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The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

Author: Dr. Mark Hyman

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We are seeing an ever-increasing burden of chronic disease, primarily driven by our food and food system. This is perpetuated by agricultural, food and health care policies that don’t support health. We need to rethink disease and reimagine a food system and a health care system the protects health, unburdens the economy from the weight of obesity and chronic disease, protects the environment, helps reverse climate change and creates a nation of healthy children and citizens. This podcast is a place for deep conversations about the critical issues of our time in the space of health, wellness, food and politics. New episodes are released every Wednesday morning. I hope you'll join me.
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Should We Tax Junk Food? with Dr. Larry Summers
We need to transform our food system and address one of the biggest threats to our well-being: our lack of a coordinated and comprehensive food policy. Our nation’s and the world’s health crises are not driven by medical issues, but rather by social, economic, and political issues that conspire to drive disease. There is clear evidence that taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages results in reduced consumption and provides a funding source for public health measures to fight obesity and chronic disease and improve the health of communities.My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary and one of America’s leading economists. In addition to serving as 71st Secretary of  the Treasury in the Clinton Administration, Dr. Summers served as Director of the White House National Economic Council in the Obama Administration, as President of Harvard University, and as the Chief Economist of the World Bank. Currently, Summers is the President Emeritus and the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, where he became a full professor at age 28, one of the youngest in Harvard’s recent history. Along with Michael Bloomberg, Dr. Summers recently launched a Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health.  He chairs the board of the Center for Global Development and chaired the Commission on Global Health, lauded by the UN Secretary General who noted that it “will bring more than health–it will bring equity, and contribute to a life of dignity for all.”In this episode, Larry and I discuss the benefits of taxing junk foods. How would this affect the economy and the epidemic of chronic disease? Find out in this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy.
Comments (20)

Deb Doran


Nov 29th

Janaan Anderson

Dr. Hyman. thank you for initiating this much needed endeavor to help us learn how to be healthier in many ways. I learn so much from your podcasts and looking forward to your upcoming series beginning December 10th. I am in the process of trying to get a family member to your Cleveland Clinic Wellness and of course our insurance company is making it difficult. Your holistic approach to medical care is greatly appreciated by many. My father was one of the first organic farmers in Iowa in the late 60's. Greatly appreciate your work.

Nov 27th

Sandy Zielinski

Is fluoride really a benefit to public health? I've been reading that fluoride is toxic. My grown children have excellent oral health with no flouride. I'm interested to hear more about this. Thank you.

Oct 25th

Arthur Fernandes

Sandy Zielinski Sandy, give this a listen It's another great podcast and in this episode, Dr. Rashtian talks about flouride a bit more. If the link doesn't work it's the Broken Brain podcast, episode 17, 48 minutes in.

Nov 12th

Shaylin Terrin

sharing with my anatomy and physiology class! we are just finishing up our digestive system and our book doesn't touch much on the microbiome. this was pretty cool and a good example of how it can change so much of our physiology

Oct 17th

Natasha Kwitkowski


Oct 12th

JC Mandraccia

Great Podcast! Thank you for your dedication and integrity.

Sep 11th

dragon ark

got any advice on sugar detox???

Aug 26th

Dani Brown

Best episode so far! A deeper dive into the sugar and obesity epidemic.

Aug 4th

Karla Ramírez

This is so powerful and just came into my life when I most need it. Thank you!!

Jul 27th

Sheila Checots

Amazing podcast!! Really eye opening and informative. I've learned so much and can't wait to learn more.

Jul 22nd

Dani Brown

I am really enjoying these conversations! Keep em coming. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

Jul 12th

Juan-Roger Saulce-Portal

Beautiful podcast. I love the natural flow of every conversation. :). you have great listening skills Mark!!

Jul 8th

Avi Slivko

phenomenal...thank you for this

Jul 3rd

Vee Barea

i like your information, and style, thank you

Jul 2nd

Keri Motley

Really informative for me: a 52 year old working to get rid of prescription medications and live a stronger life.

Jun 30th

Josh Doey

amazing episods

Jun 12th

Bryan Dayton

Butter, meat, and cheese belong in a healthy diet? What a quack! All I needed to read to know y'all are idiots.

May 25th

Ann Doey

Bryan Dayton someones stuck in the past, try reading a few more recent studies instead of subscribing to ideas that support your. own bias'

Jun 13th

Juan-Roger Saulce-Portal

love the work of Mr. Hyman. Food is at the Root of many, many challenges we face today.

May 23rd
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