Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Chocolate-Blueberry Smoothie

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The first recipe, Chocolate-Blueberry Smoothie, is a delicious, guilt-free treat that is perfect for breakfast, dessert or a snack. It’s easy enough to whip up with basic ingredients from your kitchen, and you can always add different berries, protein powder or even greens.

7 Strategies to Start a Revolution and Make Cooking Fun!

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Super busy lives mean many of us shy away from cooking. Juggling to-do lists, demanding jobs, children’s busy schedules, and perhaps less-than-stellar skills in the kitchen, cooking seems to slide way down on our list of priorities. My lofty goal involves shifting people’s perception about working with food and creating a meal. We have raised a […]

10 Strategies to Reverse Autoimmune Disease

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Autoimmune diseases, when taken all together, become a HUGE health burden. Among these are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, Celiac disease, and thyroid disease. In fact, over 80 diseases have been classified as autoimmune and the list is growing. Autoimmune disease now affects over 24 million Americans and five percent of the population in […]

Grilled Chicken w/ Summer Vegetables

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Sometimes a simple meal, cooked on the grill hits the spot.  Make this your go-to meal for when it’s hot out, you just got home from a full day and nothing sounds better than wholesome, fresh food.

Why “Skinny Fat” Can Be Worse than Obesity

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We have a big fat problem. America is a fat nation, and we are failing to solve our big fat problem. Failing big-time. Almost 70 percent of Americans are overweight. The latest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows about 35 percent of Americans are obese. It comes as no surprise, […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Travel Tips

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Hazel P asks:  What tips do you have for traveling and being away from routine comforts while on the road? Dear Hazel, While on the Blood Sugar Solution or 10-Day Detox Diet programs, you learn the importance of meal planning, shopping, and prepping, and being prepared for last minute hiccups and unexpected events that might […]

7 Strategies for Optimal Sun Safety

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If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a vacation scheduled for this summer. Hanging out on a beach, swimming at a lake, or simply playing outside will likely be on your itinerary. Sun exposure is a hot topic (no pun intended!) these days. I see patients who take drastic extremes. Some bask for hours […]

5 Must Haves for Designing Your Healthy Lifestyle

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I tell people to change their diet and exercise, to take certain supplements and meds, and I know you won’t be shocked to hear this: they don’t always listen. Most people have the best intentions, but aren’t always the best at connecting with WHY they want to change, or understanding what’s standing in their way. […]

10 Dramatic Shifts that Occur When You Detox!

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If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, or even just plain feeling crummy as a result of the Standard American Diet (SAD), you’ll want to seriously consider detoxifying. Unfortunately, feeling lousy has become the “new normal” for many people. We dismiss things like carrying around extra weight, […]

Healing Meals – Lavender Lemonade

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Sometimes you just get tired of plain old water and want something that not only quenches your thirst but wakes up your taste buds.  When that happens, turn to these easy, healthy, and refreshing recipes. Nothing helps me unwind more than a relaxing bath with calming lavender oil.  But when it is hot, I prefer […]

Healing Meals – Berry Basil-ade

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Sometimes you just get tired of plain old water and want something that not only quenches your thirst but wakes up your taste buds.  When that happens, turn to these easy, healthy, and refreshing recipes. This lemonade rich in antioxidants contains no added sweeteners and incorporates a savory sweet element that is one of my […]

Healing Meals – Sparkling Water(melon)

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Sometimes you just get tired of plain old water and want something that not only quenches your thirst but wakes up your taste buds.  When that happens, turn to these easy, healthy, and refreshing recipes. Enjoy this cooling spritzer when the temperatures heat up and the sun is shining!  Instead of sugary juices, which spike […]