Take control of your health

Medical expert Dr. Mark Hyman on how to achieve your ultimate goals

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When was the last time you felt unstoppable? Was it a time when you were in peak shape? That kind of energy can make us feel incredible, as if we’re on top of the world.

What if we told you that, with a few tweaks to your lifestyle, you could feel like that every day?

On this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, host Ana Yoerg interviews world-renowned family physician and medical expert Dr. Mark Hyman.

Dr. Hyman is a practicing physician, the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, and the head of strategy and innovation at the Cleveland Clinic.

In addition to practicing medicine, he is also an 11-time #1 New York Times bestselling author and a medical editor at The Huffington Post. An internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, educator and advocate in the field of functional medicine, he has appeared on numerous television shows, including CBS This Morning, the Today Show, Good Morning America and CNN and he produced an eight-episode docuseries, Broken Brain.

Ana and Dr. Hyman discuss the importance of functional medicine and why we need to be proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to our health. So much of what we struggle with – from anxiety, depression and the inability to lose weight – can be addressed by looking at the foods we eat and the lifestyle we live.

Dr. Hyman believes that by addressing the underlying causes of our health concerns, rather than just treating symptoms, we can start to optimize our health, increase performance, maximize brain function and reduce or prevent disease.

In other words, we can achieve our ultimate health goals.

Dr. Mark Hyman
When it comes to getting healthy, so many of us focus on the wrong thing. We want a quick fix or the fad diet, rather than getting to the root of our issues.

Instead of focusing on these unsustainable ideas, start focusing on detoxing your body and getting rid of the lifestyle habits that are keeping you stuck. Learn the next-level techniques that have helped people like Tony Robbins live their healthiest lives.

When we look at learning how to address the problem at the source by taking advantage of methods such as biohacking, we can start to create a clear path to our ultimate goal – an extraordinary life.


[02:10] Episode Introduction
[04:25] Welcome Dr. Hyman
[05:00] The basis for the 10-day detox
[05:15] The problems with inflammation
[05:35] Removing inflammatory and addictive foods
[06:35] Benefits of the detox
[07:00] Removing high-sugar high-glycemic foods
[08:10] Reducing symptoms in just 10 days
[08:55] Why feeling “fine” isn’t okay
[10:15] “I didn’t know I was feeling so bad until I started feeling so good”
[11:10] What is functional medicine?
[11:55] The microbiome in your gut
[12:40] Your body is a dynamic ecosystem
[13:15] Create a healthy environment so disease can’t grow
[14:15] Functional medicine is a navigational tool
[14:45] Functional medicine vs. traditional medicine
[15:55] Optimizing your body
[16:55] Staying healthy while traveling
[17:55] Why is functional medicine is gaining popularity now?
[19:35] Treating acute ailments vs. treating chronic illnesses
[20:20] Science has shifted substantially
[20:55] The gut-brain connection
[23:10] The brain is responsive to anything and everything we do
[25:35] If you have the right roadmap, you can find health
[26:05] Neurotoxins
[26:55] Dr. Hyman’s patient with dementia
[27:35] Sugar is one of the most dangerous toxins
[29:35] Your brain has the ability to repair itself
[29:55] Addressing medical issues with children
[31:05] A child with high levels of lead
[32:05] Children have many of the same issues as adults
[32:25] Precision medicine is just the tip of the iceberg
[32:55] How nutrition and phytonutrients impact gene expression
[34:10] Dealing with depression and anxiety
[34:55] Diet and your mood
[35:25] Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats
[36:25] Dr. Hyman’s daughter
[38:25] The roots of depression
[38:50] Tactical strategies to start using today
[40:00] Use the 10-day detox to start cleaning up your diet
[40:40] Stay away from gluten and dairy
[40:50] Vigorous exercise 3 times a week and high-quality sleep
[42:30] Major benefits of starting on this path
[44:30] Health becomes even more important as you get older
[44:50] Dr. Hyman at Unleash the Power Within

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