Mark Hyman ON: How Food Can Heal or Damage Your Health & Biological Secrets to Longevity

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

02-01-2023 • 1 hr 6 mins

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Today, I am talking to Mark Hyman, MD. Dr. Hyman is the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and founder and director of The Ultra-Wellness Center. He is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Eat Fat, Get Thin, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, and The Blood Sugar Solution.

Dr. Hyman talks about the ultimate benefit of eating the right food for our body. He explains the right ingredients we need to be mindful of for optimal health, the core systems in our body responsible for keeping it healthy, how healing doesn’t just involve one aspect of the body but the entirety to reformat your system, and how our social circle affects our habits and can potentially change our behaviors.

Indeed, eating right is equivalent to living well. We are what we eat, therefore, improving our eating habits is one of the secrets to longevity.

What We Discuss:

  • 00:00:00 Intro
  • 00:02:27 The effects of ultra-processed food
  • 00:07:19 What is aging us faster?
  • 00:10:34 The foundational basics of self-care
  • 00:20:26 Your social circle affects your habits
  • 00:27:10 Link between inflammation and aging
  • 00:35:44 Damaged proteins
  • 00:41:44 Clean diet activates the body’s healing mechanisms
  • 00:48:07 The power of a healthy diet
  • 00:51:47 The core biological systems of the body
  • 01:00:07 Dr. Hyman on Final Five

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