Dr. Mark Hyman
Oct 22, 2020
EP 60 - Dr. Mark Hyman
Our guest today is Dr. Mark Hyman. Dr. Hyman is a physician and 13 time best-selling author. His new book, available now, is called "Food Fix". We dug deep into the food we eat, how we produce it, and what we are doing to our soil. What has to happen if we expect to live healthy lives, or even avoid becoming extinct. As we continue to poison our own food supply, time is ticking, and the return to health is becoming crucial to our survival. This is a podcast that everyone should listen to, to get a better understanding of how we can remain healthy individually, and as a species. We need to act now, to ensure our health, and the health of the planet. We hope you enjoy learning and growing from Dr. Hyman's knowledge.
Dr. Hyman has turned his passion for Functional Medicine, real food, nutrition, and wellness into activism, working to change our food system on a global scale. Through his work to change policy for the betterment of public health, Dr. Hyman has testified before the Senate Working Group on Health Care Reform on Functional Medicine. He has consulted with the surgeon general on diabetes prevention and participated in the 2009 White House Forum on Prevention and Wellness. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa nominated Dr. Hyman for the President’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. Additionally, Dr. Hyman has presented at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters, Achieving Wellness in Every Generation conference and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as with the World Economic Forum on global health issues, TEDMED and TEDx. He is the winner of the Linus Pauling Award and the Nantucket Project Award. Dr. Hyman received the Christian Book of the Year Award for his work on The Daniel Plan, a faith-based initiative that helped Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds that he created with Rick Warren, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Daniel Amen. He was also inducted into the Books for Better Life Hall of Fame With Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Michael Roizen. Dr. Hyman crafted and helped introduce the Take Back Your Health Act of 2009 to the United States Senate, which promotes reimbursement for lifestyle treatment of chronic disease. With Tim Ryan in 2015, he helped introduce the ENRICH Act into Congress to fund nutrition in medical education. Dr. Hyman plays a substantial role in the major 2014 film Fed Up, produced by Laurie David and Katie Couric, which addresses childhood obesity.