Why Weight Matters and How to Break the Chains of Obesity

Episode 886 1h 34m


Obesity rates are at an all-time high, even in our children, despite the common recommendation to eat less and exercise more. While calories may be one piece of the puzzle, weight is so much more nuanced than that including factors such as mother’s metabolic health during pregnancy, chemicals called obesogens, inflammation, hormones, and more.

In this episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Boham, Calley Means, and Dr. Casey Means about the obesity crisis, how we got here, and what we can do about it. Dr. Elizabeth Boham is a physician and nutritionist who practices Functional Medicine at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing.

Calley Means is the co-founder of TrueMed, a company that enables Americans to buy exercise and healthy food with FSA/HSA dollars. He is also the co-author (with his sister, Dr. Casey Means) of the upcoming book Good Energy. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant for food and pharma companies and is now exposing practices they use to weaponize our institutions of trust. He is a graduate of Stanford and Harvard Business School. Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of metabolic health company Levels, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, and a Guest Lecturer at Stanford University.

Her mission is to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tools that can facilitate a deep understanding of our bodies and inform personalized and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices.

Dr. Means’ perspective has been recently featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, Forbes, Business Insider, Techcrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, Metabolism, Endocrine Today, and more. She is the author of the upcoming book Good Energy.

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Ep. 886 - Why Weight Matters and How to Break the Chains of Obesity