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Why Making Food Taste Better Makes it Healthier

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I’m a big believer in the farm to table movement, but with one major caveat: you can’t skim the cream! What I’m saying is that we can’t cherry pick when it comes to our crops, growing the same ones over and over (even if they're grown organically), and assume that it is a sound ecological practice. Just like humans need a diversity of foods to get the right nutrients, soil needs a diversity of plants grown on it and even the right animal inputs in order to be nutrient dense, too. On this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m joined by mastermind chef and regenerative agriculture advocate Dan Barber.

Dan is breaking the conventional ways we eat, cook, and think about food. He is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and the author of The Third Plate. He also co-founded Row 7 Seed Company, a seed company bringing together chefs and plant breeders in the development of new varieties of vegetables and grains. Dan has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country's Outstanding Chef (2009). In this episode, it’s clear how mutually passionate Dan and I are about changing the current food system and doing so in a way that promotes health and supports the environment.


Dr. Hyman is an 11-time New York Times bestselling author, family physician and international leader in the field of Functional Medicine. His podcast, The Doctor's Farmacy, is a place for deep conversations about the critical issues of our time in the space of health, wellness, food and politics. New episodes are released every Wednesday here on YouTube, and wherever you listen to podcasts.

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7 Comments on Why Making Food Taste Better Makes it Healthier

  1. Emiliano Toro // 22nd May 2019 at 1:25 pm // Reply

    Great video. Loved your book, The Blood Sugar Solution. I was looking through your videos and noticed you didn’t have a video on hypercalcemia. Since there are many symptoms that many people don’t realize are associated with hypercalcemia, it might be helpful to have a video to discuss it and the potential underlying causes of hypercalcemia. I am interested in knowing what you suggest to do to overcome this potentially dangerous condition after one knows what the underlying condition is. Thank you in advance.

  2. LARK'S GARDENS // 22nd May 2019 at 1:49 pm // Reply

    Could you PLEASE talk to the camera facing your audience when doing your introduction? Thank you for all your knowledge and time. Love following your channel.

  3. Tammy Winters // 22nd May 2019 at 3:05 pm // Reply

    That is absolutely amazing! I do have a question though. If we eat the cover crops how are they then going to benefit the soil? Is it just because we eat only a small percentage of it? Absolutely loved the speaker! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Lean Healthy Ageless // 22nd May 2019 at 5:26 pm // Reply

    This is so eye-opening! Thanks for always bringing us such important information to enhance our health, Dr. Hyman.

  5. Elisabeth F. // 22nd May 2019 at 5:37 pm // Reply

    Very interesting interview

  6. Brilliant! Makes so much sense and solves so many problems. Native peoples understood this deep connection to the soil and many elders warned of the coming ‘breaking of the sacred hoop’ and urged exactly what Dan Barber is doing.

  7. Krista Baroni // 22nd May 2019 at 11:19 pm // Reply

    I love what Dan is doing with food and this conversation was inspiring, thank you! Funny though, when you mentioned ‘Kiss the Ground’ and he said he didn’t know it – he is interviewed in that book. He’s also in the movie trailer. Ha!

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