How To Burn Fat, Heal Your Metabolism, and Live Longer with Dr. William Li
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, Joovv, and Thrive Market.Excess belly fat, or visceral fat around the organs, is the number-one cause of aging. It drives inflammation, increases the risk of blood clots, changes your hormones and brain chemistry, and more. It’s a recipe for disaster in the body. Not only does belly fat surround the organs, but it’s an organ of its own that can produce dangerous inflammatory cytokines that may lead to a cytokine storm. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Dr. William Li to talk about the top foods that can fight harmful fat, improve metabolism, and strengthen our body’s natural defense systems.Dr. William Li is an internationally renowned physician, scientist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. His groundbreaking research has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments that impact care for more than 70 diseases, including diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, Can We Eat to Starve Cancer? has garnered more than 11 million views. He is President and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation and is leading global initiatives on food as medicine. His newest book, Eat to Beat Your Diet: Burn Fat, Heal Your Metabolism, and Live Longer, was just released.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, Joovv, and Thrive Market.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 35 labs. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.Right now InsideTracker is offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.For a limited time, you’ll get an exclusive discount on Joovv’s Generation 3.0 devices (some exclusions apply). Just go to Joovv.com/farmacy and use the code FARMACY.Join Thrive Market today at thrivemarket.com/hyman to receive $80 off your first order.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Top misconceptions about metabolism (3:53 / 2:05) The four phases of metabolism (9:06 / 7:23) A slow metabolism does not cause body fat—it’s the other way around (11:16 / 9:20) What is metabolism? (14:02 / 12:05) Four things that body fat does (22:14 / 20:22) How brown fat was discovered (30:27 / 20:17)Activating brown fat (33:32 / 29:38) Foods that fire up brown fat (36:56 / 33:12) Health risks of being overweight and underweight (47:28 / 43:22) What Dr. Li eats (53:44 / 50:00) Get a copy of Dr. Li’s book, Eat to Beat Your Diet: Burn Fat, Heal Your Metabolism, and Live Longer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How To Strengthen And Repair Our Relationships With Others
This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, ButcherBox, and Athletic Greens.Depending on what form they take, our relationships with others can either make our lives fulfilling and joyful or stressful and even sad. Everyone has the intention to live well and feel happy, but so many of our choices derail us from those goals. Investing our time and energy into our relationships (even the one we have with ourselves) might be the key.In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Robert Waldinger, Esther Perel, and Angelika Alana about why relationships are so important to our health and how to be the best version of yourself in them.Dr. Robert Waldinger is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development at Massachusetts General Hospital, and cofounder of the Lifespan Research Foundation. Dr. Waldinger received his AB from Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He is a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and he directs a psychotherapy teaching program for Harvard psychiatry residents. Dr. Waldinger is also a Zen master (roshi) and teaches meditation in New England and around the world.Esther Perel, psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author, is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED Talks have garnered more than 30 million views and her bestselling books, Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, are global phenomena translated into nearly 30 languages.Angelika Alana is the founder and CEO of the Somatic Healing Institute. She has been featured in Vanity Fair, Well+Good, and Modern Luxury. She certifies coaches and facilitators in her transformational body-based healing method. She has traveled and studied extensively in Indonesia, Brazil, Australia, and the UK, and is a massive foodie with her husband Patrick Drake, cofounder of Hello Fresh.This episode is brought to you by Paleovalley, ButcherBox, and Athletic Greens. Paleovalley is offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order. Just go to paleovalley.com/hyman to check out all their clean Paleo products and take advantage of this deal.For a limited time, new subscribers to ButcherBox will receive two pounds of 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef free in every box for the life of your subscription plus $20 off. To receive this offer, go to ButcherBox.com/farmacy.Right now when you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens, you will receive 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/hyman.Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:Dr. Robert WaldingerEsther PerelAngelika Alana Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Why “Skinny Fat” Can Be Worse than Obesity
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.It’s no secret that being overweight or obese can increase your risk for numerous health problems, including stroke, some cancers, heart disease, and depression. What many people don’t realize, however, is that we can suffer all these problems even if we’re normal weight or underweight. Scientists have even coined a phrase for this phenomenon: “thin on the outside, fat on the inside,” or TOFI. Instead of being “overweight,” these people are “under-lean” (i.e., they don’t have enough muscle) and have a little extra weight around the middle, or “belly fat.” TOFIs have the metabolic features of a prediabetic obese person: Low muscle mass, inflammation, high triglycerides, low good cholesterol, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure.In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I am talking about “skinny fat,” why it can be worse than obesity, and how to address it. This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health and Athletic Greens.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 35 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, and Great Plains. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.AG1 contains 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole-food sourced superfoods, probiotics, and adaptogens to support your entire body. Right now, when you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens you will receive 10 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/hyman.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Ninety-three percent of people are metabolically unhealthy (3:03 / 00:56) Risks associated with being TOFI (4:40 / 2:25)Body composition testing (7:06 / 4:55) The first steps to take if you fall into the category of TOFI (8:16 / 6:05) The benefits of strength training (9:25 / 7:11) Addressing food sensitivities (10:40 / 8:28) Stress management techniques (11:00 / 8:47) Additional strategies to address TOFI (11:11 / 9:00) Mentioned in this episodeTB12 App22 Free Workouts You Can Do at Home Right Now Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How Big Food Is Keeping Us And Our Children Sick with Calley Means
This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth, InsideTracker, BiOptimizers, and BON CHARGE.We live in a world that claims to be based on science, goodwill, and policies intended to help people. But in reality, these things are often heavily influenced and manipulated by industry, particularly Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Ag, which have corrupted many institutions, politicians, professional associations, research institutions, and medical schools. And it has, unfortunately, led to mass confusion and illness in the public. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I sit down with Calley Means to talk about how Big Food and Big Pharma are rigging the system and profiting off of our ill health.Calley is the co-founder of TrueMed, a company that enables Americans to buy exercise and healthy food with FSA/HSA dollars. He is also the co-author (with his sister, Dr. Casey Means) of an upcoming book on food-as-medicine. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant for food and pharma companies and is now exposing practices they use to weaponize our institutions of trust. He is a graduate of Stanford and Harvard Business School. This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth, InsideTracker, BiOptimizers, and BON CHARGE.Cozy Earth makes the most comfortable, temperature-regulating, and nontoxic sheets on the market. Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to cozyearth.com and use code MARK40.InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.Magnesium Breakthrough really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off plus special gift with purchase, so just head over to magbreakthrough.com/hyman with code hyman10.BON CHARGE is a holistic wellness brand with a HUGE range of evidence-based products to optimize your life. Right now, my community can go to boncharge.com/HYMAN and use coupon code HYMAN to save 20%.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):How big industry drives corruption (6:08 / 4:35) Calley’s early career experience and how he came to understand the system is rigged (9:06 / 7:24) How Big Food rigs systems of trust (14:02 / 10:50) The weaponization of nutrition research (17:11 / 14:07) Outside funding of medical associations (25:51 / 20:10) Our healthcare system incentivizes sickness (34:34 / 30:00) The recent news about Ozempic, which is being touted as a miracle obesity drug, perfectly encapsulates the rigged system (38:57 / 33:22) Is obesity genetic? (49:55 / 43:50) How we can fix the system (57:58 / 52:55) Food as medicine (1:16:03 / 1:11) Follow Calley on Twitter @calleymeans and on Instagram @calleymeans. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What To Eat To Support Your Gut, Reduce Inflammation, And Have More Energy
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and Mitopure.There is no other activity you do every day that has more power to change your biology than what you eat. Food carries information molecules, instructions, and code that programs your biology with every bite for better or worse. Food is more than just calories; it is information that controls every aspect of your health. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet (SAD) comprises over 60 percent ultra-processed food mostly from commodity crops—wheat, corn, and soy—turned into hundreds of thousands of food-like products that bear little resemblance to our evolutionary diet. In this episode, I explore how to use food as our greatest ally for achieving an optimal state of health and healing from states of disease. I discuss what to eat to support every system in the body, what foods you should avoid, why the quality of what you eat matters, and more.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and Mitopure.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 35 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, and Great Plains. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.Right now, InsideTracker is offering my podcast community a super special deal of 31% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman. Mitopure is the first and only clinically tested pure form of a natural gut metabolite called urolithin A that clears damaged mitochondria away from our cells and supports the growth of new, healthy mitochondria. Get 10% off at timelinenutrition.com/drhyman and use code DRHYMAN10 at checkout.Full-length episodes of these interviews can be found here:The Pegan Diet: Use Food As Your FarmacyThe #1 Thing You Can Do Every Day To Improve Your HealthEat These 5 Superfoods To Enhance Your Brain And Body Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.