Author Archive | Mark Hyman, MD

UltraWellness Lesson 7: The Mind/Body & Body/Mind Effect

IN LESSON 6, we reviewed how important energy is for life and for UltraWellness. You learned why we lose it and how to make it! But what is more important than almost any other factor in heath? What is the cause or worsens ninety-five percent of all illnesses? What has been associated with dramatic reductions in […]

UltraWellness Lesson 4: Gut & Digestive Health

IS SOMETHING WRONG with your inner tube? The inner tube of life that is your digestive system? It is likely that you suffer from (or have suffered from) some type of digestive disorder–irritable bowel, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, reflux, gas, and things too gross to mention in print. And you are not alone. Over 100 […]

UltraWellness Lesson 2: Inflammation & Immune Balance

A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST can save your life. It is called C-reactive protein and it measures the degree of hidden inflammation in your body. This is important because almost every modern disease is caused by or affected by hidden inflammation, including heart disease, cancer, obesity, and dementia as well as arthritis, autoimmune disease, allergies, and […]

UltraWellness Lesson 3: Hormones & Neurotransmitters

HOW DO YOU FEEL today? Seriously, how do you really feel on various scores like this: Does your mood and energy level swing up and down? Do you crave sugar or salt? Are you overweight and putting on more and more belly fat? If you are a woman do you have premenstrual syndrome, painful or […]

UltraWellness Lesson 5: Detoxification

IN THE LAST LESSON you learned why the digestive system is so important to creating UltraWellness. The next step is learning how to optimize your detoxification system. The role of toxins and detoxification in health has been largely ignored by medicine. But thankfully scientists and practitioners are starting to recognize its importance in health. But how […]

UltraWellness Lesson 6: Energy, Mitochondria, and Oxidative Stress

IN THE LAST LESSON we reviewed the importance of optimal detoxification for UltraWellness. Next we will review how you can turn up your metabolic engine and boost your energy. Are you tired and worn out? Do you feel burned out and have sore muscles, fatigue and brain fog? You might have metabolic burnout! Imagine if […]

7 KEYS TO ULTRAWELLNESS

MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW how poorly they feel until they feel better. In fact, most of us don’t recognize that fatigue, digestive problems, aches and pains, allergies, headaches, and more aren’t just annoying symptoms. They are early clues to impending diseases that can disable and kill us. Most heart disease starts in the womb. You […]

Autoimmune Disease: Stop Your Body’s Self-Attack

THE INCIDENCE OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE has tripled in the last few decades. 24 million Americans are now affected. In fact, it affects more women than heart disease and breast cancer combined. But autoimmune disease isn’t just one condition. You’re probably familiar with the most common autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel […]

Nature’s Ibuprofen: Pain Relief from Within!

By Maggie Ward THE MAJORITY OF TODAY’S chronic health conditions and the aches and pains that so many of us suffer from have one common cause, INFLAMMATION! Fortunately, Nature has provided us with some of the best ways to reduce chronic inflammation so we can feel better and live more productive lives. The inflammatory cascade […]

Thyroid Disease: Are You Sick, Tired, Overweight?

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 30 MILLION women and 15 million men who have a chronic medical problem that is both under-diagnosed and under-treated? Are you suffering from vague symptoms that you think are normal parts of life, such as fatigue, feeling sluggish in the morning, and having trouble with your memory, concentration, or focus? […]

Are Your Food Allergies Making You Fat?

YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM may be making you fat. It’s hard to believe—but very true. I want to explain the bugs in your digestive tract, why they upset your gut’s immune system, and how they just might be behind those extra pounds. I have observed this phenomenon in hundreds of patients. Recently, remarkable new research has […]

My Commitment to Haiti

THE HORRORS IN HAITI in January 2010 hit me deeply, and the call for doctors, surgeons and medical supplies to treat the hundreds of thousands of wounded pushed me into action. There are few times in our lives when we can contribute to something larger than ourselves; the week of the earthquake felt like one […]