Dr. Mark Hyman’s Food Fix: How to Save Your Health & The Planet

March 2, 2020

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Chronic disease, economic disparity, social injustice, and climate change. These are significant problems — but wouldn’t it be great if there was ONE solution to them all? According to Dr. Mark Hyman, there is. 

The solution is food.

Today on The Marie Forleo Podcast you’ll hear about Mark’s new book, Food Fix, and the science-based ways we can save our health, society, and — most importantly — the planet. You’re probably familiar with Dr. Mark Hyman. He’s the man behind the pegan diet and 12 (yes, 12!) New York Times bestselling books about nutrition, functional medicine, and integrative health, including the renowned 10 Day Detox Diet.

Mark says that Food Fix is the most important book he’s ever written. 

And for good reason. Sixty percent of Americans are living with chronic disease — a skyrocketing trend Mark noticed during his 30 years as a practicing family physician. We're talking 11 million preventable deaths per year.

When Dr. Hyman dug into why this was happening, he realized this influx of chronic disease stemmed from the food we eat. Here’s where it gets interesting. Mark says people aren’t choosing unhealthy foods because they’re lazy or incompetent. It goes much deeper than that.

The food we eat is a direct result of a broken food system and corrupt political food policies.

These policies have caused a chain reaction — affecting the economy, and the health of our planet. Mark says we have an important decision to make. We can reverse all of these problems, but we have to change the way we think about, eat, and grow our food. If you’re ready to feel healthier and save the planet, listen to this episode ASAP.

You’ll learn:

  • 1:52 — The shocking link between chronic disease, and corrupt food policies.
  • 14:40 — Why most of our health, mental, and societal problems stem from what we eat.
  • 17:20 — How massively popular food brands are using predatory marketing practices on children… and what you can do about it.
  • 22:15 — How the *entire country* of Chile dramatically reduced soda consumption.
  • 27:30 — The 60-day solution that could stop climate change for 20 years.
  • 28:45 — Why meat-alternatives like the Impossible Burger are not enough to fix our food system.
  • 30:15 — How to eat better no matter your grocery budget.
  • 35:00 — An inspiring story about a woman who used food to reverse a life-threatening chronic disease.

Please note as you listen, we know that access to healthy food is a barrier for many. Nutrient-rich food isn’t always easy to get. That’s why I’m so passionate about this call to action from Mark — so we can collectively create a food system that addresses global poverty and helps everyone thrive.  

Now Dr. Hyman and I would love to hear from you. What is your biggest insight or takeaway from this conversation, and how can you turn that insight into action? What steps are you going to take to fix your own food, starting now?

Let me know in the comments below.

Share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration and your action step may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.

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Thank you for tuning in, sharing your perspective, and making this corner of the Internet a place for kind, compassionate progress. If you know anyone who wants to eat more sustainably and help solve our broken food system, please share this episode with them.

You were born with an innate power to create change, both in your life and in the lives of others. I hope this episode further inspires you to use it. 

With SO much love ❤️,


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