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7 Strategies to Start a Revolution and Make Cooking Fun!

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Super busy lives mean many of us shy away from cooking. Juggling to-do lists, demanding jobs, children’s busy schedules, and perhaps less-than-stellar skills in the kitchen, cooking seems to slide way down on our list of priorities. My lofty goal involves shifting people’s perception about working with food and creating a meal. We have raised a […]

10 Strategies to Reverse Autoimmune Disease

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Autoimmune diseases, when taken all together, become a HUGE health burden. Among these are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, Celiac disease, and thyroid disease. In fact, over 80 diseases have been classified as autoimmune and the list is growing. Autoimmune disease now affects over 24 million Americans and five percent of the population in […]

Why “Skinny Fat” Can Be Worse than Obesity

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We have a big fat problem. America is a fat nation, and we are failing to solve our big fat problem. Failing big-time. Almost 70 percent of Americans are overweight. The latest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows about 35 percent of Americans are obese. It comes as no surprise, […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Travel Tips

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Hazel P asks:  What tips do you have for traveling and being away from routine comforts while on the road? Dear Hazel, While on the Blood Sugar Solution or 10-Day Detox Diet programs, you learn the importance of meal planning, shopping, and prepping, and being prepared for last minute hiccups and unexpected events that might […]

7 Strategies for Optimal Sun Safety

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If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a vacation scheduled for this summer. Hanging out on a beach, swimming at a lake, or simply playing outside will likely be on your itinerary. Sun exposure is a hot topic (no pun intended!) these days. I see patients who take drastic extremes. Some bask for hours […]

5 Must Haves for Designing Your Healthy Lifestyle

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I tell people to change their diet and exercise, to take certain supplements and meds, and I know you won’t be shocked to hear this: they don’t always listen. Most people have the best intentions, but aren’t always the best at connecting with WHY they want to change, or understanding what’s standing in their way. […]

10 Dramatic Shifts that Occur When You Detox!

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If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, or even just plain feeling crummy as a result of the Standard American Diet (SAD), you’ll want to seriously consider detoxifying. Unfortunately, feeling lousy has become the “new normal” for many people. We dismiss things like carrying around extra weight, […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Summertime Success

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Dakota C asks: Do you have any tips for staying successful on Dr. Hyman’s programs during the summertime?  Please help me navigate the best ways to stay on track! Dear Dakota, No matter where you live, summer can be a bittersweet time of year. For most, summertime means a relaxed lifestyle filled with longer days, […]

10 Strategies to Eat Healthy While You Travel

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The other day I was chatting with my friend Ann Louise Gittleman. She is a rock star in the nutrition world, and if you don’t know Ann Louise, please take some time to visit her page. We both agreed that one frequently asked question our patients ask involves how they can eat healthy while on the […]

Why the Revolution Starts in Your Kitchen

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The cure for what ails you isn’t just found with your doctor. You can also find it in your kitchen. Here, we can gather to rebuild our communities and connection, strengthen bonds with family and friends, teach life-giving skills to our children, and enrich and nourish our bodies and our souls. Today our kitchens (and […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Crucifers and Thyroid

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Emilia A asks: Should I avoid foods like broccoli and kale if I have a thyroid issue? Dear Emilia: One of the top most misdiagnosed conditions people come to me for help with is their thyroid function, or lack thereof.  Unfortunately, many patients miss receiving proper diagnosis and care for their thyroid because the appropriate […]

6-Steps to Heal Your Thyroid.

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As I explained in last week’s blog, the thyroid system plays a critical role in your metabolism. Along with insulin and cortisol, your thyroid hormone is one of the big three hormones that control your metabolism and weight. The key is the right testing to confirm that a sluggish thyroid is contributing to a stalled […]