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"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Hey, everybody. It's Dr Mark Hyman how you guys doing I'm doing this brand new live QNA show for my entire community. I'm really excited about it because people have so many questions and I just love answering the questions. People are confused out there about what to eat about lifestyle issues about all sorts of things and we're going to dive right into it today. If you WANNA, ask a question. You can do it but this episode is called. Ask Mark, and it's basically I take questions from my texts community and I. Invite those people that join me live and ask question we've got a bunch of live guests coming up. If you WANNA get your question in the future, all of us text me at four, one, three, two, two, five, eight, nine, nine, five, and use the Hashtag. Ask Mark and my team might pick your question for the future. So I WANNA remind you can't get medical advice but I can big picture advice about how I would think about your health challenges and before we jump in I, WanNa give a little shout out to a new project that I've been working on and it's called the Pekan shake no surprise because you know I love all things P. End 'cause I created that term to GonNa, blow up the Diet wars and get back to common sense and good science now people always. Ask me what's my favorite protein powder and what's my favourite shake mix? Well, I always have a hard time because most of them have full of sugar and flavorings and sugar alcohols in carbon of junk that I don't really like and I like simple real food and like real ingredients and created my own and it's a very powerful shake that is full of protein fat.
How COVID-19 Shines A Light On Our Broken Food System with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian
"We want to talk today about what seems to be unrelated to Cova Nineteen which is an infectious disease but it's diet and chronic disease and you wrote an article with the former secretary of agriculture. Dan Glickman that was posted on. Cnn entitled Can Diet Flatten the curve for covert nineteen and it's sort of like How does that even make sense? So we've heard all about these ideas of fighting. The curb was social dissing handwashing washing and contact tracing an isolation testing but your article presented a very different view about how we can use food and nutrition and specific nutrients to actually help us address. This pandemic so. Can you tell us why you wrote this article and why this is more important than ever to address these issues? Yeah I think markets really clear that that to those of US following this crisis that cove nineteen has really laid bare these incredible challenges. These incredible disparities is incredible unreasonable aspects of our food system. Are there so many ways that that covered nineteen influenced student? Nutrition and nutrition Kobe. Nineteen back up at at all. Just go through quickly and we can go about each of them so you know. One is immunity the actual immune response to Cova and then you actually the blunting of the excessive inflammatory response to cove. We can talk about nutrition and actually the immune response to is is hunger and food insecurity which of course 'cause incredible human suffering with this economic shutdown lost wages at schools being closed but also we know from long clinical experience malnourishment further predispose people to infection. So that's the site and that doesn't mean and that doesn't mean skinny and wasted away could be that your nutrient deficient which is really common in America. Absolutely absolutely. There's one call hidden hunger. People look like they're getting food but there's hidden hunger because they're not getting the right the right nutrients and what's paradoxical is the most obese are often the most nutrient deficient when you look at their numbers. Right it's kind of interesting. Yeah and then. These other aspects of Kobe crucial to to you know of just quickly mention our third. The incredible intersections supply chains and food. Waste and getting food to people we. We don't really have a national food system even global food system. We have this fractured supply chain. That's now becomes you know very very dire And then I think one of the one of the most important things for really thinking about covert long term. Because this is going to be with us for for some time. Many ears is the incredible relationship between for Metabolic Health Diabetes Hypertension Heart Disease Obesity and poor outcomes with Cova. The the latest analysis from New York which has had the most cases in in the United States showed that with each of those conditions diabetes hypertension of city. There is about two or three full higher risk two to three times higher risk of hospitals. And if you put those three things together lots of people have diabetes hypertension and obesity. There be sixteen fold higher risk of hospitalization. And so it's very it's very plausible. And we're modeling this now. It's very plausible. That you know. If we had a metabolic healthy population job it would be much much less severe. And so you know thinking about nutrition and immune response malnourishment and hunger and food insecurity disparities very high rates and african-americans very likely related to nutrition in a major way the challenges to food systems and supply chains food waste and then metabolic health. You know these are all things that that you and I and others who study food at about that that food nutrition or a dire challenge and an incredible opportunity to improve the health of the population but Kobe. Nineteenth really liked taking a you know a knife and slice down dessert that was hiding immediate objects and so you know if five years from now we're back to where we were a couple years ago and there's no improvement in our food system quality of the food the way we get it to people in science that we have to address questions. I would be just devastated. I would be so disappointed that we haven't realized the opportunity here to fix the food system. So filming in the straight. What you're saying is that if you have chronic diseases and multiple chronic diseases that your risk of being hospitalized sixteen times higher that if you're metabolical unhealthy more likely to get sick because your immune system isn't working and then only twelve percent of us are actually healthy so that means if we actually had a healthy population that was eating a diet that created metabolic health instead of the opposite. Which we're doing now that this may just be a bad flu and we wouldn't have full hospitals in a society that shutdown and trillions of dollars in economic losses. All the evidence supports that you know. Of course we can't do a randomized trial and wave a wand and make everybody know about healthy to test that but all the evidence suggests that you know as you said. I'm based on national data. Only twelve percent of adults in this country are metabolic Healthy that's just taking things like waste. Your Conference Blood Glucose blood pressure cholesterol. It just measure those things. Only twelve percent of adults or metabolic be healthy and most of those people in their twenties right. You haven't yet really had a lifetime of for die in for lifestyle. And so the vast vast majority of American adults over forty are metabolic late unhealthy and given these associations you know as I mentioned even just one of these risk factors. You're doubling or tripling the risk of hospitals ation and you start piling up together In terms of risk of death is in so few debts especially under age. Seventy unless there's at least one of these other conditions. Yeah and so. It's very plausible. That if we had a very healthy population you know. Instead of a twelve percent medically healthy. We had twelve percent metabolic the unhealthy. What if nine of were metaphor healthy then in nineteen would be a far far less severe disease? Many many fewer hospitalizations fewer deaths. We wouldn't be shutting down the economy we wouldn't have. These hospitals overloaded our healthcare providers but insulted dangerous petit and working chefs on an and. What's really important here is that we can actually fix this now in real time. And so you know. It doesn't take years and years and years to reverse diabetes or to reverse hypertension or Reverse for metabolic health. Yeah does take years and years to change. Wait for many people but metabolic health. Whatever your weight. We can pretty rapidly improving. Edibala cal over months sometimes even shorter. But so yeah so the country. In addition to the things that we're doing social distancing and testing we should be launching a national campaign to improve the way we move and eat to improve our metabolic health
Why Food Is More Powerful Medicine Than Drugs with Maggie Ward
"Tell us a little bit about this first patient that you've had that you wanted to share a little bit about what their struggle with a rate. You know these this case I picked it because it's fairly common to what we see. I mean we see a little bit of everything especially the ultra wellness center but it gets a kind of common theme especially for people that come to see me just burned nutritional nutritionist. So this woman she says sixty four year old woman who I've been working with for a while Dealing with a weight gain. That was one of her main concerns. I mean mild about twenty pounds overweight and it came on around menopause for her ambitious. Had a very long history of reflects had been onto our birthright Harper Harper now called reflects the whole industry of drugs and it's like the third most commonly prescribed class of drugs out there with the acid blocking drugs. Little Per Bay right and many you can get right now over the counter to some people are taking it. You know even without a doctor's prescription and You know sometimes needed for short term but unfortunately a lot of people have been these medications a long time and I think you know we see the the negative impact that so much at our center so she in a shed a long history of the reflex in also dealing with lower energy She's been on many diets which we hear so often people come to us trying many many different things in the common theme here as the way beating. This wasn't sustainable. And obviously we use the word. Diet you know just to kind of have that language. But I really don't like that word because I think we tend to think of food is lacking white. We're either on a diet off diet and initially might be asking people to walk a kind of a finer line with the food choices to get them dealing better winter but ultimately eating whole foods. Kind balancing those macronutrients eating every maybe four hours once you. You're eating during the day. I mean those are things that you Kinda WanNa make your lifestyle and that's ultimately what we really talked about is. How do you make the sustainable reflects cases so common? You know the number one reason that people go to the doctor in America is for digestive problems and reflexes. Right up there among them. So what are the causes that you see Maggie for Harper and reflex which is so common in our patient population in the country? I think it's multiple things. I mean from a dietary standpoint when we know a lot of the foods that can cause indigestion. Reflux dairy is a gluten so big one so we do a lot focusing on taking out those foods at might be more more irritant to the guide in front like allergies true allergies may be sensitivities were sensitivities. Exactly I mean. People do definitely have true allergies by at what we see is just different ways your immune system can react even intolerances where you just don't digest the food while dairies. A good example that were lactose eventually gives everyone issue and it can cause things that reflects in voting gas. So that stuff's subway gonNA mean obsolete working with providers doing more testing around breath testing and stool tests and get a sense of disposes. It's a very common thing that we see. What's this bio suit me as win your bacteria's at a balance in your body and also can often be in the wrong plates in your usual right right in your gut. Many people what we see they had small Hessel. Bow Overgrowth what we call the CBO bacteria and even used to move further up into the Upper Gi and doubling caused a lot of distress. They're normally normally. There's a lot of bacteria in your lower intestine. Your but not so much in your small intestine you've got twenty. Two feet of small intestine starts at the end of your stomach. In when the bacteria migrate up for different reasons motilal issues low magnesium strasse whatever you end up with this overgrowth of bugs in small intestine and someone. The food hits there it should be. It should be sterile. But when activity in there? They they go to town right. They go to town and they ferment. The starchy foods that you're eating and you get this thing called the food baby. Everybody knows that that is you eat. And you get this bloating. This come for That's called CBO. Which very horrible condition it. So many people suffer from right right and that's still people I mean. All bacteria produce gas. It's one thing it's down your coal in any current lease it when it's in your upper gi making 'cause a lot of discomfort so we see that a lot anything that is again a big a big issue with the reflux also mobility issues. I work with a lot of people talking about how you eat slowing down chewing food while doing some deep belly breathing before you eat. Takhar relax bagel nerve that runs along the whole digestive track. I think that goes a long way. I've had multiple people. Tell me just by slowing down and chewing. Better reflects gone on a lot of. What was your stress sympathetic? Nervous system is your fight or flight nervous system and one of the things does is shut down your digestive system because when you're running from a sabertooth tiger you don't want to be digesting your food. You want all the blood to build your muscles and and be able to run as fast. You can't so that's what happens when you eat under stress and this is this is why these practices. You're talking about deep breathing. Taking pause called. Take five take take five breasts before every meal and see what happens It's a very powerful reset in fact what was interesting when I was writing my book. Ultra metabolism. I found that there was this paper that showed that the sympathetic nervous system attack connects to the fat cells. So this is the stress response And and when you're stressed it inhibits the fat cells metabolism so literally slows your metabolism so being stressed literally Metabolism make you gain weight
What to Eat to Manage Anxiety
"Today? We want to start the show by reading a couple of statements from Dr Mark Kinds new book. It's called food. What the Heck should I cook? You may have heard of his other book food. What the heck should I eat now? He has one about cooking before we do that. I'll just quickly introduce myself and our topic. My name is Kara carper. I'm a licensed nutritionist. And I have a master's degree in holistic health and I'm a certified nutrition specialist. Today's topic is what to eat to manage anxiety. I know this topic very well. If anyone knows me you may know that I have struggled with anxiety but also it's because every day I work to practice what I'm eating to manage anxiety since the corona virus outbreak. It seems that nearly everyone's anxiety level is off the charts absolutely. It almost feels like our world has been turned upside down while it sort of has and people who are anxious before are now are there now. Highly anxious I would say. They're even scared definitely scared. I think there's a lot of fear worry and anxiety coin on and today we want to share some food and nutrition habits that will support your nervous system in your brain function. And we're also going to talk about some foods that might be interfering with calming your nervous system and your brain function so we have a lot of work cut out for us today and I would also I also want to introduce my wonderful co host. And we'll go ahead and get started. Caroline Hudson is with me. She's a registered and licensed Dietitian. She's a many years of experience working with clients of all ages and a variety of health issues. While good morning everyone you know. Also since the corona virus outbreak more and more people are concerned about trying to maintain a very strong immune system in Dr Mark. Hyman new book food. What the heck should I cook he wrote? Science confirms that Poor Diet can create poverty violence and social injustice due to its effect on behavior. Isn't that interesting? That's very interesting. I don't think a lot of people think of food in that way as as having any influence on those aspects right behavior so it is clear that each of us has a different immune system and our daily food. Choices are a key factor in maintaining a strong immune function boyd. We ever need this information today. Don't we so? There are several possible reasons for having a lower functioning immune system so some of those reasons may be ongoing stress or eating a poor diet. Obesity lack of sleep. Oh I don't know about you but I've been a little bit struggling with sleep or lack of physical activity. All gyms are close so we gotta get out there and do some do some good activities. Right don't walking at least so or not eating sufficient amounts of protein. What we're trying to say is to have a strong immune system you need to address all of these aspects of your health. Your immune function is so much more than just taking a little extra vitamin C. Isn't that true? I mean if you're not sleeping and you're eating poorly you're highly stressed and not able to exercise or you have to hear your gym clothes and you haven't figured out another routine taking vitamin C. Is kind of. It's kind of pointless you kind of you can't supplement your way out of a guy and lifestyle right. Yeah I think one of Dr Hammond's most powerful in meaningful statements in his book was what we put on our fork at every meal either has the power to transform our health and the economy reverse climate change and environmental damage and help reduce poverty violence social injustice and more and you know really the caroline again. That's a new thought. But how we how we eat really affects our brain chemistry our moods or behaviors and just kind of how we go about our life. Yeah I'd like put at what we put on our full. Yeah right right really should be thinking about at every single time. You put your phone to something. Am I helping? My Body is supporting my body. And my brain hurting it
You Shouldn't Need a PhD in Nutrition to Read a Food Label
"If you care about what's in your food you should listen closely to this conversation because it's about the food and Drug Administration on how asleep at the wheel in protecting us from harmful chemicals and antibiotics and even bad nutrition information now. The FDA regulates food labels which is a prime example of how the agency fails the public there the liberally misleading and confusing which serves the interests of big food. But not the rest of us a Jerry Mandy. Who is now professor Tufts Nutrition who was key part of the administration in the Obama Administration worked on food labels at the FDA and the USDA any said food companies. Don't want you to know what's in their products so they deliberately make their ingredients hard to read a lot of companies. Use All capital letters squishing. Together he's very small font size. Maybe one sixteenth of an inch ladder the results. Are you look at most food packages? And it's hard to read the ingredient list They're also required these companies to list the ingredients in order of their predominance. But that doesn't tell you how much is in the package. For example is sugar is the second ingredient list on the package. It doesn't tell you if it's thirty percent or five percent. Have you ever picked up? A jar of strawberry jam. Supermarket looked at what's in. It jarred smucker Strawberry Jam Lewis Strawberries at the first reading. Okay sounds good in the second. Third and fourth ingredients are high fructose corn syrup Corn Syrup and sugar now. This is a very common tactic. Which is they create different kinds of sugars which they don't have to list sugar as the number one ingredient which it actually is we know from investigations that these companies often use five different sugars in their products. So they don't show high on the list and you shouldn't have to have a PhD in nutrition and biochemistry to understand a food label. Which kind of do now. Even I have studied these. For years I understand attrition deeply. I mean it's a little confusing. I mean what's a gram of sugar? I don't know well I know it's four grams per teaspoon but most people don't know and many things are on labels that don't make any sense to well things like mono and Douglas Rides Carrageenan Maltodextrin. Soy Levinson's it's in everything. These most fires and additives are big warning. Sign to drop the package
What Is Leaky Gut And How Can You Treat It? with Dr. Elizabeth Boham
"Day. We're going to talk about leaky gut. Which is something that is starting to be in the awareness of traditional medicine but they still don't have a clue how to diagnose it and how to treat it so tell us I what is leaky gut. Yeah so so. Many people are like saying the word leaky gut leaky gut. But officially right the official medical term is increased intestinal permeability and I love to draw picture for all my patients when they come in to really show them what we mean by increased intestinal permeability in the limoges good. I don't know I'm still drawn each side mirrors smart so we know there's this one cell layer right there's that one cell layer the end of the Vienna. Theam that divides the inside of the intestine. Right so where. The food is and all sorts of other things the protest. Gi Tract is a tube outside of your body right. I mean it's a protected to put food in Santa comes out the other side and literally like not really part of your body in the sensitive stuff inside is yet in your body. So but there's that cell layer that has to determine what should come into my body right and what shouldn't what's been properly digested food you know has this. Has this protein been broken down enough yet? should this come in. Should they should. I absorb this or should stay out to that filter coffee filter. You don't want the grounds getting your coffee but drain the good stuff getting it and that sort of how you're supposed to work. That's that's great. Yeah cousins like you have holes in your coffee filter and stuff leaks through right. And why is that a problem right because that stuff leaking through? That might be a food particle. That's not digested enough yet. Or it could be a bacteria or a bug a fungus or something. That's shouldn't be getting into the body. Some of the not so good bacteria and and when when those things that they get into the body when they're not supposed to then they can trigger all sorts of other symptoms in the body and that might be symptoms of inflammation. So somebody might feel like joint pain or asthma congestion. It may trigger and there's been a lot of studies to show this. It can trigger auto immunity rights all kinds of our Mallika. But we know what's interesting? Is that most diseases. That are chronic. Diseases are inflammatory diseases heart. Disease Cancer Diabetes Alzheimer's Stroke. I mean these are all inflammatory diseases. Even depression is inflammatory disease of the brain. Add is inflammation of the autism summation of the brain. And so. What's really interesting about this gut issue? Is that when the barrier breaks down? And you'll basically like An area the size of a tennis court if you're out flat and it's like you know one. Celtic so you basically went cell away from sewer you know on the other side important salary and that can get damaged when that does things leak in like you said and you've got sixty percent of your immune system right under that layer Which then reacts to whatever's coming through this supposed to come through so your body's actually doing its job creating inflammation Yup. It's just that your guts leaky getting it shouldn't be getting it right. And then and then you start to not feel so good like you mentioned fatigue or brain fog or or joint pain or swelling in the body. We see a lot of people holding onto water or or swelling or congestion. Asthma and then that whole cycle of auto immunity also. Yeah so it's it's really You know one of the most prevalent problems and so why are we having all this leaky gut right? That's a great question right and it's so much because of our crummy food supply. What do we know about that to me? I food supply that we've been putting a bunch of pesticides and antibiotics into which is just shifting our micro biota and life. Assi from the Round Up the weed killer. That's almost are. Gmo foods and even wheat products and is one of the biggest damages of your microbiome. Forget that it causes cancer whether you can argue that or not but it does disrupt your microbiome right right and you know we of course are trying as physicians not to prescribe as much antibiotics for our patients but so many of us have taken unfortunately too many antibiotics and then our food supply right. You know we're using so much antibiotics and our food supply to grow bigger cows for example. And that's just shifting our whole that whole macrobiotic in our gut. It's true and I I read a paper recently about Emulsifiers and food which is using all processed food to make dick or solidify it. Hold it together. And these Mosa fires like Karen Gina and anthem gum and even the microbial translate Tammy's which is basically bacteria made gluten can believe that and the reasons call. Gluten is because it's like glue make things together make the food stick together right but is highly damaging to the gut and you've got all these processed food ingredients in food that are linked to auto immunity. Yep Right so it's not even a and then of course the starch and the sugar the process oils all damage your gut. And then of course the lack of Fiberg lack of phytochemicals in our diet right. You'd foods prebiotic foods probiotic foods like Sauerkraut for lunch yesterday. I mean we don't need that stuff and it's so important we've seen so much damage to our gut because of all these various factors in our diet and then of course there's an acid blockers that we take for everything anybody because you mentioned hormones can mess up your gut bacteria. Steroids can do it and she ended up with. Antibiotics obviously ended up with this horrible cascade of people with gut issues. It's the number. One reason people go to the doctor much of it now. It's it's crazy isn't it? I mean it's so many people are coming in with with digestive issues with And symptoms of inflammation in their body. But it's it's really common even people coming to US for other reasons. We're seeing okay. It's the guy we've got to start with the guy and and pay attention to what's going on there. We'll flexible. Medicine has been thinking about this for decades microbiome revolution restocking about it. This huge industry development around and there was talking about probiotics and that and we've been focusing for decades on the simple fact that most of our chronic illnesses start in the gut asking whatever the name of the problem you have whether it's Migraines or whether it's depression or whether it's diabetes or obesity rate or autism or whatever you gotta start with the GUT and and traditional medicine like leaky God is not a thing like you go to the doctor if you ever arthritis and I'm like how's your gut cardiology. How's your gut? Even though there's so much research showing the connection you don't get train. Right is just huge gap. Right now where. The science has advanced so far but the practice hasn't right and in functional medicine. We've been really great at actually getting the memo that the GUT is at the center of our health. Right so for years ray we. We've learned about that five. Our program with functional medicine and how helpful that can be to heal the digestive system and then and then he'll all these symptoms or diseases that somebody has means amazing. I'm talking to the CEO. Cleveland Clinic recently and was telling me about studies that he'd heard about that had used fecal transplants in autistic kids and taking the poop out of a healthy kid and put a million autistic kid and the kid autism goes away. It's phenomenal. I mean that's not true for all kids with autism. But it's funny. Yes it's amazing transplants from people who are thin to people who are diabetic and their blood. Sugar gets better right. I mean I had a guy once who was a really great patient and he was very poorly controlled diabetic on lots of medications and we worked on. His Diet helped a lot to down from two hundred to like the one twenty or so we can get it all the way down with a really good diet and exercise and he was telling me he had a bunch of digestive issues. And so I said you know. Why don't you take some charcoal and do this and do that? And he called me back. He says I don't happen but my lectures went to ninety S. We absorbed all the toxic crap in his gut that was causing inflammation that was causing his blood sugar and bounce and these are the kinds of things that we do every day in functional medicine but that are not part of traditional care and people are missing out on right right. When we're saying why is that. Why is this going on? How do we get underlying cause for that individual
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Today Good Morning America the view and CNN. He's also an adviser and Guest Co host on the Dr Oz. Show if you've been following functional medicine for any length of time. I'm sure you know about Dr Mark. Hyman he is really one of the modern pioneers of this movement. And perhaps more responsible for advancing functional medicine As a concept and as a practice in any other person in the world. Today we're GONNA be talking about his new book food fix which I believe is one of the most important books that's been written in the century that may seem a little hyperbolic. But I think you'll agree with me By the end of this podcast food fix really focuses on the systemic problems in our food system and how they contribute to chronic disease epidemic. And I've often said before that health is not just an individual endeavor. We really have to address the systemic problems that contribute to ill health. And that's really what Mark's new book food fixes about so without further ado let's dive in mark and my friend such a pleasure to have you back on the show. Welcome thanks so much for having Me Grist. That is an important subject. We gotta talk about this but we both care so much about and I'm so excited to share this with you and your your community. Yes as I said in the INTRO. I think this is possibly one of the most important books that has been written and will be written in this century and that may sound hyperbolic for some people but given the scale of the challenge. We're and I know you saw this. This study published last week marks predicting now that one and two Americans will be obese by the year. Twenty thirty and one in four will be severely obese which is a whole new category. We've had to create So this is really like an existential threat that we're facing on the same level of climate change and other things that seriously threatened the future of humanity. And as you and I both talked about before. Health is not just an individual choice or an individual endeavor. It's really a a society wide effort we need to mate so so. Let's talk a little bit more about that. I know you mentioned in the book. That diet is now the number one cause of death in the world so maybe we could start there. Yeah well thanks Chris. I think that what you said was really important. Which is it's it's about Z's by you mentioned on the scale things like climate change. But what really? It was clear to me after working on this walking practicing medicine Everything's connected that. Our food system as a whole is probably the biggest driver of most of our Global. Crises obviously chronic disease. We're getting to that economic burden of it. We talked about you. Know How in the book To manicured when when federal dollars will be for Medicare within five years? Nothing crazy and it's getting worse It's the number one driver. Climate change environmental degradation loss of our soil. Our water resources adversity. It's the biggest driver. Social injustice is a huge contributor poverty and violence mental health issues not to mention his performance security so this is really one issue that if we pull the thread we talk naked and the good news is by working on fixing the food system. We can solve all these problems. That's really critical point. I don't think many people really consider that when they're making choices about food that it's it's not just a question of nutrition. I mean we. Of course everyone's familiar with all the debates about what diet is best low carb low fat plant-based Paleo Egan Cetera But we often don't think of the fact that our food choices are also political social economic and environmental acts. You know it's it's not just about what we eat from nutritional perspective every time we put something in your mouth were essentially making a vote on all of these global issues that we're facing it's so true and I think I think that is both a caring dot powering hot because we actually understand the impact of our choices and our behaviors and we also understand the linkages to what's going on our policies than it's very empowering thought I can be part of the solution and also realized that it has to happen on a bigger scale and I think so. The bulk really lays out not just sokol food apocalypse which you could easily been call. It's called food six maps out the solutions for citizens businesses and policymakers to fix the problem. And it's going to require a significant level awareness. People really understand these problems and linkages is I. Don't think most policymakers do I ever example. Spent two hours on a boat this summer with a united senator and use a very hope and interesting guy and huge unaware of these unaware of these connections and now sort of struck by out. Wait a minute the guys who are making our Ossete are not aware that these are the issues that we have to face. They're all dealing with them in silos. Safavid SORTA like functional medicine for the Food System as opposed to all these separate different issues. One issue you get to the root cause you can really solve them right. Yeah that's why I'm so excited about this book because I think a lot of people aren't aware it's just not on their radar. It's not something they're thinking about. And so this book and then the campaign that's associated with it which I want to talk about a little later. I think is really going to help. bring this forward in the into people's awareness and make it as big of an issue in terms of the public consciousness as it really deserves to be a needs to be. If we're going to address these challenges we're facing. I mean let's talk a little bit about the food system and Diet and their contribution to this epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. That is now literally crippling our. You know our healthcare system or are sick care system depending on what you want to call it not just here in the US but now worldwide and is going to lead to fifty trillion dollars of expenditure to treat chronic disease just in in the next twenty years and possibly bring down governments and economies all around the world so it starts with food. It's completely true and I think if we look at some of the new data using our smoking or whatever turns out that according to the global burden of disease study a hundred ninety five countries that lack of good foods and too much bad foods kills over eleven million people. I think. That's an underestimate. Actually start to look at the other. Chronic diseases that are causing the die in the add them all up and you see ause by food like diabetes and heart disease and other things is probably upward a forty or fifty million people in year. Three quarters of all desolate planet are contributed to her. 'cause by our food our ultra processed food in the author food or eating is sixty percent of our allies corn wheat and soy turning all kinds of factory-made science projects and every ten percent of your diet the comes from processed food. Your risk and debt is up by fourteen percent and decide effective. That is huge economic. You mentioned fifty trillion. If not how you slice and dice ID According to macroeconomic analysis the the cost to our society in both direct indirect cost is going to be ninety five trillion dollars over the next thirty years. Disappointing perspective that's annual amount. That's ninety one percent of the total tax by the US government so it's really much more than GDP the sixth largest economies of the world. And yes and also. It's probably more. That amount is more than the total economy in the world. You had. It'd be over thirty five years but I you know just things like Medicare Trust. Fund is going to run out of money in five years by twenty twenty. Five forty percent are mandatory. Federal spending will be for Medicare which means there's like half money left everything else and it's not sustainable and we know that the food over eating is so nutrient depleted that it is so inflammatory so toxic microbiome so toxic to our brain chemistry. I sell inflammatory. That it's driving all these other issues which isn't just obesity diabetes heart disease. It's affecting our kids academic performance. You know we're thirty first in the world in math and reading and our kids are struggling with. Add and behavior issues on the data on a striking do not violence violence is connected to food but in violent prisoners in prison giving them a healthy diet reduced violent crime by fifty. Six percent added a multivitamin reduce it by eighty percent and same thing with kids in juvenile detention centers behaviors reduced by ninety one percent of Restraints by seventy five percent oppositional behavior dramatically lower suicide one hundred percent drop in suicide and these kids in this one. Study thousand kids were they swap not healthy for the bad food of these centers huge impact on our electoral capital on emotional capitals on the divisiveness nursing society. I mean we think. Why is our society so divided? Why are we having so much conflict in politics even nutrition? Diet Wars Thinks Camper total distraction from what we really need to be focused on totally and and part of the problem. I'm David permettre my podcast talking about the effects of inflammation on the brain in decoupling the limbic system from the frontal what that means is you have a fighter flight reptile brain your Lizard Brain which is the all brains and not great at making good decisions except saving your life and your lobe. Which is the adults in the room? So if you have an emotional reaction response and you get activated. You can't really control which is why there's so much Device behavior wire decisions or soda or and I. It was sort of a strengthening another striking fact from David modernising son wrote this book brainwash about how our food is driving behavioral issues and emotional conflict stuck in our limbic system in the amid. Love running the show rather than our frontal cortex Dacca Yeah. Let's talk a little more about kids because this is something. We're both passionate about How the food industry preys on children specifically you know. It's it it preys on everybody but it. The the effects are especially insidious with kids. So you know. Let's talk a little bit about those tactics and how we can address that Starting with young kids in schools and cafeterias in the food that they're served and so huge You know obviously kids are sicker and battering. Remember those at one overweight kid in your class growing up. One kid was at behavioral and she now wanted kids have G. and forty percents of overweight and obesity mason triple since the nineteen seventies at one and three kids overweight. Or I mean that's pretty striking and he wanted for teenagers as tech diabetes or prediabetes which is really crazy. Ain't never saw that when I was growing up. And you see the fast infiltrating schools in dramatic ways one. Not You know what's going on is like Yuki percent of schools. They have fast food serve in the cafeteria like McDonald's Monday Taco Bell Tuesday Wendy's Wednesday and these kids get to eat There's incredible abundance of processed foods and then marketing. These kids from schools at all the advertising goes in from soda companies the big food companies. That is driving their behaviors on their choices. I mean they now you know Coca Cola. Ads in the in the locker rooms in the toilet stalls in the bathrooms. So there's a lot of good things that happened for example trying to solve that with the healthy hunger. Free Kids Act that Michelle Obama champion and she tried to mandate one hundred thousand. Public Schools provide healthier foods and improve the nutrition standards. But it didn't really go far enough right used. You still begin all kinds of junk in there now. Unfortunately the the the trump administration is rolled back a lot of those guidelines in the kids. Aren't eating food throwing it out. I mean they were. They were one hundred eleven food companies. Trade GROUPS INSPIRATIONS. At lobbied on this bill and it was putting into play as a group called the School Nutrition Association with. Sounds Really Nice you want all. The groups have those kinds of misleading names. Right it's like an industry funded a lobby group at Kenley dollar budget comes from big food. Companies like Coke Craft Domino's pizza and they watered down the guidelines pizzas eventually ball. French fries. Intervention Ball. I got your fresh. It's terrible kids are really suffering in sex nailing their weight and you're wondering help it also their cognitive function and their behavior like you said before now I now the things that are okay under the guidelines pepperoni pizza chicken nuggets funnel cakes chocolate muffins..
Eating For Better Health
"In this episode of the Doctor Pharmacy. We're going to focus on chronic disease. And what the solutions are to solve this epidemic. But first we have to really understand the scope of the problem and the cause of the problem. In America. Six out of ten Americans have chronic disease. Four out of ten Americans have multiple chronic diseases. It affects more than every other person in America and globally. It's increasing eighty percent of the world's chronic disease and obesity is in the developing world. This is not just a first world problem. This is a global problem and a recent study the global burden of disease study which looked at populations all over the world one hundred ninety five countries over twenty seven year period. Found remarkable thing that eleven million people die every year from eating too much of the bad food. None of the good food. Not Enough Hole on real unprocessed foods and too much of the bad stuff processed foods ultra processed foods sugar sweetened beverages refined grains trans fats and so forth and not only that account for eleven million desk but two hundred fifty five million years of disability and life years lost. What was striking was not. Only was it the presence of the bad foods but it was the absence of the good foods that contribute to the problem. Now if there was a disease like Zepa or a Bola that was killing. Eleven million people year. There'd be a global effort to solve this problem. There'd be businesses. Scientists policymakers philanthropist. Everybody'd be pouring resources into this but this is silent. Nobody is focused on dealing with the issue of food that was recently at a conference milken. Global Conference listening to a panel of leading thinkers and actors and healthcare people. I have tremendous respect for the head of the National Institutes of health the Sea of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services the CEO of Kaiser Health Systems. These are giants in the field of health. Care and they really spoke about a lot of important things erotic polio malaria AIDS gene editing. Really amazing technology to cure rare genetic diseases that affect few people but are devastating improving the interoperability of medical records so that we have complete transparency and access across all different medical records matter where you are in the world data sharing to improve medical science and improving medical payment systems to pay for outcomes and value. These are all essential things we need to healthcare but it ignores the biggest problem facing us the big elephant in the room which is the fact that the biggest killer globally is food and yes we have to deal with all these other issues but food is the biggest driver of disease period on the planet and yet no one's really talking about this or how to address it on a global level. Part of the problem has been that. This epidemic has come on like a juggernaut over the last forty years as blindsided. Scientists doctors healthcare systems governments. And we're just sort of like a deer the headlights not not what the heck to do but the truth is we know what to do. We know now that the food we eat the food we don't eat is the single biggest cause of death worldwide exceeding tobacco and every other known risk factor. I mean historically was infections poor sanitation we call communicable disease But now seventy percent of deaths worldwide from what we call non communicable disease things like heart disease. Obesity Diabetes Cancer Dementia but they are not really noncommunicable because he actually affected by the social conditions that we live in. We know that we blame people for these diseases. We say well you know. Malaria TB age. You know it's not really your fault so you're the victim but with food related illness. We kind of blame the victim. We said you know you choose what you put in your mouth you choose. What your heating. So if food is causing it'd be sick it's your fault. Why should it be my problem but as it turns out the social conditions we live in are driving the diseases. We have Paul farmer calls this structural violence the social economic political conditions. That Dr Disease. If you live in a world where our food system produces mostly disease causing foods were. It's a food carnival that makes it really almost impossible to make the right choice where our government supports the production and sale. These foods and we're fresh. Foods are biologically addictive then. Personal choice is a fiction. The scientists clear non communicable diseases. It turns out are Berry Berry communicable. You're more likely overweight if your friends over weight than if your family's overweight depending on your neighborhood your life expectancy maybe twenty or thirty years shorter than folks from another country a city or
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Both through hurricanes fires things like that so I wish we could have gone back in time and said there. The problem is climate volatility and stability twenty nineteen was the hottest year on record other than twenty sixteen in human history. So we know it and I think so the question is why is it happening in? What's the cause of it and clearly? Most people think it's fossil fuels and picking up all the carbon that was stored in the Earth's crust and burning it and releasing that carbon through fossil fuels. And that's a big part of it. Maybe a third but half of it comes from our food system to all sorts of different mechanisms one deforestation to lose the carbon capture from the trees the soil destruction from destructive agriculture which we have which essentially is a method of industrial growing food. The tills the soil which disrupts the normal organic matter causes soil erosion releases carbon the environment. It also when you look at the soil is an issue itself. It's probably the biggest cause and the biggest solution to fixing climate change and multiple. Don't think about that. I think about oil not soil but a third to forty percent of all the carbon in the atmosphere. Today that's causing. Climate volatility is from the loss of soil as a staggering amount. So explain how that's the case. Yeah well the soil. When it's a live in his living matter and carbon in the soil organic matter which is carbon it can hold three times the amount of carbon in the atmosphere today which is a trillion tons of carbon it can hold three trillion tons the UN estimated that if we take two million of the five million degraded hector's of land around the world and we intensively use regenerative agriculture. Which I'll explain a minute and restore the soil. We could stop climate change and delay the progression for about twenty years and it would cost three hundred billion dollars. Which essentially what we pay for diabetes in America through Medicare and it's basically the amount of budget for the total global military. Spend for just two months or sixty days. So this is a solvable problem. And the reason that the soil is such an issue is that basically takes on. The grasses are on there and the plants are on their it sucks. The carbon out of the environment can explanative between soil and dirt. Soil is alive. Soil has all kinds of bugs in it microbial fungi. It has all kinds of bacteria. It has all kinds of carbon from the plants and holds. A huge amount of water can hold for example for every one percent. Organic matter can hold twenty. Seven thousand gallons of water which would prevent floods and droughts which does increase more resilient farms. Explain that again when you have soil. It's like a sponge so when it rains instead of the rain running off or running through get stored like a sponge in the soil. So that you don't need irrigate you don't have to worry about floods and droughts now the reason we had so much of these floods in these flooded farm fields in the mid. West was because these soils are just dead and the more and more fertilizer. So we're killing the soil by using fertilizer pesticides herbicides tilling using cover crops not using crop rotations not using animals in an integrated way to actually create more soil. And everything we're doing is just destroying the soil when you have alive soil when you have the ability of these plants. The second carbon dioxide because they breathe carbon dioxide plants. Do they breathe out. Oxygen which we breathe and vicious beautiful virtuous cycle and the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere gets pulled through the plants into the soil and stays there. And you can build soil simply by using this technology and Integrating Animals that Poop and pee so. I don't think I was aware of that. I'll put my ignorance on full display. I always assume that the majority of the carbon that came in that the plant brought in through the photo cell was for carbon fixation which was creating bio matter so in other words carbon and oxygen are coming in from a carbon dioxide. That carbon is being fixated to other carbons. That's how we make hydrocarbons within the plans carbohydrates and then the oxygen is being released. But I didn't realize that there was any carbon dioxide stored in soil. Yeah and if you look at the mechanism as it goes into the plant but it also goes into the roots and you've got this incredible root system and you've got micro. Fungi that are saying the hydrocarbon within the roots of the plant. Yeah is the storage but not in the soil per se not in the actual dirt and backlogged no-no then it gets eaten by the bacteria. Eaten by this massive micro fungi and it creates a lot of narcotic dead but actually organic matter is incredibly rich. Living Organism and dirt is just dead. Dirt doesn't hold water. It doesn't have much carbon in it. It doesn't have much nutrients and in order to actually extract the nutrients from the plants. You have to have organic matter which allows us and bacteria and all these micro fungi which make the nutrients in the soil available to the plant. And since we've are growing food in dirt we see fifty percent less nutrient density of even healthy food like Broccoli has less minerals and it did fifty years ago so you have all these complicated factors that are driving the destruction of our soil fertilisers. Another one I don't think people really understand the fertilizer store. There's four hundred billion pounds of fertilizer use everywhere in the world. It's a sevenfold increase over the last forty years because they're two thirds as effective the way you make fertilizer is a chemically intensive process. It uses energy. It's one of the biggest allies of energy and in a number one utilize are fracking produced natural gas. Which I didn't even know so when you look at the Front Liners Day these natural gas. Exxon and in order to make the gas. I'm sorry they use more fertilizer than Exxon produces decided. They use more energy. Natural gas produces yes more natural gas than Exxon uses so the mosaic big companies are making fertilizer using this intensive energy process. That needs natural gas. When you FRAC you actually release methane from these methane leaks that come out of these fracking wells. Recently there's one in Ohio that you could see from space and in that actually is about a quarter of all methane. Release it gas in the environment today. Which is as much as factory farmed cows. And that's from growing plants. Do you know what percent of I don't know the numbers anymore. But there is a day when the United States was consuming twenty million barrels of oil and oil equivalent per day. It's probably a bit less than that today. Do you know what what amount of that is? In the production transport food one fifth of all our oil consumption is for the food system. It's more all cars planes boats transportation combined so it's a staggering amount of oil and part of his as he can't be combined. Though because lighter no combined with all transportation combined is less than one fifth of our total oil consumption 'cause lives industry and other things. So yeah it's pretty staggering. And so the fracking. Ten percent of our energy utilization is to make fertilizer delivers seed Harvest Pesticides Herbicides. L. Come from fossil fuels fertilizer even worse. Because now you have all the gas using the methane release from that when you put on the soil. It kills the soil and sorry. The purpose of fertilizer is to provide jolly nitrogen loss for us right nitrogen nitrogen to the plant so again just taking a step back for the biochemistry understanding of this. I think plant biology betterment so incredible because I don't think people appreciate the significance of carbon fixation. How complicated chemical reaction? It is to take carbon join into carbon like a plant can do so and it's very energy intensive which is why it requires sunlight. So you've got this photosynthetic thing. But basically plants need carbon which they're getting from the air they need nitrogen and phosphorus which they're getting from their soil and they need energy and water with they're getting from the environment and the name make biomass. Yeah exactly so. The fertilizer is where we give them the nitrogen. The phosphorus Yes but most of the fertilizer that was growing plants historically came from either nitrogen fixing plants like legumes or animals the reason we have fifty feet of topsoil on some areas in this country hundred and fifty years ago it was because of all millions of bison running around like Bison and elk and all these room and instant were running around and big herds chopping things down moving onto the next spot peeing and pooping Ding things. So I have a mixed. The grass grow so as beautiful symbiotic system that got literally ten feet of topsoil and it's not that we have too many cows our growing. I mean I think it's worth pausing moment to explain for folks. I'll try to do it quickly. There is a day believe it or not like ten years ago when I was obsessed with understanding agriculture. So everything I'm saying is ten years old so you can correct me if I'm wrong. But basically if you use corn as the model system and you look at the only metric that really matters which is bushels per acre per year yield it all comes down to yield basically from the civil war to about the end of World War. Two if you look at crop yield and you see the plot. It was about twenty bushels per acre per year so every Acre could produce twenty bushels of corn per year. Obviously had fluctuated quite a bit from year to year but it was largely horizontal jagged. Line from about the end of the civil war to the end of World War Two and then something really interesting happens at the end of World War Two that line just turns up and just almost in a linear fashion rises to two hundred bushels per acre per year. And I think what a lot of people eroneous assume as it's the GODDAMN GMO. Well actually no not at all. Gm Odin even kick in until that number was one hundred and sixty. It was nitrogen based fertilizer crop rotation industrial farming meaning the ability to actually use machines to not just have a farmer out there doing something. It was selective breeding crossing so it was a bunch of things that came in and be basically. Gmo has put like ten percent plus up on that from game. Like maybe that's debatable. So yeah anyway the point here. Is this process really began in earnest about seventy years ago and prior to seventy years ago? It's been remarkably flat so of course this goes back to something you said earlier which is post. World War Two. We had to figure out how to feed a bunch of people and twenty bushels per acre per year was not cutting it. We're now ten times the yield as you're pointing out at quite a cost to cost. Yeah so the question then is I mean you talk about in your book how we're wasting a third of the food produced so we don't really need twenty two hundred bushels per acre per year if we stop wasting have you figured out or at least calculated what you think the sweet spot is which is if you were to back off the aggressive yield measures not waste. How much of the benefit could you recapture? That was there. When for example we used animals are fertilizer that's right sort of a fallacy in the idea that we can't produce the same amount of food using regenerative methods. I think that's been disproven you believe in other words. There is two hundred bushels per acre per year. Using regenerative methods share a quick story. I want to chew the store and I'm going to come back to the fertilizer and talk about the rest of the different aspects that are causing climate change. People need understand that. There's a guy named Gabe Brown who was a North Dakota farmer. Five thousand Acre farm devastated by Hale devastated by whether and was about to go bankrupt and then decided he was try Jenner Mayor Culture and many years we started at and now he says he's built twenty inches of soil. He's as no chemical inputs makes his own fertilizer from the animals and plants that he plans to the nitrogen fixing plants. He produces more food better quality food and makes twenty times as.
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Different species of plants a lot of roots and tubers one hundred grams of fiber day on the average American these about eight grams. Nothing and we had not very complex diet which was very difficult to obtain sugar. You Got Lucky if you found a honey thing I mean I remember this reading article about. He's Nepalese honey hunters or they have to climb up one hundred feet in the trees with a burning Bush. I if you had a climate tree with a burning Bush to get a cookie you're probably wouldn't eat so I think it's become so easy for us to have abundance of sugar and flour refined foods and the good intentions that were there. In the postwar period that led to the development of industrial agriculture to provide a lot of starchy abundant calories to feed the hungry and solve real hunger issues around the world. And I think that was a good thing but there was unintended. Consequences of the intensive chemical agriculture. They're using tensor fertilizer use and the commodity products which are wheat corn and soy rice in some other areas of the world that are driving this obesity epidemic. Our biology isn't adapted to eating highly refined foods. Which essentially as most of what? We're eating out sixty percent of our calories in every ten percent of your calories. That's ultra processed food. Your risk of death was up by fourteen percent. It's not it's not something our bodies like adapted to and then of course there's all the other stuff in there maybe problematically refined soybean oil or food additives or chemicals that are food that have all sorts of metabolic consequences like bpa or other metabolic toxins. That are within the food or eating so complicated it's sugar and starch and flour the big drivers but there's all these other components and then who knows what's happening with Pesticides and glyphosate effecting microbiome. It's such a complex web of different factors that alter metabolic pathways that drives disease and just kind of digging into this a little bit more. How much of it do you think is the energy balance and the dysregulation of energy balance that comes from these processed foods so there are certainly people out there that would argue that part of the trouble with process is sort of hijacks our energy static systems. So if you put a human in an environment akin to what our ancestors evolved in there is enough auto feedback regulation that you sort of maintain energy balance. You would eat more when you need it. Eat more you eat less when you need to eat less. One of the drawbacks processed food. If not the biggest drawback is hijacks that system. And if you cut the feedback out of that loop. They're eating when they don't really need additional energy. Do you think that's the biggest issue or do you think it's the void of nutrient that then create sort of an abundance of junk calorie as the body? Search for nutrients. Do you think it's this loss of fiber kids? Who were iron-deficient dirt? It's called PICA and it's well known that if you're looking for nutrients there's gonNA eat anything so that may be part of it. I think the main part of it is and then you've talked about slot is the is the ways in which these refined starches sugars affect your biology. They raise insulin which has a cascading effect of fat storage in your belly which is a dangerous fat. It leads to increased. Hunger affects your brain chemistry. It actually locks the fat in the fat cells so they can't get out so they got one turnstile gets an mkx can't get out and it's slow your metabolism. So you're in this cascade of vicious cycle so you talked about energy balancing most people when they hear that thinking about calories in calories out. I think both understand that. It's more complex than that that there's different effects of food on your biology independent of calories in a lab all calories the same seven hundred coke fifty calories. A coke is the same as seven hundred and fifty calories and Broccoli but to get seven hundred and fifty calories of Sodhi have a big gulp which is forty six months. Sugar and seven. Hundred and fifty calories Broccoli is twenty one cups of Broccoli with thirty five grams of fiber and no sugar profoundly different effects on your biology same calories but we don't really appreciate that medicine and most of our current thinking. My weight loss's focused on calories in calories out it suits the food industry because they go. Well it's all about moderation. There's no good or bad calories. It's exercise more eat less. That's their mantra. And it serves them to some more their junk food as long as it's part of Balanced Diet but the truth is these foods affect our brain chemistry and create all sorts of metabolic issues. That are incredibly difficult. And I was chatting with my friend. David promoter who just wrote a book called Brainwash where he's talking about. He's interrupted just where the prefrontal CORTEX and the Migdal uncoupled with an inflammatory diet. Which is what we're eating most of us in America and around the world. What that means. Is that the adult in the room. The prefrontal CORTEX which is the decision maker. That understands the consequences of. It's behavior is not talking to the impulse part of your brain. The fighter flight part of your brain pleasure seeking party brain so there's this disconnection and your decisions are not in your best interest and that's why we have so much bad behavior and conflict and so forth because we're eating this inflammatory diet. It's literally this regulating. Our brains to the adult in the room is asleep. Sabit more about that. What is it about the Diet that could be inflammatory? And how could one measure the consequences of that? Because is it possible that two people could consume the exact same subpar diet and have very different Fleming Tori responses? Yeah sure I mean there is this enough. People are eating junk food and processed food. Their metabolism whatever. They look like they're they're overweight or not is not going to be as good as someone who's eating a whole foods processed diet but there isn't a lot of genetic variability but you can actually measure inflammation response to diet through various biomarkers. There's there's new panels of sort of looking at the zone which is really cool. It's more than just a CRPF said rate which your blood test you can do to look at inflammation and the ways in which it causes particularly was talking about insulin. Also drives this visceral belly fat which is a basically metabolic fire that starts in these cells that spreads inflammation throughout the body. So just the nature of eating sugar and processed food drive up inflammation if a patient has normal biomarkers through the lens of all of those things their inner lukens and c reactive protein fiber engine. If all of those things were normal. Would you still think that there's potentially an inflammatory response? That's coming through their diet. And the question is how sensitive of our our current tools for assessing the immune response to food and I think they're pretty crappy and I think there's more and more lab diagnostic measures that are coming about. That are going to help us. Look at that. I was talking to someone from the Buck Institute of Aging last week. And he said Yeah. This whole new panel inflammatory biomarkers. That are much more specific and much more sensitive and enable us to look at the inflammatory response is happening in the body related to aging diet or anything else how much of that inflammatory. Response is mediated by permeability in the Gut specifically verses. Because I have to be honest with you mark. This is an area that I've never understood. It gets talked about a lot. There's lots of hand waving. Sometimes I see it certainly in patients. I mean when we see subtle elevations fibrinogen anogen- Dorsey reactive protein. Or at least two of the Interleukins. We usually put patients on elimination diets till we find out what the culprit was. And and we're trying to basically titrate symptoms versus these biomarkers. But I find that to be staggeringly crude and to your point. I don't know what we're missing and I don't know what's true true and unrelated and then of course it gets back to the question of what's the mechanism of this and so one potential mechanism. Is that the permeability of the gut is altered and if bacteria that could normally not trans locate across the lining of the gut do so that would certainly be a reason for inflammation A. Do you think that that's prevalent huge? I mean our guts are messed up. And there's all phenomena called Metabolic endotoxin. Mia's been well described and studied and the fact that your gut microbiome has a huge role in regulation weight independent of calories. So they literally take poop out of a skinny rat into a fat rat and make them skinny and vice versa done in humans. I think the way in which it works is that your microbiome is regulated. By what you eat fiber prebiotics the fighter nutrients phytochemicals the polyphenyls all affect the quality of the garden. You have growing inside of you and you can get a lot of nasty weeds in there. When that starts to happen they start to disrupt the Gut microbiome they disrupt the lining of the Gothic. 'cause we called leaky gut on top of everything else which are low fiber diet. High sugar processed food increases bad bugs in the gut. Antibiotics ADBLOCKER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS HORMONES. All scrip are and of course toxins environmental toxins. Glyphosate is super toxic to the microbial. And all these things that we know and those things are disrupting the microbiome and when that happens. The lining of the gut becomes slightly damaged. The biofilms get disrupted and you end up absorbing bacterial product Spiro. Toxins as well as food. Antigens things that we should normally tolerate it start to create an inflammatory response in sixty percent of your immune system is in your and you know what's really striking to me. Peter is sort of the discovery that many of our metabolites in our blood probably third or more may be from microbiome in other words. When you check your blood tests for checking human analyze but when you actually start to do smart sophisticated metabolic testing metabolism. You find all these things. That aren't humid that come from bacteria that are regulating your immune system. That are activating your your Mitochondria. That are regulating your DNA that affecting your brain chemistry affecting your mood affecting all sorts of diseases so this is a really exciting area. And I think getting people's microbiome sorted often happens when you shift to a whole foods plant rich diet not plant based but plant rich. How can one measure these things? I mean one of the things that I've found difficulties finding valid commercial tests that can enable patients or physicians to understand if they're in this sort of regulated state. I mean to me. The black box is when someone comes in and says I have got BIOS or I have poor gut health and they may be right. But it's very different than someone who says I have type two diabetes where we have really clear ways to diagnose it we kind of have some understanding. What the pathophysiology is. Here this is much more squishy and frankly. There's an enormous disconnect between people like you and sort of the stuffy upper lipped gastroenterologist who makes his or her living in the gut but doesn't necessarily sort of see the problem this way right. They're looking at different problem. You know honestly beater. The evidence is becoming overwhelming. That mainstream medicine is bought into this whole microbiome story and Cleveland Clinic. For example they're studying the microbiome and heart disease arthritis and cancer. And it's like they just got a twelve million dollar grant from the NIH to study the microbiome and heart disease which.
The Impact of the Food System on Our Health and the Environment with Mark Hyman
"Mark thanks for coming over man. No I'm so happy to be here. It's beautiful chickens running around and everything Venezuelan the freezer. My kind of place. Yeah Yeah Yeah. It's in keeping with a lot of what we're gonNA talk about today. I think mark a lot of people would associate you with other topics that we might get into functional medicine the role of toxins in the environment. Certainly food but from the standpoint of health what to eat but what we're talking about today is actually something that when you first mentioned to me. You are working on this book actually. At the time you were putting the finishing touches on it about a year ago I was like. That's definitely something I want to understand more so I can't wait to kind of have this discussion with you today. And that is basically how food is made. How food is delivered and how food is consumed. And what the impacts of that are I mean? What made you decide to tackle a problem of this magnitude which is not just a scientific problem but it's a political problem. It's a religious problem if we're going to be brutally honest nutrition religion. Yes exactly so. It's about as complicated as a topic is one would go after it is. I think as a doctor seeing patients day after day for thirty years is a functional medicine. Doctor my focus is on why? Why are my patients so sick and not always but the majority of them? It has some relationship to food and then it began to wonder. Well I could sit here all day. Bailing the bucket and the boat with a hole in it. But I have to figure out why they're eating the food they're eating and they're going to think about it and go upstream and while food they're eating is caused by the food system and like why did we have the food system. We have our food policies. And then I'm like. Why do we have our food policies? It's food industry. That influences our government policy through lobbying and other other influences that they do across the spectrum of society to drive their products to the market and sell them. Which are predominant killing us. There's eleven million. People die every year from eating ultra processed food and not enough the good food and I think it's an underestimate so basically answered questions. I realized I couldn't treat my patients in my office in the hospital. The clinic I had to go where the source of the problem was. Yeah Yeah and I want to sort of put this in context which is the evolution of this the domestication of crops. The institutionalization of agriculture has for. We're going to demonize it a little bit here but the reality of it is it's been kind of a remarkable transformation it would certainly be akin to the printing press when you think about step function changes in our civilization when we went from Hunter gatherers to an agricultural society. 'cause I WANNA be careful that we're not just sort of saying the answer is. Agriculture is no the end of the agricultural solution. If we do it right yeah. So let's start with what you see as the main pillars of the problem. How did we get to a point? Where the food environment is toxic. Because that's effectively. What you're saying right. Is that if you eat on default. You'RE GONNA probably eat the wrong things. It goes deeper than that. The food system as a house I began to dig in this rabbit hole. I realized it wasn't just causing chronic disease but it was causing most of the global crises that were thinking about in silos that are all connected and just quickly. Lay them out and it'd be good to go with them and details go through the podcast. But clearly food is the biggest driver of chronic disease affecting six hundred. Ten people is clearly the biggest driver of economic stress in this country in our twenty two trillion dollar debt. One third of all Medicare expenses over diabetes alone. One third of all of our federal budget is Medicare. Who was a company would be the biggest company in the world a trillion dollars annually? It's also driving climate. Change a food system end to end. Packet is the number one. Cause of climate change more than fossil fuels. It's causing massive environmental degradation loss about diversity. Plants pieces animal species livestock species. It's driving social injustice in many ways through how it affects our kids cognitive element and a million learn and there's huge academic achievement gaps lead to massive health disparities because poor communities are more affected by these foods and are more targeted by them and affects even behavior violence conflict. We such a divisive society today. Why did we have forty years ago? Wasn't like that and I think our diet has changed so radically. Not just in the last ten thousand years but in the last forty years with the advent of massive amounts of alter processed food and that's driving cognitive behavioral issues violence suicide conflict and even threatens our national security because seventy percent of military recruits are unfit to fight and reject it. So we've got these global problems that are affecting us and then of course that leads to massive political instability because of our food system of climate refugees because the food systems dry climate. What is that going to do? I mean think about it. We had a million Syrian refugees and that created a global crisis the UN estimates that within a decade or a few decades. We're going to have two hundred. Two billion climate refugees that's unimaginable. So how do we begin to grapple with these problems and think about the solutions and the beauty is since they're all connected by food they can all be solved by going to the root and fixing our food system and that's the leverage we have which is so exciting to me because it's not a doom and gloom the world's ending? It's yeah we identify the problem. How it's connected think of it as a system and then be able to solve the problem by going to the root dealing with these issues collectively. So which one of those would you like to start with? Would you like to start with sort of the impact of processed food on health? Which is probably not one that we need to spend a lot of time on. I don't think there's many people that would debate that are there. You'd be surprised. I mean there's twelve billion dollars spent by the food industry on nutrition quote research that Confuses People's muddies the waters at declares. That gatorade is great. Sports drink and sugar doesn't cause obesity and that I mean I could go on and on people are confused and then certainly are political leaders. Certainly get this and I think when you think of our healthcare system. It certainly doesn't get that. Food is medicine. You really think that political leaders. I know you've spent some time interacting with folks. Do you really think they don't get it or do you think that they're just in a difficult position. Which is how do you appease all of these constituents on the one hand a lot of the bills get paid by the entities that endorse these agendas and on the other end? They probably have empathy for the damage. This do you actually think. There's a lack of awareness. Do I mean forget about politicians academics? Doctors health professionals have no clue how powerful food is to heal disease. I mean they get that if you eat too much you're gonNA get fat right but that's about it or have you too much card. Maybe now maybe we'll get diabetes. But not even that I mean. The American Diabetes Association is still telling people eat a lot of carbohydrates. I think we have a real black of understanding of the power of food to cause disease in the power food-secure disease and so there's a real gap in that. I think it's starting to become in the public awareness. That food is medicine. Food is medicine working group in Congress clinic where I work now. Food is medicine initiative hospitals around the country. That are talking about this. It's more the exception than the rule so I do think people don't understand the magnitude. I mean if you Saito politician. What is the biggest killer on the planet? They're going to go smoking or lack of exercise. Maybe they're going to get this being overweight but they don't get that it's the ultra processed food that kills more people than smoking violence wars. Everything else so I mean. I think there was a disease like Bowler Zeka. That was killing. Eleven million a year. It would be talking about it. And it's just not in the conversation that's happening. Even for example Medicare Medicare for all. Has Anybody said the reason we have trouble? Medicare is because people are eating bad food and that we need to fix the food or no. Let's get Medicare for all that's repeal obamacare. I mean those aren't solutions. That would be a disaster if we could medicare for all because everybody second is going to bankrupt the country and let's fix why they're sick in the first
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Go to prison you you'll get killed your care you can. They don't have a lot of these dyes and bright yes. So there's a funny you know the FDA you know influenced by the food industry. And I was once with the former head of federal drug administration dragging ministration Peggy Hammer former. She she was she was she was the FDA commander Gap But but now she's former and I was at the World Economic Community. How how come you know. We have some trouble with with getting advances in food labelling or dealing with toxic chemicals in our food or baby botox and animal feed. Or You know. He's like she's like well when we try to make too aggressive change. Congress threatened to shut down our funding because of the food lobby threatened to shut down. Yeah and then what down? What would happen? Well they burst. They're limited in their ability to do their job. And so the same thing happened. In the seventies there was a movement by the Federal Trade Commission to have you know negative Educa- education campaigns are on sugar. And how bad it was but the congress. We're GonNa pull your funding and shut you down if you if you do this and so they'd pull back so so you know. In FOR EXAM BS Question Asia we have called grass which is generally recognized as safe. So we have. We have thousands of food additives only about five percent of actually been tested for safety in the US grandfather and let's go for example. Transfat was grandfathered in as a safety food to eat but it's fifty years for researchers finally proved the FDA that it was a safe was the base of all processed food CRISCO shortening. Shorten Your Life rush-right Josh. And and so the they literally had to be sued by a scientist in order to actually turn into a non safe substance and then of course they gave the food industry years and years to get out it but but in this country. There's so many things that are used in our food supply that are banned in Europe like Bhd Hydroxy talion. Food ad is various dis and something called Asia diker bottomline which is a softener that makes grand more like fluffy inside and it was just an semi-savage friend. Bonnie hurry outed them. Said this is your Yoga Mat material and your subway sandwich and they got a tip to eat her and she gone out but still says it's finally Ryan in Singapore. If you use it in your food producer you got a four hundred fifty thousand dollar fine and fifteen years in jail for putting the food that same ingredients same ingredient that anyone can use in the US or any us. Yes and most of the things that are safe put safe here are banned in Europe. So like yeah. They're not doing their job. And then antibiotics and we have thirty million pounds. I made a boxer used in animal feed about thirty seven million total so about seven million for humans to disease and thirty million for animals. Why for growth growth factor make some fat and it makes you one's bad too and it is used for prevention promote crowding and the FDA says well. This isn't a guy is a good idea but they go. Would you please pretty please not do it? It was a voluntary guideline that the FDA produced now mentor. You have bet certify that the animal sick before you give them antibiotics and now they continue to do it and just laugh had voluntary the the Fda FTSE put involuntary guidelines around junk food market. Would you please not advertise the bad stuff and advertise more good stuff voluntary? The food industry went ballistic. And had to overturn. Even the voluntary guidelines are nullified. Like no known and it. I mean sugar. I mean it's like I'm the first one to raise my hand when I say like I love sugar and everybody is vice. Cookies and candies and cakes and brownies. And anything you can think of. I love it right now. We're probably on diabetes. So much sugar. I've had my whole life but not much. You look pretty good. Why train hard to go the waves and but as a kid. I drink like nine ten Dr Pepper Day. A member like some days in the summer. You just resident. Is that whatever. He's run around and worked out and play sports. But then I just drink thought you're sixteen eighteen now like nine Tan right so I was like but it was. You'd see it on commercials like your NBA Superstar. Drinking Dr Pepper sprite. Or whatever after on the basketball court. And I don't know if it was just like subconscious or just tasted good. And you didn't think about it most all. I mean this is where the food is so I mean I talk about in my book. Food facts industries so strategic about how advances its mission and goals and it does it through multiple channels. And I'm just GonNa go through them because it just people just tell them no celebrity endorsements right. I obviously you know celebrity endorsements which is the obvious one they co op social groups so they fund groups like the end Lacey Pe- in Hispanic population the African American communities most affected by obesity. And they coop them by funding them. I want to show the movie fed up at the King Center in Atlanta. And I'm burnings king. He's daughter was all about and she was excited. But once once we got to schedule a few delivering on a call and we couldn't show. My wife is because coca-cola funds the King Center. Now Yep I went to Spelman College which is African American Women College in Atlanta and the Dean said to me half of the eighteen year olds coming into college have a chronic illness. Obesity hypertension diabetes. Npr Women and I'm like why is Your Soda. Machines all over the campus just because Cope funds now at the board of trustees is one of the highest executives. I Talk Oh man never so they coop social groups and that's why they for example a post soda taxes because they're in the funding of these these big soda companies and then of Course They Fund Research Fund Twelve Times as much research twelve billion dollars with the research a year to study nutrition. So gatorade get studied by Pepsi Gatorade. It's the best thing in the world. It's not a sugar right to the corruption pollute. Science people are confused. Why is there? So much confusion about attrition signing third they create front groups spin-doctors so they create. Franco's seemed like their independent groups like cropped life. Yeah or they're twins center for Consumer Freedom or American Council on science and health. Which by the way is run by a bunch of doctors who suggests that pesticides are safe tacos Corpus? Great for you that smoking causes es and why do why would they do that? Because they get paid a lot they're funded by Monsanto and big food and Pepsi. Just look at their funders and there. I mean they spend thirty million dollars fighting. Gmo labeling in California this funded by Monsanto right and then you need friend groups. And then you have been co-opting scientists and academy so the nutrition. Academies the American Heart Association American Diabetes Association Funding Large Part Comes from industry and the Academy Attrition Dynamics which is our main nutrition association. Forty percent of their funding comes from the food industry. And you know. They have sponsored lectures at their meetings. That are you know when people say we'll have to score and surface good and dieting. Good and like right. It's completely corrupted. And so these professional societies have guidelines. And they're they're corrupt and Dr Nineties from Stanford who's a scientist looks at carefully if the research and and conflicts of interest as you know these professional societies like the American Heart Association diabetes should not be making guidelines. And then you've got all these ways in which they screw things up and of course. They are aggressive in advertising and marketing legal in most countries. And then they have lobbyists running around Washington driving policy that supports all what they do. See you've got this massive effort and often subversive illegal and it's you know it's Kinda shaking. I mean here's an example like in California. There was a group that wanted to have anti was was to to promote GMO labeling and they put in a ballot what does that make promote GMO. You know that you have to label if you have a food has gym-owner cocaine or Coca Cola. Gmo right right like in a cigarette box where it says like will kill your and your plant based bird to say GMO right. So finishing at the Grocery Manufacturers America got together. We really cost you know. Huge amounts of money. People were wear stuff. Don't want it stopped by and by the way they labeled though that seems like the smart thing that'd be away most countries do have it like I think thirty two countries have it including China and Russia. We're not what you're not known for transparency or democracy right so we they don't sterile so so they basically tried to put this thing down the food interesting together with the grocery manufacturers trade group and like we can't have so they spent like millions and millions of dollars fighting this ballot and the way they did it was illegal because they got the food companies to donate away with it should be transparent campaign finance. You have to be all transparent. It was all secret. They got caught. The Grocery Manufacturers America got fine eighteen million dollars the largest fine ever for an attraction for campaign finance violations but they appealed it and it was down to six million Puma and of course the ballot because they did all that work it didn't pass so they were successful. So what's a few million dollars when there have billions at stake so they're so corrupt in California was even worse for Soto taxes passed here in the twenty sixteen election in in many states? It's SORTA tax you pay an extra painting announced. Whatever for for sugar drink which by the way. It's been proven to reduce consumption dramatically. It works that's why he won't do it. Works and that's why the food industry so against it. So what the American Beverage Association which used to be called the American Soda Pop Association. Dan Was. They took his grazing. The created a ballot measure to prohibit any local taxes for being passed unless there's a two-thirds majority which would mean that you couldn't fund schools police stations fire stations local stuff and it would have crippled. Oklahoma's all across the state and had nothing to do with food but then they went at the last minute before as by the pass and they spend millions pushing this they went to governor Jerry Brown most liberal governor. We probably ever had in. America Governor Moonbeam these called. And they're like look you you you pass this preemptive law which means you can never pass another soda tax in California and we'll pull this image. So basically they got governor Brown to pass this preemptive law which means that. You're not allowed to go and pass another soda tax. Why why because they don't want taxes Razi crazy? Why didn't governor around doing because he didn't want his entire state local governments to be crippled highest new ballot measure? There was about to pass so it was all done behind closed doors and could never again. You can't now in California. Can't do the state's change the law back..
Bulletproof Your Kids Immune System with Integrative Pediatrician, Dr. Joel Gator Warsh
"Dr Joel Gator Wash. Welcome to the brokering podcasts. Thanks so much for having me here and I just want to start off with one thing. You're doing something really cool. I WANNA plug it. Because I'm not a parent yet but I know the first thing is that everybody's always asking me because they know him in this space who's an integrative pediatrician and I know you are here one in La. But there's not a lot of them that are out there the same way that are functional medicine and integrative doctors that are there for like adults. No there's so few integrated pediatricians and so. I hope there's GonNa be more in the future and we're trying to talk more about integrated pediatrics and get more pediatricians involved. But they're just really is very few people. I think there's like three to five in Los Angeles right. Which is crazy. Because there's so many here and everybody's so into all this holistic living in and wellness but anyways what I was leading up to is that you have an online summit coming up. Integrative pediatrics summit it's inaccurate. Integrative PEDIATRICS DOT COM. Just give a quick plug. Because I want people to hear this. I normally get the plugs and but any because there's so few pediatricians and we really want people to work with great practitioners out. Their parents who especially with young children are looking for resources. That are out there. And because there's not that many pediatricians that are available. Where DO I turn? Where do I go to so you have an online summit coming up? When does it happen? And what can people learn from the shore? That's going to be on March. Nineteenth to twenty third it's going to be at integrated pediatrics. Dot Com and we have a combination of top experts. From around the world we have integrated pediatricians. We have experts in various fields. Like homeopathy supplements meditation and we also have a bunch of celebrities as well. Who are interested in being involved From the MOM Perspective or the Dad perspective some of them might have either use integrated medicine for their own families who had kids that were sick or dealt with their own health issues in started really paying attention to this. And that's where I feel like most people get introduced. Integrative medicine is when they've been through the regular system and they get really frustrated with it or there isn't any solutions or all come back normal and so they look for maybe an alternate solution or maybe one of their friends had such a good result from something integrative and so then they start searching it out and then they realize how amazing some of the solutions can be and so that's where people get really plugged integrated medicine and so we're trying to feature that it's going to be a free event online for five days you get to watch everything one hundred percent free. There's no catch and we just want to get the information out there and introduce people to a lot of the integrative practitioners from around the country. Yeah so I don't start off that way but again if you're listening to this you probably are fascinated about that. And that's a great resource. It's free sign up okay. Let's jump in an interview. I will start with Hero's journey we already talked about it. There's so few integrative pediatricians that are out there how did you get into it yourself so for me? I got really frustrated with the regular system. The really short visits just treating antibiotics for everything and my wife was very holistic minded. You grew up in a very holistic family and seeing a lot of her friends go through the medical system for years and really not get better and then maybe to naturopathic doctor or Chinese medicine doctor and get better and to me. That was a lightbulb moment. That said you know. Maybe there's something more we need to learn. I don't WanNa just have to give antibiotics for everything. I WanNa have more solutions that we can do. That are a little bit more natural and gentle on the body and so that really pushed me to start learning about integrative medicine as well. I'm against Western medicine at all. I think there's so many amazing things that we have learnt and we have added through science and research and we have cures for cancer. And we we get sick with pneumonia and we can take an antibiotic can get better so the point of integrative medicine is not to say we shouldn't do Western medicine. You use it when you need it but there's a time and place for everything and and to me. There really shouldn't be the terms integrated medicine. Homeopathy supplements Functional Medicine Western Medicine Medicine. Which do whatever's best on the day and that's really what I've learned through my training. Yeah but sometimes you have to use those terms in the beginning because Just signify to people that you're thinking about a little bit differently so in regards to that thinking prior to meeting your wife how. She had that background where she grew up in a very holistic household. You were saying how did you grow up you know? How is your health like as a child? And what was your opinion on things that are in the space of integrative medicine you know because a lot of young doctors being doctors in my family That are there and sometimes they can have a little chip on their shoulder especially when they're graduated they're done residency either out there in the world and they're like well. I learned everything in the text books that I need to learn. I know it all. And there's no evidence for this. There's no evidence for that so what was your mindset like and how did you grow up and what was your health like a kid overall. I was pretty healthy by definitely was not very integrated minded at all. When I was growing up I grew up in Toronto and so I played a lot of sports. I played a lot of hockey and baseball was on the road for tournaments all the time and did not eat that healthy fast food all the time and I always had stomach issues. I always had stomach aches. Constipation bloating never really made the connection. I just thought it was normal and just dealt with it and as I got older though symptoms got worse and especially during my medical training worth stress was elevated I would have more stomach aches more issues and I never really put that together until after I met my wife and sort of eating some of her food and started seeing the things that she's doing and I started to feel better and that again was another lightbulb. Moment of. Oh maybe we need to be thinking about some of these foundations. Some of these things like our diet and it's it's so obvious that we do but I think we've forgotten about that a lot. We really don't focus on the foundations anymore. We just think about you know you have this symptom take this medication. And that's the way that we learn. Even a medical school is is how to treat something as opposed to for the most part how to prevent it. That's so key. I think you mentioned two important things in that. What you just shared the first thing is that most doctors who are in Functional Medicine Notch about medicine occupier. Whatever the modality might be or in the case of integrative medicine they have often had their own crisis and I think for the generation above us. Because how old are you thirty four? Okay some a little older than you thirty-seven. We're the same generation the generation above us the mark hymens of the world. The Dr Mark Hyman said world and the other Great Doctors Dr Andrew. Weil other people. They had major healing crisis. I mean mark. Dr Mark Hyman talks about a story but he was in China. He got like deathly ill for mercury toxicity. Many other factors is brain wasn't working and I think that as the Internet age has grown and we have more access to this information. We're more open minded. There's been doctors like yourself who just didn't feel well. They didn't feel great like my brother-in-law's a cardiologist and San Diego and he's part of that young doctor trend like you who just weren't feeling exactly that well learned about functional medicine. Integrative medicine made changes to the health and that caused them to think differently when it came to practicing so at that point in time. Where were you in that moment happened? Were you working in the hospital system? Did you have your own private practice? I never had that moment of practitioners. Did I think for me? It was when I was going through residency. Maybe Med school where I just got really frustrated with options available and the really big lightbulb moment for me was the first functional medicine course that I took and just learning things from the other perspective thinking about root cause. When I saw that I was like. Why didn't we learn? Why Am not thinking this way? It's so obvious. Why are we not thinking about? Why you have a rash. Why are we thinking about treating it and when you have a child? Who HAS A bad rash? There's nothing wrong with doing a medication. In that moment to make them feel better but if that rash keeps coming back we need to think. Why do they have their ashes? There's something in their diet. Something in their environment as opposed to just continually treating it and nobody really ever talks about the medical school or residency. Just really learn about the problem and the solution. But that's not the whole picture and so that really push me in the direction of Kenny to learn a little bit more any to think about this a little bit more and as I got into it seeing the success with it seeing how excited people got about it. That to me was what I wanted to start sharing this information. 'cause it's not that common out there there is stuff about adults and there's a little more information starting to come out but there's very little about children and what you can do and even as an integrative practitioner. There's not a lot of resources of how much do you get? I supplement for kids. What kind of supplement? Your dosages can be different. Kids bodies their brains having fully developed their right. It's a lot more subtle. The little things can have an impact on their body can but the reality is kids are so resilient that for the most part of the maybe a little baby. There's no reason why they shouldn't be able to use some of this stuff and do very well with it but the hard part is there isn't a lot of research to back up and when you talk about the medical model most western physicians will come right out and say well. Where's the evidence? Where's the evidence for this? Wears a clinical trial that this shows that it works and there isn't a lot of clinical trials for most of this stuff. There is some evidence for some supplements in some Protocols that you can do but for the most part isn't double blind controlled trials. Because nobody's doing it because you can't really do a double blank controlled trial ginger. Who's paying for that
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Way twice as many people die from chronic lifestyle diseases as infectious disease. Not just here but globally. Yeah So said they said Africa. They're suffering the double burden of malnutrition and obesity. I mean exactly. It's the ironic in many ways. And it's I think not calling food. Medicine think is do not patients a disservice. Because then it's not co on the same level or a higher level than. Let's say the pharmaceutical drug that we might have to offer and I think that's the danger when we talk about it in these terms I mean. Listen what happened? Just there's no drug on the planet can do that. There's no drug on the planet that can reverse your need for insulin in three days or can I heart failure or can reverse your kidneys. They just don't exist and food can do it. And I've seen it over and over again. I may sound like a crazy man. But the truth has this is actually what the science shows. Actually what people who are using food in this way. See all the time. You'd have a son crazy. You know what you sound like you sound like someone low-grade pricing medicine for many years. How many is now thirty two that two years of seeing tens of thousands of patients? You've seen firsthand the empire and literally just sound someone. Some very passionate. You've seen it. You've seen the structural problems and you want to take on something that not many people taking on. You're not writing another book in many great books but this feels very different to me. This is taking on the political structure the economic stretch. You're looking at food in a in a different way. I think it's very very important and I wanNA thank you for that because I think it's very important that this sort of message gets out there coming to systemic change. We talked about making the food environment easier and we talk about prisons schools. So I'm Asada as you are young children they're both at primary school the moments and what's interesting for me? Is that while my kids were younger. Currently nine and six. I was okay at sort of once. They control them. But I I could source of control feed them breakfast reaching and as much children getting my son who's nine and he's been exposed to more things. It's getting harder and harder so this may be controversial to some but I'm gonNA shine my view on this so on the final day of school last year for the summer break. A lot of the teachers brought in Harry bows the kits. Harry bows are very popular food. Certainly in the UK of Sweets Candy basically identify. Harry must have an equivalent here. Proud these bags of sweets. That are very common now. The rounds is my kids. Don't eat that stuff because I've never given to them now. Look people will probably say that's too brutal you need to expose them to this sort of southern. I like all parents from trying to do the best I can. This is what I consider to be the best decision. Maybe Tom What is wrong. But I'm trying to do the best giving them more junk food. But it's about trying to balance and I think the norm in society is so skewed away from health at the moments that fitting in with what is quite a sick society. I don't think necessarily is biologically normal. I don't think it's the right thing that's what I'm trying to protect my kids as much as possible. Now Jamie Oliver has been involved with trying to change very sings in the UK. I helped someone this last campaign about John at the thing and I think that's something that is different in Europe. Compared to America we do have some regulation around that. Maybe it's not perfect but there is something still them now. The last meeting I was down in. Jamie's office where a lot of opinion-makers. So are we discussing the whole day off schools being a safe zone? Yeah came up to me. I really like that something. I've been talking about for years that that essentially a school or a hospital or even a prison rights. But let's get back to scores particularly schools. Schools should be the model educationally but also healthwise I genuinely. Don't see why there is a case in two thousand nine hundred and two thousand twenty. Why one with facing this disease epidemic. When in the UK one in three kids leave primary school to go to Secretary? The age of ten or eleven are either overweight or obese. I find it very hard to justify the case now where any school should be serving these sort of a sweet sugar sweetened beverages packets of sweets. Because what also does it normalizes. The food allows us to start associating reward and doing well with sweet foods and you know what I had difficult conversations my son. My son says to me that he wants everyone having a terrible at school. You've been telling me this and very good for my health but why. Why is everyone giving it out? I said dishonesty. This is the another problem which is spoken about enough mark. Is that if you are a parent who is trying to do the right thing with your children you are then you then making your children social outcasts because then engaging in a society that is actually engaging unhealthy behaviors. I'm confused helping well. You know analysts like in the UK but in the United States schools have infiltrated by the food industry. Eighty percent of schools have contract with Soda. Companies fifty percent of schools sell brand name fast food at lunch. Mcdonald's Burger King Domino's pizza in school in schools. I K- anyone knows released. Tweet me and mock and let us know someone instagram. They'll be super untried. I went to a school at unaware of that. And I went to an underserved school in Cleveland in the poorer African American Hispanic School. The forty three percent kids are absent. One percent one percent by the time they graduate are qualified to go to college. I walk down the hall. There was a young girl very overweight. One Hand she had a thirty two ounce like a leader slushy and another thirty liter soda in the other hand and these schools have fast food in them and they have deep fryers and microwaves and the kitchen. I walked through the kitchen. There was not a stove. You couldn't cook food. It all came out of boxes. Packages processed food reverse fries clearly. This is a problem health but there's advertising so the in the bathroom stalls there's like Coca Cola. It's everywhere in this. I see the problem. Mark is that yes. That's bad for their health. But I think the poems deeper than that because what that does is it almost ingrains the kids of course an way of thinking young while they're young absolutely science of what they're doing and their deliberate and intentional about it and there are schools that are fighting back. There's for example. A friend of mine who's created a program with the schools to Rehab the kitchens to get local chefs to create great recipes. That are within the school lunch budget and the school lunch guidelines and has revolutionized the Boston city school district in the mayor's now involved and they literally have transformed schools and getting these kids eating real healthy food that they love. What about the parents who say that she'll she'll be allowed to be sweet treats at school? It's to Conan allowing them to help. This is cool. What what is your view there. Maybe they should just give him a few lines of cocaine in school along with their lunch or middle heroin booth there where they can get a shot of heroin. I mean listen. The science is so clear that these foods are harmful their deadly. They're addictive. Why would you give them to your kids? Yes you can have a sweet treat and yes you can have sugar of course but make it from real food. Not Ultra processed food. That's going to hijack your brain. Your metabolism make a real cookie from butter and flour and sugar. That's fine did Marco Polo and say whatever you want as long as you make it on French fries. French fries at home. It's different when you make it yourself and I think the pro them. All safe to me is if schools. Do you take away a lot of choice from parents that parents want to engage in a suite with their children. Actually they're getting loads of it at school then already going past their daily quota if you even agree with daily quizzes but you then taken away that choice and I feel. Schools should be safe zones. Then it's up to parents. What they choose to do with their children are outside school. That's the way I would like to say. Schools should be safe zone. Your home should be a safe zone. I mean there's no one said to my my son said you know some friends over. He's there's nothing to eat in the house right when he met was there's no junk food so I'm like all right. Let's go to the grocery store and there's only one rule you can't buy anything with trans fat in it. He went around and around and around and find one thing to buy. I mean that's the problem so we can make a pizza at home and we did not can we. Could you make a healthy piece right? You get the kids involved you know. Put It on the other end. There engage I guess someone we've not covered yet as you mentioned the political structure the farming structure economic structure but how important is teaching children teaching the population at large one of the most basic human skills of all? Which is how to cook. Yeah we just wrote a cookbook called food. What should I cook and a lot of cookbook is about you know? There's a lot of great recipes. But here's how you can just learn how to cook with the basic skills that you can put ingredients together. You don't even fancy recipe and I think it is a crime that we have lost that and it's not an accident and this is where I talk about the food industry in the fifties in America there was a woman named Betty who was an advocate for a home economics teacher and she was an advocate for teaching families how to Cook Food and how to prepare food and how to grow gardens and she was really creating this great movement. The food industry freaked out and they said look they gather all in Minnesota where the general mills headquarters wasn't they bring all food companies and they basically colluded to decide that. We're GONNA make convenience of value right. You deserve a break today. Let us do the cooking for you right and so they created a cookbook called the Benny Crocker Cookbook. Now you're probably not familiar with this cook but there was. There was a cookbook. My mother had pretty much. Every family in America. Had this cookbook and the cookbook was basically recipes that included processed food. So it was like take one bag of Ritz crackers and sprinkle it on your Broccoli casserole or at one can of Campbell's cream of mushroom soup to this or that. And so they were insinuating process and then they came up with TV dinners and then we moved into fast food. And now we had basically two percent of meals eaten outside the home in the turn of the last century and now we have fifty percent of the meals eaten outside the home and we have generations. Who Don't know how to Cook really owner how to cook anything. And it's pretty frightening so bringing that scaleback is critical. I mean how do we teach our kids? Things that often are relevant in school. But don't teach them the three things that matter most how to take care of your body and nutrition and cooking is part of that how healthy relationships and how to manage your money. We don't want any of that in school. Yeah I mean this is a great place to sort of close down this podcast thing Marlboros. A three great tips on what we should be teaching kids in school so there's many teaches he listens to this podcast. If you can actually go back to school if you agree with those let us know free for one. So if you've got some new additions to that you think we haven't mentioned. Please let us know we'd love to hear from you. What happens if we all can make a difference. If you're teaching you go into your school if you're parenting against your school and you have these conversations with the headmaster with the Perez committees. I find Paris. Committee sometimes actually quite problematic because the whole fundraising system around everything is revolves around sugar. Revolves around treats My wife and I literally would chatting about it just this past weekend but this podcast as we mentioned the stars called Field Livermore..
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"I think this is different because I have a quick bowl of cereal takes two minutes to prepare if that takes thirty seconds to go there and that's and I didn't really realize the significance of it at the time but let's go back. I'm not mean for years but are you. Culture has changed minimum. What you said about the middle classes aspiring to this west and way of living now that too busy. They don't want a proper meal. They won the quick cereal. And you see the big advocates everywhere that you food companies have come in the timing. How healthy these foods are. They want the quick highly processed bread that you can put on the toast of twenty seconds. It's toasted and you can slap on some jam and get out to work quickly and it's amazing that actually this was only like twenty years ago twenty five years ago where they were having the middle class in India having these proper meals before they went out for the day whereas now they've spied for this what they consider as Western ideal. Then it's yeah. It's quite striking. How QUICKLY THOSE CHANGES TRUE? And you know the good news though in researching the buck is. There's a lot of badness but the good news is that there is a lot that can be done to fix this problem. That's why I call the book food facts because there are solutions that citizens can do to choosing what they eat. In terms of composting. For example food waste is a huge issue this third largest emitter of greenhouse gases if it were a country after us in China we we have ways. We can influence our choices with our wallets and our votes so people often are cynical about the political process and voting but it matters and we do have control. We can their grassroots movements and efforts happening all around. There are a lot of things that people who knew to get mauled and actually changed their personal life their personal health and their communities. And that's really what food is about. It's about outlining what those solutions are and how to do them. So ye sound as well as sounding impassioned. Almost I wouldn't say I'm angry so wrong. Word but so at all said a little frustrated little wheel wake up. Everybody and this is happening. That's a wheel notes of optimism. Here I think let's go into the optimism because I think if people all listening to this on their affected by this and they think well okay. Fine I can't maybe influence a political system although maybe there was some way that they can Louis but on an individual level. Let's talk about some of the things they can do. And tell you on a personal level as I've been reading more about factory farming as I've understood more. Yes sure the financial case that political case but just the the moral ethical case around there and says of how animals are treated. There's a Thai restaurant near where we live where size my wife and my kids will go out and eat that we liked the food that and I in the past maybe had let's say pad Thai chicken noodles okay but recently the last couple of years I will now no longer have that because I know that the chicken been served there. I don't think is a high quality. I don't think I think factory farms very unclear on why this chicken comes from and so you could say. We should boycott the restaurant. Okay you can make that case but we we. Don't we go but I will have A. I'll have the vegetarian noodles now. I won't support and pay for something on the menu as much as I possibly can. That actually is going to support the industry and I feel I'm doing a little bit. I had this conversation if you kids. They want and the chicken and I said Look Guys Gino where that she can come from. Gina. What is happening distill chicken and look. I'm not saying I'm doing this waving my kids but I think kids all the future and I think if we can have these conversations with our kids then they're going to see this from a young age and they were like yeah she died. He will have the the vegetarian as well. How much of a difference does a simple choice for family? Four like that actually make a difference. I mean imagine if everybody in the world decided for one day they were going to ninety any processed food or any fast food. Don't you think that would have a big impact on the global markets? I think I think we have more influenced than we believe and I think all starts with grassroots efforts and movements so people start demanding things it changes. I mean. I got a text today because I did a podcast with Tom. Newmark about the carbon underground which is essentially about carbon underground meaning getting the soil full of carbon again and I talked about regenerative agriculture. And how important is I talked about? The fact that General Mills was sort of guilted enforced into committing a million acres to be converted to regenerate bag. And the person who texted me works at. Nestle and she says. I'm going to bring this this job. Nestle. Would you be willing to meet with the Nestle to talk about these issues and get them to start changing their supply change because because if these companies start it can make a big difference and not everybody has the ability to make those levers that I maybe you can but it's possible as a guy named Jimmy caller who was a business guy from the UK who who aggregated twelve trillion dollars in assets from institutional investors and pension funds and said look guys. We're going to try to factory farming animals. I start with any botox. We're going to go to the top twenty companies who we are all invested in. And we're going to tell them. We're going to divest if you don't stop antibiotics by this date from all your food like McDonald's and Burger King and all that stuff and they did and it worked so there are levers that can be pulled in the system whether through business whether it's through the market from the bottom up you know the ground swell is pushing companies to do the right thing into sustainability into thinking about their communities and they want I mean I think there is more conscious now happening in those companies. Because they're hearing it from you know the consumers who want this and so the consumer demand is driving the marketplace. Yes in the mall the mall we all can make these choices than more people. Listen to this can go and get you know what I'm GonNa see small device I can make in my life. That's going to have a significant knock on effect you know. There's I mean we see growth electric cars. I mean that is going to replace the combustion engine very soon why because consumers and people are demanding it. Yes anything can happen with food. You mentioned prisons before. Yeah and I found that interesting. Both you and I have spoken to Dan podcasts. The Chap who has studied extensively these so-called blue zones around the world these areas of high longevity Jesse hotspots. What's striking about that? S- debates are the various components of fat. But one thing that seems to be really consistent is that the environment is set up in such a way that makes the healthy choice that easy choice. Why it's and right. You mentioned statistic something like if you if you serve healthy food and a prison. What was fifty something percent based we're looking at you know you talked about the smile. Study Affect Food under oppression and we know mental illnesses really driven by a lot of nutritional deficiencies in violence. Behavior Change. We don't really think about it that way but in prisons. They've done randomized trials where they put half the group on a healthy diet half the group on the same prison diet who were violent criminals violent in prison and they reduce violent crime by fifty six percent and if they added a multivitamin they reduced by eighty percent. And I remember once coming home from. I mean coming into my office at work and there was a letter. Handwritten letter that was from a prisoner in prison. Who said Dr Arnn? I read your book in prison. I changed my diet and I don't know how we did it in prison. He's an I realized. My whole life is a violent criminal was because of what I was eating. I feel like a completely different person. So that is powerful. Isn't that Nice? Incredibly powerful said. See The power office. Yeah there's something going on in the UK the morality. Which I'm going to bring up here and a Lotta people are getting annoyed. Very frustrated with the Turkish food is medicine or food as medicine. It was really interesting. Yeah and I know. They have a quarrel with hippocrates. Yeah I know my thoughts on Roy very similar to yours but maybe a nice at all off-shoot heads to tell Sean these stories you mentioning the smiles. Trial this prisoner. Who wrote all the countless case studies. You've gone I've got Is Food Medicine absolutely? I mean there is no doubt about it. I'm William Lee Book called. Eat TO BE DISEASE. Who's a Harvard a physician and I'm not ready I've seen I've not really brilliant. But he he showed a slide in this very sophisticated analyses testing food components compared to drug component. So a blood pressure drugs. Cholesterol drug heart failure. Whatever the drug is and looked at various food components in hell compared in terms of the effectiveness using very sophisticated models for testing these in biology and they found that almost every single time. Food beat out the drug in terms of effectiveness and what food is is far more than calories as I was talking about and then all calories in the same. That's the biggest myth. It's perpetuating everything because in in the fast food world they've all calories the same it doesn't matter if KFC or soda or French fries as long as you bounce. Your calories doesn't matter what you eat. That's not true because food is information so we know that food influences the body in multiple ways one. It changes gene expression. You literally can turn on or off. Genes you Broccoli. You can turn on genes that help you. Detoxify produce qualify on right if you eat green tea drink. Green tea increased level Catkins which adulated detoxify heavy metals activate various enzymes. If you if you eat the right foods can your hormones. If you eat the wrong foods we too much insulin. Your testosterone goes down if you too much sugar beet the right fats since the opposite if you look at what it does to your brain chemistry can either hijack your brain. Chemistry can make you calm and peaceful and your.
The Intimate Relationship with Food
"Really been thinking recently about our relationship with food and how intimate of a relationship it is we think about intimate relationships being with you know the people in our lives significant other but food is a truly intimate relationship. Because we're taking something from the outside world in putting it into our bodies all right name one thing that's more impactful and intimate than that because as my guest today said food isn't just food. Food is information so what we're taking in from the outside world in the form of food is informing every single sell our DNA our jeans on what to do on how to express themselves on how to build proteins on how do move hormones and neural transmitters throughout our system to communicate cholesterol building and The transport of those things are liver function our brain function all of it is intimately impacted by every single by a food. We eat too big thing very powerful and this is something we come out of the womb. Knowing how to do we come out consuming. We come out ready to eat now for many of us. We have play as our first source of food You know mother's milk but today's system was a little bit different. Our society is different. There was a time. Things are shifting is a time. When mother's milk was pushed in science to be inadequate and formula was actually pushed as the ideal first food for babies. Now we've cleared up our misconceptions about that. We know that mother's milk is the most valuable thing for newborn babies but even soon thereafter we are bringing in different foods and thrive. Aleutian will be a wide variety of different food but again in recent years in recent culture that variety has begin to become more and more and more minimal and the impacts on. Our health has become a place where we're seeing disease and obesity at a place of epidemic proportions. And I think that a big part of this is just kind of if if I'm thinking about the way that I grew up I grew up in an environment where I didn't really know that there was a difference in the food that I ate. I didn't know that there was a difference between a fast food. Hamburger and a wild caught salmon or Broccoli or candy bar. I just thought it was stuff you eat and growing up in the environment that I did even in high school. We'd have a lunch line where there's like the meal of the day you got the mystery meat. You know what is it? I don't know but you know the lunch lady would be doling out preparing some stuff in the back. But it's largely you know processed foods from not the best sources most likely but predominantly most kids. I'd say nine out of ten kids are going through the fast food lines. Were getting our burgers getting our pizza. I say five days out of the School Week. Four days eating the little personal pizza and also get a pretzel with cheese. I don't really care too much for the Pretzel. I needed that cheese. I need that cheese Whiz hitter to dip my pizza in and that was my fuel for the day you know and maybe have a soda or juice or the Soda. Companies were actually on our school campus in highschool doling out and giving away samples of their new products whenever they come out. Search was one that hit when I was in high school. Right there was supposed to be this Energy drink slash soda. How on Earth are they able to come in to infiltrate our bodies and our minds of our students on a on a high school campus? Like that is wildly inappropriate. But the thing is if we're not aware we're really not aware because I just saw it as. Oh this is cool right. We got free samples one of the biggest drawing points for so many people. Especially if you're growing up impoverished. He is my favorite price which is free. If it's free. I'll have some of that right. And that's something that can fuel you get you to another day. But it's also potentially fuelling chronic illness because many of the programs that are designed to support people's health and wellness are actually a largely giving food from government subsidies and also giving access to highly processed foods. And so how do we break the cycle? How do we really figure out how to get healthy food into people's hands into their communities and that's why I'm so excited about this episode today to change the culture in our schools in our communities at large and this book and this project from our guest? Dr Mark Hyman is a total game changer. So I'm really excited to have him on today and just really quickly one of the things that I've learned about in recent years it's been easily over a decade that I've been really trying to help break down the misconceptions about dietary fat. But only recently in the last few years has medium chain triglycerides or mcat's become very popular and something that people are really striving to get a nutritive source of these mcat's and part of the reason is that medium trained Triglycerides have this really interesting ability to be able to cross the blood brain barrier into feed your brain cells. There's only a couple of dozen nutrients that have that ability of the hundreds even thousands of nutrients mini that. We still don't even know yet. Only only a few dozen have the ability to actually go into the VIP session in your brain via crossing over that blood brain barrier and feeding your brain cells as pretty frequent
Why Do Our Tax Dollars Support Unhealthy Food?
"Juan. Focus on something. Really Kinda scary. Which is our government policies and part of you know how I got into this as a doctor. My patients are sick from eating the wrong food. Why food the food system? Why do we have the system? Well it's our food policies. Why don't we have the food policies? What's our food industry? That's driving the policies and funding so much literally billions of dollars. So I just sort of take you through a few simple policies that I think could be changed and then I'm working to change to the future campaign which I love you all to be a part of The first thing we're in talk about is food stamps or snap now. They were great thing and they helped me hunger and food insecurity their forty six million people in America who part of the snap program including one in four children. That's the good news and it does help address the hunger issues but it definitely doesn't address the health issues and study after study showing that people who are on snap are not as healthy and that actually. Wellington disease and other risk issues. Why because there are no nutrition guidelines and snap now you have to realize this is probably the biggest government program ever. It's seven hundred thirty five to fifty billion dollars depending on the year. Ten Year Program at seventy five billion a year Which is mostly junk food when you look at the stats on. What the things that people buy arts? It's seventy five percent junk. Food and ten percent is soda our thirty plus billion servings a year for the poor that we pay for his tax payers their government pays for it. And why isn't there nutrition guideline? There seems like there's something it should be like that their school lunch guidelines as women and Children Program Guidelines. But for some reason there's no guidelines and it's not by accident there's a huge amount of lobbying effort that prevents the government from changing it. There's hunger groups for example funded by the Soda Industry that fight any reduction or removal of processed food or sugar sodas from the Food Stamp Program and and there's a huge amount of benefits that goes to these companies. I Read I think that twenty percent of Cokes American revenue comes from food stamps and Walmart out of the seven hundred thirty five billion about one hundred thirty billion go to Walmart for for food and not all. His food has some great food but I doubt they're buying the veggies so it's really a huge issue that we're helping the poor not be hungry but we're not making them healthy and so there's a lot of effort to think about. How do we put nutrition or in back in the Food Stamps Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program? Because right now it's a lot of calories but not a lot of nutrients and we need to improve that. I think it's really important. Initiative and there's groups like the bipartisan Policy Initiative in Washington. That's a group of senators and Congressmen and and and Agriculture Secretary from both parties. That have really come together to look at this and they think we should ban soda from the Food Stamp Program where she put an interesting guidelines. Great study showing if you incentivize people think and use incentives and also disincentives. It works in other words. If you increase the amount of money you get to buy vegetables. Let's say they do it with for example thirty percent increase of dollars. You get one point three dollars or an extra thirty cents to buy vegetables if you do that. Great with Simpson. But if you want to buy soda maybe you get seven seven cents on the dollar seventy cents on the dollar instead of one hundred thirty cents so there's a lot of ways incentivize people and it works. They show that it really works. It's double bucks for example for Farmers Markets. Where you can go? If you go to a farmer's market you get You know instead of one dollars two to buy my whatever you want. If he's long fresh food. There's all sorts of ways to do that so the food stamp program really is a big issue and it can be really improved and it can really help. Because we're paying for the Medicare Medicaid and these patients need after they get sick The next big category is Dietary guidelines which have improved over the years for sure. But it's a little scary because they are now a political tool The dietary guidelines are recommended by an advisory group. That's a science group although many of them have conflicts of interest and And then they give it to the government and then the government decides was out so for example last time they recommended we should have environmental considerations in our dietary guidelines and the government said no way that was a problem and then we have for example the corruption of the science and last guidelines approach the trump administration recently said we cannot look at anything about ultra processed foods by the way which kills eleven million people. So count any science about that and we can't look at Anything for example on the dietary guidelines that have to do with looking at mead or low carb diets or any other restrictions. They looked at all. You only look at studies. They were done after two thousand that cuts out a lot of really good studies that should inform our guidelines that were well done. They could government studies. You can locate and in science studies. How does that make any sense? So it's really pretty corrupt. National Academy of Sciences. Put a report showing just how bad it was. A number of years ago made recommendations which sadly are not being followed so the dietary guidelines should represent science and should look at all the data and should have fair. Public comments can look at it and make comments on it and it should be Driven by science and not a bunch of bureaucrats who don't actually necessarily have the public health interests at heart. So that's that's they're improving but it's still not great and then of course we have the FDA dragon ration- which is supposed to protect us but it's kind of failing why because one They allow thirty million pounds of antibiotics. In our animal feed that is affecting US creating superbugs and cost two trillion a year. Kill seven hundred. Thousand people around the world from anybody resistant. Not all not all from the farms. Obviously but it's a huge factor. And WE KNOW THEY CAUSE OBESITY. They cause weight gain. That's actually what they'd given for. Not JUST PREVENTION. But for a game. And they're not regulated. I give them voluntary guidelines. Oh don't do that. Please don't do that but it's kind of garbage because they do it anyway. the also allow things that are banned in other countries for example. Izzo Dye carmine. Which is a so a yoga mat material and it also is used in bread and subway sandwiches and stuff and And using Singapore you get a foreign fifty thousand dollar fine and you get fifteen years in jail whereas here you can just put it in your sandwich. Stop at any of the fast food places although many of them have taken out there's BPA which again is banned in other countries that causes obesity is. It's an endocrine disruptor b. h. t. v. and these these are preservatives that are against seem to be carcinogenic. So there's all sorts of things that the FDA is not helping us with in terms of regulating that So that's a big problem and I think And also what's grass grasset if they allow all sorts of gratification which is Joan wrecks and say things that aren't really safe like say for example is not necessarily safe and yet is permitted in our food supply? So there's all sorts of issues. Fda's you've got the USDA this food stamp program that dietary guidelines if ta and there are other departments that are considering for example food marketing. Now the First Amendment's important But I don't know free speech counts when you're talking about targeting kids and manipulating them. So that's a big issue and I think we know that marketing drives huge amounts of behavior changing kids and You know kids will go by whatever they see on. Tv They can a little two year old can can actually go in and and name the brand names by it before the bill that he can walk and ask for it in the store they've seen it on TV and in some countries like in Chile. They ban food marketing to kids. Most many other countries have been very successful at. It seemed great reductions and obesity and purchasing the bad foods For example and Chile you can't have any TV or any other advertising between six am and ten PM for any junk food. It taken off the cartoon characters from the Boxes like no more twenty tiger they killed him and they limited any junk food in schools and they seem dramatic improvement. So there's so many great policies that are being demonstrated around the world that we can be can model here and I think you know the the take home here is that there's a lot of aspects of our government positively need to be fixed and of course we've talked before about region and not just subsidizing commodity crops corn wheat and soy that. Make US sick and fat. I mean sixty percent of our diet comes from these foods which are ultra processed into all sorts of ingredients that make us really sick and kill eleven million people a year. Sixty percent of calories is this ultra processed food and for every ten percent of your food. That's ultra process. Your risk of death goes up by fourteen percent and yeah we subsidize it on the front with crop supports and then we pay for it with food stamps. And then we pay for the Medicare Medicaid on the other end so the tax payers are really footing. The bill for this when. It's really an preventable problem. So we need lots of reform across government policies. And that's what I'm working on with this book. Food fix getting every member of Congress get into the White House? It's a tough slog. I know but I've got an amazing team around me for our food fix campaign stay tuned for more about that part of it. We're all GONNA need to move this forward on a grassroots level and this isn't just for me it's a mission and it's just the beginning of an effort to really change the food system at so many levels so we can solve so many of our global
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Clinic. Additionally he's consulted for the surgeon general and testified before Congress on the issues of healthcare reform and functional medicine and further proving that healthy living apparently macy's essentially superhuman he also founded and serves as the medical director of the Ultra Wellness Center acts as the chairman of the Board for the Institute for Functional Medicine and Somehow has time to be medical editor of the Huffington Post and quite honestly all of that is just the tip of a very large iceberg of incredible accomplishments. It really is crazy doing the research on you. Like seeing how many things you're involved in and it all seems to revolve around a couple of core things. One of them being shocking. Get to that one in a minute around Buddhism and connection and love and all that which I was really blown away by but the core notion of the body as ecosystem. Talk to me about that. What does that mean? I went to medical school and we learned about the body is a bunch of separate parts. There was your heart and your cardiovascular system your GI system your nervous system and on and on. And there's all these specialties. That are all silent and you go to the doctor and you have a whole bunch of different symptoms and when you basically ask about well you go to the cardiologists at this rash. I don't talk to me about that. I want the colleges are a little depressed. He'll go to psychiatrist. You've got a doctor of her interview. And the truth is the body is one ecosystem and I discovered this by myself becoming really really sick and having to reverse engineer my way to health and I discovered this model of that was basically a systems model and it helped me to understand the root cause disease. And how the body works together and everything's connected like a web so when you pull on the right strings. You don't have to treat everything separately with multiple medications and you can get to the root cause and everything goes away now. One thing so having lived through this myself with my wife and seeing how complicated it becomes when you start. Thinking of the body is an ecosystem. Because she's had massive microbiome issues some trouble and where it all starts right so we started trying to use traditional Western medicine so it was like okay. What is this how do you and maybe you walking us through what you did in your own life because I know that you ran into a very catastrophic health problem. How do you begin to figure out? What is the root cause and then actually take steps to repair so functional medicine basically methodology? It's an operating system. It's a way of thinking differently about disease and it's becoming a medical detective to connect the dots between all these disparate things. And so I basically look at a person's story and try to get a sense of how they got to where they are so for your wife. I'D WANNA know. Oh was she born by C? Section or vaginal birth was she. Did you go all the way back to that fed or breastfed? Did she take early? Antibiotics did she have a gastroenteritis or was she traveling to foreign country or something happened where her gut didn't develop properly and then I want to know what other exposure she's had. She's exposed to toxins. Ask a lot of questions I wanNA know everything. She eats exactly her lifestyle what she does how she sleeps exercise so i. I'm looking at whether the bodies imbalance in these systems folks in medicine has a map. We called the Matrix. Okay and essentially as we look at your genetics triggering factors. We look at your lifestyle. Give me an example triggering. Were you exposed to Moldy House like I got really sick living in a multi house? I was in China. Got Exposed to mercury. That's triggering factor right. You've got lyme disease. You could have eaten bad Sushi. Got Something is relevant as triggering factor but then there might be predisposing factors like she had got. It wasn't so great in the first place she might have had again. More macy's section. Not a bottle bottle fed not not taking any Botox. And then we see we're we're things are inter out of bounce when you have too much of the bad stuff and none of the good stuff that your body needs sleep. Exercise Nutrition Relationships Connection Love? Meaning all that stuff when you have too much of the bad stuff out of the good stuff your body breaks down so we look at these seven systems and how they're in balanced out of balance and that relates to all disease so there's your gut and they're all connected. They're not really separate. They're like a web but we just break him out for the purposes of thinking about them right. So is the gut digestion. The microbiome there's your immune system we caught defense and repair your energy system..
How The Food Industry Manipulates Public Opinion, Science, And Government
"Today. I want to talk about how the food industry many plays public opinion manipulate science. Manipulates the government. So here we go. Let's take on Science I. I mean who isn't confused about what to eat. And that's why I wrote my book action. But what's really going on is a concerted effort by the food industry that manipulates science. The government our government spends about one billion a year on nutrition research. The food industry spends twelve billion. And they find all kinds of concocted studies. That actually manipulate the truth. For example. I think Coca Cola. Spent one hundred twenty million dollars to universities and other groups to actually provide money money for research and guess what they funded three hundred eighty nine articles and one hundred sixty nine journals. Things like exercise. Is the key to weight. Loss at soda doesn't have any role in our way. The Snack Food Manufacturers Association groups that confections group funded studies that show the kids. We Candy Actually Lose More Weight and have less inflammation the kids who don't eat candy. I mean how does that even make sense? And when you look at the data I'm you know studies funded by the food. Industry Are Eight to fifty times more likely to show benefit? I studied for example on artificial sweeteners. Show that by the food industry that ninety nine percent they're safe and effective but about ninety plus percent of the studies but their independence show that they cause weight gain obesity. Damage the microbiome and definitely are not a healthy food and not good for dieting. So we have so much going on all the time in research I there was a there was a big review. For example by a group of scientists have looked at sugar recommendations it was published in the animal internal medicine which is one of the most important journals in medicine and yet it it shed very computing. Seems like there's no evidence for assure guidelines to reduce sugar that actually sugar is an harmful that our concerns are overstated in the data to support any limits on sugar in our diet. Well the study was funded by a group called the International Science Institute which sounds awesome but turns out is funded by none other than Coca Cola and Monsanto and Pepsi and all the big characters in the food industry so we're completely bamboozled by misinformation major journals and it confuses doctors nurses nutritionists computers the public and even in confuses policymakers. How do you make sense of all this? So you really have to follow the money so nutrition. Science corruption is huge. And it doesn't just stop there. He go onto fun all sorts of professional associations for example the American Diabetes Association the American Heart Association the Academy of Nutrition Dietetic which which receives forty percent of its funding from the food industry. They create a partnership with kraft singles. Calling it the smart slice of cheese you know which is crazy because it's not even cheese. Something has to be fifty one percent cheese to call it cheese so I'd say cheese like product or I don't even know what to call it. The government doesn't like to call cheese and that's called a heart healthy. Smart Snack is because they were funded by the food industry They are also corrupting their meetings. Their meetings and they provide all sorts of CO education so they have panels with makers of high fructose Corn Syrup and transfats an all kinds of crazy stuff and it just computers nutritionist. Because it seems like it's good science. They're very very good and they spend millions millions and billions on this so they corrupt all these organizations and and so Dr John Nine Ninety s as a professor at Stanford said. We shouldn't believe any recommendations coming out of professional societies that have conflicts of interest. I mean how does the American Heart Association can have fruit loops and twix cereals? Be Hard healthy when they're so full of sugar because they're low fat they get three hundred thousand dollars for putting that seal of approval so we have to be very cautious consumers. See Not just stop. With professional associations they also create front groups. Front groups are group's that actually seem like they're legitimate groups but actually are funded by the food industry or the Agan History of the oil industry. So you've got things like climate smart. Agriculture sounds wonderful. And I who's against that right but it's funded by the fertilizer companies who want to use more fertilizer and as we've talked about before fertilizer drives huge amounts of damage to the ecosystem uses tons of energy to produce damage our waterways at his huge contributor to climate change so Not so smart. In my opinion I see you've got then you've got the ways in which these companies also create corporate social responsibility and it's another mechanism. They used they. They fund groups that are social groups. It's called corporate social responsibility. And what did they find? They find the N. W. C. P. And they find the Hispanic preparation make money. And what does that do that makes them sort of loyal to them and a little bit and the it co ops them for example and there's a soda tax on the ballot. They actually will oppose a soda tax. Because they're funded by coca-cola or or the food industry or so makers is pretty pretty frightening. they also fun things like the hunger groups which which why they're so against limiting soda for snap or food stamps are we spent seven billion soda for the poor every year about thirty billion servings through our food stamp program how that make any sense. When we're trying to create a healthy population says all these insidious ways they caught these groups. I remember when I was showing fed up in Atlanta. I met with Bernice King. Martin Luther King's daughter and she wanted to the movie and the King Center instead of being nonviolent is also nonviolent yourself through how you take care of your health and she was all excited about it and I got a call later. We couldn't show the film there and I was like why and that was moving about obesity in the food industry said well because Coca Cola Funds King Center. It's pretty frightening And how they co op these groups And we also do all kinds of other nefarious things They besides the front groups besides sole told responsibility besides getting into our public health academies besides corrupting science. They're involved in terrible political efforts that are behind the scenes that manipulate public opinion for example. Now there's a couple of things that happened. One was an effort by the Grocery Manufacturers America which essentially was a representative now-disbanded thankfully that was representing the big food companies and they illegally got them to contribute to a slush fund to fight. Gmo labeling. Which would have cost those companies billions of dollars and fight it in Washington state and they pretended to sort of hide behind this this group. That wasn't actually disclosing the funding Attorney General Washington state figure this out and sued the grocery manufacturers of America for campaign finance violations and led to the biggest settlement. I think it was like fourteen or eighteen million dollars against them Yet the ballot passed to fight. Gmo labeling and they won they spent so much money but they got slapped a few million bucks. I mean they make millions of dollars. They don't really care. But after that a number of these companies actually you're standing up and doing good things and I think I see I see progress. I see change and that makes me happy for example Nestle's known Unilever and Mars Got Out of Jimmy at that point the grocery manufacturer America and they formed a sustainable food policy alliance which was a great idea. And I think it's exciting and we'll see what happens with that. Nomination hopefully work with him on my food fix campaign so so that was terrible and then of course even worse things eighty for example they create a ballot initiative in California which was to prohibit local governments from raisings local taxes unless there was a two thirds majority which would have crippled the governments in the local towns so they couldn't schools are departments police stations etc and They didn't care about that but they cared about was manipulating. The Governor Governor Jerry Brown is probably liberal governor. We had in America to put a preemptive policy that prevented any future taxes on soda. Junk food. Now think about that. I mean they literally strong armed the government by threatening them with a measure that would they spent seven million dollars promoting that would have crippled local governments and basically bribed to force the governor to create this preemptive law which is terrible so all of a sudden affairs ways that the food industries acting and we need to fight
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.
Why Neuroscientists Love Running
"Exercise has really really emerged as one of the areas that has grown with real biological evidence that it can prevent and improve brain function and brain health. And we used to think as you said. There was an and north of the neck and south of and that everything in the Alzheimer's was north of naked. Nothing south of the neck was related to it. When in fact now we know that things things like gut microbiome can alter your immune system and having a healthy microbiome can keep you healthy? And by the innate in you can boost your innate immunity addity which might reduce inflammation across the board across the body including the brain. Yeah and Exercise Helps Reduce Inflammation and B. D. and F. so the exercise. I have to tell you I hated running. But I've taken up running because of what is that This brain derived neurotrophic factor. Because I'll miracle Michael Growth for the brain in the funny part about it is almost neuroscientists are runners. They don't do anything but run. They have to have something to is the fastest way to raise. Major beat the NFL's which is basically this growth factor in your brain cells together so called Neuro plasticity which increases connections and neurogenesis genesis. Which is the developing new brain cells? Chris we never thought that was possible. Remember thought it was puzzle. Is that once. You'RE GONNA get it but we now know that the brains making neurons throughout their lights unbelievable soda so these things like Diane and exercise and optimizing your gut microbiome and stress reduction. They incense work by regulating inflammatory. That's correct that is correct. That is the inflammation of course is the unifying common pathway. That we can manage people think that you go to the doctor. They're going to fix you but the truth is eighty percent of your health is determined by what you do not with us. And that's the thing I want people to take away from. This is that you can engage in your own life plan to alter your risk. Don't wait you know people should start. They can change your diet today. They can I started exercising today. They can do yoga starting today. They don't need to wait so new research. Neuro brain cells. Don't age it's your blood vessels day. Yeah so anything anything that damages. Your blood vessels damages your brain so few know how to increase blood flow so things like exercise as and Gingko and beats and Rosemary and pepper. I mean really simple things Can actually help improve the function. Shen of your brain being upon us your table tennis. You're not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better. And most people don't know that there's actually actually study from England on who leads the longest so they looked at sports. And so if you don't play any sports you don't live long. Tennis players live seven seven years longer if you play football or soccer you don't live longer than anybody else. Because you're putting your head with the ball. People who play racket. Sports live the longest. That's why play table tennis. Because you gotta get your eyes hands and feet all to work together while you think about this spin on the ball. Yeah Yeah I picked picked up tennis when I was forty five and I work at it as much as I can. It's just makes me so happy and I think it has kept me younger and well. It activates your Sarah Bellm and the Sara Bellum You know you're the young people listening. You're not going to know who. This is it horrifies me. I called the Sara Bellum the Rodney dangerfield part of the brain. You gets no respect. He even though it's ten percent of the brain volume it contains fifty percent of the brain's neurons and the cerebral is not just involved in coordination. It's involved in processing speed and thought coordination and so when you play Tana's you're activating the cerebral which has reciprocal connections since with your frontal lobes so it's actually making us smarter more focused. It's really a great game and my goal is really to keep getting younger a younger. I had my telomeres done. which are a measure of the the M caps of your chromosomes and they shorten as you get older but we know from research that through through diet through various vitamins through exercise stress reduction meditation you can actually lengthen your telomeres? It's not a one way street. I'm fifty nine but my telomere says I'm thirty nine. which is pretty awesome correct? TELOMERES are big big. Part about program we use and telomeres for many years But you're right just walking looking thirty minutes sixty minutes walking sixty minutes a day will let them your telomeres and increase your lifespan. By twenty five years just walking sixty minutes a day to some net easy. Yeah let's say you exercise your whole life compared to someone who is sedentary their whole life and you both had a heart attack from the books members for some of these studies. The person who exercise is going to have a smaller heart attack the person doesn't excise level large heart attack. What does exercise do grows? New Blood vessels I can speak for. Hours was on just cardiology and traditional disease management. But I mean here. We're talking about you know more natural ways to stay younger and healthier and live longer. It's great great. It's really great and I think the thinking about aging as a process that's not necessarily inevitable we can with a little effort work. Intelligence Urgence use lifestyle plus various innovative treatments that are regenerative to actually optimize maintain our health and even reverse some of the the things related to aging. Now I look at myself more. I've understood about diet exercise the more. I've implemented it the better I am. I you know I can tell you my my my bone density and my body composition was better than even just three years ago. Even though I'm getting older I'm getting healthy. So there is hope for all of us who are aging aging. Because that's the fastest growing segment of the population. And the baby boomers are all heading there and even if you're young important start young if you're listening because what you invest early pays off later. I've been taking care myself my whole life. I've never really been overweight. I've exercised and as you see. I'm almost sixty and basically as fit as a thirty year old or younger and I think that's possible for everybody. I just wanted to to have hope and believe that if they understand the basic workings of their biology if they understand how to create health that that it's available to them at any time and it doesn't take a long time. You're talking about really months or weeks for people to start to see massive
What is the Microbiome?
"Let's back up a little bit and talk about this whole thing of the microbiome because we we started with functional medicine. There wasn't the word microbiome but we still focus on normalizing the gut function. We talked about the four our program which is a restoration program for the gut and how that can help so many different diseases. But the microbiome is the sum total of all the organisms that we have in care around inside of us in that also can include Viruses can also include fungi. You know the ecosystem of the microbiome inside the body is like a rainforest and at some point. Some people's ecosystems are so disturbed. So messed up. This like napalm is hit your rainforest that's like a corn mono-crop. Yes so you've got this whole ecosystem bacteria it's been disturbed by all these new talked about C.. Sections anybody anybody accused lack of breastfeeding and so on and our diet also Plays a huge role in the growth of good or bad bacteria and you can feed it certain things and it makes it worse than other things and it makes it better so talk about that. Yeah so so. I always tell patients that when you're eating food you WANNA be choosing your food not just for you what you like. Your you know the things that are pleasurable for you but you also want be feeding the good bacteria and we talked earlier about the Ackerman Ms Sinophilia. That's a specific bacteria that is in the body and that you want to have on high levels and when we do the testing we can actually determine. Do you have high levels of it or do you have low levels or we have no levels are very low levels and there are certain foods which you can incorporate into your diet. Things like pomegranate and Baca and A case the case Uvira cranberries and things like that these are foods which are basically pre pre a prebiotics. And when you incorporate them into your diet you it's like praying miracle-gro grow and a garden they start to flourish. They start to take over and they help balance out the whole ecosystem. Yeah I think is one of the biggest advances in our thinking about God. We get probiotics and that'll fix it but you know you're giving like fifty billion is a lot right but you have it hundred trillion bacteria so it's like a drop in the ocean he's athlete and one of the big insights I had was actually from an experience I had last year where I develop colitis so long story but I had been sick for mold and I've told that story and I had had a recurrence of my gut because I had the C. Diff and that was kind of really messed me up and I check my stool and had really low levels of this ackerman SIA which has been linked linked to autoimmune disease linked to poor response to immunotherapy for cancer. It's billing two Cardi metabolic disease and diabetes. And I'm like WHOA. Oh this is not good so I started to research it and created this cocktail of cranberry Pomegranate Green Tea Keisha fiber products other products. And I took it and it literally. Within three weeks I went from full blown clients to completely normal perfect. Yeah and it was sort of a wakeup call for me. In which was you can't just get products you've got to feed the whole inner garden and what it likes is certain foods and likes all the polyphenols yes in the polyphenyls colorful dark rainbow color chemicals that are in plan foods certain plant whose have more of the berries and so forth. Absolutely your microbiome is depending on what you feed it. How you grow your inner garden depends hands on what you're eating and you can create a nasty garden with weeds and toxins and bad stuff and poisonous plants or you can create a really flourishing rich garden it it actually takes care of you and also the other thing that a lot of even physicians are not even aware of is that most of your immune system is got? Yeah yes so I mean I had one patient in particular particular who I saw. Who came in? It was a great story. She came in And she was Having a MS as their diagnosis she also have community autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis and she also had infertility and I did a a complete workup on her. She had Despite osas had had bacterial overgrowth also had sensitivity to gluten and had also some not a heavy now big level but some level of of Mercury in the body. So so I worked on a diet worked on You know both prebiotics and probiotics to clean up the gut got her completely of gluten and Lo and behold I guess what her multiple sclerosis went away. Amazing disappeared are not not to say that you all her medals out to not to say that all cases of multiple sclerosis this are due to that but there are many pathways to multiples. Close the door. Many pathways to Alzheimer's disease or any disease Aaron disease exactly because the body hit will manifest it in and only certain inflammatory pathways but and then ultimately she got off of her medications her. Ms To this day is in complete remission. She has no symptoms on nomads. And as the side effects you've got pregnant. The personalization of medicine is what functional. Medicine is all about. and that's really what's different here about. How are we practice medicine at the ultra wellness? Because we're looking at each person as an individual or creating personalized medicine and personalized health which is radically new way of thinking and we we just lump everybody with the same symptoms in the same categories. But it doesn't tell you anything about the cause and I always say just because you know the name of your disease. I mean you know what's wrong with you all right. And that's what we do too very detailed histories here through very advanced diagnostic testing. Look some of these things so the microbiomes ecosystem of bugs and our God. It's trillions of bacteria area. It outnumbers ourselves by ten to one outnumbers. DNA my one hundred one and it has been linked to everything from disease to cancer. Heart Disease Diabetes Obesity to autism to Alzheimer's. I mean the list goes on and
The Community Cure: Transforming Health Outcomes Together
"Topic for today is called the Community Cure. He is in demand speaker. An IMPRESARIO IMPRESARIO featured on Ted Huff Post live and text as well as lecturing internationally he lives in Sacramento California with his wife and daughter order. James Let's get right to the nitty gritty. Why this book in why now? Well I've been on a fifteen year plan to try and transform healthcare. You know the first fifteen first few years I was really learning about what was going on and ultimately I come from this position of a health economist semester. I was trained in health economics. I saw that both in America where we have this kind of like health insurance kind of system with employers and people and then in the UK. Where I grew up where we have a single payer system in both systems? The same problem is we're completely running out of money not enough money to pay for care and you know the world is having to adjust to that reality and a big part of it. When I came to learn over time is that this is sort of like the overall thesis? This is that a pharmaceutical I approach to life style driven chronic disease is a failure is failing and has failed and it's failing in both America and in the US and the UK and so ultimately you know we need to find a operating system of care where the goal is everyone's just well and independent of the medical system and so that led me to functional medicine and that led me in two thousand fourteen to stop the functional. Oh Forum to really grow the number of practitioners that were capable of getting people off medication and getting to a point where they were independent of the healthcare system Kim and living without medication to into the ninth and tenth decade but ultimately that plan is worked and we've grown the number of doctors. There's a now. There's one functional medicine doctor in every town but ultimately what I realized is a couple of things. One functional medicine is all about the root cause but the biggest root cause in chronic disease and death was not being dealt with effectively. And that's loneliness. So loneliness is a bigger driver of all cause mortality not like social stress with loneliness and social isolation as a key driver is the biggest dry is the biggest driver of all cause mortality and death more than smoking. Smoking more than alcohol Morvan nutrition and just think about how many causes fat on nutrition says the biggest issue. And we're not dealing with it at all right and then the second thing is that functional medicine has not made it to poor people. Let's be real about it like it's made it to some of the middle classes in the last few years. By some new remodels that we've been teaching like direct primary care and and that kind of stuff but ultimately hasn't made it to poor people like the bottom fifty percent of America that can't afford a health deductible adoptable and over the last year like I took a road trip around the country for four months. We put on twenty six events in the summer two thousand eighteen and over over the last few years I've borne witness to a really elegant solution to all of those issues a solution by which everyone could have access to functional medicine. Listen that would solve so many problems. simaltaneously loneliness chronic disease physician shortage physician. Burn out like thank all of the big big things that could be solved can be solved with one super simple solution. Once I tell you it a month. Your listeners here. I don't I think you're going to be able to shake you out of your head because in a certain way it's obvious you know. Think about it before I tell you what it is. Just think about how we treat alcoholism in America Noah right alcoholism alcoholism since the nineteen thirties. We put people in groups and we have people share with each other because what the alcoholics need. They need accountability support support education. They don't need drugs and they don't need doctors and so that's why the AA has a group that's being created around that what. I'm here's what I talk about in my book is that it is clear to me. Not just through my own ideas but through what I've seen on the ground what I born witness to that lifestyle driven in chronic disease must be treated in groups. And it's as simple as that. You know you've talked about this for a long time In our other podcast cast. You've talked about socio economics. Correct me if I'm wrong. James you know in all of the blue zones where they these people live the longest. They have enormous enormous sense of community. And my correct on that. Yeah absolutely you know the community does two things one it. You're not having loneliness and social stress as a driver for of disease but also in the blue zones the community access sort of like the vehicle for doing healthy behaviors. They eat together do they. Exercise together they move together they they you know they deal with stress and community like all of these. Things is a compound effect. Because it's not just the the the the the the loneliness but it's like the healthy behaviors are done in groups and that's that's the key factor and so what I see. Is that like group. Medical visits have been around for a while in America. It's not a new idea to do group. Medical visits the new thing is what are we gonNA do with people when we get them in these groups and and ultimately what we've seen in the last five years and particularly in the last year and I can give you some amazing. Examples is functional medicine delivered in groups. Wha- hat let's get a group of people together and let's teach them self efficacy. Let's teach them how to eat. Let's teach them how to relax and not let let's not just teach them. Let's actually do it. Let's practice it in these groups and the results when you see when you actually execute that at any sort of scale the results Are So transformational that you know even big health systems and hospitals and whatever it will not be able to ignore this data. Jane does this. Is this being done in person or online or is it a little bit of both or what have you seen. Online is super bleeding edge right. I think it's I think one of the things that we have to acknowledge is that online has actually you know the Internet has actually increased loneliness and isolation Gen Z.. And millennials are the loneliest and most chronically ill generation in history. You know I sort of stopped the other day in the UK. One in full millennials has no friends so we've created a situation where the traditional ways that community has come together. The church local groups have have dissipated and and certainly in the UK more than in the US but ultimately online has taken over as being very difficult for people to actually have the quality of relationships by online my medium so while I think there's a lot of potential in online groups. I think that you know the real results that we're seeing the most effective results that we're seeing are in person and I just WanNa give you an example now because this this example I think we'll contextualized everything about what I'm saying. So one of the reasons why my show the functional forum took off and I think he might have even been in the room. That night was when Mark Hyman announced the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. This was like March two two thousand two thousand fourteen and he announced that night that we were going to have a the you know. The Cleveland Clinic was gonNA start a sense of functional medicine so fast forward four years or three three and a half years. And what situation do we have. It's working it's up and running. People are getting better. But they've got a two thousand person backlog right they got two thousand patients who want to be seen by the functional medicine. Doctors they got five doctors going and Tony Jones. WHO's the head administrators? Just like this is would never going to be able to catch up. We can't recruit Dr Fast Enough and it's not efficient enough and you know honestly it's not even profitable enough because we got to spend all his time with patients and we WANNA take insurance so she comes up with a ten week. Two hour a week group visit modeled functioning for life. Well basically people have to go through this ten week process in order to qualify to see one of their doctors so they put people in groups of six ten twelve sixteen and they group them by sort of like the disease type and these groups are being run not by doctors but by physicians. Assistance Health coaches and Dietitians so the preliminary data of these results salts where a thousand people have now gone through this show that half the people in those groups get so much better in that ten weeks that they don't have to see the doctor at all that completely better and that on average that that going up five pro-moscow points which probably doesn't mean anything to to most people but it just means that people are like basically completely reverse chronic disease in ten weeks because by week to some people have found new friends by week. Five people are being super vulnerable with each other and bye week nine. This is a new community eighty percent of people show up to every meeting. That's a really high number anyone who's ever tried to run any sort of group you know that people don't show what they life gets in the way you know those kind of things. So when I saw and heard I went last Last October two thousand eighteen and I saw that I was like this. Is it like this is happening. And so I spent the last year interviewing everyone who's run groups in functional medicine. I did a whole podcast series and when I recorded the very first podcast outcast with Dr Jeffrey Gala. WHO's been running groups in the poorest areas of Boston for twenty years? After I did that interview I was just like this has to be a book because in that what you see is that by treating loneliness specifically the results of treating loneliness by creating new groups is transformational if you then and teach those people how to take care of themselves with functional medicine principles we have now the Bass Rock for the future of medicine.
How To Address The Lies We All Tell Ourselves
"We talk about health. I talk about how how this is called. The doctors pharmacy the pharmacy. In your body and your the pharmacy between your ears is the most powerful pharmacy. I mean Voodoo medicine. You can kill people just with a belief right and we do that to ourselves. We literally poisoning ourselves. We're not even aware of it and there's a way out of that. Can you talk about personal pollution as an concept and we are subject to that and I don't think most people even aware that don't know how to deal with it and by actually cleaning that up. You literally liberate a whole set of healing mechanisms in your body that are physical but they're connected to the spiritual spiritual doorway so I go through food and lifestyle you go through sort of the spiritual emotional psychological doorway. But they're they're part of the same package edge. It's so true and it's not something that we really take on humans. We sort of go through our lives in a way. That's pretty unconscious. Most of us. Are we pack things away and little boxes or corners and rooms. We never go in and eats at us and it does allow us to vibrant healthy alive connected lives. Does that lead us towards things. That are important us whether it's the work you want to do whether it's lobby WanNa have. Whether it's the money we WANNA get and it's it's pretty special special stuff it's not. It's not easy but it's it's sort of the missing piece for a lot of people. People don't dream people don't dare to have visions and I want you to have a vision and dream so I start with dreaming and I get you to really understand why we don't dream. Guess why we don't Dream Name. Why because if we said we wanted something we'd have to do something about it right right? If you never say looks like relationships right if you tell people you want to really run that marathon. Guess who's on your Diet and getting out of the bed early right so so there's as a part where we stop ourselves from having happiness in our lives and happiness. Roy Lives on on the other side of where we stay stuck a dream in every area of your life will get you unstuck and until you write one and actually be with that you have no idea how it changes your chemistry and in your little your little cells will actually start to yearn for the change people stock. They don't how can I get that. I've got a job I got kids. I've got this. I got that it's how do you get through that with people so next fabulous part of this method is I make people make promises I make a joke. It's the Promised Land Right where you actually keep promises promises to yourself right. That's the promised land right because if you kept those promises you change which is really GonNa make you happy and get you what you want in your life. And I put in this kicker. 'cause I've always needed when you could tell I putting consequences so I put in a promise and a consequence and then obviously the tracker someone else's holding it so as part of the program interviews. You actually have a mechanism where people can have an accountability buddy. Essentially Jones sharing their dreams and promises with you them and they're holding you accountable. You're holding them accountable. Is that how it works. It's completely how it works folks. Who first part of this is really coming clean about? Where you're really at Aaron's yes? The second part is really figuring out what you're willing to to change at what you're never willing to change even help you understand that you're never changing that. So stop having the shame around in right like welcome to to your true self okay. Let's just fly that freak flag once and for all not half-mast but actually fly it and I have never met a person who you couldn't face what they weren't phasing right now and that the life on the other side is a hundred times better and you're worth it or so. Listen listen all this. I imagine thinking that could be hard. You Know How do I actually be honest number one and number two I do. I actually dream the dream of. I've had to get to a nine or a ten in each of these areas and is it possible and and people think it's hard but you don't think it's hard to changes in heart. Don't make you do all areas at Watts. Let's be clear I am much slower for the individual and I'm not and I don't think you actually need to fix all areas of your life to change all areas of your life because you're the common denominator and so if you just fixed the one that causes you the most pain you'd be amazed at how much better everything else gets. That's right so don't you remember. I remember one time I sat down and like I said I've got so much going on. It's all great. I don't know what to do. I have too much to do. And you know he'll get right on what you love. Write down what you like and write down what you don't like and I said I did the whole exercise. Set this okay not across what you like and cross out what you don't like and just do what you love and I actually worked on that and it was amazing. I began to actually change. That's how we changed your work it because you felt obligated and ultimately it was be so I told you to make the list of as BS and CS and why and why you felt obligated to do bs and cs the nays and then I got you to get the bees in the seas were lies and that you really could come clean and then really rock your as and that was like. Wow because when you're in your mind your inner dialogue defends everything. So that's why a big part of the coaching method is how to break into your own. I lock most of us. Don't know lying everywhere actually. It's not like lies like you know you tell somebody will. I went to the grocery store when you actually went to the horses. It's not that kind of line. They're different kind allies. Can you talk about how you're talking about. So the majority of the ways people lie is they have secret they think are there to keep like taking the grave like this is mine. This is my secret life. This is these are my secret thoughts. This is me hidden to myself. I don't want to burden anybody. I don't think it's anybody's business. Of course there's what my mind is saying that no one should know. I'll carry the weight so people defend offend secrets and people defend not hurting people's feelings so I don't WanNa tell you I mad at you for this. I don't WanNa ask my boss this. I'd so withholding information and pretending you have to be a particular way to keep everybody happy. Beat your mommy your children your husband. Your Co workers. Even the taxi driver gets a liar out of you like a fake you right so people are running around pretending I call language for all of this like your agent is out in the world. You know not the one you really are the one you represent the present being one of the things is the really emphasize for me. which is if you are clear about what you want? If you set your intention if you sort of align everything inside of you toward that goal or purpose heart and you're and you're doing it for the right reasons that stuff stuff happens it shows up magic occurs. What do you call it mcgilla magic? It's all the time. Where you have serendipity in the things that actually start to flow and you in the state data flow in your life which is way more fun and allows so much more possibility I mean I know? There's some people just like a physical issue and they need to. They don't know what's going on. You can fix fix it. But sometimes they're not and I send those people to you and it's it's a scrape for me to have that place to send them and send them to inner use. And then you you you the actual you I it's It's really satisfying for me. Because the doctor I see where people get stuck in I I know where I can't push that knee lie. I sometimes channel you a little bit when patients same I really flip the dark side into a very different state of using it to make good happen right. So it's a fun rewiring of dark and light in your your life and being true to yourself and not lying anymore about anything and could you imagine the human race if we flipped
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Old and that's one of the simplest things you can do to live longer for both people Hey everyone it's Dr Mark Hyman here now I'm always being asked how to source high quality meat and seafood so I wanNA share one of my favorite resources with you that plan for that matter conventional animals have higher levels of inflammatory fats not to mention all the antibiotics hormones and other harmful compounds that we just should would not eat in seafood well that can be full of heavy metals and other toxins or just lacking nutrients in general because their farm raised and don't even let me started on the environmental and the inhumane aspects of conventional meat and seafood production either that's another huge issue that we can improve by shopping more consciously and that is why I love but your box they make it super easy to get humanely raised meat that you can trust by delivering it right to your doorstep but your box has everything you could want like one hundred percent grasp and grass finished beef free range or get mcchicken and even wild caught Alaskan sockeye salmon and shipping is always free now butcher box is committed to humanely raised animals that are never given antibiotics or hormones and since they take out the middleman you get extra savings this is.
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Right. And maybe the tiny little updates but more, so I'd but mostly our education system doesn't really teach us the punch in, in the modern world. I mean how much nutrition education to begin in school? Do we really learn how to exercise properly or how they have like a better marriages, how to parent well or manager money be better leaders manage our money? None of that's immagination system. Subconscious engineering is a model where I bring on remarkable minds like you who have figured certain things out, and then we attempt to have the audience model what's going on in your mind. True understanding two things. First, your model of reality. Right. So you're models of reality. How does Mark Hyman see the world that's different from how other people see the world? That's. Model of reality. It's a belief that you have that unique to you sometimes. But beliefs are things that we can pick up from other people I can hear you share a belief in the damn. That's a pretty fricken empowering belief I want that. And someone can adopt that belief in the second thing we attempt to understand consciousness engineering a your habits. How do you eat? What do you eat? How do you exercise? How do you meditate, and then we help people model beliefs and model habits than you can become the best version of yourself. So that's really how my and that's what I want to go deep into, because, you know, from my perspective, if you wanna become conscious if you wanna be empowered in your life. If you want to actually be fully expressed in every area of your life, whether it's health, whether it's work, whether it's love, whether it's other relationships, whether it's whatever it is..
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Welcome to the doctors pharmacy. I'm Dr Mark Hyman, and as farm ac- with an F F AR y plays for conversations that matter and today's conversation matter all of you because it's with my friend, and colleague and groundbreaking neurologist, David Pearl mutter who you may know from the grain brain he is a board certified neurologist, four time New York Times bestselling author. He's got his MD from university of Miami. He's had many awards he has been on the aditorial board of the journal of Alzheimer's disease. He's published extensively in peer reviewed journals including archives of neurology. And a lot of other great journals. He lectures all over the world including the World Bank Columbia University. Scripts NYU Harvard few second rate institutions there, and he has published some amazing books. In fact, they guided me and my early practice as a functioning medicine, doctor one was called better brain was I think might have been. First one. I don't know if it was self published, but it was a great book and then grain brain just hit the world by storm. It's the surprising truth about wheat carbs and sugar with over a million copies in print any wrote another book about the gut and the brain called brain makers, which is also very fascinating book. He is really an extraordinary guy in his coming up on the new book called brainwash written with son Austin promoter, who's also doctor about the role of social media and the constant stresses on our brain. And what they're doing to our brain and our world. So I am so thrilled to have you here. David thank you for joining us on the doctors pharmacy. Well, I'm delighted to be here. And you know, the book was brain maker. But rainmakers actually makes me think about the gut bacteria more that they're building the brain. So that was I appreciate that, sir. My wife's a stand up comedian as one of her many skills, and she was recently going to do a skit on how her depression. Was caused by her gut microbes in how it wasn't that? She was depressed because some psychological reason it was because there are these bugs in her gut. They were causing depression. Fact, we had an very interesting experience recently just to talk about that for a minute where she was with our friend, Bert Osvaldo, who's a shaman in Chile, and he taught her how to make Saccharomyces using Bradbury's cook up the raspberries. You've put the probiotic on there. And then you eat it while we did it down there. It was great. But when she came back, she took it, and she got severely depressed. Like, unusually physically depressed. And it was because she was eating a cocktail that she made that didn't turn out. Right. And it was something that and it had a huge effect on her mood. So yes, actually, your brain makers. Well, yeah. Dr Mun mayor actually wrote a book about it. And really brought to our attention the role that our gut bacteria are playing in mood in how well our brains and working now. Well, our immune systems are working. So it's a bit of a revelation. It's pretty amazing now David you, and I go back a long time twenty five years. Maybe even and I was earlier, but I was so impressed by you. And you were so smart, and I was so nervous. Even that's in the past tense..
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Talk. Can the doctors pharmacy. I'm Dr Mark Hyman. And that's pharmacy. FAA are y a place for conversations that matter and today's conversation, I think you'll find matters a lot because it's about food my favorite topic. And we're here with ocean Robbins, who's extrordinary man, I've known for a long time now known as father even longer. He's the author of the thirty one day food revolution heal your body. Feel great and transform your world. I like the transform your world part. He's the CEO and co founder of a half a million plus member food revolution network, and I've been privileged to be part of that network and beyond some his revolution summits. It's one of the largest community of healthy eating advocates on the planet, and has extrordinary people who come and are part of that people who I look up to who I've learned from really awesome awesome service that you and your father do to bring this to the the world. He's he's done hundreds of live seminars and events touch millions of people in one hundred ninety countries while that's impressive. His grandfather. Now, this is interesting. You're gonna like this his grandfather founded co founded Baskin Robbins now, I don't know if I were told you this ocean. But my first job was at Baskin Robbins, thirty one floor Obama's also, by the way, a really really is that what? He don't feel anything I managed to accomplish. But is the book called thirty one days because thirty one flavors that Was that? was that. There should be a flavor of ice cream per every day in the month. Oh, yeah. You know at the time there has been ill chocolate and strawberry. And he broadened the palette quite a bit. And I'm saying that thirty one steps to health and bring you more satisfaction even than thirty one flavors of ice. I don't know rocky road hard to.
"mark hyman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Easy to kinda just think you can't do it because your life isn't structured for that. You can. And you might not always do it twice a day. I mean, but it's it's so powerful and easy to talk a little bit about the practicality of it. And what it is. And also the myth around the fact that people so I'm not good at meditating because my mind was shut the heck up. This is the number one reason why people think they can't meditate they think that the points to clear their mind, and I don't know who this is. He's telling everybody to clear their mind, Mike, we gotta find him. And we have to teach them how to meditate because then people sit down and like all right brain, stop thinking. She would like a snack. I don't know what Mark Hyman let's neck mentioning because they should eat. I'm thinking about my during meditation. Oh, no. I suck at meditation. I quit, and that's the beginning and the end of most people's career, and it makes me sad because he about me, they just think about my time and venue enlightenment. But it makes me sad. 'cause people potentially rob themselves of a lifetime of bliss and fulfilment because they're judging themselves based on misinformation. So the good news here if you've ever tried meditation, and if you're sort of cooking dinner in tuned out, listen up, this is super important if you ever tried meditation and felt like a failure. Because you could not clear mind. The good news is that the mind thinks involuntarily, just like the heartbeats involuntarily. So trying to give your brain commanded shot up is as impactful is trying to give your heart command to stop beating. It does not work. You can impressive. Change of breathing. And yes, so and then that's what a lot of techniques..
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"Welcome to the doctors, pharmacy. I'm Dr Mark Hyman and that's far Masih f. a. r. m. a. c. y. place for conversations that matter today honored to have an extraordinary scientists, leader and thinker in the field of food and health nutrition policy doctor, Dr ish Maza ferry and from tufts. He's currently the John Mayer professor of nutrition and medicine, and the dean of the Friedman school of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University. He's authored more than three hundred scientific publications on the dietary parties to reduce cardiovascular disease, diabetes obesity in the US and global. He served in numerous advisor roles, including the US and Canadian governments, American Heart Association. The global burden disease study, the World Health Organization and the United Nations. He's been featured in the New York Times of post Street Journal NPR time magazine and many, many other news outlets in twenty sixteen Thomson Reuters named him, one of the world's most influential scientific minds and I agree. Dr Muzzaffar received his b biological science from Stanford five, beta Kappa and Columbia alpha omega alpha, and his clinical training and internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine from Stanford and university of Washington. He olds an MPA from the university of Washington, a doctorate in public health from Harvard. He's married, has three wonderful children and actively trains as a black belt second degree in taekwondo. And he's huge inspiration to me because he's one of the few physicians and leaders in healthcare that connect the dots between what we eat, our social Justice issues, the economy, chronic disease climate and much much more. Welcome Dr modifying. Thank you, Mark. Great to be here. So you're kind of a interesting researcher scientists. Cardiologists. Took a left turn somewhere or a right turn. Our our radio is right, right. Turn you. You're cardiologists from Harvard. You had, obviously education public health, but. Somehow, at some point, your life realized that food was important, and you began to focus your crown researching food and keeping him one of the leading scientific investigators, what we should be eating and also now run the tufts school, nutrition, science policy, which is an interesting school because there's very few schools of nutrition and policy. And how did that happen? What was the inspiration, the shift in your life personally, that led you to go? Right? I went to medical school to try to heal people and save lives and in medical school, and then in internal medicine residency in cardiology fellowship throughout that journey, it was so obvious to me that food was the biggest issue facing patients. And yet we didn't learn very much about nutrition or prevention other than sort of chemistry, some enzymes. And so that that was the first kind of, you know, incredible irony and paradox that that struck. Me. We other doctor goes through and doesn't have that insight. This food doesn't have much to do with disease. Than that, I think a lot of them, yeah, I think a lot of them realize it, but you know, you're so busy and there's so much going on, you know, who knows some more cast to do lots of things to do. Yeah. And then the second thing that I realized which really struck me was. So I said, well, I need to learn about this myself. And so I started reading diving into literature and reading everything I could find. And this was in the nineties and I realized that, you know, even the current, I trick I'd lines then which we're all about low fat, low saturated, fat diets didn't match the evidence even twenty years ago. So that was the second huge kind of wakeup for me was that, you know, this ought to be between what we're told us, the party light of what we should eat and what the science actually said was different..
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"Welcome to the doctors, pharmacy. I'm Mark Hyman and that's army f. a. r. m. a. c. y. place. Conversations that matter coming up next in the doctor's pharmacy is a great conversation with Gary tau about sugar and fat and everything in between. Stay tuned for this great conversation that's coming up next on the doctors pharmacy. So welcome Gary, you know, here in Switzerland at the conference, put on by the British medical journal at the science and the politics of food, both of which you have written extensively about in our passionate about. And the first article that I ever read by was back in two thousand and two in the era when we were still pretty focused on a high carb low fat diet is a solution to all of our ills. And you wrote a very radical radical article which turned all that upside down saying that maybe it's wrong one. If it's all been a big fat lie. And this had a big steak and butter and on the cover, the York dis magazine. And I read that. I was like, I see this in my practice. I've been reading Dr work who you quoted in the article. How did you come to kind of have this moment? Because it was sort of bucking the tide. Now every book on the best Keita genetic high fat diet. But back then it wasn't like that. Yeah. Okay. So I had done a couple of investigative pieces for science. I on the idea that salt causes high blood pressure. The evidence for which is who are to put it mildly. And that guy me into this question about the low fat diet and heart disease. And while I was interviewing doing interviews for the loaf for the fat story, I interviewed a administrator then National Institute to health who said to me, I remember we were sitting in a Starbucks and Potomac, Maryland, and he said, young twenty years ago. Fifteen years ago, we put everyone on this low fat diet, and we thought if nothing else they would lose weight, right? Because fad has dentists, calories, tell people not to eat it. They'll lose weight is more than twice as many calories as carbs. Yeah, and fifteen. Fifteen years later, we've got an obesity epidemic, and people stop eating. Fans started eating carbs and looks like they got fat. So I was living in New York. Pitching. I had a New York Times magazine editor are used to meet. It's going to be restaurants, Pacific, and wonderful cafe and village that we both haunted and we wouldn't pitch stories back and forth. And I said, let's do a story how 'bout the story on what started the obesity epidemic was new enough at the time and there were basically two obvious suspects. One was high fructose corn syrup which was introduced in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven open the market by eighty four. And the other was sort of institutionalization of the low fat high carb diet has a healthy diet and the transition of the carbohydrate from being thought of his fattening and the nineteen sixties to heart healthy diet foods in the nineteen eighties was food. Pyramid right oils only sparingly at six to eleven servings of bread rice. Exactly and I, we lived through it. So you remember when suddenly baked potatoes and pasta became health food lines. Butter on and bagels. Bagels used to be Sunday morning maybe and suddenly they every day. So that was that was the pitch and I looked into it. And as I was doing the research I came upon five studies at had been. Finished and submitted for publication, but not yet published all trials of the Atkins diet genyk diet, his low fat American Heart Association. I found the same thing and this is kind of fundamental idea that people still don't get in this whole nutrition debate. The Keita Janik diet is the scientists would call the anomalous observation. So we have a hypothesis has Dieter saturated, fat causes heart disease, and the sort of Kita genyk diets traditionally prescribed the Atkins induction phases full of saturated fats which should make..
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"Take a mri awesome russo you go new job for day which is queen and you get to re imagine the world in a way that makes it a better place and you seen a lot you've been everywhere you've looked into the suffering of humans and what would you do if you queen for day to change the world i think you're queen already but okay so like the sassy side of me was like okay i be queen and i would i would want like at least a month but i think you can get a mea i would i would ask for a monthly you had a month a month of pure kindness of like every action that someone would take was born from this brute of kindness and respect and love for other humans and i feel like again it's probably inspired a lot by won't you be my neighbor but it the power of kindness and looking at another person and empathetic ly connecting with them from your heart and every interaction being one of respect and love so's good to me i wanna live in that world tell my my grandmother mary she has my mom came from school when to tell her about our new french says are they kind are they kind and and that that's the most important value and it was most important value in our family which is kindness let's beautiful marie don't thank you for joining us for this amazing conversation anytime thanks me on this is dr mark hyman you've been listening to the doctors pharmacy with four leo a conversation that really matter thank you for being here and if you love this podcast please leave a comment and share with your friends and family and subscribe on itunes or anywhere else you get your podcast and we'll see next time on the doctors pharmacy.
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"Welcome to the doctors pharmacy i'm dr mark hyman excited to have an extraordinary guest today nina type holtz who's written a book that inspired me to write my book called the fact in her book was called the big fat surprise which turned all of our conventional notions about what he'd on its head he's on coming up next stay tuned so nina's really done quite a bit of work on this and she's no slouch her book was probably one of the best written books i've read both from the mesko journalist point of view and also just from the literary point of view it was a pleasure to read she published a number of articles in the lancet and british medical journal about her work in about these ideas in the lancet wrote that this is a disquieting book it's ruthless science and dissent that has shaped our lives for decades researchers clinicians and health policy advises should read this provocative book the big fat surprise was named the twenty fourteen best book by the economists the wall street journal forbes mother jones and library journalists pretty impressive mother jones in the world street journal in the same sentence that's pretty good she's the executive director of the nutrition coalition which is a nonprofit group that promotes evidencebased nutrition policy and i'm on the board of directors full disclosure she graduated from stanford oxford university's and she served as the associate director of the center for globalization and sustainable development at columbia university and she now lives in new york with her husband and two sons welcome nina thank you mark it's great to be here thank you for that nice introduction course you deserve it and your story is kind of fascinating because you used to be a restaurant critic right and reviewed restaurants and suddenly you're eating loads of fat and the whole story behind how you got into all this could you share that story yeah so i had to i wasn't really a restaurant critic i've been a journalist for decades but i actually sort of inherited this little restaurant critic gig in a throwaway newspaper in my neighborhood on the manhattan where there was no budget to pay for meals which is the proper way to review restaurants go in and so we just had to eat whatever was sent out to me and you know at that point i had been a vegetarian for over twenty years and my.