The Next Revolution In Medicine: Scientific Wellness, AI And Disease Reversal

Episode 782 1h 27m


It’s an exciting time to be in medicine as we watch technological advances completely change the way we understand the body. There are revolutions happening on multiple levels–the “omics” revolution that looks at the interactions of the genome, microbiome, metabolome, transcriptome, and more; the digitization of data that involves tracking our biology through wearables like the Oura ring or continuous glucose monitors; and the systems biology medicine movement that is reframing the way we look at preventing disease and healing the body.

Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m excited to talk to Drs. Leroy Hood and Nathan Price about the future of personalized healthcare through scientific wellness, how artificial intelligence is changing the medical industry, and why it’s essential to a wellness-centered future. We kick off our conversation by talking about why disease prevention—not disease treatment—is the next revolution in medicine. The leading causes of death in the US have shifted from infectious diseases to chronic conditions, which are largely preventable through lifestyle modification. This shift requires a new, preventative approach. Today, doctors wait for disease symptoms to arise before starting to treat patients. In the age of “scientific wellness,” doctors will be able to spot the signs of disease years before physical symptoms manifest and use small, highly personalized interventions to prevent illness.

We also get into how our life experiences lead to our present state of health. Influenced by our genome, lifestyle choices, and exposure to environmental toxins, our personal history leaves signs that can be read through the proteins and metabolites in our blood. Understanding these blood-borne signals enables doctors to tailor our health interventions in ways that were previously unimaginable. We also discuss why AI is the most important tool for optimizing our health and how doctors will be able to use it to spot the signs of disease years before symptoms manifest, providing a chance to prevent or reverse many chronic diseases. I hope you’ll tune in to hear more about the incredible tools and systems that are changing healthcare for the better.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Kettle & Fire, LMNT, and Cozy Earth. 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.

Topics Covered

  • Systems biology and scientific wellness


  • Three components of the human phenome


  • How big-data analytics and AI can be used to optimize health


  • The majority of health and wellness happens outside the doctor’s office


  • Educating the public about the future of medicine


  • Training AI machine learning models


  • Drs. Hood and Price’s daily health routines


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Introduction: Coming up on this episode of the Doctor's pharmacy

Dr. Nathan Price: And you can actually forecast the likely amount of time that you have with a healthy brain given your current state.

Dr. Mark Hyman: Welcome to the Doctor's Pharmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman, that's pharmacy with an enough place for conversations that matter and today's conversations about the future of healthcare, about an age of scientific wellness, a revolutionary new way of thinking about how we look at our own biology through the lens of what's really emerging as the principle model that we should be using for medicine, which is systems medicine and biology. And we have with us two of the leading proponents, advocates, pioneers in this field. It..

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Ep. 782 - The Next Revolution In Medicine: Scientific Wellness, AI And Disease Reversal