What Causes Rapid Aging?

Episode 542 38m


Aging shouldn’t be something we dread; it should be something we celebrate. Yet, as a society, we are sicker than ever. We are so fixated on keeping people alive longer, but what about keeping people healthier? This is the difference between healthspan and life span. Your life span is how long you live. Your healthspan is how long you live a healthy, vibrant life. I’ve learned so much about this topic over the last few years that my team at The UltraWellness Center and I got together to make a docu-series about the Functional Medicine approach to longevity. Over the next few weeks, I’m excited to share this series with you here.

In this episode, we dive into an overview of the seven systems of Functional Medicine and how you can optimize these systems to improve your healthspan. To get all of my longevity tips, sign up for my weekly Longevity newsletter at drhyman.com/longevity. In this series, I am joined by my colleagues at The UltraWellness Center: Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD, Medical Director and Physician; Todd LePine, MD, Physician; and George Papanicolaou, DO, Physician.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and Pendulum. The Doctor’s Farmacy podcast works with a select group of sponsors to allow for ongoing production and allow it to be zero-cost to anyone who wishes to listen to and watch the podcast.

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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. Mark Hyman: (00:11) Welcome to the Longevity Roadmap docu-series. This is an eight-part docu-series about accelerating your health at any age. It's also about preventing, slowing and reversing disease. It's about turning back your aging clock at any age. It's about becoming resilient, strong, and useful. We all deserve a long life filled with energy and vitality, and while we can't control everything, the science of a longevity teaches us what makes us age quickly and how to age backwards. Rather than a disease focused approach, we can follow a health focused approach. Dr. Mark Hyman: (00:51) Most of us have the same goal. I want to add years to my life, and life to my years, I want to live a long, active, engaged, and healthy..

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Ep. 542 - What Causes Rapid Aging?