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10 Strategies to Eliminate IBS and Create Good Gut Health

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About 60 million people — that’s 20 percent of Americans — have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). These people struggle with miserable, often disabling symptoms like bloating, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and pain. Numerous culprits contribute to IBS. Your gut lining can break down from stress; too many antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or Advil; steroids; intestinal […]

Summer Squash and Chive Soup

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This simple soup is simply delicious. Filled with healing stock and healthy fats, it makes a perfect evening meal or a midday snack. We know you’ll love this one!  Click here for printable PDF.

Slow Carbs, Not Low Carbs: The Truth about Low-Carb Diets

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The low-carb frenzy hit its zenith in the early 2000’s and has since ebbed and flowed in popularity. I’ve seen patients get impressive results doing very low-carb diets, but eventually many become burned out and regain the weight as the novelty of eating bacon and other formerly forbidden foods becomes monotonous. Traditional thinking suggests carbohydrates […]

Roasted Garlic and Tahini Spread

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Sometimes you just need a good snack in between meals or a small plate to serve to guests. When people think of snacks, they usually think of chips, popcorn, cookies and other processed foods. Snacking doesn’t have to be unhealthy; in fact, it shouldn’t be. This roasted garlic and tahini spread is the perfect snack […]

How Do I Naturally Balance Female Sex Hormones?

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“My hormones feel so out of balance” a female patient will tell me. “I’m tired of feeling crappy and terrible all the time. Do I need to do hormone replacement to feel better, or is there a natural way to get my hormones in balance?” Hormone imbalances are epidemic these days. When talking about hormones, […]

5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer

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Today’s house call focuses on a topic very personal to me. “Mark, what would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?” a friend recently asked. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve sadly seen a lot of cancer in my life, both with my own family and with patients. The […]

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. […]