Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

Feeding Our Kids and Thyroid Health

Feeding Our Kids and Thyroid Health Our first question for this week’s House Call comes from Robyn. She wants to know what treats and snacks she can feed her young children, and she also asks if there are any special considerations that need to be taken into account when following the Pegan diet while pregnant […]

Shirataki Noodles with Kale and Chickpeas

You can enjoy “pasta” in this tasty, light and nutrient-rich comfort meal. This is a great recipe from my Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook. These plant-based noodles explode with fiber from the konjac root, and the shiitake mushrooms boast immune-boosting properties that keep you healthy and feeling great. Click here to view PDF version. 

Snacks for Athletes, Reducing Reflux and Gluten Sensitivity

Snacks for Endurance Athletes “What do you recommend for food and fuel for endurance athletes?” asks Dennis in this week’s house call. This is a common question that I get from readers and patients, and it is primarily because we’ve been lied to for so long. We have been told to carb load on things […]

Is Your Meat Eating Candy?!

My friend Michael Pollan says, “You are what you eat eats.” A few weeks ago, I read an article about how farmers are feeding their livestock candy. Yes, you heard that right. Skittles, Gummy Bears and other junk foods are sold to farmers to provide cheap carbs for livestock. I don’t know about you, but […]

Creamy Garlic Dressing

This delicious, protein-rich dressing is from my Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook. It can be used on salads or as a dip for meat, chicken or vegetables. Garlic is a fabulous immune-boosting, antimicrobial, blood-pressure-lowering, cholesterol-optimizing food. Click here to view PDF version. 

Food As Medicine, The Blood Type Diet and The Ketogenic Diet

I am so excited to share my new and improved House Call series with you. Instead of focusing on one submitted question per week, we’ll cover two to three questions submitted via video, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Have you heard of the concept of food as medicine? Have you ever wondered about the Blood Type […]

Rainbow Carrot and Brussels Sprout Salad with Pecans

My friend, Amie Valpone, is a chef and the best-selling author of the cookbook Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation and Reset Your Body. Your body will thank you for making one of her delicious recipes. One of my personal favorites is this rainbow carrot and Brussels sprout salad. This delicious salad […]

Are You Drinking Clean Water?

I recently shared with you a system that I had discovered — a new, inexpensive way to get clean water fast. AquaTru is the first countertop reverse osmosis water purifier of its kind.  It works right out of the box without any installation or plumbing required, and is actually far more efficient than traditional under-the-sink […]

Here’s the Downside of Antibiotics Your Doctor Might Not Tell You

“My doctor wants me to take another antibiotic for this cold that won’t quit, but I’ve read antibiotics damage the gut and even can make me fat,” a patient recently asked me. “I’ve read mixed reviews, and I know you’ve given them the thumbs down in the past, but really, how bad are antibiotics?” Firstly, […]

No-Fruit Smoothie

I’m excited to share with you a delicious, smoothie recipe that almost seems too good to be true. Why is it too good to be true? It has zero fruit in it and still tastes fantastic. This tasty recipe is by my friend, Sarah Greenfield, who is also a nutrition consultant for my wellness team. […]

Become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach!

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 […]

Here’s Why A Gluten-Free Diet Can Become Incredibly Unhealthy

“Dr. Hyman, I’ve recently gone gluten-free, and I’ve seen tons of replacements for traditionally gluten-laden foods,” a writer recently emailed me. “I’m a little suspicious, but are any of these choices healthy?” We are all aware that “gluten-free” has become a major buzz term. Restaurants proudly offer options like gluten-free bread, and even mainstream supermarkets have […]