How Trauma Makes Us Sick And How We Can Heal with Gabor Maté
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and FOND Bone Broth.Why are we seeing more chronic disease, stress, obesity, addiction, and so many other states of illness than ever before, despite having the most advanced medical system in the world?Because we aren’t living in a natural and normal world. We’re actually having normal responses to our abnormal circumstances, many of which create trauma that gets stored in the brain and body. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m honored to talk to my dear friend Dr. Gabor Maté about the myth of normal, and why doing the difficult work of uncovering trauma is essential for living our fullest expression of life. A renowned speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, and Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It, and has co-authored Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. His latest book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture was just released. This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, InsideTracker, and FOND Bone Broth.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 20 labs like DUTCH, Vibrant America, Genova, and Great Plains. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.InsideTracker is a personalized health and wellness platform like no other. Right now they’re offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.To experience the amazing health benefits of FOND Bone Broth, go to fondbonebroth.com/drhyman and use code HYMAN20 to get 20% off your purchase.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Uncovering my personal trauma history (6:42 / 3:50) Scientific evidence linking trauma and stress to physical and mental illness (14:38 / 11:45) Social determinants of health (16:34 / 14:15) Our crisis of separation, disconnection, and loneliness (20:25 / 18:00) The link between addiction, our profit-driven culture, and trauma (25:16 / 22:20) The myth of normal (31:07 / 26:33) Tools, therapies, and resources for your own healing (49:50 / 45:41) Treating trauma with plant medicines and psychedelics (55:40 / 51:16) The biology of psychology (1:10:46 / 1:06:20) Gabor’s vision for our society (1:31:42 / 1:25:48) Learn more about Gabor Maté at drgabormate.com and get a copy of his new book, The Myth of Normal—Trauma, Illness, & Healing In a Toxic Culture, here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.