What To Eat for Health and Longevity | Dr. Mark Hyman on Health Theory


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Functional medicine aims to uncover the laws of biology, treats the human body as an ecosystem, and is about creating health, not just curing illness. Mark Hyman is one of the foremost practitioners of functional medicine, one of its earliest advocates, and is certainly one of its best spokesmen. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Mark Hyman explains the rationale behind functional medicine and describes its most important features. He also gives detailed advice on improving the diet, talks about what it means to say that food is information, and discusses the connection between the body, mind, gut and brain.

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What does it mean to say the body is an ecosystem? [1:41]
How do you find the root cause of an illness? [3:18]
Functional medicine is about creating health, not curing illness [6:08]
How should you deal with bacterial overgrowth in the upper gut? [10:05]
Mark explains how to test your microbiome [11:33]
There is lots of conflicting information on nutrition but there are some common principles [14:40]
Factory vegetarian diets harm the environment, but regenerative meat diets help [19:17]
Why should we eat more vegetables? [21:30]
What are the laws of biology regarding diet and nutrition? [23:19]
Soy traditionally was processed in a very different way than it is now [26:30]
All food is information [28:00]
Mark describes the dietary principles nearly everyone should follow [29:17]
Which kinds of vegetables should you be eating? [34:12]
Mark explains the effects of eliminating the most toxic foods from a diet [35:56]
We have the most inflammatory diet in history, and it directly causes illness [38:17]
Mark shares his journey towards Buddhism, wisdom and compassion [41:10]
Your brain, mind, body and gut are all connected [43:26]
Mark shares the one change people need to make [48:11]



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  1. He’s way better than Gundry – that dude creates more issues and is pushing a brand and tactic about lechtins. People barely eat healthy as it is. The whole what to eat debate is overwhelming especially when you are trying to heal chronic issues no thanks to the terribly useless medical community. I am healing myself with anti inflammatory diet, eft, reiki, supplements, and faith.

  2. Instead of the health of the economy as a priority, Americans need to make us all accountable to make our food ecosystem a priority.

  3. Helping folks with LOWER INCOME: MORE giving back. Bodybuilders and fitness trainers https://youtu.be/kfUq-NpxZSQ

  4. Man show some respect by the way you are carrying yourself, wear a decent shirt a shows , align yourself with your interlocutor. You are not a teen

  5. As to Dr. Hyman's admonition to eat food that doesn't cause harm to the animals, I'm quite confident the animals raised regeneratively would raise their voice in objection to the notion that killing them does not harm them, as Dr. Hyman seems to suggest.

  6. It was a wonderful lecture. Thank you for this holistic view on human body as a ecosystem. Simple fact that food is medicine is so well digested. Medical schools should use your syllabus to teach future doctors.

  7. Idk how many times I’ve heard about the microbiome and sibo. I think most of us are microbiome specialists at this point. Give us something new. Go deep into the science. Tell us what to specifically eat. Lol

  8. Absolutely loved this Tom, thank you so much for this episodes. LOVE your show. Such quality material that is changing my life in profound ways. You and your wife are so inspiriing and talented, and my favorite couple!

  9. I am convinced I have found through almost a 1000 hours of study the key to longevity. My theory is well documented by many professionals.

  10. Love Dr. Mark Hyman and his story on how he got into it…. but this ideal is now mainstream and everyone who's into nutrition and health knows the body is all connected. I'm still left wondering why Western medicine won't accept this and make the system easier to diagnose chronic conditions. It's been 4 years now, and I still have unexplained changes which happened to my body and stopped my dance career. The only area which has actually helped is my Naturopath.


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