How To Eat Smarter

Our bodies are built and maintained by our food choices; we literally are what we eat. Unfortunately, that means the majority of our country is made of ultra-processed food-like substances that create disease. The good news, though, is that small dietary changes can have huge payoffs in a short amount of time. My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy has experienced the dramatic impacts of using food as medicine firsthand. At just 15, he broke his hip simply from running because his bones were so brittle from a diet void of nutrients. At 20, he was diagnosed with degenerative bone and disk disease. After just 9 months of revamping his diet to focus on whole foods, that diagnosis was completely reversed. Shawn Stevenson is here today to tell us how food affects our bodies on the deepest level and how we can eat smarter. Shawn and I explore what mechanisms are at work when our bodies process food. You might be surprised to learn how important the liver is for our metabolic health; Shawn explains how it regulates the endocrine system and why non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise in our country due to the overconsumption of sugar and starch. We also get into the history of calorie counting, food morality, and the association of hunger and weight loss. We discuss the misinformation around weight and diet and how a fresh perspective on food quality is what our bodies need to function optimally and even heal from disease. Food truly is the best medicine. I hope you’ll tune in to learn more. This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Simple Mills. Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. Select a free gift from Thrive Market when you sign up for a 1-year membership. And, any time you spend more than $49 you’ll get free carbon-neutral shipping. Just head over to Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to to take advantage of this great offer. Right now, Simple Mills is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 20% off. Just head over to and use code HYMAN20 to try their Artisan Bread Mix and other amazing products to stock up for the holidays.
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