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Latest Episode9/25/2020

Do Our Computers Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

Do Our Computers Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves? | This episode is brought to you by Perfect KetoStudies have shown humans only actually remember 0.05% of our memories, whereas databases can remember it all! It’s a scary realization, but computers can know us in a way we don’t even know ourselves. We like to think we aren’t easily persuaded, but when companies know our likes, wants, needs, and purchase history it all adds up to an easier sale.Earlier this year, Dr. Hyman sat down to discuss this topic with Andy Russell. Andy explains how big companies like Google and Facebook access and use our data. He also shares what we can do to maintain control over the content we see.Andy Russell is a digital media, ad-tech, marketing-tech, and data science innovator and pioneer as well as a self-taught Behavioral Economist. He has invested in, incubated, or run over 50 technology companies, including Daily Candy, Thrillist, Tasting Table, Idealbite, PureWow, Zynga, Betaworks, Business Insider, Sailthru, RapLeaf and LiveRamp, SpongeCell, AdRoll, and Bounce Exchange. He is the Founder and Chairman of Trigger Media, InsideHook, and Fevo.This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. Right now, Perfect Keto is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off plus free shipping with the code DRMARK. Just go to perfectketo.com/drmark, and make sure you try their Nut Butters and Keto Cookies.Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Andy Russell, “How Your Free Will And Data Are Being Hacked By Micro-Targeting Of Your Personality,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/AndyRussell
9/25/2020

Do Our Computers Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

Do Our Computers Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves? | This episode is brought to you by Perfect KetoStudies have shown humans only actually remember 0.05% of our memories, whereas databases can remember it all! It’s a scary realization, but computers can know us in a way we don’t even know ourselves. We like to think we aren’t easily persuaded, but when companies know our likes, wants, needs, and purchase history it all adds up to an easier sale.Earlier this year, Dr. Hyman sat down to discuss this topic with Andy Russell. Andy explains how big companies like Google and Facebook access and use our data. He also shares what we can do to maintain control over the content we see.Andy Russell is a digital media, ad-tech, marketing-tech, and data science innovator and pioneer as well as a self-taught Behavioral Economist. He has invested in, incubated, or run over 50 technology companies, including Daily Candy, Thrillist, Tasting Table, Idealbite, PureWow, Zynga, Betaworks, Business Insider, Sailthru, RapLeaf and LiveRamp, SpongeCell, AdRoll, and Bounce Exchange. He is the Founder and Chairman of Trigger Media, InsideHook, and Fevo.This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. Right now, Perfect Keto is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off plus free shipping with the code DRMARK. Just go to perfectketo.com/drmark, and make sure you try their Nut Butters and Keto Cookies.Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Andy Russell, “How Your Free Will And Data Are Being Hacked By Micro-Targeting Of Your Personality,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/AndyRussell
9/23/2020

How Regenerative Agriculture Can Fix Our Health, Our Food System, And Our Planet with Gabe Brown

How Regenerative Agriculture Can Fix Our Health, Our Food System, And Our Planet | This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and the Pegan ShakeIt can be easy to forget where our food really comes from. The overflowing shelves in the supermarket may trick you into thinking food just appears. The reality is that strong healthy soils are the foundation for food production, and without them, we can’t survive.That’s why we need to shift our agricultural focus from growing commodity mono-crops like soy, corn, and wheat into a diversified system that encourages soil health, biodiversity, and sustainability for future generations. This is what regenerative agriculture is all about.On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was so happy to sit down and talk with Gabe Brown, one of the pioneers of the current soil health movement which focuses on the regeneration of our resources. Gabe and his family own and operate Brown's Ranch, a diversified 5,000-acre farm and ranch near Bismarck, North Dakota. The ranch consists of several thousand acres of native perennial rangeland along with perennial pastureland and cropland. Their ranch focuses on farming and ranching in nature's image.The Browns holistically integrate their grazing and no-till cropping systems, which include a wide variety of cash crops, multi-species cover crops, and grass-finished beef and lamb. They also raise pastured laying hens, broilers, and swine. This diversity and integration has regenerated the natural resources on the ranch without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides. Gabe and Brown's Ranch have received many forms of recognition for their work, including a Growing Green Award from the Natural Resource Defense Council, an Environmental Stewardship Award from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and a Zero-Till Producer of the Year Award, to name a few. Gabe has also been named one of the twenty-five most influential agricultural leaders in the United States. Gabe recently authored the book Dirt to Soil, One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture, and stars in the newly released Netflix movie, Kiss The Ground, which is about a revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians who band together in a global movement of regenerative agriculture that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and the Pegan Shake.For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed, grass finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription. To this limited time offer, go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.The Pegan Shake features a combination of collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein with healthy fats from my two favorites: MCT oil which is great for fat burning and brain power as well as avocado oil. I’ve also included acacia fiber to help with gut motility and digestion. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.Here are more of the details from our interview:Gabe’s entree to farming using the industrial model and how he came to see this model as problematic (8:08)The benefits of regenerative agriculture (20:33)Gabe’s definition and principles of regenerative agriculture (22:49)The difference between dirt and soil (28:54)How carbon sequestration works and how animals can play an instrumental role in capturing carbon in the soil (36:08)The decline of nutrient density in our food (44:01)How industrial farmers get stuck in the industrial model (53:53)Crop insurance’s influence on food pricing (1:00:03)Gabe’s work with General Mills (1:02:03)Can we feed the world through regenerative agriculture? (1:07:42)Learn more about Gabe Brown and Brown’s Ranch at https://brownsranch.us/. And get his book, Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture here.Learn more about the Soil Health Academy at https://soilhealthacademy.org/. Follow the Soil Health Academy on Facebook @soilhealthacademy and on Twitter @academysoil.Learn more about Understanding Ag at https://understandingag.com/. Follow Understanding Ag on Facebook @understandingag.
9/18/2020

How Does Your Body Make Energy?

How Does Your Body Make Energy? | This episode is brought to you by Perfect KetoIf you think back to your early years of biology class, chances are you might recall learning about mitochondria, which are often equated to little energy factories. Mitochondria are the microscopic powerhouses hiding within most cells and they have huge consequences for our health. Damaged mitochondria can lead to a host of insults, including metabolic disease. Healthy mitochondria, on the other hand, can result in optimal aging.Dr. Hyman discussed the topic of mitochondria, and how we can best support them in recent conversations with Dave Asprey and Dr. Todd LePine.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. By employing the principles of biohacking (a term added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in September of 2018 with Dave’s influence) Dave has lost over 100 pounds, upgraded his brain, learned to sleep more efficiently in less time, and become a more effective entrepreneur, husband, father, and overall human being. In this episode, he shares his top tips and tricks for being superhuman and living to be 180 or beyond.Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining my team at The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s goal is to help patients achieve vitality through focusing on optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. Right now, Perfect Keto is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off plus free shipping with the code DRMARK. Just go to perfectketo.com/drmark, and make sure you try their Nut Butters and Keto Cookies.Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dave Asprey, “Can You Age Backwards?” here: https://drmarkhyman.lnk.to/DaveAspreyFind Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Todd LePine, “Why Fixing The Gut Is The Key To Healing Chronic Disease,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/DrToddLePine
9/16/2020

How Feeding Hungry People Is An Act Of Love with José Andrés

How Feeding Hungry People Is An Act Of Love | This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Thrive Market, and the Pegan ShakeHeroes run toward danger rather than away from it, and Chef José Andrés is no stranger to disaster zones. Over the past few years, he has responded to several major crises. After an earthquake devastated Haiti, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, wildfires scorched Southern California, and a refugee crisis intensified on the Venezuelan border, José quickly mobilized volunteer chefs to prepare meals for thousands of people in need through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen.On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I was so happy to sit down and talk with José Andrés, an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, New York Times best-selling author, educator, humanitarian, chef, and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, the award-winning collective of nearly 30 restaurants throughout the country and beyond. A naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has been a tireless advocate for immigration reform and on July 4, 2014 was named by President Barack Obama as that year’s “Outstanding American by Choice.” José was twice named to Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list and recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal.This episode is brought to you by Tushy, Thrive Market, and the Pegan Shake.Right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. Select a free gift from Thrive Market when you sign up for a 1 year membership. And, any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. Just head over to thrivemarket.com/Hyman.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. And it’s really affordable, starting at only $79. Right now Tushy is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 10% off, too, so it’s a better time than ever to make the switch to a bidet. Just go to hellotushy.com/HYMAN.The Pegan Shake features a combination of collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein with healthy fats from my two favorites: MCT oil which is great for fat burning and brain power as well as avocado oil. I’ve also included acacia fiber to help with gut motility and digestion. Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.Here are more of the details from our interview:The people who inspired José in his childhood (7:08)World Central Kitchen and José’s approach to serving food in an emergency (12:01)The paradox of hunger in America (16:53)Replicating the World Central Kitchen model (27:53)Ending food deserts (29:55)Why every school should have full functioning kitchen as part of an emergency preparedness plan (38:53)Developing school curriculums to teach history, science, and other subjects through food (42:40)The FEED Act and other legislative solutions that José has backed to feed the vulnerable in emergency situations (44:57)World Central Kitchen’s work feeding hospital workers, the elderly, homeless people, and others during the coronavirus pandemic (47:10)The value of breaking bread with people who exist outside of your comfort zone (57:10)Learn more about José Andres at http://www.joseandres.com. Follow him on Twitter @chefjoseandres, on Instagram @chefjoseandres, and on Facebook @chefjoseandres.Learn more about World Central Kitchen at https://wck.org. Follow World Central Kitchen on Facebook @worldcentralkitchen, on Instagram @WCKitchen, and on Twitter @WCKitchen.
9/14/2020

Ask Mark Q&A #4: MCT Oil, Reversing Diabetes, Pursuing A Career In Functional Medicine, And More

Ask Mark Q&A #4: MCT Oil, Reversing Diabetes, Pursuing A Career In Functional Medicine, And More| This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley and The Pegan ShakeIn this new Q&A series, Dr. Mark Hyman takes live questions from his community. For a chance to speak with Dr. Hyman during a future Ask Mark Q&A, text your question to 413-225-8995 using the hashtag #askmarkTopics covered in this episode include:The benefits of MCT oilImproving our food system by becoming a regenetarian, reducing food waste, and moreReversing pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, and measuring blood sugarNutritional deficiencies in children and teensPursuing a career in Functional MedicineHow to control candida and yeast, or fungal, overgrowthThis episode is brought to you by Paleovalley and Farmacy.Right now, Paleovalley is offering my listener's 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.The Pegan Shake features a combination of collagen, pumpkin, and pea protein with healthy fats from my two favorites: MCT oil which is great for fat burning and brainpower as well as avocado oil. I’ve also included acacia fiber to help with gut motility and digestion.Check it out at getfarmacy.com/peganshake.Mentioned in this episode:Brain Octane Oil from BulletproofFood Fix by Dr. Mark HymanFoodPolicyAction.orgKiss The GroundFood Fix CampaignFood Fix Action GuideFunctional Medicine Coaching AcademyIntegrative and Functional Nutrition AcademyInstitute for Functional MedicineTulane University's Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
9/11/2020

How To Break Through Loneliness

How To Break Through Loneliness | This episode is brought to you by Perfect KetoStudies have shown that loneliness can be extremely detrimental to our health. Posing a higher health risk than smoking, loneliness can lead to inflammation and a host of other precursors to disease. And we know that loneliness does not only result from being alone; even those who live with others can feel lonely and isolated, meaning the quality of our relationships is extremely important to our health. While it might seem intimidating to branch out of loneliness, it can do wonders for your health, attitude, and mindset.In Dr. Hyman’s recent conversation with Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Murthy shares some of the common challenges that keep us stuck in a rut of loneliness, and he walks us through some really simple ways to become more connected.Dr. Vivek Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States between 2014-2017. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access to prevention and treatment and for recognizing addiction as a chronic illness, not a character flaw.In 2017, Dr. Murthy focused his attention on chronic stress and loneliness as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. His book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World was just published in April 2020.This episode is brought to you by Perfect Keto. Right now, Perfect Keto is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off plus free shipping with the code DRMARK. Just go to perfectketo.com/drmark, and make sure you try their Nut Butters and Keto Cookies.Find Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Vivek Murthy, “Why Loneliness Is A Public Health Issue,” here: https://DrMarkHyman.lnk.to/VivekMurthy