Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Simple Cooking 101: Healthy Shopping Tips

As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a Herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy  does require a little planning, it’s easier than you might imagine. I find when I invest that time, it pays off because I eat well […]

“Eat Less and Exercise More” is Bad Advice

The mantra of the government and food industry is that people should just eat less, choose a “balanced diet,” and exercise more. How’s that working out for you? Despite what popular magazines and TV shows might say, if you think you can exercise your way to weight loss, I am sorry to say you are […]

Simple Cooking 101: Preparing All Three Daily Meals in Thirty Minutes

Just like you, I get busy. I really do. As rewarding as my work is, it’s also pretty demanding. Adding in time for exercise, eight hours of sleep every night (well, most nights), seeing patients at two clinics, eating well and traveling for speaking and teaching engagements leaves me with even less time. But eating […]

Viome: Revolutionary Way To Improve Your Gut Health

      I see the effects of out-of-balance gut flora in my office every day. Research has linked too many bad bugs with numerous health problems including autism, obesity, diabetes, allergies, autoimmunity, depression, mood swings, cancer, heart disease, fibromyalgia, eczema, and asthma. That’s why I almost always start treating my patients’ chronic health problems […]

The Four Root Causes of Cravings

Do you ever wonder why you get cravings? Last year, I sat down with Alexandra Jamieson  to talk about food addiction, cravings, and much more. One of my favorite parts of our conversation was her explanation of the four root causes of cravings.   First, let me tell you a little bit about Alexandra. She […]

Why I Recommend the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy

Functional Medicine Coaching Academy’s comprehensive curriculum integrates the art of coaching with the principles of Functional Medicine, nutrition, the psychology of eating, mind-body medicine and positive psychology. Not only will you get to view top coaches in action, you will also have a chance to apply what you have learned into your own coaching during your […]

Simple Cooking 101: Chicken, Seafood and Meat

You don’t have to have lots of time on your hands to be healthy! This is one of the most common misconceptions I hear. I understand the challenges of trying to eat well with limited time, but I promise you – you don’t have to be rich or retired to eat well and take care […]

Simple Cooking 101: Vegetables

A few simple techniques can help you get vegetables on the table in just minutes without a recipe. First, though, get veggie savvy! Click here to view PDF version. Here are a few essential tips: For best taste and maximum nutrition, don’t overcook your vegetables. Many vegetables can be enjoyed raw or just lightly cooked. […]

Coconut Oil – Are You Coco-Nuts to Eat It?

Did you know that 50 percent of media headlines about medical studies are dead wrong? And that many of these headlines don’t accurately match the conclusions of the studies they cover? That’s from a review published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It makes me sad and furious at the same time that journalists don’t […]

How Diet Influences Your Genes

Is pre-disposition predestined? The answer is no. 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 […]

Lion’s Mane Latte

While visiting China, I discovered folks there knew more about food’s medicinal properties than I did – even after many years of research. Medicinal foods are a part of their everyday diet and mushrooms play a huge role within Chinese medicine. Reishi, lion’s mane, chaga and cordyceps contain powerful healing properties that boost your immune […]

Is Your Environment Harming Your Thyroid?

It’s not just genes; your environment could be harming your thyroid. I had the pleasure to sit down with thyroid expert Dr. Izabella Wentz and talk about all things thyroid last year, and one of my favorite moments of the interview was our discussion around environmental toxins and their impact on the thyroid health. After being […]