Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

How to Rid Your Body of Heavy Metals: A 3-Step Detoxification Plan

AFTER MY PREVIOUS BLOG ON MERCURY, I’m sure many of you are depressed and discouraged about mercury and its toxic effects. The bad news is today I am going to review more of mercury’s toxic effects and expand on what I learned at the medical conference on mercury I mentioned in my last article on […]

How to Give Yourself an Energizing Metabolic Tune-Up

ARE YOU TIRED and worn out? Do you have sore muscles, fatigue, and brain fog? If so, you might have metabolic burnout! Imagine if you could find a way to tune up your metabolism, increase your energy levels, think clearly, and feel less achy. Imagine if you could prevent diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia. Imagine […]

Resveratrol — Can You Really Eat Whatever and Live to 120?

THERE’S AN INTRIGUING FINDING of a recent study from Harvard researcher David Sinclair and his group: “Live to 120 years old by eating as much as you want and drinking lots of red wine!” The only catch is that you’d have to drink about 1,500 bottles of wine a day to get those results. Of […]

Essential Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT MOLECULE you need to stay healthy and prevent disease — yet you’ve probably never heard of it. It’s the secret to prevent aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more, and necessary to treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. There are more than 89,000 medical articles about it — but your […]

Why Antidepressants Don’t Work for Treating Depression

HERE’S SOME DEPRESSING RECENT medical news: Antidepressants don’t work. What’s even more depressing is that the pharmaceutical industry and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have deliberately deceived us into believing that they DO work. As a physician, this is frightening to me. Depression is among the most common problems seen in primary-care medicine and soon […]

Is There Toxic Waste In Your Body?

YOUR BODY MAY BE a toxic waste dump. Worried? You should be … We are exposed to 6 million pounds of mercury and the 2.5 billion pounds other toxic chemicals each year. Eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and very few have been tested […]

Why Cholesterol May Not Be the Cause Of Heart Disease

WE HAVE ALL BEEN LED TO to believe that cholesterol is bad and that lowering it is good. Because of extensive pharmaceutical marketing to both doctors and patients we think that using statin drugs is proven to work to lower the risk of heart attacks and death. But on what scientific evidence is this based, […]

Stress Tips: Calm Your Mind, Heal Your Body

WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH, there is one factor that is more important than almost any other.. If it is missing from your life, it causes or worsens 95 percent of all illness. It has been associated with dramatic reductions in disease and increased longevity. And it is more important than cholesterol, blood sugar, […]

Why Current Thinking About Autism Is Completely Wrong

UNTIL THE LATE 1960’S THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY BELIEVED that autism was caused by “bad mothering”. Today, most people — and most of the medical community — believes that Autism is a genetic brain disorder. I’m here to tell you that neither one of these statements is true. Think about it. Rates of autism have skyrocketed […]

Diabesity Epidemic Part III: Treating Causes Versus Symptoms

THERE IS ONE DRIVING FACTOR THAT contributes, above all else, to the epidemic of diabesity and other chronic illnesses we see today. By addressing this one problem you may reverse many of your health problems, even if you don’t do anything else. In today’s blog, the last in my three-part series on diabesity, I will […]

Diabesity Epidemic Part II: Why Conventional Medicine Makes It Worse

IF YOU ARE DIABETIC, overweight, or suffer from insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, or any of the other conditions conventional medicine associates with “elevated blood sugar,” I want to share a startling new discovery with you: Lowering your blood sugar may increase your risk of death. These are the findings from an extraordinary new study that […]

How to Get Rid of Acne, Pimples, and Other Skin Problems

IN A 1971 ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY American Family Physician we see a quote: “Patients are deluded into thinking that their health can somehow be mysteriously harmed by something in their diet.” That’s not all. The major textbook of dermatology for acne published in 1975 claimed that parents and doctors used the threat of depriving teens […]