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

11/26/2021

5 Nutrition Tips To Fix Your Health And Live Longer

Ep. 453
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Paleovalley.If I had one “medicine” to take with me anywhere in the world to heal people it would be food. Real food contains thousands of molecules, each designed to regulate and optimize the functions of your body—your gene expression, hormones, brain chemistry, immune system, gut microbiome, and more.In this episode, I talk to Tom Bilyeu, Lewis Howes, Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Dr. Shebani Sethi Dalai, and Fred Provenza about the power of using food as medicine.Tom Bilyeu is a filmmaker and serial entrepreneur who chased money hard for nearly a decade and came up emotionally bankrupt. To that end, he and his partners sold their technology company and founded Quest Nutrition—a company predicated not on money, but rather on creating value for people with the mission to end metabolic disease, something impacting Tom’s own family. Bilyeu then turned his attention to the other pandemic facing society, the poverty of poor mindset and co-founded the media studio, Impact Theory with his business partner and wife, Lisa Bilyeu.Lewis Howes is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach, and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete.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. Dr. Boham lectures on a variety of topics, including Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Prevention, insulin resistance, heart health, weight control and allergies. She is on the faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine.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.Fred Provenza is professor emeritus of Behavioral Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University where he worked for 35 years, directing an award-winning research group that pioneered an understanding of how learning influences foraging behavior and how behavior links soil, plants, herbivores, and humans. He is the author of three books, including Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom; Foraging Behavior: Managing to Survive in a World of Change; and The Art & Science of Shepherding: Tapping the Wisdom of French Herders (co-written with Michel Meuret).This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Paleovalley.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. Check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account here.Paleovalley is offering 15% off your entire first order at paleovalley.com/hyman.
11/24/2021

The Root Causes And Solutions For Women’s Hormonal Imbalances with Dr. Sara Gottfried

Ep. 452
This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Athletic Greens, and TUSHY.If you’ve experienced any of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance, you’d probably agree that they have a lot of power over how well we feel. But unfortunately, especially for women, the signs of hormonal imbalances are constantly being written off as “normal.” I’m here to tell you that they’re not! Today, I’m talking with Dr. Sara Gottfried about why our hormones get out of whack and how to get them back in balance. Dr. Sara Gottfried is a board-certified physician who graduated from Harvard and MIT. She practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, and Director of Precision Medicine at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Her three New York Times bestselling books include: The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger. Her latest book is called Women, Food, and Hormones.Here are more of the details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):We need to stop normalizing women’s hormonal issues (4:24 / 1:58)Weight gain and hormonal issues (8:40 / 4:50)Symptoms of hormonal imbalance (9:53 /6:43)How food affects hormone balance (10:41 / 7:26)Alcohol and hormones (14:54 / 9:42)Hormone balancing foods (15:46 / 12:45)The importance of metabolic flexibility (20:26 / 15:37)Cruciferous vegetables, soy, and hormonal health (22:33 / 17:41)Is a plant-based or vegan diet helpful for hormonal health? (29:33 / 24:54)Why muscle is so important for hormonal health (32:31 / 27:45)Find out more about Dr. Gottfried at https://www.saragottfriedmd.com and learn more about becoming a patient of Dr. Gottfried’s Precision Medicine practice at https://marcusinstitute.jeffersonhealth.org/.Get Dr. Gottfried’s book, Women, Food, and Hormones: A 4-Week Plan to Achieve Hormonal Balance, Lose Weight, and Feel Like Yourself Again here.
11/22/2021

The Main Causes Of Autoimmune Disease And How To Reverse It

Ep. 450
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and InsideTracker.Autoimmune disease is an extremely common and growing issue in our global population, affecting millions of people worldwide. Autoimmune diseases vary in symptoms and severity, but they all have one thing in common: the body is attacking itself. Typically, when someone has one autoimmune disease, it’s likely they have more than one. Examples of autoimmune diseases are type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and Crohn’s, Hashimoto’s, and Graves’.This episode is the first in a new series I’m calling masterclass, where I am interviewed by my good friend and podcast host Dhru Purohit about popular health topics including inflammation, autoimmune disease, brain health, sleep, and much more. Today’s episode explores the five main root causes of autoimmune disease—toxins, allergens, microbes, diet, and stress—and the Functional Medicine approach to treating them.Dhru Purohit is a podcast host, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the health and wellness industry. His podcast, 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 and InsideTracker.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. Check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account here.If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker and get 25% off here. In this episode, we discuss (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Five causes of autoimmune disease (0:30 / 1:00)Autoimmune disease: the single biggest threat (3:43 / 4:15)Using the Functional Medicine matrix to treat patients (4:52 / 5:26)The difference between conventional vs. Functional Medicine treatment (7:34 / 7:49)The tie between inflammation and autoimmune disease (13:03 / 13:32)How to start right now to heal yourself at home (16:48 / 17:18)Recommended supplements for autoimmune conditions (24:21 / 24:56)The importance of high-quality sleep (27:47 / 28:12)Questions from the community on allergies, alcohol consumption, celiac disease, and more (29:05 / 29:47)Diet, lifestyle, and supplement tips to start healing right now (35:10 / 35:33)Additional Resources:Sleep MasterClass | 10-Day Reset
11/19/2021

4 Tricks To Reduce Stress, Anxiety, And Depression

Ep. 449
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and ButcherBox.Stress is almost synonymous with our modern lifestyles. We experience external stressors from our jobs, family responsibilities, financial worries, and many other places, then compound them with unhealthy lifestyle choices. The result is an epidemic of stress and increased risk for chronic diseases.In this episode, I talk to Wim Hof, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, and Dr. Elizabeth Boham about how to take control of our minds and bodies through cold therapy, breathwork, and mindset and meditation techniques that can help us tap into our innate inner power.Wim Hof, also known as “The Iceman,” holds multiple world records for his feats of endurance and exposure to cold, include climbing Mount Everest in nothing but a pair of shorts, running across the Namibian desert at 104°F without drinking any water, and sitting in an ice bath for 1 hour and 52 minutes. He has proven in eight university research studies that he can consciously influence his autonomic nervous system, measurably reduce inflammation, regulate his internal pH levels and body temperature, and activate his immune system to resist the effects of poisonous endotoxins. These studies also show that Wim is able to teach others to achieve similar accomplishments in as little as four days through the Wim Hof Method.Dr. Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK and wants to change how medicine will be practiced for years to come. He hosts the biggest health podcast in Europe, Feel Better, Live More. His first book, How to Make Disease Disappear, is an international bestseller all over the world and has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide in just 18 months. Dr. Chatterjee is known for finding the root cause of people’s health problems, and he has highlighted his methods in the ground-breaking BBC television show, Doctor in the House, which has been shown in over 70 countries around the world.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. Dr. Boham lectures on a variety of topics, including Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Prevention, insulin resistance, heart health, weight control and allergies. She is on the faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine.This episode is brought to you 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. Check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account here.This holiday, ButcherBox is proud to give new members 2 pounds of ground beef in your first box plus $10 off. To receive this offer, go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.
11/17/2021

Is Alzheimer’s Preventable? The Power Of A Personalized Medicine Approach with Dr. Richard Isaacson

Ep. 448
This episode is brought to you by Essentia, BiOptimizers, and Joovv.There are so many simple steps we can take every single day to strengthen our brains and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s. Considering that this disease starts in the brain 20 to 30 years before the first signs of memory loss, we should all be thinking about prevention. Today, I’m so excited to welcome Dr. Richard Isaacson to talk about taking care of the brain in a whole new way.Dr. Richard Isaacson serves as Director of the Center for Brain Health and Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic (APC) at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine. He previously served as Director of the APC at the Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, and Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine & NewYork-Presbyterian. He remains as Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell.This episode is brought to you by Essentia, BiOptimizers, and Joovv.It’s the perfect time to try Essentia, since they’re having their biggest Black Friday sale of the year. You can get 25% off plus 2 free pillows and an extra $100 off a queen, king, or California king mattress at learn.myessentia.com/drmarkhyman.For the entire month of November, BiOptimizers is offering up to 10% off every order and access to over $200 in free gifts including books and other great products. Just use the code HYMAN10 at magbreakthrough.com/hyman.For a limited time, Joovv is offering $50 off your first order with the code FARMACY at Joovv.com/FARMACY. Some exclusions apply.Here are more of the details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):What you can do today to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (8:40 / 4:02)Using food as medicine to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease (12:17 / 8:13)ABCs of Alzheimer's prevention management (17:47 / 14:15)Tracking your sleep, exercise, blood sugar, and more for brain health (22:48 / 19:12)Eating and fasting for cognitive health (25:02 / 21:32)Approaching Alzheimer’s as a systemic disease that affects the brain, not a brain disease (34:13 / 28:52)Challenges to applying preventative Alzheimer’s research in patient care (43:08 / 39:09)Is Alzheimer’s reversible? (51:32 / 46:06)Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, belly fat, and Alzheimer’s disease (58:33 / 53:10)Hopeful Alzheimer’s patient cases (1:12:05 / 1:04:40)Support Dr. Isaacson’s Alzheimer's prevention work at fauf.fau.edu/alzp. Get access to his free Brain Health Course at faumedicine.org/alz/course and learn more at faumedicine.org/alz.
11/15/2021

Top Hacks To Reset Your Sleep: Part IV Of Dr. Hyman's Sleep Master Class

Ep. 447
This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.In theory, quality sleep should be easy. Our bodies are made to sleep, recover, detox, heal, and relax at night. Unfortunately, for most of us, this type of sleep is not easy. Yet, there are so many things we can do to promote a restful, restorative, and rejuvenating night’s sleep including balancing blood sugar, using light and dark to enhance your circadian rhythm, supporting your brain health, and even using gadgets, tools, or supplements to help you sleep.In part IV of Dr. Hyman’s Sleep Master Class, Dr. Hyman is joined by Dr. Mark Burhenne, Dr. Mary Pardee, Dr. Judy Hinojosa, Dr. Afrouz Demeri, and Mike Mutzel to share their top tools and tips to reset your sleep. If you’d like to watch the whole series, you can sign up for free at www.drhyman.com/sleep.Mark Burhenne, DDS is a bestselling author and a family and sleep medicine dentist who focuses on patient-centered and preventative dental healthcare. He is the creator and author of AsktheDentist.com, a website dedicated to exploring the mouth-body connection for better overall health.Dr. Mary Pardee is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Certified Functional Medicine Doctor, and founder of modrn med who specializes in integrative gastroenterology and hormone balancing in Los Angeles, California.Dr. Judy Hinojosa is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the lead physician and founder of Vitality Wellness Clinic. Dr. Judy has received higher level postgraduate education in Environmental Medicine, Intravenous Nutritional Therapies, Natural Hormone Balancing, Ozone Therapy, Lyme Disease and Mycotoxin Illness, and has completed in-depth training in Energy Based Medicine.Dr. Afrouz Demeri is a licensed board-certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in integrative, Functional Medicine for women. Dr. Afrouz finds the root cause for hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, stress, weight or digestive issues, fatigue, depression, and anxiety.Mike Mutzel earned his B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University, completed his M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).This episode is sponsored 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. Check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account here.Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase here.
11/12/2021

7 Signs You Need A Health Makeover

Ep. 446
This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and InsideTracker.So many of us are just managing to get by day-to-day. Maybe you’re super sluggish, your digestion is off, you can’t think clearly, you have brain fog, or just feel run down. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet solution. There is, however, a systems-based approach—a way to tackle the multiple root factors that contribute to feeling this way.In this episode, my guests and I dive into this topic and explain the importance of what you put at the end of your fork, improving your sleep, how the gut can affect your health, and so much more.Lewis Howes is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach, and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete.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. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ESPN, and many other major media outlets.Dr. Jay Lombard is an internationally acclaimed neurologist, author, and keynote speaker specializing in neuroimmunological conditions and medical mysteries. He was Chief of Neurology at both Westchester Square Medical Center and Bronx Lebanon Hospital and clinical assistant professor at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a bachelor’s degree from MIT in Biology with a minor in Food and Nutrition Science, and a master’s degree, an engineer’s degree, and a PhD degree, all from MIT, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is the author of a new book on glyphosate titled Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate is Destroying Our Health and the Environment.Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. 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 in a variety of publications and media.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.This episode is sponsored by Rupa Health and InsideTracker.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. Check out a free live demo with a Q&A or create an account here.If you’re curious about getting your own health program dialed-in to your unique needs, check out InsideTracker and get 25% off here.
11/10/2021

Turning A Midlife Crisis Into A Midlife Calling with Chip Conley

Ep. 445
This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Paleovalley, and Rupa Health.In general, people often underestimate the amount of life they have left ahead of them. This means they write off the ability to learn new things or make major changes mid-life, even when it comes to pursuing lifelong dreams and goals. The truth is, we can go through our remaining years feeling more fulfilled, happier, and healthier if we open ourselves up to all the possibilities that are waiting.Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk to Chip Conley. Chip Conley is a New York Times bestselling author and the hospitality maverick who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand. In Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder he shares his unexpected journey at midlife—from CEO to intern—learning about technology as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, while also mentoring CEO Brian Chesky. Chip is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, where a new roadmap for midlife is offered at a beautiful oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He serves on the board of Encore.org and the advisory board for the Stanford Center for Longevity.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Paleovalley, and Rupa Health.For the entire month of November, BiOptimizers is offering up to 10% off every order and access to over $200 in free gifts including books and other great products with the code HYMAN10 at magbreakthrough.com/hyman.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.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.Here are more of the details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Chip’s near-death experience and how it changed his perspective on mid-life (6:11 / 3:00)Embracing a beginner’s mindset at middle age and beyond (9:58 / 5:17)The 3 key things we need after age 50 (12:53 / 9:36)The definition of a “modern elder” (16:35 / 13:35)Becoming useful vs. youthful (22:10 / 17:36)Unexpected pleasures of aging (23:57 / 19:00)The connection between life satisfaction and age (26:10 / 21:24)Key tenants of the Modern Elder Academy (33:49 / 29:06)Growing younger as you age (39:10 / 34:30)Disrupting the retirement and higher education structures for lifelong learning (43:33 / 38:50)Learn more about Chip here and his work with the Modern Elder Academy here.