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5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer

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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 […]

5 Steps to Kill Hidden Bad Bugs in Your Gut that Make You Sick

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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 […]

Non-Coffee Vanilla Latte

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This delicious latte, inspired by my friend, Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof®, is the perfect warm beverage to enjoy when you’ve given up coffee or just need a little break from caffeine. It features the amazing MCT oil which I’ve featured in this week’s blog post. Consider MCT oil as a super fuel for your cells, […]

The Secret Fat that Makes You Thin

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“Dr. Hyman, I’ve heard you mention MCT oil before,” writes this week’s house call. “Can you tell me more about it and the potential benefits?” MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides . They are a type of fatty acid that is derived from coconut oil.  Consider MCT oil as a super fuel for your cells, because […]

Sunrise Nori Wraps with Spicy Tahini Drizzle

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This week we’re taking a break from sharing Eat Fat, Get Thin recipes to share a delicious recipe from our friend Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple. Amie has a new book coming out this March called Eating Clean. The book outlines the journey of how she healed from a decade of chronic illness, and it’s […]

Why Oil is Bad for You

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“Dr. Hyman, I grew up in a house where we used vegetable oil every day to cook with,” writes this week’s house call. “My mom still uses these oils and I’m trying to convince her to switch to coconut or olive oil. Any advice?” We were all trained that vegetable oils were good and butter […]

Cocoa Bliss Smoothie

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This smoothie from my new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin is power packed with creamy, healthy fat. Cacao not only adds great flavor, but is a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Click here to view PDF version. 

Is Meat Good or Bad for You?

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“Dr. Hyman, I see so many conflicting reports about meat,” begins this week’s house call question. “Some say it can be part of a healthy diet. Others declare it is the root cause of disease – including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. I have friends who completely avoid it and other friends of mine who […]

Curried Egg Salad (and how to make the perfect hard-boiled eggs)

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This recipe from my new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin spices up standard egg salad with an Indian-style twist. Hard-boiled eggs last up to a week in the refrigerator, so you can use them for a snack or to make this quick salad for lunch. And this week, we are including a cooking bonus:  the […]

7 Ways to Optimize Cholesterol

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“My doctor says my LDL cholesterol is really high and he’s concerned,” is this week’s house call question. “Now you’re saying that I should eat more fat, which should improve my cholesterol. I thought fat was the last thing I should be eating with high cholesterol.” I know how confusing cholesterol and dietary fat has […]

Greek Chicken Thighs with Artichokes and Olives

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This recipe, from my new book Eat Fat, Get Thin, features traditional Mediterranean ingredients  like lemon, oregano, artichokes, and olives, making for a delicious entree. Serve this dish in shallow bowls with the vegetables and juices poured over the top.  Add a tossed green salad with a quarter of an avocado per person, dressed with vinaigrette, […]

Why Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat!

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“The plan you’re putting me on includes lots of nuts, seeds, coconut oil, avocados, eggs, and even some butter,” a patient recently told me. “I can’t shake my fear of fat. I think all this food is going to make me gain weight.” If you can identify with this patient, you’re not alone. Even I […]

Ginger Spice Smoothie

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For the next month, we’re featuring recipes from my new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin. I’m so excited to share this book with you so that we can finally separate FAT from fiction. This creamy, low-carb smoothie is a great way to start your day and get it into fat-burning mode. An additional benefit is that […]

Always Hungry? Here’s why.

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Books on weight loss fall into 2 categories: Books by “experts” advocating some variations of the same advice we’ve heard for years: eat less/exercise more, and books by celebrities, often with interesting new approaches, but lacking on the science.   And then there’s a third category with just one book:  It’s Always Hungry? written by […]