Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

6-Steps to Heal Your Thyroid.

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As I explained in last week’s blog, the thyroid system plays a critical role in your metabolism. Along with insulin and cortisol, your thyroid hormone is one of the big three hormones that control your metabolism and weight. The key is the right testing to confirm that a sluggish thyroid is contributing to a stalled […]

Fat, Tired and Inflamed – Could it be your Thyroid?

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Balancing all of your hormones, including sex hormones, adrenal or stress hormones, and thyroid hormones, becomes crucial if you want to heal. They are all interconnected; they interact with one another like a musical symphony. When any instrument in the symphony plays out of tune, problems arise. In this blog, I want to focus on […]

Healing Meals – Avocado Egg Salad

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Sometimes you just want to take your favorite American standards and kick them up a notch.  When the urge strikes to put a new twist on an old classic – in this case, egg salad – you get a creamier mouthful with every bite with a hint of spice that awakens your palate and keeps […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Olive Oil

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Willow H asks: “ Dr. Hyman recommends that we cook with olive oil, but I have been hearing that we should not do that.  What’s the story?  What should we cook with and why?” Dear Willow, For generations, household and professional cooks have used olive oil and even extra-virgin olive oil.  Culinary history coupled with […]

How to Make Dinner Conversation Deeper and More Meaningful

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  I recently read how an Apple Watch has become the latest gadget to distract us from the immediacy of being present with someone. With the constant barrage of laptops, iPads, smart phones, and now “smart watches,” being aware and enjoying someone’s physical company oftentimes falls on the back burner. It’s not just that we […]

One Spirit Medicine

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My friend and colleague, Alberto Villoldo PhD, is a medical anthropologist who has spent the last 25 years studying and working with the medicine men of the Amazon and Andes. These sages were the first doctors in history, and they repaired the body, the mind, and the spirit to create health. They did not treat […]

Eat Healthy on a Budget with these Strategies

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Knowing full well we are short on time and often money, fast food manufacturers and grocers lure us into convenient, heavily processed meals that take a toll on our waistline, our overall health, and believe it or not, our budget. With our busy lives, these temptations seem so much easier and affordable than cooking. Between […]

Healing Meals – Steamed Salmon with Lemon Caper Cream Sauce

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Steaming salmon creates a moist, succulent fish that easily flakes with the touch of a fork.  This simple sauce dresses the fish, celebrating the fresh flavors of spring and providing a delicious and quickly prepared weeknight option.  We suggest serving with roasted asparagus or with Dr. Hyman’s favorite asparagus side dish.

Want to Burn Fat? Then Eat More (Not Less) Food

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While my books and lectures often focus on weight loss, I never tell my patients to lose weight. I simply help them restore health, and the magic of biology does the rest. Your goal might be to lose weight; my goal is to get you healthy. Either way, we both win. The key becomes focusing […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Nighttime Snacking

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Isla H asks:  I have been on The 10-Day Detox Diet for a few months now and I’m curious if and when I can have nighttime snacks.  If so, what? Many people enjoy a good snack now and then. If the urge to nosh strikes at night, there are a few guidelines I want to […]

Healing Meals – Jicama Hash

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High protein breakfasts have been shown to normalize blood glucose levels, prevent cravings and overeating throughout the day.  When you want something warm, flavorful and hearty, whip this up!

Skip the Pharmacy and Hit Your Farmacy for Abundant Health

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The most powerful tool you have to change your brain and your health is your fork. Food is not just calories or energy. Food contains information that talks to your genes, turning them on or off and affecting their function moment to moment. Food is the fastest acting and most powerful medicine you can take […]