Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

I’ll Never Forget the Day My Brain Broke

About 20 years ago, at the start of my medical career, I went from being a healthy, thriving physician to becoming a disoriented and terrified version of myself. I woke up feeling like I didn’t even know who I was anymore. I was depressed, anxious, forgetful. It got so bad that I had a hard […]

Harissa Spiced Cauliflower with Toasted Pistachios

We have an exciting announcement: Over the next six weeks, we will be featuring a series of healthy, brain-boosting dishes to celebrate the upcoming debut of my new docuseries, Broken Brain! Today’s recipe comes from Dr. Rupy Aujla, a master of using food as medicine and one of our guest experts in Broken Brain. Cauliflower […]

Can You Reverse Cognitive Decline?

Many doctors would say no. In fact, I’ve had several patients who have received a diagnosis of dementia and are told that there is no treatment that can truly stop or reverse the progression of this brain disorder. Compassionately, they’re told to get their affairs in order. For so long we believed that the brain […]

Miso Mushroom Seaweed Soup

This week we are featuring a delicious recipe from Healing Mushrooms, a great new book by my friend, Tero Isokauppila. This is an exciting debut, because this is the first book to focus on how adaptogenic and culinary mushrooms work to create whole-body health. This unique twist on miso soup ups the ante on liquid […]

Why I Meditate

I’ve done a lot of meditation over the years. In fact, I used to be really passionate about meditation, and then the stress of trying to do it all interfered with my time for self-care. “I don’t have enough time to meditate,” I would say to my coach, and myself. The truth is that meditation […]

Spicy Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to start the day! When properly prepared like this one, smoothies can be nutrient dense and full of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. This Spicy Cucumber Mint Smoothie is not only delicious, it also activates the metabolism, sustains energy levels, and stabilizes blood sugar. Click here to view PDF […]

Top 5 Blog Posts of the Year

In honor of the holiday, my team and I have decided to take a break from posting our normal House Call video. Instead, I wanted to share my top 5 favorite blog posts from this year. And oh what a year it’s been! We’ve covered a lot of great topics – like coconut oil, sugar, antibiotics, […]

Poblano Stuffed Tomatoes

I love growing tomatoes in my summer garden. There is nothing better than inviting a group of friends over to enjoy a bike ride and an afternoon snack featuring homegrown vegetables. You don’t have to have a garden to enjoy this recipe with your friends—you just have to appreciate delicious, easy, and satisfying whole foods. […]

What the Heck are Mitochondria?

“I have heard a lot of talk about mitochondria,” a reader tweets. “ What is it and why is it so important?” I love telling people about mitochondria. Discovering the importance of mitochondria and how to optimize their function was a huge part of my personal healing journey. Mitochondria are key energy sources for our […]

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 […]