Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Really that Bad for You?

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High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is an insidious chemical that has crept into our food supply over the past few decades. Today HFCS represents1 more than 40 percent of caloric sweeteners added to foods and beverages. HFCS can contain anywhere from 55 to 90 percent fructose and is derived from corn, a heavily subsidized (read: cheap) […]

The Real Food Revolution: A Manifesto for a New Food System!

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“Treat the whole problem of health in soil, plant, animal, and man as one great subject.” —Sir Albert Howard, The Soil and Health There is one place that nearly everything that matters today in the world converges. It is our fork, and what we decide to put on it every single day is of utmost […]

How to Tend to Your Inner Garden – Why Your Gut Flora May be Making You Sick

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Over the last 100 years, with the industrialization of our food supply, our diet has changed dramatically. This highly processed, high-sugar, high-fat, low-fiber diet has substantially altered our gut bacteria, contributing to the epidemic I call diabesity. The food we eat not only feeds our fat cells, but also determines what kind of inner garden […]

This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life

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The next time you visit your doctor for blood work, make sure that along with your lipid profile you request a C-reactive protein (CRP) test. CRP measures the degree of hidden inflammation in your body. Mounting evidence underscores the critical role that inflammation plays in the development and continuation of diabesity. One study in JAMA: […]

Dr. Oz asks Me to Help The Stallmans

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I first met the Stallman family in the greenroom at The Dr. Oz Show in New York City. The whole family was together, reflecting on the experience of finding out in front of the camera, Dr. Oz and millions of viewers, that they were sick – really sick. Hearing that your blood sugars show you […]

The Weight of the World: Global Approaches To Tackle Obesity

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There are now 2.1 billion people who are overweight in the world. China and India are number one and two in the world in sheer number of type 2 diabetics. In the Middle East, rates of type 2 diabetes are reaching 40 percent of the population. The World Economic Forum estimates we will spend $47 […]

Watch the Stallmans

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Watch the Stallman’s begin their journey of ditching the chemicals that are causing their inflammation, fatigue and weight gain with Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

Why I Created The 10-Day Detox Diet Frozen Meals

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I want to reinvigorate the art of cooking in America, because, ultimately, cooking is a revolutionary act. Cooking simple, real, whole food is the best shortcut to good health. My mission is to help people rediscover the joy of eating real food—food that delivers the nutrition our bodies need. My personal and professional journey has […]

Why Did Saturated Fat Get a Bad Rep?

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Even today, as new studies emerge showing saturated fat does not cause heart disease, you’ll occasionally find a misguided journalist incorrectly lump it with trans fat or use “artery clogging” to describe saturated fat. The tiding is slowly changing. One recent meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded “current evidence does not clearly support […]

Why do we want to change?

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Every one has different reasons they want to get healthy. Hear from some of the Stallman family children, on their reasons. Michael Jr: Savannah: Mia:

Killing Your Sex Drive One Bite at a Time: 5 Surprising Ways Sugar Lowers Libido

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Our hormones don’t operate in a vacuum. They are interconnected, performing like a big musical symphony. When one becomes out of balance, others are sure to follow. Sex hormones, healthy blood sugar, and insulin balance are more intimately linked than you might think. Spikes in insulin, and the insulin resistance that results from eating too […]

The One Test Your Doctor Isn’t Doing That Could Save Your Life

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Insulin resistance doesn’t happen overnight. When most of your diet includes empty calories and an abundance of quickly absorbed sugars, liquid calories, and carbohydrates like bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes, your cells slowly become resistant to the effects of insulin. Your body increasingly demands more insulin to do the same job of keeping your blood […]