Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

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 […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Spring Cleaning!

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Gillian C. asks: Spring makes me want to cleanse and lighten up. What are your top tips? Dear Gillian – In Five Element Acupuncture, wisdom points to nature as the source of understanding the rhythmic ebb and flow of life.  Spring is a time of rebirth, inspiration, and hope in this philosophy.  It is also […]

Diabetes Runs in My Family. Does that Mean I’ll Get it?

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“My mom has Type 2 diabetes, and it also runs in my dad’s side of the family,” a patient will occasionally tell me. “Does that mean I’m doomed?” This is a relevant concern, especially considering over a 25-year period (1983 to 2008), the number of people in the world with diabetes increased nearly sevenfold, from […]

Healing Meals – Blackened Salmon

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If you are looking for a quickie but goodie, this salmon is sure to please!  Make your spice mixture ahead of time and you can have dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes.  Serve with a little homemade or store-bought guacamole to add extra flavor, texture and healthy fats.

Are You A Food Addict?

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The science of food addiction is clearer now than ever before. A powerful study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proves that higher-sugar, higher-glycemic foods are addictive in the same way as cocaine and heroin. In this groundbreaking study, Dr. David Ludwig and his colleagues at Harvard proved that foods with more sugar—those […]

Dr. Hyman Reveals His 2-Week Gut-Check Plan

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Dr. Hyman explains how you have to remove, replace and repair the foods in your diet to help heal chronic stomach issues. Part 2: Cathy Describes Her Constant Stomach Pain. Cathy shares how her schedule revolves around her constant stomach pain and explains why she needs help. See Cathy’s Blog on Dr. Oz Part 3: […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Carbohydrates

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Ellie O. asks: “Are there any exceptions when carbohydrates would be acceptable on The 10-Day Detox Diet?” Dear Ellie: You may not know this, but the body could survive without carbohydrates. Our bodies require essential amino acids to build proteins and essentially fatty acids to function properly – yet there is no such thing as […]

Powerful Strategies to Eliminate IBS & Other Gut Issues

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Last week I described a condition with symptoms so severe that you can’t leave the house, yet many doctors call it a “functional” or “psychosomatic” disease, suggesting it’s all in your head. Unfortunately, it’s a very real problem for the almost 50 million people — that’s 20 percent of Americans — who have irritable bowel […]

1 Minute to Change the Future of Medicine

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In one minute you can change the future of health care, and have an enormous impact on reducing our chronic lifestyle driven disease burden that accounts for 84 percent of our $3.8 trillion annual health care bill. Click the link below now and sign the petition for the ENRICH ACT (Expanding Nutrition’s Role in Curricula […]