Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Sundried Tomato and Turkey Burgers with Avocado Cream

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You won’t miss the bun with these moist and flavorful turkey burgers from my new book Eat Fat, Get Thin. Click here to view the PDF version. 

The Biggest “Drug” to Reverse or Prevent Heart Disease Isn’t a Medication

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“Dr. Hyman, my father has heart disease, his father did too, and I’m obviously concerned about my own heart,” writes this week’s house call. “What can I do to prevent heart disease?” Most importantly, please know while genetics contributes to some degree, many other factors completely within your control can contribute to or reverse heart […]

8 Simple Hacks for a Better Night’s Sleep

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“I read recently that lack of sleep can lead to chronic disease and other problems,” writes this week’s house call. “I have kids, a job with crazy hours and personal stress. I struggle to get a great night’s sleep.” Sadly, your situation has become all too common in our stressed-out, super-busy, hyper-caffeinated, modern world. Among […]

Spiced Beef Taco Wraps with Guacamole

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Crisp lettuce leaves spread with creamy guacamole, topped with spicy beef, cool cabbage, tomato, and cilantro, and finished with squeezes of tart lime juice make a great lunch that won’t weigh you down. You’ll love this recipe from my new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin. Click here to view PDF version. 

Is Coconut Oil Bad for Your Cholesterol?

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“Ever since I started using coconut oil, my cholesterol has spiked,” writes this week’s house call. “I’m afraid coconut oil with all that saturated fat is creating more harm than good. Should I continue to use it?” Since I expressed my love for medium-chain triglyceride oil or MCT oil, I’ve received this question several times. […]

Is Predisposition Pre-Destiny?

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Epigenetics suggests that our behavior can influence which of our genes are turned on or off. This has been one of the biggest breakthroughs in medicine. Most people tend to attribute far too much power to their genes. I’ve seen thousands of patients who have blamed genetics for their ailments and diseases, however it is […]

Want a Happy Life? Deal with The Power of Your Mind

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Do you believe every stupid thought you have?  It took me a while to break that bad habit.  I used to listen to my own mind like it actually had all the right answers. Sometimes it did and I am grateful for that. I like my mind most of the time. In fact, it has […]

Fat: What I Got Wrong, What I Got Right

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Other than politics and religion, nutrition is one of the most divisive areas of debate. I’ve dedicated my life’s work to finding and telling truth about what makes us sick and fat, and most importantly, to the study of food as medicine and to the science of creating health. About ten years ago, I started […]

Quick Herb and Avocado Omelet

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This combo from my new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, is fast enough for a quick breakfast and equally excellent for lunch along with a tossed green salad. Tip: you like dry omelet centers, not creamy, the trick is to use your broiler for about 30 seconds to finish it off in the oven. Click […]

The Starch that Makes You Lean and Healthy

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“Dr. Hyman, I took a quick glance at your Eat Fat, Get Thin plan and saw that you recommend potato starch as part of the diet,” writes this week’s house call. “I thought we were supposed to avoid carbs?“ I can understand the confusion surrounding why I would recommend potato starch, considering I’ve discussed how […]

How to Prevent a Food Emergency! And a Giveaway!

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This week’s recipe is more about creating a recipe for success rather than creating a menu item.  This week, we are giving you the right ingredients to avoid food emergencies. When your blood sugar starts to drop, you are hard-wired to eat anything (and everything) in sight. Thinking you can use willpower to control your […]

Is Your Olive Oil Really Olive Oil?

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“I get so confused choosing the right oils and differentiating between different kinds of fats,” writes this week’s house call. “I watched a 60 Minutes episode that showed olive oil imported from Italy wasn’t really olive oil. And the other day, I went to the supermarket to pick up coconut oil and it said palm oil on […]