Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

What You Put On Your Skin Matters Just As Much As What You Eat

I know how important great skin can be. At one point in my life, I started developing psoriasis, acne, pimples, and bags under my eyes. I was baffled because I had always had healthy skin. What I learned is that these and other skin problems come from within. Things like toxicity, gut imbalances, food allergies, […]

Good-for-Your-Gut Nut Bread

This week’s recipe is one that promotes a healthy gut! A healthy gut is truly essential for whole-body health. That’s why I almost always start treating my patients’ chronic health problems by first fixing the gut. Today’s recipe is from The Gut Makeover, a wonderful book from Nutritional Therapist, Jeannette Hyde. It’s important to realize […]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? (Part II)

Today is Part 2 of our discussion around reasons for hitting a weight loss plateau. One of my followers tweeted me saying, “I Lost 30 lbs on The Blood Sugar Solution. I am doing Eat Fat, Get Thin for another 30 days. NO sugar/carbs – all veggies, proteins, and good fats, but much slower weight […]

Dr. Hyman’s Super Salad Bar

Why go to a salad bar when you can create your own at home? As always, preparation is the key to success. To get our kitchens and ourselves prepared to enjoy a delicious salad from home, be sure to take a little time to set up your own salad bar fixings. Here’s what to do: […]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

A reader tweets, “I lost 30 lbs. on The Blood Sugar Solution program.  Now, I am following the guidelines from Eat Fat, Get Thin for the next 30 days. NO sugar/carbs – all veggies, proteins, good fats – but seeing much slower weight loss this time.” Weight loss plateaus are a very common and frustrating […]

Grab-and-Go Breakfasts

These grab-and-go breakfast options require little to no assembly for when you need to dash out the door first thing in the morning. When possible, I suggest preparing some of these recipes over the weekend to set yourself up for success during the busy week ahead. And remember, always do the best you can under […]

How to Work With Your Doctor to Get What You Need

In this week’s House Call, a reader asks, “How do I go about finding answers or the underlying root causes if conventional doctors won’t/can’t, but you can’t afford a Functional Medicine doctor?” This is not only a great question, but it’s an important one. For a variety of reasons, many of you are not able […]

Turkey Breakfast Patties with Avocado Lime Aioli

This week’s recipe comes from Functional Nutritionist, Brigid Titgemeier. These Turkey Breakfast Patties are a great way to rev up your metabolism and boost your energy levels first thing in the morning. Instead of sugary breakfast cereals and processed meats (like bacon and store-bought sausage), choose this anti-inflammatory breakfast to reduce your risk of cancer […]

Are You Still Consuming Dairy?

In this week’s House Call, a reader asks, “If one is lactose intolerant, but has no other intolerance to dairy, (e.g. casein and whey) is it OK to consume dairy products while having Hashimoto’s?” By now, most of my readers probably know how I feel about dairy — it’s nature’s perfect food — but only […]

Bone Broth Gazpacho with Cilantro Chimichurri

When you’re not enticed by hot soup during the heat of summer, try a chilled gazpacho recipe instead. This vibrant gazpacho recipe by Kettle & Fire is a refreshing way to serve up summer vegetables and rich bone broth! Best enjoyed chilled with a simple cilantro chimichurri. This recipe gives you spiciness for an exciting […]

How to Be an Urban Monk

If you want to avoid stress, you’ve been born in the wrong era. Chronic stress has become an epidemic in our society where faster is better, and we attempt to pack more obligations into our ever-expanding schedules. Luckily, there are experts out there who have come up with ways that we can achieve calm in […]

Simple Cooking 101: Healthy Shopping Tips

As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a Herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy  does require a little planning, it’s easier than you might imagine. I find when I invest that time, it pays off because I eat well […]