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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The Link Between Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Fatigue, And Hidden Infections with Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish

The Link Between Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Fatigue, And Hidden Infections | This episode is brought to you by TrueDark, Essentia, and TushyPandemic aside, we’re seeing a national immune crisis. Autoimmune conditions continue to rise to record numbers, not to mention all of the chronic mystery illnesses that so many people struggle with daily. I’ve experienced this firsthand, along with the corresponding frustration and fear. There is an intriguing hypothesis about these conditions that I get into with my guests, Dana Parish and Dr. Steven Phillips, today on The Doctor’s Farmacy: underlying infections. Sneaky tick-borne diseases like Lyme, parasitic infections, and certain viruses can be extremely hard to diagnose. Meanwhile, they can contribute to an immune system collapse and other life-threatening breakdowns throughout the entire body.Dr. Phillips and Dana Parish share their incredible stories of overcoming chronic stealth infections after numerous doctors couldn’t help them. Lyme was a common factor for both of them, while Dr. Phillips was also able to diagnose Bartonella in Dana. At their worst, they both had extremely limited mobility and felt their lives were at risk. Dana shares that in addition to recovering her mobility and strength, treating these infections also had a profound impact on her mental health by reducing her anxiety and depression. Dr. Phillips’ journey not only forced him to be his own detective to find healing, but also showed him how much discordance there is among conventional medicine in treating diseases like Lyme.This episode is brought to you by TrueDark, Essentia, and Tushy.TrueDark Daylights help prevent eye strain and headaches from overexposure to junk light and TrueDark Twilights collection for nighttime helps you get deeper sleep. TrueDark is offering podcast listeners 15% with code DRHYMAN15. Just go to is offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a free Body Guard Mattress Cover with your mattress purchase. And be sure to check out additional savings during Essentia's Memorial Day Sale, starting on May 21st. Just go Tushy bidet is a sleek attachment that clips onto your existing toilet and connects to the water supply behind your toilet to spray you with clean, fresh water. Right now, Tushy is offering 10% off, just go to are more of the details from our interview:How Dr. Phillips came to identify the pervasiveness of underlying infection driving autoimmune illness (7:39)Dr. Phillips' personal life-threatening health crisis 8:54)Lyme induced heart failure 14:01)How a tick infection derailed Dana’s health in the prime of her life (18:24)Testing for chronic tick, parasitic, and other latent infections (26:27)Long-hauler Covid Syndrome (also called Long-Covid or Post-Covid) (28:56)Out-of-the-box/under-the-radar treatment for chronic infection (37:06)Infection induced mental health issues and the importance of advocating for your own health (38:44)How conventional medicine often lacks a framework to uncover the root cause of illness (42:20)Advice for individuals struggling to get answers for your mysterious symptoms (43:49)Get Dr. Phillips and Dana Parish’s book, Chronic: The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again, at and learn more on Facebook @thechronicbook, on Instagram @thechronicbook, and on Twitter @lymebook.Learn more about Dr. Steven Phillips at

Do You Have Excess Belly Fat? Why It’s A Problem And What You Can Do About It with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

Do You Have Excess Belly Fat? Why It’s A Problem And What You Can Do About It | This episode is sponsored by Pique Tea and Thrive MarketYou might be surprised to learn that not all body fat is created equal; where the fat is on your body makes a big difference when it comes to your overall health. The fat inside your belly is called “VAT” or visceral adipose tissue and this type of fat is particularly dangerous. When you begin to put on weight, especially this lethal belly fat, your biology shifts out of balance, veering into the unstable and unhealthy territory of disease—which in turn often leads to more weight gain.In this episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Elizabeth Boham to explain how belly fat contributes to other health issues. They also discuss the numerous factors that contribute to belly fat, including but not limited to diet, and how they work with patients to eliminate excess visceral fat.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 Pique Tea and Thrive Market.Head over use code HYMAN to get 5% off sitewide AND free shipping when you purchase a bundle.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 at this conversation, Dr. Hyman and Dr. Boham discuss:Why visceral fat, or belly fat, is so concerningLearnings from liposuction and bariatric surgeryHow visceral fat drives inflammation and insulin resistanceTests to determine if visceral fat is an issue for you, including your waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, DEXA body composition, liver fat measurement, LDL cholesterol particle size, C-reactive protein test, oxidative stress, uric acid, glucose tolerance test, and fasting insulin levelSymptoms of too much visceral fat including inflammation, abnormal cholesterol, high blood sugar, high insulin, high oxidative stress, and moreFoods that drive inflammation and insulin sensitivity and belly fatHidden drivers of excess visceral fat including loss of lean muscle mass, environmental toxins, imbalances in the gut microbiomePatients they have worked with to decrease belly fatAdditional Resources:Dr. Hyman has written several books on this topic; learn more here Ways to Permanently Banish Belly Fat Out of Control Blood Sugar Can Cause Belly Fat, Brain Fog, and Chronic Disease Liver is More Dangerous than You Might Realize. Here’s How to Heal It Strategies to Reverse Skinny-Fat Syndrome