Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Acorn Squash with Lemon Parsley Nut Butter Drizzle

September 22, 2016, officially marks the start of autumn! As our thoughts turn to cooler weather, fall sports and shorter days, it’s time to start cooking hearty, warm meals. This recipe from my friend Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple features one of my favorite starchy veggies. Acorn squash is not only delicious, but also filled with vitamins […]

How Reclaiming Meditation Transformed My Life

Full confession: Once upon a time, I meditated consistently. As a teenager, my sister had a boyfriend who was a meditation teacher, so she taught me how to meditate. I really got passionate about meditation as an adult, attending 10-day retreats where I meditated up to 12 – yes, 12 – hours a day. I studied […]

The Real Deal: A Green Smoothie

Smoothies are the new fast food! But they’ve gotta be made with intention. That means low-glycemic fruit, healthy fats and mostly greens. I’m teaming up with @globalsmoothieday to celebrate the new (healthy) fast food – the green smoothie! The #globalsmoothieday mission is to raise awareness of whole food blended nutrition in a way that’s easy […]

Do Probiotics Really Work?

“Dr. Hyman, can you tell me more about probiotics? Can supplementing with them really help reduce belly bloat and IBS symptoms? How do you know which ones are good and which ones are a waste of money?” Well – to be frank, our poop and all the bugs that live in there are the great […]

Shepherd’s Pie

This week we are featuring a very special and seriously delicious recipe from one of my favorite restaurants, Mission Heirloom in Berkeley, California. They are a new kind of health food shop and cafe dedicated to the simplest of things — a deliciously satisfying, nourishing meal everyone can love; made by people that pay attention […]

How to Eat 12 pounds of Food and Lose Weight

Imagine eating 12 pounds of food a day and staying thin and healthy. That is exactly what hunter-gatherer ate for millennia without any obesity or chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer or dementia.Today, I wouldn’t advise anyone to eat 12 pounds of food each day, because the food in our society lacks one major […]

Cauliflower “Rice”

This recipe is destined to become a family staple. You can adapt it to your taste preferences by changing up the seasonings and offering it with a variety of meals. I love to serve it with a delicious curry. Click here for PDF version. 

Share Your Story

My mission is to help you transform your health. That’s why I share all of the articles, science and education that I do, because I truly believe that everyone can become empowered to transform their health. If my work has made a difference in your life and has helped you transform your health, I’d love […]

Is Butter Really Back?

“Dr. Hyman, I have been so confused about saturated fat,” writes this week’s house call. “The government still says to limit saturated fat, yet I read in the news how maybe it’s not really connected to heart disease? Is butter really back?” I understand why there is so much confusion around butter and saturated fat. […]

5 Ways to Raise Healthy Eaters

“Dr. Hyman, I’m about to start your Eat Fat, Get Thin Plan, which is completely different from the way my family normally eats,” writes this week’s house call. “I want my kids to eat good food, too. Can they eat the foods on this program? And do you have any tips for helping me trick […]

Super Simple Chia Seed Pudding

I love chia seed pudding! Chia seeds are a super seed filled with fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. On top of being really good for you, they taste great, especially when combined with low-glycemic berries. This recipe comes from my friends at Curry Girls Kitchen. Enjoy for breakfast or a snack! Click here to view […]

My Favorite 5 Superfoods Belong in YOUR Diet

“Dr. Hyman, you often talk about superfoods and their benefits,” writes this week’s house call. “Can you share some of your favorites?” I realize “superfood” carries a certain hype, but some foods do earn that status. Food is medicine. And some foods are more powerful medicines than others! Food is the most powerful tool to […]