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

7/1/2022

What To Eat For Balanced Blood Sugar

Ep. 562
This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, Vuori, and Paleovalley.Have you ever wondered what the worst candy or cereal for your blood sugar is, or what the best thing to order at your favorite restaurant might be? Thanks to continuous glucose monitors, this is knowledge we’ll all be able to take advantage of in the near future. With insulin resistance playing a key role in the majority of the chronic diseases of our time, monitoring how our blood sugar responds to different foods is a huge step towards health.In today's episode, I talk with Dr. Casey Means, Jessie Inchauspé, and Dhru Purohit about the best and the worst foods to eat for glucose management, as well as tips and tricks for combining food for optimal blood sugar balance.Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Cofounder of the metabolic health company Levels, an associate editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a guest lecturer at Stanford University. Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate a deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices.Jessie holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from King's College London and a master’s degree in biochemistry from Georgetown University. Her work at a genetic analysis start-up in Silicon Valley made her realize that, as the key to good health, food habits beat genetics. In her first book, Glucose Revolution, Jessie shares her startling discovery about the essential role of blood sugar in every aspect of our lives, from cravings to fertility, and the surprising hacks to optimize it while still eating the foods we love.Dhru Purohit is a podcast host, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the health and wellness industry. His podcast, The Dhru Purohit Podcast, is a top 50 global health podcast with over 30 million unique downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, Vuori, and Paleovalley.Check out Gut Food at gutfood.com.Vuori is offering my community 20% off your first purchase. Just head over to vuori.com/farmacy to claim this deal.Paleovalley is offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/hyman to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal.Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:Dr. Casey MeansJessie InchauspéDhru Purohit
6/29/2022

What Ancients Cultures Have To Teach Us About Being Human And Happy with Wade Davis

Ep. 561
This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, Cozy Earth, InsideTracker, and Rupa Health.Many of us are feeling a crisis of meaning; feeling we’ve lost our way amongst the stressors and distractions of modern life. We are more isolated, divided, and sick than ever before. Personally, I always turn to nature when I’m feeling lost. And in traveling, talking to interesting people, and learning about the world, I’ve found that ancient cultures and their relationships to nature can teach us volumes when it comes to rediscovering connection, health, and meaning.Today, I’m excited to share a conversation I had with Wade Davis, all about culture, the depth of the natural world, belief systems, ethnobotany, psychedelics, and more. Wade Davis is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker. Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society from 2000 to 2013, he is currently Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of 23 books, including One River, The Wayfinders, and Into the Silence, and he was the winner of the 2012 Samuel Johnson prize, the top nonfiction prize in the English language. His latest book is Magdalena: River of Dreams. Wade’s many film credits include Light at the Edge of the World, an eight-hour documentary series written and produced for the NGS.This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, Cozy Earth, InsideTracker, and Rupa Health.Check out Gut Food at gutfood.com.Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code MARK40.Right now, InsideTracker is offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Wade’s early experiences that first got him interested in anthropology (5:56 / 3:24)Why western culture is actually an anomaly, not the norm (7:57 / 5:23)Our misguided understanding of the purpose of culture (18:00 / 15:50)Why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world (20:40 / 18:57)The nature of life (22:48 / 20:50)Human commonalities among all cultural expressions (27:30 / 23:08)The value of language and storytelling (29:36 / 24:28)Why biologically, the concept of race is utter fiction (31:27 / 27:06)Psychedelics and our relationship to nature and plant medicines (37:27 / 33:20)Communicating with plants (1:01:22 / 39:35)Learn more about Wade Davis at daviswade.com.
6/27/2022

Do You Need To Take Probiotics?

Ep. 559
This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, Rupa Health, Athletic Greens, and InsideTracker.Probiotics are critical to protecting and rebuilding the gut. They compete with bad gut bugs and yeast, modulate intestinal function, and are essential to changing and improving immune function. They are also anti-inflammatory, they help us break down food, and they build nutrients. In this episode of my Masterclass series, the second in a series on gut health, I am interviewed by my good friend and podcast host, Dhru Purohit, about how probiotics work in the gut, the best fermented foods to eat, and much more.Dhru Purohit is a podcast host, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the health and wellness industry. His podcast, The Dhru Purohit Podcast, is a top 50 global health podcast with over 30 million unique downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, Rupa Health, Athletic Greens, and InsideTracker.Check out Gut Food at gutfood.com.Check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.When you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens, you will receive 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/hyman.InsideTracker is offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.In this episode, we discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Why we need probiotics (5:32 / 1:52)Top insults to our gut (7:04 / 3:25)Evaluating store-bought probiotics, including kombucha (8:08 / 4:26)What probiotics do (10:06 / 6:28)Different strains for different symptoms (14:43 / 10:50)The top fermented foods (18:34 / 14:46)Bacteria in the gut and your immune system (24:05 / 18:51)Who shouldn’t eat fermented foods (26:25 / 20:18)Steps to shape up our guts (28:48 / 23:46)The downside of antibiotics and supporting the gut (34:15 / 28:57)Products and Research Studies Mentioned in This EpisodeDisclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. This podcast is not a substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. You should always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal, or homeopathic supplement, or adopting any treatment for a health problem. The use of Gut Food or any other products or services purchased by you as a result of this podcast does not create a doctor-patient relationship between you and any of the physicians affiliated with this podcast. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
6/24/2022

Daily Steps To Prevent Heart Disease

Ep. 558
This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, ButcherBox, and Paleovalley.Heart disease is the number-one killer in the world, and it is often thought of as a cholesterol problem. When you take a closer look, however, there are other factors that drive this chronic disease that can’t be fixed by the most commonly prescribed medication: statin drugs. The way you eat, how much you exercise, how you manage stress, and more all contribute to heart disease. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Dr. Stanley Hazen, and Dr. Cindy Geyer about why heart disease is easier to prevent than to reverse, why statins are not the answer in most cases, and how the gut microbiome is connected to heart health.Dr. Aseem Malhotra is an NHS-trained consultant, cardiologist, and visiting professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at the Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health in Salvador, Brazil. He is a pioneer of the lifestyle medicine movement in the UK and in 2018 was ranked by software company Onalytica as the number-one doctor in the world influencing obesity thinking. He is the author of, The Pioppi Diet, coauthored with Donal O'Neill, The 21-Day Immunity Plan, and, A Statin-Free Life.Dr. Stanley Hazen is both the chair of the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine at the Lerner Research Institute and section head of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation at the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. He’s published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and has over 50 patents from his pioneering discoveries in atherosclerosis and inflammatory disease. Dr. Hazen made the seminal discovery linking microbial pathways to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease.Dr. Cindy Geyer received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She joined The Ultrawellness Center in 2021 after practicing and serving as the medical director at Canyon Ranch for 23 years.This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, ButcherBox, and Paleovalley.Gut Food uses the power of three critical gut-supporting components—prebiotics, probiotics, and polyphenols—and five ingredients at clinically validated dosages to help reduce inflammation, support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, improve digestion and bloating, and support mood & energy. Check it out at gutfood.com.If you sign up today, ButcherBox will give you two ribeye steaks for free in your first box—just go to butcherbox.com/farmacy.Paleovalley is offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/hyman.Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:Dr. Aseem MalhotraDr. Stanley HazenDr. Cindy Geyer
6/22/2022

How To Create A Happy Mind And Happy Life with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Ep. 557
This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and Beekeeper’s Natural.As humans, we’re natural storytellers. We like telling our friends the funny thing that happened at work, but we’re also really good at making up stories about things that happen in life and applying them to our identity and worldview. We can start believing these stories all too easily. But, they’re actually just stories! And we have a choice about what we believe and how we create our reality.I’m so excited to share this conversation I recently had with my good friend Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, all about cultivating greater health and happiness by breaking down the barriers we’ve put up in our own minds. Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK. Host of the #1 Apple podcast, Feel Better, Live More, and presenter of BBC 1’s Doctor in the House, Dr. Chatterjee is the author of 5 Sunday Times bestselling books and his TED Talk, “How to Make Diseases Disappear,” has now been viewed over 4.8 million times. His newest book is Happy Mind, Happy Life: The New Science of Mental Well-Being.This episode is brought to you by Gut Food, Rupa Health, BiOptimizers, and Beekeeper’s Natural.​​Gut Food uses the power of three critical gut-supporting components—prebiotics, probiotics, and polyphenols—and five ingredients at clinically validated dosages to help reduce inflammation, support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, improve digestion and bloating, and support mood & energy. Check it out at gutfood.com.Check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.Go to magbreakthrough.com/hyman and use code hyman10 at checkout for 10% off your next order of BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough.Beekeeper’s Natural have created a B.Fueled Bee Pollen and B.Powered Superfood honey that I’ve been loving. Head over to beekeepersnaturals.com/HYMAN and use code HYMAN for 25% off.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):The three pillars of core happiness (7:35 / 3:13)What we can learn from Holocaust survivors about happiness (10:58 / 7:06)Using moments of social friction to your own benefit (14:42 / 11:00)How happiness affects our health (20:28 / 16:22)The connection between illness and forgiveness (29:28 / 23:50)How your brain reacts when you’re triggered (34:29 / 29:14)Training your brain for happiness (36:12 / 30:16)Dr. Chatterjee’s morning routine (42:58 / 37:19)How your inner voice is affecting your happiness and health (46:20 / 41:32)Toxic positivity and happiness in the midst of grief and loss (1:02:59 / 57:22)Get a copy of Dr. Chatterjee’s new book, Happy Mind, Happy Life: The New Science of Mental Well-Being, here.
6/20/2022

Why Gut Issues Are On The Rise And How To Fix It

Ep. 556
The gut microbiome plays a role in every disease, so why aren’t we doing more to protect and restore it? One third to one half of all Americans have gut issues due to the constant consumption of industrialized foods, glyphosate, food additives, and more. This is a problem—and it’s time for us to take action.In this episode of my Masterclass series, the first in a series on gut health, I am interviewed by my good friend and podcast host, Dhru Purohit, about the importance of polyphenols for our gut health. We also discuss my gut-health journey, which led me to dig deep into understanding the value of a healthy gut and diverse microbiome, and how to get there.Dhru Purohit is a podcast host, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the health and wellness industry. His podcast, The Dhru Purohit Podcast, is a top 50 global health podcast with over 30 million unique downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Thrive Market, and InsideTracker.You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.Join Thrive Market today at thrivemarket.com/hyman to receive an extra $80 of free groceries off with your first order.Right now, InsideTracker is offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.In this episode, we discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):The number-one thing that causes gut issues (3:57 / 1:28)Why are we in this mess? (5:08 / 2:37)My gut-health journey (12:29 / 9:43)What the research shows us about polyphenols (18:50 / 15:45)Compounds and phytochemicals in food that act like medicine (28:14 / 23:44)Two things that change a microbiome for the better (35:06 / 30:31)The best foods to incorporate into our diets (39:57 / 35:18)Zonulin and how it contributes to a leaky gut (51:11 / 45:55)Prebiotics, probiotics, and polyphenols found in Gut Food (1:02:38 / 57:58)The importance of powerful polyphenols (1:12:25 / 1:06:42)Mentioned in this episode:Therapeutic Potential of Rosmarinic Acid: A Comprehensive ReviewGut FoodDisclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. This podcast is not a substitute for professional care by a doctor, or other qualified medical professional. You should always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or adopting any treatment for a health problem. The use of Gut Food or any other products or services purchased by you as a result of this podcast does not create a doctor-patient relationship between you and any of the physicians affiliated with this podcast. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
6/17/2022

Resolving Acne, Psoriasis, And Other Skin Issues Using Functional Medicine

Ep. 555
This episode is brought to you by Mitopure and Levels.Skin problems like acne, psoriasis, and eczema are often treated with over-the-counter lotions, creams, and potions or even with antibiotics. But while these options may reduce symptoms temporarily, they don't get to the root cause of the problem. In Functional Medicine, we dig deep to determine the underlying cause of skin issues, which often originate in the gut—treat the gut, and the skin clears up.In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dhru Purohit, and Dr. Todd LePine about the pathophysiology of acne, why diet matters for skin health, and how gut health is related to skin health.Dr. 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.Dhru Purohit is a podcast host, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the health and wellness industry. His podcast, The Dhru Purohit Podcast, is a top 50 global health podcast with over 30 million unique downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.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 The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring natural balance to both the mind and the body. His areas of interest include optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. Dr. LePine enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping, and golfing in the beautiful Berkshires and is a fitness enthusiast.This episode is brought to you by Mitopure and Levels.Mitopure is the first and only clinically tested, pure form of a natural gut metabolite called urolithin A that clears damaged mitochondria away from our cells and supports the growth of new, healthy mitochondria. Get 10% off at timelinenutrition.com/drhyman and use code DRHYMAN10 at checkout.By leveraging biosensors like continuous glucose monitors (CGM), Levels provides real-time feedback on how diet and lifestyle choices impact your metabolic health. Learn more about Levels by going to levels.link/HYMAN.Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:Dr. Elizabeth BohamMasterclass with Dhru PurohitDr. Todd LePine
6/15/2022

How To Become Young At Any Age

Ep. 554
This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker, HigherDOSE, and Rupa Health.Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing episodes from my Longevity Roadmap docu-series. We’ve covered how to optimize hormones, eat intentionally, increase and preserve brain function, and create healthy habits—all to help you live as well as possible for as long as possible.Today, we’re going to help you bring it all together. Most diseases of aging are starting younger and younger. So whether you’re in your 20s, 40s, 60s, or beyond, it’s never too late to prevent and even reverse the process we’ve come to call aging. Along with my colleagues Dr. Elizabeth Boham and Dr. Todd LePine, we’ll review the key takeaways you can start using right away to optimize your health for your specific phase of life.To get all of my longevity tips, sign up for my weekly Longevity newsletter at drhyman.com/longevity.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker, HigherDOSE, and Rupa Health.​​InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.Get your own Infrared Sauna Blanket at HigherDOSE.com today and use my exclusive promo code FARMACY15 at check out to save 15% off, or just go to higherdose.com/hyman to get your 15% off today.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, and Great Plains. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):How to optimize health at every age and stage of life (5:20 / 1:44)Supporting your gut health as you age (7:43 / 4:08)The gut microbiome and its impact on cancer risk (12:03 / 8:30)Diagnostic testing to determine where you are on the aging spectrum (16:13 / 12:40)Making your body an unwelcome place for cancer growth (26:40 / 22:40)Assessing thyroid and overall hormone health (29:12 / 24:19)Assessing memory, cognitive function, and overall brain health (33:27 / 28:34)The importance of identifying your “why” for achieving optimal health and longevity (40:23 / 35:33)