Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Food, Fat, and Infertility

One of my favorite moments from last year’s Fat Summit 2 was interviewing Dr. Stephanie Daniel about food, fat, sugar, and infertility. Dr. Daniel is a practicing physician and founder of Functional Medicine SF, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Daniel’s particular areas of interest and expertise are in women’s health and fertility and […]

Carrots, Hot Peppers and Shallot Stir-Fry

This quick and simple recipe is the perfect side dish to spice up any meal.  The ginger and garlic are anti-inflammatory and will fill the room with the comforting smell of home cooking. Click here to download PDF version.  Notes: If Chinese Five Spice is not available, you can simply leave it out. However, if […]

Are You Suffering From Adrenal Dysfunction?

Steve tweets, “what is your recommended protocol for treating adrenal fatigue?” This is a question that I get almost daily. First, let’s talk about why your adrenals are important. Your adrenals are important because they help you respond to stress. If you have chronic stress, your adrenals get beat up, , and your energy plummets […]

Dessert Ideas for Social Gatherings

We are wrapping up this month’s series of what to eat in social gatherings with everyone’s favorite – dessert! In case you missed the previous week’s here are some delicious snacks and appetizers, refreshing mock-tails and my favorite entrees for hosting any social gathering. While you all know my opinion on sugar, I do believe […]

My Thoughts on GMO Foods

The promise of GMOs is alluring for many. We were all told that genetically modifying crops would make them immune to weed killers and pests, leading to an abundance of foods that would solve our world hunger problems. We were also told that these crops would require fewer pesticides and herbicides, but is this true? […]

Social Gatherings – Mains

Summer is almost here and so are the food-filled gatherings and celebrations. It can be tempting in social settings to throw your healthy habits out the window and dive into the cheeseburgers, heavy pasta salads and sugary treats.  But luckily it doesn’t have to be this way. Today, I am sharing some of my favorite […]

Free Memorial Day Recipe Guide + ButcherBox Offer

Now, we all know that burgers are the culinary star at any summer barbecue. One of the first things I make sure to stock up on before I throw an amazing backyard party is quality meat.   ButcherBox understands that clean meats can be hard to get — and more expensive than conventional alternatives. They […]

Can We Use Fat for Fuel?

Humans suffer from more chronic and debilitating diseases today than ever before; more than half of all Americans struggle with chronic illness, and 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. are obesity-related. These discouraging statistics are largely the result of an inappropriate diet. Most of us eat far too much sugar and grains, and far […]

Healing Eczema and How to Handle Excess Gas

My 7 Steps for Tackling Eczema Our first question comes from a reader who tweets, “Can you tell me the causes of eczema?” What is the cause of this painful and often embarrassing condition? Simply put, eczema is a sign that your body is inflamed. The solution is figuring out what’s going wrong inside your […]

Social Gatherings: Appetizers and Snacks

This week, we are continuing our month of sharing healthy recipes and tips to make social events easy to enjoy. Last week we shared some delicious Mock-tail Recipes; and this week, we are focusing on snacks and appetizers. Sometimes you just need a good snack in between meals or a small plate to serve to […]

Getting to the Root Cause of MS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A Different Approach to Multiple Sclerosis “I was diagnosed with MS about 15 years ago,” our reader writes. “I haven’t taken any of the medication that my doctors wanted me to take. For the last year or 2, I have weakness in my left leg. I’ve eliminated dairy, grains, gluten; and I’m not sure what […]

Social Gatherings – Drinks

One of the biggest stresses from my patients when they start a new protocol is what to do in social gatherings. With summer ahead, we know you don’t want to miss out on all the fun even if you are on a detox. Throughout this month, we are going to be sharing healthy recipes and […]