Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired? How To Reclaim Your Energy

Episode 162 58m


We have an energy crisis on our hands. I’m not talking about fossil fuels, I’m talking about a breakdown of the body’s internal energy systems that now affects even young adults in their prime.

It might surprise you to learn that it’s not normal to feel tired all the time. Our on-the-go culture has made it the norm. But when we take a look at how the body’s mitochondria function (these are our tiny but powerful cellular energy factories) we see that so much of our modern lives is damaging our mitochondria and resulting in this energy deficit.

I’m so excited to talk to Dr. Steven Gundry about this topic on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy.

Dr. Gundry and I talk about the top seven energy disruptors that his new book explores. You might be surprised to hear that antibiotics are number one. We discuss how they’ve managed to infiltrate our food supply so deeply (even in organic meat) and why hurting our microbiome means hurting our mitochondria and losing precious energy production. Glyphosate, heavy metals, and medications like NSAIDs and PPIs are just a few of the other key villains we need to look at when it comes to being robbed of energy.

Dr. Gundry does a great job of laying out approachable steps to rebuilding our energy production systems right away. We get into his main dietary recommendations, including the low-down on lectins, why removing gluten isn’t always enough, and why modern fruits can sabotage an otherwise healthy diet.

I bet most of you can relate to feeling run-down and tired, even when you’re getting enough sleep. There are real reasons behind this lack of energy—I hope you’ll tune in to get all Dr. Gundry’s tips for feeling more vibrant so you can do the things you love.

Topics Covered

  • The two main actionable drivers causing our fatigue

    (2:30 - 6:39)

  • Brain fog is a warning sign

    (6:38 - 10:47)

  • How our overuse of antibiotics drives fatigue

    (9:05 - 13:14)

  • Glyphosate’s negative effects on our energy production

    (11:44 - 15:53)

  • Environmental toxins and our health

    (16:07 - 20:16)

  • Common OTC drugs that can lead to inflammation, leaky gut, and more

    (21:45 - 27:14)

  • The mitochondria-gut connection

    (25:25 - 30:54)

  • The effects of being overfed and underpowered

    (32:27 - 37:54)

  • The Energy Paradox’s dos and don’ts of eating

    (36:13 - 41:41)

  • How blue light (or “junk light”) is affecting our energy and why getting a dog is good for your health

    (43:40 - 49:09)

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Automatically generated. Please forgive any typos or errors in the following transcript. It was generated by a third party and has not been subsequently reviewed by our team.

Dr. Steven Gundry: We are so deprived of the energy producing compounds that are available to all of us. if we'll just feed the microbiome what they need. Dr. Mark Hyman: Welcome to the doctor's Farmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman, that's Farmacy with an F, F-A-R-M-A-C-Y, a place for conversations that matter. And today's conversation is going to matter to you if you're tired or you're sick and tired of being tired, because it's with none other than my friend and one of the leading thinkers in health and wellness say Dr. Steven Gundry about his new book, The Energy Paradox, What To Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone. I know we've all gotten tired from time to time, but it seems like we have a pandemic..

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Ep. 162 - Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired? How To Reclaim Your Energy