76 minutes | Feb 25, 2021

#196: A Deep Dive on Food, Love, and Community with Dr. Mark Hyman

We can eat really well, get great sleep, and workout several times a week in an effort to feel our best. These steps are all clearly important, but they don’t mean anything if we’re missing love and connection. 

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to my good friend and business partner Dr. Mark Hyman, a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a thirteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy, and he is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show

In this episode, Dr. Hyman and I talk about the power of love, community and friendship as a key ingredient for overall health. Dr. Hyman’s new book, The Pegan Diet just hit shelves yesterday, and we talk about where the concept of Pegan came from and why this way of eating is sure to help everyone create a healthier body and planet. We discuss how to combat emotional eating, precision nutrition, and how to eat like a regenetarian. We also talk about COVID-19 and why food is such an essential piece of staying resilient. Dr. Hyman shares his thoughts on the vaccine, and some of the other most common questions and concerns around the virus. 

In this episode, we dive into: 

-The most potent form of medicine besides food (1:47) 

-The power of love, community, and friendship on overall health (3:59) 

-Techniques and tools to change your emotional state (9:16) 

-How to become resilient in terms of food and your biology (12:29) 

-The real truth about dairy (15:32) 

-Where the term Pegan diet came from (23:15) 

-How to leverage personalized nutrition for your health (28:05)

-The power of polyphenols (41:04)

-The importance of diversity in your diet (45:01)

-How to eat like a regenetarian (48:14) 

-The COVID-19 dilemma America is facing (52:52)

-How do we make America more immune resilient (1:04:59) 

For more on Dr. Hyman you can follow him on Instagram @DrMarkHyman, on Facebook @DrMarkHyman, on Twitter @DrMarkHyman, on YouTube @DrMarkHyman, and through his website https://drhyman.com. Get his book, The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World at https://pegandiet.com/.

Also mentioned in this episode:

-Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat - https://bigboldhealth.com/htb-rejuvenate/

-The Doctor’s Farmacy Episode 131: Why Most Everything We Were Told About Dairy Is Wrong with Dr. David Ludwig - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/08/19/podcast-ep131/

-Milk and Health by Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Walter Willett - https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMra1903547

-Kiss The Ground Documentary - https://kisstheground.com/

-A Functional Medicine  Approach to COVID-19 - https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/01/a-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19/


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