What Actually Causes Aging?

Episode 670 37m


To understand and combat rapid aging, we need to understand what causes aging, chronic diseases, and decline. We call these things the hallmarks of aging—the underlying common pathways or mechanisms of aging. Each hallmark is influenced by the others and affected by various imbalances—too much or too little of certain inputs that can negatively impact the expression and progression of the hallmark. Understanding those interactions and weblike connections is the key to solving the puzzle of aging.

In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I dive into the 10 distinct hallmarks of aging and how to address them. 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: It's important to understand why we age, and once you understand that, you're more motivated to go, oh geez, if I do this, it's going to script this Hallmark. You might think twice about it and then you're empowered to deal with the root causes of it as well. Hi everybody. Welcome to the Doctor's Farmacy, a place for conversations that matter. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman and today I'm bringing you a health bite to improve your health because taking small steps daily can lead to significant changes over time. And today I'm going to talk about my favorite topic, which is the science of longevity to help you feel younger and age and reverse, literally to..

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Ep. 670 - What Actually Causes Aging?