Doctor’s Farmacy with Dr. Mark Hyman M.D.
Listen up people! It’s time to get your health house in order. What will it take? Well, those at the cutting edge of healthcare now recognize that you can’t separate your mind (or your spirit) from your body. Nor should you rely solely on western medicine – long premised on treating disease, instead of preventing it – to achieve optimal health and longevity. Enter functional medicine. According to the Institute of Functional Medicine, it is a “systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.” Many such practitioners openly integrate the best of western medicine, with the ancient wisdom, knowledge, and healing practices of other cultures and traditions from Asia, to the Americas, to Africa. And one of the best of the best, Dr. Mark Hyman, is available at the touch of your smart phone or computer through his website drhyman.com and podcast, the Doctor’s Farmacy. Besides being a ten-time New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Hyman has been called upon by the likes of President Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, Rachel Ray, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith, and Dr. Oz (pre-political fiasco in Pennsylvania) and as the go-to health-food-medicine expert on TV shows like ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning.
What will you learn from Dr. Mark? Where to begin. His topics range from food choices like how to choose healthier cooking oils and sweeteners, and which vitamins and supplements to take, to mindfulness and meditation and living well strategies like brain-training, stress reduction, sleep hygiene, and understanding and combatting unhealthy inflammation, to self-care essentials like building healthy relationships. He also speaks about tools for longevity, the causes of aging, and understanding and healing your microbiome. Do you even know what that is? Well, you will if you listen to Dr. Mark!
At the core of his message is this, “Food is the most powerful medicine on the planet,” and it has the power not only to prevent, but to reverse disease. But it’s important to be able to identify what food actually is these days in a world where packaged “food like substances,” as Dr. Mark calls them, routinely masquerade as food in our grocery stores. According to Dr. Mark, the way to distinguish between the two is to ask yourself who made it, God (or nature if you’re a non-believer) or humans. If it’s the latter (and has a host of unpronounceable ingredients on the box or plastic packaging), then put it back on the supermarket shelf, step away, and keep rolling your cart to the produce aisle.
Alongside guests who are also world-renowned experts, Dr. Mark also tackles the root causes of and ways to combat specific illnesses and conditions like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. While he draws on the most cutting-edge science and current clinical evidence, many of the treatments he discusses are ancient, plant-based remedies.
From acne to depression, from sex to weight loss, from hormones to psychedelics, Dr. Mark’s direct and knowledgeable conversations leave you inspired and armed with the information and tools that you need to make good decisions for your health and wellbeing.