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


The Love Diet: Healing Through Community with James Maskell and Tawny Jones

Ep. 80

Success comes from support. We are actually more strongly impacted by our peers and social networks than by our genetics—this is huge when it comes to changing our health. That’s why I’m such an advocate for community-based healthcare. Putting people in groups, where they can be heard by others in similar situations, supported, and held accountable is an incredible tool for creating long-lasting change. I’ve seen this thousands of times at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, where we provide a Functioning for Life program using this model, and it’s revolutionizing healthcare. I’m really excited to talk more about this on my latest episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, with James Maskell and Tawny Jones. 

James Maskell has spent the past decade innovating at the cross-section of Functional Medicine and community and created the Functional Forum, the world’s largest Functional Medicine conference with record-setting participation. His organization and first book of the same name, Evolution of Medicine, prepares health professionals for this new era of preventive medicine. Tawny has been an accomplished Administrator at the Cleveland Clinic for 19 years. She leads clinical operations at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, sharing the efficacy of Functional Medicine and demonstrating its cost-effectiveness and ability to improve health. The Functioning for Life shared medical program for chronic disease management is her brainchild. 

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Here are more of the details from this episode: 

  • How I came to understand that community is the solution to effective healthcare (7:15)

  • Addressing loneliness through group medical visits (14:18)

  • Applying a Functional Medicine approach to shared medical visits (20:36)

  • The retention rate, profitability and health outcomes of group programs at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine (CCCFM) (26:36)

  • Examples of how other Functional Medicine practices are applying the healthcare group model (32:18)

  • Scaling this model across the healthcare system (42:20)

  • How the shared medical appointment model protects against burnout amongst doctors and healthcare practitioners (42:44)

  • An incredible success story of a CCCFM Functioning for Life patient participant (48:06)

  • Replicating the CCCFM Functioning for Life program model and revolutionizing the healthcare system (53:05)

  • Applying community and group models in underserved and minority communities (57:30)

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Is It Possible To Be Vegan-Keto? with Dr. Ethan Weiss and Dr. Carrie Diulus

Ep. 90
Despite what conventional medicine has told us, type 1 diabetes is not a sentence for a heavy reliance on insulin. For many people, a diet that carefully monitors carb intake can dramatically reduce blood sugar swings and reduce the amount of insulin needed.Keto (or the ketogenic diet) has gotten a lot of buzz lately, and this fat-heavy very low-carb approach to eating is showing some promise for diabetics and many other metabolic diseases as well. With that being said, there is no perfect diet for everyone, and each person needs to find what works best for them. One of my guests on this week’s Doctor’s Farmacy podcast, Dr. Carrie Diulus, has found vegan keto is the best approach for managing her type 1 diabetes and maintaining a healthy weight. We’re also joined by Dr. Ethan Weiss, who’s been steadily in ketosis for about 2 years using a plant-heavy, mostly pescatarian keto approach.This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market and SomniFix.Thrive Market has made it so easy for me to stay healthy, even with my intense travel schedule. Not only does Thrive offer 25 to 50% off all of my favorite brands, but they also give back. For every membership purchased, they give a membership to a family in need, and they make it easy to find the right membership for you and your family. You can choose from 1-month, 3-month, or 12-month plans. And right now, Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners a great deal, you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit when you sign up, to spend on all your own favorite natural food, body, and household items. And any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. All you have to do is head over to of us aren’t getting our best rest. But there is actually a proven solution I’ve found for getting high-quality rest, simply by helping you breathe through your nose instead of your mouth. They’re called SomniFix Strips. Breathing through your nose has so many benefits—it protects against mouth dryness and nasal congestion, boosts oxygen saturation for enhanced focus, and helps naturally produce nitric oxide that kills bacteria and supports immunity. SomniFix is now offering all Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off of your order. Just go to, and use the code HYMAN20 at checkout.Here are more of the details from our interview:-How Dr. Diulu became vegan keto (9:13)-The evolution in thinking about heart disease and heart-healthy diets (22:26)-The idea of “the best diet” (26:36)-Saturated vs unsaturated fats and the ketogenic diet (32:38)-Why fiber is a significant factor and calories still matter with the ketogenic diet (43:58)-Do you need to go in and out of ketosis and can you achieve longevity through diet? (50:55)-Sarcopenia of aging and eating for mobility as you age (1:00:53)-The benefits of testing blood insulin levels (1:12:37)-What you need to know if you want to try keto (1:20:15)-What a typical day of eating looks like for Dr. Diulu and Dr. Weiss (1:31:03)-Learn more about Keyto, which aims to make the ketogenic diet more accessible through a breath meter device and phone app at

How To Feed Your Gut

There are so many angles we need to look at with gut health and they can tell us an amazing amount of information about the rest of the body. Our gut bacteria regulate many of our bodily functions, from creating vitamins to controlling our immune system, our brain function and of course, our metabolism and weight. They are critical to our long-term health. In this mini-episode Dr. Hyman explores the role of the gut microbiome and how best to feed it with his colleagues at The UltraWellness Center. Dr. Todd LePine, Dr. George Papanicolaou, and Dr. Elizabeth Boham.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 goal is to help patients achieve vitality through focusing on optimal aging, bio-detoxification, functional gastrointestinal health, systemic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders.Dr. George Papanicolaou is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine from Abington Memorial Hospital. Over time as the healthcare system made it harder for patients to receive personal care, Dr. Papanicolaou decided a change was needed. He began training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In 2015, he established Cornerstone Personal Health—a practice dedicated entirely to Functional Medicine. Dr. Papanicolaou joined The UltraWellness Center in August 2017.Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center. Through her practice and lecturing, she has helped thousands of people achieve their wellness goals. 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, a topic she is passionate about as a breast cancer survivor.Learn more about The UltraWellness Center at https://ultrawellnesscenter.comListen to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Todd LePine: to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. George Papanicolaou: to Dr. Hyman’s full-length conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boham: