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How To Start A Meditation Practice And Create Healthy Habits
"Of us have at least a few items on our list of things we quote unquote should be doing whether you want to start meditating or incorporate any other new habit there's amazing science that can help guide us to the results that we want. So what do we know about setting ourselves up for success. When it comes to creating healthy habits. Dr hyman spoke to journalists and the host of the ten percent happier podcast. Dan harris about his own johnny into meditation. And how just one minute. A day may be enough to get. You started with a regular practice. I had been assigned to cover faith spirituality for abc news. And i didn't want that assignment nine percent this stuff at all. It actually turned out to be great for me. And i met a lot of interesting people and that ultimately led me to reading a book by eckhart totally. He was the first person i ever heard. Describe the fact that we have a voice in our heads this inner narrator. That's diam wearing all the time at us. Mostly thinking about the pastor the future crazy and your head. Yeah or the buddha calls at the monkey mind but i had never heard that theory before. That was a major a moment for me. Because i realized okay. This is just intuitively true. A and b this theory about the human situation that we have this nonstop voice in our heads really explains why how. I had a panic attack. Because the voice in my head my ego my inner narrator Is what sent me off to war zones without thinking about the psychological conferences. And i came home and i got to press. Didn't even really know it. And that did this dumb thing self medicating so that was. That was really interesting to me. And then i started looking at the science. And then i started thinking okay. Maybe i'll try this. And as soon as i tried it. I realize this is not you know like hacky sack or you know. Lighting incense is not some hippy. Pastime this is a this is exercise for your brain. It's it's happens without effort in other words. You just have to do. The practices like exercise. You do the exercising our body shape whether you like it or not and yes it happens in that way and in a you can read about all you want but unless you begin to know your mind which is what meditation helps you do. It's like slowdown what's going on. It's not like blank slate. You closure is in your in bliss and that's not how goes right. It's a very. It's a very interesting way to sort of reset your relationship to yourself to your world experience to the meaning you give things and everything sort of shifts whether you want to make it shift not as is the act of doing
"dr hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Plus community manager. And i'm here with darcy gross. Who was one of the producers of the longevity road bat docu series and we're here with our expert dr mark hyman willow dr mark i or you and so we've collected questions from our community and we're gonna be asking mark anything so let's get started with the first question. Do you wanna start a saw. Yeah for sure. Welcome everyone thank you so much for tuning in to start off. We're just gonna talk about something that affects a large percentage of the population in a lot of people. Actually don't know that they have this. Which is a specific mutation or otherwise known as polymorphism in the mt h. r. gene. So can you talk a little bit about this gene in wet. Methylation dozen why she can't. Yeah my favorite topic. Actually i wrote all article about meth years ago. as my blog and it goes into great detail about this whole phenomenon in the body. We call meth elation. And what is this phenomenon while it sounds like a big word. But why's it important. Well you have thirty. Seven billion billion chemical reactions. That happen in your body. Every second is a lot. I think has thirty seven. Twenty seven zero or something and of those reactions requires a helper. An enzyme. any to those enzymes requires a helper and usually those are in the form of nutrients in in fact one. Thirty of your entire dna codes for enzymes decimating. Then that means it. When third of your entire china can only be properly read in the function of those genes can only be properly expressed if you have adequate levels of the right nutrients now the or the right form of the nutrients now. There's a common variation your gene called 'em caja fire which about thirty five or so of the population this. You can have one or two copies from your mom or your dad would call snap single nucleotides pun warsaw more films. There's one slight change in the basically the function of the gene that has to do with the four letter code. That that you know is just turned into gene. So your computers one zero rights Binary code can do all these complex things like. Look at this soon. Podcast mazing right. That's all one zero. Your body is four. it's a coronary. Act g and an any three letter. Combo is gene so act or a gt their g. g. t. a. g. or whatever these are these are these enright for various proteins or they express for proteins as part of the gene expression. Then i said one third of all those proteins that are made are enzymes knows enzyme. You help our so. One of the enzymes it's made is is an enzyme. Called varney can be slightly different for some people. If you have the variation he means you need a certain kind of fola gasset in a certain kind may even need a lot more full of gas in order for the for the enzyme to function properly the danger. If you don't have this is it can cause all sorts of problems. It can cause birth defects. Which is how i discovered. It can cause depression cause cancer heart disease dementia. Lot of problems and in most you'll have no idea and undertake quick story of a patient direction. Patients was a woman who i worked with on the movie fed up who is the director and she was struggling because she was having miscarriage. After miscarriage of babies she was having babies. Warm spina bifida with with with Kind of abandoned stephanie. Which means no brain was horrible And she was struggling and she read my article. She checked her gene. She had this polymorphism shit. Two copies of it was quite to find this out. Told her doctorate. So i need to take the right cut foliage while you just recommend full of gas as You take a special form called methyl fully or five. Metal tetra hydrophobic and and so she took this right kind of fully and she literally had this perfect baby and was actually breastfeeding the baby during the the release of the film which is kind of fun so is super important to have the right type of methylation and the way i think is is like the currency of the body. We use money and coins to exchange. You know transactions all the time in our economy in the economy of your biology changing methyl groups is a key function in. It's basically carbonated for hygienists method. Abc's chr for full And the methyl groups have to transfer constantly between different molecules in order for the body to work properly in for your genes to be expressed or genes get turned on or off like i mentioned all these other factors whether it's mood or cancer. Heart disease or dementia and so forth are birth defects does so many things affected by this. And and if you don't have the right function of these pathways to meth late. You end up with all sorts of problems. And that's why taking the right nutrients in the right forms be really important and dr soldiers. Take folic acid. Well no because you might be the person who can't convert the full of acid from your pill into the right form which is method fully. So you may need to take special former method. Full later methyl. B. six are are methylated. B twelve other forms of these nutrients in how regulations pathways so the key long term is to identify. You had this issue and also takes a methylation support you can. You can take too much but for most people are not getting enough and it can make a huge difference so the gina plays a huge role in human health in all kinds of issues and it's center of our biology so making sure you have good. Adequate methylation is key to read that article. I think you guys can probably posted in the in the notes. It goes away more detail about this but will share with you. Yeah we can definitely included in the links on for resources below. The next question is about finding. I'm someone that can help you be accountable for your health. So how would one go about finding someone that could help them be accountable to help us. Establish a healthy routine You know could it be someone that does like one on one coaching You know someone that can help you with maybe strength training. What's the best way to go about finding someone that could you. First of all a question really is is. How do we change. What is the science of behavior change. What is the science of doing due to get healthy israeli relevant. We need better. We all know we need exercise. We all know we should do distressing well. No we shouldn't do these bad habits and yet we continue to do them so even me school. So the question is is how do you. How do you actually best structure life to support the positive choices you make as it turns out that if you are overweight or you have bad habits. You're more likely to hang around with bad habits and we're in fact if going to the data from christoph has harbored if you're overweight in the other thing why if your friends are overweight you're four-times or seventy percent more likely to be overweight than if your parents are overweight. So the fact is that our genetics are less important than our social networks. And so pick your friends wisely because if all your friends her in cheeseburger fries and soda and watching. Tv all day and.
"dr hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"My name is neil patel and i'm practicing cardiologists in california pleasure today to discuss with you. The functional medicine approach to understanding heart disease and cholesterol many questions surrounding your cholesterol or general health of your heart. We do this presentations definitely for you. In this functional medicine deep dive. We'll focus on understanding cholesterol. And its role in these. I've been practicing cardiologists for the last six years prior to that time i mean residency and fellowship in underserved areas and they gave me a really unique experience. I saw countless patients following their doctors. Exact orders and yet despite that would have either progression of disease or worse outcomes. These experiences occurred over and over again and it kind of led me to dig into deeper questions about health and disease. Was there perhaps a process that we were not addressing or not assessing and if so what was it how can i'm meaningfully. Modify it if. I can find it so that i can have a meaningful impact. On this person's life see when it comes to chronic disease it is commonly recommended that we make diet and lifestyle changes to be honest with you after seeing a lot of patients followed their doctor's orders. It kind of led me to ask more questions like what does that exactly mean because here we are telling them to follow a diet and lifestyle yet. We're not really giving proper guidelines for that individual in front of me so we all know the diet. Lifestyle changes are recommended moments. Every out there but again is the primary goal to lose weight as i've seen a lot of patients lose weight and yet despite that they don't feel their optimal or to say take a step back. This is not to say that most people will not benefit from losing excess weight. They absolutely will. But what about the person in front of me that has specific needs. That are different from yours and mine. How can i help them. Really feel their optimal self could dig into their what. Their life looks like could identify parts of their life. That need attention or perhaps they need more testing. And if so can i apply the results to the person in front of me and again. They're coming to us not feeling good. Having a whole host of nonspecific symptoms yet. Maybe the nonspecific. Because we're not looking in the right place with all my questions and research. That's where i found functional medicine or she say that's where i found the functional medicine approach an approach that when it came to prevention focused on identifying the individual specific dysfunctions and seeing how they tie into the symptoms of disease that the person is experiencing but just to be clear if my patient was having a heart attack. I'm not gonna stop in dive into their diet and lifestyle at that specific moment i would definitely recommend treatment to treat the problem at hand with the tools we have now would not recommend anyone who's having concerning symptoms any differently but after that after the treatment would traditional medicine or interventions. What can we dive into to help them. Prevent their future events. And can we get to the root cause of what led them to this state in the first place from my traditional teachings to exploring functional medicine. They both together have allowed me to ask more questions about my patients heart health and guided me to deeper learning and research from. This is where. I lead this presentation on heart health so most questions revolving around heart health tend to be focused on having or concern of developing heart disease. In a more scientific way it's coronary artery disease narrowed heart arteries the ones that you think of when someone has had a heart attack. Why is it so important. Well it's because it's still the number one killer in america and it deserves our attention and focus. This is a list of common questions. Lash comments that. I get in my office very regularly. Maybe some of them seem familiar. Maybe vast yourself this or your doctor this house my heart will i have a heart attack or heart. Disease runs in my family. There's nothing i can do to avoid it kind of this mindset of like no matter what happens i won't be identify risk nor will i be able to change that risk and if my cholesterol is normal in my safe from a heart attack all valid questions comments again things that have come up in conversation very very commonly so again. If you're saying to yourself. I've asked all of those questions. Then i'll have more information for you in this lecture in how to really look at the details of identifying your risk We gotta keep this key point actually in mind because when we discuss our health and wellbeing or the absence of disease it's really the interplay of many many different factors genetics environmental exposures stress. Things that you guys might be very familiar with hence we need to give. All of those areas are attention so this functional medicine presentation. We're going to look at a few goals and as with all functional medicine approaches. We wanna look for. The root cost so disease is on one end of the spectrum while health is on the other to get from one to the next there must be progression which takes a very long time and we wanna look at the available information about what we know to cause health and what we know causes disease in this case in this deep dive. We're going to focus on root causes a vascular disease and coronary artery disease hot evaluate your individual risk practical tips to lower your individual risk and what are the foundational daily practices that you can put into place today to build sustainable health and longevity. So let's let's go over some statistics to make this a little bit more real. The numbers vary depending on which website you look at their roughly around the same. The number one cause of death in america still coronary artery disease heart disease in the traditional sense heart attacks. That's about one. In four people.
"dr hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"We've collected some of your top questions for dr hyman in this month's asked mark anything and we're excited to get the answers from the expert himself so let's go ahead and get started with that first question and i'm just going to hop right into it document. This is actually one of the questions that i've been really curious about myself personally. And it's all about histamine sensitivity or even histamine intolerance so the question from our community member. She wants to know if somebody has a problem. They know they have a problem. Breaking down histamine can they ever reverse that completely and of course if you could maybe elaborate for our community. What has seen intolerance as where. Yeah all everything about history. Well this could go on for a couple of hours everybody. It's great to see all and i'm excited to share a little bit of what i know about a lot of amazing questions. We have today for. Ask me anything community. The histamine issue is is quite a big one. It's really mostly undiagnosed causes a whole host of miserable. Some for people that seem related to other things. Doctors offer confused for other diseases but actually driven off of history. And i'll tell you quick story of a patient and then all sort of dive into what it is but his demeanor essentially is this molecule. That's in food. That is in our bodies in released by white blood cells and so forth it's necessary for regulating our immune system and inflammation so forth and we know if we for example. Get a be staying or a peanut allergy. That's a history in response to the extreme where the body releases huge amounts histamine at least food retention. And you know can ultimately to nfl access in death and it's it's pretty uncommon to have those level of reactions but that doesn't mean that histamine it's in a level that sir overcome people's natural ability to break down in the body that doesn't cause a lot of symptoms then it really does This one guy had been sick for years and years as immune system was not working he was always about thirty forty pounds overweight almost all fluid he had all these weird sores Body is a lot of symptoms and we put him on a histamine free diet and a number of other supplements and things that help Histamine and he was able to completely drop the weight and reduce all these chronic infections. To feel better really really recover. So it's it takes a lot of work in detective work but it's really important for people understand that if they've got weird vague symptoms might wanna think about so first of all. What is histamine intolerance. Well it's it's basically a build up of histamine in the body because of medications medical conditions nutritional deficiencies environment. Toxins are die at all these lead to a regulation or ability to breakdown history. And so what you see is is the decrease in function or effectiveness. A particular enzyme in the gut called d. a. our damian oxidise which is the enzyme that breaks down. The histamine is in your food because there's naturally occurring history in food And there's another enzyme called the h. m. p. also that's involved and and and really severe reactions are pretty rare like probably one percent as i mentioned but a lotta food and drinks have histamine and a lot of factors can interfere with this enzyme. Da o or h t which means you build up a lot extra histamine and there are a lot of medications. For example airy medications like the offline heart medications antibiotics any precedents anti antipsychotic medications muscle relaxants pain meds gi A nauseam mets even over the counter drugs like You know like advil. Aspirin into into medicine in bolton naproxen. All these things you can get over the counter and then of course other things that are part of our life like alcohol intestinal problems that may affect the gut so having done issues which is a big factor folks medicine outbreaks liver problems be vitamin deficiency like be six copper saying vitamin cs off stress. Trauma injury temperature extremes. All these things can screw up your ability to to break down histamine and then you get the type of sensitivity and you get all kinds of symptoms that make it really hard to figure out and it can be really weird stuff like that. Justice like diarrhea. Flushing you get dramatic. Rafi where you scratch on your skin so little welds literally write your name on. Your chest flushing headaches ingestion. Red itchy eyes and we know you get allergies. That's a typical histamine reaction. That's take antihistamines. Like benadryl right. But or zyrtec or claritin. These are antihistamines. That block some of these histamine reactions come from environmental factors but also be other things that you can get from this lot of skin issues. Itchy skin hives burning bumps weird things get cramps in the stomach. Anxiety constipation nausea vomiting gas bloating. Digestive stuff fatigue patchy dry skin eczema regular heartbeats menstrual cramps at a pretty bad. So all these things can happen. You can even worse so diet. Plays a big role There's a lot of foods that have high level history of have those symptoms. Now something histamine free or low histamine diet can really help. Most foods contain some level histamine and the more aged food is the the more sort of mended food. Is you know the the more likely to be a problem so like blue cheese or moldy stuff you know those are probably not not great the the most Sort of rich foods in his demeanor things like alcohol cheeses which are of aged canned pickled fermented foods smoked products like sausage bacon. Sorry certain means like soybeans chickpeas lentils vinegar loss prepared food yogurt salty. Snacks sweets with preservatives. Chocolate.
"dr hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"I would have severe exhaustion fatigue in cognitive dysfunction. I couldn't sleep. my muscles. were being damaged called. Cbk which is a muscle enzyme was was really high indicating that my body was essentially eating itself. The muscles are being damaged. I really was a mess. Am i mean system. My energy system. I detox system might guts. Hormones might dream smith. I would my sleep. Everything just totally screwed up and so begin. Understanding them really impersonal basis. Just how nasty these metals are and what they do across a wide range of biological systems. So if you look up the symptoms of mercury poisoning or lead poisoning they can be a wide ranging set of things. Everything from depression taught immune disease. Alzheimer's to cancer diabetes. Arsenic has been linked to diabetes in many countries in our stick and the drinking water for example india's very common and they have high rates of diabetes. They throw them batteries. And all the kind of waste products from from technology and into the rivers here in dumpson it gets in the water supply so we really are just loaded with tons of heavy metals in ways that we really hadn't before the industrial revolution. There was volcano erupted in there was mercury deposited or lead but now you for example in seattle You can actually increase your mercury levels simply by living in seattle not because there's mercury and seattle because china releases so much mercury from coal burning that it goes into the atmosphere floats across the pacific ocean and ends up in seattle So we really have a pandemic of low grade heavy metal toxicity from lead and mercury. And i've seen this caused a everything from you know like i said alzheimer's to autism diabetes cancer heart disease heart failure not meant just share some of the stories in. So we'll talk about what to do. How did i use it. But it can be anything from Patient for example who had heart failure for no reason and when we mercury tested was off the chart and no one. I started looking at the literature. There was an article in the american journal of cardiology. That found that. If if you look call idiot pathak cardiomyopathy which means you have heart failure. But you don't know why that can identify the caused uproar heart attack or blood pressure or something or virus or something else. Because we don't know and cases when they did muscle biopsy so as twenty two thousand twenty two thousand times the amount of mercury as the control group who didn't have who had 'cause a known cause for heart failure right. I think there was like twelve thousand times the amount of arsenic so we basically got rid of her mercury and he later her and her heart failure was fixed and she's doing great and now heart failure just doesn't reverse. Don't get that unless you get a heart transplant. You can manage medications and other patients had wet all clients and i did all the normal functional medicine stuff. It wasn't getting better. This was years ago. turned out. He had very high heavy metal poisoning and mercury levels and wiki late in the murky out and his class and patient with alzheimer's who was living in pittsburgh which is where they have steel plants and they put coal ash on everything which was mercury. He was severely mercury toxic and had alzheimer's and by getting rid of the metals from his system. He was able to improve memory and mood and function and was able to work. So we see case after case of these the only thing to note is it's not just a direct poison but it's also an immuno toxin and there's a whole field of research called Audience auditors are are Toxins the cost immunity and so when anybody has any kind of autoimmune issue neurologic issue anything. That really is a source of disease. It's really important. Anything from a functional medicine port perspective. You know deal people's got addressing addressing heavy metals in gluten big big wins and why we have so much success because we'd go for the root causes so you can have a myriad of symptoms can cause insomnia anxiety depression. Another patient had been depressed for years of struggling And get heavy metals. We got rid of them and she got better. Another woman was a trainer. Worked out all the time and they degrade. Diana was forty pounds overweight and nothing she can. Do we know that. Heavy metals can interfere with metabolism. These are called on So it can cause a wide array of all sorts of symptoms. So anybody comes in my office with any chronic disease. It's one of the things i think about. And i want to test and almost check it like blood pressure for most people if i have any suspicion that there might be an issue and the problem with traditional medicine is that you know we just do regular blood work that we'll check your blood work and if you're mercury or ladder arsenic behind your blood okay. We'll look at it. Oh tell you the less fish or you know. Try to identify the source but Problem with blood tests is one. They're they're really only indicating any current exposure. So let's say you a canned tuna fish everyday or two cans of tuna fish everyday for ten years. And then you stop for ten years. Well your blood level could be zero. But your body would stored all that mercury from all that tuna over the decades you. The tuna ages wouldn't show up your blood test And the funny is a funny joke in medicine. We talked about in function medicine. So this guy. you know. Drops his keys in the street. And he's looking for harmony and his friend wi- sees him lookin'. I ll keys under the slam users. Hey what you doing. I'm looking for my keys. he's well. Where'd you lose them is all i lost. I'm down the street but the lights better over here. So the problem is that is that we tend medicine to look where we're used to looking and i even read an article on on lead doxa city or every merck let i well. We're going to check the blood because that's what we can check. Well that's not. Where the problem is you know. It's like six so for functional medicine doctors. We we look at heavy metals in a multitude of ways you can look at hair blood and urine Stool medals to and and the most effective testing one..
"dr hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
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"dr hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"More information. Okay here we go. Hi everyone my name is. I am the director of the long jetty road map docuseries and i'm joined here today with drew pro it and see gross and of course expert himself mark hyman and this is our first ever. Dr hammond plus asked me anything in. This is the first of many so continued to submit your questions at dr hammond. Plus we'll keep doing this so let's get started. I'm gonna pass it over to drew for the first question right. Thanks can welcome to our doctrine plus audience and welcome to the man who is the plus. Dr hammond we have a bunch of great questions here from our community summit jumped right in with one of the very popular questions that came in in this world of covid nineteen in all things. Pandemic people are trying to make the right decision for their health and a big part of that includes making the decision around vaccines and how to go about it. And i want to start off with you. Did a whole podcast on it so we will cover some of the topics covered there. But really first and foremost people want to know from your perspective as a human being and also dr. But you're making a decision for your personal doctor. I'm planning on getting the vaccine and if so when would that be. Or how is he thinking. You go right for the hard question right away. Time no more. There's just the right in there so the answer is a qualified. Yes and i will qualify. What i mean by yes first of all. What's going to happen to our side. There's not going to be a vaccine mandate But if you want to travel if you wanna go to a restaurant airplane if you want to book a hotel you want to rent a car you might have to have a vaccine certificate and those are decisions that individual businesses will make. And i think that's gonna drive. Who decides to get a vaccine or not. that's it. i think. I think the vaccine world right now on. Kobe has a lot of good science around it. But it's still a little bit like building the jumbo jet while you're flying because we don't have real long term data on a lot of the questions that are still persist out there about vaccines so let me just give you like a primer on what the vaccines are and how they work and what we know and what we don't know others about five different face retrials in clinical vaccines. That are really happening right now. There's there's a there's a pfizer. Moderna astra zeneca jane jay and there's others actually are emerging from china in russia and so forth so there's there's a bunch in the pipeline they're different some are amarnath vaccine somewhere adenoviruses vaccine some use other technologies and vectors to get Immune response so there's a uniform vaccine That works for example. The the astrazeneca vaccine out not to work against the south african variant whereas others might. So we're sort of in a in a learning curve. but here's the framework there's vaccines for example that prevent permanent that caused permanent unity like the measles vaccine. So you would get measles vaccine and you get once and you're not for life. You should never get me those again. and that is that is a call sterilizing immunity Then there's a flu vaccine which you keep happening at fifty year. It doesn't actually make you permanent. An immune also doesn't prevent the flu. All the time may reduce the severity of the flu and corona virus. Vaccines are very much like the flu. Vaccine in the sense that they're for respiratory viruses. They are something that probably won't lead to long lasting immunity so meaning might have to get the vaccine every six months every year two years. Who knows right now. It doesn't actually prevent you from getting the infection. So maybe reduce your risk. So there's forty percent of people and some of the vaccine trials that got kobe who already been vaccinated compared to the placebo group. That's a lot Is also evidence that if you get the vaccine you can still get it again. If you've already had in other words. We had kobe. You've got the vaccine where you can still get covid again. It also seems that there may be While maybe reduction transmission a dozen eliminate transmission. So you could get the vaccine and you can still be a dramatic. He could still be mildly. Symptomatic still spread it. So it doesn't mean that you can kind of walk around as if you're immune and you're never gonna get it and then you might have spread somebody else so it's really quite problematic. I think you know from a public health point of view. If ninety plus percent of us got the vaccine it would make a big difference because it would lead to a reduction in the overall case load at the hospitals ations. The ice user buckling was heartbreaking listening to npr radio station of their day and there was no hospital in ireland. That was just overwhelmed And the whole system there. They have nine hundred beds. Overflowing avenue ship their patients to austria and us military planes. I mean it's it's it's horrible when the when the healthcare system just can't handle it so that that could happen but the truth is ninety percent of the population is not going to get vaccinated so that what is that gonna mean. Well it's gonna mean that probably half we'll get back in and half won't be in the half that that is vaccinated would probably feel great. And i'm like i've heard these people's area i'm going out now like i'm fine and they're going to start infecting everybody else. Even though they're mildly symptomatic and that other group will lead to increase in case loads increasing total deaths. The percentage of people with cova dying will be last as the severity of glass but the total number of people getting it and the total number of people dying will be higher. So i don't think we're out of the woods yet i don't think vaccines are universal. Panacea and in my opinion there there. One part of the puzzles help address kobe. Including you know obviously the the mitigation strategies which while not perfect are effective. But even more. So i mean i just got a texas morning from one of my friends colleagues. Whose whose husband. Who's you know. African american guy was very overweight. Who's extremely high risk. God cogan and i said okay immediately. Start on this now. Eat this way take supplements that are directed. Kobe like vitamin a and vitamin d zinc vitamin c of course attentive number of other things that we know from the data are helpful for immune function or antiviral and she said he was mild for a couple of days and then he was better and she was with him in the house and she took this up and never got sick and never turned positive. So i think. I think we have a lot to learn about. How lifestyle nutrition and upgrading. Our metabolic health can help us to become immune resilient and prevent us from actually getting the virus and even lead to a better outcome so and we know from early date every member on vitamin d or.
The Food Fix
"I must admit to being exhausted. The last four years has taken a massive psychological and emotional toll that i'm only now just beginning to appreciate truthfully the struggle to keep hope that this day would arrive of alluded me the good news that we now have the opportunity to reignite democracy civility truth and move towards healing both our country and the earth. We've gone so far backwards that we need to move forward with deliberate tangible and bold steps one of the voices calling for such a revolution in thinking and action is dr mark. Hyman mark is a systems thinker and for dr. Hyman health is about connecting the soil with the farmer with the groza without diet and only when we connect all those dots. Can we begin to achieve planetary regeneration. As we'll hear in today's podcast what is truly staggering is the cost of today's broken food system. In which sixty percent of our calories in the us come in the form of ultra processed food. Dr mark hyman is head of strategy and innovation of the cleveland clinic center for functional medicine. He's the founder and director of the ultra wellness center and the board president of clinical affairs for the institute of functional medicine. Mark hosts one of the leading health. Podcast the doctors pharmacies spelled f. a. a. c. y. Pham esi marcus. The thirteen time. New york best seller author. His most recent book is called food. Fix how to save our health our economy our communities and our planet one bite. At a time i sought by ascii mark. How he got into medicine in the first place. Ming doctor was a total afterthought for me buddhist student in college. I studied buddhism. Asian studies chinese. I studied ecology. The environment systems thinking ancient systems of healing. Very eclectic and i decided after i graduated. But what am. I going do with a degree in buddhism so i took a long hike by myself in the shenandoah valley through my backpack brought a copy of moby dick. Because it was a very thick books. I could carry and read house before kindle and I just walked and thought and just kind of thought about what i wanted to do in the buddhist framework is really about healing. It's a it's a healing system. It's not really a religion it's really a system of healing of the mind and it's about the relief of suffering it's about compassion and love and service and and those were things that really called to me as a young man and i thought well. What could i do. That kind of fits all that. I could be a monk. That didn't sound like a lot of fun. But i decided i could be a doctor and it was a total afterthought i just i didn't have any science courses. I had to go back. And take some pre med courses and ended up loving. And i decided i would just keep doing as long as i liked it. And if i didn't like it anymore. I would stop and so far so good thirty years later. I mean that's great advice for anyone thinking about people. Ask me career advice. I say that like if you enjoy it if it fills you keep doing it and if it doesn't maybe think about stopping it exactly exactly chain. I've changed so many things i've been you know a small town country doctrine idaho and a native american reservation. Emergency room doctor started clinics in china ex patriots. I was the medical director. Kanye ranch i developed my own. Practice started writing books and teaching About functional medicine became the faculty of functional medicine institute and direct and the chairman of it started big center for functional medicine at cleveland clinic. And now i'm sort of moving into a different phase of thinking about how do we deal with the intersecting issues of food and health and agriculture environment which all may seem separate but are actually all one problem and if we want to solve one we have to solve them all to before we end that. What is functional medicine. What does that mean. That joke is the opposite of dysfunctional medicine. Which is what we have now. As essentially a system of thinking it's not a methodology or treatment or attests supplement is is essentially a way of thinking about disease based on systems. It's it's base c ecosystem medicine. You understand that that the environment is an ecosystem and that everything has to be imbalanced in nature. For to thrive and in madison we really created a reductionist model that allows us to focus on diseases and symptoms in drugs to target those symptoms and not really understand what is health. We never took the course in medical school. Creating a healthy human wanna one. You know we we basically learn how to diagnose and diseases functional. Medicine is the science creating health. And when you do that does goes away. The side effect if you create a healthy ecosystem for example on a farm or a natural ecosystem it becomes. Resilient disease doesn't occur.
Suspicious Celebrity Deaths: Marilyn Monroe
"We'll start our exploration with a clip from podcast original conspiracy. Theories that discusses the media sensationalized death of actress and sex icon Marilyn Monroe nearly sixty years after her death. Monroe continues to be a pop culture icon. Monroe's private life was the subject of much Hollywood gossip in the nineteen fifties. She was involved in two highly publicized marriages and divorces and battled addiction and depression when she died of a prescription overdose in nineteen sixty two. It was ruled a suicide but many believed there was something more behind her cause of death on August fourth nineteen sixty two. Maryland spent most of the afternoon in a room after having an argument with her friend and publicist Pat Nukem in the morning nukem state at the House for the rest of the afternoon at about three or four. Pm Maryland's housekeeper. Eunice Murray called over her psychiatrist. Dr Ralph Greenspan. She claims she called him because she was troubled by Maryland's request for an oxygen treatment. Even though oxygen was a well-known hangover cure at the time Dr Green soon arrived around three or four Pat Nukem left and green spoke to Maryland in her room for about an hour. Greenspan left asking Murray to stay at Maryland's house overnight and keep an eye on her Maryland took a telephone into her room and spent the night making calls to friends and acquaintances every when she spoke to agree she didn't sound drugged or depressed and she gave no indication. She was considering suicide at around ten PM. She set the receiver down during a call and never turned around ten thirty. She made one last call to Peter. Lawford her friend. And the husband of Patricia Kennedy during the call she apparently drifted into unconsciousness and stopped responding at either midnight or three a m. She changed her story later. In the morning Eunice Murray woke up and noticed a light in Maryland's room was still on but she wasn't responding. She called Dr Green Son who broke in through the bedroom window and found Maryland lying dead clutching the telephone. Next to empty pill. Bottles of prescription sedative called NEMBUTAL and a nearly empty bottle of another sedative choral hydrate. Greenspan called Maryland's physician Dr Hyman Engelberg. Who came over and officially pronounced her dead at four. Twenty five am the police were called. Murray Greenspan and Engelberg initially told investigators Jack Clemens that Maryland's body had been found at midnight creating a four hour gap between discovering the body and calling the police that none of them could account for clemens. Was Relieve by Sergeant Marvin known who sealed up the house until the full investigative force arrived at about five thirty when the investigators questioned them later that morning. Murray Greenspan and Engelberg all changed their stories to say that Maryland's body hadn't been discovered until three a m inconsistencies in the forensic evidence and the witnesses stories. Baffled the police but it did appear to be a suicide so they held off on opening an official investigation until the coroner confirmed the cause of death. The coroner's investigation went on for less than a week during which they interviewed. None of the key witnesses except for Maryland psychoanalyst. Dr Ralph Greenspan after speaking with Dr Greenspan the deputy. Da Leading the investigation said. He was completely convinced that. Maryland's death was not a suicide. The medical examiner's performing the autopsy also believed the death couldn't have been a suicide but despite those findings the coroner officially ruled the cause of death as a probable suicide over the past five decades. Even more evidence has emerged to suggest that Marilyn's death was not in fact a suicide. There have been repeated calls to reopen the investigation into Maryland's death some as recent as two thousand two should not be a close case. It should be an open case by the. Da There's too much too. Many people too much overwhelming evidence that proves that this was not a suicide and I think that Maryland needs closure the difficulty with finding the truth. Is that nearly all the key? Figures involved in Maryland's death are now dead themselves and the statements they gave during their lifetimes were often contradictory. Many of the witnesses who have spoken out against the official story have been discredited as liars fame seekers and conspiracy theorists despite evidence that they might be telling the truth and many of the people who upheld the official story had their own hidden agendas. It was in their best interest to end the inquiry into Maryland's death as quickly as possible
What Is Your Body Trying To Tell You?
"Dr. Cynthia Lee had several mysterious and debilitating symptoms arise and she spent several years forging a path to healing in her conversation with Dr Hyman Dr Lee shared how tapping into her own intuition played a key role in her recovery. And it's just amazing the kinds of things that that people can recover from. And now you've written this great book brave new medicine which is a really fabulous story about how you as a physician understood that. There's a different way to heal your illnesses and your autoimmune disease and all this weird nonsense that we don't know how to deal with in medicine. It was a strange sense that because I understood chronic diseases I mean I was an internist. After all an expert in chronic diseases that was somehow immune to it had. I known about Functional Medicine or even integrative medicine at the time it would have been a much smoother path but I because I had to rebuild the paradigm from the bottom up in order to even get there It took me many more years. Oh how did you come out of it so The first thing I did was I went back to basics. And so I didn't you know I I did secondly just start seeing an acupuncturist or start. You know trying energy medicine or anything. That's really alternative. I was like okay. No I'm Dr off of crystals. No Oh God. Meditation was like like pulling teeth so I went back to basics. What I ended up doing also was distancing myself from the diagnosis and the prognosis. Because it was more despairing those are the name of your disease isn't the cause of your disease right. Exactly this Oughta know me. It just means your nervous system isn't working syndrome. Just injured tired all the time. Tell you why when my thyroid is out of whack. It wasn't just. My thyroid was my whole hormone system which is tied then to the digestive system which is tied to an immune system like it suddenly started making thighbone right exactly connected to the brain which is actually amazing medicine that our entire training teaches us the opposite that there's all these organ systems right tech the GI system and the liver and the lungs and the brain and the hard and the home. And you go to specialist for every different part. You and nobody connects the dots right. It felt very overwhelming And so that's when I ended up I I actually I. I did and you know I had an unconventional navigator was. We had a visit from some friends of ours who ended up staying with US and We had known them for years that they'd never stayed with us and we knew that the wife Pia was Was also clairvoyant. And she said I can teach you how to develop intuition which I had never heard of. I did not know that intuition was something like music or art like you can develop it. Yeah you can practice it. And she was very pragmatic about it and she said No. This isn't mean you're going to be clairvoyant right but it just means that you can learn to to open this other side of your brain that has probably been closed off for a long time because of your training and your upbringing so I So she taught me how to do that Well she me what I needed to do. To begin to practice to open up to that and a lot of it was it was so basic a lot of it was just silencing my analytical mind and being in my body the second part was the well actually they were both really hard they were both really hard silence analytical. Mind being in my body because my body was so uncomfortable and so she said you know you can only heal something that you are connected to. Here's something you're detached from So that was healing on multiple levels. Both that I had to inhabit my body which was probably one of the biggest Steps in terms of healing not being afraid of it but going into it and then also learning how to read sensations for messages and not just symptoms that. We're making me miserable. Yeah always say the smartest doctor. The room is your own body. If you listen to it absolutely and I really learned to use intuition to guide me like how do I choose? What TO DO Is this the right diet for me? is gluten. Really something that I can return to something that I really need to stay off strictly so It began to it. May that navigation much easier for me and And it's something that I encourage my patients to you know to develop if they're interested. It's it's simple. It just takes a lot of repetition and quite listening. There are tools waiting within all of us that can help improve multiple states of disease. We just have to open ourselves up to them and be willing to dig deeper. Dr Hyman further explored how we can begin this process and cultivate greater soft love and his conversation with Dr Andrew. Pennington you might. Here's something when you start to tune into your body and say well. What is that pain associated with? Well it's because you're over working or because you were hanging out with those people that you know you don't have any business hanging out with like you start to get underneath the chatter and underneath the symptoms and the pain to the deeper meaning and that only comes the more that you're willing to listen and face it Mussa research study. I'm sure you know about this. Were were they had people journal for. Twenty minutes a day not like I went to the store and bought milk. But what's going on underneath? What's really up below in their hearts and their minds or souls and they just twenty minutes a day it was a randomized controlled trial where they looked at people who just wrote about whatever they did that day versus what recently deep inside and these people rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. They got better on objective measures over the course of three six months. Which is kind of bizarre. I mean how can you regulate asthma rheumatoid arthritis which are quote Real Diseases? Which people suffer from it? How do you do that with just writing in your journal? And that's the power of this process and I think that's a really important piece that that is is hard to do people. Actually I think don't know how to write what's inside. They don't even know how to listen to. What's inside? How do you get people to sort of begin to listen to that other higher self waste because there's a there's a unconscious voice that we can rant and rave and blame and not own and you're inviting people to do something quite different? Which is to listen to that other voice in your head. That's whispering maybe faintly. How do you get it to be loud and clear? Well I take people through an atonement meditation and in the beginning just like with the first step of the cornerstone process. I envy people to take five deep breaths and just become aware aware of whatever's going on so if there are thoughts if there is some little chatter even if it's the mean snarky chatter of self judgement or it's your laundry list or all the things you've forgotten. Just become aware of it without judging it and let it pass without grabbing hold and going down the rabbit hole with these thoughts and as we invite people to do this we we asked him to only start with like eight minutes a day because of course the studies show that you can literally impact your brain and eight minutes go. We lead people through this atonement meditation process which starts off with allowing anything that comes up to just be without judgment and then we start to tune into what would it feel like if there was a loving presence that said it was okay but said you know what you are feeling like. Everyone's taken advantage of you. I'm so sorry you're going through that What if that compassionate presence was just saying I see that and I'm here for you So that inner critic and exactly and again you might still be in the. This isn't fair. That's okay but if you can invite compassion in little by little you'll start to feel that compassion towards yourself and as we tune into the compassion that is typically when people are willing to like let go of a little of the intense ego struggle of. This should be my way or this shouldn't be happening and it's like well. What if we opened up our mind and said okay whatever's best. Let me be guided by that. As Dr Hyman regularly says our body is the smartest doctor in the room in order to hear what is telling us we have to take time to meditate reflect and practice self love these tools at our disposal anytime of day. We just need to utilize
Regenerative Farming: Could This Be Our Saving Grace?
"Degradation is a global problem and the implications are pretty massive. The balance of our climate ecosystems food security in health are all on the line in this mini episode. Dr Hyman sits down with bestselling author. Miriam Horn as she. Shares one farmers efforts to rebuild the ecosystem at the soil using regenerative agriculture. And you really you know in your book rancher farmer Fishman. You're really kind of made the connection between the food we eat and the environment which a lot of people don't make that connection. You found an extraordinary farmer. multigeneration farmer who had an awakening Justin cough and a and he. He changed his whole way of practicing agriculture in the Midwest in basically the grain belt. And tell us about him and how he had as a weakening and what he's done in house transformed his form in those around him. Well suggestions is a fifth generation farmer and he went to college just us when there was this explosion in soil microbiology when people were really starting to understand the complexity and the importance of the soil microbiome so that was the focus because of his study was understanding. This incredible. What one of the farmers calls a little city underground where everyone's working together where fungi and bacteria are working together? Her to nourish the crops to hold the soil to build carbon in the soil to trap water to do to protect human health to protect plant health to all these critical critical things so so justin came back from college understanding that his most important job was to take care of those microbes that that's what he was really. Farming was the soil L. Microbes. And that the way to do that wasn't a platform rooms a soil this soil farmer and that the way to do that was to farm as much like the prairie as does he could be to emulate the native ecosystem that he lived in this lawsuit now lost prairie this period that had been ripped up by the sod busters to get to make his farm as much like the native Peres he could so that meant never plowing the soil you seed by blowing the seed into the soil. It meant leaving everything on top of the soil. The residues The living plants dead plants. You just leave it there as kind of armor And the holes like a mulch. Yes exactly but the huge scale because he takes when he harvests his weed or his soy he takes the grain out and he leaves absolutely everything everything else in the field. So it's like a ten five foot Tatami Mat so there is no erosion there's an wind erosion there's no rain erosion. It keeps his soils cool pool. Even when it's blisteringly hot in Kansas. I mean one of the greatest things about it. Is that these so microbes that are his most important charges charges when you plow so when you plough soil and you full that residue into the soil. It's like a big Gulp. Basically for those microbes. You're you're delivering them with a hit of nutrients that totally screws up the the balance of microbes. You get a huge overgrowth of bacteria at the expense of fungi. Yeah the bacteria eat through all the organic matter and respond to it as co two your fungi. which are the ones that are really doing all the hard work they are the ones that put out these these beautiful wonderful finger silvery fingers that bring nutrients to the plant? They get choked out by the back so important microcosm in the soil. Fast us at work of fungi. That actually is so critical for maintaining the soil health and even fixes methane which is pretty interesting. The bacteria hear that right. There's nothing fixing mcteer in the soil that help protect against the off gassing from the cows right well that you know more about you should tell me about that. Because I don't know a lot about millennials. Okay well you grasp cows. The you know you're still going to have methane. It's still going to cause. Climate change is far more dangerous. Turn Co two but we know now that the when you have rich grasslands Ashland's that actually there's methane fixing bacteria and fungi in there that hold back the met. That's why we had sixty million buffalo climate change. Well they certainly i. I mean that's fantastic. Hasek they certainly hold carbon. I mean you look at just in soils now and again. His model is the prairie so his metric is the prairie. So it's how close can you get to the levels of carbon and organic matter and the diversity and vitality of the microbiome in the native prairie. We still have some so you can go measure it and say and just in his you know he he his family had farmed since eighteen. Sixty five the old way. He's been farming the new way for about twenty years in in that twenty years he has rebuilt half the carbon that is in the native prairie. He's fixed that carbon in the ground. Because these again this all this organic matter. It's this kind in Goo that holds nutrients in the soil and these fun guy. They act she likes wrap their arms around the carbon and hold it there and the other really important thing in an ecosystem like Kansas which is some of the most extreme weather on earth the great lands and becoming more extreme. All the time is that if view if you don't plow the soil you know when you plough it's like when you ripped steel through soil. It's like a tornado and and an earthquake at the same time you scramble these microbial communities you rip apart these symbiotic relationships and you completely collapsed their world. The healthy soil looks like a coral reef. It's Ville of air and space for water. Plowed soil is just too hard pan that nothing can permeate so because Justin Justin dozen plow if he has a plan if he grows a plant like a radish or an Alfalfa plant that puts down a big old tap route. Ten or twenty or thirty feet down that not channel stays there when and so water can get you into his soil all the way down. The beauty of this kind of farming is it actually allows us to save the water. You're and complete the cycle of carbon. So we don't create emissions lead to climate change very powerful and just doesn't he doesn't aggregate he's able because he farms in this way that keeps us his soils cool and that captures every drop rainwater. He has no arrogation on his extraordinary right. And so you think about these. These as far as it used mass amounts of aggregation and then what happens is when there. There's drought no they can't grow food and when there's rain the soils can't hold the water because their depleted soils and they leads to floods which is why we see. This cycle of drugs dreads flouts clouds and drugs. It's mixing the whole world up and carrying a ton of pollutants into the water. which you don't want you know when soil is eroding? So is everything else like nitrogen that you don't want in your waterways and you know and it's a global issue I mean. There're a lot of people who think who can trace including the Joint Chiefs of Staff if who trace a lot of social instability in the world and even terrorism back to the depletion of soils to drought if people are starving if if they if if they're soils are depleted and they can't grow anything and they're displaced off their farms. They are extremely susceptible to radicalization and Tom Friedman in an writes about once a year he writes that column. I think there's a lot of legitimacy too it's true. I remember reading this book. That that You know we had sixty million bison we kill them all basically deprive the native Americans of their food supply and then you know fast forward into the thirties and we had the dust bowl bowl and they work connected because we protected the soils with the Bison and now we had none of that and then there was a scene in the book where caucus to ground where the the dust bowl was rolling into Washington. DC into Congress while the guy was testifying about what we need to do about it. And it forced the regulators to actually actually do something about it well and and Justin's family there are people who still remember it. Remember this wall ten thousand thousand feet high and two hundred miles wide of dust rolling across the prayer and thousands and two hundred miles across it. Stripped ten. Ten million acres of soil soil is essentially non-renewable and it destroyed millions of livelihoods and so that memory Murray Justin lives in that dust bowl region. He lives in the area that was depleted in that way and that memory. You know it's what led to the creation of the natural resource conservation service that the soil conservation service in the US government but also it really was planted the seeds for this revolution away from plowing because applying was had really set the laid the groundwork for that disaster
What Worry and Meditation Have in Common
"What worry and meditation have in common? We live in a world where people are chronically. Stressed people are activating their sympathetic nervous system that fight or flight response on a regular basis. In fact I believe for many of my clients. They're just living in a chronic state of fighter fighter flight particularly for my clients who grew up in an abusive or dysfunctional homes. I believe that they are living in this place of needing to assess for danger and have a have a very difficult time. Activating their Paris sympathetic nervous system. So the sympathetic nervous system assists us in fighting or fleeing. If we have an animal chasing us we need that sympathetic nervous system to release cortisol and adrenaline to help our body to prepare to fight or to flee we. We need our respiration to increase. We need increased blood flow to our arms and our legs. We need to be able to fight or to run in the Para sympathetic state state. It's referred to as rust and digest because our immune system and our digestive system are activated during the Para sympathetic state. They about it this way. If you are running from an animal is your body really all that concerned about digesting food or fighting Often pathogen when you could die because of this animal chasing you so we were in the Para sympathetic state were in that rest and digest state when were in the sympathetic state were increasing inflammation in our body because we are releasing all of these stress hormones in an attempt to protect ourself. The sympathetic system is extremely important. We needed what we don't need is to be activating it regularly and that is what I believe a probably most all of my clients are doing and what we need to be doing is getting to that Paris sympathetic state because because in that Paris sympathetic state that rest and digest state. Our bodies are able to heal we're able to rewire our brains scenes. Were able to digest. Foods were able to fight off pathogens. That is a state of health when we're in that para sympathetic state and one of the ways that we can activate the para sympathetic nervous system or that Rushton digest system is through meditation and last last month I was encouraging you to think about twenty twenty and what you wanted to do differently this year and one thing I would encourage wjr everybody to include in their life. is meditation meditation. The research is it's it's it's it's amazing what. The research search shows of what meditation does for our bodies it truly is a healing practice. It increases our our immune in system's ability to fight infection. It decreases inflammation in the body and inflammation is at the root of all diseases it assists with sleep. It assists our brains in being able to critically think. In fact I was listening to a podcast with Dr James Gordon. And he indicated that because meditation increases the activity in the frontal CORTEX. We have an increase in judgement self awareness and compassion. I think all of us could use an increase in those three areas in our life life and when I encourage people to meditate frequently what I hear people say is I can't I just can't meditate my. I'm I'm just not able to do it. It is impossible not to be able to meditate. And I mean that in fact if you're someone who worries stories you're meditating. Now it's not healthy meditation nonetheless. It is a form of meditation. So if you're a worrier no more excuses no more excuses. You're able to meditate and and think about that for a minute if you are concerned about a problem if you have something going on in your life and you're just going over it over it at. Let's say you're concerned about losing your job or your concerned -cerned about a relationship or finances if you're just sitting in that and going over it and over and over at. You're meditating right so meditation meditation and there's all sorts of different interpretations of what meditation is. I like to think of it as a way to simply calm the brain that were really working on directing our focus so that we can call the brain. Now I hear some people talk about meditation. As you know blanking linking out the mind I can only speak for myself but I know I'm not capable of blanking out my mind. I am an. I'll use an always here. I'm always just thinking about something so with meditation I think about it as the quieting of the mind. Me Focusing on something that's helping took quiet so for example it could be listening to music. There's by Naral. Sounds which means it's the sounds in one ear is different than the sound another. It reminds me a lot of em Dr. And if you've worked with me directly you know I'm a huge proponent of amd are because it's bilateral movement so with the by Naral sounds. The belief is that it is actually helping to change the brainwaves and helping to calm palm the brain so for me that gives me something to focus on. It gives me something to listen to so that when my mind does wander. I'm able to bring bring back to focus. The sounds that gives me something directly to bring my my focus back to and then work on breathing of course while comparing it with the sounds. If you're a worrier you are sitting. And you're thinking about the problem and you're going over it and over it and over it and think about I mean we really if you've worried about something recently. I bet if you sat for a few minutes you were all in right. You were consumed completely with. What was you were worried about? You weren't distracted by anything. You were all into the worry. We'll that's what we want to do with meditation when you're worrying worrying you're activating that sympathetic nervous system. You're activating that potentially and I think for most individuals they are your activating that sympathetic nervous system. That that fight or flight response you. There's fear associated with it. If you're worrying about something you're fearful of it you're definitely not in that para sympathetic state. So you really think about that for a minute. If you have the ability to sit and be lost in your fear you have the ability to work at being lost in a sound wound or in your breath or even a word if you wanted to focus on one word even saying it over and over is a way to do meditation. Where again with meditation were working on quieting the mind? So if you're thinking about a word and you're it let's say it was joy and maybe you're even saying joy and you're thinking about how it feels in your mouth and you're thinking about how the sound sound wound and how you feel it in your body while you're breathing. That's a form of meditation. Dr Mark Hyman who. I'm a huge fan of. He is a functional medicine doctor and he believes in the body's ability to heal and he also also believes that food is medicine. Which of course I think you know that I believe in that? And he says that meditation is medicine and that it's it's so important for us to take time to work on quieting the mind because it has such a profound effect act on her physical and emotional health. It was interesting. He's he commented that medicine shuts off a pathway or or it blocks something in. It's actually interfering with your biology to stop a symptom. where meditation and food also Soviet? He was referring to meditation. And this moment is actually suggesting to to heal the body. It's working with the body and helping the body to activate its own systems so that it can heal itself and he talked about how one's immune system you know increases how the inflammation decreases. How sleep improves? Because the and and how there's also rewiring of the brain are that that neuropathy of the brain allows the brain to be rewired and over time just as though you can be wired to be a worrier over over time. If you're doing meditation you can rewire your brain to be to be healthier. In fact Dr Hyman was talking into Emily Fletcher. She's an expert in the field of meditation and she explained that meditation neutralizes is the adrenaline and Cortisol. While it floods the brain with dopamine and Serotonin so those feel-good right neurotransmitters metres. Meditation helps to release those so again. We're not with Meta medicine. You're altering those were with meditation. You're actually assisting your body in doing the its own processes that it knows how to do. We've just kind of hijacked it with worry.
How Metal Toxicity Affects Health And Aging
"You're going to one hundred eighty you're going to be full of metals metals inhibit metal Kendra function. They lower your testosterone because hair loss they caused grain and they cause cancer As was actually a whole bunch of other diseases you've got to lower your exposure to them and you have to get rid of them as you live. Hi I'm K- pro. At one of the producers of the doctors pharmacy podcast genetic variations. Make some people more prone to heavy metal toxicity. Some of us are very very good at detoxifying while others are not in this mini episode Dr Hyman shares his personal experience with mercury poisoning in conversation with founder and CEO of bulletproof. Three Sixty Dave asprey. Let's listen in there's compounds I read about called key leading agents that you can take with your food when I eat Sushi. You need the fat from. I'm fishing. I take cla which is a fracture. Also while Klerl will bind to the mercury in the Gutsy poop it out but clearly will not pull mercury out of your brain so so what you end up doing is over time you lower the incidence of metal entering your body and you slowly remove. What's in your body and I talk about how to do that in the book but if you don't know that metals matter and you're just sort can you roger how much metals you have in your system and yeah there's two ways in supreme that I write about the gold standard is you collect urine and see what your body's excreting with or without an agent that may cause you to release more and more common and cheaper way but less telling is a hair test and there's usefulness for both of those but you can go to functional medicine doctor and say I'd like to do have medals test and they're usually order a urine test for you and it's it's very common to find elevated mercury and lead in fact if you're over forty you're probably going to find it? Yeah so here. He let me share the practicing physician. Who won suffered suffered from mercury poisoning added to and to have straighted literally tens of thousands of people with mental poisoning and have done tens of thousands of tests? And I would say it's probably one of the most ignored and underappreciated causes of chronic disease. He's that doctors don't know how to think about well. Measure and personally for me. I lived in China. It got huge exposure to mercury. I don't have great jeans detoxifying. And it destroyed every system to my body yet destroyed my gut. I had diarrhea for for years and bloating and pain. It destroyed my might Aqa Andrea. I develop chronic fatigue syndrome and there was such an extreme version that my muscle enzymes were high my CBK's wok six six hundred. My liver was affected. My immune system was affected. I sort of rashes and sores all over I was completely cognitively impaired. I couldn't focus distinct concentrate remember I was you know in your your thoughts. This is like you know twenty five years ago and I was so bad and I literally had to become an expert in mercury and heavy metals detoxification. And I've written a lot about it but I think you know I would say that for many of my patients who suffer from weird a strange elements. It's ready things to look at and the only way to really know what your body burden is. You can look at your blood but that only ninety. Yeah I mean if you're eating a lot of Sushi you'll it's high but I'd ages stop. It'll go away. You can look at your urine but you're in also wasn't going to be high unless there's an current exposure so if the lead foundry or your you know eating tons of Sushi I might see a little bit of mercury the only way to really look at your body burden. It's a challenge test where you take a pill. It's a key later. And you clicks this year and for six hours hair tests also check for fish methylmercury which is where we mostly get our our mercury from that that also will go away if you haven't eaten fish for awhile and then there's another test that looks at the blood work that measures the inorganic mercury which comes from pollution in or from fillings. And that's called the quicksilver test and that that is surprisingly when people have a mouthful of fillings and you can see the difference between fish or or or or Ah Dental Mercury. I and the treatments are depending on the person you know can be very aggressive depending on what they need a guy. I've a patient. WHO's got this terrible herbal autoimmune disease and giving her intravenous support other people can do is oral support? There's medications but it's it's it's a whole process. It has to be done safely. I think your point is really well taken. I think it's an under served. An under appreciated component of medicine and a hopefully one day. We'll get on board with this just because it's just I mean it was interesting there was there was a An article near Time said I was quoted and it was based on the special forces. Oh yeah the says get lead right. Yeah so this guy. This guy came to see me. Whose job was he was a special forces guy who was a blast expert so they go blow up stuff you know blow up doors up up this and they had to train and practice and they had indoor practice training and and these guys were getting all sick and out you know the special forces? This guys aren't lingers. They're not Weiner's I don't feel good at work. Those aren't those guys either guys who stay in freezing ice water for an hour and swim right right right and do four thousand pushups and like you know. Don't sleep for three days. I mean these guys are not Weiner's humans and so the guy came in. I'm like okay. Well tell me you want your job like oh we blow stuff up we shoot like Oh okay and so I said let's check your heavy metals. And they were sky high. We put him there whole program. He was metabolically. Quiz system was working. He was overweight. PREDIABETES had cognitive functioning immune issues gut issues all got better and then he started sending special forces guys to us us. We start treating them and they just got better and one of them was written about in the New York Times how has his medical crew and everybody dismissed him and he completely turned around and the guy who is the lead expert at Mount Sinai who measures bone lead which is the most accurate way to measure leading the body. It's not an easy easy available commercial test but it's a very powerful research tool. He said these guys had really high levels of lead and he said on the follow up tests he saw the level's come way down and he says he's never seen that in his entire experience and this is a guy who was an expert in. How can you be an extra in lead in not know how to the body drives me nuts? It's not because it's not seen as a problem acute poisoning yes chronic poisoning. No and there's nothing you can do about it. It's just nonsense and there's in fact an FDA approved drug called the MSA yes Zayn for lead removal and actually removes mercury. So I think you know people listening if you have any stranger where two elements if you have anxiety. Depression Russian insomnia autoimmune disease gut issues fatigue. Cognitive issues it may well be heavy metals and And you need to find a good functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose that are you gonNa Functional Medicine Dot. Org Ifm Dot Org and you can find a practitioner. Who May know how to do this? I I'm GonNa go a little bit broader than go. If you are over fifty you and you have not gone through a course of action. You are not doing aging right. You have to do this if you are alive in the modern world and you wanna live to a highly functional old age and the reason I say this is that the safe. EPA limits for lead us to be twenty parts per million and they cut his forty goes forty two twenty ten to five five and now they're finding even down to one. They're seeing cognitive impairment and kids cognitive impairment and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and now the people who are the experts in letter saying quote there is no safe limit of lead in. If you are forty or fifty you cannot be alive and not have a lead burden in your body. You must remove it and it's not that hard especially if you're not really sick it's not gonna be a big deal and it's so strange because medicine just ignores this but in the journal circulation which which is one of the top cardiology journals. It was a paper number years ago that showed that if your level was over two which is quote within the normal which which by the way affects almost forty percent of the population. Has Your risk of stroke goes up eighty nine percent. The risk of a heart attack goes up one hundred and fifty percent. The risk of death goes up from a heart attack fifty five percent and this is more than smoking or cholesterol. Wake and it's like. Why doesn't your cardiologists talk to you about this? So what are the. What are the basic tips? If you're not getting a key. lated what are the basic tips for detoxifying detoxifying not just metals or you mean metals metals. Like how I mean. How or it all works for everything but how do you? One of my favorite compounds is glued Afyon and you can increase glucose levels by increasing vitamin C. BY TAKING NS Beatles osteen I- manufacturer glorify on pill. You can get intravenous glutathione which acid and you do you go to find out your clinics right. Yeah Yeah and we do it at upgrade labs in La for people to recover better. I'm Alpha LIPOIC. ACID is another thing selenium can help and and Zinc zinc can help the natural key later Cilantro but surprisingly. You WANNA take to launch only after you've removed most of the metal from your body because Asandra can actually move heavy metals into the brain because it's one of the things that can also penetrate the blood barrier so you go through and you say you know I'm just going to build some of these in on a regular because base and then you need fiber and P and sweat shocking. How those
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"Live in the soil so and it kills us to read the most frightening study about glyphosate which is basically round up I mean there are now multi billion dollars suits settlements against on a cheerios box it would be higher in terms of its quantity than all the vitamins and they're really yeah that yeah and General Mills General Mills got taken out for this and they committed whether it's just a PR stunt or not they committed to putting a million acres into regenerative agriculture that is profound in fact very recently in the last couple of days before recording them it's one of the very large food companies like nineteen of them got together and decided that they were going to to do some really large genitive farming things I'm hopeful that the the work that you're spreading the things that we talk about just as influencers of health based on reality is that the food companies did see like the Campbell's twenty percent drop in sales I don't Wanna eat that stuff so now they have this this decision which is well do we spend money convincing people that are crap isn't crap and you can do that unfortunately it's easier for us to learn these days so socially he does that and just people are more able to access information or you could spend the same amount of money or maybe even a little bit more making food that people want to buy yeah and you've probably met some of the people who run the big food companies have I have as well what I find is that by and large they look at me and they say we want to make better food for people people won't buy it if it costs one cent more they'll buy the corn syrup stuff from our competitors how do we deal with this you want to improve but it's a race to the bottom yeah what do you say to them what was interesting I I met with the guy who was the vice chairman of Pepsi and you know we have very fun banter back or cultural system but he said you know each any one of us can't do it alone because of this competitive marketplace and we can't convene actually all together but the government can we can collectively come up with solutions I literally just got a Texas morning because I gave a a podcast on the on the carbon ground about how to bring soil back to life using agenda agriculture and someone who was a friend of mine who works for Nestle says I can arrange meeting the CEO. I want you to talk about so I think there's an interest in this it it's funny because I've insisted on grass-fed Collagen in all of the bulletproof products and the reason collins a thing is is because of that early work just popularizing it and why grass-fed Collagen because of poop because you have have to have this out here so it is cheaper to go by non grass-fed Collagen unquestionably of course you're probably getting life which is the glycemic molecule in that bad to create a food a food summit in two thousand twenty one to address these all these issues that I talked about that are seen as separate thing so you know my passion always been about creating healing and finding the well I mean high fructose Corn Syrup K. Transfat anything with additives in it that you don't recognize can't pronounce which is three thousand additives we'd about three like factory farmed animals like factory farmed chickens and beef and so forth and what's the first thing I would say Are All three equally bad no good point Dr Dave Okay so so what is problematic is that we've created these hybrid diced cows yes Holstein's that are basically all the same kind of cow they're probably fertilized by three bowls in the country and inflammatory creates a lot of gut issues autoimmune diseases maybe call cancer and it shouldn't be something we're eating the heirloom cows all these I mean.
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"Defeat the cows like that also is bad but the idea that we have to be an extremist I eat crappy meat or no meat at all it it doesn't work in the system of life and you recognize that in your work in your cookbook so I was I just I fully endorse the approach you took in this and what are the other mistakes that people make either when they're choosing their foods when they're cooking their foods well pain is grabbing for that thing it's so easy that's all preprocessing prepare to made in a factory I think you know one of the saddest things is that we've lost the family dinner that we do eat family dinner it's usually less than twenty minutes each person eating a different factory-made science project made the microwave from different factory all while watching and TV or on their phones and I think that's really you know what I want us to share with people is that you know if you create cooking as a chore but as a Community Event right I might my friends for dinner over I don't prepare anything before they get there they come in the kitchen we talk shop I give him a knife I give them a cutting board we all work together we have fun we laugh we talk that's what life is I did it with my kids I got him in the kitchen early taking stuff you know making food they loved it and they got to eat it and then I taught him how to grow Food Garden I and my daughter thought eggplant those eggs so she picked it twelve now and we just hold them two weeks ago a guys you're going to be cooking one meal one dinner every week each and really as Yup and if you want smell we'll help you out but you decide what it is we're not going to be your sous chefs you already know how to do it and so my daughter Anna said I'm GonNa make a stir fry I really liked that does so she picked the vegetables from the garden she sliced them up she asked me to help slice some of it and then she cooked everything and you know what it was really good because the kids have seen it. They've helped before her first one was a success and man the sense of accomplishment there she was really happy and she took him to lunch the next day is it's really empowering yeah kids and it's a social time in what kids want most they wanna spend time doing stuff with their parents so you can do that and when they're in charge I I find that it's good father children time totally now okay so what about people say look I live in New York you don't have a big change some people don't have any kitchen but let's say my kitchen wasn't big enough or I mean there you know I remember going in lived in China for a year and I remember going to this restaurant was was starting tests that have private restaurants and it was this guy's house and he cleared out a room in his house and he didn't have a kitchen he had coleman stove with two burners in the back and two walks and he was in an alleyway in the side that was kitchen and he made the most unbelievable gourmet food I've ever had in my entire life from too so I think you know the myth that Oh you can't cook even a small space you can it might be Apartment York you know we we do what we call Alcazar so essentially we get a ton of veggies and we make inner vitamix every morning and we drink two or three glasses veggies every morning and it's awesome and you feel full and it's delicious needs blender blender and cook but I think there's lots of ways to make simple dude I make salads you can do it when I was first getting going with bulletproof Stephen Jenkins from third eye blind I at this dinner somewhere and he's at Dave let's let's like film a cooking thing like really this is super cool so let's do it before my concert in Portland so I gather I everything to cook something so before they open doors for the concert were at the base of the stage there and I've got a one like an inductive cooker for eighty bucks like a single bird her and a pan and a cutting board in card table and we we made this delicious salmon dish with like a coffee rub and and all this and and I this south because it wasn't very much gear and I could carry it all and and it was delicious and it was amazing but it took a little bit longer to cook than I expected and I said Stephen Your search started like twenty minutes ago the doors on open yet. Do you want me to cook this backstage I think I don't know what to do here and he goes I'm the Rockstar they'll wait and take it was one of the most memorable things but we made fantastic wild Cot sockeye salmon that was delayed Che's and it took twenty five minutes and all the stuff you needed to cook it was with me so it's just not that hard if you're determined to do it yeah exactly and bonus points if you get to do anything with it I blind they're cool now I'm I'm also thinking about people say look I just enough time to pick up the ingredients it's and you've talked about how you would go to thrive markets there's push box there's grass-fed co-op and now you can get it and it's actually very affordable if you order grasp had meet if you buy it at your local butcher you're supporting local business which is great but it could be more expensive yeah I mean there there is place you can get it for eight bucks a pound which basically makes a serving of grass finished beef cheaper than McDonald's hamburger and we're talking you should be eating a quarter pound not a half a pound or pound of this knife and if read about animals or or or something like that you gotta do the math a butchered cow if you a pound of meat a day you kill zero point seven cows per year eating a pound a day so if you were to eat a quarter pound a day that's a quarter of zero point seven so basically point animals every five years it takes one cow for you to eat a quarter pound of meat every day and that cow doesn't kill anything if it doesn't eat corn and if it walks around on grass it may it built soil it built a healthy ecosystem and so we we have to do that Kim you know people say what can be done it scales heart I think you know I wrote my book food fix which is out in February twenty twenty about the science of Region Agriculture and the estimates of if we took all the land that was available the grasslands that are not suitable for growing crude yes bureau of Land Management Land is not managed. Well I if we take some the soil corn fields that are used to grow food for animals and turn them into regenerate ethin- offer gas every right not all that and if you look at all the land actually could raise almost twice as many cows as we do now with factory farming if we use all those lands in America and those house would be healthy and they would build soil that would suck carbon out of the air it's absolutely so how's it happen we gotta fix this one hundred eighty I won't be reading oxygen bottles while I'm a hundred and forty is true so I think a lot of that has to do with our whole food system and are policies that drive in agricultural system and if action system that Bruce's really bad food that has multiple downstream consequences mostly unintended but real and serious and they need to be dealt with the number one our food system creates chronic disease and kills eleven million people a year from bad food a lot of people more than any other thing in the world including smoking it bankruptcy our nation's ninety five trillion dollars is what it's GonNa cost our nation just in America over the next five years to deal with chronic disease which money could be bent on education health care social services or whatever the heck you know inventions science whatever or more bombs and that is about three point one trillion a year in our total tax revenue is three point eight meaning is earned almost entire federal budget were wasting on this it causes social injustice because the kids who eat this food can't learn in school and are cognitively impaired it causes mental illness it causes violence and divisiveness we know that people who eat these foods are more likely to have homicide suicide in violence it leads to threats to national security because we can't even mountain army because seventy got a military applicants are rejected because they're too fat or stick to fight eight leads to tremendous environmental degradation we are depleting our soil as you mentioned we seventy percent of our fresh water human use of freshwater is used to grow food for animals for human consumption which is the factory farm animals were depleted aquifers Arita water resources we are also causing about diversity we now have ninety percent less species on the planet we have ninety percent less plant varieties we eat about twelve varieties of food implants and half of all livestock species are gone and we also are contributing to climate change through the massive amounts of of of commercial agriculture that we're doing end to end the food system is the number one cause of climate change so when you count in deforestation soil erosion factory farming of animals the food waste which is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after us in China if it were a country when you count in the refrigeration processing transport food all that end to end is the biggest source of climate change and then and then you've got all the policies that we have that are driving this the system so the way we subsidize agriculture that grows commodity crops that make people second fat sixty percent of her diet is processed foods essentially that's made from these crops Puerto Vallarta government when you basically are are giving that to the p people who can afford to eat enough so people get snap or food stamps are forty six million people could even one in four kids and they are sicker and fatter than the rest of Americans ends mostly junk food seventy five percent of junk food seven billion dollars of its soda and you got food marketing unregulated food marketing to kids and adults which drives consumption you've got food labelling which is super confusing you've got all this stuff going on because of the policies that are are being manipulated by the lobbyists that are spending half a billion dollars just on the farm bill so this is all bad news but the good news is we can change it by changing what we eat by changing how we deal with our food waste by actually being active politically boating with our votes being advocates working with grassroots organizations these are things that actually can shift in change you talked about unregulated food marketing yeah I mean as a food factor you know I i WanNa do it right I want to show the big food companies hey people will pay for food that makes them feel good instead of food that's just convenient and I am not allowed to say what things but they're actually borne out by masses of science course and so the regular Tori environment makes it very hard to be truth to do the right food it's easy to the wrong thing these big companies are advertising to kids through all these cartoon characters and heavy duty martyring on regulation no adver games suck people in Ya but if you WANNA say for instance this has these benefits that are are borne out by studies I did not pay for that are well yeah it is exceptionally hard in fact there's a rule right now if a food contain saturated fat it is not allowed to say healthy on it yeah any saturated fat even though forty five percent of your cell membranes in your body are saturated fat and we know that the the stuff that clogged arteries is one hundred percent made by bacteria in your got it is not from the food you eat right so even if you have all sorts of good stuff that one ingredient doesn't work so we have just bad science because of lobbying that gets built into regulations let me the dietary guidelines the Newton administration thirteen of the twenty people in the new guidelines committee are in bed with food industry the woman who actually overseeing our dietary guidelines process and the trumpet ministration. Her former job was a lobbyist for the Corner Finders Association of America and the Snack Food Association so the people make Guy Fructose Corn Syrup and junk food that was her job and now she's now she's helping designer dietary guidelines that is crappy on so many different levels because corn farming is one of the things that is causing the most harm to the environment we've taken ends of acres of grassland and turn them into corn land we spray glyphosate corn and soy yup which destroys the soil and it kills the bacteria that Monsanto any bears going down yeah I mean their stock price went down thirty five billion dollars but but going this study was frightening because it showed that when they fendt is of course an animal study they showed they they gave like the grandmother Rat life estate then they her health effects and then the mother the grandkid macy the grant baby and what was striking was that the EPA genetic effects the harm was passed down to nations even if that baby rat wasn't ever exposed to glyphosate so it turned on disease and cause heart disease kidney disease all kinds of chronic issues that were pre a frightening to me when you think of the amount of glyphosate if I mean if it was an ingredient.
"dr hyman" Discussed on Bulletproof Radio
"In kills eleven million people a year from bad food it bankrupts our nation's ninety five trillion dollars is what is going to cost our nation just in America over the next five years Ersan your mom might have had the Betty Crocker cookbook mom did with a red and white checked is on this little picture betty on the Front Yeah Betty was an invention it wasn't a real person Eddie rock-n-roll no it it's a it's a real name is bree she's a fantastic person and she's teaching people how to cook so the antidote to Betty Crocker is Betty Rocker or whatever else but it wasn't that good reading bread anyway I wanted to say Houston I mean really important there in that you can do it in less than a half hour it takes fifteen minutes to drive to restaurant sit down wait order you're actually not saving time and and Avocado pour some olive oil quick breakfast right that's a protein fat vegetables or I'll make a quick eighteen smoothly with like nuts and seeds and frozen berries and some coconut oil or some avocado just super easy delicious and for lunch I'll just throw it together a quick salad I'll I'll get the prewashed rural cherry tomatoes to cut on I'm like lazy I get pumpkin seeds on there put some sliced avocado throw a can of wild I an or maybe some sardines on there and get delicious sal is high in fat it's full of vegetables and nutrients super easy and quick dinner maybe quickly stir-fry some green maybe I'll throw a sweet potato and the oven sometimes you know just in there and leave it for an hour that's ready for dinner I'll send a piece of fish or chicken or meat quickly on the stove or on the grill is really simple and easy and it doesn't take a lot of time and it's super delicious mark have you ever thought about doing intermittent fasting cookbook which is a third of the pages blank that's a great idea actually recipes are amazing it's zero time to make ready in an instant if we did have time in the morning and you're worried about that you could skip breakfast and have one third less cooking and save some money and that's the happens as well so I find it kind of confusing that people saying cooking's too hard because if you have the tools and there's an investment good-quality knives and good quality what's it but it's just not that hard but other question for you is grocery shopping so what's your take on having your groceries delivered or using the services that just picks things up set a good move is that a bad move I mean listen sure if if that helps no problem I used thrive market where I can order all the non perishable stuff in genitally raised meat which is almost impossible to get fish and get it delivered to my door you know after recycle all the packaging which is annoying I basically it super easy and I get it at a half to a quarter off their retail price And then you know I get no other things like butcher walks where I basically get the organic grass-fed meat delivered to my house I don't have to worry so I I do have things for convenience but actually I love going to the grocery store I love like hunting wondering in the pharmacy they're caught my pharmacy. Fema C. Y.. Where I go and find on my medicines and you know I I learned a lot about what food is medicine in which foods a US in which combinations and so I literally looking for all my drugs and I bring them home and I make delicious meals that he'll I feel like there's something really able to go to either farmers market grocery store and look at the Broccoli I want that Broccoli because that would looks better than the others for whatever the reason in is and I find when I order fresh produce from a delivery I'm like oh you got me moldy blueberries yeah like I bought I actually don't I usually get in the produce fresh I think that all the produce things sorry Amazon you're not GonNa win on delivering produce because when we see produce ourselves know what to eat and what not to eat and I've never been happy when I have produced although such community support agriculture's break that's different yeah pick on the farm delivered that day pick it up is just literally there's a ninety percent here right because the food was grown right when you're going to small farm and for me I live on a small farm we grow almost all the food we eat including our pork and our our lamb and most of our veggies no you had a run in with pig recently yeah I sprained my spine making sure I didn't end up in the mud after I pushed on God did move into the new pastor so it was it was all so I just I like about selecting the food and then interacting with it the Dalai Lama has very precise about who he allows to prepare his food and in some of the Buddhist teachings the number of Chinese WanNa kill him now there's there's also like the notion teaching Buddhism that you want fewer people to touch your food and that that somehow better and I teach my kids look it tastes better because you put love in it and that's one of the ingredients and when you cook with just within ten to sing a song over your food but you just you think of about how is this GonNa taste what's it going to do to the people eat it including yourself and in your creating an act of creation for that and so having a a cookbook that's sort of like accused the ideas here's the Palette you don't have to do an exact paint by number but do it like this I it it seems like it's a skill let's that's devolving what are the things that people can do other than we'll start cooking dammit it seems like it's almost like a lifestyle surgery to become yeah I mean you have to start slow in sac no sort of take the few steps but in the Cookbook Food Cook I I give you a list of one of the tools you need you know what are the ways to cook with recipe's one of the basic strategies for how you make animal protein or vegetables or or how you just prepare things and I think it gives people a framework for how to do it MINYARD's pick recipes I know anything about recipes is sort of like paint by numbers yeah like once you kind of figure it out then you Kinda can do it on your own and I almost never use he's all I've been making a lot of recipes from the cookbook and they are unbelievable well you did something cool you reach out to a bunch of friends like you yeah? I contributed recipes for it this being the cookbook yeah and it's it's one of the things right I'm happy to contribute I want people to just go out and buy the good stuff because one of the concerns that you and I both share is is habitat destruction and if you're on one of these cornyn soy based diets which includes eating industrial will meet up or just eating corn and soybean yourselves because you wanted to cut out the middleman of the apocalypse we can get to that what you end up doing is you end up supporting monoculture and when you do that all of the bunnies mice ladybugs birtles birds only picking cute ones slugs by insects ah we ended up killing Michael while the soil the soil destructions I'm actually more worried about soil destruction than ocean destruction yeah because we're going to run out in sixty years at current rates and it's hard to build because it takes decades to build goods actually doing it the right way it turns out a dozen what makes the best soil poop there's a reason cheap shit everywhere indiscriminate looking the era their pooping because their job is to return the kind of prevailing view is that cows are the cause of all of our homes in terms of climate change or at least a big contributor and that is true absolutely if you're talking about factory farmed animals but the best way to build soil is to integrate animals into genitive farm thank and and the truth is we had sixty million by Sinon hobby ten million elk and many other ruminants roaming around America which is by the way far more than the cows we have in America creating tens of feet of topsoil contributing in any way to climate change and they were belching and pooping and doing all that stuff back then but they were roaming around in the grass in a way that they mowed the grass it's not all the way down so overgrazing as bad they dug it up with their hooves just by walking on it and they peed and pooped everywhere which is like natural fertilizer nitrogen pm originated works and it works and it literally built tens of feet of topsoil so when farmers I gave Brown from North Dakota used to be a conventional farmer is farm destroyed by Hale and out and he had to convert to Jennif- army researched about learn about it and he started doing it and now he makes more food better food makes more money and has complete drought and flood resistance where his farmers fields are flooded his arm because the soil that's built he's built twenty nine inches of topsoil in just a few years by integrating animals in a very strategic way not just overgrazing let him roam around but you move them in this thing called data multi paddock grazing but we managed grazing and that actually helps to create news soil in a very rapid way and turns soil is the biggest carbon sink on the planet it can hold three times the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and it's really the solution to climate change there's very few technologies that can allow us to dry carbon there's carbon capture technologies which are going to cost billions of dollars factories all over like it just seems like another thing I mean maybe it'll help but we had the most powerful technology ever invented to draw down carbonell the environment is called photo synthesis doc it's this ancient technology that plants actually suck carbon out of the environment they breed carbon dioxide they put into their roots it goes into the soil there's organic that develops and that becomes this massive carbon sink so people think the rainforest or rainforest yeah they're important but the grasslands are the rainforest of the prairies it's funny I I also I talked with my kids about this one of the things that animals do is they eat stuff that we can't eat yeah and they transform it in into delicious amazing and they fertilize the soil and if you're doing it the way I do my small farm you treat the animals really wet Oh and they're well cared for and just stick that pig in the but I didn't kick him Outta you got even with me pushing the pigs but I can tell you this could be the best thing like that was like pretty animal cruelty to me that's what you got your do you got injured I I I did but it's actually get to know your animals and things like that for say oh it's so mean how can you go to a therapist already like look at Mother Nature there's a waas that lays its eggs inside a spider at is an ex eat the spider from the inside out like Mother Nature hates you in wants you to die like that is actually how nature works could be also provides a lot of abundant Oh it course it doesn't but here's the deal you have to be comfortable with both sides of that stuff so I I was I was Vegan I was a Ravi again end and I don't like animal cruelty but I'll tell you just like you talk about in sort of the pig in Diane Paleo plus Vegan I will eat the vegan food not the gluten crappy soil whatever but all the vegetables if there is no grass fed meat to be had and all American relations in superhuman are eat less meat eight to industrial meat is bad for you for the soil of the planet it's not food just like Y- random junk food isn't food so once you take those out what's left you eat less and guess what happens if more than twenty percent of your calories from protein turns into sugar four hundred percent increase in all cosmetology it doesn't just turn into sugar it creates inflammatory things throughout the body because you're amino acids get screwed up and you get too much sixteen in methionine one of the anti-ageing thing just sorta why came up with concept of Pagan which is kind of a joke making fun at the extremes of Paleo and bs and the cookbook is sort of a Paean cookbook and recipes you know if more in alignment with begins then anyone in Paleo Kito or any sanitized and here's the thing you should be mostly vegetables and you and I would say not mostly grains and a Lotta begins are all about the grains canola oil because those are Vegan so it's not about whether it came from animals or didn't that's an artificial distinction because every plant came from animal poop which came from an animal and if you get rid of the animals and you only have plants you just deplete the saw the topsoil and we are going in a very bad direction if we got if we think that's going to work through if we allow the continued destruction of the soil from from just raising huge amounts of corn and soy.
"dr hyman" Discussed on Bulletproof Radio
"You can save a lot of money and have a gut that works better to go back to the day uncovers why people see disease get nauseous within hours of eating gluten and turns out we now understand that some immune cells dump immune chemicals that turn your stomach these cytokines into the blood soon after yourselves encounter gluten which triggers those symptoms at least according to a new study and scientists already knew that some of those immune cells called CD four plus t cells in people with diseases gluten proteins in wheat barley rye and get a little bit of damage to the small intestine and it's interesting because normally t-cells rev up until a day or two after you're exposed to protein that triggers your inflammation but if you have an autoimmune disorder likes ILIAC in this case it affects one percent of people but many many more sensitive to gluten but those people have that nausea pain and vomiting within an hour to eating gluten so they're the extreme responders and there are many people aren't quite as extreme responders who get chronic inflammation and now I understand so much we know that cytokines called Interleukin two or all too and other things released by t-cells climb and they climbing they climb these are compounds of inflammation and thus compounds of aging and that's kind of cool because if you understand which t cells do what and which released their herbal compounds and pharmaceuticals that can block specific inflammatory molecules I'm very interested ns because as an anti aging guy a bio hacker if you know which inflammatory cytokines are plaguing you maybe you can just turn them off it's not permit shouldn't do we gluten but wouldn't it be nice a few accidentally got exposed to gluten that it didn't knock you on your ass now and just full full disclosure if you wanNA perform really well gluten it doesn't belong in your diet I don't really care if you say but I don't feel anything when I eat it it is still not making anger and perform better and the fact croissants I don't care you might like heroin to that's okay it doesn't mean it's good for you actually in superhuman my new book I do have a chapter about heroin anti-aging substance liar actually it's about analog low dose trek sewn up yet receptors and it turns out people who use pharmaceutical grade heroin at low to normal doses not as addicts not living in bridges not cut with God knows what actually aged much less quickly than the rest of us so there you go in my book I talk about nicotine as an agent compound and heroin and I'm telling you don't smoke and don't use heroin twi these pathways are so cool today's guest on the show he's a little bit intimidate waiting because only has like fourteen million New York Times bestsellers maybe more than that he's almost as tall as me fantastic baller you got the old age stooping my friend he's he's he thinks he's better looking than me and it may be my opinion it may be true and a guy if you don't recognize his voice who's been on the show a couple times at dear friend and a world changing superhuman in his own right Dr mark Hyman at mark welcome back on the show Dave vague you love being on your show now mark a lot of people know your name your director of Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic doc you've written extensively about the dangers of gluten and I wanNA talk with you today about some of the other toxins that you've dealt with with the thousands of patients and your wellness centers and I want to talk also about of food policy because I I set out to disrupt big food with bulletproof here's what you feel like who eat food that's done right like eat this protein bar versus sugar bomb candy bar and see what happens to your things like that and you're looking at how do we fixed policy so it's GonNa be fun interview 'cause we're going to talk about all kinds of cool yeah and I'm trying to figure out where to point people for your work you've done the broken brain documentary that I was in that was really good and doctors pharmacy my podcast other doctors pharmacy in fact I was just a guest doctors pharmacy that's with an F. which is doing really it really well and I'm just counting the number of times you've been on you've been on three times your this is your fourth time you're setting you're tying the record for the most times on the show because the people don't even understand who you are last episode you talk a bit more about why you do what you do but knowing you really well us you have story after story of Oh yeah I I've the first airplane to Haiti bad things happen and you you help people in such a profoundly so I I just love getting interview and every time we get feedback from people you look at the show I love that episode so you've you've got good energy man so I'm always pleased to just do this and we're actually doing this interview live at your headquarters in Santa Monica true which is Super Bowl and you wrote a recent book called food what the heck should I cook I love the title and let's start there because it leads to this thing about how do we fix our food systems so you talk about cooking being a revolutionary act and why is cooking revolutionary and why did you read a cookbook well first of all if all of America started cooking wholefood from real ingredients like whole grains like any tall food I mean I don't care should at this point you're right I mean like if they just got off the App and started eating real food and literally unplugged from the industrial food system their health would dramatically improve we would reverse climate change we would end social injustice poverty we'd have money enough for free education and free healthcare for everybody and can support the neediest among us with no effort and have lots of money leftover to do cool stuff create new science and solve all the world's problems just by cooking at home why because if we eat real wholefood this made from real ingredients it changes what food is grown that's what is produced what food is distributed it changes our own biology and resurrects us from the path to death that we're all on a rapid way and it and it is fun and delicious and it actually is what is needed as the antidote the food system which has deliberately disenfranchised us from our kitchens and from our ability to cook literally the Food Industry during the fifties when there was a woman named Betty who was a home Mak teacher trying to get America learn how to cook and take care of themselves and she was going around teaching young families how to grow garden and how to cook meals and how to take care of things they were terrified because they were producing all this processed food and they didn't want that to happen so they got together in Minnesota General Mills Headquarters and they had a big can meaning and they decided they were GonNa make convenience king they were going to create it as a value so you deserve a break today right that's that messaging and they literally invented somebody called Betty Crocker now I thought Betty Crocker was a real and they put in all these processed food into the recipes Campbell's cream of Joensuu car mad at your casserole or take a a strip of Ritz crackers and crumble them and put them on your chasm role I mean and then they went further the TV dinners and then processed food and then all the fast food restaurants so he literally disenfranchised from our kitchens we generations of Americans who don't add cook Americans spend more time watching cooking television than actually cooking at home no mark do you know my friend Betty rocker lover Instagram's awesome okay rock but but we do need an antidote to that because I mean if you look even further back in big food history you know where Graham crackers came from Mr Graham oh Mr Grant but do you know why he did what he did and cornflakes were from the same cult yeah because of Mr Kellogg they decided that male sexual desire was the root of all evil and if they could just make a food that would lower libido that it would sell the world's ills so they created Graham crackers and cornflakes Leo Fat High Carb because those do lower testosterone if you have for breakfast you're probably not going to want to go right have male libido is or do anything you gotTa Watch that movie The road to Wells Ville have you seen that now about Kellogg and about this place called Battle Creek which is where they used to have the SPA and they'd bring people in all cornflakes was like it was bad it was Kinda scary poop was very funny movie but the point is you're right we we decided to create all these industrial foods some Nasr for good reasons for not so great reasons but at the end of the day these processes industrial foods are killing us alling planet and by learning how to cook and that's really why I wrote the cookbook because it one she'll be able you can make real food that's delicious this easy to make it's cost effective and it's not that hard I mean I I actually not often don't even use recipes I just learned the basic cooking skills the building blocks he's learning the alphabet you can right you know the Great Gatsby or Warren piece it doesn't matter the alphabet of the skills of the knife skills and cutting and chopping and actually how to combine ingredients in the right way I went to put in first second third and the timing of meals it's not that hard you can make amazing meals I cook three meals a day I can do in less than thirty minutes. Total breakfasts in dinner super easy and have delicious amazing food and I have all kinds of shortcuts I've learned because I'm busy but you know sometimes make meals it take longer you can throw stuff in a hot potter a crock pot in or a Dutch oven stick in the oven for three hours and you end up with a delicious meal so I want people learn how to Cook I want people to take back their kitchens I want people to actually start to enjoy it as a community event with their families and friends and it's just the best thing ever it is a it's funny my my second book was a bulletproof a cookbook for the the reason that look when you cook your own food and you use the right ingredients you will naturally learn to select the foods that are good that are fresh that are GonNa make you feel good all animals do this cows will walk around and eat that Tuft of grass not the other one because that one had the right nutrients we actually have that but when you're done you should have a hi not the sugary SGI. But I mean like man I'd feel so good after eight that like I I'm I'm recharged and I don't get that ah restaurants very often at all when I do I go back and so the value from the big food industry that we are but both disrupting it was all about convenience but there's a good side to convenience because if you look at the amount of time that women spent just letting bread rise waking up at five am to need the bread to make the morning bread it has been between laundry and cooking these have been the things that kept women from doing things that they wanted to do not even counting about child rearing and things like that so there was a.
"dr hyman" Discussed on Bulletproof Radio
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"dr hyman" Discussed on Bulletproof Radio
"But real and serious need to Gal with our food system creates chronic disease the old chronic disease it causes social injustice because the kids who eat this food can't learn in school and are cognitively impaired the causes mental Elissa causes violence and divisiveness we know that people who eat these foods are more likely to have a homicide suicide and violence bulletproof radio station with high performance listening to bulletproof radio with Dave Asprey if you've listened to the show for a little while you know how important your gut microbiome is for how you perform how you feel new research is coming thing online that shows how important the bio around you your external microbiome is critical to your health and now we understand how to fix your gut microbiome and there's a new way to fix your home microbiome as well and it's a technology called home biotic and the idea is to shift the balance of species around you to include the Natural your home and it's kind of like when you antibiotics too much in your gut what homoerotic does is it reintroduces beneficial natural soil based bacteria that can literally reprogram our hack the biology of your home when you spray this odorless colorless you can't tell it's their home biotic to a clean surface it forms active biological defense against toxic mold and other mold that isn't toxic it does this by cold noticing the surface and it out competes the mold so start protecting your home now visiting home biotic dot com and use code Dave to get ten percent off your first order that's H. O. M. E. B. Iot dot com use code dave to get ten percent off your first order just try once you'll see what I mean imagine a probiotic but does what it's supposed to do just thrive probiotic is a hundred percents spore form DNA verified and tested as a probiotic it's been the subject of groundbreaking clinical trials and it has demonstrated a lot of effects on the gut connection to the immune system and brain I was blown away by the science behind just thrive and it takes a lot to get my tension like that these are clinically proven strains four leaky gut specifically with nine other ongoing human clinical trials. These are human trials not mouse you take one capsule per day after meal or as directed the the open sprinkled on food it's great for kids you don't have to refrigerate it and you can even bake it up to four hundred fifty five degrees and the stuff will survive because it's hardcore just ride Obama also produces meaningful levels of Keratin noises in an accident like Alpha Beta carotene lycopene and looting so you're getting a probiotic but it actually manufacturers nutrients inside.
How Your Health Is Connected to Soil Health
"A functional medicine doctor Dr Hyman this is on treating the body as a system rather than treating the individual symptoms in this mini episode Dr Hyman Explores how this application of systems biology ends beyond our bodies inner workings to its interaction with the natural environment. Here's Dr Hyman in conversation with family physician and founder of the health from the soil up initially Dr Daphne Miller you're describing this sort of broad range of things where you're seeing the harm that our current agricultural production system does to the workers right because of toxic chemicals because of poor working conditions because of being almost indentured servants and human rights really is a huge issue there and the same time that your were hurting the soil that we grow our food in so our soil is depleted aren't food is depleted and then we are growing is commodity products that are turned into processed food corn wheat and soy that ended up causing all this chronic disease on the other end of the spectrum and it's this huge problem in everything's can elected and that is some of the beauty of your work where you actually are connecting the dots between all these things that don't seem connected like what is the the crow biology the soil has to do with us and you talk a lot about this and you're working I I'm fascinated sort of dig into this because again a get a little bit deeper right away about how the microbiome which is his brand new topic in medicine didn't even exist and we were in medical school connects to the microbiome of the soil and why that's important I mean for example you don't wash your organic vegetables right eat the dirt right so talk about how you came to understand that and what the science is behind that and and and what we need to do to change. What's happening I I want to say that I really appreciate what you said before for in terms of getting the big picture there because there's actually a lot of people in medicine who still don't that this really is a story on the on on helpful side of exploitation of workers exploitation of soil and then exploitation of our own bodies we who are the recipients of that food in that system and I think that's a very important notion to grab onto so we can't heal communities unless we actually take care the farm workers and take care of soil but the microbiome is this wonderful way of tracking that connection it's kind of a nerdy side intifida way of telling that story that you just told because in fact that what's so so unbelievable doing this work is that it tracks through many levels from the microbial to the cultural so micro to macro from legislated to cellular and the the story of how our internal microbiome all these you know billions of Tyrian Fungi Nemo toads how they are linked to soil is still trying to be understood in told it's not the sciences in its infancy and we know of course at our microbiome is a unique microbiome you know each one of us has an unique microbiome fingerprint it's anger print it's not the same microbiome a- soil but we know that there is a lot of cross talk we evolved as these single L. creatures out of soil we all grew up in the dirt right time gathering and and over Millennia what's happened is that aren't microbes have found their distinct niches but that they in fact do communicate and this research is slowly slowly coming out and food is probably one of the really important shuttles that you know goes back and forth in terms of informing the two microbiomes and influence facing him in different ways but it's not to say that our microbiome is the same as soil microbiome there's cross talk which is there absolutely genetic crosstalk conventional medicine encourages the diagnosis of disease followed by standardized treatment however naming disease becomes increasingly me wingless as we understand our inner workings and biological systems within the context of our entire organism Dr Hyman further explored this topic with his mentor and other a functional medicine Doctor Jeffrey Bland using the lens of functional medicine the things that you helped us know and understand really just getting people I said do those simple things that make profound differences changing the information and that you know food is information everything is information you exercise information sleep is information botts our information yeah these are all communicating with every cell and every system in your body every second and when you understand that enormously empowering because then you can do something about precisely we have now understood starting to understand I don't want to say complete understanding but we're starting to understand that this outside world the things that we eat had come from the soils and the environment from which nature nurtures have an inborn communication connection to our bodies receptor systems that signal through every DNA Aliquo all that creates our function now that is a paradigm shifting concept that were connected into the soil into the air into the water into the sun in ways that are directly it kind to these biological processes we call intracellular signal transaction for which we are involved matrices not can disconnected from the world but in in regretted part of the network of the world into our
What the World's Longest-Lived People Eat
"This many episode Dr Hyman Sits Down with National Geographic Fellow and author of the Blue Zones. Dan Buettner blue zones is a term Dan. Dan coined to designate the geographic regions were high. Percentages of centenarians are enjoying remarkably long and full lives. Let's listen in as Dan shares the commonalities season. Diet as well as lifestyle among the longest lived populations in the world in two thousand. My team came across an interesting fact the World Health Organization named Okinawa's the place in the world with the longest disability free life expectancy and so they have we want they live a longtime managed to elude most chronic disease and die fairly quickly. We we call that the rectangle survival curve. You don't die long painful so you you. You live along time healthy well in boom. You're dead. Yes that's kind of what you WanNa do and really that was kind of the founding of blue zones in two thousand and that that expedition expedition was hugely successful and I had the idea that if there are there's a blue zone area and area where people live a long time in Asia there must be other areas in Europe and Latin American United States. I got funding from the National Institutes on aging to hire demographers to to do the science of population defined statistically longest lived and then recruited a team of experts to help me distill that sorta common denominators the the the bigger high in these blue zones areas around the world is that longevity was not something that was pursued. It's it's something that ensued from the right environment so the healthiest foods beans and Greens and nuts and tubers huber's and grains are they're the cheapest and most accessible curiously no matter where you go and you see people living along time doing the same nine things and they they're clustered in four more areas number one. They're moving naturally as opposed to exercise so nudge into movement. They tend to have a sense of purpose. They can identify the articulate that sense of purpose purpose. They're downshifting. There's things sacred daily rituals downshift them so stopping and being as opposed to doing yes but it's it's less less conscience and Moore wrote for example. Okinawan women are Okinawa older will can owns will always stop what they're doing before they eat. They'll say three words Hachi BU which reminds them to stop eating when their stomachs are eighty percent full adventists were the longest the Americans they all say a prayer so the punctuation between the busy busy life and their food so they're slowdown in each slower. Costa Rica can cut you. They take a nap sir. They do happy hour hour nap. I don't know what everybody does it. So it's not like you're the outlier by you know having having a couple glasses of wine after work or taking a nap at three in the afternoon so and then when it comes to what to what they eat their ninety five to one hundred percent of their dietary intake comes from plants the pillars of all longevity diets in the world. I mentioned before Greens grains whole grains nuts beans and tubers so no matter where you go those five things making daily diet eat meat about five times a month the fish maybe two times a week unless you'd think commodities commuter coastal communities right. They look coastal okay so they're Sardinia Italy it cut he agrees Okinawa Japan the Nagoya Peninsula of Costa Rica and ill Loma Linda three of those Pfizer kind of island. One is peninsula but the blue zone areas are always inland. They're always up in the highlands. They tend to live on a slope in fact one of the biggest corner stigma. Mill longtime is the slope of the land which you live so live on a hill exactly. Yes I live on a well. Yeah and you have to walk down down. Yeah I mean that that's makes sense to me but that was K- studied very carefully in Sardinia and the this the steeper the village the longer the people lived so and then the the the foundation the power nine foundation was keeping your investing in your family became part of a faith in me faith it was and then really paying attention to the people you hang out with yeah so I started out with blue talk about purpose and the ports of the family ah shifting but at the end of the day you realized that the runway for health for most Americans is what we eat through our mouth three times the day there are networks people love to eat so in the last year or two. I've been really focusing on food and trying to really think through what the longest people eight and how to translate it for American populations so you know there's some interesting data on like you know meet and and whether it's harmful or helpful and a lot of it has to do with what the context through overall diet is you know my my view on meeting for I mean in all honesty and blue zones people didn't need you know they typically knew the name of the animal and they took occur the animal for a long time and then it was time for the wedding but it was infrequent often as a condiment. I would argue that most Americans are are disease comes from overeating and over the the wrong kind of food which is usually usually meet not always I mean there's a few one percent of meat. Is You know grass-fed and we ate at once twice a week. There'd be no problem with the reality is to send the message alleged that it's okay to eat meat or the longest people in the world he meet people. Take it the wrong way of if you really want to eat healthy the one one of the keys is having the skills to make a few I I would say plant based meals. I beans is I would say is the the the should be the main ingredient because they're hardy and they kept the protein. You need got cook them. We probably know the plant paradox but the thing is is interesting because you know you talk about how a lot of these cultures consume a lot of beans and there's been a lot of popular books out there lately saying that electons issue and beans are concerning anything 'cause autumn unity and inflammation when you look at these cultures they had very sophisticated ways of actually combining different foods of cooking them breaking down these things that actually may be problematic so can you talk a little bit about that. I Yeah I think that was unfortunate propaganda about that so I mean yeah I mean yes if you eat them raw their problem but I mean here we have seventy percent of Americans are be third are pre diabetic dropping dead of heart disease and we're worried selected for crying out loud. It's it silly I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt the the five cultures who are living the longest were eating beans almost every day and probably a cup of beans means and I would say that I mean as long as you soak him. Cookham to a boil electons aren't an issue the reality of the gas problem. Is this your if if you're eating meat cheese and eggs all the time your gut bacteria is is going to proliferate to die to optimally digest meat eggs and cheese when you shift and all of a sudden if if that's all you're eating egg mcmuffins and then all of a sudden you shift to healthy being based your your your gut bacteria. Gaza what the Hell's going on here. It's GonNa be a war but that were only last for about a week or week and a half and then all of a sudden your gut bacteria shift so it can break down those long chain carbohydrates that are in beings to digestible carbohydrates well hydrated and you don't have that issue I every single day I zero issue and and you're talking about how to start out with these smaller beans like rather than kidney beans. Lima beans lentils goals and beans that are easier to follow the far the gaseous if you're not eating them regularly again after two weeks of historic lentils PS and move your way is an important thing that people don't realize about the microbiome in the role plays in all chronic disease including obesity and diabetes and so the way to cultivate your inner garden is by eating getting a lot of plans by eating a lot of fiber rich foods. I liked the inner garden. Yeah I mean we gotTA tender garden. We got the we got a lot of weeds growing in there that are causing disease and the way you get the weeds as you put in the good stuff and it crowds it out so you know when you look at these traditional cultures and I have you done this in Burkina south facade in Africa they looked at the microbiome microbiome of of these people eating more traditional dies and then compared to western Diet and what the microbiome listen they're and they're completely different and you know this is really an important thing that I think hobbies happening in these cultures where all have much healthier digestion is much less autoimmune disease much more anti inflammatory diet which is which is really what's driving being their alone Javadi because we know the longevity is really related to two things one is inflammation or lack of it and to is your ability to handle sugar and
Understanding Nutrition Research
"High. Mk a pro at one of the producers of the Doctors Pharmacy podcast. We are constantly learning new do things about the way food and nutrients impact the body in this mini episode of the podcast. Dr Hyman speeds with World Renowned Physician Scientist and author Dr William. We about activating the body stem cells with food to enhance its regenerative abilities. I don't think something must be aware of that. You can activate your own stem cells things you do in your life that you can screw up your stem cells and what are stem cells anyway. What do they do and how do we. How do we understand how to stop hurting him and start helping him. Yeah we'll Simpson's a really simple. we're made of stem cells so when are moms or dads got together and created you know US In the womb we started out as stem cells they actually made every single sperm and sperm got together and they basically decided they would become stem cell factory and then pretty much we we formed out of our own stem cells after we were born a few those themselves stuck around about seven hundred thousands of them they stick around in there mostly elsinore bone marrow and their enlightening barn. TESTI- they hide out in our body and they help us regenerate. We know that we generate our hair falls on GROESBECK. Our Gut outlining grows back. Our livers can grow back. If you actually remove your liberal Robak our skin grows back you know so we our bodies possessed the ability ready to regenerate through stem cells now what can injure stem cells you know high doses of alcohol can damage and blunt your stem cells okay with the one. Tequila had last night you know having a Tequila bad having Goswami. The thing is on balance. which did you want to do? Is people people who drink a lot have damaged themselves. Diabetes is another state a metabolic state that you know it really impairs cripples our some sugar after high blood sugar cripples our stem cell so the excess of anything can be harmful including to our stem cells so what are the things that we can do to help boost our stem cells. This is where it's really become interesting for talk about that though let me just defectors stress can definitely affect our high stress will blunt the activity of stem cells. You know it's just stunning them so they're like wait a minute. What do I do now. You know maybe I'm not going to be so enthusiastic can rebuilding our organs. We gotta rebuild our blood vessels. We're going to rebuild our hearts in our hearts turnaround like we actually have a stem cells in our hearts and our brains and grow our nerves every single day. Something in our body is regenerating. Actually a lot of things are generating but more exciting to me is the ability for every single person listening to this podcast to be able to actually enhance your own stem cells and here's the research so the Mediterranean Diet had a study by Spain looked elderly truly people in the Mediterranean Diet and those who were on a Mediterranean Diet compared to not on a better trained at had five times the number of stem cells in their circulation relation in their bloodstream so again. It's not one magic food. It's the pattern of that. You're actually eating when you cannot you do the research on specific things as well also for example tea green tea will increase your stem cells but guess what so can black T. right so here's what the Japanese live wherever you I know olive green tea you know people in Asia drink a lot of people in Britain drink a lot as well. We used to say green. Tea is good black. Teas fermented so's not going to be that good for we're changing our minds we have to keep our minds open black tea can also double the number of some cells and then here's another kind of surprise and delight is that there was a study at by UCSF in San Francisco where researchers took people with known cardiovascular disease so they had kind of crappy blood flow and they gave give them hot chocolate. Yeah I was GONNA say chocolate stem cell story on so the darker the chocolate the higher the Flannel Caesar. The bioactive czar are naturally pressing ca cal and they there was a study of food is medicine. This is literally these chemicals in food called phytochemicals or Fido nutrients that actually had these medicinal properties are made by Mother Nature. They're packed in the food growing in the plant and you know every plant based food watch. They have some type of bioactive so in Cacao which is a bean which you process to get you know kind of the cocoa powder. If you take the really dark chocolate like seventy three percent ca cal really dark dark chocolate and you make it into a high flannel hot chocolate drink and you have a twice a day. This was the clinical study found in people who wound up actually having drinking the hot chocolate twice a day over the course of a month they doubled the number of stem cells compared to the people who didn't bring on Chop Chop and so okay so the question is is that important when they measured their blood flow would they put a blood pressure cuff on them and which you know kind of like lowers the circulation they let it go. They found that the blood flow was much vastly improved so here's a functional results that actually means it makes a difference so who's GonNa Complain About Chocolate. Who's GonNa Complain About. T- WHO's GONNA complain about a Mediterranean Diet. I mean you go out to eat. These are the things we love yeah. Getting people think about food as not just calories but information just energy but actually instruction that regulates your stem cells and you're saying might go bion your immune system and you're in genesis. I mean these are things that are they. Just take a new science of nutrition right so beyond proteins and calories and sugar and all that kind of stuff. We're now combining food size with life. Science stem cells are considered UN specialized meaning that they have the potential to develop into various kinds of specialized cells they can sell for new and can also sense damaged cells and tissues sending signals that promote self healing science continues to illustrate how food has the power to to prevent and reverse disease and the more we know about it the more power we have to cure a targeted diet to help us reach our health goals.
"dr hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"The producers of the Doctors Pharmacy podcast in two recent interviews. Dr Hyman and his guests spoke about EPA genetics and Howard behavior can influence which of our genes are turned on or off. Let's listen in as Dr Hyman talks with leading expert in Alzheimer's and Dementia Research Dr Marlins Saba aw so epigenetics is a is a fairly new field very exciting and the ideas that we can say that to things like diet exercise lifestyle stress and sleep lack of sleep that you're turning jeans on and off and that <hes> that we wanted in many cases turn genes off but in some cases we WANNA turn genes on and that would alter our health yeah and it's so possible I mean food is one of the most important and prevalent Dublin things that we are connected to every day alter our gene expression and this is one of the fundamental ideas a functional medicine so you'd Broccoli tastes good right but it also up regulates genes that increase preschool defy on which is you detoxifying live or work better. Yes you have green tea catechin but those up regulate genes that increase your ability to get rid of heavy metals so so there's credible research on these components in food that have these biological effects on our Jeanne. People think that you go to the doctor. They're gonNa fix you but the truth is eighty. percent of your health is determined by what you do not with us. That is the idea that people said in your in your remarks. Is that what your genetic attic profile that you're born with the it's like your fate and let freight and people are starting to challenge that idea is the idea and really think about it can. I take a genetic risk for Alzheimer's and create a life program that offsets that genetic risk so if I'm genetically prone prone to getting out sandwich can I create intervention program that would buffer mitigate or offset that risk domestic questions about it and we like precision health author precision medicine is a great example of that and that's a really critical point because if that's true in Alzheimer's we could try that across the board right in Diabetes Heart Disease Cancer <music>. All those disease states could respond in a maybe not in the same paradigm but in a similar paradigm to to alter those risks as well. Dr Your Hammond further explored this topic with medical anthropologists psychologists Alberto Ville Aldo in their conversation about powerful energy fields within all of us but for us us for.
"dr hyman" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Capitol hill and for that matter in the courts as well dr hyman karen others lots of people who don't like you know direct to consumer advertising leaving aside the first amendment issues it costs a fair amount of money but it's part of their marketing expenditures which you know allows them to sell more drugs i think you know it leaving aside the first amendment it's not obvious why they would lower their price if they weren't incurring advertising costs they they do it because they think it helps them promote their business and the lobbying again leaving aside the sort of first amendment questions they're you know on the receiving end of a lot of money from the federal and state governments and though you know like any industry they spend money to try and protect their interests so and they are you know a major the healthcare sector generally is sort of one of the top lobbying sectors idiot tire economy because they're so dependent on money from the federal and state governments if the federal and state government stopped paying them they would probably have much lower lobbying expenditures the other hand they're paying them because of the lobby back that's neither of those are easy fixes to get the prices of branded drugs and i'm not sure how you would at craft a law that would not be tossed out by the courts on first amendment grounds that that everybody else of his uncle can lobby capitol hill for this that or whatever but that the pharmaceutical industry cannot how do you write that law i'm not and still provide equal protection under the law i'm not sure how you would craft such a bill so that the reason why i kept saying leaving the earth i don't think you can't but in any event.
"dr hyman" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"Say in helps us understand it apply to our lives a lot better although they're still we're learning used to that you know if you had e n t h afar had to do xyz not looking like that now looks like there's different approaches everything yes i think you're right that the personalization in the testing we now have a lot more information but it's also a lot more to interpret so it's cool that they are now test that are able to like give us more applicable thing because i think you're right with jeans it's like you just think like everything's bad everything's read and what do i even do but now there's ones like we both love doctor rhonda patrick from foundmyfitness will linked to her podcast in the show notes because she's amazing joke that we have a brain crush on her so anybody knows her personally i would love to interview herself let her know but she has a great genetic report on her website foundmyfitnesscom that really liked delves into not just the raw data but what is it actually looked like like how would you interpret that in your life and so one example that you talked about recently i literally wrote the book on coconut oil not the book but the post like for years and we still do we rank number one for the term coconut oil and i did all this research when saturated fats used to be bad it was like well they're obviously not bad and that's the teaching of west a price and i absolutely agree with it i think that objectively saturated fats are not bad i would argue if you're eating them with sugar they would become what dr hyman calls sugar fat which is super batter sweet fat but objectively they're actually good for your body turns out unless you're me so with doctor rhonda patrick test you can run your twenty three and me results through that and it gives you a more interpretive view of certain snippets and i had one and i you too because we obviously share bright into everything together that said like really i should never eat saturated fat because not only will it make it hard lose weight but it can also mess with my brain and do all kinds of other stuff.
"dr hyman" Discussed on Mark Bell's Power Project
"That you told me oh yeah horrifying you literally said a bunch of said don't clic here it was him annan dr hyman vendor river doc no von heitman bihac survive is your body spray and all hell do you know nowadays another great fucking nickname alladays all he'll do is just the nih hanahoe this tonight but yeah there was a picture of john on a toilet which all this is probably you price still find because now these famous people had a good say around forever zero air he was on it and this is amazing and i don't know why you and i don't have a photo like this but he was on a toilet eating pizza with his buddy sitting on his lap and he was eating pizza to actually pretty proud that we don't have the picture because if that was ever offered to us i think we would have already done that yet we have i mean obviously the guys were offered free pizza yet with pepperoni had it will air like done did i i got it i got a new guy in the gym he works at zachary's pizza so i'd have a conference with heroin is he no question the iran news discount start now when i was more has now as more interested in making sure that he was going to be liked and accepted because one in and start bringing pizza earlier regarded today gnome i brought us if our first pizza pizza for breakfast pizza for breakfast so bft he we're doing some like circuit stuff on the turf yesterday pat dragon aslan use of back and forth and he's doing pretty give it some of it at a know where he needs to sneeze jesus christ's so he fucking sneeze inside a shirt irsay death formerly as fucking terrible that's that's just as bad what he's like where were shot what like you know do i sneeze on the turf i'm like now i don't waste these on my sucking turf but yeah like how i don't even know what the answer is block it or something but then you blow your head off wedding gotta go into your elbow i think that's about into your shirt like just seems like a row bad move but it.
"dr hyman" Discussed on The Tony Robbins Podcast
"Right now a very recently dr mark hymen was topped by the cleveland clinic which is one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world to start a center for functional madison there and they broke ground on an eighteen thousand squarefoot facility and the demand right from the start was off the charts i think they have like an eightmonth weightless now for for new patients which is a really good signed because he chose the people are ready for this change they want they know that there's something wrong with our current system they know that as you said ten minutes is not enough time to really understand what's going on an an and address it at a deep level but they just don't know what the alternatives are so hopefully with the worked at dr hyman is doing at the cleveland clinic which is about a lot of research on functional medicine and how it can help in you know the word is starting to get out there are more and more functional medicine clinic springing up across the country and you know unfortunately right now because it's not tightly integrated into our healthcare system functional medicine can be quite expensive because patients have to pay a lot of it out of pocket but i think with with initiatives like mark hymens center for functional madison the cleveland clinic that's going to change over the course of of the next several years and we're going to start seeing some really exciting new possibilities in in healthcare that really does need to happen you has just like we've seen a shift toward consumers demanding much more from companies in terms of customer service rain especially with insects of social media and communications channels and it seems like once you've gone to yale a functional medicine practice you've be really hard to go back.