The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.


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 ClassWe 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 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 this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Papanicolaou discuss:What are anxiety and panic?How conventional medicine typically treats anxiety and panicPatient cases they have treatedHow diet, hormone and blood sugar levels, nutrient deficiencies, gut issues, inflammation, and other physiological issues can lead to anxiety and panic attacksFoods and supplements to reduce anxietyThe important role of sleep, exercise, and meditation in reducing anxiety and panic attacksAdverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and traumaEmerging therapies for treating anxiety and PTSD, including CBD, psilocybin, and EMDRAdditional ResourcesIs One Minute Of Meditation Enough? do psychedelics help you reach enlightenment or at least happiness? Magnesium to Naturally Support a Child with Anxiety 5 Lifestyle Changes to Combat Anxiety and Depression Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

Changing Our Beliefs Changes Our Lives: Discover How with Shelly Lefkoe

Changing Our Beliefs Changes Our Life: Discover How | This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Four SigmaticA belief is a statement about reality that we believe to be absolutely true—but that doesn’t mean that it is. A belief may be holding us back from reaching our goals and feeling truly content and we may not even be conscious that we have it. I’ve experienced how powerful it can be to recognize limiting beliefs and do the work to change them. I knew that I had traumatic experiences as a child that impacted me as an adult, but I had no idea how deeply they were affecting me. Working with a coach helped me identify the root of the belief (similar to the Functional Medicine approach to health) so that I could see the pattern and begin reframing what I know to be true.I’m so excited that my coach and good friend Shelly Lefkoe is today’s podcast guest. Shelly is a co-founder and Vice President of Lefkoe Institute, a San Francisco Bay Area firm whose mission is “To significantly improve the quality of life on the planet by having people recreate their lives and live as the unlimited possibilities they are.” Shelly has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients worldwide rid themselves of a wide variety of problems including phobias, relationships that never seem to work, violence, procrastination, unwillingness to confront people, health and wellness issues, and sexual dysfunction. Her clients have been able to eliminate emotional patterns such as fear, hostility, shyness, anxiety, depression, worry about what people think of them, and a negative sense of themselves.This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Four Sigmatic.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. Just head over to 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 to take advantage of this great offer.Four Sigmatic is now providing an exclusive offer for Doctor’s Farmacy listeners. Receive up to 40% off on their bestselling Lion’s Mane Coffee bundles. To get this deal, just go to are more of the details from our interview:What is a limiting belief, and how are our beliefs formed? (7:42)A limiting belief I worked with Shelly to overcome (11:00)Eliminating patterns (15:08)How our beliefs influence our behavior (22:12)Why ‘I’m not important’ and ‘I’m not good enough’ are the most prevalent beliefs, and how to change them (27:00)The meaning we give to things informs our emotions (38:13)How to get rid of emotions you don’t want to experience (43:31)Why our beliefs can hold us back from taking care of ourselves (50:12)Shelly’s work with a client who had bulimia and her own personal work around eating and weight (55:13)Learn more about Shelly’s work at and on Facebook @recreateyourlife.Eliminate a belief for free at

Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

Wired and Tired: Fixing Adrenal Burnout | This episode is brought to you by Starseed and JoovvYou have likely heard the term “adrenal fatigue.” We commonly associate this term with the feelings of extreme fatigue, hormonal dysregulation, and other physical symptoms that can occur from chronic stress. More accurately, we can look to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis for the cause of these discomforts. If you have chronic stress, your adrenals get beat up, and your energy plummets and it becomes difficult to manage your life. You could feel tired and wired, all at the same time. All these are clues that you could have an imbalance of your HPA axis.In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to discuss the signs of HPA axis dysfunction and how to support your HPA axis to reverse burnout. They also share patient cases that they have treated.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 Starseed and Joovv.This episode is sponsored by Starseed. Save 20% on your Starseed order at by using the code 20MARKHYMAN at checkout. Be sure to try their seeds, Omega oil, and butters.Ever since I’ve been using Joovv’s at-home red-light therapy devices, I’ve noticed I get deeper, more restful sleep and I feel more energized and focused during the day. Go to and use the code FARMACY for an exclusive discount on Joovv’s newest devices.In this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:Symptoms of adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunctionAcute vs. chronic stressThe stages of adrenal burnoutCortisol level testingThe connection between your circadian rhythm and adrenal healthStress-causing and stress-reducing foodsWhy balancing your blood sugar is so importantEffectively discharging stressSupplements to support the HPA axisEmerging psychedelic therapiesAdditional ResourcesAre You Suffering From Adrenal Dysfunction?, Tired, and Stressed? How Understanding Your HPA Axis Could be the Key to Achieving Optimal Health with Dr. Zandra Palma Hyman’s Sleep Master Class of Belief Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine Zebras Don't Get Ulcers