Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

How to Work With Your Doctor to Get What You Need

In this week’s House Call, a reader asks, “How do I go about finding answers or the underlying root causes if conventional doctors won’t/can’t, but you can’t afford a Functional Medicine doctor?” This is not only a great question, but it’s an important one. For a variety of reasons, many of you are not able […]

Turkey Breakfast Patties with Avocado Lime Aioli

This week’s recipe comes from Functional Nutritionist, Brigid Titgemeier. These Turkey Breakfast Patties are a great way to rev up your metabolism and boost your energy levels first thing in the morning. Instead of sugary breakfast cereals and processed meats (like bacon and store-bought sausage), choose this anti-inflammatory breakfast to reduce your risk of cancer […]

Are You Still Consuming Dairy?

In this week’s House Call, a reader asks, “If one is lactose intolerant, but has no other intolerance to dairy, (e.g. casein and whey) is it OK to consume dairy products while having Hashimoto’s?” By now, most of my readers probably know how I feel about dairy — it’s nature’s perfect food — but only […]

Bone Broth Gazpacho with Cilantro Chimichurri

When you’re not enticed by hot soup during the heat of summer, try a chilled gazpacho recipe instead. This vibrant gazpacho recipe by Kettle & Fire is a refreshing way to serve up summer vegetables and rich bone broth! Best enjoyed chilled with a simple cilantro chimichurri. This recipe gives you spiciness for an exciting […]

How to Be an Urban Monk

If you want to avoid stress, you’ve been born in the wrong era. Chronic stress has become an epidemic in our society where faster is better, and we attempt to pack more obligations into our ever-expanding schedules. Luckily, there are experts out there who have come up with ways that we can achieve calm in […]

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 […]