Today’s house call focuses on a topic very personal to me. “Mark, what would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?” a friend recently asked. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve sadly seen a lot of cancer in my life, both with my own family and with patients. The […]
DOCTORS ARE TRAINED TO IDENTIFY DISEASES by where they are located. If you have asthma, it’s considered a lung problem; if you have rheumatoid arthritis, it must be a joint problem; if you have acne, doctors see it as a skin problem; if you are overweight, you must have a metabolism problem; if you have […]
When you trade a less nutritious food for a higher-quality food without losing the personality of the dish, I call it a “swap.” In this recipe, swap that blood sugar–spiking tortilla for crisp butter lettuce to enjoy a low-glycemic meal that satisfies both your taste buds and your waistline. Click here to view PDF version.
“Dr. Hyman, I recently read how endocrine disruptors like environmental toxins can interfere with your hormones,” writes this week’s house call. “I’m really freaked out. I feel like my house is full of toxins. How can I minimize their impact?” Unfortunately, today we’ve become exposed to a greater number of environmental toxins than ever before. […]
“Dr. Hyman, I’m so confused about coffee,” writes this week’s house call. “One day I read that it’s so bad for me and the next it’s good for me. Why all the conflicting information?” Let’s face it: Americans love their coffee, which is the number one source of antioxidants in our diet – which actually […]
One of my favorite culinary tricks for making creamy, comforting soups without dairy is substituting cashews for heavy cream or butter in recipes. Cashews are mild in flavor and lend a creaminess that you can’t get from other nuts. They also happen to be quite hypoallergenic, which is helpful for those with tree nut allergies. […]
Who says you can’t enjoy comfort food while nourishing your body? Prepare this dish when you want to share a hearty, delicious meal the entire family will love. From my experience, it is best to double the recipe, making two lasagnas and freezing one for later, because this will quickly become a family favorite! Click […]
“My lack of libido is destroying my relationship,” writes this week’s house call. “I haven’t had sex with my partner in over six months. I just feel tired and uninterested in sex. What can I do to get my mojo back?” I see this problem among many women in my practice who suffer libido-crashing mood […]
Dessert for breakfast? Yes, please! This creamy cocoa smoothie from my 10-Day Detox program has the perfect combo of fats + protein to energize your morning, and it tastes great. Click here to view PDF version.
“Dr. Hyman, I’ve heard so much contradictory information about omega 3 fats,” writes this week’s house call. “Some studies show they help everything while others argue they don’t do much of anything. What’s the real story here?” As I often say, food is information, not just calories. Food influences gene function, hormones, your immune system […]
This week, we are featuring a comforting side dish from my friend and colleague, Dr. Deanna Minich. Dr. Minich is the author of Whole Detox, and she offers a unique and powerful way of healing the mind, body and spirit. This warm, nurturing dish features one of my favorite veggies – Brussels sprouts – which […]
“Dr. Hyman, I’ve been suffering from seasonal allergies for years,” writes this week’s house call. “Is there anything that I can do to make these go away or am I doomed forever?” You are definitely not doomed; however, I do know how miserable seasonal allergies can be, especially in the spring and summer. Conventional medicine […]
Fire up that grill! This is a flavorful, protein packed dish to serve at your next barbeque. It’s filled with healing spices and herbs and can be served alone or with a bed of lettuce, grilled or sautéed onions, or a bit of wild rice. The chutney recipe can also be used as a dip […]
Happy Father’s Day! In this week’s house call, I want to tell you about one of the best gifts I ever received. It was actually from my kids and it was for my birthday. The gift was a conversation with my kids – the most meaningful one I’ve ever had. I am sharing this with […]