Why We Need To Reframe Our Approach To Aging

Episode 659 25m


Modern medicine treats each individual disease as if it were a distinct entity separate from everything else that happens in the body. Rather than study the root causes and underlying mechanisms of aging, we look for drugs to block abnormal processes and suppress symptoms. Functional Medicine provides a new road map for healthy aging—one in which we don’t view all diseases of aging as different things.

In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I discuss why we need to reframe our concept of aging, how and why we age the way we do, and what to do about it. What I’ve discovered has blown my mind and changed the way I approach my own health and the health of my patients. I’ve compiled it all into a new book called Young Forever, which comes out on February 21, 2023. Learn more and preorder the book at youngforeverbook.com.


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Narrator: Coming up on this episode of The Doctor's Farmacy. Dr. Mark Hyman: You can start at any age. It was actually one study. They started 70 years old and they got people exercising and eating a healthier diet, and they were able to reduce mortality in that age group by 50%. Everyone, it's Dr. Mark Hyman and welcome to The Doctor's Farmacy. That's farmacy with an F, a place for conversations that matter. And today I'm bringing you a conversation that really matters to me, which is about the science of aging and longevity. And we're doing it in the format called health bites because these are little health bites that when you eat them make you better. They are small steps to help you live better, healthier lives...

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Ep. 659 - Why We Need To Reframe Our Approach To Aging