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


Corruption In The Food Industry And The Challenge With Our Dietary Guidelines

Imagine if there was a virus that killed 11 million people a year. There would be a global effort to eradicate it. Yet, this is what bad food is doing to us, and no one is sounding the alarm.

In this mini-episode of The Doctor's Farmacy, Dr. Hyman explains how corruption in the food industry and our dietary guidelines contributed to our current mess and what we can do about it.

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What Is Your Body Trying To Tell You?

Tapping into our own intuition can be extremely powerful when it comes to creating our optimal health. It is a tool available to each of us, any time of day, any day of the week—we just have to take the time to listen and be willing to dig deeper. We are all unique when it comes to the precise ingredients we need to create health and at the end of the day, your body is the smartest doctor in the room—it will tell you what works and what doesn’t—if you simply observe and listen. Dr. Hyman explored this topic in interviews with Dr. Cynthia Li and Dr. Andrea Pennington.Dr. Cynthia Li received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She’s practiced as an internist in many settings, including Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and St. Anthony Medical Clinic serving the homeless. She currently has a private practice in Berkeley, CA and recently published her first book, Brave New Medicine: A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness.Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, and #1 international bestselling author. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Washington University School of Medicine, trained at Georgetown University Hospital, and received certification in Age Management Medicine with the Cenegenics Medical Institute. She created a holistic media platform, In8Vitality, to teach people how to blend ancient wisdom and modern science for enhanced vitality and life mastery. In her latest book, The Real Self Love Handbook, she explores her personal journey from depression to real self-love and how The Cornerstone Process, a 5-step self-discovery framework, is setting people free from the drama of past trauma.Tune into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Cynthia Li: into Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Andrea Pennington:

A Fish Story: How To Improve Your Health While Protecting The Oceans

Fish is one of the most nutritious food sources on the planet, especially when it comes to protein. But I’m usually scared to eat it. That’s because some seafood is at risk for toxicity that can harm our health, not to mention certain aquaculture methods are contributing to declining populations and even the acidification of our oceans. It’s not all bad, but it is complex. There are several important things we should think about in order to reap the health benefits from fish and act as environmental stewards at the same time.To better understand seafood I sat down to talk with Paul Greenberg for this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy. Paul is the bestselling author of Four Fish, American Catch, and The Omega Principle. A regular contributor to the New York Times and many other publications, Mr. Greenberg is the writer-in-residence at the Safina Center, a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation and the recipient of a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. He appears frequently on American and international radio and television programs and is the featured correspondent and co-writer of the 2017 PBS Frontline documentary The Fish On My Plate which, along with his TED talk, has reached millions of viewers.This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox. ButcherBox is committed to humanely raised animals that are never given antibiotics or added hormones and since they take out the middleman you get extra savings. Right now ButcherBox has a special offer, get 2lbs of wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon and 2 grass-fed filet mignon steaks for free in your first order PLUS $20 off your first box - just go to Make sure you order before February 25, 2020 to take advantage of this great deal.Here are more of the details from our interview:Why I’m scared to eat fish and why Paul is optimistic about our oceans (6:55)Overfishing and the declining fish population around the world (17:57)How our monoculture is leading to the creation of dead zones in our waters (25:48)Pros and cons of aquaculture (27:26)The nutritional value and toxin levels of farmed salmon (31:37)The decline of our oceans from an environmental point of view and the death of phytoplankton (38:36)The most effective way to test for mercury exposure (44:10)The best types of fish for you to eat (53:13)Fish oil, omega-3 deficiency, and veganism (1:00:47)The issue of microplastics in the ocean (1:15:44)Learn more about Paul Greenberg at and watch his TED talk at him on Facebook @fourfish, on Instagram @4fishgreenberg, and on Twitter @4fishgreenberg.Resources:Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Stewardship Council (ASC) Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch’s Carting Away the Oceans Report: 2018 Supermarket Seafood Ranking out a “Community Supporting Fishery” or CSF through