Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

The 7 Ways to Fix a Slow Metabolism

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“No matter what I do, I can’t seem to lose weight,” writes this week’s house call, who is also an Eat Fat, Get Thin challenge participant. “I think I’m cursed with a slow metabolism.” I hear this often among patients, and the good news is that no, you’re not cursed and yes, you can fix […]

DIY Acai Bowl

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Summer is here! Well, almost. During warmer days, I love to substitute omelets and scrambles with refreshing smoothies and other cold breakfast meals. One of my favorite bowls to treat myself to is a delicious Acai Bowl. This recipe from Curry Girl’s Kitchen includes plenty of healthy fats from coconut and almonds, as well as […]

Spinach & Strawberry Salad

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This week we’re featuring a recipe from my friend, Chef Frank Giglio, of Three Lily Farm. This classic spring recipe pairs the sweetness of strawberries with fresh, crisp spinach. A bright sherry-bacon vinaigrette adds just the right pop of flavor that is balanced with the fatty addition of avocado. Click here to view a PDF […]

8 Tips to Ease Detox Discomfort

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“Dr. Hyman, every time I start a detox I feel awful and then give up,” writes this week’s house call. “All of these foods that supposedly make me feel better actually make me feel worse. What gives?” You might not want to hear this, but initially feeling bad is a good thing. When you eliminate […]

Kiwi-Lime Smoothie

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You would never guess the creaminess and protein in this smoothie made from tofu and cashew butter.  All you will taste is the zesty zing of lime and citrusy kiwi. The tofu is a great source of protein, and the hemp seeds and cashew butter gives us plenty of healthy fats! Hope you enjoy this […]

Fatty Liver is More Dangerous than You Might Realize. Here’s How to Heal It

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“My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat,” writes this week’s house call. “Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips to help with a fatty liver?” Indeed, your doctor is right to feel concern: Fatty liver is a dangerous yet misunderstood disease. In America, it affects 90 […]

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 […]