Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

My Thoughts on GMO Foods

The promise of GMOs is alluring for many. We were all told that genetically modifying crops would make them immune to weed killers and pests, leading to an abundance of foods that would solve our world hunger problems. We were also told that these crops would require fewer pesticides and herbicides, but is this true? […]

Social Gatherings – Mains

Summer is almost here and so are the food-filled gatherings and celebrations. It can be tempting in social settings to throw your healthy habits out the window and dive into the cheeseburgers, heavy pasta salads and sugary treats.  But luckily it doesn’t have to be this way. Today, I am sharing some of my favorite […]

Free Memorial Day Recipe Guide + ButcherBox Offer

Now, we all know that burgers are the culinary star at any summer barbecue. One of the first things I make sure to stock up on before I throw an amazing backyard party is quality meat.   ButcherBox understands that clean meats can be hard to get — and more expensive than conventional alternatives. They […]

Can We Use Fat for Fuel?

Humans suffer from more chronic and debilitating diseases today than ever before; more than half of all Americans struggle with chronic illness, and 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. are obesity-related. These discouraging statistics are largely the result of an inappropriate diet. Most of us eat far too much sugar and grains, and far […]

Healing Eczema and How to Handle Excess Gas

My 7 Steps for Tackling Eczema Our first question comes from a reader who tweets, “Can you tell me the causes of eczema?” What is the cause of this painful and often embarrassing condition? Simply put, eczema is a sign that your body is inflamed. The solution is figuring out what’s going wrong inside your […]

Social Gatherings: Appetizers and Snacks

This week, we are continuing our month of sharing healthy recipes and tips to make social events easy to enjoy. Last week we shared some delicious Mock-tail Recipes; and this week, we are focusing on snacks and appetizers. Sometimes you just need a good snack in between meals or a small plate to serve to […]

Getting to the Root Cause of MS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A Different Approach to Multiple Sclerosis “I was diagnosed with MS about 15 years ago,” our reader writes. “I haven’t taken any of the medication that my doctors wanted me to take. For the last year or 2, I have weakness in my left leg. I’ve eliminated dairy, grains, gluten; and I’m not sure what […]

Social Gatherings – Drinks

One of the biggest stresses from my patients when they start a new protocol is what to do in social gatherings. With summer ahead, we know you don’t want to miss out on all the fun even if you are on a detox. Throughout this month, we are going to be sharing healthy recipes and […]

Digesting Fat, Optimizing Your Health, and My Daily Supplements

How to Digest Fat without a Gallbladder Our first question comes from Christina who asks, “I want to incorporate more fats like you recommend, but I don’t have a gallbladder. Do you have any special instructions for someone who doesn’t have a gallbladder?” Christina is not alone. This is a question that I’ve been getting […]

Garden Omelet

This superfood omelet contains many veggies that are detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, hormone-balancing and nutrient-rich. Brussels sprouts and kale provide folate and glucosinolates, which help your body detoxify. Seaweeds are full of minerals and help bind heavy metals; avocados are loaded with healthy monounsaturated and saturated fats; and cilantro also helps with detoxification. Click here to view […]

Stuffy Nose, Headaches, and Honey

Why Am I So Stuffy? “I’ve always been congested,” starts this week’s first House Call question. “My digestion is great, but my nose is always stuffy. I have two dogs, so I’m thinking that might be the culprit, but I think it might be allergies.” Congestion, stuffiness, runny nose, post nasal drip, sinus problems … […]

Kick Sugar to the Curb: Join Dr. Hyman’s Free 10-Day Detox Challenge

There’s a real conspiracy out there to get you addicted to sugar. Don’t believe? Just read the headlines. Dietitians Hide Ties to Big Soda , NY Times: How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat, NY Times: Big Sugar’s Secret Ally, NY Times: What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’ You don’t even need to click on these […]