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The Foods & Supplements You NEED TO EAT For Longevity & Overall Health | Michael Murray

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Real, whole foods contain information in the form of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, protein, phytonutrients, and fiber. That’s why food is our most powerful tool for getting our healthspan to match our lifespan. Today, I’m excited to talk to Dr. Michael Murray, one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine, about the power of food for optimal health and longevity and how to activate our body’s own innate healing system.

Dr. Murray is a doctor of naturopathy, a field of alternative medicine that seeks to harness the power of nature to prevent illness and achieve the highest level of health possible. He is the Chief Science Advisor for iHerb, and the author of more than thirty books, including The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (Third Edition) and The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, and his latest, The Longevity Matrix.

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36 thoughts on “The Foods & Supplements You NEED TO EAT For Longevity & Overall Health | Michael Murray
  1. You are your own best health advocate.
    Eat a healthy whole food plant based diet, reduce stress, get adequate sleep and exercise regularly.
    Every adult and child should own a bicycle and ride it regularly. You will be healthier, happier and have lower transportation and health care expenses. Make a bicycle your first choice for short distance travel.

  2. Hospitals, doctors offices and schools should be places where good nutrition is taught and provided not places that contribute to disease and obesity. It is crazy the hospitals are feeding people the very food that caused the heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer that they are treating. Every person in the hospital should receive some nutrition education before being released. Every doctor visit should be an opportunity to educate patients about how food choices impacts their health outcomes. The fact that doctors do not get nutrition training as part of their training makes no sense. Medicare and Medicaid should require nutrition education as part of patient care. Focus should be on food choices. Fasting should be investigated as a treatment for disease.

  3. I have 3 daughters. 1 is more vegetarian, 1 is meat eater & 1 is way more into processed foods & sugar & I see the effects. Veggies: she beats us all up a mountain, sleeps & wakes regularly & isn't moody. The meat eater eats only meat then gets more lethargic & depressed. The 3rd one acts adhd.

  4. When I was in junior high to very insightful teacher said two things which has stayed with me for a lifetime. One thing he said was that someday there will only be one Bank, there will be no money and everything will be paid for with a card. It seems to be coming true. The other thing he said was that the quality of food was declining and that someday we would get our nutrition from a pill. That too came true. When I was 18, which was 62 years ago, I was working two jobs… And playing. I acquired sores in my mouth so I sought out a doctor to find out what was going on. He took one look at me and said burning the candle at both ends aren't you? Gave me a bottle of vitamins and advised me to take them for the rest of my life because our food source was declining in. He also said that if I would live in moderation and balance that I wouldn't have to see the inside of a doctor's office again. That is only partially true. I didn't use the services of a doctor for the births of my children😊 and a couple of the times when I wanted a diagnosis. I'm old, I'm active, I've survived two very serious rounds of mold poisoning which affected my immune system (but that is pretty much under) and keeping on keeping on. There is so much value in what you guys have to say and what you practicing your own lives. I'm a believer

  5. Avoid seed oil in any quantity. Actual fat (meat / butter etc.) is better for you in that regard, our bodies have not evolved to digest loads of seed oils.

  6. Dr Hyman don't the protective elements in plants cause a small degree of hormesis in us like excercise, saunas and cold showers? The Hunza people make paste from bitter apricot pits. The apricot pits turn into cyanide and they live to be 120 or even 140 years old. One reason organic vegetables are better for you is because they have more of the protective elements since there are no bug sprays to protect them.

  7. Most supplements have toxic additives like binders, fillers & flow agents which are labeled as GRAS {generally recognized as safe} but are highly toxic in various larger amounts, and depending where the additives and herbs or supplement was sourced from could have a host of unwanted contaminates but the main flaw is the plants active ingredients are usually highly processed and refined and stripped of the full spectrum of its constituents that it came from which help it work better, isolated nutrients have been shown to not work as well as consuming the whole plant or herb etc. But that's just my take on it and I have no Initial after my name

  8. I always end up wishing these knowledgeable people would be more specific in actual amounts of nutrients- veg or pills- should be ingested daily for best advantage.

  9. Professors, thank you, for my education in this new look at healthy survival of our species . My enlightenment in this, “Brave New World”, had taken a giant step

  10. While there is no magic food or supplement that guarantees longevity, a healthy diet and lifestyle can contribute to overall well-being and potentially increase lifespan. Here are some foods and supplements that have shown promise in supporting longevity:

    Fruits and vegetables: A diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables provides essential nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber, which help protect against chronic diseases and support overall health.

    Fish and omega-3 fatty acids: Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats have been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and may support brain health and longevity.

    Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds are packed with nutrients, healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. They have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, improved brain health, and reduced inflammation.

    Whole grains: Opt for whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat bread, and oats. They provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support heart health and may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

    Green tea: Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which have been associated with various health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

    Mediterranean diet: The Mediterranean diet, which includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, olive oil, and moderate amounts of red wine, has been associated with longevity and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.

    Resveratrol: Resveratrol is a compound found in grapes, red wine, and certain berries. It has shown potential anti-aging effects in animal studies, although its benefits for human longevity are still being studied.

    Curcumin: Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric, a spice commonly used in curry dishes. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may have potential health benefits, although more research is needed.

    Vitamin D: Adequate levels of vitamin D are crucial for overall health. It plays a role in bone health, immune function, and may have an impact on longevity. Exposure to sunlight and consuming vitamin D-rich foods like fatty fish, fortified dairy products, and eggs can help maintain optimal levels.

    Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that support gut health. A healthy gut microbiome has been associated with various health benefits, including improved digestion, immune function, and potentially increased longevity. Foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi contain probiotics.

    It's important to note that while these foods and supplements have shown some potential health benefits, individual responses may vary. A balanced and varied diet, along with a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, stress management, and avoiding harmful habits like smoking, is key to promoting longevity and overall well-being. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplements.

  11. Captivating content. My 60-something YO friends don't want to live past 85 because they expect their medical conditions to worsen. I eat right (no meds) and expect to be playing tennis at 100!

  12. I love this page I have a few autoimmune deficiencies and I’m changing my eating habits and my life as well I have 3 sons and I’m taking them along with me. 2 older and one 16 and they don’t have a choice 😂I wanna live to be 103 and I want them here too

  13. These are the experts that should head our health agencies.
    We should have a CHOICE of who we want.
    Thank you gentlemen.
    Insurance pays for drugs.

  14. I first found Dr. Murray researching things when my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008. So glad to see him on here.

  15. As an anthropologist I would like to add to Dr. Murray's comment by saying that our teeth show we are meant to be omnivores. If we were meant to be carnivores our teeth would look more like our dogs' and cats' teeth

  16. There are lab tests to show the status of your microbiome. What tests will show whether all these supplements he takes are actually doing what he expects?

  17. It is not hard to get enough protein from legumes and grains.
    1. chickpeas with pearl barley and stir fried vegetables
    2. beef bouillon flavored lentil and oat loaf
    3. brown rice and pinto beans
    4. split pea and brown rice soup

  18. Talking about living in a state of grace is easier for two middle-aged wealthy white men. You have the resources to make living in a state of grace easier and possible. I'm not saying that it's impossible for others but growing up with abuse and surviving that will generally make a person less grateful.

    It's nice to listen to Dr Hyman talk about how he puts time and effort into valuing things, but it's a lot easier for someone in his position than for people who are struggling every day to pay their rent and buy their groceries.

    Please understand, I'm not saying these things are impossible but showing an envelope of supplements and suggesting that people take them doesn't sit well given that many people can't afford basic medical care let alone supplements.

    I survived a tremendous amount of trauma. Luckily I can afford to buy healthy groceries and if I need medical care it's available to me but reading the comments and watching the self-congratulatory nature of the video doesn't sit well. The advice is good but some recognition of reality would also be good.

    Listening to Michael Murray talk about how we should wake up feeling happy and grateful to be alive doesn't sit well. We should put effort into making it possible for everyone to feel this way rather than a very lucky few.

    ** Don't focus on egg whites, don't eat whey protein. Eat real food. Buy pasture raised eggs and eat the egg yolks, that's where the healthy fats and proteins are. Buy grass-fed beef, don't eat only the lean cuts, eat healthy sustainably raised beef. Stay away from anything that was raised in a CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation). Animals need to be able to graze and spend time in the sun. When they are kept in small concentrated feeding operations they get sick from a species inappropriate diet and they experience a high level of stress. They are then fed antibiotics and other medications to combat the illnesses they get from their living conditions. They effectively get the equivalent of metabolic syndrome from an unhealthy diet compounded by a high stress, abnormal life and medications.

    Eat healthy food. It doesn't matter if you choose to eat vegan, vegetarian or omnivore as long as you do some form of intermittent fasting, don't eat every 2 hours, eat real food to satiety. You don't have to take a package of supplements every day. You don't have to buy whey protein powder. You shouldn't be eating egg whites and not egg yolks. Protein is important but so is healthy fat. Some form of a ketogenic diet works for many people but so does lower carb without being in ketosis.

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