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The 3 Steps to a Successful Sugar Detox

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If you are overweight, there’s a very good chance that you are a food addict. Let me stop right there and tell you that I’m not blaming you. You are not gluttonous, nor weak-willed, nor any other self-recriminating belief you may have about yourself and your relationship to food. Your hormones, taste buds, and brain […]

Healthy Grocery Shopping in 20 Minutes or Less

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Time is a commodity these days as our obligations increase. Unfortunately, our health often becomes shortchanged as we pack in more responsibilities and a drive-thru or ordering-in seems like the fastest and best food choices, contributing to our ever-expanding diabesity epidemic. These days, I understand more than ever what it’s like to have very little […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Grain-Free Sandwiches

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Jane G says:  “Help! I love sandwiches. Why shouldn’t we eat bread and what should we do instead?” Dear Jane, Just because you have omitted all grains, gluten, and flour from your diet doesn’t mean you are subscribing to an ascetic culinary life.  Going gluten-free means expanding your food landscape to include an entirely new […]

7 Reasons You Need to Detox!

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Millions of us, over half the population, suffer from FLC Syndrome. That’s when you Feel Like Crap. Sometimes it’s annoying little symptoms such as achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, allergies or gas, or more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, migraines, asthma, acne, irritable bowel, reflux, arthritis or worse. A detox could […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Busy Morning!

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Susan R. asks – How do I eat well when I have busy mornings? Any breakfast ideas that are fast, healthy and still pack flavor?  Help! Dear Susan, Breakfast is one of the most important and valuable tools you have in your arsenal for healthy living.  I know mornings can be hectic and we all […]

Helpful or the Latest Fad? The Truth About Detoxification

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Detoxification programs have become a huge business, yet I also regularly hear practitioners claim such programs are nonsense or that our bodies already have the mechanisms to detoxify. When you hear the word “detox,” you might think drug detox or alcohol detox or wheatgrass enemas. That’s not what I am talking about. I am referring […]

7 Simple Swaps for Health Without Big Diet Changes

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Your kitchen might be under the cruel reign of the food industry. When you remove the sugary, processed foods that hold your weight and health hostage and replace them with real, whole foods, you have a chance to stage a revolution and reclaim your kitchen. Getting the obstacles to weight loss and health out of your […]

Why Overeating Doesn’t Make You Fat (and What Does)

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The human body is designed to gain weight and keep it on at all costs. Our survival depends on it. Until we acknowledge that scientific fact, we will never succeed in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Doctors and consumers alike believe that overeating and gluttony are the causes of our obesity epidemic. Science tells […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Finding Quick and Easy Afternoon Snacks

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Katie A asks: “What should I eat in the afternoon to keep me from eating anything and everything in site when I get home from work?” Dear Katie – You know the scenario. It’s 3 p.m., healthy snacks are nowhere in sight, and the foods you have sworn off suddenly look like the most amazingly […]

Why Focusing on Calories Misses the Bigger Picture for Your Weight and Health

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How much you eat matters, but the quality of the food we put into our bodies matters more because it drives our gene function, metabolism, and health. Rather than subscribing to the antiquated calories in/calories out model for weight loss and good health, focus on powerful, gene-altering, whole, real, fresh food that you cook yourself […]

5 Strategies to Optimize Your Sex Drive

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Sex drive is a hot topic these days, and I can’t help but notice blogs surface around Valentine’s Day showing how certain foods, nutrients, and lifestyle factors can boost libido and keep you stimulated in bed. Many of these articles neglect the underlying hormones that control sex drive. While losing your sex drive or struggling […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – What can I do to stay asleep and sleep more deeply?

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Laura B. asks:  “If one awakes in between 1 and 4 am every night for years, what can they do differently to stay asleep and sleep more deeply?” Dear Laura, If doctors and dietitians had a penny for every time they heard this complaint, they could comfortably retire on some exotic tropical island. You know […]