Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

15 Ideas to Survive the Holidays While Feeling and Looking Great!

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It’s holiday time!  This is when we are all tempted (even me) to indulge and eat too many things that taste good but make us feel bad.  Then, of course, we promise ourselves to go into food rehab right after the holidays.  But what if you could enjoy the holidays, have amazing food and not […]

Leg of Lamb Stuffed With Kale, Pine Nuts, Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes

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6 Simple Strategies to Eat Healthy When You Don’t Have Time

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“How do I make smart eating choices on a busy schedule?” patients frequently ask.  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 on a time budget does require a little planning, it’s easier […]

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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Satisfy that holiday sweet tooth with this healthy Pumpkin Spice Cookies recipe! Look for aluminum-free baking powder the next time you go shopping. Aluminum may pose potential risks to our health as a neurotoxin. While the dose makes the poison, some studies show a relationship with aluminum that is stored in the body and neuro-disorders […]

Why I am a Pegan – or Paleo-Vegan – and Why You Should Be Too!

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As a doctor, it is my job to figure out the best way to keep my patients healthy. We now know that food is medicine, perhaps the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease.  If food is more than just calories, if food is information that controls […]

Think Yourself Thin? How About Think Yourself Well!

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We all have heard of the mind-body effect that says suggestions, desires, beliefs, expectations and fears influence what people experience.  We all know that thoughts and feelings affect our health. And, we all know that stress is bad for us.  I used to think this was soft science. But a few recent discoveries of how […]

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Really that Bad for You?

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High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is an insidious chemical that has crept into our food supply over the past few decades. Today HFCS represents1 more than 40 percent of caloric sweeteners added to foods and beverages. HFCS can contain anywhere from 55 to 90 percent fructose and is derived from corn, a heavily subsidized (read: cheap) […]

The Real Food Revolution: A Manifesto for a New Food System!

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“Treat the whole problem of health in soil, plant, animal, and man as one great subject.” —Sir Albert Howard, The Soil and Health There is one place that nearly everything that matters today in the world converges. It is our fork, and what we decide to put on it every single day is of utmost […]

How to Tend to Your Inner Garden – Why Your Gut Flora May be Making You Sick

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Over the last 100 years, with the industrialization of our food supply, our diet has changed dramatically. This highly processed, high-sugar, high-fat, low-fiber diet has substantially altered our gut bacteria, contributing to the epidemic I call diabesity. The food we eat not only feeds our fat cells, but also determines what kind of inner garden […]

This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life

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The next time you visit your doctor for blood work, make sure that along with your lipid profile you request a C-reactive protein (CRP) test. CRP measures the degree of hidden inflammation in your body. Mounting evidence underscores the critical role that inflammation plays in the development and continuation of diabesity. One study in JAMA: […]

Dr. Oz asks Me to Help The Stallmans

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I first met the Stallman family in the greenroom at The Dr. Oz Show in New York City. The whole family was together, reflecting on the experience of finding out in front of the camera, Dr. Oz and millions of viewers, that they were sick – really sick. Hearing that your blood sugars show you […]

The Weight of the World: Global Approaches To Tackle Obesity

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There are now 2.1 billion people who are overweight in the world. China and India are number one and two in the world in sheer number of type 2 diabetics. In the Middle East, rates of type 2 diabetes are reaching 40 percent of the population. The World Economic Forum estimates we will spend $47 […]