process food. They also discuss how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise in our country due to the overconsumption of sugar, starch, and ultra-processed food.Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences.Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai is a double board-certified physician in Obesity Medicine and Psychiatry. She is the Founding Director of Stanford University's Metabolic Psychiatry program and Silicon Valley Metabolic Psychiatry, a new center in the San Francisco Bay Area focused on optimizing brain health by integrating low-carb nutrition, comprehensive psychiatric care, and treatment of obesity with associated metabolic disease. She is clinical faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she leads a number of clinical trials investigating the important relationship between nutrition, metabolic dysfunction, inflammation, and mental health. She is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications, a recipient of numerous professional awards from organizations including the American Psychiatric Association, the Association of Women Psychiatrists, and the Obesity Treatment Foundation, and a widely featured speaker and thought leader. She holds an MD from Duke University, a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and completed residency at Stanford University.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 Shawn Stevenson, “How To Eat Smarter” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ShawnStevenson2Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai, “How Does Ultra-Processed Food Affect Our Mental Health?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrShebaniSethiDalai
5/7/2021

How Addictive Foods Are Driving Fatty Liver Disease

How Addictive Foods Are Driving Fatty Liver Disease | This episode is brought to you by Athletic GreensNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or fatty liver, for short) affects 90 million Americans and is a major cause of chronic disease and inflammation in the body. This inflammation creates insulin resistance and pre-diabetes, which causes your body to deposit fat not just in your liver but also all around your organs and in your belly. So what is driving fatty liver and the whole cascade of issues it causes? And how do you fix it?In this mini-episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Shawn Stevenson and Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai about the various mechanisms that are at work when our bodies process food. They also discuss how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise in our country due to the overconsumption of sugar, starch, and ultra-processed food.Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences.Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai is a double board-certified physician in Obesity Medicine and Psychiatry. She is the Founding Director of Stanford University's Metabolic Psychiatry program and Silicon Valley Metabolic Psychiatry, a new center in the San Francisco Bay Area focused on optimizing brain health by integrating low-carb nutrition, comprehensive psychiatric care, and treatment of obesity with associated metabolic disease. She is clinical faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she leads a number of clinical trials investigating the important relationship between nutrition, metabolic dysfunction, inflammation, and mental health. She is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications, a recipient of numerous professional awards from organizations including the American Psychiatric Association, the Association of Women Psychiatrists, and the Obesity Treatment Foundation, and a widely featured speaker and thought leader. She holds an MD from Duke University, a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and completed residency at Stanford University.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 Shawn Stevenson, “How To Eat Smarter” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ShawnStevenson2Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai, “How Does Ultra-Processed Food Affect Our Mental Health?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrShebaniSethiDalai
5/5/2021

The Link Between Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Fatigue, And Hidden Infections with Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish

The Link Between Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Fatigue, And Hidden Infections | This episode is brought to you by TrueDark, Essentia, and TushyPandemic aside, we’re seeing a national immune crisis. Autoimmune conditions continue to rise to record numbers, not to mention all of the chronic mystery illnesses that so many people struggle with daily. I’ve experienced this firsthand, along with the corresponding frustration and fear. There is an intriguing hypothesis about these conditions that I get into with my guests, Dana Parish and Dr. Steven Phillips, today on The Doctor’s Farmacy: underlying infections. Sneaky tick-borne diseases like Lyme, parasitic infections, and certain viruses can be extremely hard to diagnose. Meanwhile, they can contribute to an immune system collapse and other life-threatening breakdowns throughout the entire body.Dr. Phillips and Dana Parish share their incredible stories of overcoming chronic stealth infections after numerous doctors couldn’t help them. Lyme was a common factor for both of them, while Dr. Phillips was also able to diagnose Bartonella in Dana. At their worst, they both had extremely limited mobility and felt their lives were at risk. Dana shares that in addition to recovering her mobility and strength, treating these infections also had a profound impact on her mental health by reducing her anxiety and depression. Dr. Phillips’ journey not only forced him to be his own detective to find healing, but also showed him how much discordance there is among conventional medicine in treating diseases like Lyme.This episode is brought to you by TrueDark, Essentia, and Tushy.TrueDark Daylights help prevent eye strain and headaches from overexposure to junk light and TrueDark Twilights collection for nighttime helps you get deeper sleep. TrueDark is offering podcast listeners 15% with code DRHYMAN15. Just go to truedark.com/hyman.Essentia is offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a free Body Guard Mattress Cover with your mattress purchase. And be sure to check out additional savings during Essentia's Memorial Day Sale, starting on May 21st. Just go learn.myessentia.com/DrMarkHyman.The Tushy bidet is a sleek attachment that clips onto your existing toilet and connects to the water supply behind your toilet to spray you with clean, fresh water. Right now, Tushy is offering 10% off, just go to hellotushy.com/HYMAN.Here are more of the details from our interview:How Dr. Phillips came to identify the pervasiveness of underlying infection driving autoimmune illness (7:39)Dr. Phillips' personal life-threatening health crisis 8:54)Lyme induced heart failure 14:01)How a tick infection derailed Dana’s health in the prime of her life (18:24)Testing for chronic tick, parasitic, and other latent infections (26:27)Long-hauler Covid Syndrome (also called Long-Covid or Post-Covid) (28:56)Out-of-the-box/under-the-radar treatment for chronic infection (37:06)Infection induced mental health issues and the importance of advocating for your own health (38:44)How conventional medicine often lacks a framework to uncover the root cause of illness (42:20)Advice for individuals struggling to get answers for your mysterious symptoms (43:49)Get Dr. Phillips and Dana Parish’s book, Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again, at https://www.thechronicbook.com/ and learn more on Facebook @thechronicbook, on Instagram @thechronicbook, and on Twitter @lymebook.Learn more about Dr. Steven Phillips at https://stevenphillipsmd.com/.
5/3/2021

Do You Have Excess Belly Fat? Why It’s A Problem And What You Can Do About It with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

Do You Have Excess Belly Fat? Why It’s A Problem And What You Can Do About It | This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea and Thrive MarketYou might be surprised to learn that not all body fat is created equal; where the fat is on your body makes a big difference when it comes to your overall health. The fat inside your belly is called “VAT” or visceral adipose tissue and this type of fat is particularly dangerous. When you begin to put on weight, especially this lethal belly fat, your biology shifts out of balance, veering into the unstable and unhealthy territory of disease—which in turn often leads to more weight gain.In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to explain how belly fat contributes to other health issues. They also discuss the numerous factors that contribute to belly fat, including but not limited to diet, and how they work with patients to eliminate excess visceral fat.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 Thrive Market.Head over topiquetea.com/hymanand use code HYMAN to get 5% off sitewide AND free shipping when you purchase a bundle.Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. You will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market at thrivemarket.com/Hyman.In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:Why visceral fat, or belly fat, is so concerningLearnings from liposuction and bariatric surgeryHow visceral fat drives inflammation and insulin resistanceTests to determine if visceral fat is an issue for you, including your waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, DEXA body composition, liver fat measurement, LDL cholesterol particle size, C-reactive protein test, oxidative stress, uric acid, glucose tolerance test, and fasting insulin levelSymptoms of too much visceral fat including inflammation, abnormal cholesterol, high blood sugar, high insulin, high oxidative stress, and moreFoods that drive inflammation and insulin sensitivity and belly fatHidden drivers of excess visceral fat including loss of lean muscle mass, environmental toxins, imbalances in the gut microbiomePatients they have worked with to decrease belly fatAdditional Resources:Dr. Hyman has written several books on this topic; learn more herehttps://drhyman.com/about/#section-67 Ways to Permanently Banish Belly Fathttps://drhyman.com/blog/2015/01/29/7-ways-permanently-banish-belly-fat/How Out of Control Blood Sugar Can Cause Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Chronic Diseasehttps://drhyman.com/blog/2020/11/19/bb-ep170/Fatty Liver is More Dangerous than You Might Realize. Here’s How to Heal Ithttps://drhyman.com/blog/2016/05/05/fatty-liver-is-more-dangerous-than-you-might-realize-heres-how-to-heal-it/8 Strategies to Reverse Skinny-Fat Syndromehttps://drhyman.com/blog/2015/12/11/8-strategies-to-reverse-skinny-fat-syndrome/
4/30/2021

Who Is Growing And Picking The Food You Eat And How Are They Being Treated?

Who Is Growing And Picking The Food You Eat And How Are They Being Treated? | This episode is brought to you by BelcampoMost of us don’t think about food and farmworkers when we are eating or shopping for groceries, but this is actually the largest sector of workers in the United States. Unfortunately, these workers have historically been marginalized and are often unprotected and underpaid.In this minisode, Dr. Hyman offers a brief overview of why food and farmworkers were not included in the United States Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. He also talks to Kerry Kennedy about a group of farmworkers who banded together to create the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to fight for better wages and working conditions. This coalition of farmworkers found a creative solution to injustice by creating the Fair Food Program, which mandates that growers provide basic protections for their workers.Kerry Kennedy is the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Since 1981, she has worked on diverse human rights issues including child labor, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, impunity, women's rights, and the environment. Kerry is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Being Catholic Now, Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope, and Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World. Kerry founded RFK Compass, which convenes biannual meetings of institutional investors who collectively control $5 to $7 trillion in assets to address the impact of human rights violations on investment outcomes. She serves on the boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Human Rights First, Ethics in Action, SDG USA, Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa, Health eVillages, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, Nizami Ganjavi International Center as well as several public companies.This episode is brought to you by Belcampo. Right now, you can order Belcampo’s sustainably-raised meats to be delivered to your door using my code HYMAN at Belcampo.com/Hyman for 20% off for first-time customers.Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Kerry Kennedy, “Is Your Food Grown by Oppressed Farmworkers?” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/KerryKennedyFind Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Charles Modlin, Dr. Leonor Osorio, and Tawny Jones from Cleveland Clinic, “Why We Have The Worst Health Outcomes Of All Industrialized Nations” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/ModlinOsorioJones
4/28/2021

How Food, Agriculture, And Energy Are The Cause And Solution To Environmental Collapse with Ken Cook

How Food, Agriculture, And Energy Are The Cause And Solution To Environmental Collapse | This episode is brought to you by Paleovally, ButcherBox, and Athletic GreensThe cost of our food and personal care items is much more than what we pay at checkout. The true cost is measured by the impact that thousands of chemicals have on our health, the environment and climate, our economy, and many other facets of life. Being an informed and engaged consumer is one of the most powerful ways to turn around our toxic world, and we have some incredible resources at our fingertips to do that, like the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Today, I’m excited to talk with Ken Cook from the EWG about food, conscious consumerism, and our impact on the planet.Ken Cook is the president and co-founder of the EWG. He is widely recognized as one of the environmental community’s most prominent and influential critics of industrial agriculture and the nation’s broken approach to protecting families and children from toxic substances. Under Cook’s leadership, the EWG has pioneered the use of digital technologies to empower American families with easy-to-use, science-driven tools to help reduce their exposure to potentially harmful ingredients in food, drinking water, cosmetics, and other household products. Capitol Hill’s closely read newspaper, The Hill, regularly lists Cook in its annual roster of Washington’s top lobbyists. It has said Cook’s “influence spans the country” and called EWG “the tip of the green movement’s spear.”This episode is brought to you by Paleovally, ButcherBox, and Athletic Greens.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.New members to ButcherBox can get two New York Strip steaks and two pounds of wild-caught Alaskan salmon for free in your first box when you sign up at Butcherbox.com/farmacy.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.Here are more of the details from our interview:How the great farm crisis led Ken to begin working on agricultural policy (7:41)Ken’s perspective on the regenerative agriculture movement (11:09)How we can improve food and agriculture policy (13:37)How glyphosate became the most widespread agrochemical in the world, and what we should do about it (31:16)Improving government oversight and regulation of harmful chemicals (38:00)Harnessing consumer action to drive policy and marketplace change (40:13)EWG’s Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen, and Skin Deep resources (42:35)The power of individual behavior and participation to create a healthier country, world, and planet (55:47)The future of energy (1:00:10)To learn more about the Environmental Working Group, please visit https://www.ewg.org/ and follow EWG on Facebook @ewg.org, on Instagram @environmentalworkinggroup, and on Twitter @ewg.