Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cobbler with Coconut Whipped Crème

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7 Ways to Permanently Banish Belly Fat

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Sixty-nine percent of American adults are overweight, and over 35 percent are obese1. These conditions aren’t just aesthetically unpleasing. Obesity increases your risk for numerous conditions including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer2. Sadly, about 3.4 million adults die each year3 from being overweight or obese. Globally, obesity now kills […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – How do I have fun on Super Bowl Sunday while Keeping it Healthy?

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Randy C. asks: “How do I have fun on Super Bowl Sunday while keeping it healthy?” Dear Randy: Super Bowl entails occasionally standing to cheer but mostly sitting and consuming lots of unhealthy food and drink. Buck the trend this year with these five strategies to enjoy the big game without morning-after regrets…Here is how you […]

4 Steps to Detoxify Your Kitchen

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Your body is not the only thing that needs a good detox once in a while.  When I mention detoxification, you probably think about something your body does to lose weight, support your liver, and generally feel and look better. Strange as it sounds, your kitchen could also use a good detox! Most likely, the […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – What Kind of Protein Powder Do You Recommend?

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Rosie G. asks:  What kind of protein power do you recommend on your programs? Dear Rosie, Another great question – especially for those who are just starting a program or kicking off the New Year trying to be more healthy.  Shakes make up a significant part of my programs.  So I love this question! In […]

Why Doing Nothing is the Key to Happiness

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Attention and focus are hard to come by. Starbucks built a $13 billion business because we need help paying attention. Psychiatrists increasingly diagnose “adult attention deficit disorder” and prescribe Ritalin for grownups who can’t focus or pay attention. But are coffee and prescription speed the answers to our modern distractions? Our attention is derailed by email, iPhones, the […]

Is Your Kindness Killing You?

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I admit it.  I am a “nice-a-holic.”  Its hard to share this because it is embarrassing, but I have learned that I am happiest when I tell the truth, when my mouth and my heart say the same thing. My new year’s resolution is to make them say the same thing always, to trust that […]

Sangria (sans alcohol)

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7 Steps to Reverse Obesity and Diabetes

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What disease affects EVERY other American and one in four kids? Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in America has tripled since the 1980s, and researchers estimate one in three Americans will have diabetes by mid-century. More than one-third of American adults are obese1. And one in three Medicare dollars is spent on […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Raw Honey/Pure Maple Syrup?

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Roxanne L asks:  Are raw honey and/or pure maple syrup good sweetener substitutions? Dear Roxanne, With the holidays upon us we know there will be a lot of interest in dessert, so thank you for your question, Roxanne! The short answer is that all sweeteners impact your metabolism. Whether it is the toxic overload from […]

Get Through the Holidays without Feeling Sick and Gaining Weight!

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I always advocate preparing your own meals whenever you can. Making your own meals saves you time and money, plus you know exactly what goes into everything you prepare. Today when you take a trip, you have to take real food with you. It’s not your fault that you can’t find real food in the […]

The Easiest Thing You Can Do for Weight Loss and Longevity

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I had a patient not too long ago who struggled to lose weight. A quick look at her food journal revealed why. To save calories, she skipped breakfast and simply sipped on coffee or one of those “skinny lattes” that actually contain a good bit of sugar. She’s not alone. “I hate breakfast,” many patients […]