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

11/30/2022

The Power Of Finding A Purpose Bigger Than Yourself with Lynne Twist

Ep. 637
This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth, InsideTracker, and Essentia.Have you ever wondered what makes some people extraordinary? Is it something special some people just have at birth? Or are we all born the same only to evolve into greater things? I’m learning that no matter what age or phase of life we are in, we have the ability to make choices that change our lives and the lives of others for the better. Finding a purpose greater than ourselves is a catalyst for that change.Today’s conversation with Lynne Twist is an inspiring one. We take a deep dive into creating a life of meaning and commitment, what that means for our identity, and the ripple effect it has throughout the world. Over the past 40 years, Lynne has worked with over 100,000 people in 50 countries in the arenas of fundraising with integrity, conscious philanthropy, strategic visioning, and having a healthy relationship with money. An author and speaker, she has presented for the United Nations Beijing Women’s Conference, State of the World Forum, Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the Governor’s Conference on California Women, among others. A recognized global visionary, Ms. Twist has been an advisor to the Desmond Tutu Foundation, and The Nobel Women’s Initiative. This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth, InsideTracker, and Essentia.Cozy Earth makes the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, and nontoxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code MARK40.InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community $200 off their Ultimate Plan, or 34% off any other plan, at insidetracker.com/drhyman until the end of the month.Right now you can get an extra $100 off your mattress purchase, on top of Essentia’s holiday sale, which will also take 25% off, plus receive two FREE organic pillows (a $330 value), when you visit myessentia.com/drmarkhyman.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Having a purpose larger than ourselves (6:32 / 4:27)How Lynne’s father’s death informed her inner life (9:51 / 7:40) Lynne’s journey to becoming an activist and philanthropist (14:01 / 12:15) Lynne’s work and learning about money and wealth from Mother Teresa (19:13 / 16:58) The biology of altruism (34:34 / 30:35) What makes ordinary people extraordinary? (35:40 / 31:58) Learning from indigenous people (38:26 / 34:30) Why living a committed life is crucial to our human future (46:55 / 43:00) Why we can’t sacrifice ourselves for others (58:02 / 53:40) How to find your calling (1:02:34 / 58:33) Get a copy of Lynne’s book, Living a Committed Life: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger Than Yourself, here. 
11/28/2022

How To Reduce Your Toxic Burden And Prevent Exposure

Ep. 635
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Paleovalley, and Beekeeper’s Naturals. Environmental toxins can wreak havoc on your body. And our bodies can only handle so much. There is a threshold, and when it’s passed, toxins can’t effectively be processed out of the body and are left lingering. When our toxic load is maxed out we start to see symptoms and dysfunctions.  In today’s episode, I speak with Dr. Casey Means, Harriet Washington, and Maggie Ward about reducing your toxic exposure, the compounded effect of toxic exposures, and more. Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and cofounder of metabolic health company Levels, an associate editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a 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.  Harriet Washington has been the Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada's Black Mountain Institute, a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University, and a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law. She is the author of Deadly Monopolies, Infectious Madness, Medical Apartheid, and A Terrible Thing to Waste, a book that looks at the devastating consequences of environmental racism—and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities. Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN, is the Nutrition Director at The UltraWellness Center. She holds a master’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University and focuses on using whole foods for holistic nutrition therapy. In addition, she completed her requirements to become a registered dietitian at Westchester Medical Center in New York. This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Paleovalley, and Beekeeper’s. 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. 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. Right now until November 30, Beekeeper’s is offering my community 30% off. You can receive this offer sitewide by going to beekeepersnaturals.com/hyman or use code HYMAN at checkout. Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:Dr. Casey MeansHarriet WashingtonMaggie Ward
11/25/2022

How To Kill Zombie Cells To Slow Aging

Ep. 634
This episode is brought to you by Mitopure and Athletic Greens.Each of us is made up of an estimated 30 trillion cells, all of which work together in harmony to perform all of the functions necessary for us to survive from day to day and year to year. But sometimes cells go rogue and don’t conform to the normal cell life cycle. When that happens, we end up with cells in our body that start to cause damage. These rogue cells, called senescent or “zombie” cells, release inflammatory chemicals that contribute to all manner of health issues—osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, to name just a few.In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I am talking all about zombie cells—what they are, how they develop, and how we can get rid of them.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Athletic Greens.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. You can get 20% off right now at timelinenutrition.com/mark by using code MARK at checkout.AG1 contains 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole-food sourced superfoods, probiotics, and adaptogens to support your entire body. Right now, when you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens, you will receive 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/hyman.Here are more details from the episode (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):What are zombie cells and how do they develop? (4:00 / 1:14) The negative effects of zombie cells (4:53 / 2:39) How to get rid of zombie cells (7:06 / 4:08) Causes of zombie cells (8:19 / 5:08) Natural and pharmaceutical compounds that kill zombie cells (11:17 / 8:00) Lifestyle practices that reduce and kill zombie cells (15:24 /12:20)
11/23/2022

Is it Worse to Be Overfat or Under Lean? with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

Ep. 633
This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Rupa Health, and InsideTracker.If we want to age as well as possible, maintain function and strength, and stay independent as we age, there is a key area of our physiology that we need to pay attention to: muscle.Skeletal muscle is the currency of aging; it’s an essential lever in maintaining optimal metabolic health, reducing body fat, and supporting longevity. And a major piece of building and maintaining muscle is protein consumption—which is often a controversial topic in the nutrition space. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon about the science of muscle mass, protein sources, and healthy aging and how we can all pay attention to these things in our daily lives. Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a Washington University fellowship-trained physician in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics and is board certified in Family Medicine. She is the founder of the Institute for Muscle Centric-Medicine™ and has a private practice that services the leaders, innovators, mavericks, and executives in their prospective fields. In addition, Dr. Lyon also works closely with Special Operations Military. Her goal is to change the paradigm of medicine from obesity-focused to muscle-centric and change the way we think about health and medicine with high scientific integrity.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, Rupa Health, and InsideTracker.Magnesium Breakthrough really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, so just head over to bioptimizers.com/drhyman with code drhyman.​​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.InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Why muscle is key to overall health and longevity (5:25 / 2:14) How much protein should you eat vs the government’s Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) (11:12 / 9:26) Essential amino acids, animal vs plant sources of protein, and building muscle (18:55 / 15:10) How much protein do you need to eat with each meal? (29:04 / 26:02)Research showing that dietary protein will reduce hunger and cravings (33:54 / 29:15)High-protein food sources (37:22 / 32:19) Is meat bad for your health? (39:38 / 34:44) Stimulating mTOR, our “longevity switch” (45:55 / 37:23)Muscle-centric medicine (54:50 / 50:08) Dr. Lyon’s daily diet and exercise routine (1:05:09 / 1:00:24) Check out Dr. Lyon’s podcast, The Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Show, here. Get her free protocol with a food guide and subscribe to Dr. Lyon’s newsletter at drgabriellelyon.com.
11/21/2022

Why Our Current Healthcare System Keeps Us Sick And How To Fix It

Ep. 632
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, ButcherBox, and Essentia. Heart disease, cancer, and stroke are the leading causes of death—and premature death at that—in the US. These diseases all have several risk factors in common, like smoking, physical inactivity, and poor diet, which policy often views simply as personal choices. We need to begin looking at disease prevention beyond individual decision-making. In this podcast, I talk with Dr. Anand Parekh, Senator Bill Frist, and Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian on the need for government policymakers to address disease prevention. Dr. Anand Parekh is the Bipartisan Policy Center’s chief medical advisor, providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization, particularly in the areas of aging, prevention, and global health. As a US Department of Health and Human Services deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness, and care management. He is the author of Prevention First: Policymaking for a Healthier America. Senator Bill Frist is a heart and lung transplant surgeon and former US Senate majority leader. He led passage of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the historic PEPFAR HIV/AIDS legislation that has saved millions of lives worldwide. As the founder and director of the Vanderbilt Multi-Organ Transplant Center, he has performed over 150 heart and lung transplants, authored over 100 peer-reviewed medical articles, and published seven books. Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, Dean and Jean Mayer Professor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and professor of medicine at Tufts Medical School. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications on dietary priorities for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases and on evidence-based policy approaches to reduce these burdens in the US and globally. He has served in numerous advisory roles, including for the US and Canadian governments.⁣⁣ ⁣This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, ButcherBox, and Essentia. Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs. Check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com. For a limited time, when you sign up for ButcherBox, they will send you 2 pounds of 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription PLUS $10 off at ButcherBox.com/farmacy. Get an extra $100 off your mattress purchase, on top of Essentia’s Black Friday sale, which will also take 25% OFF. Plus receive 2 FREE organic pillows (a $330 value) with your mattress purchase at myessentia.com/drmarkhyman. Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:Dr. Anand ParekhSenator Bill FristDr. Dariush Mozaffarian
11/18/2022

Six Ways to Reset Your Circadian Rhythm

Ep. 631
This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Athletic Greens.While there are many reasons that could account for occasional sleepless nights or a few days of having trouble focusing on the job, if you find yourself having persistent sleep-related issues, it could be that your circadian rhythms are out of balance. So what can you do when your body’s internal clockwork gets off?In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I delve into circadian rhythms—what they are, why they’re important, and how you can reset yours when they become unbalanced.This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and Athletic Greens.InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community $200 off the Ultimate Plan or 34% off any purchase at insidetracker.com/drhyman until the end of the month.AG1 contains 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole-food sourced superfoods, probiotics, and adaptogens to support your entire body. Right now, when you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens, you will receive 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/hyman.Here are more details from the episode (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):What are circadian rhythms? (5:14 / 2:02) The science behind circadian rhythms (6:29 / 3:17) Why you should get 20 minutes of sunlight first thing in the morning (7:07 / 3:55) What throws off your circadian rhythms? (8:04 / 4:51) The impact of sleep medication on your circadian rhythms (9:29 / 6:20)  Ways to reset your circadian rhythms (10:20 / 7:08) Mentioned in this episodeThe Circadian Prescription: Get in Step with Your Body's Natural RhythmsMy Sleep Master ClassWhy We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
11/16/2022

How To Heal Genetic, Cultural, and Individual Trauma with Dr. James Gordon

Ep. 630
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and Cozy Earth.Trauma isn’t just psychological; it impacts us all the way down to our genes. And those epigenetic changes don’t just stay with us—they can be passed down through several generations. That means the trauma we may be working through isn’t just our own, it’s the stress and trauma of our parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents. I know this might sound bleak, but today’s conversation on The Doctor’s Farmacy with Dr. James Gordon is about healing from all types of trauma to find greater mind-body peace. Dr. James Gordon, author of Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing, is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, and the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gordon is internationally recognized for using self-awareness, self-care, and group support to heal population-wide psychological trauma. He is a clinical professor at Georgetown Medical School and was chairman (under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush) of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and Cozy Earth.​​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.InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.Cozy Earth makes the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, and non-toxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code MARK40.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):How the war in Ukraine is affecting Ukrainians’ mental health (5:24 / 2:00) Recognizing trauma as a universal part of life (11:15 / 8:00) Epigenetics and generational trauma (13:35 / 9:44) Techniques Dr. Gordon uses to heal generational, cultural, and individual trauma (17:03 / 13:45) Healing America’s divisiveness (24:53 / 21:10)Integrating unnamed and underlying cultural trauma (36:36 / 32:25) Moving beyond the medical model when it comes to trauma (41:59 / 38:00) Identifying and healing personal trauma (42:41 / 39:08) Stories of transformation from Dr. Gordon’s work (55:00 / 50:52) The importance of healing oneself first (1:00:54 / 56:40) Learn more about Dr. Gordon at jamesgordonmd.com. To support his trauma healing work in Ukraine, visit cmbm.org and click DONATE. 
11/14/2022

How Your Health Is Impacted By Food Marketing And Our Dietary Guidelines

Ep. 629
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Thrive Market, and Essentia.Food marketing and misguided dietary guidelines play a large role in the food choices we make. These foods are frequently devoid of nutritional value and, even worse, they are addictive and keep you going back for more. Our bodies are built and maintained by what we put in our mouths; we literally are what we eat. Unfortunately, that means the majority of people in our country are made of ultra-processed food-like substances that create disease. In today’s episode, I talk with Nina Teicholz, Michael Moss, and Vani Hari on the influence of food marketing and why the US government’s dietary guidelines may not be so healthy after all.Nina Teicholz is a science journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, which upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat—especially saturated fat—and spurred a new conversation about whether these fats in fact cause heart disease. Michael Moss, a New York Times investigative reporter turned food-focused journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner for Explanatory Reporting, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, as well as the book Hooked: Food and Free Will, focused around food and addiction. Vani Hari is the revolutionary food activist behind foodbabe.com, cofounder of organic food brand Truvani, New York Times best selling author of The Food Babe Way and Feeding You Lies. She has led campaigns against food giants like Kraft, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Subway, and General Mills that attracted more than 500,000 signatures and led to the removal of several controversial ingredients used by these companies. This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Thrive Market, and Essentia.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.Thrive Market is an online membership-based grocery store that makes eating well convenient and more affordable. Join today at thrivemarket.com/hyman and you will receive $80 worth of groceries for free.Right now you can get an extra $100 off your mattress purchase, on top of Essentia’s Black Friday sale, the biggest sale of the year, which will also take 25% off, plus you’ll get 2 FREE organic pillows (a $330 value) with your mattress purchase. Go to myessentia.com/drmarkhyman to learn more.Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:Nina TeicholzMichael MossVani Hari