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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 […]

Fat, Tired and Inflamed – Could it be your Thyroid?

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Balancing all of your hormones, including sex hormones, adrenal or stress hormones, and thyroid hormones, becomes crucial if you want to heal. They are all interconnected; they interact with one another like a musical symphony. When any instrument in the symphony plays out of tune, problems arise. In this blog, I want to focus on […]

Healing Meals – Avocado Egg Salad

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Sometimes you just want to take your favorite American standards and kick them up a notch.  When the urge strikes to put a new twist on an old classic – in this case, egg salad – you get a creamier mouthful with every bite with a hint of spice that awakens your palate and keeps […]

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Olive Oil

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Willow H asks: “ Dr. Hyman recommends that we cook with olive oil, but I have been hearing that we should not do that.  What’s the story?  What should we cook with and why?” Dear Willow, For generations, household and professional cooks have used olive oil and even extra-virgin olive oil.  Culinary history coupled with […]

How to Make Dinner Conversation Deeper and More Meaningful

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  I recently read how an Apple Watch has become the latest gadget to distract us from the immediacy of being present with someone. With the constant barrage of laptops, iPads, smart phones, and now “smart watches,” being aware and enjoying someone’s physical company oftentimes falls on the back burner. It’s not just that we […]

One Spirit Medicine

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My friend and colleague, Alberto Villoldo PhD, is a medical anthropologist who has spent the last 25 years studying and working with the medicine men of the Amazon and Andes. These sages were the first doctors in history, and they repaired the body, the mind, and the spirit to create health. They did not treat […]

Eat Healthy on a Budget with these Strategies

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Knowing full well we are short on time and often money, fast food manufacturers and grocers lure us into convenient, heavily processed meals that take a toll on our waistline, our overall health, and believe it or not, our budget. With our busy lives, these temptations seem so much easier and affordable than cooking. Between […]