Obesity rates have climbed by over 400 percent in the last 60 years. More than half of US adults are overweight or obese, and one in five children has been clinically diagnosed with obesity. What the heck is going on to cause this rapid decline in health that’s also impacting our children at such an alarming rate?
This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru welcomes Dr. Mark Hyman for part two of their conversation that started last month. This time, their discussion focuses on themes from Dr. Hyman’s previous book, Food Fix, and the need for a radical shift in food policy. They talk about why fixing the food system is a bipartisan issue and the need for transparency to stop corruption in industry-funded nutrition research and academia in favor of Big Food’s agenda.
Dhru and Dr. Hyman also dive into the controversies surrounding the new nutrient profiling system from Tufts University and the 60 Minutes interview that took the wellness world by storm by claiming that obesity is genetic. They also discuss why anti-obesity drugs for a lifestyle-driven disease are problematic from a public health and economic standpoint, the need for nutrition education in food-stamp funding, and so much more.
Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, Senior Advisor for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a 14-time New York Times bestselling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest cohost on The Dr. Oz Show. His new book, Young Forever, is available for purchase everywhere on February 21 or for preorder here.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Tamar Haspel’s Tweet (award-winning Washington Post columnist)
- EWG Good Food on a Tight Budget Shopping Guide
- Young Forever, available for preorder here.
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