Our guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Chelsea Clinton. Chelsea Clinton works to drive the vision and programmatic objectives of the Clinton Foundation. As vice chair, Chelsea works alongside the Foundation’s leadership and partners to help create greater opportunities for people to build better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. Chelsea is a tireless advocate for expanding access to early childhood education, improving the health and well-being of Americans across the country, providing the next generation of young leaders with the resources they need to turn their ideas into action, and ensuring the empowerment of girls and women is a cross-cutting priority across all of the Foundation’s programs and initiatives. In this episode, we discuss her many initiatives, and we discuss radical solutions to our health care challenges.
Creating a movement often means meeting resistance, and it also means persisting. My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Oz, has changed the way that we approach our health, and he’s made wellness more accessible than ever. What most people don’t know about Dr. Oz is that he is a practicing physician. He still shows up to a hospital every week to do a job in addition to running his show, fighting for internet transparency, and running his nonprofit, HealthCorps.
My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, diabetes expert Dr. Sarah Hallberg is here to change the way we treat this disease. Her number one weapon for reversing type 2 diabetes: a ketogenic diet. You may have heard that a ketogenic diet can be beneficial for your health—that it promotes weight loss, longevity, and enhanced cognitive function—and wondered if the hype is true. First, it’s important to recognize that ketogenic diets have been around in medicine for a long time. We use them for treating intractable epilepsy when medications fail. Yes, that’s right, when meds fail we use food. Now mounting research has found them to be effective in reversing type 2 diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, autism, and brain and other cancers, in addition to increasing lifespan, enhancing brain function, and more.
My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is here to talk about how our choices around food significantly impact our economy in addition to our health. Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, and Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, the oldest and most renowned graduate school of nutrition in North America. He has authored more than 300 scientific publications on the dietary priorities to reduce cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity in the US and globally; and on evidence-based systems innovations and policies to effectively reduce these burdens.
My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Pam Koch, EdD, RD. Pam teaches both Nutritional Ecology and Community Nutrition to master and doctoral students at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she completed both her EdD and RD. She also conducts research about the connections between a just, sustainable food system and healthy eating, which she then translates her research into curricula for school teachers and recommendations for policy makers. She speaks about nutrition education and sustainable food systems around the country and internationally. She is the author of many nutrition education curricula and she has worked with and evaluated many school-based nutrition education programs that are creating school gardens, conducting cooking sessions, and working toward food justice.
My guest in this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Dr. Terry Wahls, who has one of the most incredible stories of using food to recover from an illness I’ve ever heard. Dr. Wahls is the assistant chief of staff at Iowa City VA Health Care and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa.