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Latest Episode10/15/2021

5 Steps To Destroy Negative Thoughts For Better Health

Ep. 432
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.Our emotional health impacts our physical health, there is no way around it. Traumas and toxic beliefs are scary to unpack but when you do, you give yourself the freedom and opportunity for dynamic growth. In this episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Daniel Amen, Byron Katie, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, and Lauren Zander. They explore how focusing on your emotional health as much as your physical health will have big payoffs for your wellness and happiness throughout life.Since 2010, Dr. Joe Dispenza has partnered with scientists and universities to perform extensive research on the effects that meditation has on the brain and body. During his advanced retreats around the world, his team has gathered more than 8,000 brain scans and 4,000 heart-rate variability measurements in an attempt to correlate the effects that sustained elevated emotions and self-regulation have on heart and brain function, immune response, and overall mind-body health.The Washington Post called Dr. Daniel Amen the most popular psychiatrist in America and Discover Magazine listed his brain imaging research as the top neuroscience story for 2015. He is a double board-certified psychiatrist and ten-time New York Times bestselling author.Byron Katie's simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help 100 million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More—which regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts and is listened to by over 2 million people every single month.Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder of Handel Group®, an executive life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in over 50 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also the creator of Inner.U: Learn to Human BetterⓇ , the online coaching course that teaches the entirety of The Handel Method, which has been used by dozens of celebrities, CEOs, and entrepreneurs since 2004, and she is the author of Maybe It’s You, a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there.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.Right now, Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.
10/15/2021

5 Steps To Destroy Negative Thoughts For Better Health

Ep. 432
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.Our emotional health impacts our physical health, there is no way around it. Traumas and toxic beliefs are scary to unpack but when you do, you give yourself the freedom and opportunity for dynamic growth. In this episode, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Daniel Amen, Byron Katie, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, and Lauren Zander. They explore how focusing on your emotional health as much as your physical health will have big payoffs for your wellness and happiness throughout life.Since 2010, Dr. Joe Dispenza has partnered with scientists and universities to perform extensive research on the effects that meditation has on the brain and body. During his advanced retreats around the world, his team has gathered more than 8,000 brain scans and 4,000 heart-rate variability measurements in an attempt to correlate the effects that sustained elevated emotions and self-regulation have on heart and brain function, immune response, and overall mind-body health.The Washington Post called Dr. Daniel Amen the most popular psychiatrist in America and Discover Magazine listed his brain imaging research as the top neuroscience story for 2015. He is a double board-certified psychiatrist and ten-time New York Times bestselling author.Byron Katie's simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. His mission is to help 100 million people around the globe live better lives. He hosts the most listened to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More—which regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts and is listened to by over 2 million people every single month.Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder of Handel Group®, an executive life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in over 50 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also the creator of Inner.U: Learn to Human BetterⓇ , the online coaching course that teaches the entirety of The Handel Method, which has been used by dozens of celebrities, CEOs, and entrepreneurs since 2004, and she is the author of Maybe It’s You, a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there.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.Right now, Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.
10/13/2021

Genetics, Obesity, Diabetes, And Risk Of COVID: A Functional Medicine Perspective with Dr. Ronesh Sinha

Ep. 431
This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire, Beekeeper’s Naturals, and Thrive MarketDid you know that 63% of Covid-19 hospitalizations can be linked back to at least one of four pre-existing conditions, all of which are largely preventable through diet and lifestyle choices? Obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart failure are strongly linked to more severe Covid outcomes. These cardiometabolic diseases represented a different type of pandemic, long before Covid-19 hit. We can make incredible reductions to our risk of these health problems, and even reverse them, using the power of food. Even people with genetic predispositions can significantly reduce the risk of any of these diagnoses and the Covid consequences that can come with them.Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk to Dr. Ronesh Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution. He is an internal medicine physician who runs a lifestyle clinic in Silicon Valley focused on reversing insulin resistance in ethnically diverse patients. He is also an expert in corporate wellness and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Silicon Valley Employer Forum, where he serves as a global adviser to shape health benefits for over 55 major Silicon Valley companies.This episode is brought to you by Kettle & Fire, Beekeeper’s Naturals, and Thrive Market.Right now, you can get 25% off Kettle & Fire bone broth plus free shipping by using the code HYMAN at kettleandfire.com/hyman.Get 20% off your first Beekeeper’s Naturals order by visiting beekeepersnaturals.com/HYMAN and entering the code HYMAN at checkout.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.Here are more of the details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Why South Asians are at uniquely high risk of developing insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (7:19 / 3:46)The dangers of a high starch and sugar vegetarian diet (11:00 / 7:24)Designing a healthy pregnancy (13:41 / 11:00)The importance of muscle in metabolic health and aging (16:59 / 13:38)The dietary framework Dr. Sinha uses with his patients (23:12 / 15:45)Dr. Sinha’s approach to understanding cholesterol, metabolic disease, statins, and lipid panels (27:43 / 23:00)Cooking with ghee and coconut oil vs. vegetable and seed oils (36:41 / 31:35)Thinking of Covid-19 as a lifestyle disease (45:35 / 40:25)The link between body fat, diet, and Covid-19 outcomes (47:39 / 42:30)Simple lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19 (49:32 / 45:15)Learn more about Dr. Ronesh Sinha at culturalhealthsolutions.com and check out his new podcast, Meta Health Podcast. Follow Dr. Sinha on Instagram @roneshsinhamd.
10/11/2021

Diverticulitis: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. George Papanicolaou

Ep. 430
Diverticulitis: A Functional Medicine Approach | This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic GreensOver 200,000 people per year are treated for diverticulitis, a painful condition in which small pouches in the colon, called diverticula, become infected. Symptoms of diverticulitis include nausea, fever, chills, loss of appetite, and constipation. While conventional medicine treatments for diverticulitis usually consist of antibiotics and surgery, Functional Medicine looks at a wide variety of things like microbiome diversity, dietary fiber consumption, gut health, inflammation, and more, to both prevent and treat this condition.In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses diverticulitis with Dr. George Papanicolaou. They talk about how lifestyle habits, such as a low fiber diet and elevated stress, can contribute to diverticulitis. They also share certain foods and supplements that are supportive and healing to the body.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 joined The UltraWellness Center in 2017.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.Right now, Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:How overall fiber consumption has reduced over timeWhat diverticula are and how they can progress to diverticulitisThe symptoms of diverticulitisRisk factors for developing diverticulitisThe difference between conventional medicine and Functional Medicine treatments for diverticulitisUsing bone broth and clove tea to heal a flare upWhy it’s a myth that you shouldn’t eat nuts and seeds if you have diverticulitisSuggestions for how to add fiber to your dietSupplements to support the bodyCase study of a 50-year-old woman with diverticulitis
10/8/2021

7 Steps To Biohack Your Health To Live Longer

Ep. 429
7 Steps To Biohack Your Health To Live Longer | This episode is brought to you by PaleovalleyIncreasing lifespan and healthspan are not just about treating disease but about building long-term resilience and vitality. Some say if you live longer, you will spend more time with chronic disease and disability,increasing the burden on society and our health care system. Not true. A famous Stanford University study found that if you kept your ideal weight, exercised, and didn’t smoke, you were likely to live a long, healthy life and die painlessly, quickly, and cheaply. In fact, simple, daily habits hold the key to unlocking your longevity potential.As my patients get older and more concerned about longevity, we focus on habits that create the most reward. Today, I dive into seven biohacks you can use to live longer with my guests: Dave Asprey, Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dr. Cindy Geyer, Drew Ramsey, Gary Taubes, and Dr. Louis Ignarro.This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley. Right now, 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.Dave Asprey is the founder and CEO of Bulletproof 360, creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, the host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, serial entrepreneur, and global change agent.Dr. Elizabeth Boham is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Albany Medical School, and she is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and the Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center. She is on the faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine.Dr. Cindy Geyer received her bachelor of science and her doctor of medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine.Dr. Drew Ramsey is a writer, farmer, and doctor who focuses on the connection between mental health and food. He is passionate about nutritional interventions and creative media to share a different way of thinking about the brain and mood. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and in active clinical practice in New York City.Gary Taubes is an award-winning science and health journalist, and co-founder and director of the Nutrition Science Initiative. He is the author of The Case Against Sugar, Why We Get Fat, Good Calories, Bad Calories, and, most recently, The Case for Keto. He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, and is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.Dr. Louis Ignarro is a medical research scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his breakthrough discovery of nitric oxide and how it positively impacts health and longevity. His groundbreaking research on nitric oxide paved the way for—among other innovations—Viagra. He is an award-winning Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has his Ph.D. in Pharmacology with over 35 years of experience teaching.
10/6/2021

How To Practice Radical Acceptance In All Areas Of Life with Tara Brach

Ep. 428
How To Practice Radical Acceptance In All Areas Of Life | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, MitoPure, and Athletic GreensIt can be really scary to be alone with ourselves and our thoughts. The stories that keep us suffering can sometimes get louder than ever when we aren’t embracing distraction, and we usually try to push them away. But what can help break this pattern is to stop being at war with the moment, just letting our feelings be without buying into the beliefs that come with them.This is one part of the process of radical acceptance, a topic I was excited to dive into today with the one and only Tara Brach. Tara Brach holds a PhD in clinical psychology and teaches meditation internationally. Founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW), Tara is the author of the bestsellers Radical Acceptance, Radical Compassion, True Refuge, and her new book, Trusting the Gold. Tara’s weekly podcasts are downloaded over two million times each month.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, MitoPure, and Athletic Greens.You can try BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off by going to magbreakthrough.com/hyman and using the code HYMAN10. For a limited time, BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases.MitoPure, from TimeLine Nutrition, regenerates mitochondria and supports cellular energy production. Right now, you can get 10% off MitoPure, which comes in a capsule, powder, or protein blend, at timelinenutrition.com/drhyman.Right now, Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.Here are more of the details from our interview:How suffering and “the trance of unworthiness” led Tara to mindfulness (6:14)The power that cultural conditioning has over our thoughts and beliefs (12:37)The type of beliefs that cause the most suffering (18:41)Practicing radical acceptance of what is, without buying into thoughts and beliefs about what is (19:52)Accepting and facing the fear of pausing to sit with what is (31:28)Changing our brains, minds, hearts, and consciousness through the practice of RAIN (38:58)The pervasiveness of disassociation, trauma, and PTSD in our society and how we can move through it to come back to our body and access our wholeness (49:10)The greatest gift we can give to each other (1:04:10)Practicing radical acceptance in the context of a troubled and divisive world (1:08:01)Learn more about Tara Brach at https://www.tarabrach.com/ and on Facebook @tarabrach, on Instagram @tarabrach, and on Twitter @tarabrach.Get your copy of Trusting the Gold: Uncovering Your Natural Goodness athttps://www.amazon.com/Trusting-Gold-Uncovering-Natural-Goodness/dp/1683647130/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
10/4/2021

Blood Clots: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

Ep. 426
Blood Clots: A Functional Medicine Approach | This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and ButcherBoxBlood clots are a fairly prevalent issue that can become very serious if not treated promptly. They can occur as a result of injury to the lining of the blood vessels or lack of mobility for an extended period of time. And while the traditional approach to treatment is using a blood thinner or aspirin, Functional Medicine focuses on the prevention of blood clots as well as treatment options, which may include healing the gut, reducing inflammation, and supporting genetics.In this episode, Dr. Hyman discusses this topic with Dr. Elizabeth Boham. They explore how health conditions such as cancer, autoimmune disease, metabolic syndrome—and even certain genetics—may increase the risk of blood clotting. They also share their personal experiences with blood clots and how they work with patients to prevent and treat them.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 Rupa Health and ButcherBox.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.For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive ground beef for life. Sign up today and ButcherBox will send you 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. Just go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham’s personal experiences with blood clotsThe causes of blood clotsHow other conditions and genetics increase the risk of blood clottingThe traditional approach to treating blood clotsReducing risk of blood clots using preventative measuresThe importance of keeping blood vessels healthy by reducing inflammation and oxidative stressHow a colorful diet can be protectiveCase study of a 35-year-old woman with blood clotsAdditional ResourcesThe Most Important Molecule for Health You Have Never Heard of: Nitric OxideHow Leaky Gut is Making Us Sick and Driving Chronic Inflammation with Dr. Emeran MayerPostmenopausal Hormones: Helpful or Harmful? With Dr. Elizabeth Boham